15 Sep

India vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy 2017 Final: Great Chance To Restore Our Pride, Says Imran Khan

India vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy 2017 Final: Great Chance To Restore Our Pride, Says Imran Khan

India vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy 2017 Final: Great Chance To Restore Our Pride, Says Imran Khan

Former Pakistan World Cup captain Imran Khan Saturday said Pakistan had a golden opportunity to avenge its first defeat of the game against India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

Pakistan started its Champions Trophy campaign playing India on June 4 and was defeated by 124 shots.

Imran Khan also believes that Pakistan must learn from the mistakes it made against the Indians in this game. Speaking of the Pakistani television network Samaa, Imran said it was an excellent opportunity to “restore” pride.

“I think we had an excellent opportunity to restore the pride of the final by the way we lost the first game in India,” said Imran.

“It was humiliating how we lost this game and we can be content now,” he added.

On the other hand, Imran advised Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed to avoid putting India in batting first if he won the draw in the final.

“India has a beautiful threshing team and if it is a big sum, it will pressure us.
The staging strategy for the first time against other teams worked well for Sarfraz against other teams, while the spinners have overcome opposition in the constraints and Hassan Ali strongly marked. ”

“India has a strong pace and if they represent a large total, it will double press for us. I mean the pressure on our pitchers and the pressure to keep up with the running pace on the dashboard.”

“Our strength is our true bowling and the first thing we need to win if we want to win the draw. Our pace is not as good as the bowling is better,” he added.
Imran also praised Captain Sarfraz Ahmed.

“I am very impressed that Sarfraz turned out to be such a daring captain,” Imran said.

Teammate and close to Imran, Javed Miandad said the Champions Trophy final could be the gateway to the restoration of the bilateral cricket series with India.
“I think we should put aside political issues and try to play more cricket. I want to see the resurgence of the bilateral cricket,” said the former captain.

Miandad was not willing to choose a favorite for Sunday’s final.
“If I talk just like that, India at that time was a better team and more depth, but still believe in a great game, it’s the moment that counts,” he said.

“What is important is how many players there are in their team who are willing to lay their hands and play that day. I think the Pakistan team has good players who could be winners.”

Miandad was given the opportunity to 50:50 the two teams to win the final.
The former captain of Aamir Sohail acknowledged that India had a better side than Pakistan, but said the complacency could be its downfall.

“After a long time, India has three or four good pace pitchers, good spinners and a very strong team and hitting a bad servant.

They are better than the players who play Pakistani, but I think they could be complacent and this could contribute to the advantage of Pakistan.

09 Sep

Presidential election: CPI says it asked BJP team about Bhagwat, reply, ‘RSS doesn’t contest’

Presidential election: CPI says it asked BJP team about Bhagwat, reply, ‘RSS doesn’t contest’

Presidential election: CPI says it asked BJP team about Bhagwat, reply, ‘RSS doesn’t contest’

As the BJP began to talk openly with the opposition to reach a consensus on the presidential election, at least one party has frankly said the two prime ministers, when they came out to them that the ruling alliance should not mark a “hard “(Read RSS) person for the position.

Ministers Rajnath Singh and M Venkaiah Naidu met and called a number of leaders of the President of the Congress, Sonia Gandhi, CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, to Mulayam Singh Yadav of SP, BSP leader Mayawati, leaving everyone guessing .

“We told them we wanted to make their person hardcore. Anyone with secular democratic skills titles, we will agree.

We told them that you have the numbers, you can win the elections, but the country is divided … it is a choice for unification, so try to unify the country by providing a candidate acceptable to all “said the general secretary of the ICC , S Sudhakar Reddy said the Indian Express.

ICC leader D Raja, who was present at Ajoy Bhawan at the meeting, said his party told ministers that the candidate should be “secular and liberal.”

“Yechury and party colleagues, Prakash Karat and Brinda Karat also told the ministers at AKG Bhawan that” in the current context, a person holding the office of President of India must be a person of impeccable secular credentials and must be one Person who can save and defend the constitutional values of the Republic of India. ”

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Reddy said they have asked about the proposal of Shiv Sena to ensure that RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat, or the president. “They said RSS leaders did not challenge the election,” Reddy said.

Keeping his cards close to his chest, the only sign that the ministers gave was that the ruling party would decide its candidate by the middle of next week and would return to the opposition again to gain their support.

