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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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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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