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Qatar complains Gulf blockade threatens security and stability

BEIRUT: The State of Qatar has directed new criticism of the boycott campaign that its neighbors are waging against it, warning of the dangers it brings to the entire region. This came in a statement sent by Qatar’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani, …

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Qatar rejects rumors of departure from regional union amid diplomatic row

A high-raking Qatari official has dismissed reports that the gas-rich country is intending to leave the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) amid a diplomatic standoff with Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies. “Reports claiming that Qatar is considering leaving the GCC are wholly incorrect and baseless,” Lolwah …

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Qatar sends 4th batch of humanitarian aid to Iran

TEHRAN: Qatar has dispatched the fourth consignment of medical aid to Iran to help the country fight the coronavirus pandemic. The cargo, consisting of 16 tons of medical equipment and supplies, follows directives from Qatar’s Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, according to Qatar News Agency. The Persian …

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PM Imran arrives in Qatar for daylong visit

DOHA: Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Doha on Thursday for a daylong visit as part of regular exchange of high-level visits. According to Radio Pakistan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfikar Bukhari and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Petroleum Nadeem Babar are accompanying …

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Qatar ruler appoints top aide as prime minister

DOHA: Qatar’s ruler has appointed a new prime minister, the office of Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said on Tuesday, choosing a close associate for an influential role that seeks to ensure the emir’s writ runs throughout the Gulf State’s administration. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdelaziz Al …

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Qatar cites ‘small progress’ in talks to mend ties with Saudi Arabia

DOHA: Qatar says there was “small progress” in talks with Saudi Arabia on healing their two-year rift at the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held last week. There has been “small progress, just a little progress,” Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Saturday when …

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Qatari student’s health deteriorating in Saudi jail: Rights group

DOHA: A human rights group has expressed serious concern about the health condition of a Qatari student held at a detention facility in Saudi Arabia, stating that it is deteriorating because of the jailers’ maltreatment and medical negligence. The National Human Rights Committee of Qatar condemned the arbitrary detention of …

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Emir of Qatar to arrive in Pakistan today

ISLAMABAD: Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will arrive on a two-day official visit to Pakistan today. Prime Minister Imran Khan will receive the royal guest at Noor Khan airbase. During the visit, Pakistan and Qatar will sign MoUs for enhanced bilateral cooperation in different areas. Qatar’s ruler will …

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