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UK exploiting Saudi-Qatar crisis with arms sales

Report reveals UK exploiting Qatar crisis for own profit through arms exports

Britain is exploiting a rift between several Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and Qatar through designating both sides as the “priority markets” for its arms sales, a report suggests. The Middle East Eye (MEE) report cited a list of 46 states highlighted by the UK Department for International Trade Defense and Security Organization as potentially lucrative markets for weapons …

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Does Qatar Support Extremism? Yes. And So Does Saudi Arabia.

Does Qatar Support Extremism Yes. And So Does Saudi Arabia.

The spat between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which is accusing Qatar of supporting Islamist extremism and terrorism, remains perplexing. Perplexing not because Qatar is innocent — it has sponsored and hosted far too many jihadists for anyone to plausibly claim otherwise — but because it is the Saudis who are objecting to the funding of extremism. Qatar should be called …

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Diplomacy Rift between Persian gulf states and Israel Exploitation

Diplomacy Rift between Persian gulf states and Israel Exploitation

Truthngo interview with Mohammad Isa Al-Khaqani Lecturer at Freelancer, Chief Editor at Al Ahad Newspaper and Professor at UOB | University of Bahrain  Q: In recent weeks, Muhammad Bin Salman was appointed as the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Given Bin Salman’s aggressive and radical approach to Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy, could we possibly establish a link between Donald Trump’s …

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Amnesty censures Israel’s plan to shut down Al Jazeera operations in Jerusalem al-Quds

Amnesty censures Israel’s plan to shut down Al Jazeera operations in Jerusalem al-Quds

Amnesty International has denounced as “a brazen attack on media freedom,” the Tel Aviv regime’s decision to close the offices of Qatar’s pan-Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera in Jerusalem al-Quds. “The move sends a chilling message that the Israeli authorities will not tolerate critical coverage,” Magdalena Mughrabi, deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa at the London-based group, said …

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HRW: Saudi terrorism is killing people in Yemen

Saudi terrorism is killing people in Yemen

Speakers at conference in Doha question Saudi-led group’s accusation that Qatar is funding terrorism. The Executive Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW) has questioned Saudi Arabia’s accusation of Qatar funding terrorism while the Kingdom itself continues to carry out “terrorism that is killing people in Yemen”. The conflict in Yemen has escalated dramatically since March 2015, when the Saudi-led forces …

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Saudi clan flagrantly begging Iraqi officials to side them

Saudi clan flagrantly begging Iraqi officials to side them

.According to Al-Mayadin, 9th of July, Saudi clan has requested the Republic of Iraq to side them in row with Qatar. They also blatantly have offered Iraqis in return of this favor they, the Saudis, could reconstruct the devastated city of Mosul.  But some questions remain unanswered. Would they, Saudis, make such request from Iraqis if their relationship with Qatar had …

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Key senator says Congress to stop arms sales to Gulf until Qatar crisis is solved

Key senator says Congress to stop arms sales to Gulf until Qatar crisis is solved

.Senate foreign relations committee chairman says Gulf nations have chosen to ‘devolve into conflict’ and says dispute undermines US efforts in Middle East The Republican chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee has said the US Congress will hold up approval of arms sales to the Gulf as a result of the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar. Senator Bob Corker said …

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twitter suspended Al-jazeera account with 12 million followers

Al Jazeera Twitter account suspended

Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera said the Twitter account for its main Arabic-language channel was temporarily “suspended” on Saturday, in the latest incident at the station. A spokesman for the channel said the cut may have been due to a technical problem and that all Twitter accounts affected were back online. “Most of our Arabic accounts were blocked, but they are now …

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Saudis losing cards in the Middle East

Saudis losing cards in the Middle East

On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with and cut transport links to Qatar, accusing it of advocating terrorism, a charge the Qataris refutes. On June 12, Yousef Al Otaiba, the Emirate’s ambassador to the U.S., wrote in the Wall Street Journal that Qatar shouldn’t be permitted to own landmarks and do businesses internationally as …

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Qatar World Cup 2022: Amnesty hits out at UK silence on human rights

Qatar World Cup 2022: Amnesty hits out at UK silence on human rights

Organisation criticises trade minister Greg Hands for failing to highlight abuse of migrant workers during trip to trade event Human rights groups have criticised a UK trade minister for travelling to Qatar to seek contracts for British companies before the 2022 World Cup without apparently highlighting the abuses faced by migrant workers building venues for the event. Greg Hands, junior …

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