Protesters march on Pakistan PM Nawaz's house
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.
Sheik's car too big to tow in Spanish city
VALENCIA, Spain, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Officials in a Spanish city said an Arab sheik escaped punishment for his illegally parked car because it didn't have European plates and was too large to tow.
Qatar succession and the gulf's aging monarchies
DOHA, Qatar, June 26 (UPI) -- The handover of power by the emir of Qatar to his 33-year-old son is a rare occurrence among the Persian Gulf's aging ruler-for-life monarchs, but it could show them the way to go as they grapple with the turmoil of the Arab Spring that toppled four seemingly unassailable Arab leaders.
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.
Commentary: Israel: Crises 360 degrees
WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Surrounded by crises in all its Arab neighbors, Israeli leaders are not about to facilitate the birth of a Palestinian state.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Mixed response in Israel to peace plan
JERUSALEM, May 1 (UPI) -- Israeli politicians delivered a mixed response to a U.S.-sponsored Arab Peace initiative ratified by the Arab League, officials said.
Obama to meet with Qatar's al-Thani
WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Qatar Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani Tuesday, the White House said.
Afghan leader meets with emir in Qatar
DOHA, Qatar, April 1 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai traveled to Qatar and met with the emir of the Persian Gulf state where the Taliban may set up an office.
Qatar's emir proposes $1B Palestinian fund
DOHA, Qatar, March 27 (UPI) -- Qatar Emir Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, speaking at an Arab League summit, proposed a $1 billion fund to support Arabic and Islamic heritage in Jerusalem.
Arab TV network said now pushing agenda
DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Arab television broadcaster al-Jazeera is no longer a voice for change, but of propaganda for its royal owner, journalists who used to work for the network say.
Emir of Qatar to visit Ramallah
RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Qatar's emir will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his first visit to the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian officials said.
Arab world condemns Israel
CAIRO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Egypt, Syria, Iran, Qatar and Turkey were among the countries Thursday that quickly condemned Israel's military offensive in Gaza.
Syrian rebels take aim at government bases
DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Syrian rebels are taking aim at the country's military bases in an effort to prevent the government from hitting them from the air, observers say.
Qatar Emir's Gaza visit boosts Hamas
GAZA, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- In the first visit by a head of state to Gaza since Hamas took control, the emir of Qatar pledged to double funds earmarked for construction.
NYP2001100222 - 02 OCTOBER 2001 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: His Highness the Emir of the State of Qatar Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al- Thani with his 8 year old son khalifsa bin Hamad al-Thani tours October 2, 2001 the site of the World Trade Center complex destruction of September 11th. mk/ep/W.Mathis pool UPI
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