A prominent Washington, D.C., law firm has been working on behalf of the Qatari-owned broadcasting network Al Jazeera, prompting questions from a congressional office as to whether the firm has disclosed this relationship under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
U.S. air carriers are calling foul on Qatar for violating an international agreement aimed at leveling the playing field for international airlines, a backdoor move that has seen the small oil rich nation inject tens of millions of dollars into a once-defunct Italian airline.
The New York Times revealed in an A10 story of Sunday’s edition that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in fact an evangelical Christian.
Qatar, a small oil-rich country with outsized regional influence, has been engaged in secret cyber espionage operations on American soil while also spending millions of dollars to pay prominent Washington, D.C., insiders as part of an ongoing campaign to alter America’s political landscape, according to former intelligence officials and other experts.
A state-backed book fair in Qatar is promoting books containing Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, prompting calls for the U.S. Embassy to pressure Qatari officials to remove the titles.
The five members of the Afghan Taliban who were released from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in 2014 have joined the Taliban’s political office in Qatar, according the insurgent group’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid.
Facebook said Friday it has taken steps to weaken an Iranian influence operation targeting internet users around the world after a Reuters investigation found the campaign is significantly more expansive than previously thought.
Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D., N.J.) campaign chairman works simultaneously as a lobbyist for the government of Qatar, raising concerns among some ethics experts about potential conflicts of interest.
Two staffers at the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists argued in a lengthy essay published Monday that Al Jazeera should not be required to register as a foreign agent in the United States, without disclosing that an Al Jazeera host is a member of their organization’s board of directors.
After multiple people central to Qatar’s efforts to win influence in the United States severed ties with the Persian Gulf country this week, influential U.S. lobbyists with connections to Doha have not said whether they plan to follow suit.