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Qatar files complaint at UN after UAE violates its airspace

DOHA (Web Desk) The State of Qatar has officially filed a complaint at the UN Security Council after an UAE fighter jet violating its airspace last year, Al Jazeera reported.On 22 December 2017, a UAE jet entered Qatari air space at 33,000 feet above an exclusive economic zone.The flight lasted …

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Qatar seeks arbitration to end Saudi-led blockade

DOHA (Web Desk) Qatar said Wednesday it has a legal process to challenge a blockade imposed by four Arab states since last year.In June,Saudi Arabia,Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism.We have already begun moving internationally to seek …

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Qatar, UK sign fighter jet deal

DOHA (Web Desk) Qatar on Sunday signed an agreement with the United Kingdom to purchase 24 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets, according to Qatar’s Defense Ministry.They explained in a statement that the Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah and his British counterpart Gavin Williamson met in the capital Doha.The …

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French president arrives in Qatar amid Arab boycott of Doha

DOHA (Web Desk) French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Qatar on Thursday for a one-day trip to the country amid a boycott of Doha by four Arab nations.Macron landed and immediately traveled to the vast al-Udeid Air Base, home to some 10,000 American troops and the forward headquarters of the …

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Boycott-hit Qatar’s emir to attend GCC summit

DOHA (Web Desk) Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will attend a crucial summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council this week, Doha’s foreign minister said on Sunday.Speaking at a forum, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said Qatar’s leader had accepted the invitation to attend, amid the region’s worst political …

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Qatar receives invite to Gulf summit in Kuwait

DOHA (Web Desk) Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani has received a written invite to the Gulf summit scheduled to begin on Tuesday.Kuwaiti Emir Sabah Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, who is due to host the two-day event, extended the written invite to Al Thani. Al Jazeera quoted …

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Qatar starts litigation at WTO against blockade

DOHA (Web Desk) Qatar took the final step on Wednesday to start litigation at the World Trade Organization in its row with the United Arab Emirates.The UAE was one of four countries – along with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt that cut ties with Qatar, a major gas supplier and …

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Qatari FM blames Saudi bloc for regional chaos

DOHA (Web Desk) Warning of “dark ages” in the Middle East, Qatar’s chief diplomat on Monday accused its neighboring states of perpetuating “drama and discord” as part of a “dangerous game of power”.Regional players are acting irresponsibly, taking a political gamble with the lives of other nations’ citizens with no …

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Qatar foreign minister decries ‘reckless leadership’ in region

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Qatar’s foreign minister on Friday criticized “reckless leadership” in the Gulf for a number of crises including the Gulf rift and Lebanon, taking apparent aim at Saudi Arabia. The diplomatic crisis, in which Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have boycotted Qatar, has been brewing …

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