“Qatar: EU urged to take a ‘leadership role’ in helping to defuse current Gulf crisis”
EU reporter writes:
Despite a frantic round of shuttle diplomacy, led by the United States and Kuwait, there appears no end in sight to the dispute.
Now a regional expert has urged the international community, including the EU, to intensify the pressure on Qatar to participate in negotiations aimed at ending the crisis.
Speaking in Brussels on Tuesday, Dr Richard Burchill, of TRENDS, a leading independent think tank based in the Gulf, said the EU could join with the US and Kuwait in the ongoing mediation efforts.
He said there was “clear and overwhelming evidence” that Qatar had supported Islamist movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood and helped to fund jihadist forces including groups linked to al-Qaida, Islamic State and other extreme Islamist groups.
Burchill told reporters: “There is very strong and clear evidence of this and that Qatar has been, and continues, to directly support terrorist organizations, including Islamic States.
“It stands out, among others, for making no effort to cooperate with the international community in tackling terrorism and cutting off sources of finance for terrorist groups.”
To read the full article, follow this link: https://www.eureporter.co/world/2017/07/19/qatar-eu-urged-to-take-a-leadership-role-in-helping-to-defuse-current-gulf-crisis/
Children and young people suffer the most from the impact of war and in post conflict rebuilding. According to a recent Save the Children report, children and young people are more at risk in conflict situations now, than they have been at any time in the last 20 years....
Asia & the Pacific
The Islamic State has lost almost all of its territory across Iraq and Syria. However, since 2014, it has underhandedly entered the Khorasan region, which covers territory in parts of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Officially established on 10 January 2015, the affiliate group is known as Islamic State-Khorasan Province...
Introduction Long considered a moderate Muslim country, Syria has become one of the world’s most radicalized conflict zones. Despite its peaceful and political origins, the civil-war has allowed Daesh and likeminded violent radical groups to turn the country into a recruiting ground and operating base. The significant local and...
The Agenda for Humanity has aimed to overcome the humanitarian – development divide for the sake of more responsibility and sustainability. A range of international institutions, such as FAO, UNHCR, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, to name a few, has been combining efforts to develop a common approach to achievement of...