The Obama administration is facing criticism over what some lawmakers allege is an overly permissive attitude toward terrorism financing by foreign nations, according to new congressional communication obtained by the Washington Free Beacon that presses U.S. officials to hold these nations accountable enabling terror.
The Brookings Institution will not hold its annual Doha energy conference this year amid reports that Qatar and other petroleum-rich countries are cutting spending due to the global oil market collapse.
Brookings, a Washington-based think tank that received nearly $4 million from the Qatar government in 2015, according to disclosure reports, declined to give a reason for why the conference is not being held this year.
Ahmed “Clockmed the Science Genius” Mohamed and his family have decided to flee the country after a brief conversation with President Obama at the White House on Tuesday. Mohamed, who rose to national prominence after taking apart an old clock and putting the parts inside a miniature brief case and being briefly detained by authorities, was in Washington, D.C., to attend “Astronomy Night” at the White House at the invitation of the president.
The Brookings Institution, one of the country’s top left-leaning think tanks, has for the first time admitted to Congress that it receives millions of dollars every year from foreign governments, including Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, according to official disclosure forms obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.