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Gulf Arab dispute rattles Trump's anti-Iran axis - The Daily Star;

Gulf Arab dispute rattles Trump's anti-Iran axis - The Daily Star

The Daily StarGulf Arab dispute rattles Trump's anti-Iran axisThe Daily StarDUBAI/DOHA: 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.and more »

QATAR AMIR ARRIVES AS KUWAIT OFFERS MEDIATION - Arab Times Kuwait English Daily;

QATAR AMIR ARRIVES AS KUWAIT OFFERS MEDIATION - Arab Times Kuwait English Daily

Arab Times Kuwait English DailyQATAR AMIR ARRIVES AS KUWAIT OFFERS MEDIATIONArab Times Kuwait English DailyHH the Amir welcoming his Qatari counterpart as the latter arrives in Kuwait for a visit. DUBAI/DOHA, May 31, (Agencies): Just 10 days after President Donald Trump called on Muslim countries to stand united against Iran, a public feud between Qatar and ...and more »

Qatar Emir in Kuwait for talks on resolving GCC row - The National;

Qatar Emir in Kuwait for talks on resolving GCC row - The National

The NationalQatar Emir in Kuwait for talks on resolving GCC rowThe NationalAbu Dhabi // Qatar's emir arrived in Kuwait for talks with his counterpart Sheikh Sabah on Wednesday believed to be part of Kuwaiti mediation efforts aimed at bringing an end to the latest crisis to erupt among the GCC's three most powerful members.and more »

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

The Two Qatars Will Test Trump's Anti-Terror PlanBloombergQuint(Bloomberg View) -- For a brief moment it looked like President Donald Trump had done it. He got the leaders of six Gulf nations to sign a communique pledging to eradicate the financing of jihadis. The timing happened to coincide with the completion of ...and more »

ANALYSIS: Qatar following Iran's policy of interference in the region's crises - Al-Arabiya;

ANALYSIS: Qatar following Iran's policy of interference in the region's crises - Al-Arabiya

Al-ArabiyaANALYSIS: Qatar following Iran's policy of interference in the region's crisesAl-ArabiyaQatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani attends the opening meeting of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, in Egypt, on March 28, 2015. (Reuters). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Wednesday, 31 May 2017. Text size A A A. Qatar's policies of ...and more »

The Mirage Of An 'Arab NATO' – OpEd - Eurasia Review;

The Mirage Of An 'Arab NATO' – OpEd - Eurasia Review

Eurasia ReviewThe Mirage Of An 'Arab NATO' – OpEdEurasia ReviewAlthough the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) itself is falling apart as vividly demonstrated in the disastrous recent NATO summit where US President Donald Trump scolded other NATO members for a security free ride, this has not stopped the ...and more »

Amnesty condemns activist deportation to Saudi Arabia - MWC News (satire) (registration) (blog)

Amnesty condemns activist deportation to Saudi ArabiaMWC News (satire) (registration) (blog)Qatar said the deportation took place on May 24 and was based on legal procedures and regional agreements. Amnesty International has condemned Qatar's deportation of Saudi human rights activist to Saudi Arabia. Qatari authorities confirmed the ...and more »

Qatar: Amnesty International condemns deportation of Saudi activist - Middle East Confidential;

Qatar: Amnesty International condemns deportation of Saudi activist - Middle East Confidential

Middle East ConfidentialQatar: Amnesty International condemns deportation of Saudi activistMiddle East ConfidentialDoha Tuesday came under fire as London-based Amnesty International charged the Gulf country for the deportation of Saudi human rights activist Mohammad al-Otaibi to his homeland. Al-Otaibi is wanted in Saudi Arabia for tweets deemed offensive to the ...and more »

Qatar must stop its silence and re-affirm the Riyadh summit - gulfnews.com;

Qatar must stop its silence and re-affirm the Riyadh summit - gulfnews.com

gulfnews.comQatar must stop its silence and re-affirm the Riyadh summitgulfnews.comIt is time for Qatar to stop equivocating and make clear that it supports the joint positions of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), that were outlined at the recent summits when United States President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia. During those ...and more »

Brian Litwin: The U.S. relationship with the parents of ISIS - Longmont Times-Call

