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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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Washington Post reports, UAE denies Qatar hacking – ‘Sparked crisis’

DAILY CITES U.S. INTELLIGENCE WASHINGTON, July 17, (Agencies): The United Arab Emirates arranged for Qatari government social media and news sites to be hacked in late May in order to post fiery but false quotes linked to Qatar’s Amir, prompting a diplomatic crisis, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing …

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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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