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Russia backs Kuwait Gulf crisis mediation

JEDDAH, Sept 10, (Agencies): Russia fully supports Kuwait in its efforts to defuse tensions amid an ongoing Gulf diplomatic crisis involving Qatar and a quartet of Arab nations, its foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said on Sunday. In a press conference alongside his Saudi counterpart Adel Al-Jubeir, Lavrov expressed hope that …

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Qatar 2017 … Qatar 1893

THE visit of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the United States of America has huge significance. Perhaps, the significance of this visit lies in the timing — during the third anniversary of the United Nation’s declaration of His Highness as International Humanitarian Leader and Kuwait …

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So Qatar does not cry over spilt milk

THE Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has proven its strength and stability in the last 36 years. It has been like that since its early and tender age when it faced several quakes from both inside and outside, even by some member states, particularly Qatar, that attempted to undermine and dismantle …

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Qatar limits hours, orders pay for domestic workers

DOHA, Aug 23, (Agencies): Qatar has approved a law limiting domestic staff to a maximum of 10 hours’ work a day, the first such protection for thousands of household maids, nannies and cooks in the emirate. The “Domestic Employment Law” also orders employers to pay staff wages at the end …

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US, Qatar stage exercise – Row over Hajj

DOHA, Aug 22, (Agencies): Qatari and US paratroopers held a joint training exercise in crisis-hit Doha on Tuesday which American officials said reinforced “the enduring military-tomilitary” partnership between the two countries. The “Friendship Jump” comes at a time of high political tension in the Gulf, where a boycott of Qatar …

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Qatar denies blocking Saudi Hajj pilgrimage flights – Pilgrimage turns into point of contestation

DOHA, Aug 21, (AFP): Qatar on Monday denied it had banned Saudi Arabian flights from landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Makkah, after an accusation by authorities in Riyadh. Saudi Arabian Airlines on Sunday said Qatari authorities had refused to grant a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight, scheduled …

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New direct shipping line between Doha Qatar, Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY Aug 17: Qatar Shipping Company announced the beginning of direct shipping between Doha and Kuwait, saying the new service will be a weekly affair between Hamad Port in Qatar and Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait, reports Al-Qabas daily. The company, through Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Abdul-Rahman Essa Al-Mana’e, …

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Hajj opens border for Qatar pilgrims

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 17, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the Hajj, despite a monthlong rift between Doha and four Arab countries led by Riyadh that prompted both sides to trade accusations of politicizing the pilgrimage. …

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Qatar’s economy remains strong: experts – Bruised but coping

DOHA, Aug 16, (AFP): Qatar’s economy has been hit by the sanctions imposed by a Saudi-led Arab bloc but the emirate’s economy is strong enough to survive, analysts say. Since June 5, Saudi Arabia and allies Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates shut down air, maritime and land links …

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Amir receives Qatar letter

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 16, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Sunday at Bayan Palace His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah and Qatari Foreign Minister Abdulrahman al-Thani. During the reception, the Qatari Foreign Minister handed in His Highness the Amir a …

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