U.S. Ambassador to Qatar Resigns

The United States ambassador to Qatar announced that she is resigning Tuesday, days after President Donald Trump renewed his accusations that the Persian Gulf country funds terrorism.

Trump Admin Offers to Mediate Middle East Crisis After Arab Nations Reject Qatar

President Donald Trump and Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani

The Trump administration is offering to mediate a percolating crisis in the Middle East that has seen several key Arab nations break relations with Qatar, a top U.S. military ally that has played a central role in American counter-terrorism operations, according to multiple U.S. officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the situation.

Arab Powers Sever Qatar Ties, Citing Support for Militants

The Arab world’s strongest powers cut ties with Qatar on Monday over alleged support for Islamists and Iran, re-opening a festering wound just two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand for Muslim states to fight terrorism.

Qatar-Funded Brookings Institution Scraps Annual Doha Energy Conference

Brookings

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.