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  • Qatar buys a piece of Empire State Building

    08/24/2016 9:16:51 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 24, 2016 | Associated Press
    Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has made an iconic purchase in America — a stake in the company that owns New York’s Empire State Building. The $622-million purchase by the Qatar Investment Authority comes as the Doha fund increases its investments in the US as the small country on the Arabian Peninsula tries to cope with low global oil and gas prices.
  • New markets for Qatari gas without Al Assad (Why Qatar Spent $3B on Terrorists & US/EU Lobbying)

    08/16/2016 8:01:14 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 3 replies
    ansamed ^ | Oct 1st, 2012
    Why would Qatar want to become involved in Syria where they have very few investments? This is the question the analyst Felix Imonti poses in an article recently published by specialized website 'Oilprice.com' and by Joshua Landis' Syria Comment. The kingdom, Imonti explains, ''is a geographic prisoner in a small enclave on the Persian Gulf coast. It relies upon the export of LNG, because it is restricted by Saudi Arabia from building pipelines to distant markets. In 2009, the proposal of a pipeline to Europe through Saudi Arabia and Turkey to the Nabucco pipeline was considered, but Saudi Arabia is...
  • Trump Hillary Fight - Judge Napolitano: Hillary Sold Arms to Qatar [The REAL Hillary]

    07/28/2016 12:12:58 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 15 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOuIOi1Cagg ^ | December 14, 2015 | Fox News, YouTube post by Desert Sky
    See video at link. Trump counters hillary's statement that he is dangerous. Judge Andrew Napolitano cites a federal case in Arizona that uncovers hillary clinton's illegal arms sales to Qatar. Recently uncovered emails confirm hillary clinton's illegal arms sales to Qatar, and those arms ended up in Libya, Syria, and al Qaeda. HILLARY CLINTON KNOWLYING SOLD ARMS TO AN INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.....Democrats, imagine if George W. Bush did this.....WILL YOU EVER TURN ON HILLARY THE PSYCHOPATH?! HILLARY THE WAR CRIMINAL! HILLARY IS A CRIMINAL!!!
  • Saudi ‘Person Of Interest’ Is Osama Bin Laden’s Son

    04/22/2013 6:09:48 PM PDT · by LucyT · 269 replies
    GOPTheDailyDose ^ | April 22, 2013 | "Amy"
    HAMZA IS KNOWN AS THE “CROWN PRINCE OF TERROR,” AND VOWED REVENGE VS. USA. HAMZA IS KNOWN TO BE “THE SPITTING IMAGE OF HIS FATHER, OSAMA BIN LADEN.” “SAUDI STUDENT” WAS TACKLED FLEEING BOSTON MARATHON, THEN HOSPITALIZED WITH “SEVERE HAND BURNS AND SHRAPNEL IN BACKSIDE OF LEG.” Hamza is the son of Khairiah Sabar of Saudi Arabia, one of Bin Laden’s three wives who were living in the Abbottabad compound.[11] Interrogation of the surviving wives of Osama Bin Laden by Pakistani intelligence after the raid on the Abbottabad revealed Hamza was the only person missing. He was not among those...
  • Cornell, Qatar and Hamas

    04/21/2006 9:47:38 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies · 467+ views
    In 2001, Cornell University announced a bold new project. With $750 million dollars in funds pledged by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, the University declared its intention to build a new medical school campus in Qatar. The Qatar Foundation, while private, was set up by Qatar's Emir (read "dictator"), Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and is currently chaired by the Emir's wife. At the time of its announcement and thereafter, many concerned students and alumni protested the University's decision to open a campus in Qatar. Gay rights activists questioned whether Cornell should open a satellite campus...
  • An odd coincidence in the Bergdahl release? (Highest level of Treason if proven)