The opposition – which does not have a unanimous opinion on the three names it considers – describes the consultations of the party in power to simply start the movements. Read also: Presidential poll: man who lost 150 elections, among 13-year-old couples who filed an application

Although Congress is anxious for the former president of Lok Sabha Meira Kumar, left, and Trinamool Congress should be supported Nitish Kumar Gopal Krishna Gandhi.

By adding an element of discomfort, JD (T) leader Sharad Yadav “personal offer” to become the joint candidate of the opposition. Yechury met Gandhi on Thursday in an attempt to eliminate the differences. Sources said Gandhi told Yechury that the opposition should make a united front.

During the day, Naidu met with AIADMK leader M Thambidurai. Singh spoke to Mayawati on the phone. “We hoped that the leaders of the BJP come with names – one or more of them – so that Congress and other opposition parties to think about and discuss these names.

But nothing of that happened. The leaders of the BJP did not name … .balki Hami ulta is poochne Naam ki koshish ki (instead, tried to ask our name), “said the opposition leader in the Rajya sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad.

Mallikarjun Kharge and Azad met ministers with Gandhi in their 10, Janpath residence.

Naidu and Rajnath told leaders that the BJP has not decided on their candidate, but was asked if opposition parties had names in mind. In addition, Yechury told the ministers that the exclusion of the election of Neelam Sanjiv Reddy after the emergency in 1977, there was always a competition for the post of president.

02 Sep

Lalu’s son Tej Pratap’s petrol pump licence cancelled; Patna civil court issues temporary injunction order

Lalu's son Tej Pratap's petrol pump licence cancelled; Patna civil court issues temporary injunction order

Lalu’s son Tej Pratap’s petrol pump licence cancelled; Patna civil court issues temporary injunction order

Patna: Barchat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCl) has canceled the license Friday of a gas pump in Patna attributed to the senior son of the chief RJD and Bihar’s Minister of Health and Forests, Tej Pratap, but the order could not be executed as The result of a temporary restraining order issued by the Patna civil court on the same day.
The order of precautionary measures establishes a temporary limitation on BPCl to take letters in the case by BPCl until the next hearing in the case anticipated June 23,

The Tej company had filed a lawsuit in court Sachi Mishra, Deputy Civil Judge Patna June 8 to contest the notification of the issue issued by BPCl May 29 when explaining the violation of some rules get awarded the fuel pump To the Aneesabad Ring Road in Patna.

The legal order on the matter on Friday was adopted by Jawed Ahmad Khan, Deputy Judge 6 charges of the sub-11 judge’s court.

The sources said the court issued a precautionary measure in the case because no statement on BPCl’s behalf has appeared in Friday’s hearing.

Meanwhile, the termination order for the fuel pump issued by BPCl said on Friday that the explanation given by Tej was neither convincing nor satisfactory.

“It is clear that (Tej) has violated the terms and conditions of the pump distribution agreement and sales license (DPSL) … and has not given a satisfactory explanation for the relevant intrusions you know … DPSL was decided from the Agreement between you (Tej) and BPCl as of June 16, 2017, “the order to terminate the BPCl bed

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The issue of irregularities in the award of the gasoline pump was first revealed by the senior official of the BJP and the opposition leader in the Sushil Kumar Modi Legislative Council in a press press held at the headquarters declare BJP in Patna 31 May

BPCl was awarded the gas pump in Tej in 2011. The oil company in its demonstration letter of May 29, was asked to explain how to fulfill the obligations of the company, despite the obligation of the Ministry of Health, the Water resources and the Bihar Government Forestry Department.

In its cancellation order issued on Friday, BPCl said Tej, in the corresponding license in January 2012, had attached a letter of consent from M / S AK Infosystems to the use of land for the establishment of the gas pump, but the Land has already been transferred to his elder brother and Bihar MP Cm Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.

“However, it is noted that the M / S AK Infosystems, while giving as consent letter, had already created a charge on the property in question by executing a registered lease title for Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, which is a third “The order of cessation Lit.

As the land owner has already registered a lease deed in favor of another person … who lost the right to give such a letter of consent, “said the order BPC termination.

30 Aug

Lynched for shielding women

Lynched for shielding women

Lynched for shielding women

A group of officials would have beaten the death of a 52-year-old man in Rajasthan Pratapgarh Friday when he tried to stop them from scaring and taking pictures of some women who déféchaient outdoors.

City Hall employees were at dawn in a poor neighborhood of the city to stop the open defecation.

Zafar Khan, a social worker associated with the National Congress of Trade Unions of India (INTUC), was assaulted by municipal employees when he intervened and begged them.

