Qatar

The foreign problem

Source: Dawn It’s been creeping up on us for a while, but Nawaz and Raheel have now helped make it public.It’s not about personal relations with foreign governments — those are as old as the republic. And it’s not about enriching yourself through a shady deal or two — those […]

After splitting with Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra is being presented to the West as a moderate force. It’s nothing of the sort

The jihadist force’s reputation is being cleaned up, to suggest it is deserving of CIA support Robert Fisk @indyvoices   So ol‘ Doc Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s chief executive successor, has told the Syrian Jabhat al-Nusra that it can dissociate itself from Al-Qaeda. Good public relations: Nusra doesn’t like the Isis “caliphate” […]

Robert Fisk: Al-Nusra is pitching for US backing. But can there be a ‘moderate’ Islamist terror group? Al-Nusra’s PR campaign began on al-Jazeera, which just happens to be funded by Qatar

It’s an obvious pitch. Just when the Americans are frothing around for something sane to say about their non-existent policy in the Middle East, along comes the al-Nusra Front – al-Qaeda beheaders and sectarian killers – to suggest that they are just the “moderates” Washington wants to fight the Assad […]

Fifa corruption: Qatar says investigations are racist, anti-Arab and show 'ugly face' of countries who lost 2022 World Cup bid

The former Prime Minister said some Qataris felt their country was being targeted because it was an ‘Arab, Islamic’ nation LIZZIE DEARDEN Monday 01 June 2015 2K PRINT A A A Qatari politicians have called the investigation into alleged corruption in its World Cup bid “racist” and accused the West […]