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Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa (L), Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (2nd-L), UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (2nd-R), and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) meet in Cairo on July 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
16 Aug 2017 08:15

Saudi-led siege can’t bring Qatar to its knees: Senior official

Islam Times - An adviser to Qatar’s foreign minister says the Saudi-led quartet of boycotters have failed to bring his country to its knees, adding that Riyadh’s anti-Doha “smear campaign’ is only reminiscent of the kingdom’s own ideological support for the Daesh Takfiri terror group.

 
Saudi Arabia can shoot down trespassing Qatari planes: State TV
15 Aug 2017 07:20

Saudi Arabia can shoot down trespassing Qatari planes: State TV

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia’s state television says the kingdom could shoot down the Qatari airliners potentially violating its airspace.

 
Why Saudis So Angry with Qatar’s Al Jazeera?
9 Aug 2017 05:08

Why Saudis So Angry with Qatar’s Al Jazeera?

Islam Times - Ruling a country with huge gas and oil reserves, the Qatari leaders have been trying to pursue a media diplomacy using the profits they reap from the energy sales, an arrangement using the rich economy to serve a campaign to boost Doha’s soft power both in the region and in the world.

 
Bahrain’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa
8 Aug 2017 03:44

Bahrain Accuses Qatar of Espionage, Harboring Terrorism, Coup in UAE, Attempted Assassination of Saudi King

Islam Times - Bahrain accuses Qatar of interfering in the domestic affairs and spying on security and military forces of the tiny Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member-states.

 
How Turkey Looks at Qatar-Arab Crisis from Strategic Viewpoint?
8 Aug 2017 03:42

How Turkey Looks at Qatar-Arab Crisis from Strategic Viewpoint?

Islam Times - Qatar is Turkey's key ally in the Persian Gulf region as the two countries enjoy close political, military, and economic relationship.

 
File photo of a Turkish military parade
7 Aug 2017 11:37

Turkey, Qatar wrap up joint military drill

Islam Times - The Turkish and Qatari militaries have wrapped up a joint exercise, flaunting the two sides’ alliance in the face of a Saudi-led onslaught targeting Doha.

 
An employee of the Qatar-based news network and TV channel Al Jazeera is seen at the channel
7 Aug 2017 06:54

Israel to close Al Jazeera offices after similar move by Saudi-led bloc

Islam Times - Israel plans to shut down Qatar's pan-Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera’s office in Jerusalem al-Quds and revoke the media credentials of its journalists following a similar move by Saudi Arabia and its allies.

 
Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci makes an inauguration speech during the Turkey-Qatar B2B Meeting in Izmir, Aug. 3, 2017.
5 Aug 2017 11:40

Iran, Turkey, Qatar mull land route amid Saudi crisis

Islam Times - Turkey seeks to establish a land route via Iran for trade with Qatar which has relied on both countries for sourcing food since a diplomatic crisis broke out with Saudi Arabia.

 
A Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300 being moved on the Tarmac of Le Bourget airport near Paris (AFP file photo)
3 Aug 2017 05:16

Qatar Airways withdraws plan to buy American Airlines stake

Islam Times - Qatar Airways says it has lost interest in buying a 10-percent equity stake in American Airlines after reviewing the investment, a move that might be rooted in the ongoing political rift between Doha and Washington’s regional allies.

 
Qatar Places Order for 7 Italian Warships amid Tensions with Saudi-Led Regimes
3 Aug 2017 04:03

Qatar Places Order for 7 Italian Warships amid Tensions with Saudi-Led Regimes

Islam Times - Qatar has placed an order for seven warships from Italy worth 5 billion euros as the crisis with Saudi-led regimes continues with no end in sight.

 
Qatar Files Complaint at WTO against Saudi-Led Boycott
2 Aug 2017 04:54

Qatar Files Complaint at WTO against Saudi-Led Boycott

Islam Times - Qatar has lodged a formal legal complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia-led regimes, indicating that Doha is disappointed with solving the deep-rooted rifts through dialog.

 
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir
2 Aug 2017 04:49

Qatar’s Call for Internationalization of Hajj Sites Declaration of War: Saudi FM

Islam Times - Saudi regime warned that Qatar's alleged remarks about internationalizing Hajj pilgrimage sites was a “declaration of war”.

 
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir talks to reporters during a press conference with his Emirati, Egyptian, and Bahraini counterparts, in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on July 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
31 Jul 2017 07:42

Saudi Arabia attributes ‘false’ claim on Hajj to Qatar

Islam Times - The Saudi government has described as a “declaration of war” what it says are calls by Qatar for the “internationalization” of the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage sites in Saudi Arabia, a demand that Doha says it has not made.

 
Saudi Arabia, allies say ready for talks with Qatar if Doha complies with demands
31 Jul 2017 05:53

Saudi Arabia, allies say ready for talks with Qatar if Doha complies with demands

Islam Times - The foreign ministers of the quartet of states, known as the siege countries led by Saudi Arabia, have said they have no concessions or compromises to make over their list of demands that requires Qatar to change its policies, including Doha’s alleged support of terrorism, as an unprecedented ...

 
Muslim pilgrims from all around the world circle around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
30 Jul 2017 06:58

Saudi Arabia ‘politicizing’ Hajj pilgrimage: Qatari group

Islam Times - As a diplomatic crisis drags on in the Persian Gulf region, a Doha-appointed human rights commission says Saudi Arabia has been “politicizing” the annual hajj pilgrimage through imposing restrictions on Qatari pilgrims travelling to the kingdom.

 
Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani speaks at a joint news conference with his French counterpart (unseen) in Doha, Qatar, July 15, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
26 Jul 2017 08:18

Saudi-led bloc of states undermining mediation efforts: Qatar FM

Islam Times - Qatar’s foreign minister, who is on a visit to the US, says the “negative behavior” of the Saudi-led bloc of blockaders is undermining the mediation efforts aimed at settling the unprecedented diplomatic crisis gripping the Persian Gulf region.

 
Saudi-Led Regimes Blacklist 18 Qatari-Linked Organizations, Individuals
26 Jul 2017 04:39

Saudi-Led Regimes Blacklist 18 Qatari-Linked Organizations, Individuals

Islam Times - Saudi-led regimes have released a "terrorist" blacklist of 18 organizations and individuals suspected of links with extremism that they alleged had ties with Qatar.

 
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
25 Jul 2017 05:49

Moscow ready to mediate in Persian Gulf crisis: Russian FM

Islam Times - Russia has expressed its readiness to help mediate, if approached, in a mounting political crisis in the Persian Gulf region between a Saudi-led quartet of Arab countries, the so-called siege states, and Qatar, as the unprecedented diplomatic rift further deepens.

 
Turkish President Ends 2-Day Persian Gulf Visit, Crisis Unresolved
25 Jul 2017 05:24

Turkish President Ends 2-Day Persian Gulf Visit, Crisis Unresolved

Islam Times - Persian Gulf region ended with no resolution of the regional crisis ignited by Saudi-led regimes that cut ties with Qatar

 
Turkish President in Persian Gulf Region amid Qatar Crisis
24 Jul 2017 04:23

Turkish President in Persian Gulf Region amid Qatar Crisis

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Sunday in the Saudi city of Jeddah on the first leg of his Persian Gulf tour that will also include Kuwait and Qatar.