The incident took place in the marginal area of Bagwasa in the city dominated by tribes located in southern Rajasthan.

Civilian officials beat, beat and hit M. Khan with a stick that led to his death, according to the complaint filed by his brother Noor Mohammed with the police.

Officers were accompanied by the City Council Commissioner, Ashok Jain.

Registered case

Police registered a case under section 302 (manslaughter) of the Indian Penal Code against four defendants called the plaintiff and launched an investigation.

The murder led to a mass demonstration by people outside of the cod. The family of M. Khan agreed to send the body to the post-mortem after the district administration has announced compensation of Rs. 2 lakh. They also demanded the immediate detention of the municipal commissioner.

Pratapgarh police superintendent Shivraj Meena said further steps in the matter would be taken after receiving the autopsy report. No arrests were made until Friday night.

The head of the district department of the minority district Nadeem Ansari told the Hindu that there was a “political point of view” to the murder.

“In search of an excuse”

M. Khan had filed a formal complaint a few days ago about the non-availability of funds under the SWACHH Bharat Abhiyan for the construction of bathrooms in houses and poor neighborhoods required repair of non-functional public latrines.

“The municipal employees sought a pretext to attack M. Khan.The women were to respond to the call of nature outdoors as they did not have toilets in their homes.Employees, who openly support the BJP in power, first women Shame and then assaulted M. Khan when he opposed the law, “said M. Ansari.

M. Khan survives with his wife and two daughters. Neighborhood residents, who alleged that the administration was trying to calm the question, gave the names of five other suspects to the police.

23 Aug

Seven US Navy Crew Unaccounted For After Collision In Japan

Seven US Navy Crew Unaccounted For After Collision In Japan

Seven US Navy Crew Unaccounted For After Collision In Japan

TOKYO: The United States and Japan have launched a major search operation to find seven missing US sailors today after their Navy destroyer collided with a container ship, crushing the side of the warship.

Aircraft, ships and helicopters swept the seas off the Pacific coast of Japan to find the crew that disappeared in the morning crash, which also left the captain of the USS Fitzgerald injured.

It was not clear where the missing sailors were when the collision occurred.

Several other crew members were injured and had to be transferred by helicopter to a hospital, including the commander of guided missile destroyer Bryce Benson.

Television antenna images showed that a person was on a stretcher and that a rescuer was taken to a helicopter that looks over the Fitzgerald, had returned part of the right hand.

“There are seven missing sailors, the ship and the Coast Guard of Japan are still looking,” said the Navy.

The collision between the container ship Fitzgerald and the Philippines ACX Crystal occurred around 2:30 (1730 GMT on Friday) off the coast of the Izu peninsula, southwest of Tokyo.

The area is a busy shipping route, which is a gateway to the main container ports in Yokohama and Tokyo.

“The volume of the ships is heavy in this area and there have already been accidents,” said Coast Guard chief Yutaka Saito, the Japanese public broadcaster NHK.

NHK said it sends the massive container 222 meters (730 feet) marked a turn at the time of the crash, but its captain suggests otherwise.

“We were sailing in the same direction as the American destroyer and we found ourselves,” he told the Jiji Press news agency.

‘Coming out’

The Japan Coast Guard, which probed the incident, said it had sent a half-dozen ships, several aircraft and specially trained rescue personnel to the scene. Later they were joined by the country’s self-defense forces.

“We are all on the lookout for missing people … but we still have no clue as to where they might be,” a Coast Guard spokesman said, adding that the investigation could continue overnight.
Fitzgerald – which was commissioned in 1995 and deployed in the Iraq war in 2003 – is based in Yokosuka, which operates in the Pacific and the Sea of ​​Japan (East Sea).

The accident occurred 56 nautical miles (104 kilometers) southwest of Yokosuka, the navy said.

“My daughter is about to Fitzgerald,” a father wrote on the Facebook page of the seventh fleet.

“So worried, just to hear that she is the right one, thinking of all our sailors and their families !!”

US Naval Operations Chief Admiral John Richardson said in a statement: “As more information is learned, we will be sure to share it with the Fitzgerald family and, where appropriate, the public.

15 Aug

‘Act Of Cowardice’: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley On Killing Of 6 Policemen In Kashmir

'Act Of Cowardice': Defence Minister Arun Jaitley On Killing Of 6 Policemen In Kashmir

‘Act Of Cowardice’: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley On Killing Of 6 Policemen In Kashmir

NEW DELHI: A day after six policemen were killed in an ambush and their bodies were disfigured by heavily armed terrorists in Anantnag, Defense Minister Arun Jaitley called it “an act of cowardice.”

