Qatar Economy Suffers Downgrade

Qatar Economy Suffers Downgrade

Qatar’s sovereign rating was cut to AA-, with a negative outlook by Fitch Ratings, which cited little progress toward ending an Arab boycott. “Fitch believes Qatar’s diplomatic and logistical isolation by some of its neighbours is unlikely to be resolved for some time. The group of countries led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE continue […]

Qatar in Economic Crisis

Qatar in Economic Crisis

Qatar in Economic Crisis Qatar’s economy and its people are paying a big a price for Doha’s unbending stance, according to a report published today by the Abu Dhabi-based ‘The National’. The third month into the diplomatic crisis, the most serious since the founding of the Gulf Cooperation Council in 1981, Qatar’s intransigence towards the […]

Pressure Mounts on Qatar

Pressure Mounts on Qatar

A UAE newspaper has said that for more than two months now, the anti-terror quartet of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt have isolated Qatar and presented it with a list of 13 preventative and restorative conditions over Doha’s consistent aiding and abetting of terrorist organisations and individuals who spread extremism, sedition and unrest. […]

UAE Teaches the World How to Fight Extremism

UAE Teaches the World How to Fight Extremism

UAE Teaches the World How to Fight Extremism As global cooperation on combating extremism picks up pace, more governments are turning to each other for ideas on how to keep disillusionment and its discontents at bay. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, the first woman to hold a ministerial post in the […]

Qatar Should Answer Neighbors Concerns

Qatar Should Answer Neighbors Concerns

Qatar Should Answer Neighbors Concerns Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, has said that the best route for Qatar to end the stand-off in the region is to address the concerns of its neighbours about destabilising them as sovereign nations. He was talking to a group of Indian editors at […]

Saudi Arabia and Qatar Threaten War

Saudi Arabia and Qatar Threaten War

Saudi Arabia and Qatar Threaten War The Saudi-led block and Qatar escalated over the weekend, with Doha protesting to the UN over restrictions on its citizens flying to Mecca, and Riyadh threatening “war” over what it considers calls to “internationalize the holy sites” in Mecca and Medina. “Qatar’s request to internationalize the holy sites is […]

Current Measures Against Qatar are Being Kept in Place

Current Measures Against Qatar are Being Kept in Place

Current Measures Against Qatar are Being Kept in Place Four Arab states that cut ties with Qatar are refraining for now from imposing more punitive measures against the Gulf state. The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain met in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, Sunday to discuss the nearly 8-week-old crisis. […]

Qatar’s Plots Against the UAE and the Gulf States

Qatar’s Plots Against the UAE and the Gulf States

A new documentary report released by state television channels on the so-called “secret terrorist organisation in the UAE” has revealed new details concerning “Qatar’s plots against the UAE and the Gulf states”. Citing audio and video confessions by Mahmoud al-Jaidah, who received a seven-year jail sentence for supporting the illegal Islamist group, Al Islah, the […]

UAE to “Shun” Qatar

UAE to “Shun” Qatar

UAE to “Shun” Qatar The conflict in the GCC with Qatar appears to show no signs of easing, with the UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Gargash suggesting that it was ‘time to move on’. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Dr. Gargash accused Qatar of being a “conservative Gulf Monarchy” […]

America Still Backing Terrorists

America Still Backing Terrorists

America Still Backing Terrorists The USA is still backing both sides of the Middle East conflict, they are co-operating with Qatar a state its neighbors have called a terrorist supporter and Turkey a state that is taking the nation back to the Islamic Caliphate. As for relations with the Arab states, which issued a 13-point […]

Qatar Gives Voice to Muslim Extremists

Qatar Gives Voice to Muslim Extremists

Qatar Gives Voice to Muslim Extremists A local newspaper commented editorially on the collective fight against terrorism and extremism saying that this fight requires nations to be on constant guard, asserting their rights to safety and security on many fronts. “It’s a fight that needs to be taken to groups and individuals who plot and […]

Islamic Terrorists Named and Shamed

Islamic Terrorists Named and Shamed

With reference to the joint statement issued earlier on 25th July, 2017, by the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arab Republic of Egypt where the quartet added nine charity organisations and nine individuals to their terror lists, following are the details of the added entities and […]

