Gargash: Qatar paid up to $1 bln in funds to terrorist groups

Sunday, 18 March 2018

The Qatari government paid between $700 million to $1 billion in funding terrorist groups, said the UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash in a tweet on Sunday.Gargash added that these terrorist groups include Hezbollah, Popular Mobilization Forces and al-Nusra.The minister said that Doha cannot continue to refute this fact in light of piling evidence.“Supporting extremism and terrorism is the center of the problem,” he said in his tweet.Qatar has been ...

Behind Qatar’s policy of purchasing arms

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

When considering Qatar’s size and population, its clear to see that its recent military deals are enough to protect a state that’s ten times bigger. Ever since the Gulf rift with Qatar erupted, Doha has bought 24 British Typhoon fighter jets, 15 American F-15 fighter aircraft worth $12 billion, 24 French Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft, seven warships from Italy worth $6 billion, 62 tanks from Germany worth $2 billion and military gear from Turkey worth $2 billion. Lobbying Most of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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