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Arab boycott adds woes to Qatar expatriate workers – Land border closure raises food prices

DOHA, Aug 16, (RTRS): An Arab embargo on Qatar is inflicting pain on foreign migrant workers struggling amid an oil slump and disruption of deliveries for large construction projects linked to the 2022 soccer World Cup. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) imposed sanctions on fellow …

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Qatar laments Gulf trust lost

DOHA, Aug 15, (Agencies): Qatar’s foreign minister said Tuesday it will take a “lot of time” to rebuild any trust between sparring Gulf countries because of the region’s continuing diplomatic crisis. As the impasse between Doha and four Arab states led by Saudi Arabia entered its eleventh week, Sheikh Mohammed …

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Qatar seeks to end isolation – Principles, guarantees eyed in Gulf rift

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 10, (Agencies): The concerned countries are currently studying the possibility of issuing a declaration of principles to solve the Gulf crisis, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Disclosing that the declaration will consist of solutions to some disputes; sources said there will be American, Kuwaiti and European guarantees …

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Qataris honor HH Amir’s efforts with mural

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 10: Representatives of Qatari nationals Thursday morning hung the mural of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on the wall of Al-Hamra Tower as a special gift from all Qataris in honor of his concerted efforts to resolve the crisis among the GCC brotherly …

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Qatar waives visa for 80 states – More to come in visa policy

QATAR’S Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways today Wednesday announced that Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, effective immediately. Citizens of those countries wishing to visit Qatar will no longer need to apply or pay for a visa; instead, a multi-entry …

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Rift said to risk Dubai status as financial hub – 3,000 Turkish troops for Doha

LONDON, Aug 7, (RTRS): The boss of Standard Chartered has warned that Dubai risks damaging its status as a financial centre as a result of the trade boycott of Qatar by a Saudi-led bloc, which includes the United Arab Emirates. Standard Chartered is a major lender across the Middle East …

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Japan backs Kuwait Gulf mediation

DOHA, Aug 6, (KUNA): Japan on Saturday reiterated its support of Kuwait’s ongoing mediation efforts to resolve the dispute between Qatar and another three Gulf Arab countries plus Egypt, urging the need for diplomacy as a solution. During talks with Qatar’s foreign minister in Doha, a Japanese official stressed the …

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Qatar deposited over $10 bln to offset crisis outflows – Dubai’s Mashreq bank see drop in demand for Doha business

DUBAI, July 29, (RTRS): Qatar’s government deposited over $10 billion in local banks last month to offset a pull-out of deposits by foreign institutions due to the country’s diplomatic crisis, Qatari central bank data showed on Thursday. The big injection of funds, which could be repeated in coming months if …

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Qatar hires for DC ‘pull’

DUBAI, UAE, July 27, (Agencies): Qatar has hired a Washington influence firm founded by former top campaign aides to US President Donald Trump and another specialized in digging up dirt on US politicians, signaling it wants to challenge Saudi Arabia’s massive lobbying efforts in America’s capital amid a diplomatic dispute …

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Cairo visas Qataris, Erdogan for Kuwait

CAIRO, July 18, (Agencies): Egypt will end visa-free entry for Qatari nationals with some exceptions, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, the latest measure taken against Doha which Cairo and three Gulf governments are boycotting. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed sanctions on Qatar on …

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