    06/04/2014 7:47:39 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 50 replies
    am thinker ^ | 6/4/14 | j kissner
    There are a few potentially important details surrounding the timeline leading to Bowe Bergdahl’s release that might deserve some discussion. Truth Revolt supplies some details on the timeline: This week’s [the week of Bergdahl’s release] secret diplomacy was not the first time the U.S. government had engaged the Taliban in an effort to negotiate a prisoner swap for the release of Bergdahl. In 2011, State Department officials held a series of meetings with Taliban leaders in Doha. In Congress, there was bipartisan opposition to any release of Guantanamo prisoners. After the negotiations were made public in early 2012 by Sen....
  • Obama Admin. On Pace to Issue One Million Green Cards to Migrants from Majority-Muslim Countries

    06/17/2016 9:40:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Jue 17,2016 | CAROLINE MAY
    Green cards, or Lawful Permanent Residency, puts immigrants on the path to citizenship and allows for lifetime residency, federal benefits, and work authorization. Included in the totals are refugees, who are required to apply for a green card after one year of residency in the U.S. Unlike other types of immigrants, refugees are immediately eligible for welfare benefits including Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), food stamps, and Medicaid Green Card Totals, FY09-FY14: Pakistan (102K), Iraq (102K), Bangladesh (90K), Iran (85K), Egypt (56K), Somalia (37K), Uzbekistan (30K), Turkey (26K), Morocco (25K), Jordan (25K), Albania (24K), Afghanistan (21K), Lebanon (20K), Yemen...
  • Terror suspect named as 'enemy combatant'

    06/23/2003 10:25:43 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 1,665+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, June 24, 2003 | Jerry Seper
    <p>A Qatar native held on charges of lying to the FBI in an investigation into the September 11 attacks was designated yesterday as an "enemy combatant" and could be tried before a military tribunal for helping al Qaeda operatives relocate in the United States. Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri, 37, in Justice Department custody since late 2001, was given the new designation by President Bush and handed over to the Defense Department.</p>
  • Obama nominates CIA watchdog to fill long vacancy

    06/16/2016 7:47:43 PM PDT · by Fedora · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/2016 | Julian Hattern
    President Obama on Thursday nominated a former CIA officer and longtime lawyer who examined missteps in U.S. intelligence to be the spy agency’s next inspector general, hoping to fill a position at the watchdog office that’s been vacant for more than a year. If confirmed by the Senate, Shirley Woodward would fill the role left empty since David Buckley stepped down from in January 2015, on the heels of a landmark determination that CIA officials had gained unauthorized access to Senate computer files. Lawmakers called the episode a potential violation of constitutional separation of powers, and the spat led to...
  • The Nations Clinton Bashes For Terrorism Funding Gave UP TO $40 MILLION To Clinton Foundation

    06/16/2016 7:07:26 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/16/2016 | Eric Owens
    Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton harshly criticized three countries for directly funding terrorists who are actively seeking to attack the United States and Western Europe. The governments of this trio of nations have contributed between $16 million and $40 million to the Clinton Foundation. Clinton sharply denounced the three countries — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar — in a speech in Cleveland on Monday. It was her first public speech after Saturday night’s terrorist massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Urges National Unity, Gun Control, Better Spying In Post-Orlando Speech)
  • Italy’s Fincantieri strikes it rich in Qatar, gets a €4 bn order to supply 5 warships

    06/15/2016 11:21:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    ItalyEurope24 ^ | June 15, 2016 | Gianni Dragoni
    Italian state-controlled ship builder Fincantieri has won a €4 billion contract from Qatar as leader of Italy’s defense industry to supply five warships equipped with radars, systems and missiles, according to trustworthy sources of Il Sole 24 Ore-ItalyEurope24. The official ratification of the agreement will take place tomorrow afternoon in Rome between Italy’s Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti and her counterpart from Doha, Khalid bin Muhammad Al-Attiyar. Fincantieri will supply to Doha four corvette warships and a support vessel. The order is very important also for Leonardo-Finmeccanica, which is bound to receive about half the total amount for the supply of...
  • Georgian Church Decides not to Participate in Pan-Orthodox Council

    06/10/2016 6:31:34 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Interfax ^ | 6/10/16
    Tbilisi, June 10, Interfax - The Georgian Orthodox Church will not participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete which is slated for June 16-27. "This decision was adopted during today's session of the Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church in which the Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia participated," the report of the Georgian Patriarchate said. Ilia II said in February that the Holy Synod rejected the document 'The relation of the Orthodox Church towards the rest of the Christian world' which was prepared for discussion at the Pan-Orthodox Council. The Synod also opposed a number of other documents...
  • Documents on the Upcoming Great and Holy Council

