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Qatar Escalates Crisis

The UAE will follow all official international channels, including contacting the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, about Qatar's interception of two regular UAE aircraft en route to Bahrain, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has stated. The statement c

LIVETRADINGNEWS.COM - 2018-01-18 08:06:58

Bahrain: Government Stifles Dissent

(Beirut) - Bahrain continued its downward spiral on human rights during 2017 as the government harassed, intimidated, imprisoned, and prosecuted human rights defenders and their relatives on charges that should have never been brought, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2018

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - 2018-01-18 08:24:00

Qatar Islamic Bank Q4 net profit up 14.6 pct, meets forecasts

DUBAI, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) , the Gulf state's largest sharia-compliant lender by assets, reported a 14.6 percent rise in fourth-quarter net profit, meeting the average forecasts of three analysts, according to Reuters calculations. The bank was the third major Qatari lender

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 05:25:52

Kuwait & Tunisia climb as top ten hold firm

AFP With just 22 matches played, all friendlies, since the December edition, it is no surprise to see few significant changes in the first FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of 2018. Germany remain at the summit of a static top ten, while Iceland (20, up 2) are the only team to enter the top 20, with t

FIFA.COM - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

Qatar: Year of Crisis Spurred Rights Reforms

People look at a model of Al Thumama stadium during an unveiling ceremony at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, August 24, 2017. 2017 REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon (Beirut) - Qatar announced a range of significant human rights reforms during 2017 that if carried out would usher in some of the mos

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - 2018-01-18 08:23:00

10 Arab women who design for a cause

Arab designers entered the world's fashion radar and have occupied the red carpet ever since their name became a staple in the fashion world. These designers continuously use their cultural and historical heritage in their creations, never ceasing to promote their Arab identity and resilience. Here

STEPFEED.COM - 2018-01-18 06:00:00

Uae Claims Qatari Fighter Jets Intercepted Two Passenger Planes on Monday

According to officials in the United Arab Emirates, both an Etihad and an Emirates flight were engaged in international airspace by military jets from Qatar. Government officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) say that ongoing tensions with Gulf state rival Qatar have now resulted in military thr

FLYERTALK.COM - 2018-01-17 22:42:52

Petrostates, International Soccer, and Soft Power

Manchester City FC is at the top of the English Premier League standings. Paris Saint-Germain's roster includes the most expensive player ever in Neymar. Russia's Gazprom is a sponsor of major European soccer teams and the UEFA Champions League, Europe's premier club competition. The corporate logo

ENERGYFUSE.ORG - 2018-01-17 21:14:13

Qatar: Exiled sheikh promoted by Saudi Arabia now in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY - Qatari authorities say an exiled sheikh once promoted by Saudi Arabia as a possible opposition leader amid a diplomatic dispute between Arab nations and Doha is now in Kuwait. It's the latest chapter in Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani's mysterious travels, after he appeared in an onli

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-17 08:07:17

The UAE/Qatar Rivalry Is Escalating

In light of Emirati complaints about the Qatari air force intercepting civilian airliners, Washington should caution both sides in the ongoing Gulf dispute. After several months of relative quiet, Qatar's row with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt has heated up again due to

WASHINGTON INSTITUTE FOR NEAR EAST POLICY - 2018-01-17 08:00:00

UAE will complain to UN body over Qatar war planes

DUBAI - The United Arab Emirates will lodge a complaint against Qatar at the United Nations' aviation agency on Tuesday after Qatari war planes allegedly intercepted UAE civilian aircraft, a UAE official said. The UAE said on Monday that Qatari air force jets had intercepted two UAE civilian aircra

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-01-17 11:21:00

Qatar Increases BAE Systems Order for Hawk Trainer Planes

LONDON - The government of Qatar has boosted its plans to buy Hawk training planes from BAE Systems, the country's defense minister Khalid Bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah said Wednesday. Continue Reading Below Qatar is now looking to buy nine Hawk trainer planes, rather than only six previously discussed,

FOXBUSINESS - 2018-01-17 11:46:03

UK rights groups demand cancellation of Saudi Crown Prince's visit

[JURIST] A coalition of human rights groups, including the Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK), Stop the War Coalition, the Campaign Against Arms Trade [advocacy websites] and Human Rights for Yemen, sent a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May [official website] on Tuesday urging

JURIST.ORG - 2018-01-16 20:15:00

Saudi Arabia: 'The Emoji Movie' & 'Captain Underpants' Are First Films To Screen

This past weekend saw the first official public film screenings in Saudi Arabia since the cinema ban was lifted in December after 35 years. While the first multiplexes are still a way off, a makeshift moviehouse was sponsored at the state-run Culture and Arts Society in Jeddah, Reuters reported. Son

DEADLINE - 2018-01-16 18:50:01

Bahrain: Radar tracks show Qatari jets flying by UAE planes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Bahrain released radar tracks on Tuesday it said showed Qatari fighter jets passing by Emirati commercial airliners on their way to the island nation, encounters which started a new dispute between the Gulf nations amid the diplomatic crisis gripping Doha. The two

TOWNHALL - 2018-01-16 13:48:00

Amid Military Threats All Around, GCC Members Face Economic Squeeze

Yesterday, the UAE accused Qatari jets of intercepting a commercial jet bound for Bahrain. Qatar denied the charges, but whether true or not, the event is a reminder of the possibility of a purposeful or accidental war among GCC members could break out at any time. In addition, any war could involve

VALUEWALK - 2018-01-16 13:01:36

UAE seeks probe into alleged Qatari airspace violations

Updated 11:35 AM ET, Tue January 16, 2018 (CNN)The United Arab Emirates has asked the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to investigate its claim that Qatari fighter jets intercepted two civilian aircraft on their way to Bahrain. The alleged interceptions were "a deliberate hostile a

CNN - 2018-01-16 16:35:29

Bahrain ruling on Nabeel Rajab jail term condemned

Provided by Al Jazeera Rajab, who had been previously detained times, was re-arrested in July 2016 and remain under detention [File: AP] Human rights groups have roundly condemned a ruling by a Bahraini court to affirm a two-year jail sentence of activist Nabeel Rajab, saying the verdict "illustra

MSN.COM - 2018-01-16 14:21:35

Trump Sidesteps Escalating Gulf Tensions in Call Praising Qatar

A call between President Donald Trump and Qatar's ruler on Monday was notable for what it didn't include -- a reference to the escalation in the long-running dispute between U.S. allies in the Gulf. Trump thanked Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for "Qatari action to counter terrorism and extremism in

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-16 12:29:04

MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar rebounds sharply, major Gulf markets firm

* Qatar had tumbled on Monday after UAE alleged aviation incidents * Market resumed strong uptrend on Tuesday * Saudi Resources and Marketing ends lower after volatile trade * Dubai's Emirates NBD rises after Q4 earnings * Oman's Al Izz Islamic Bank surges after net loss narrows By Andrew Torch

REUTERS - 2018-01-16 14:24:18