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What's going on with Qatar? - Washington Post

Tensions have resurfaced in a sustained media onslaught that has again cast Qatar as a threat to stability and security in the Persian Gulf. At the heart of the latest argument among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are incendiary comments ...and more »

Qatar should stop funding terrorism, says leading opposition figure - The National

Relative of Qatar's emir says he will attempt to dissuade the ruler from confrontational policies and seek a compromise to end the current crisis in relations with fellow GCC members. The National staff. June 3, 2017. Updated: June 3, 2017 04:00 AM. 0 ...and more »

Qatar Crisis: Trump and Netanyahu Are Deluding Themselves Over Sunni Coalition - Haaretz

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, was met in Kuwait on Wednesday by a new Twitter hashtag telling the traitor of the Gulf he was not welcome. The traitor tag is not particularly new amid the range of condemnations, insults and scorn ...and more »

Descendants of Saudi Wahhabism founder distance themselves from Qatar - The Jerusalem Post

The rift has also prompted authorities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE to block the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera. By REUTERS. May 28, 2017 17:22. 1 minute read. > Haniyeh: Qatar to send $100 million in aid to Gaza · >. Ministers concerned Saudi ...and more »

Trump's 'Arab NATO' Vision is a Desert Mirage - STRATFOR

Ever since Teddy Roosevelt began a tradition of overseas state visits when he headed to Panama to check on his canal project in 1906, American presidents have chosen the destination of their first overseas visit with foreign policy theater in mind. The ...and more »

Norway 'regrets' Saudi activist deportation from Qatar - The Local Norway

Norway's foreign ministry has said it regrets the deportation by Qatar of a Saudi human rights activist who was on his way to Norway seeking international protection. Mohammed al-Otaibi, 49, fled to neighbouring Qatar in March after he faced charges in ...and more »

The Two Qatars Will Test Trump's Anti-Terror Plan - Bloomberg

Will this duplicitous nation cut off terrorist financing, or coordinate with the Pentagon, or both? by. Eli Lake. @elilake More stories by Eli Lake. 9. May 31, 2017, 8:12 AM PDT. Best frenemies forever? Photographer: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images. For a ...and more »

Qatar-Saudi spat threatens Riyadh's influence. But what are the Saudis really worried about? - RT

Martin Jay is an award winning British journalist now based in Beirut who works on a freelance basis for a number of respected British newspapers as well as previously Al Jazeera and Deutsche Welle TV. Before Lebanon, he has worked in Africa and Europe ...and more »

Gulf Spat Escalates as Saudi Arabia, UAE Media Attack Qatar - Bloomberg

Tensions in the Gulf were laid open for a sixth day, with the media in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates accusing Qatar of supporting extremism and undermining regional unity. Below is a selection from newspapers and websites highlighting the ...and more »

Qatari Emir's Tone on Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah Infuriates Gulf Allies - Haaretz

Just 10 days after President Donald Trump called on Muslim countries to stand united against Iran, a public feud between Qatar and some of its Gulf Arab neighbors is jolting his attempt to tip the regional balance of power against Tehran. Saudi Arabia ...and more »