    06/10/2016 11:54:25 AM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Documents on the upcoming Great and Holy Council 1. Communication of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to the Clerics and Faithfulhttp://www.synod.com/synod/eng2016/Holy%20Synod%20Response%20to%20Preconciliar%20Documents%20en.pdf2. OBSERVATIONS ON THE TEXT PREPARED FOR THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL: “RELATIONS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH WITH THE REST OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD” by Dr. Demetrios Tselengideshttp://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/90489.htm3. A SECOND INTERVENTION-CONFESSION OF FAITH: ON THE DOCUMENT "ORGANIZATION AND WORKING PROCEDURE OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL" by Dr. Demetrios Tselengideshttp://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/90694.htm4. METROPOLITAN OF LIMASSOL: "WHAT UNITY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? THOSE WHO DEPARTED FROM THE CHURCH ARE HERETICS AND SCHISMATICS"http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/90619.htm5. A WORD ABOUT THE "COMMON CUP" AND...
  • Church of Cyprus criticizes opponents of planned Pan-Orthodox Council

    06/10/2016 11:24:01 AM PDT · by NRx
    Interfax ^ | 06-10-2016 | Staff
    Nicosia, June 10, Interfax - The Orthodox Church of Cyprus opposed the idea to postpone the convocation of the Pan-Orthodox Council, which has been prepared for over half a century and has been slated to take place on Crete in late June, the message of the Archbishop Chrysostom of Cyprus said. "We invite all of the local Orthodox Churches to participate in the work of the Holy and Great Council with a spirit of love, humility, and common mind, so that our witness to the world may be fruitful and effective," the message said. The document said that earlier the...
  • Leading cleric says Orthodox Church’s ‘Vatican II’ is a go

    06/08/2016 12:42:39 PM PDT · by NRx · 15 replies
    Crux ^ | 06-07-2016 | John L. Allen Jr.
    "Unity is an objective, not a given," says the Rev. John Chryssavgis, an archdeacon and theological adviser to Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. "It may be there spiritually and liturgically and sacramentally, but to make it visible is hard, painful, slow work, and it takes time." In a sense, the “Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church”, conceived as a gathering of all the heads of the 14 independent Orthodox churches around the world in Crete June 16-27, has been at least a millennium in the making. More proximately, planning has been underway since 1961, meaning more than a half-century....
  • Serbian Orthodox Church Refuses to Participate in Pan-Orthodox Council

    06/09/2016 4:44:21 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Interfax ^ | 6/9/16
    Belgrade, June 9, Interfax - The Serbian Orthodox Church joined a number of local Churches which do not consider participation in the Pan-Orthodox Council slated for late June on Crete possible. "Our Church sees obstacles to participation in the Holy and Great Council and proposes to postpone it for the time being," the letter of the Serbian Orthodox Church Synod to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, who is responsible for coordination of the preparations of the Council, said. Before holding this historical event it is necessary to resolve the differences between the local Churches, reach a consensus and revise...
  • Biggest airliner can't gate at biggest airport [airline dispute]

    06/05/2016 10:10:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | 06/02/2016 | cnn
    Here at the world's busiest airport -- with seven concourses and more than 200 gates -- a gate for the Super Jumbo Airbus A380 could not be provided. That forced Qatar Airways passengers to deplane Wednesday via mobile stairs and shuttle buses. Atlanta's airport has only one gate that can accommodate the A380 -- the world's largest airliner. The airport and resident hub carrier Delta Air Lines said they could not make that gate available. The very public battle between Delta Air Lines, the world's second largest airline, and competitor Qatar Airways represents a microcosm of the national debate over...
  • Oil Prices Down As OPEC Fails To Agree Output Ceiling

