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Trump thanks Qataris for fight against terror – UAE to file complaint

WASHINGTON, Jan 16, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump on Monday thanked the ruler of Qatar for “action to counter terrorism and extremism in all forms,” the White House said in a statement that suggested a warming of ties between the two countries. In June, Trump had called on Qatar to …

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Qatar allows full ownership for foreign investors

Bid to boost non-energy revenues DOHA, Jan 4, (AFP): Qatar has approved legislation allowing 100-percent ownership for foreign investors in most sectors of the economy in a bid to boost non-energy revenues, the government said on Thursday. The move comes at a time of political crisis in the Gulf, with …

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Qatar merger creates state-owned gas giant – Move to save $545mn yearly in cost

DOHA, Jan 3, (AFP): Qatar said Wednesday that the two state-owned firms running the country’s natural gas business had merged in a move aimed at cutting costs and creating a global energy giant. Qatargas and RasGas, operators of the wealthy emirate’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, were merged under the …

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Qatar among invitees to GCC summit in Kuwait

Gulf Cup deadline pushed back DOHA, Nov 30, (Agencies): Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani on Thursday received an invitation from His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to attend the upcoming Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit, to be held early next month in …

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Qatar set for long boycott

DOHA, Nov 14, (Agencies): Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said on Tuesday that Arab states that had imposed sanctions on his country in June over allegations of supporting terrorism were not interested in a solution to the crisis. Speaking to members of the Gulf Arab state’s Shoura Council, …

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Qatar aims for futures trading, short-selling by end-2018

DOHA, Oct 29, (RTRS): The Qatar Stock Exchange is looking to roll out futures trading and short-selling by the end of 2018, exchange CEO Rashid Ali Al-Mansoori said, part of a bid to boost liquidity and encourage more IPOs in the next year. Qatar’s benchmark stock index has fallen about …

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Qatar warns on ‘military action’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct 29, (Agencies): Qatar’s Amir has warned against any military confrontation over the ongoing diplomatic dispute between his country and four other Arab nations, saying it would only plunge the region into chaos. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani said US President Donald Trump has offered …

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Qatar, Kuwait in Gulf crisis talks

DOHA, Oct 19, (KUNA): Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani discussed on Thursday with Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah the latest developments regarding the Kuwaiti mediation to resolve the Gulf crisis. Qatari News Agency (QNA) said the Qatari Amir …

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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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