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Qatar denies its military planes intercepted UAE civilian aircraft

DUBAI, April 23 (Reuters) – Qatar denied on Monday that its military planes had intercepted a civilian aircraft from the United Arab Emirates the day before, states news agency QNA reported, saying a UAE military plane had violated its air space at the time. The UAE had said a plane …

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Feud heats on ‘island’ Qatar

DUBAI, April 9, (AP): Saudi Arabia could consider a proposal to dig a maritime canal along the kingdom’s border with Qatar, turning the peninsula- nation into an island and transforming its only land border into a military zone and nuclear waste site, state-linked Saudi newspapers reported Monday. The project has …

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Exploited Qatar World Cup workers to receive compensation

Qatar World Cup organizers say migrant workers building stadiums will receive more than $5 million in compensation after recruitment fees were demanded to secure employment in the Gulf nation. The announcement highlights ongoing concerns about the exploitation of workers, many of them drawn from South Asian nations including India and …

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Bahrain, UAE say Qatari jets interfering with their flights

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are again accusing Qatari military jets of interfering with their flights, the latest accusations amid the Arab countries’ boycott of Doha over a diplomatic dispute. Qatar didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Bahrain’s state-run news …

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EU backs Gulf mediation by Kuwait – NATO, Qatar sign pact

BRUSSELS, March 8, (Agencies): EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini, met in Brussels late Wednesday with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of Qatar, and discussed bilateral and regional issues as well as the Gulf crisis. A press release …

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Saudi prince says Qatar won’t be barred from Arab summit

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s crown prince says Qatar will not be barred from an Arab summit in Riyadh later this month, but predicted the standoff with Doha could last a long time. Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s comments were made to local editors during a visit to Egypt this week …

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Blockade impact on Qatar fading but risks remain: IMF

Dubai, March 6, 2018 (AFP) -The economic and financial impact on Qatar of a nine-month Saudi-led blockade is fading, but some risks for the Gulf emirate remain, the International Monetary Fund has said. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut all diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar …

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Mattis praises US-Qatar defence ties

WASHINGTON, Jan 31, (Agencies): Secretary of Defense James Mattis praised the US defense partnership with Qatar, calling it “a longtime friend in the region,” during bilateral talks on Tuesday with senior Qatari officials. Mattis praised his counterpart, Qatari Defense Minister Khaled Al-Atiyah, and the senior members of the delegation for …

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Qataris eye air defense system

MOSCOW, Jan 25, (RTRS): Qatar is in talks with Moscow to buy Russian S-400 missile air defense systems, Tass state news agency quoted the Qatari ambassador to Russia on Thursday as saying. Qatar is engaged in a deepening diplomatic row with some of its Gulf Arab neighbours, including Saudi Arabia …

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Kuwait mediation finds UN support

DOHA, Qatar, Jan 18: The United Nations welcomes and supports the constructive role played by Kuwait’s mediation in finding a solution to the ongoing Gulf crisis as regional efforts are the best option in this regard, a senior UN official said on Wednesday. Miroslav Lajcak, the president of the 72nd …

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