Once Propped up by Qatari High-Rollers, Saudi City Prays for Truce
Jackhammers and cranes gather dust at half-built Qatari-funded hotel sites in a Saudi city hit hard by an abrupt diplomatic rupture, but signs of thawing cross-border ties are reviving economic hopes.
Qatar State Minister for Foreign Affairs Arrives in Riyadh: QNA
Qatar's minister of state for foreign affairs arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, state news agency QNA said, for a preparatory meeting ahead of an annual summit of Gulf Cooperation Council leaders that could see a thaw in a 2-1/2-year Gulf crisis.
Riyadh to Host Gulf Summit, Reconcile with Qatar Next Week
Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Sabah revealed yesterday the date Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE with reconcile with Qatar, the Anadolu Agency reported.
Qatari Foreign Minister's Saudi Visit Seen Easing Gulf Rift
Qatar’s foreign minister has made an unannounced visit to Riyadh, two sources told Reuters, amid signs that a 2-1/2-year rift among U.S.-allied Gulf Arab states could soon subside.
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Hopeful Gulf Crisis will End Soon
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein said on Saturday he was hopeful a bitter dispute between Gulf Arab states could soon end and urged them to unify military capabilities as tensions with Iran simmer.
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain to Take Part in Gulf Football Cup in Doha
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced they will participate in the upcoming Gulf Cup football tournament in Qatar, to be held between November 24 and December 6.
Head of Tunisia's Ennahda Movement Accuses Bahraini FM of "Underestimating Tunisian Democracy"
Responding to the Bahraini minister accusations to Qatar of meddling in Tunisia's internal affairs, Rachid Al-Ghannouchi, the head of Tunisia's main Islamist Ennahda movement, attacked the Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid Al Khalifa, accusing him of "underestimating the Tunisian Democracy".
Cassation Court Upholds Conviction of Al-Dossari and Al-Arabi for Receiving Money from Qatari Minister
The Court of Cassation upheld on Wednesday (October 9, 2019) the two verdicts issued against convicts in receiving money from a former Qatari Minister, aiming at affecting the Parliamentary elections in Bahrain. The first instance court had sentenced Waheed Al-Dossari to 5 years in prison and Hasan Al-Araibi to 3 years.
Amnesty Urges Saudi Arabia to Reveal Whereabouts of 2 Missing Qataris
Amnesty International has called on Saudi Arabia to reveal the whereabouts of a Qatari father and son who allegedly disappeared during a visit to the kingdom last month, the rights group said in a letter published on Tuesday.
Bahrain Bans Number of Bahrainis Working in Qatar from Traveling to Doha: Activist
A Bahraini activist said that the Bahraini authorities are preventing Bahrainis from traveling to Qatar although they had previously authorized them to travel for work reasons.
Facebook Says it Dismantles Covert Influence Campaign Tied to Saudi Government
People connected to the government of Saudi Arabia have run a network of fake accounts and pages on Facebook Inc to promote state propaganda and attack regional rivals, the social media giant said on Thursday.
Saudi Arabia Releases Qatari National Detained for a Year: Rights Group
A Qatari national arrested in Yemen on suspicions of working with the Iran-aligned Houthis has been released after more than a year in detention in Saudi Arabia, Qatar's National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) said.
Bahraini MP Jamal Bou Hasan: New Guest of “Players with Fire”
Whenever Bahraini government loyalists talk in defense of the ruling family, they add new evidence of further involvement. Former MP Jamal Bou Hasan who appeared on the Saudi 24 Channel to “reveal the fallacies, contradictions and falsifications in the ‘What is Hidden is Worse’ show, is not the last one to prove the ruling family’s involvement.
Why Did Hisham Al-Baloushi Return to Iran? How Did He Get Hold of Half a Million?
It is true that Jamal Al-Baloushi, brother of Hisham Al-Baloushi, confirmed that Hisham had a “good relationship with security agencies in Bahrain”. His testimony aired on state television; however, does not reveal the nature of his relationship with the Bahraini intelligence and probably the intelligence of neighboring countries.
Jordan Names New Envoy to Qatar, Two Years after Downgrading Ties
Jordan appointed a new ambassador to Qatar on Tuesday, a step toward restoring normal relations two years after Amman withdrew its ambassador in solidarity with Gulf Arab allies who severed ties with Doha.
Bahrain: Defected Officer Says Protestors were Unarmed, Gov't Fabricates Security Cases
A senior officer in Bahrain Defense Force confirmed that the protestors in the Lualua Roundabout weren't armed as the Bahraini government tried to promote.
World Court Rejects UAE's Request of Measures against Qatar
The International Court of Justice on Friday denied a request by the United Arab Emirates for special measures against Qatar to relieve a bitter two-year-old crisis.
Court Upholds Jail Terms against Al-Dossari and Al-Araibi in Case of Receiving Money from Qatar
The High Appeals Criminal Court upheld the jail terms issued against Waheed Al-Dossari and Hasan Al-Araibi in case of receiving money from a former Qatari MP Abdullah bin Khalid Al Thani to run for elections.
Qatar's Former PM Enters Competition inside Al Khalifa Family, Praises Khalifa bin Salman
It seems that Qatar's Former Prime Minster Hamad bin Jassim joined the competition inside the ruling family in Bahrain through praising the Bahraini Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
Bahraini FM Accuses Qatar of Using Forged Documents in Cases Raised in Int'l Courts
Bahrain's Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa accused Qatar of raising cases in the international courts using forged documents.