UAE Battles the Dark Forces Trying to Control Islam

UAE Battles the Dark Forces Trying to Control Islam

UAE Battles the Dark Forces Trying to Control Islam Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, stressed the commitment of the UAE’s leadership, government and people to strengthen the values of tolerance, peace, co-existence and harmony, while rejecting all forms of terrorism, hatred and bias, as well as to work with […]

Is Qatar Really Funding Terrorism

Is Qatar Really Funding Terrorism

Proof points and key messages on Qatar’s funding and support of terrorism and extremism will be brought to the limelight at a seminar to be organised in Brussels on Tuesday, July 18th, by the Trends Research and Advisory. The first such gathering in the European Union Capital since the onset of the Qatari crisis, the […]

Arabs Nations Turn Up the Heat on Qatar

Arabs Nations Turn Up the Heat on Qatar

The United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain and Arab Republic of Egypt on Tuesday issued the following statement. “The four nations value the efforts being made by the United States, US, to counter terrorism and dry up sources of terror finance as well as the full-fledged robust partnership demonstrated in the […]

Qatar Crisis Deepens

Qatar Crisis Deepens

Qatar has dismissed as “baseless” the Saudi-led bloc’s accusations that it supports terrorism and interferes in their internal affairs. The published documents show that Gulf states, including Qatar, struck a series of agreements in 2013 and 2014, vowing not to support opposition forces on each other’s territory, as well as not to support “antagonistic media” […]

America on Both Sides of Qatar Crisis

America on Both Sides of Qatar Crisis

America on Both Sides of Qatar Crisis The Arabs Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt promised to impose additional “political, economic and legal measures” on Doha for its alleged support of terrorism. The announcement came a day after Qatar refused to honor a list of 13-demands, ignoring a newly set deadline which […]

Qatar’s Response to Gulf Neighbors Demands “Very Negative”

Qatar’s Response to Gulf Neighbors Demands “Very Negative”

Qatar’s Response to Gulf Neighbors Demands “Very Negative” Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Wednesday that Qatar’s response to the demands of Egypt and Gulf countries was “very negative.” Shoukry’s comments came during a press conference after his meeting in Cairo with his counterparts of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain to […]

Inside the Qatar Crisis

Inside the Qatar Crisis

The crisis was triggered in early June following a report on the state-run Qatar News Agency (QNA) website and social media accounts, in which the country’s Emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, criticized Saudi Arabia’s anti-Iranian rhetoric, among other controversial statements. QNA immediately retracted what it termed “fake news,” and following an investigation, said the […]

Qatar Crisis

Qatar Crisis

Four Arab states accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism agreed Monday to a proposal by Kuwait to extend the deadline for Qatar’s response to the demands list by 48 hours, the official Saudi news agency SPA reported. With the deadline expiring at the end of Sunday, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt decided […]

Qatar: Stocks on the Nation’s Exchange Drops, Arab Deadline Looms

Qatar: Stocks on the Nation’s Exchange Drops, Arab Deadline Looms

Qatar: Stocks on the Nation’s Exchange Drops, Arab Deadline Looms Qatar is accused by it neighbors of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the Gulf region, while at the same time hosting the regions largest US Military base. Issues on Qatar’s stock exchange have dropped following an extended Holiday closure as the small Crude Oil and Nat […]

World War 3: Is America Planning to Invade Syria

World War 3: Is America Planning to Invade Syria

World War 3: Is America Planning to Invade Syria On Wednesday, the US suggested that the Syrian leadership had promptly changed its mind about an alleged attack. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, as cited by Reuters, said: “it appears that they [Syria’s authorities] took the warning seriously. They didn’t do it.” The Syrian authorities have repeatedly […]

Saudi Arabia Prepares for World War 3

Saudi Arabia Prepares for World War 3

Saudi Arabia Prepares for World War 3 In a lightening reshuffle Saudi Arabia has made Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman the country’s aggressive defense minister the new heir to the throne, he believed to be the mastermind behind the war in Yemen that has brought the country to the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe. He […]

