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Malaysia rolls out red carpet for Qatar’s Amir

Malaysia on Monday rolled out the red carpet for Qatar’s Amir, who is on his first trip to Southeast Asia four months after a diplomatic crisis erupted between his nation and four Arab countries. Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who arrived in Kuala Lumpur late Sunday, was given …

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‘Cup’ not up for discussion: Qatar – Rivals trade barbs

DUBAI, UAE, Oct 11, (Agencies): Qatar on Wednesday strongly criticized Emirati officials for questioning Doha’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying that the tournament “is not up for discussion or negotiation” amid a diplomatic crisis engulfing the region. The back-and-forth over the games comes as four Arab nations, …

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No one in Gulf Council wants to sideline Qatar

Salem Al-Ali: We wish success for Amir’s mediation KUWAIT CITY, Sept 27: President of Kuwait National Guard His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah wished His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah success in his mission to heal the GCC rift and restore Qatar to its flock and natural …

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Kuwaiti firms take part in Qatar event

DOHA, Sept 23, (KUNA): Kuwaiti hunting and falconry companies took part in the First Katara International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition in Qatar. The 14 Kuwaiti companies are presenting products including hunting rifles and ammunition, camping equipment and items used in raising falcons. The event is an opportunity to promote products, …

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Qatar accuses Bahrain of abusing a routine fisheries

DOHA: Qatar accused Bahrain on Tuesday of abusing a routine fisheries enforcement case to deepen a three month diplomatic crisis between the emirate and its Gulf neighbours. “The State of Qatar condemned the statement issued by the Bahraini interior ministry on the detention of 15 Bahraini boats carrying 20 sailors, …

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Qatar to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain

DOHA: Qatar on Sunday signed an agreement to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain, a second major defence deal signed by Doha during its lengthening diplomatic dispute with its neighbours. Qatari defence secretary Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart Michael Fallon signed a “statement of intent” for …

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Gulf row hurts all: Rater

DUBAI, Sept 13, (AFP): A boycott of Qatar by a Saudi- led bloc of Arab states is hurting the economies of all the countries involved, with Bahrain and Qatar the most affected, Moody’s Investor Service said Wednesday. The row has translated into a credit negative for the entire six-nation Gulf …

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Qatar … the end of political blackmail

ANYONE who listened to the Qatari foreign minister’s speech at the Human Rights Council will definitely be baffled. When Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul-Rahman Al Thani demanded that the solution should be far from dictation and infringement of sovereignty, his country’s government continued to interfere in the affairs of other countries …

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Qatar, patience has limit

NO ONE will blame His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah if he announces the end of Kuwait’s mediation once his patience runs out. His Highness the Amir is known for his patience and forbearance, but even those who are patient have limitations. Doha needs to be aware …

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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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