Deputy Inspector Feroz Ahmed Dar, four policemen and their driver were killed when their jeep was attacked by a group of 10-15 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists in Achabal in the Anantnag district. According to the information, the terrorists arrived in two vehicles and surrounded the police vehicle.

The terrorists, after the ambush, entered the police vehicle and threw balls at the body to deface.

“We will find the attackers,” said the Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police (DGP) SP Vaid today. “It was a revenge attack.”

The attack came just hours after meeting with local Lashkar commander Junaid Mattoo, who was involved in several attacks on security forces in southern Kashmir. Junaid and two other terrorists were trapped in a building Arwani Anantnag Friday and died in a meeting.
After the meeting, two civilians were killed after security forces opened fire on a crowd marching to the dating site. Police said the crowd threw stones and tried to break the security cord.

Following the incident, the conflict broke out between protesters and security forces in nearly a dozen places in the valley, including the city of Srinagar, Tral, Pampore, Pulwama City and Anantnag in southern Kashmir Hajin Bandipora in Baramulla and Sopore in Kashmir north.

Meanwhile, the head of government Mehbooba Mufti said the policemen were killed because democracy was denied in Jammu and Kashmir. “The dialogue with the separatists is the only way forward,” he said.

Authorities imposed restrictions on Srinagar and other sensitive places in the Kashmir valley today as separatists called for a protest stop.

09 Aug

Qatar, world’s richest country, finds money can’t buy security in Gulf

Qatar, world’s richest country, finds money can’t buy security in Gulf

Qatar, world’s richest country, finds money can’t buy security in Gulf

In his new exhibition in Doha, Qatari artist Maryam Al-Semaitt explained to the guests the central message of his latest work: what will happen when a great wealth is taken for granted.

The money, mainly from the sale of natural gas from a peninsula in the desert Gulf that was a British protectorate until 1971, paid for by skyscrapers, hotels and investment in the city in some of the most iconic companies, buildings and sports equipment of the world.

What he can not do, he said, provides a shield for what is now the richest country in the world. The confrontation with the neighbors of the Gulf, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has revealed the precarious position of Qatar.

The soft power of the $ 1 billion Qatar brand they are supposed to protect has never been more fragile. The isolation of Doha, which cuts diplomatic ties and transport, is heading for a third week.

“The fact that we have always had security for granted, security is guaranteed now we interrogate these things,” said Al-Semaitt, 27, the second day of screening of his sculptures and images taken with another artist. The goal is to highlight, has said, how “we will not stop and never really appreciate what we have in our lives until we lose it.”
In the heart of the state of Qatar is its refusal to queue for the more powerful neighbors. It adopted the ultraconservative Arabia strain of Islam, although the lighter version, and the economy exploded, foreign policy were separated.

Although the emir of Qatar and remain convincing, the question is how to maintain an almost paradoxical existence. Take foreign policy. Qatar hosted a US air base since the early 2000s, while maintaining close ties to Islamist groups.

According to the Saudis and Emirates, which finances jihad while its sovereign wealth fund to 335 billion have stakes in global companies of the German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen AG and Barclays Plc to Glencore. In 2022, Qatar will host the World Cup, the world football tournament.

“Qatar’s mark was about security and legitimacy,” said Samer Shehata, an associate professor in the policy and international relations program at the Graduate Studies Institute in Doha.

“It was to put Qatar on the map, so everyone knew what Qatar, Qatar and what is the significance of Qatar.

It became visible. “” But ultimately, what gives you soft power? “He added.” Can it produce security? The current crisis exposes this problem. I’m not sure that soft power is enough, especially if you live in a bad neighborhood. ”
The alternative road from Qatar dates back to the days when the British Empire was in its last death. It was a protectorate since the Ottomans were defeated in World War II and the ruling Al Thani family is committed to reselling the security check.

The energy industry at the beginning of the industry generated revenue in the 1950s and 1960s before the nation decided to go alone instead of joining what became the U.A.E. Like another emirate.

It is true that the entry of a giant gas field has allowed Qatar to extend its influence beyond money. With a per capita income of $ 130,000 more than double Saudi Arabia, it supports Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, a political party banned by its two neighbors from the Sunni Gulf and efforts to isolate Shi’ite rival Iran.

