Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani

Descendants of Saudi Wahhabism Founder Distance Themselves from Qatar

DUBAI, May 28 – Descendents of the founding father of Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi brand of Islam have sought to distance themselves from Qatar’s ruling family, according to a statement published on Sunday, in a further sign of a rift among Gulf Arab states. In the front-page statement, Saudi Arabia’s Okaz newspaper said that 200 descendents

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Amid Regional Strains, Qatar Says Hackers Post Fake Comments by Emir

CAIRO, May 24 – Qatar said on Wednesday its state news agency had been hacked, after it reported remarks purportedly by its ruler criticizing aspects of U.S. foreign policy in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia. The comments attributed to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani continued to be carried

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Qatar Emir Names New Foreign Minister in Cabinet Reshuffle

DOHA, Jan 27 – Qatar’s emir issued a decree on Wednesday replacing the foreign minister and merging some portfolios, state news agency QNA reported, in what was seen as a move to consolidate his power and cut costs after the sharp drop in oil prices. Qatar, the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas exporter, is one

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