Vodafone Qatar Changed Its Name to ‘Glorious Tamim’ and Egyptians Are Angry

Vodafone Qatar Changed Its Name to ‘Glorious Tamim’ and Egyptians Are Angry

  Last Thursday, Vodafone Qatar decided to make a drastic action and change its name from Vodafone to Tamim Almajd (Glorious Tamim), in an attempt to show support for Qatar’s emir.     Sadly, the news didn’t sit well with some people as Egyptian customers decided to boycott Vodafone Egypt as a way to defy […]

US Sells F-15 Jets to Qatar

US Sells F-15 Jets to Qatar

  On Wednesday June 15th, Doha and Washington signed a $12 billion Arms Deal, amidst the ongoing Gulf Crisis. The deal states that the US is to sell Qatar as many as 36  “F-15QA fighter aircraft.”     The Pentagon stated that the deal “will give Qatar a state of the art capability and increase […]

4,000 Cows Set to Be Imported by a Qatari Businessman

4,000 Cows Set to Be Imported by a Qatari Businessman

After several Arab states severed ties with Qatar, Qatar’s concerns for food security became more clear. A Qatari businessman decided to tackle the current fresh milk shortage present in Qatar, by what is considered to be the biggest cattle airlift ever attempted.     Moutaz Al Khayyat, chairman of Power International Holding, is planning to airlift […]

Bassem Youssef: His Love for Kitesurfing, Favorite GoT Character and So Much More

Bassem Youssef: His Love for Kitesurfing, Favorite GoT Character and So Much More

by Farah Andil

In an open Q&A on Reddit, the Middle East’s very own John Stewart answered some of his mega fans’ questions about his private life, his future career plans, his view on the situation in the GCC, and so much more! His recent move “Tickling Giants,” which documents the political timeline of Egypt between the period of 2012-2014, […]

Naguib Sawiris Wants You to Stop Investing in Qatar

Naguib Sawiris Wants You to Stop Investing in Qatar

  Top journalist Richard Quest just interviewed Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris on CNN’s Quest for Business, and it was quite something. They, of course, talked about the hottest topic in the region at the moment, AKA the isolation of Qatar.     Sawiris urged all Egyptians and Arab businessmen to stop investing in Qatar, a country […]

Trump Offers to Help Qatar with Its Regional Conflict

Trump Offers to Help Qatar with Its Regional Conflict

by Farah Andil

President Trump has just changed his stance regarding Qatar, a day after praising Gulf nations for breaking diplomatic ties with Doha, because he’s, well, Trump.   Last Tuesday, he tweeted that he reached an understanding with Middle Eastern leaders regarding the financial source behind terrorism — Qatar.     Trump  also seemed very optimistic regarding Saudi Arabia’s […]

Qatari Sympathizers to Face 15 Years in Prison in the UAE

Qatari Sympathizers to Face 15 Years in Prison in the UAE

  The UAE has just announced that Qatari sympathizers will be facing a jail term of up to 15 years, and they will also be slapped with a fine of not less than half a million Dirhams.   In a statement issued to Arabic media on early Wednesday morning, Counselor Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, UAE Attorney-General, […]

Al Jazeera Offices Were Shut down in Saudi Arabia

Al Jazeera Offices Were Shut down in Saudi Arabia

  Shortly after Saudi Arabia announced it had cut ties with Qatar, the Kingdom also shut  Al Jazeera’s office in Saudi Arabia — Qatar’s influential satellite channel.   The State of Qatar owns Middle Eastern broadcasting giant Al Jazeera, which has 80 offices all over the world, and is funded by Qatar.     In […]

Greece To Replace the Egyptian Diplomatic Mission in Qatar

Greece To Replace the Egyptian Diplomatic Mission in Qatar

  Yesterday, Egypt among at least seven other states, severed its diplomatic ties with Qatar. This means that the Egyptian diplomatic mission in Qatar will no longer be there to represent, nor look after Egyptian nationals currently residing in Qatar.   The spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Abu Zeid, announced that his […]

Qatar, You Can’t Sit with Us

Qatar, You Can’t Sit with Us

Foreign policy in the Arab World has just become more intense and dramatic, as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Yemen just broke off diplomatic ties with Qatar. Representatives of the countries’ Ministries of Foreign Affairs claimed that the decision came as a direct consequence of Qatar’s support for terrorism, and terrorist organizations.   […]

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