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Qatari Emir Meets Iran’s Foreign Minister in Doha, Discuss Regional Crises
4 Oct 2017 15:38

Qatari Emir Meets Iran’s Foreign Minister in Doha, Discuss Regional Crises

Islam Times - Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Doha where they underscored the need for peaceful solutions to regional crises.

 
Hekmatyar against Closure of Taliban Office in Qatar
4 Oct 2017 05:19

Hekmatyar against Closure of Taliban Office in Qatar

Islam Times - A senior Afghan politician and warlord has opposed the bid to close the Taliban office in Qatar as he insisted that his party supports the legitimate demands of the group.

 
The latest official figures show that Qatar’s economy slowed down in the second quarter to its lowest rate since the global financial crisis.
2 Oct 2017 06:32

Qatar’s growth slows to lowest rate in years

Islam Times - The latest official figures show that Qatar’s economy slowed down in the second quarter to its lowest rate since the global financial crisis.

 
Qatar Moving Closer to Iran after Saud-Led Blockade: FM Al-Thani
27 Sep 2017 04:42

Qatar Moving Closer to Iran after Saud-Led Blockade: FM Al-Thani

Islam Times - A Saudi-led economic blockade on Qatar is pushing the country closer to neighboring Iran the Persian Gulf state's foreign minister has said on Monday.

 
What Factors Force Saudi Change of Qatar Policy?
23 Sep 2017 10:02

What Factors Force Saudi Change of Qatar Policy?

Islam Times - Leading the kingdom’s delegation to New York to take part in the 72th United Nations General Assembly, the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir met with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and discussed the Persian Gulf Arab crisis.

 
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York on September 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
20 Sep 2017 09:55

Qatari emir slams ‘unjust’ Saudi-led siege in UN speech

Islam Times - Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sharply denounced the Saudi-led bloc of countries for imposing an “unjust” blockade against his nation, saying such pressure tactics amount to “terrorism.”

 
Qatar and Britain signing the Eurofighter Typhoon jets deal
18 Sep 2017 08:02

Britain to Deliver Eurofighter Jets to Qatar amid Regional Tensions

Islam Times - The British government and defense giant BAE Systems have agreed a major new deal to supply Qatar with Eurofighter Typhoon jets, despite growing tensions among Persian Gulf sheikhdoms.

 
France Urges Saudi-Led Regimes to Lift Embargo on Qatar
16 Sep 2017 08:38

France Urges Saudi-Led Regimes to Lift Embargo on Qatar

Islam Times - France has called on Saudi-led regimes to lift embargo on Qatar, saying the three-month ban harms the Arab state's civilians.

 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Qatar
16 Sep 2017 04:43

Qatar ready to 'sit at table' to resolve Persian Gulf dispute

Islam Times - Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani says Doha is ready to negotiate with the emirate’s fellow Arab states to find a solution to the diplomatic row in the Persian Gulf region.

 
Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani
12 Sep 2017 06:11

Saudi-led quartet trying to turn Qatar into ‘state of trusteeship’: Doha

Islam Times - Qatar says the “illegal” blockade imposed on Doha by the Saudi-led quartet of countries is aimed to force the peninsular Persian Gulf nation to become a “state of trusteeship.”

 
Protesters from the Campaign Against Arms Trade, a UK-based organization, lie on the ground as they demonstrate against the Defense & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair in London on September 12, 2013. (Photo by AP)
10 Sep 2017 11:39

UK exploiting Qatar crisis for own profit through arms exports

Islam Times - Britain is exploiting a rift between several Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and Qatar through designating both sides as the “priority markets” for its arms sales, a report suggests.

 
US President Donald Trump (R) looks on as Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah speaks during a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
10 Sep 2017 06:18

Trump fails in bid to cool Saudi-Qatar tensions despite vow of quick result

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump's attempt to cool escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has ended up in failure this week as the two Arab kingdoms release conflicting statements shortly after a phone conversation organized by Trump.

 
A long line of Turkish trucks are waiting on a road in the Iranian city of Maku
10 Sep 2017 05:05

Iran Land Route Drastically Cuts Transportation Time, Cost to Qatar

Islam Times - A land route from Turkey to Qatar via Iran is now operational, with 200 trucks of food having already arrived in the Persian Gulf peninsula.

 
Doha Skyline
31 Aug 2017 08:07

Qatar Effectively Resisting Saudi-Led Sanctions: IMF

Islam Times - Qatar has acted effectively in protecting its economy against sanctions imposed by four Saudi-led Arab regimes countries, an International Monetary Fund official said on Wednesday.

 
Saudi Arabia Prevents Many Qataris from Performing Hajj
27 Aug 2017 04:22

Saudi Arabia Prevents Many Qataris from Performing Hajj

Islam Times - Many would-be Qatari pilgrims are unable to travel for the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca due to lack of cooperation and impediments imposed by the Saudi regime.

 
Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s state minister for foreign affairs (Photo by AP)
26 Aug 2017 09:14

UAE reacts angrily to Qatar’s restoration of Iran ties

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denounced Qatar’s recent decision to restore full diplomatic ties with Iran, accusing Doha of undermining chances to resolve a rift between several Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and Qatar.

 
Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani gives a press conference in the capital Doha on May 25, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
24 Aug 2017 05:39

Qatar says its ambassador to return to Iran

Islam Times - Qatar has announced that its ambassador to Tehran will be returning to Iran around 20 months after he was recalled following demonstrations held in front of Saudi embassy in Tehran.

 
This file photo taken on June 18, 2017 shows a Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300 being moved on the Tarmac of Le Bourget airport on the eve of the opening of the International Paris Air Show. (Photo by AFP)
22 Aug 2017 06:54

Qatar censures Saudi Arabia’s offer to transport pilgrims to Mecca

Islam Times - Doha has said that Saudi Arabia must permit Qatar’s own airlines to transport Hajj pilgrims to Mecca rather than forcing them to rely on the kingdom's national carrier, Saudi Arabia Airlines.

 
This file photo shows a passenger jet operated by Saudi Arabian Airlines.
21 Aug 2017 12:16

Qatar denies blocking Saudi Arabian flights for Hajj

Islam Times - Qatar denies having banned Saudi flights from landing in the emirate to take pilgrims to the annual Hajj in the kingdom.

 
Security personnel stand on the stairs of a Saudi Airline plane after one of its pilots released a distress signal prior to landing at Manila airport on September 20, 2016. (File photo by AFP)
21 Aug 2017 06:00

Saudi Arabia claims Qatar blocking flights to Mecca

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has claimed that Qatar is stopping its planes from landing in Doha to take pilgrims to Mecca.