‘Attempted coup’ talk highlights dangerous tit-for-tat in media


Issue 859 - 08 Aug 2009 | 3 minute read

Recent allegations in regional media – perhaps encouraged by senior officials in their host countries – of serious political shake-ups in the military establishment and ruling family – suggest all is not well in Qatar’s regional relations, even after a year when Doha has made serious efforts to mend fences with Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani (HBJ) travelled in late July to Morocco to visit Saudi Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdelaziz.

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