Qatar raises annual aid to Gaza to $360 million

Increase said to be around 50 percent, although no official statistics available; Qatari envoy al-Emadi enters Hamas-run enclave to announce new aid projects Qatar will raise its yearly aid to Gaza to $360 million, the conservative Gulf monarchy’s government announced on Sunday. “This grant…will be…

Egypt and Qatar Agree on Resuming Diplomatic Relations: Cairo

Egypt and Qatar have agreed to resume diplomatic relations, the Egyptian foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The move follows an agreement between Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt earlier this month to end their boycott of Qatar — a move taken in 2017…

Qatar’s FM wants Gulf Arab nations to talk with Iran – report

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani told Bloomberg that Qatar has urged Gulf Arab nations to enter a dialog with Iran and that it was the right time for Doha to broker negotiations. “This is also a desire that’s shared by other GCC…

Hamas official says Qatar to provide aid to Gaza for another year

Mousa Abu Marzouk says Qatari envoy al-Emadi to return to Strip by the end of the month, states Qatari aid to poor families will be $30 million per month Senior Hamas terror group official Moussa Abu Marzouk announced on Tuesday that Qatar will continue to…

US Welcomes Breakthrough to Ease Rift Between Gulf Countries and Qatar

The United States has welcomed the pledge made on Tuesday by Gulf Arab leaders to restore cooperation with Qatar in military, economic, health, counter-corruption, and cultural initiatives following Saudi Arabia’s decision to end a 3 1/2-year embargo of the tiny energy-rich country. Saudi Arabia and its three…

Ending regional rift with a public embrace, Saudi Arabia and Qatar restore ties

As kingdom hosts Qatari emir at Gulf nations summit, Saudi foreign minister says agreement represents ‘turning of the page on all points of difference’ AL-ULA, Saudi Arabia — Full ties have been restored between Qatar and the four nations that severed relations with Doha in…

When Israel and Arab nations unite, world should take note, says UN ambassador

(December 29, 2020 / JNS) Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan reflected on 2020 and how “Israel’s future looks brighter than ever” in his address on Sunday night at the Zionist Organization of America’s Virtual Superstar Gala. Erdan, also Israel’s incoming ambassador to the United States,…

Kushner going to Saudi Arabia, Qatar in last-ditch diplomatic push

White House adviser Jared Kushner will travel to Qatar and Saudi Arabia this week, seeking to broker more diplomatic pacts in the Middle East in the Trump administration’s final days. A person familiar with the matter confirmed the planned trip to The Hill. The Wall…

Kushner heading to Saudi Arabia and Qatar amid tensions over Iranian scientist killing Senior White House adviser and his team to travel this week for talks with Saudi crown prince and emir of Qatar

The White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is headed to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week for talks in a region simmering with tension after the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist. A senior administration official said on Sunday that Kushner was to meet the Saudi crown…