    06/02/2016 8:35:11 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 02-06-2016 | Nick
    The much anticipated OPEC meeting in Vienna on June 2 ended pretty much as expected: the group once again failed to put any production targets in place. Without a ceiling on output, all OPEC members will continue to produce as they see fit, leaving the oil market to sort itself out. The result was largely anticipated, given the lack of agreement at several prior meetings. However, the meeting in Vienna was not without some news. OPEC members managed to agree on several small bore issues, which could be viewed as a modest success, especially after the apparent hostility on display...
  • Israeli's bid to buy Al-Jazeera from Qatar

    10/11/2009 5:45:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 731+ views
    Press TV ^ | 10/08/09
    Israeli's bid to buy Al-Jazeera from Qatar Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:16:21 GMT An Israeli media tycoon has offered to buy the pan-Arab Al-Jazeera satellite television network from the government of Qatar. Haim Saban, has submitted an offer to the Qatari government in a bid to purchase half of the Doha -based Al-Jazeera satellite network. The Egyptian newspaper al-Mesryoon reported Wednesday that the Israeli billionaire is currently engaged in negotiations with Qatar's emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, over the partial purchase of the media outlet. The talks are said to be conducted through an Egyptian mediator. The account comes...
  • Al Qaeda magazine calls for targeting American business leaders

    05/15/2016 9:15:13 PM PDT · by G Larry · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-16-16 | Fox News
    The latest issue of Al Qaeda’s online magazine Inspire released Saturday calls on would-be jihadis to undermine the American economy by targeting business leaders and entrepreneurs, according to analysts who monitor web chatter from the jihadist organization. AND the magazine also features a section on bomb-making and encouraging radical Islamic terrorists to emulate the Palestinian stabbings of Israelis by walking up to Americans and stabbing them to death.
  • Moody's Downgrades Saudi Arabia on Lower Oil Prices

    05/15/2016 12:33:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | Sun, May 15 2016
    Saudi Arabia's credit rating has been downgraded by Moody's because of the long and deep slump in oil prices. Moody's Investors Service said Saturday that it also downgraded Gulf oil producers Bahrain and Oman. It left ratings unchanged for other Gulf states including Kuwait and Qatar. Saudi Arabia is the world's largest oil exporter. Moody's cut the country's long-term issuer rating one notch to A1 from Aa3 after a review that began in March.
  • A World without American engagement

    05/13/2016 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 12, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    On Tuesday at the Hudson Institute, Senator Marco Rubio reported about his recent trip to Qatar, Iraq, and Turkey to discuss the importance of American engagement in the Middle East and the consequences America would encounter if it pulled out: "If we are not engaged in the world, the price we pay will be much higher in the long run than the price we pay to be engaged." Senator Rubio explained why America has a serious interest in what happens in the Middle East: "Whenever there are vacuums of instability... that vacuum is filled with radicals... We do not want...
  • Hou ISD Ignoring Arabic Slave Connection (Qatar $$ for Arabic Immersion School)

    05/12/2016 11:15:33 AM PDT · by magna carta · 3 replies
    740 KTRH NewsRadio ^ | May 12,2016 | Nik Rajkovik
    Some Houston ISD parents say the board of trustees is ignoring the Arabic connection to slavery ahead of Thursday's vote to rename schools honoring those with Confederate ties. For much of the school year, a small group has been protesting outside HISD's new Arabic Immersion Magnet School, paid for in part by money from the Qatar Foundation. “HISD is accepting money from the state that sponsors ISIS, that sponsors terror and slavery, and yet they are about to withdraw the school names of various Confederate heroes,” says Elizabeth Theiss, founder of “Stop the Magnet.” Theiss says HISD is not alone....
  • Iraq demands extradition of Saddam's wife and daughter

    07/02/2006 2:53:27 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 1,100+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | July 2, 2006
    The woman and the elder girl of Saddam Hussein sought by Iraq BAGHDAD - the woman and the elder girl of Iraqi president deposed Saddam Hussein, who live both in exile, are reproduced on a new list of 41 the most sought people, whose Iraq required the extradition, published Sunday by the Iraqi adviser for national safety. "This list will be posted everywhere in the institutions of gouvernment, in the mosques and elsewhere to help to stop them" declared with the press Mouaffak Al-Roubaïe. "These people are responsible for the majority of the attacks and the murders perpetrated without...
  • Papers show Saddam snatched $1bn from bank a day before invasion

