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Amir, French FM tackle Qatar crisis

CONCERNS RAISED OVER IMPACT ON BI-NATIONAL FAMILIES KUWAIT CITY, July 16, (Agencies): French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian held talks with top officials in Kuwait on Sunday in a bid to bolster the state’s attempts to mediate in the Gulf crisis. Le Drian met HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad …

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Doha mall’s $1b-plus refinancing loan frozen amid Qatar boycott

Diplomatic crisis hurt bank’s appetite for deals DUBAI/DOHA, July 16, (RTRS): The refinancing of a $1 billion loan by Doha Festival City, a retail and hospitality complex in Qatar, has been indefinitely postponed as a diplomatic crisis deters regional banks from doing new Qatari business, bankers said. The refinancing, coordinated …

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Qatar should read ‘Baraqish’ tale of self-destruction

“THE solution to sanctions imposed on Qatar by the four countries will come from the Gulf house”. This is the truth the Qatari officials are told in each capital they visit, and Western officials visiting Doha also give the same advice. However, Qatar is still persistent on playing the part …

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Tillerson mum on progress, ends tour

US ANTI-BOYCOTT LAWS MAY COME INTO PLAY IN CRISIS US, France, EU voice support for Kuwait mediation DOHA, July 13, (Agencies): US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left Qatar on Thursday after a tour of Gulf Arab countries aimed at easing the worst regional dispute in years, but made no …

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Sanctions against Qatar push inflation up modestly in June

‘Foreign workers complain about food price hike’ DUBAI/DOHA, July 13, (RTRS): Sanctions imposed by Arab states pushed Qatar’s inflation rate up only modestly in June, official data showed on Thursday, suggesting Doha is having considerable success in limiting economic damage caused by its diplomatic crisis. Annual consumer price inflation rose …

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MORE TURKISH TROOPS ARRIVE AT BASE IN QATAR

US-Qatar terror accord termed insufficient – Al-Jazeera termed anti-Semitic Tillerson takes mediation to Jeddah JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 12, (Agencies): US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended talks with ministers from Saudi Arabia and three Arab allies on Wednesday over how to end a month-long rift with Qatar but there …

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Tiny Qatar is living large despite Arab siege – ‘Little sign of hardship’

DOHA, Qatar, July 12, (AP): It’s been more than a month since four Arab nations cut land, sea and air routes to Qatar, but in the gas-rich Gulf nation’s glimmering malls and luxury hotels there is little sign of hardship. High-end clothing stores hawk the latest summer trends. Grocery stores …

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Gulf crisis making world markets edgy

Dispute may impact huge swathe of investment LONDON, July 12, (RTRS): Qatar’s tensions with its neighbours are making world markets edgy about any hint of financial instability among the Gulf economies, whose vast store of petrodollar savings permeate global investments. The diplomatic spat — in which a number of Gulf …

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Amir voices bitterness, extreme concern … vows mediation push

TILLERSON, QATAR SIGN MoU ON TERROR US, Kuwait, Britain call for rapid solution KUWAIT CITY, July 11, (Agencies): His Highness Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah on Tuesday expressed “bitterness” and is “extremely concerned” over “unprecedented developments” on the Gulf crisis. His Highness the Amir appreciates the …

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So that Qatar does not cry for that which it couldn’t defend as a man

AROUND 525 years ago, the last Nasrid Dynasty ruler of the Emirate of Granada in Iberia, Abu Abdullah Muhammad XII, known to the Castilians (in Spain) as ‘Boabdil’ stood on a plateau overlooking Granada, pondering and crying for the loss of his kingdom. His mother said, “Do not cry like …

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