The Al-Jazeera satellite channel broadcast al-Qaida messages and supported dissident Arab dictators. Over the years there have been enraged Saudi, Emirati and Egyptian leaders, who often stopped their transmissions and expelled them from their personnel.

“Qatar can not hold stakes in the Empire State Building and London’s hull and use the proceeds to write checks to the al-Qaeda affiliate,” Yousef Al Otaiba, U.A.E. Ambassador to the United States, wrote in The Wall Street Journal this week.

“He can not smear his name on soccer jerseys, while his media networks burn extremist brand. He can not be the owner of Harrods, Tiffany & Co. instead providing refuge to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.”

02 Aug

Quantum entanglement, science’s ‘spookiest’ phenomenon, achieved in space

Quantum entanglement, science’s ‘spookiest’ phenomenon, achieved in space

Magine is a photon, a lighting package. You are a small flash of energy that runs through the universe on its own. But you have a twin, another photon that has been closely linked since the day you were born.

No matter how far it separates from the width is a laboratory table or the scope of the universe, they respond. What happens to your sister instantly affects and vice versa.

You are like mouse brothers in “An American Tail”, torn by fate, but feeling the same feelings and singing the same song on the same bright moon.

This is the quantum entanglement. For non-physical like fantastic sounds of the mice that sing, and in fact, many physicists have problems with the phenomenon.

Albert Einstein, whose own research helped lead to quantum theory, derisively called the concept of “phantom distance action.

“The quantum entanglement seems to break some of the basic rules of standard physics are nothing can travel faster than light objects influenced by their immediate environment and scientists still can not explain how they are related particles A. unknown dimension: Power of love (it’s a joke).

Fortunately for quantum physicists, it is not always necessary to explain a phenomenon in order to use it. Ancient human conscious of friction before inventing the wheel; Doctors of medieval antibody China did not know when people began smallpox inoculation 600 years ago.

Not knowing what is behind quantum entanglement has not prevented Jian-Wei Pan, a physicist from the China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai, launch into space.

In a new study published in the journal Science, Pan and his colleagues report that they were able to produce entangled photons in a satellite in orbit at 300 miles above the planet and transmit the particles in two different ground laboratories were 750 miles, .

It is the first time that someone has generated particles intermixed in space, and represents a 10-fold increase in the distance over which the entanglement has been maintained.

“This is a really impressive achievement, and I think it’s going to be the first perhaps so many study, interesting and exciting that will be opened in particular by satellite,” said Shohini Ghose, a physicist at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. “Who knows, maybe there will be space race entanglements?”

There is a good reason why governments around the world could soon compete to test quantum theory in orbit, not just to claim the title “creepy.” Interlaced particles could someday be used for “quantum communication” – a great way to send secure messages that do not depend on cable, wireless signal or code.

Just like any interference with a tangled particle simply observing, it automatically affects your partner, these letters can not be cut. To listen to quantum physicists, interlaced particles could help build a “quantum Internet” lead to new types of coding and enable faster communication than light – opportunities that have a strong appeal at a time in hospitals, Credit, government agencies, including electoral systems become victims of cyber attacks.

However, until Pan and his colleagues began their experiments in space, quantum communication faces a severe limitation. The interwoven photons need cables or son to connect, but ground is needed to use a fiber optic cable to transmit a particle to its desired location.

But fibers absorb light as photons travel, so the quantum connection weakens every mile than the transmission particle. The record of the previous distance for what is known as quantum teleportation, or sending by interlaced particles, was about 140 kilometers.

30 Jul

Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

Berlin: Helmut Kohl, the imposing German Chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War has placed Germany in the heart of a united Europe, died Friday at his home in Ludwigshafen. He was 87 years old.

“A life is one and the person who lived it to enter into history,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking in Rome.

“It will take some time, however, until we can really judge what we have lost in it. Helmut Kohl was a great German and a great European.”

During his 16 years at the helm of the country from 1982 to 1998, first in West Germany and then a united Germany-Kohl combined a tenacious search for European unity with a keen instinct for history.

Less than a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, he led the end of Germany’s decades-long division in east and west, ushering in a new era in European politics.

“When a new spirit began sweeping Eastern Europe in the 1980s, when freedom was won in Poland, when brave people in Leipzig

East Berlin and East Germany elsewhere carried out a peaceful revolution, Helmut Kohl was the right person at the right time, Merkel said.

“I only dream and the goal of a United Germany, although others have hesitated.”

It was a close friendship that Kohl built with other world leaders who helped convince the Western anti-communist allies and leaders of the Soviet Union that a strong collapsed, united Germany could live in peace with its neighbors.

