Tag: Gulf States

UAE on Path to Replace Qatar as Main Financial Source for Gaza Strip

TEL AVIV — Financial support from Qatar to various projects in the Gaza Strip has been significantly reduced since the beginning of the crisis in relations between Qatar and the Gulf states, leaving a vacuum that has begun to be filled in the last several weeks by the United Arab Emirates, Arab media has reported.

FILE -- In this Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 file photo, tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold their weapons as they chant slogans during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen's civil war is threatening to further entangle the United States in it as American forces have fired missiles into the country in retaliation for attacks launched from Shiite rebel territory. The retaliatory strike comes as America has tried to back away from a Saudi-led military campaign in the country over civilian casualties caused by its airstrikes. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

Saudi Paper: Qatari Extremist Finances Terrorist Groups In Yemen

In light of the political escalation between Qatar and the Gulf states resulting from the severing of ties between several Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the Saudi media outlet Al Arabiya has claimed one man serves as “the Qatari engineer of the financing” of terror in Yemen.

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Lax Security, Phony IDs Surround Europe’s Migrant Flood

The Associated Press has filed an astounding report on the piles of fake documents appearing as discarded refuse along the migrant route into Europe, as the number of people claiming to be “Syrian” for the purposes of securing asylum status surges exponentially.

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The Mideast Migrant Crisis Requires Mideast Solutions

Political responses to crises are often tardy and embarrassingly fad-driven, as with the current global outcry over the image of a three-year-old Syrian boy washed up on the Turkish shore. He was hardly the first innocent victim of this century’s most brutal war. Where has the world been for the last 54 months?

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At Summit, Gulf States Need to Measure Obama’s Promises Against His Actions

“Peanuts” fans well remember a recurring Fall theme in the Charles Schulz comic strip: Lucy holding a football on the ground for Charlie Brown to kick, only to remove it at the last second. Each season, Lucy repeatedly assured Charlie “this time” would be different. A gullible Charlie repeatedly put his faith in Lucy, but readers did not. They knew she had no compunction about lying.

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Yemen Factions Prepare For All-Out Civil War

Just as the U.S. presence in Yemen has finalized its complete withdrawal, factions within in the country—such as the Iran-backed Shiite Houthis and Sunni government forces—are said to be preparing to engage in a full-scale civil war to determine who will rule the Gulf state.