Anti-Israel actions at World Cup

Israel’s National Security Council (NSC) has raised the alert level for Israelis attending the games in Qatar. By Erin Viner The travel warning has been raised to Level 3 following…

Possible thaw in Egypt-Turkey tensions

Leaders of both countries met briefly at the World Cup in Qatar. By Erin Viner The office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan released a photograph taken on Sunday of…

Iran protests reach World Cup

Members of the national soccer team of Iran declined to sing their country’s anthem ahead of their opening World Cup match in Qatar before millions of spectators and television viewers…

First direct Israel-Qatar flights for World Cup

The chartered planes will enable eligible fans to travel between the two countries, which do not have formal diplomatic ties.  By Erin Viner Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the…

Saudis hope to normalize ties with Israel

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud has acknowledged the Kingdom’s keen interest in establishing ties with the Jewish State. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner “We're definitely interested,”…

Israel mourns death of UAE President

Israeli President Isaac Herzog was among world leaders who descended on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) yesterday to offer condolences to new leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan on the…

IRGC boasts missile might at Doha exhibit

Commanders of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) unexpectedly showed up at Qatar's DIMDEX exhibition. By Erin Viner The presence of the IRGC delegation was striking - when other…

GCC focuses on Iran

The critical importance of regional stability topped the agenda at the 42nd annual Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Saudi Arabia. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner Saudi Arabia’s Crown…

Hamas: Qatar to fund $10m monthly fuel for Gaza

Doha has agreed to facilitate a fuel-to-cash scheme to pay civil servants in the impoverished Hamas-controlled territory, said an official with the Islamist terrorist group. By Erin Viner "According to…