Qatar Hits Back as Saudi, Egypt, UAE Cut Diplomatic, Transport Ties
Middle East

Qatar Hits Back as Saudi, Egypt, UAE Cut Diplomatic, Transport Ties

Qatar has slammed the decision of three Gulf states, Egypt and the Maldives to sever ties with it on Monday, saying they were “unjustified” and aimed to put Doha under political “guardianship” as Turkey called for dialogue. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut their ties with Qatar and expelled the Gulf…

Saudi Arabia versus Qatar: More Folly from Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince
Opinion

Saudi Arabia versus Qatar: More Folly from Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince

Precipitate and unexplained decision to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar and impose an air and land blockade of the country bears the hallmarks of the erratic decision making of Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and de facto ruler, Prince Mohammed bin Salman. There has been considerable debate about the reasons for the extraordinary diplomatic and…

Trump’s Pilgrimage
Opinion

Trump’s Pilgrimage

Life is not boring with President Trump. Perhaps he hasn’t yet fulfilled many wishes of his voters, but he definitely has made their news much more entertaining. Standing a few inches from impeachment, surviving lynch by media, hunted down by rogue Republican senators, the US President broke three taboos established by his predecessors: he removed…