Qatar said on Monday it was quitting OPEC from January 2019 but would attend the oil exporter group’s meeting this week, saying the decision meant Doha could focus on cementing its position as the world’s top liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter. Doha, one of the smallest oil producers in the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting…

Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz wrote a letter to the French President in which he declared that he was ready to launch a military operation against Qatar if the emirate were to acquire the Russian air defence missile S-400. The information was reported by the French newspaper Le Monde. It was Qatar’s ambassador in Moscow,…

President Michel Aoun on Monday canceled a trip to Qatar and returned to Beirut from Saudi Arabia, where he had attended the 29th Arab League Summit in the eastern city of Dhahran. A presidential source said that Aoun’s visit had been cancelled due to “new circumstances” and “developments that forced him to return to Lebanon.”…

Authorities in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are again accusing Qatari military jets of interfering with their flights, the latest accusations amid the Arab countries’ boycott of Doha over a diplomatic dispute. Qatar, which has complained about Emirati military aircraft violating its airspace, declined to comment on Tuesday when reached by The Associated Press….

Qatar has signed an agreement with Turkey to establish a naval base, Khaleej Online reported today. The agreement came during the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) 2018, which ends today, which was attended by international investors from the US, Europe and China for potential ventures. Turkey has won a tender to establish…

Apparently, Saudi Arabia seems to be no longer respected by the various Emirates of the Arabian Peninsula. It is a sign, no doubt, that this regional power is undermined from within, despite the loud arrival on the national and regional scenes of Prince Mohammad Bin Salmane, the new strong man in Saudi Arabia. Qatar had…

Qatar is in talks with Moscow to buy Russian S-400 missile air defense systems, Qatari ambassador to Russia said in an interview published Thursday. “Talks about the subject are at an advanced stage,” Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah said in an interview with Russian news agency TASS. He added that Qatar was also negotiating purchases of…