Relationships sour over support for Islamists
Qatar Gets Scolded Yet Again for Migrant Worker Abuses
As the tiny Gulf country prepares to host the World Cup in 2022, Amnesty International documents rampant human rights abuses endured by its migrant workers
As Its Laborers Die, Qatar Fights to Keep World Cup
Qatar Haunted by Its Decision to Back the Arab Spring’s Islamists
As far as snubs go, Egypt’s precipitous return of $2 billion in aid from Qatar earlier this week couldn’t have been any clearer. Then Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry turned down a Qatar Airways request to increase the …
Qatar’s Geopolitical Gamble: How the Gulf State May Have Overreached
Nearly three weeks after Egypt’s military forced the country’s President Mohamed Morsi out of office and jailed him and officials of his Muslim Brotherhood party, the explosive reaction on Cairo’s streets has brought death …
Qatar’s Leadership Shake-Up: Powerful Emir to Step Down for 33-Year-Old Son
Residents of Qatar can finally stop holding their breath. On Monday evening, the nation’s official Qatar News Agency announced that on Tuesday morning Qatar’s Emir Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, 61, will address the nation …
France May Aid Syrian Rebels Unilaterally If EU Doesn’t Lift Arms Embargo
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said March 14 Paris may begin supplying arms to anti-Assad rebels if partners don’t respond to a Franco-British appeal to lift the embargo.
Behind the Story: TIME’s Aryn Baker Discusses Qatar’s Outsize Influence
As this tiny, resource-rich nation is becoming increasingly influential in the Arab world, Aryn Baker talks about what the future holds for Qatar
The Circumstance of Pomp: Hamas Makes a Stately Move
The pomp in the Gaza Strip last month was significant. Hamas, the militant Palestinian group long known for parading in the streets wearing black ski masks and suicide belts, had turned out an honor guard in dress uniforms. They …
The Qatar Conundrum: The Emirate That Arms Syria’s Rebels Also Embraces Hamas
Mindful of its declining appetite for projecting power in the Middle East, the U.S. is relying on more activist partners in the region such Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to arm the Syrian rebellion. But Tuesday’s visit to Gaza …
After November: 5 Middle East Headaches That Await the U.S.
Last week’s U.N. General Assembly session served up reminders that the next White House may have little option but to deal with a number of crises previously deferred
Must-Reads from Around the World
Syria’s foreign minister speaks, this week’s controversial visits by the Egyptian president and Colombia’s leader confirms peace talks with leftist rebels.
Must-Reads from Around the World, August 8, 2012
Among today’s picks: factional politics in China, the emerging proxy wars in the Middle East and remembering 8-8-88 in Burma.