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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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New direct shipping line between Doha Qatar, Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY Aug 17: Qatar Shipping Company announced the beginning of direct shipping between Doha and Kuwait, saying the new service will be a weekly affair between Hamad Port in Qatar and Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait, reports Al-Qabas daily. The company, through Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Abdul-Rahman Essa Al-Mana’e, …

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Hajj opens border for Qatar pilgrims

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 17, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the Hajj, despite a monthlong rift between Doha and four Arab countries led by Riyadh that prompted both sides to trade accusations of politicizing the pilgrimage. …

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Qatar’s economy remains strong: experts – Bruised but coping

DOHA, Aug 16, (AFP): Qatar’s economy has been hit by the sanctions imposed by a Saudi-led Arab bloc but the emirate’s economy is strong enough to survive, analysts say. Since June 5, Saudi Arabia and allies Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates shut down air, maritime and land links …

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Amir receives Qatar letter

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 16, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Sunday at Bayan Palace His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah and Qatari Foreign Minister Abdulrahman al-Thani. During the reception, the Qatari Foreign Minister handed in His Highness the Amir a …

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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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