    08/04/2005 8:57:41 PM PDT · by snowsislander · 9 replies · 835+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 5, 2005 | Thomas Harding
    Saddam Hussein ordered Iraq's central bank to withdraw $1 billion for his youngest son the day before the invasion to stop it falling into foreign hands, according to a leaked letter apparently written by the former dictator. In a hand-written note to the bank's governor, marked "top secret" and dated March 19, 2003, the former president told Isam Huwaish to give $920 million and 90 million euros to his son Qusay and another man, al-Mashriq newspaper reported yesterday. The Iraqi national broadsheet reproduced the letter, which appears to bear Saddam's signature. Saddam sent bank a hand-written note Employees of the...
  • The Real Reason Saudi Arabia Killed Doha

    04/25/2016 11:46:55 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 25-04-2016 | Captain Hook
    Saudi Arabia single-handedly scuttled the Doha meeting, knowing all along that Iran would not participate, with a valid reason. The Russians and others agreed to proceed without Iran, planning to include them at a later date. So if everything was known beforehand, why did the Saudi’s pour cold water on the aspirations of the remaining members, risking its alienation from Russia and the OPEC community? Was it simply Saudi enmity toward Iran? Not exactly. Upon closer scrutiny, we can find the Saudi masterstroke behind Doha. It is well known that Saudi Arabia is heavily dependent on oil revenues, and that...
  • Drill will: America, not OPEC, decides the fate of global oil markets

    04/25/2016 2:55:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Economist ^ | April 23, 2016
    “WE DON’T care about oil prices,” Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince, recently told Bloomberg, a news agency: “$30 or $70, they are all the same to us.” Such comments by the man calling the shots in the world’s biggest oil power should be taken with a pinch of salt. Low oil prices cost the country billions, threaten its credit rating and are turning it from creditor to debtor: this week it set out to raise $10 billion from global banks. Yet the claim is not entirely hollow, either. Saudi Arabia is determined not to give any succour...
  • Qatar National Bank: Database leak gives data on al-Jazeera journalists and British 'spies'

    05/01/2016 6:41:43 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 3 replies
    IBT ^ | 4-26-16 | Jason Murdock
    A 1.4GB trove of internal documents, files and sensitive financial data purporting to be from the Qatar National Bank (QNB) has been leaked online. The massive data dump appears to contain hundreds of thousands of records including customer transaction logs, personal identification numbers and credit card data. Additionally, dozens of separate folders consist of information on everything from Al Jazeera journalists to what appears to be the Al-Thani Qatar Royal Family. However, it is a folder listed as "SPY, Intelligence" that quickly catches the eye. Upon analysis, it contains a slew of records listed as Ministry of Defence, MI6 (the...
  • Prized Racing Camels Bred for Success

    05/01/2016 2:37:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Tapei Times ^ | Mon, May 02, 2016
    Deep in the Qatari desert, Musharif spends his afternoons “swimming” in a large pool that doubles as a Jacuzzi, just one of the perks of being a racing camel. “It is for his muscles, it is good for the speed,” shouts one of Musharif’s handlers, pointing at the water as the calm three-year-old animal is led by a rope along the length of the pool at the Tharb camel hospital. SNIP In a region where camel racing is big business, Tharb’s work is increasingly important, and the first camels bred at the center are already racing in Qatar. Tibary admitted...
  • Al Jazeera says it has been banned from Iraq over its reporting

    04/30/2016 6:04:39 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 4 replies
    dw.com ^ | 4/28/16
    Iraqi officials have reportedly revoked the broadcaster's license, marking the third time Al Jazeera has been banned in Iraq. The news organization says it was told it had violated codes of conduct and other rules. The Qatar-based news organization on Wednesday said its bureau in Baghdad had been shut down after the government accused it of violating laws. According to the pan-Arab broadcaster, Iraq's Communications and Media Commission (CMC) accused the company of "violations of the official codes of conduct and broadcasting rules and regulations." Those rules and regulations were issued in 2014 to regulate media coverage of the "war...
  • US State Department approves $260 million missile sale to Qatar (RAM SAMs)

