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UAE claims Qatari aircraft harassed civilian plane with 86 passengers
23 Apr 2018 06:27

UAE claims Qatari aircraft harassed civilian plane with 86 passengers

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) have claimed that Qatari military aircraft have endangered a civilian passenger plane.

Qatari Emir Boycotts Arab League Summit in Saudi Arabia
17 Apr 2018 04:11

Qatari Emir Boycotts Arab League Summit in Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has boycotted an Arab League summit in neighboring Saudi Arabia amid worsening tensions between the two Persian Gulf nations.

How Trump Benefits from Saudi, Qatar Bid to Buy US Support?
16 Apr 2018 04:57

How Trump Benefits from Saudi, Qatar Bid to Buy US Support?

Islam Times - While Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's three-week trip to the Western countries was in its last days, the Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Tamim Al-Thani visited the US. Starting on Friday, April 6, the visit of the Qatari emir first saw him arriving in Tampa, Florida.

A US Air Force B-52 bomber arrives at al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar. (By Reuters)
15 Apr 2018 05:50

Qatar’s allowing missiles to be fired from airbase shameful: Syrian official

Islam Times - Syria has condemned the "shameful" stance of the rulers of Qatar in supporting the recent US-led airstrikes on Damascus and allowing a Qatari airbase to be used for a part of the operation.

12 Apr 2018 04:06

Saudi Regime to Dump Nuclear Waste Near Qatar: Report

Islam Times - Saudi regime plans to build a military base and nuclear dump on a proposed project that would turn the peninsula of Qatar into an island, in a move set to worsen Persian Gulf tensions.

This picture taken on May 21, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump (R) shaking hands with Qatar
10 Apr 2018 12:01

US approves $300mn guided missile deal with Qatar

Islam Times - The US State Department has given the green light to a $300 million sale of guided missiles to Qatar as Persian Gulf Arab states are stepping up purchasing state-of-the-art weaponry amid their diplomatic standoff.

The photo taken on June 23, 2017 shows a general view of the Qatari side of the Abu Samra border crossing with Saudi Arabia. (By AFP)
7 Apr 2018 12:46

Saudi Arabia plans maritime border to turn Qatar into island

Islam Times - Amid its bitter diplomatic standoff with Doha, Saudi Arabia is reportedly working on a project to construct a maritime channel along the border with Qatar, practically turning the peninsula into an island.

An Emirati passenger plane (File photo)
3 Apr 2018 12:22

UAE files formal ICAO complaint about alleged airliner ‘interception’ by Qatari warplanes

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has lodged a formal complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), alleging that Qatari warplanes had repeatedly intercepted Emirati civilian aircraft in regular and scheduled flight paths.

French made Mirage 2000 belonging to United Arab Emirates air force (Photo by AFP)
11 Mar 2018 06:08

Qatar complains to UN over UAE, Bahraini aircraft airspace violation

Islam Times - Qatar has issued a complaint to the United Nations over fresh violations of its air space by Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

A general view taken on September 24, 2017 shows boats moored against the backdrop of the skyline of the Qatari capital, Doha. (By AFP)
10 Mar 2018 07:01

Qatar complains to UN after UAE ‘hijacks’ fishing boat

Islam Times - Doha has complained to the United Nations about a January incident, in which it said a United Arab Emirates (UAE) vessel hijacked a Qatari fishing boat with eight crewmen.

Qatar Stock Exchange
8 Mar 2018 04:39

Qatar Economy Strong, Saudi-Led Blockade Impact Waning: IMF

Islam Times - The economic and financial impact of a nine-month Saudi-led blockade on Qatar is fading as the Persian Gulf Arab nation's economy continues to adjust successfully to lower hydrocarbon prices, International Monetary Fund noted but warned that some risks remain for Doha.

Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman with Jared Kushner and Trump’s daughter Ivanka
6 Mar 2018 05:37

Did Trump’s Son-in-Law Order Saudi-Led Blockade on Qatar?

Islam Times - Reports indicate that US President Donald Trump's son in law, Jared Kushner might be behind a Saudi-led blockade on Qatar after the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom refused to finance his property.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani
27 Feb 2018 10:07

Qatar Urges UN to Stop Saudi-Led Blockade

Islam Times - Qatar's has urged the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) on Monday to take action and stop the blockade imposed on the Persian Gulf nation by Saud-led regimes nine months ago.

Riyadh’s Detente Signal to Qatar: Acceding to Defeat or New Trick?
27 Feb 2018 07:07

Riyadh’s Detente Signal to Qatar: Acceding to Defeat or New Trick?

Islam Times - After nearly eight months, the crisis in Saudi Arabia-Qatar relations continues to unfold as all of Kuwait’s mediatory moves proved to be a failure.

Qatari Ambassador to Germany Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani
26 Feb 2018 08:21

Qatar dismisses Saudi media hype about being stripped of 2022 FIFA World Cup

Islam Times - Qatari authorities have dismissed as “fabricated and unfounded” the recent allegations by Saudi Arabian Sports Minister Turki al-Sheikh that the energy-rich Persian Gulf kingdom could be stripped of its right to host the 2022 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World ...

Saudi Arabia
26 Feb 2018 06:47

Qatar to lose right to host World Cup: Saudi minister

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia’s sports minister has suggested that Qatar could be stripped of its right to host 2022 World Cup.

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani gives a speech during the 54th Munich Security Conference in Munich, southern Germany, on February 16, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
17 Feb 2018 08:05

Qatari emir: Saudi-led blockade ‘futile’, unity needed in Middle East

Islam Times - Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani says his peninsular Persian Gulf country has “preserved its sovereignty” months after a “futile” diplomatic blockade was imposed against Doha by a Saudi-led group of Arab states.

Leadership-Thirsty Riyadh Faces Increasing Arab Defiance
7 Feb 2018 05:15

Leadership-Thirsty Riyadh Faces Increasing Arab Defiance

Islam Times - Before Arab world’s 2011 uprising erupted, known as Islamic Awakening, Saudi Arabia was identifying itself as the big brother of the smaller Persian Gulf monarchies.

Qatar’s defense minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah
4 Feb 2018 12:53

Saudi, UAE Plan to Launch Military Attack on Qatar Diffused: Defense Minister

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had plans to launch a military aggression on Qatar at the beginning of a diplomatic crisis that erupted mid last year, according to Qatar's defense minister.

Security staffers stand at the entrance to the Louvre Abu Dhabi prior to the inauguration of the museum, in the Emirates, on November 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
23 Jan 2018 10:26

UAE museum map shows Omani exclave as Emirati territory, leaves out Qatar

Islam Times - A map in the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has designated a piece of Omani land as Emirati territory, days after it caused controversy for omitting Qatar from a map altogether.