Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

'Billion dollar ransom': Did Qatar pay record sum?

<b>On the morning of 16 December 2015 Qatar's ruling family got bad news: 28 members of a royal hunting party had been kidnapped in Iraq.</b><p>A list of the hostages was given to Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, who was about to become Qatar's foreign minister. He realised that it included two of …

Middle East

Inside Qatar's charm offensive to win over Washington

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - There was much bonhomie as a few dozen people, including members of Congress and U.S. administration officials, gathered last week for dinner in a posh Washington neighborhood in honor of Qatar's foreign minister.<p>Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sat next to the …

Politics

Qatar accuses UAE of human rights abuses, takes its case to the UN’s highest court

The Hague — Qatar on Wednesday will launch an urgent case before the UN’s highest court against United Arab Emirates (UAE), accusing it of human …

Business (South Africa)

Al Jazeera renews call demanding press freedom

New campaign comes year after three Gulf countries and Egypt attempted to close network as part of anti-Qatar blockade.<p>Al Jazeera is renewing its demand for press freedom, one year after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE launched a blockade against Qatar and called for the Doha-based network …

World News

Arabic press review: Israeli delegation set to visit Bahrain - again

LanguageUndefined Despite no formal relations between the two countries, an Israeli delegation is set to visit Bahrain on 24 June for a Unesco meeting

Middle East

UN top court to hear Qatar, UAE rights dispute

THE HAGUE (AFP) -<p>The UN's highest court will hold public hearings this month in an urgent case between United Arab Emirates and Qatar, which accuses its Gulf rival of "human rights violations and "discrimination".<p>Doha's lawyers will lay out their arguments before the International Court of Justice …

Human Rights

Qatar promises Jordan jobs and $500M in investments

Jordan's royal court says Qatar's foreign minister has promised to invest $500 million in infrastructure projects in the kingdom and provide 10,000 …

Business

Qatar extends $500 million aid package to Jordan: official

AMMAN (Reuters) - Qatar has extended a $500 mln aid package to Jordan that includes investments, project finance and job opportunities for Jordanians, an official source in Amman said on Wednesday.<p>Two days ago, Qatar's Gulf neighbours Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates - with which it is …

News

Qatar Deputy PM meets Pakistani Ambassador

ISLAMABAD, Jun 12 (APP):Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met Ambassador of the Islamic …

Pakistan

Qatar Says it Files Case against UAE at UN's Highest Court

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar said Monday it filed a case against the United Arab Emirates at the United Nations' highest court, accusing …

United Arab Emirates

World Digest: June 11, 2018

SYRIA<p>U.N. fears worse to come after Idlib strikes<p>The U.N. humanitarian agency’s top official for Syria expressed concern Monday about recent airstrikes in rebel-held Idlib province, warning that “we may have not seen the worst of the crisis” in Syria even after seven years of war.<p>Panos Moumtzis of …

Middle East

The Persian Gulf crisis has no winners, except maybe Iran

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>It's been a full year since Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates launched a regional boycott and</b> …

World News

A year on, the pressure on Qatar shows no sign of letting up

07 June 2018 - 13:48 Agency Staff<p>Picture: ISTOCK<p>Published by Tiso Blackstar and distributed with the Financial Mail on the last Thursday of every …

Business (South Africa)

Superficial BBC News reporting from Qatar hinders understanding

“Plucky: Having or showing determined courage in the face of difficulties.”The article promoted by the BBC’s Middle East bureau chief in that Tweet …

Middle East

Qatar turns to Europe to escape Gulf blockade

Isolated among the Gulf States for the past year, Qatar has paradoxically managed to steer a successful course through the economic conflict waged …

Human Rights

End the Blockade of Qatar

DOHA, Qatar — For more than 15 years the Middle East has been a region of turmoil and instability. Transnational terrorism, waves of displaced populations and seemingly intractable wars present global threats that affect countries far from the region.<p>In Qatar, we believe that the crises in the …

Opinion

Qatar FM: 'Impulsive behaviour' is a threat to GCC stability

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani discusses the blockade imposed against his country and its regional impact.<p>It has been one year since Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting "terrorism" and fermenting …

Middle East

Qatar cash and cows help buck Gulf boycott

<b>Deep in the desert, in an air-conditioned barn, a cow steps onto a state-of-the art, mechanical carousel to have a milking machine attached to her udder.</b><p>A year ago, Qatar had no dairy herd - relying on milk imported from Saudi Arabia. Now, Baladna farm has 10,000 cattle. Most come from top breeders …

World News

The Qatar crisis has impacted politics but also presented opportunities

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have been leading a political and economic blockade against the state of Qatar since 5 June 2017, which has …

Middle East

Qatar takes UAE to UN's highest court over blockade

Move comes a year after the UAE, along with Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic and trade ties with Doha.<p>The government of Qatar is taking the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) over what it described as human rights violations, according to the …

Middle East

Qatar FM: 'Purchase of military equipment is sovereign decision'

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to Al Jazeera about Saudi Arabia's reported threats of 'military action' against Qatar should it acquire Russian S-400 air defence systems.<p>Al Jazeera is taking a look at the causes and effects of the Gulf crisis one year after …

Middle East

Qatari FM dismisses reported Saudi threats over S-400 deal

Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani says purchase of military equipment is a 'sovereign decision'.<p>Qatar's foreign minister has dismissed reports of threats of military action by Saudi Arabia over Doha's plans to acquire the Russian-made S-400 air defence system, saying Qatar's …

World News

Qatar’s Regional Rivals Ratchet Up Pressure in Widening Middle-East Rift

Official media in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the U.A.E. and Bahrain published a list of alleged terrorists or terrorist organizations<p>Qatar’s regional rivals on Friday accused the country of supporting and harboring dozens of individuals and organizations linked to terrorism, widening the rift between …

Middle East

Report: Cohen Asked for Millions to Pass to Trump Family

May 22, 2018 by Ed Brayton<p>Let me start with a disclaimer: This story comes from the Daily Mail and has not yet been confirmed by a more reputable …

Donald Trump

MORE PAYMENTS to Mike Cohen are being UNEARTHED – and there might be a COVER UP too…

There’s all sorts of new Michael Cohen news today, but the juiciest was uncovered by Ronan Farrow, who has seriously been the most prolific …

Conservative View

Turkey carries out hectic diplomacy for Jerusalem

Turkey has intensified its diplomatic efforts on the eve of the extraordinary meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Istanbul …

Turkey

Greenblatt in Qatar to discuss Gaza and Trump’s peace plan

The visit comes two days after the US moved its embassy to Jerusalem.<p>><br>• ><p>U.S. Envoy for Middle East negotiations Jason Greenblatt on a visit in Israel. …

Israel

U.S. secretary of state, Qatari foreign minister discuss terror financing | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Wednesday discussed Qatar’s efforts on countering terrorism financing, the State Department said.<p>U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint press …

U.S. Dept. of State

US envoy Jason Greenblatt meets with leaders in Qatar to discuss Gaza relief

WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt met Wednesday in Qatar with its foreign minister and discussed relief for Gaza, a notable …

Jewish Culture

U.S. secretary of state, Qatari foreign minister discuss terror financing

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman …

U.S. Dept. of State