Brian Litwin: The U.S. relationship with the parents of ISISLongmont Times-CallThe United States has just agreed to a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia under the false pretense that they will help us in the fight against terrorism. Never mind the fact that Saudi Arabia is being accused by the U.N. Security Council of war ...and more »

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

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

STRATFORTrump's 'Arab NATO' Vision is a Desert MirageSTRATFOREver 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.and more »

Mobilization troops deny news on US$500 million“gift” - Iraqi News;

Mobilization troops deny news on US$500 million“gift” - Iraqi News

Iraqi NewsMobilization troops deny news on US$500 million“gift”Iraqi News(IraqiNews.com) The Shia-led paramilitary troops has declared refusal to be dragged into conflicts between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, a leader has said. In a report on Monday, Saudi newspaper Okaz quoted Iraqi anonymous sources as saying that Qatari ...and more »

Qatar deports Saudi asylum-seeker to Saudi Arabia: Amnesty - Ahram Online

Qatar deports Saudi asylum-seeker to Saudi Arabia: AmnestyAhram OnlineQatar deported Saudi human rights activist Mohammad al-Otaibi to his homeland when he tried to fly with his wife to Norway where he had been granted political asylum, the rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Otaibi, who faces charges in ...and more »

Friends and foes in the Gulf - Petroleum Economist;

Friends and foes in the Gulf - Petroleum Economist

Petroleum EconomistFriends and foes in the GulfPetroleum EconomistA falling out among friends can be a painful business. The six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are experiencing this right now. The side-effects of sectarian rivalry in the Middle East have infected the group and threaten to undermine its ...and more »

One of Trump's Top Foreign Trip Achievements? An Agreement to Stop Financing Terror, Says White House - The Weekly Standard

One of Trump's Top Foreign Trip Achievements? An Agreement to Stop Financing Terror, Says White HouseThe Weekly StandardWhite House Watch: The administration is hoping for a change from Arab states like Qatar. At his first on-camera briefing of the press since President Trump returned to Washington, Sean Spicer spent a good 10 minutes Tuesday recapping the highlights of ...and more »

Fingers point to Qatar as sponsor of terror - Khaleej Times;

Fingers point to Qatar as sponsor of terror - Khaleej Times

Khaleej TimesFingers point to Qatar as sponsor of terrorKhaleej TimesThe army has found that "Qatar had funded terrorism and transformed the foreign communities in the country into terrorist cells." This is no secret that Qatar hatched many conspiracies against the Arab region. These resulted in the recall of respective ...and more »

State Dept official stumped for 20 seconds when asked why US slams Iran but not Saudis (VIDEO) - RT;

State Dept official stumped for 20 seconds when asked why US slams Iran but not Saudis (VIDEO) - RT

RTState Dept official stumped for 20 seconds when asked why US slams Iran but not Saudis (VIDEO)RTDuring a press conference about US President Donald Trump's recent trip to the Middle East, AFP journalist Dave Clark asked a department official why the US criticizes the Iranian elections and its record on democracy, but not Saudi Arabia. READ MORE: ...and more »

Qatar, Saudi Arabia open crack in united front against Iran - Asia Times;

Qatar, Saudi Arabia open crack in united front against Iran - Asia Times

Asia TimesQatar, Saudi Arabia open crack in united front against IranAsia TimesQatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim al-Thani arrives for a meeting of the Gulf foreign ministers in the Saudi capital Riyadh, on May 17, 2017, a few days ahead of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit. Photo: AFP / Fayez ...and more »

Qatar, the Gulf's naughty child - Yeni Şafak English;

Qatar, the Gulf's naughty child - Yeni Şafak English

Yeni Şafak EnglishQatar, the Gulf's naughty childYeni Şafak EnglishGulf countries ended the last week in the shadow of an interesting diplomatic crisis. The crisis that broke out with statements attributed to Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, praising Iran, published by the Gulf country's state news agency ...and more »

Gulf Arab ties fray as Trump support seen emboldening Saudis - ArabianBusiness.com;

Gulf Arab ties fray as Trump support seen emboldening Saudis - ArabianBusiness.com

ArabianBusiness.comGulf Arab ties fray as Trump support seen emboldening SaudisArabianBusiness.comUS President Donald Trump (L) and Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud at the Saudi Royal Court in Riyadh on May 20, 2017. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images). The Arab show of unity with President Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia had just ...and more »