    04/25/2016 4:52:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    DOHA NEWS ^ | Apr 24, 2016 | PETER KOVESSY
    Qatar’s purchase of 254 surface-to-air missiles from an American weapons manufacturer has cleared a major hurdle after securing the approval of the US State Department. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced the decision regarding the $260 million order from Raytheon Missile Systems in a statement published over the weekend. The agency stated that selling the weapons to Qatar would improve the national security of the US “by helping to improve the security of a friendly country.” It continued: “Qatar is an important force for political stability and economic progress in the (Gulf) region. This proposed sale will provide Qatar with...
  • Here’s why Doha failed to deliver an oil deal

    04/18/2016 5:12:45 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Apr 18, 2016 2:40 a.m. ET | WilliamWatts
    No incentive for Saudis to let up Getty Saudi Arabia's minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Ali al-Naimi (C) arrives for the OPEC meeting, in the Qatari capital Doha, By WilliamWatts Deputy markets editor Why would the Saudis give up now?That’s the question crude oil bulls should have been asking themselves ahead of the Sunday meeting of major oil producers that failed to produce an agreement to put a lid on production. Prospects for a deal fell apart after Iran refused to sign up, prompting Saudi Arabia, the world’s swing producer, to effectively walk away. Those that believed Riyadh had...
  • U.S. poised to approve Boeing fighter jet sales to Qatar, Kuwait

    04/19/2016 12:22:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 18, 2016 | Andrea Shalal
    WASHINGTON • The U.S. government is poised to approve two long-delayed sales of Boeing Co. fighter jets to Qatar and Kuwait, and could announce the multibillion-dollar deals during President Barack Obama's visit to the Gulf this week, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The decision would mean more job security for thousands of workers at Boeing's sprawling plant in north St. Louis County, where the F-15 fighter and F/A-18E/F Super Hornets are made. Both deals have been stalled amid concerns raised by Israel that equipment sent to Gulf states could fall into the wrong hands and be used...
  • Half Of Kuwaiti Oil Production Offline After Massive Strike

    04/18/2016 9:22:28 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-04-2016 | Ali
    While everyone is talking about the failure of the Doha negotiations, Kuwait has more than made up for OPEC’s failure all on its own. Kuwait’s oil workers walked off the job this weekend, flexing their muscles over a pay dispute. The state-owned Kuwait Oil Company took to Twitter to report the damage done by the workers strike, announcing that oil production fell to 1.1 million barrels per day on Sunday, a catastrophic development considering it normally produces nearly 3 mb/d. Also, Kuwait Petroleum Corp., the state-owned refining company, said that its production of refined products dropped from 930,000 to 520,000...
  • Saudi Arabia turns oil weapon on Iran: Kemp

    04/18/2016 7:27:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2016 | John Kemp
    Saudi Arabia turns oil weapon on Iran: Kemp By Reuters Published: 13:22 GMT, 18 April 2016 | Updated: 13:22 GMT, 18 April 2016 By John Kemp LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's decision to scupper negotiations on a coordinated oil output freeze in Doha on Sunday seems to confirm a significant shift in the kingdom's oil policy. For decades, the kingdom has insisted it does not wield oil as a diplomatic weapon, but at the weekend it did just that as part of an intensifying conflict with Iran. ("Saudi-Iran tensions scupper deal to freeze oil output", Reuters, April 17)...
  • Botched Doha deal undermines OPEC credibility, oil prices tumble

    04/18/2016 6:27:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 18, 2016 | By Henning Gloystein
    Oil prices tumbled on Monday after a meeting by major exporters in Qatar collapsed without an agreement to freeze output, leaving the credibility of the OPEC producer cartel in tatters and the world awash with unwanted fuel. Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran were blamed for the failure, which revived industry fears that major government-controlled producers will increase their battle for market share by offering ever-steeper discounts. "OPEC's credibility to coordinate output is now very low," said Peter Lee of BMI Research, a unit of rating agency Fitch. "This isn't just about oil for the Saudis. It's as much about...
  • New UNESCO Resolution Erases Jewish Connection to Temple Mount

