A Qatari appeals court on Sunday overturned a ruling against an American couple over the death of their adopted daughter. The ruling is likely to end a legal saga for Los Angeles couple Matthew and Grace Huang, who were originally jailed on murder charges following the January 2013 death of their adopted daughter, Gloria. The […]
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested on Thursday he was considering pardoning journalists of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television station jailed in his country for nearly a year on charges of aiding a “terrorist organisation”. Human rights groups and Western governments have condemned the trial of the journalists and the United Nations questioned Egypt’s judicial […]
The Saudi monarch has called on Egypt to follow its steps in ending a months-long dispute with Qatar after an agreement was reached earlier this week. The agreement, if implemented, promises to put an end to the worst diplomatic rift to hit the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In statements issued on the Saudi official news […]
Croatia said Thursday it will withdraw its soldiers stationed on the Golan Heights as part of a UN force after reports said that Syrian rebels battling the regime of Bashar al-Assad were receiving weapons from the Balkan country.
Qatar is ready to pay a $5 million ransom to free the Lebanese Shiite pilgrims that were kidnapped in Syria last May , An-Nahar daily reported on Friday. General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim is reportedly following up closely on the controversial issue
Qatar has given $100 million in aid to Syrians stricken by their country’s civil war, Qatar’s state news agency said on Thursday, the first tranche of at least $900 million pledged by Gulf Arab states. Four million people inside Syria need food, shelter and other aid, and more than 700,000 are estimated to have fled […]
Qatar is to hand over the Syrian embassy in its capital, Doha, to Syria’s main opposition group. The news was announced by the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), which has already appointed an ambassador. Qatar was among the first states to recognise the SNC as the official representative of the Syrian people.
Qatar extended to Egypt a $2.5bn financial lifeline on Tuesday, in an effort to shore up the weakening Egyptian currency and avert an economic crisis.
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made another televised appearance via video link to deliver this time a speech that marks 40 days after Ashura, the event which is commemorated by the Shiite Muslims as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala. […]
The Saudi aviation authority has awarded Qatar Airways and Bahrain’s Gulf Air licences to operate domestic flights in the vast desert kingdom. The national carriers of the two neighboring Gulf states will be the first foreign