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UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash (Photo by AP)
18 Jun 2017 10:21

UAE, allies do not trust Qatar: FM Gargash

Islam Times - As tensions simmer in the Persian Gulf, the United Arab Emirates says its allies in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain do not trust Qatar, calling for a Western body to monitor Doha.

 
Saudis Pressurized Twitter to Suspend Al Jazeera Arabic Account
18 Jun 2017 06:08

Saudis Pressurized Twitter to Suspend Al Jazeera Arabic Account

Islam Times - Al Jazeera Arabic Twitter account was briefly suspended with sources saying the Saudi regime was behind the move.

 
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (Photo by AFP)
17 Jun 2017 06:30

Saudi FM softens tone on Qatar amid Persian Gulf tensions

Islam Times - The Riyadh regime seems to have softened its stance towards Doha amid severe diplomatic tensions between the two sides, with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir calling Qatar an “ally” in his latest remarks.

 
Qatar
17 Jun 2017 06:20

‘Iran can supply food to 10 states like Qatar’

Islam Times - A top Iranian official says the country stands fully ready to answer the food requirements of Qatar much beyond its current needs.

 
Emirates Tells Trump to Remove US Airbase
17 Jun 2017 05:15

Emirates Tells Trump to Remove US Airbase

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates' ambassador to the United States wants President Trump to use the U.S. airbase in Qatar as a political tool to press the country's government on supporting extremism.

 
Qatar Crisis Sign of Decline of US Influence
17 Jun 2017 04:12

Qatar Crisis Sign of Decline of US Influence

Islam Times - The American century is rapidly coming to an end. Terrorists are biting their masters’ hands and the vassals are rebelling.

 
A file photo of a US F-15 Eagle in action
15 Jun 2017 07:35

US, Qatar signs $12bn fighter jet deal amid Persian Gulf row

Islam Times - The US has signed a $12-billion deal to sell F-15 fighter jets to Qatar amid a dispute engulfing the Persian Gulf region, which saw President Donald Trump siding with a Saudi-led bloc of nations facing off against Doha.

 
A US Navy file photo released on April 21, 2015 shows the US aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (back) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy cooperating in the Arabian Sea. (Photos by AFP)
15 Jun 2017 06:20

US deploys 2 warships to Doha for joint drills with Qatari navy

Islam Times - Two US navy vessels have arrived in Doha to take part in joint military drills with the Qatari navy amid escalating tensions between Arab Persian Gulf states.

 
US Envoy to Qatar Departing amid Persian Gulf Crisis
15 Jun 2017 06:02

US Envoy to Qatar Departing amid Persian Gulf Crisis

Islam Times - The US ambassador to Qatar announced she is departing her post amid a worsening diplomatic crisis precipitated by a Saudi-led bid to isolate Doha.

 
Advantages, Challenges of Turkey’s Pro-Qatar Stance
15 Jun 2017 05:47

Advantages, Challenges of Turkey’s Pro-Qatar Stance

Islam Times - Last week, a number of Arab governments including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and demanded the Qatari citizens to leave their soil within 14 days, citing what they called Doha's support for terrorism as a reason for their measures.

 
Blockade is Creating Logistical Problems in the Gulf
15 Jun 2017 05:17

Blockade is Creating Logistical Problems in the Gulf

Islam Times - Qatar isn’t playing ball with the US-approved, Saudi-led ‘isolate Iran’ program because it has made independence from Riyadh a hallmark of its foreign policy, but mainly because it shares the world's largest natural gas field with Iran.

 
Terrorism Supporters Close Ranks against Qatar
14 Jun 2017 06:22

Terrorism Supporters Close Ranks against Qatar

Islam Times - It seems that the core Saudi-US-Israeli grievances are Qatar's patronage of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and al-Jazeera.

 
Amnesty International’s Secretary General Salil Shetty
13 Jun 2017 07:45

Amnesty criticizes Saudi-led measures against Qatar

Islam Times - Amnesty International has criticized the punitive measures taken by Saudi Arabia and a number of its allies against Qatar, saying the restrictions violate the human rights of the Qatari people.

 
Qatar Crisis May Benefit Syria
13 Jun 2017 07:40

Qatar Crisis May Benefit Syria

Islam Times - Retired Syrian Major General Muhammed Abbas said that the Arab states row with Qatar may ultimately play into the hands of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

 
Regime-Change in Doha
13 Jun 2017 07:33

Regime-Change in Doha

Islam Times - The warning issued by US President Trump, accusing Qatar of being a “funder of terrorism… at a very high level”, suggests that the US has not only signed up to the Saudi-UAE-Egyptian-Bahraini alliance, but also assumed its leadership.

 
This file photo taken on March 21, 2017 shows a Qatar Airways aircraft coming in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AFP)
13 Jun 2017 04:52

Qatar Airways demands UN action against Saudi-led 'blockade'

Islam Times - Qatar Airways has called on the UN's aviation body to declare "illegal" an ongoing boycott by some Arab counties of Persian Gulf region against the carrier.

 
Mutlaq al-Qahtani, a senior counter-terrorism adviser to Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani
12 Jun 2017 10:26

Qatar hosted Taliban on US request: Official

Islam Times - A senior Qatari official says Qatar hosted the Taliban militant group based on a request from the United States, whose president, along with a number of Arab regimes, has been pressuring Doha over what they say is its support for extremist groups.

 
Iran Sends Food to Qatar as Arab Neighbors Continue Embargo on Doha
12 Jun 2017 10:21

Iran Sends Food to Qatar as Arab Neighbors Continue Embargo on Doha

Islam Times - Iran sends food supplies to Qatar as neighboring Arab states continue to impose a transformation blockade on the Persian Gulf country.

 
Qatar Defies Arab Neighbors’ Calls, German Warns over War
12 Jun 2017 10:12

Qatar Defies Arab Neighbors’ Calls, German Warns over War

Islam Times - Qatar foreign minister said Doha will maintain relations with Iran and Hamas, defying calls Saudi-led Arab states to sever ties with the two.

 
Saudi Arabia, Muslim Brotherhood: From Cooperation to Confrontation
12 Jun 2017 08:19

Saudi Arabia, Muslim Brotherhood: From Cooperation to Confrontation

Islam Times - The Saudi Arabian relations with the Muslim Brotherhood have always been challenging, experiencing many highs and lows over the time.