“Helmut Kohl was the largest European statesman since World War II,” said Bill Clinton, the former US president in 2011, adding that Kohl responded to the most important issues of his time “correctly Germany, for Europe correctly, Properly to the United States appropriately for the future of the world. ”

Former US President George H.w. Bush said the world had lost “a true friend of freedom.”

“Working closely with my very good friend to help achieve a peaceful end to the Cold War and the unification of Germany in NATO will remain one of my life joys,” Bush said. “Through our efforts, Helmut was a rock – both stable and strong.”

President Donald Trump said Kohl was “a friend and ally of the United States while leading the Federal Republic of Germany for 16 key years.

He was not only the father of German reunification, but also a defender of Europe and the transatlantic relationship. ”

“The world has benefited from its vision and efforts and its legacy will continue,” it said in a statement.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attributes Kohl “to play a key role in ending the Cold War and the reunification of Germany.”

Famed for its massive circumference in a 4- to 6-foot frame, Kohl has always evolved in domestic politics and among his rivals in the conservative Christian Democrat Union, which took power for 16 years until his defeat. Left-center rival of Gerhard Schroeder in 1998.

This was followed by the eruption of a party funding scandal that threatened to tarnish his legacy.

For foreigners, the great conservative with a taste for local white wine and heavy food came to symbolize Germany benign, stable and even boring.

Kohl’s legacy includes the common euro currency – now used by 19 nations – that have consolidated Europe closer than ever.

Kohl has strongly influenced the euro, introduced in 1999, as a pillar of peace – when he hit problems more than a decade later, he insisted that there is no alternative, but for Germany to help indebted countries like Greece.

Once considered a clumsy provincial, Kohl has combined an understanding of the concerns of the Germans on foot with a hunger for power, which was elected four times.

Kohl has served more than Konrad Adenauer, West Germany’s first Chancellor after World War II and his political idol. Only Otto von Bismarck, who unified Germany for the first time in the 1870s, was now chancellor for 19 years.

15 Jul

Saudi-Qatar crisis puts Syria rebels in tricky position

Saudi-Qatar crisis puts Syria rebels in tricky position

Saudi-Qatar crisis puts Syria rebels in tricky position

BEYUTH: A diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia Qatar incorporates the Syrian rebels into a difficult position, analysts say, after rivalry between Gulf supporters had already weakened the opposition.

Both Sunni monarchies have demonstrators close in March 2011, when the war began with the brutal crackdown on anti-government protests.

They continued to support Sunni insurgents mainly when the symptoms turned into conflicts between the armed opposition and troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad of the country’s Shia minority and supported by the Iranian Archipelago of Saudi Arabia.

But six years later, the rebellion was rife with rivalry between Riyadh and Doha, as well as weakened by Russian military intervention in support of Assad’s forces.

Moscow’s support for regime forces has led to a series of setbacks for the rebels, including their historic loss in December of the second city of Aleppo.

Saudi Arabia and its allies, including the UAE, have broken or severed diplomatic relations with Qatar on allegations the emirate is compatible with extremism last week, saying Doha has denied it.

“The current split puts the Syrian opposition in a very politically awkward position because nobody wants to take part in public parties and can not afford to alienate either side,” said Yezid Sayigh, a colleague of the Carnegie Middle East Center .

A rebel official at the eastern Ghouta opposition stronghold outside Damascus said he hoped the Doha-Riyadh crisis was only “a temporary storm.”
Sensitive problem

“Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates supported the Syrian people’s revolution and expressed their solidarity throughout the years of the tragedy,” the rebel official said.

In a sign of the embarrassment caused to the crisis, several rebel groups were approaching the AFP declined to comment, saying that it was a “sensitive” problem.

But Sayigh said the latest rash in relations between Qatar and Saudi Arabia will have a limited impact on the Syrian conflict.

“It is likely that it will not have a significant financial or military impact since the United States and Turkey have intensified their support for factions that were previously close to Qatar or Saudi Arabia,” Sayigh said.

Riyadh “has drastically reduced funding for the summer of 2015,” after starting its intervention in Yemen “earlier this year, he said.

Six years after the war, the fractured rebel Syria controls about 10 percent. 100 from the war-torn country, with the support of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan and the United States.

Rebel Pro-Doha, including the powerful Ahrar al-Sham group, are present in the north.
In eastern Ghouta, there are opposition pro-Doha groups alongside the pro-Riyadh Jaish al-Islam rebel alliance.