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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.

 
Qatar Removed from UAE Museum World Map as Tensions Escalate
23 Jan 2018 04:27

Qatar Removed from UAE Museum World Map as Tensions Escalate

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has omitted Qatar from a world map exhibited at a recently opened Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi amid rising tensions between the two Persian Gulf monarchies.

 
An Emirati A380 passenger plane (File photo)
16 Jan 2018 11:55

UAE to file complaint to UN agency over ‘interception’ by Qatari jets: Official

Islam Times - The head of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says Abu Dhabi is set to lodge a complaint with the United Nations aviation agency over an alleged interception by Qatari fighter jets of two Emirati passenger aircraft en route to Bahrain.

 
An Emirati passenger plane (File photo)
16 Jan 2018 05:53

Qatar dismisses UAE accusation of ‘intercepting’ 2 Emirati passenger aircraft

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) alleges that Qatar has “intercepted” two Emirati passenger aircraft en route to Bahrain, but Doha rejects the accusation amid a growing row over purported airspace violations.

 
Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani
16 Jan 2018 04:01

Qatari Royal Family Member Detained by UAE Says Life in Danger

Islam Times - A member of the Qatari royal family has issued a video message saying his life is in danger after held against his will in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

 
Qatari Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani, left, with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
15 Jan 2018 08:05

Qatari royal leaves UAE after declaring his detention

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates says a member of Qatar's royal family has left Abu Dhabi hours after he declared that he was being forcibly held in the Persian Gulf Arab state.

 
The file photo shows a fighter jet belonging to the air force of the United Arab Emirates.
14 Jan 2018 04:28

Second UAE fighter jet violates Qatari airspace: Doha

Islam Times - Qatar says a second warplane belonging to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has violated its airspace, a day after Doha lodged a formal complaint with the UN about what it called a violation of its airspace last month by another such fighter jet.

 
Saudi Regime Bans Qataris from Umrah Pilgrimage
7 Jan 2018 04:00

Saudi Regime Bans Qataris from Umrah Pilgrimage

Islam Times - The Saudi regime has been preventing Qatari pilgrims from performing the Umrah pilgrimage.

 
Qatar and Turkey have launched a joint electronic platform which both hope would enable Qatari nationals dodge the Saudi-led economic sanctions and buy Turkish products.
3 Jan 2018 08:17

Qatar, Turkey launch shopping website to dodge Saudi-led sanctions

Islam Times - Qatar and Turkey have launched a joint electronic platform which both hope would enable Qatari nationals dodge the Saudi-led economic sanctions and buy Turkish products.

 
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Turkish troops at the Qatari-Turkish Armed Forces Land Command Base in Doha on November 15, 2017. (Photo by AP)
27 Dec 2017 11:40

Turkey deploys troops in Qatar amid Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis

Islam Times - A group of Turkish troops have been deployed to a military base in Qatar amid the diplomatic crisis between Doha and a Saudi-led quartet of Arab countries.

 
F-15 Eagle
24 Dec 2017 07:39

US allows Boeing to sell 36 F-15 warplanes to Qatar

Islam Times - The Pentagon says Boeing has been allowed to manufacture as many as 36 F-15 warplanes for Qatar which is locked in a bitter confrontation with a Saudi-led group of Arab states.

 
Saudi-Led Regimes Attempt to Destroy Qatari Economy
19 Dec 2017 21:12

Saudi-Led Regimes Attempt to Destroy Qatari Economy

Qatar is probing attempts to harm the Qatari economy through the manipulation of its currency, securities and derivatives markets.

 
BAE Eurofighter Typhoon fighter
11 Dec 2017 05:06

Qatar Purchases 24 Typhoon Warplanes from UK as Tensions with Saudis Increase

Islam Times - Qatar has signed a multi-billion-dollar deal to buy 24 Eurofighter Typhoon warplanes from Britain, its second major defense agreement this week, which comes amid a worsening Persian Gulf political crisis.

 
Qatar Emir to Attend Persian Gulf Summit amid Rift with Saudi Arabia
4 Dec 2017 01:32

Qatar Emir to Attend Persian Gulf Summit amid Rift with Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - The Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will attend a crucial summit of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council in Kuwait despite a widening rift with neighboring Saudi Arabia.

 
Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani
28 Nov 2017 06:56

Qatar Accuses Saudi Regime of Bullying Smaller Countries

Islam Times - Qatar’s Foreign Minister has accused Saudi Arabia of bullying its neighbors and risking new conflict amid an ongoing diplomatic crisis.

 
Top Qatari Minister in Iran Seeking Improved Ties to Counter Saudi-Led Blockade
26 Nov 2017 15:45

Top Qatari Minister in Iran Seeking Improved Ties to Counter Saudi-Led Blockade

Islam times - - Qatari Minister of Economy and Trade Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Thani has visited Tehran and held talks with high ranking officials seeking improved bilateral ties a Saudi-led blockade on the tiny Persian Gulf State continues.

 
Saudi-Led Regimes Boycott Qatar-Hosted Persian Gulf Cup
16 Nov 2017 22:51

Saudi-Led Regimes Boycott Qatar-Hosted Persian Gulf Cup

Islam times - Persian Gulf Cup organizers on Thursday said Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain had “withdrawn” from the Qatar-hosted tournament, amid a deepening political crisis in the region.