Qatar Situation Worsens as Turkish Troops Arrive

Qatar Situation Worsens as Turkish Troops Arrive

Qatar Situation Worsens as Turkish Troops Arrive “Turkish troops are coming to Qatar for the sake of the securıty of the entire region,” Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told the press on Thursday, as cited by Turkish media. Erdogan had earlier criticized the nations – including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), […]

Qatar Signs $12-B Deal to Buy F-15 Jets from US

Qatar Signs $12-B Deal to Buy F-15 Jets from US

Qatar Signs $12-B Deal to Buy F-15 Jets from US $BA Qatar’s Ministry of Defense said Wednesday the country signed a deal to buy F-15 fighter jets from the United States for $12-B. The deal was completed despite the Gulf country being criticized recently by US President Donald Trump for supporting terrorism. US Defense Secretary […]

World War 3: US Pentagon Backs Qatar

World War 3: US Pentagon Backs Qatar

World War 3: US Pentagon Backs Qatar Mixed messages are coming from Washington, President Trump accused Qatar of channeling support to extremists, stating that the Gulf Kingdom has “historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level.” The US leader took up a harsh tone against Doha after several Middle Eastern countries, including […]

The Qatar Crisis: Signs of Weakness

The Qatar Crisis: Signs of Weakness

The Qatar Crisis: Signs of Weakness The decision by some Persian Gulf and Arab nations to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar is indicative of the deep crisis brewing in the region over the lack of real Sunni leadership. This situation could represent an opportunity for Israel if it treads lightly. The decision by Saudi Arabia, […]

FIFA President, “Qatar 2022 World Cup Not Under Threat”

FIFA President, “Qatar 2022 World Cup Not Under Threat”

FIFA President, “Qatar 2022 World Cup Not Under Threat” Gianni Infantino said he expected the diplomatic situation to be back to normal by the time the tournament is played FIFA president Gianni Infantino does not believe that the diplomatic crisis which has embroiled 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar will threaten its staging of the […]

UAE “Blacklist” Squeezing Liquidity of Qatari Banks

UAE “Blacklist” Squeezing Liquidity of Qatari Banks

UAE “Blacklist” Squeezing Liquidity of Qatari Banks Qatari banks have around QAR60-B in funding in the form of customer and inter-bank deposits from other GCC states A move by four Arab states to “Blacklist” dozens of figures with alleged links to Qatar could squeeze liquidity at Qatari banks which get a significant amount of their […]

World War 3: Muslims Rise Up Against Terrorists

World War 3: Muslims Rise Up Against Terrorists

World War 3: Muslims Rise Up Against Terrorists Qatar serves as a warning to many countries that are embracing extremism, the true Muslim world has had enough and is rising up against those that fund terrorism. While the USA has been responsible for creating the crisis with their Politically Correct government and the failure of […]

Youssef al-Qaradawi, the Spiritual Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Sanctioned

Youssef al-Qaradawi, the Spiritual Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Sanctioned

Youssef al-Qaradawi, the Spiritual Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Sanctioned Gulf Arab nations have put 12 organizations and 59 people that are associated with energy rich Qatar on a terror sanctions list. The move, announced Friday, is the latest development in the ongoing rift between Qatar and Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab […]

UAE Bans All Expression of Sympathy Towards Qatar

UAE Bans All Expression of Sympathy Towards Qatar

UAE Bans All Expression of Sympathy Towards Qatar Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Authority has re-imposed a ban on Oil tankers linked to Qatar Bahrain demands that Qatar distance itself from Iran Saudi and its allies add people, groups with Qatar links to terrorism lists Qatar vows no surrender in Gulf crisis as US, Kuwait seek […]

Qatar’s Biggest Problems: al-Nuaymi and al-Subaiy

Qatar’s Biggest Problems: al-Nuaymi and al-Subaiy

Qatar’s Biggest Problems: al-Nuaymi and al-Subaiy Al-Subaiy and Al-Nuaymi have close ties to senior leaders in the Qatari government and are 2 of the biggest problems Qatar faces in dealing with the current crisis. Khalifa Muhammad Turki al-Subaiy and Abd al-Rahman bin Umayr al-Nuaymi are senior-level financiers of al-Qaeda. In 2014, U.S. Treasury Undersecretary for […]

