Politics

Arab States Seek to Step Up Pressure on Qatar Over 2013 Accord

DUBAI, July 11 – Four Arab states sought on Monday to pile pressure on Qatar over charges it backs terrorism, saying the publication of a previously secret accord between Riyadh and Doha showed Qatar broke a promise not to meddle in the affairs of Gulf countries. The text of the 2013 accord, whose existence was

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Pakistani Investigation Committee Report Recommends Filing Reference Against PM

ISLAMABAD: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), formed to probe the money trail of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family’s offshore properties, submitted its fourth and final report to the Supreme Court today and it recommended the apex court to file reference against the prime minister and his two sons under NAB Ordinance, ARY News reported. According to ARY News

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Monster in a Glass Box

For the Arabic version of this story click here BY William Bardenwerper The 12 American soldiers charged with guarding Saddam Hussein while he was tried for some of his many sins knew he was a brutal mass killer. They didn’t know how much his extraordinary last few months would change them Introduction In the summer

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Arab States to Deliver Verdict on Qatar as Compromise Elusive

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, July 5 – Four Arab foreign ministers met in Cairo to weigh possible further sanctions against Qatar on Wednesday in a dispute that has aroused deep concern among Western allies of the region’s ruling dynasties, key partners in energy and defence. Regional newspapers with links to their governments suggested the foreign

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Safe Bases: UAE’s Military Expansion in Africa

For the Arabic version of the story, click here By Awad Mustafa Two overseas Arab military garrisons are being established to secure a hold over one of the world’s most crucial chokepoints, right across the waters from Arabia. The military expansion is a clear reflection of a need felt across the Gulf Arab capitals to

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UAE Says Still Awaiting Qatar Response to Arab Demands

ABU DHABI, July 4 – United Arab Emirates foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan said on Tuesday that Arab countries boycotting Qatar over its alleged support for terrorism were still awaiting a response to their demands via mediator Kuwait. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt are pressing Qatar to shut its Al Jazeera

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Saudi Arabia and Allies Give Qatar Two More Days to Accept Demands

DUBAI, July 3 – Saudi Arabia and three allies accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism have agreed to a request by Kuwait to extend by 48 hours Sunday’s deadline for Doha to comply, according to a joint statement on Saudi state news agency SPA. Without stating whether Qatar had rejected the ultimatum as was widely expected,

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Qatar Says Arab States’ Demands “Made to be Rejected”

By Philip Pullella ROME, July 1 – Demands made of Qatar by four other Arab states were designed to be rejected, Doha’s foreign minister said on Saturday, explaining that their ultimatum was aimed not at tackling terrorism but at curtailing his country’s sovereignty. However Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, speaking to reporters in Rome, added

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