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Indian trashed, jailed in Qatar for joining work late

Thursday, 7 December 2017

A 25-year-old man from Hyderabad, who was working as a driver in Qatar capital Doha, was allegedly beaten up by his employer for joining work late after a leave, according to Indian media. The employer allegedly lodged a false complaint against Mohammed Imran Ali Khan, a resident of Jahanuma in Phool Bagh area, for damaging his car, according to an Indianexpress report. Doha Police arrested Khan on the night of December 2 and he is in their custody since then, his father Mohammed Yousuf Ali Khan ...

The GCC summit in Kuwait survived while Doha didn’t

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Despite the blurred smiles among delegations, the Emir of Qatar could not hide his awkward position when he sat for the first time since the dispute broke out facing the ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. It is more than a disagreement. It is outright hostility. A day before the Kuwait summit, Qatar demonstrated animosity by supporting the Houthis in their war against Yemenis and Saudi Arabia. Yesterday, Qatar supported the killing of former President Ali Abdullah ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Gargash: Doha seeking the satisfaction of Washington, Iran

Friday, 20 October 2017

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday that Doha’s opportunism is out in the open, and that Qatar is floundering in its own contradictions, appealing to Washington’s satisfaction and strengthening ties with Iran.He tweeted on his official Twitter account: “Doha is once again floundering in its contradictions, seeking the satisfaction of Washington and Tehran, the turmoil will not be covered by the pricey media attacking its neighbors, opportunism ...

Qatar deflation deepens as real estate market weakens

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Qatar’s consumer price deflation deepened in September as a downturn in the real estate market deepened because of economic sanctions imposed by other Arab states, official data showed on Saturday. Consumer prices fell 0.5 percent from a year earlier last month, after a 0.4 percent drop in August that was the first fall since at least early 2015, when the current data series began. Housing and utility prices sank 4.7 percent from a year ago in September, their ...

How criticizing Doha’s policies cost some their citizenship

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Qatari tribes who oppose Qatar’s policy of supporting terrorism and funding extremist organizations have cost some their citizenship. Qatar has most recently revoked the citizenship of poet Mohammed bin Futais al-Marri, who holds the title Millions’ Poet, after accusing him of supporting Saudi Arabia at the expense of the Qatari government. In addition to Marri, Qatar also revoked the citizenship of Sheikh Shafi bin Nasser bin Hammoud al-Shafi al-Hajeri from the Bani Hajer tribe ...

VIDEO: How Qatari officials contradict each other over Gulf boycott

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah, Qatari Minister of State for Defense, said Tuesday that what he refered to as a "siege" imposed on his country by the four countries (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt) since June has made Qatar "much stronger than before". In this context, he contradicts a speech delivered by the Emir of Qatar at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly held on 19 September stating that his country is "suffering under the seige". Suffering or ...

Qatari Opposition: Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani’s statement widely accepted in Qatar

Monday, 18 September 2017

The official spokesperson of the Qatari Opposition, Khaled al-Hayl, said that Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani’s statements have gained widespread acceptance in Qatar. In an interview with Al Arabiya, al-Hayl said that Sheikh Abdullah Bin Ali Al-Thani is leading the course correction in a major step. He stressed that this is a major step awaited by Qatar for some time, pointing to the need of Qataris to “correct the path, not the crisis.” He pointed out that Sheikh Abdullah bin ...

Doha Bank CEO: In talks with foreign lenders to raise debt

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Doha Bank is talking to foreign lenders about the possibility of raising long-term funding either through a private placement or public debt sale, according to Bloomberg. In an interview with the channel Monday, the bank’s Chief Executive Officer Raghavan Seetharaman said that there are plans to raise debt after completing a $352.9 million rights offer earlier this year, but he did not disclose how much more it could raise. Qatar National Bank QPSC is also said to have held early ...

GCC and the possibility of Qatar’s withdrawal

Saturday, 2 September 2017

This time former Iranian Ambassador to Qatar Abdullah Sehrabi spoke on behalf of the Qatari government, saying Qatar’s emir is willing to withdraw from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The Iranian official didn’t express a point of view or make an analysis but he conveyed a specific information.While the Iranian information goes in tandem with the fierce attack of the Qatari media on the GCC, it seems that Doha wishes to add the council to its rivals’ list in the region or ...

Salman al-Dosary

Yousuf Otaiba: Qatar is a ‘destructive element’ in the region

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

UAE Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al-Otaiba, described Qatar as a ‘destructive force’ in the region.Otaiba denied to the Atlantic magazine what Qatar claims about its blockade. He pointed out that Qataris do not suffer from famine and the ports and airports are open. He stressed that the measures against Doha were taken to protect the security of the Arab Quartet countries.Otaiba said that Qatar is the second country in the world to host the largest number of terrorists, ...

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