Erdogan Hosts Qatar Emir Amid New Gulf Tensions
Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani held talks in Turkey on Monday with his chief ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as tensions again surged between the emirate and its regional foes.
Bahrain Strongly Condemns Qatari Interception of UAE Passenger Plane
The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs vehemently condemned on Monday (January 15, 2018) the interception by Qatari fighter jets of a civilian aircraft flying from the UAE to Bahrain.
Jazeera: Qatar Denies Charge its Fighter Jets Intercepted UAE plane
A Qatari foreign ministry official quoted by Al Jazeera TV denied on Monday a charge by the United Arab Emirates that Qatari fighter planes had intercepted an Emirati civilian plane en route to Bahrain.
UAE says Qatari Fighter Jets Intercepted Civilian Flight
The United Arab Emirates said on Monday that Qatari fighter jets intercepted an Emirati civilian aircraft during a routine flight to Bahrain, which Qatar denied, escalating a months-old feud between the Gulf Arab states.
VIDEO: Qatari FM Says Doha Allowed those whose Qatari Nationality was Reinstated to Keep their Bahraini Citizenship
Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said that the naturalization of Bahrainis issue was settled after a dialogue between the two states.
Qatar Accuses UAE Aircraft of Violating its Airspace, Agency
Qatar has filed a complaint to the United Nations about an alleged violation of its airspace in December by an Emirati military aircraft, state news agency QNA reported on Friday.
2017: Disputes with Qatar Create New Accusations against Bahrain Opposition
The royal family in Bahrain never stopped accusing the opposition of being loyal to or working for foreign powers, in a bid to topple the regime. The accusation never changed, but the accused countries do.
2017: This is Bahrain; 15 Martyrs, 14 Death Sentences, Al-Wasat Suspension, Wa’ad Dissolution, Diraz Raid, Israeli Visit
2017 was an exhausting year with rougher escalating violence. The political situation ended its 6th year falling deeper into crisis, with eradicating freedom of expression and opinion, issuing harsher and retaliating judicial verdicts. Everything is heading towards ending the last margin of the "state", and in return rule with oppression, tyranny, and suppression of voices and lives.
Trial of Opposition Leader over Charge of “Communicating with Qatar” Adjourned until Jan. 25
The Fourth High Criminal Court adjourned on Thursday (January 4, 2018) the trial of opposition leader and Al-Wefaq Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman and two Al-Wefaq leaders Sheikh Hassan Sultan and Ali Al-Aswad over charge of "communicating with Qatar" until January 25.
Public Prosecution Holds Case of Lawyer Issa Borshid Accused of Sympathizing with Qatar
The Bahraini Public Prosecution held the case in which lawyer Issa Borshid was accused of sympathizing with Qatar.
Trial of Sheikh Ali Salman over Charges of “Communicating with Qatar” Adjourned until Jan. 4 to Listen to Witnesses
Bahrain’s high criminal court adjourned on Thursday (December 28, 2017) the trial of opposition leader and Al-Wefaq Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman over charge of "communicating with Qatar" until January 4, 2018, to listen to witnesses.
Qatar Arrests Bahraini Sailor over Charge of Entering its Territorial Waters
Family of missing sailor Mostafa Hassan said that the Qatari authorities arrested their son along with two Asian workers.
Hamoud Sultan Confirms He’s Banned from Traveling to Attend Gulf Cup
Former football player and Qatari Cup sports analyst Hamoud Sultan confirmed on his Instagram account yesterday, what he described as a travel ban imposed on him.
Amnesty Int’l Says Gulf Rift Taking Toll on Ordinary Citizens, Families
Families are being torn apart by the rift between Qatar and three other Gulf Arab states which began six months ago, Amnesty International said on Thursday.
Qatar to Run Third Consecutive Budget Deficit of $7.7 Bn in 2018
Qatar will run a deficit of $7.7 billion in 2018, a third consecutive year in the red due to low energy prices, the finance ministry said Tuesday.
Qatar Flexes Financial Muscle with 12 Billion Euros of French Deals
Qatar will buy fighter jets and armored vehicles as part of 12 billion euros worth of commercial contracts it agreed with France on Thursday, bolstering its military capability and its international ties as it faces a boycott by other Arab states.
Passports Directorate Say Qatari Entry Visas to Bahrain Have Some Delays
The Directorate General of Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) said that the issuance of entry visas for Qatari national and foreign nationals residing in Qatar would see some delay, noting that this would "affect the movement of families between Bahrain and Qatar."
Despite King’s Decision to Boycott Any Gulf Summit Attended by Qatar, Bahrain Takes Part in Kuwait Summit
A Bahraini delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa arrived in Kuwait to take part in the Gulf Cooperation Council summit, held in Kuwait today and tomorrow.
Passports and Residence Affairs Directorate Urges Qataris Residing in Bahrain to Correct their Legal Status
The Bahraini Interior Ministry’s Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs (NPRA) called on Qataris residing in Bahrain to correct their legal situation after entry visas were imposed on Qataris.
Kuwait Invites Boycott-Hit Qatar to Gulf Summit
Kuwait on Thursday invited Qatar to a summit of Gulf countries next week, state media said, the first such invitation in a months-long Saudi-led diplomatic boycott of Doha.