Tag Archive | Qatar

Donald Trump’s hands-off approach gives US military free rein

Donald Trump’s hands-off approach gives US military free rein

President has delegated direction of overseas conflicts to his generals, raising fears of unchecked escalation.

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Syrian rebels agree in Qatar to stop infighting

Syrian rebels agree in Qatar to stop infighting

Two Syrian rebel groups which have been fighting each other near Damascus have negotiated a ceasefire in Qatar, statements published by the two groups said. More than 500 people have been killed since April when fighting erupted between rival Jaish al-Islam and Failaq al-Rahman groups. Their rift has been exploited by Syrian government forces to […]

Qatar adopts stronger cultural diplomacy

Qatar adopts stronger cultural diplomacy

Cultural diplomacy, which has existed for centuries, is a celebrated form of international relations today, resting on the exchange of cultural values and ideas. It is a lofty ideal whose ultimate goal is to promote mutual respect and understanding between nations. In the pursuit of fostering global peace and harmony, it operates across diverse cultural […]

India, Qatar ink six agreements

India, Qatar ink six agreements

India and energy-rich Qatar today signed six agreements including one on transfer of sentenced prisoners as the two countries sought to inject a fresh momentum in their bilateral ties. The pacts were signed after Emir of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani held extensive talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which both the leaders […]

Saudi Arabia, allies bombs Yemen rebels

Saudi Arabia, allies bombs Yemen rebels

The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes. Iran denounced the Saudi-led air campaign, saying it “considers this action a dangerous step,” and oil prices jumped in New York and […]

Saudi, UAE and Bahraini envoys to return to Qatar

Saudi, UAE and Bahraini envoys to return to Qatar

An unannounced meeting between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders ended Sunday evening after resolving a long-standing schism with fellow member-state Qatar, Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent reported. A result of the meeting, the Saudi, Emirati and Bahraini ambassadors to Qatar will return to their posts in Doha following eight months of tense relations. A day […]

Gulf states agree deal to end Qatar tensions

Gulf states agree deal to end Qatar tensions

Gulf foreign ministers have agreed to a deal to end months of unprecedented tension between Qatar and other members of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council over the Muslim Brotherhood. At an extraordinary meeting in Riyadh on Thursday, the ministers agreed that the policies of GCC member states should not undermine the “interests, security and stability” […]