    04/17/2016 5:20:34 PM PDT · by Lera · 18 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    "Thus saith the LORD: I return unto Tzion and will dwell in the midst of Yerushalayim; and Yerushalayim shall be called the city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain." Zechariah 8:3 (The Israel BibleTM) On Friday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris adopted a resolution erasing Israel's ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The UNESCO resolution referred to the Temple Mount area solely as the Al-Aqsa Mosque or Al-Haram Al Sharif, ignoring the Jewish claim to the site. The resolution called Israel "the...
  • Days after barring city employee travel to anti-LGBT states, Santa Fe mayor (D) to travel to Qatar

    04/14/2016 3:43:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    KOB Channel 4 News ^ | April 12, 2016 | Blair Miller
    Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales will travel this week to Qatar, and the trip is drawing criticism that the mayor is breaking his own directives. Qatar is known for its anti-LGBT laws, and Gonzales' trip was announced just days after the mayor reaffirmed Santa Fe's ban on city employee travel to states that have passed what advocates say are discrimination laws against the LGBT community.
  • Days after barring city employee travel to anti-LGBT states, Santa Fe mayor to travel to Qatar

    04/13/2016 12:02:23 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 52 replies
    KOB 4 News ^ | April 13, 2016 | KOB 4
    Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales will travel this week to Qatar, and the trip is drawing criticism that the mayor is breaking his own directives. Qatar is known for its anti-LGBT laws, and Gonzales' trip was announced just days after the mayor reaffirmed Santa Fe's ban on city employee travel to states that have passed what advocates say are discrimination laws against the LGBT community.
  • Arab Countries to Recognize Israel

    04/12/2016 5:37:37 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | April 12, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Editors note: We at the USA Transnational Report has been covering the thawing of relations between Israel and the Arab countries for some months. The geopolitical map in the Middle East has changed totally. In a true sign of change in the Arab world, Kuwaiti media personality Yousuf ‘Abd Al-Karim Al-Zinkawi called on all Arab and Muslim states to recognize Israel, openly and without delay, and stop calling it “the Zionist Entity” or “the Israeli occupation,” terms which undermine Israel’s legitimacy. In an article published in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa on Saturday, he argued that by sitting alongside Israel at...
  • First in 3 decades: US deploys B-52 bombers to Qatar to bomb ISIS

    04/09/2016 11:09:20 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies
    RT News ^ | 9 April 2016
    American B-52 Stratofortress bombers have been sent for their first Middle East operational deployment since the 1991 Gulf War 26 years ago. The aircraft are flying from Qatar to bomb Islamic State targets. An undisclosed number of B-52s have arrived at the Al Udeid Air Base on Sunday, the US Air Force said. “The B-52 will provide the coalition continued precision and deliver desired airpower effects,” Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., commander, US Air Forces Central Command said in the statement. The B-52 is a long-range multi-purpose heavy bomber. The Central Command last used them during Operation Desert Storm...
  • U.S. deploys B-52 bombers to Qatar for fight against Islamic State

    04/09/2016 11:36:22 AM PDT · by Mariner · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 9th, 2016 | by Andrea Shalal
    The U.S. Air Force deployed B-52 bombers to Qatar on Saturday to join the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the first time they have been based in the Middle East since the end of the Gulf War in 1991. U.S. Air Forces Central Command said it last flew the long-range bombers operationally in the region in May 2006 as part of the war in Afghanistan, and during a U.S.-led military exercise in Jordan in May 2015. "The B-52 demonstrates our continued resolve to apply persistent pressure on Daesh and defend the region in any future contingency," said...
  • Forced labor at Qatar World Cup sites: Amnesty

    03/31/2016 8:49:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 31, 2016 | Anmar Frangoul
    Migrant workers building a stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar "have suffered systematic abuses, in some cases forced labor," a new report from Amnesty International claims. The report, titled "The ugly side of the beautiful game: Exploitation on a Qatar 2022 World Cup site", paints a damning picture of conditions for migrant laborers.
  • BOLD: Female Arab journalist asks, 'What if Christians were suicide bombers?'

