Qatar called on to address rights issues

Qatar called on to address rights issues

DOHA, Qatar, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Qatar is called on to use the 2022 World Cup as an opportunity to improve its human rights record, a U.N. special envoy said Wednesday from Doha.
Saudis bankroll new rebel force to fight own war on Assad

Saudis bankroll new rebel force to fight own war on Assad

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia, exasperated with U.S. vacillation over Syria's chemical arsenal and now its effort to reconcile with Iran, Riyadh's foremost adversary, is forging a new alliance of Islamist rebels in Syria under a pro-Saudi warlord to supersede the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army.

Qatari ruler appoints son as new Emir

DOHA, Qatar, June 25 (UPI) -- Qatari ruler Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani said it is time for a new generation to lead and appointed his 33-year-old son Tamim the next emir of Qatar.

Warm embrace for Qatar's new emir

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- The British government said Tuesday it looks forward to building a stronger working relationship with the new emir of Qatar, Tamin bin Hamad al-Thani.

Qatar begins change of power; emir to step down

DOHA, Qatar, June 24 (UPI) -- The emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, met with members of his ruling family in Doha Monday in anticipation of a transfer of power.

Qatar to invest in Greek defense sector?

ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Qatar is considering investing in some areas of Greece's defense sector.

Commentary: The world's wealthiest

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The wealthiest state in the world is run by two men who say that democracy as practiced in the West would simply slow down economic development.

Iran calls for regional security alliance

TEHRAN, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Iranian defense officials expressed a desire to form a regional security alliance to safeguard the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran's new Gulf friends

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Just as US intelligence said Iran has suspended in nuclear weapons program in 2003, Iran and its Arab neighbors are exploring their own new detente.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Toppled Qatar emir returns home

DOHA, Qatar, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The former emir of Qatar, Sheik Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, returned home from exile Thursday, eight years after he was ousted by his son, Sheik Hamad.

Russia seeks release of suspects in Qatar

MOSCOW, April 6 (UPI) -- Russian officials are trying to free two nationals accused in Qatar of killing a top Chechen exile, a foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

Think Tanks wrapup

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The UPI Think Tank Wrap-Up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events, and position statements released by various think t
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