Tag: Gulf States

Palestinian women take part in a rally of Hamas supporters to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movements creation and to ask for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip on December 12, 2014 in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

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.

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Tillerson Looks to Defuse Qatar Crisis on Gulf Tour

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the key mediator between Qatar and its Arab neighbors, arrived Monday in Kuwait, for talks aimed at defusing the Gulf’s worst crisis in years.

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 …

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.

The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, attends a Gulf summit in Bahrain on December 6, 2016

Saudis, Bahrain, UAE, Egypt Cut Ties with Qatar over Iran Spat

Gulf states on Monday cut diplomatic ties with neighbouring Qatar and kicked it out of a military coalition, less than a month after US President Donald Trump visited the region to cement ties with powerhouse Saudi Arabia.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi speaks during a press conference on August 22, 2016 in Tehran. Iran said that Russian raids on Syria from one of its airbases had ended for now, shortly after accusing Moscow of 'showing off' when it revealed the bombing missions. / AFP / ATTA …

Iran Says Saudi, Israel Working to Damage Country

Iran on Monday criticised what it said was coordination between Israel and regional rival Saudi Arabia, describing attempts to create an “international atmosphere” against Tehran.

An Egyptian man walks down the street at the Khan al-Khalili market in Cairo on May 20, 2016. The latest EgyptAir plane crash is another crushing blow to a country whose tourism-dependent economy is struggling to recover from years of jihadist attacks and political turmoil, analysts said. / AFP / …

Arabs View U.S. Election with Indifference or Loathing

In Cairo, capital of the most populous Arab country, the US election is met with self-absorbed indifference or loathing for one, and sometimes both, candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Iran Sanctions Relief Crashes Middle Eastern Markets

If President Obama’s master plan is to develop Iran into a regional super-power, settling the Middle East’s sectarian problems through Shiite conquest, then his nuclear deal was a major step forward.

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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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Obama Vows To Keep Arab Allies Secure Amid Iran Deal Fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charging toward an Iran nuclear agreement, President Barack Obama is assuring Arab allies that they are safe from the threat of an empowered Tehran as he seeks to shore up some of America’s most critical security partnerships.

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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.