    03/27/2016 8:50:23 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 2/29/2016 | Gregory Tomlin
    DOHA, Qatar (Christian Examiner) – A female Arab journalist who lives in Qatar has penned a bold article that asks Muslims in the Middle East how they would respond if Christian suicide bombers struck their public markets, collapsed their tall buildings or tried to force Muslims to convert to Christianity. Liberal Saudi journalist Nadine Al-Budair writes in Kuwait's Al-Rai newspaper that Arab countries have refused to address the problem of terrorism and have yet to create a climate that matches the liberal, humanitarian climate of the West. She asked Muslims to consider what their world would be like if Christians...
  • Al-Jazeera to slash 500 jobs, many in its Qatar headquarters

    03/27/2016 7:55:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 27, 2016 10:03 AM EDT | Adam Schreck
    Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based broadcaster, said Sunday it is slashing about 500 jobs a little more than two months after announcing the closure of its U.S. offshoot. The cutbacks come as 2022 World Cup host Qatar refocuses its spending priorities amid a steep drop in prices for oil and gas, the backbone of the OPEC nation’s economy. The Al-Jazeera Media Network described the cuts as part of a “workforce optimization initiative” tied to an evolving media landscape. …
  • F-15 jobs in St. Louis tangled in Mideast politics

    03/18/2016 12:32:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | Mar 13, 2016 | Jim Gallagher
    The fate of the F-15 assembly line in St. Louis, and thousands of jobs tied to it, may hinge on the White House’s attitude toward a tiny oil-rich monarchy that sometimes riles its Arab neighbors in the Persian Gulf. The Emirate of Qatar wants to buy at least 36 of the air-superiority jets, and possibly 72, but the purchase has been held up for two years as the administration of President Barack Obama ponders whether to allow it. The issue is entangled in the shifting geopolitics and strained alliances of the Middle East, along with Israel’s concern that the sale...
  • Saudi-led bloc declares Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group

    03/02/2016 5:16:42 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 2, 2016 | Hugh Naylor
    BEIRUT -- A Saudi-dominated political bloc on Wednesday formally designated Lebanon's Hezbollah militia a terrorist organization, a move that signals dangerously escalating tensions between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Gulf Cooperation Council's decision against the Iranian-allied group comes two weeks after Saudi Arabia canceled $4 billion aid package for strengthening Lebanese security services. Saudi Arabia and other GCC member states have advised their citizens to leave Lebanon. An announcement posted on the GCC website accused Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite Muslim movement, of unspecified hostile acts in the six states in the bloc: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,...
  • CONFIRMED: OBAMA SENT WEAPONS TO MUSLIM TERRORISTS IN BENGHAZI

    02/29/2016 5:24:42 AM PST · by george76 · 102 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 28, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    One of the few interesting items in the New York Times' whitewash of Hillary and Obama's illegal Libyan war is the confirmation of weapons shipments. ... The story blames the problem on Qatar aiding Jihadists and Obama's unwillingness to defy the terror oil state. But the claim that we had to arm terrorists to fight Qatar's arming of terrorists doesn't hold up too well. Furthermore we already know that US forces were told to turn a blind eye to Qatar's weapons shipments. We could have blocked them instead. ... Qatar was backing the Muslim Brotherhood. Just like Hillary and Obama.
  • Russia, Saudis tentatively offer to freeze oil output levels

    02/16/2016 3:13:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 16, 2016 5:50 AM EST
    Russia's energy ministry says it has agreed with Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela to freeze oil production levels if other producers do the same. [...] Getting other producers to go along with that could be tricky. Prices have fallen sharply slump in prices since summer 2014, leaving producers scrambling to win market share from competitors. ...
  • Qatar Airways announces plans for world's longest flight

    01/27/2016 1:06:10 PM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 27, 2016 | Oliver Smith
    Qatar Airways has announced plans to launch the world’s longest direct flight: a 9,034-mile schlep from Doha to Auckland. Should the route get the green light, it would beat the current record holder – Qantas’s Dallas-Sydney service – by almost 500 miles. The journey time would be an estimated 18 hours and 34 minutes, according to the journey planning website travelmath.com.