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Qatar Leader Plans to Attend GCC Summit Amid Boycott

Doha (MEE) – Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will attend a crucial summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) this coming week, Doha’s foreign minister said on Sunday. Speaking at a forum, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said Qatar’s leader has accepted the invitation to attend, amid the region’s worst political crisis in years. “I will […]

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Iran, Turkey, and Qatar Sign Major Transportation Deal to Boost Trade

Tehran (GPA) – Iran, Turkey, and Qatar signed the final agreement on Sunday hoping to increase trade between the three nations. This new transportation package was announced yesterday from a meeting in Tehran between the Economic Ministers for Iran (Mohammad Shariatmadari), Turkey (Nihat Zeybekci), and Qatar (Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani). This announcement was preceded by several […]

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UAE: Saudi Arabia Was Going to Launch Military Attack on Qatar

Doha (MEMO) – Saudi Arabia was preparing for a military attack on its neighbor Qatar, leaked emails dated May 2017 appear to show. The emails between UAE Ambassador in Washington, Yousef Al-Otaiba, and US diplomat Elliott Abrams in May 2017 claim that Saudi came close to “conquering” Qatar and this would “solve everyone’s problems”, according to the Emirati official. Al-Otaiba […]

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The Danger of Relations Between Israel and Sunni Arab States

Tel Aviv (MEMO) – While the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has gloated in the past about the great development in the relations between Israel and what he calls the Sunni Arab states during his rule, he made sure during his speech last week during the Jewish New Year to highlight how far these countries have gone in […]

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Media Silent as Saudis Continue War Crimes in Yemen Hitting Homes, Farms

Sana’a (GPA) – With international silence and virtually nonexistent media coverage, Saudi Arabia continues carrying out their war crimes in Yemen. The Saudi-led coalition still carries out dozens of air strikes against Yemen on a daily basis; targeting homes, farms, cars, and more. Saudi War Crimes in Yemen In the past 24 hours, Saudi war planes have struck one […]

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Bahrain State TV Accuses Qatar of Trying to Oust Government

Manama (MEE) – State TV alleges Doha worked alongside opposition Shia party to stir years of unrest. Bahrain’s state television on Wednesday accused Qatar of attempting to overthrow the government in Manama, upping the stakes in a diplomatic crisis that has seen Doha isolated in the Gulf. Along with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt, Bahrain cut ties with Qatar […]

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Saudi State TV Justifies Shooting Down of Qatari Airliners

Doha (MEE) – Al-Arabiya video shows missile attack on Qatar Airways jet, claiming ‘international law’ allows destruction of flights violating airspace. A Saudi state TV channel has produced a video showing the potential consequences of a Qatari passenger jet entering Riyadh’s airspace – being shot out of the sky. In a short animation published on Al-Arabiya TV a […]

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Will Sudan Side With Russia And Iran if Sanctions Are Not Lifted?

Khartoum (MEMO) – The expectation that the United States will completely lift economic sanctions against Sudan is by no means certain. Just days before the 12 July deadline, Sudanese diplomats around the world are getting ready to either welcome the lifting of sanctions and see Sudan amerced into the international community; or defend a dramatic new foreign policy direction which could see a return to an anti-US stance should sanctions be re-imposed. The uncertainty over the decision is being fuelled by the unpredictable mercurial nature of US President Donald Trump’s administration which has broken the normal […]

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Russia’s Putin Stresses Need for Dialogue in Qatar-Gulf Row

Moscow (MEMO) – Russian President Vladimir Putin had telephone discussions with the leaders of Qatar and Bahrain, stressing the need for diplomacy to end the dispute between Qatar and several other Arab states, the Kremlin said on Saturday. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed ties with Qatar last month, accusing it of supporting terrorism […]