Trump has attacked Qatar

Trump has attacked Qatar

Trump has attacked Qatar Qatar has “historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level,” Trump said during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. “I decided, along with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, our great generals and military people, the time had come to call on Qatar to end its […]

GCC Rift Could Escalate into a ‘Military Standoff’ – Sultan Al Qassemi

GCC Rift Could Escalate into a ‘Military Standoff’ – Sultan Al Qassemi

GCC Rift Could Escalate into a ‘Military Standoff’ – Sultan Al Qassemi Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain have completely cut ties with Qatar UAE closes its airspace to planes from Doha, blocks Qatari websites The website of Qatar Airways has now been blocked in the UAE The rift between the GCC states has intensified […]

World War 3: Turkey Makes Qatar Crisis Worse

World War 3: Turkey Makes Qatar Crisis Worse

World War 3: Turkey Makes Qatar Crisis Worse Turkey to send troops to Qatar Turkey’s cooperation with Qatar comes as several countries and organizations – including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, the Maldives, and one of Libya’s three rival governments – cut ties with Doha on Monday, accusing it of […]

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) Climate Regulation Accounting Process “may be a sham”

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) Climate Regulation Accounting Process “may be a sham”

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) Climate Regulation Accounting Process “may be a sham” ExxonMobil signed a production-sharing contract with the government of Equatorial Guinea for deepwater block EG-11 for an undisclosed amount, the Houston-based company said June 5. Deepwater block EG-11, located west of Malabo, measures about 307,000 acres (1,242 sq km) and is adjacent to the […]

UAE Backs Move Against Qatar

UAE Backs Move Against Qatar

UAE Backs Move Against Qatar The United Arab Emirates has issued the following statement: “The UAE affirms its complete commitment and support to the Gulf Cooperation Council and to the security and stability of the GCC States. Within this framework, and based on the insistence of the State of Qatar to continue to undermine the […]

Will America Ban Qatar Airways?

Will America Ban Qatar Airways?

Will America Ban Qatar Airways? Qatar Airways faces disaster as the owner, the Qatari Government has been labeled a terrorist by it’s neighboring Arab countries. Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the country of backing terrorist groups. The Saudi state news agency SPA alleged […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Launches the 812 Superfast Road Car

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Launches the 812 Superfast Road Car

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Launches the 812 Superfast Road Car $RACE The launch of Ferrari’s new 812 Superfast at Alfardan Sports Motors’ exclusive pavilion Monday marked a “super” start for the 5-day Qatar Motor Show (QMS) 2017. Alfardan Sports Motors, the official dealer of Ferrari in Qatar is committed to bringing Ferrari’s Italian heritage to the forefront […]

Qatar Stock Exchange Introduces Margin Trading

Qatar Stock Exchange Introduces Margin Trading

Qatar Stock Exchange Introduces Margin Trading The initiative primarily aims to boost liquidity in the market The Qatar Stock Exchange will introduce margin trading this week in an effort to boost liquidity on the bourse, its CEO said Monday. Group Securities, a brokerage firm, will be allowed to execute margin trades beginning Thursday. “This initiative […]

Qatar’s Emir Calls for Neighborly Relations with Iran

Qatar’s Emir Calls for Neighborly Relations with Iran

Qatar’s Emir Calls for Neighborly Relations with Iran Qatar’s Emir called for good neighborly relations between Gulf Arabs and Iran in a telephone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Qatar media reported, amid fresh strains between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran over the haj pilgrimage. Tensions have been rising since Gulf Arab allies variously […]

Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund Invests in Empire State Building

Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund Invests in Empire State Building

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has bought an almost 10% stake in the company that owns New York’s iconic Empire State Building, the official QNA news agency reported Wednesday. “Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has acquired $622-M in shares in the Empire State Realty Trust,” the news agency said. The investment equates to a 9.9% stake in the […]

Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower

Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower

Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower $BLK, $JLL, $GOOGL, $C The acquisition of Asian Square Tower 1 marks the largest single tower real estate transaction in Asia Pacific Sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has acquired a 43-story office tower in Singapore from US private equity firm BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) in a $2.45-B transaction. […]