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Senior Fatah Source: Qatar Pushed Hamas Back to War

Arutz Sheva 27 August 2014
By Ari Yashar

A senior member of Palestnian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction said Wednesday Hamas's choice to forego the Egyptian truce proposal and return to its rocket

 

The reach of Qatar's clout

The Jerusalem Post 27 August 2014
By MICHAEL WILNER

No government has supported Hamas throughout its war with Israel more stridently than Qatar, hosting its leaders, funding its militarization, and, in recent weeks, blocking

 

Qatar Brokers Hostage Release Amid Criticism Over Terror Support

the Clarion Project 26 August 2014
By Elliot Friedland

An American journalist held hostage in Syria was released on Sunday. Peter Theo Curtis, a freelance reporter, had been held by the al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra for almost

 

The Arab Empire

National Review Online 25 August 2014
By Josh Gelernter

A map has circulated showing the Islamic State’s five-year plan: a caliphate that stretches from the Iberian peninsula to western China, including all of India, north Africa,

 

Belgium Diplomat, Jean-Marie Pire, Arrested For Ripping Qatari Princess' Face Veil Off

The Huffington Post UK 22 August 2014

A senior Belgium diplomat has been arrested for taking off the full-face veil of a Qatari princess after she asked him for directions, in a case that has highlighted

 

Hamas Tunnel Insights: Tunnel Digging Unit In Action; Qatar Supplies High Technology

Al-Jazeera has featured a look at the operations of the tunnel-digging unit of Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades. According to a MEMRI translation of the audio from the program:

 

Ex-MI6 chief cites ISIS’s Saudi, Qatari donors

Money Jihad 5 August 2014

Richard Dearlove, the former head of the British spy agency MI6, made these comments last month about support for the Islamic State of Iraq by Saudi and Qatari donors:

 

UAE accused of arresting and torturing Qataris

Middle East Eye 9 July 2014

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has come in for criticism for allegedly imprisoning and torturing Qatari nationals. A report by the local Arabic daily Al Arab has claimed

 

Qatar's annus horribilis

Al-Monitor 4 July 2014

What a difference a year makes in the Middle East. One year ago this week, Qatar's emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, handed over power to his son Sheikh Tamim, joining a

 

Qatar plans to turn bullring into Europe’s mega mosque

Peninsula On-line 4 July 2014

London: The site of a former bullfighting ring in Barcelona could one day house the largest mosque in Europe, members of Barcelona’s Muslim community have said after announcing

 

Denmark’s first ‘real’ mosque opens, bankrolled by Qatar

The Times of Israel 25 June 2014

COPENHAGEN — Denmark’s largest purpose-built mosque, including the country’s first minaret, opens on Thursday in Copenhagen’s gritty northwest district after receiving a 150

 

Unease in Demark over Qatari-Sponsored Mega Mosque

Arutz Sheva 25 June 2014

Denmark's largest purpose-built mosque, including the country's first minaret, opens on Thursday in Copenhagen's gritty northwest district after receiving a 150 million kroner

 

Haftar: Turks, Qataris have '48 hours to leave Libya'

World Bulletin 25 June 2014

An aide to renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar said that Turkish and Qatari nationals have 48 hours to leave eastern Libya, threatening "measures" against those from both

 

Where are Islamic militants in Iraq getting their weapons? The answer surprised us

Public Radio International 20 June 2014
By Christopher Woolf

Many of the weapons used by the Islamic militants known as ISIS were simply captured from its enemies in Syria and Iraq. But ISIS also has foreign backers — some of whom are

 

FA boss Greg Dyke: FIFA president Sepp Blatter's racism claims "totally unacceptable"

Daily Star 12 June 2014
By Rhys Turrell

The Sunday Times newspaper alleged Qatar's successful attempt to host the tournament was won on the back of a corrupt bidding contest. Blatter responded by telling African

 

Blatter under fire as Brazil World Cup opening approaches

rfi 12 June 2014
By Paul Myers

As the final preparations are made for the 2014 football World Cup, temperatures are rising … and so are tempers. Fifa boss Sepp Blatter has lashed out at the media over the

 

Qatar 2022: Fifa sponsors back corruption investigation

BBC News 12 June 2014

Football's world governing body Fifa is under growing pressure from a number of sponsors after its decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

 

Call for Fifa to ban Franz Beckenbauer for refusing to help with Qatar 2022 World Cup bid probe

The Telegraph 11 June 2014
By Ben Rumsby

Fifa came under pressure on Sunday night to ban Franz Beckenbauer from football after the German admitted refusing to cooperate with the investigation into Qatar’s 2022 World

 

Qatar continues to cause problems for FIFA

CBC 11 June 2014

After The Sunday Times newspaper published more allegations linking Mohamed bin Hammam to corruptly building support for Qatar's hosting bid, World Cup sponsors took the rare

 

Maradona Blasts 'Corrupt' Fifa over Qatar 2022 Bribery Claims

International Business Times 11 June 2014
By Eduardo Fernandez-Abascal

Football legend Diego Maradona has hit back at Fifa President Joseph Blatter, accusing him of taking "$4000m without doing anything". The Argentina and former Barcelona star

 
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