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Qatari emir slams ‘unjust’ Saudi-led siege in UN speech

DOHA (Web Desk) Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sharply denounced the Saudi-led bloc of countries for imposing an “unjust” blockade against his nation, saying such pressure tactics amount to “terrorism.I stand before you while my country and my people are subjected to an ongoing and unjust …

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Qatar crisis may last into 2018 and beyond, say experts

DOHA (Web Desk) As the boycott of Qatar by a Saudi-led bloc of countries approaches its 100th day Wednesday, experts have warned the increasingly bitter dispute could last into 2018 and beyond.“If the present trajectory is anything to go by, I expect this crisis to last well into the next …

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New $7.4bn port to help shield Qatar from Arab sanctions

HAMAD PORT (Web Desk) Qatar inaugurated a new $7.4 billion port along its Gulf coast on Tuesday that officials said would become a regional transport hub and help shield its economy against sanctions enforced by neighbouring Arab states.The Hamad port, 40km south of Doha, is one of the largest such …

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Qatar introduces visa on arrival facility for Pakistani travellers

Qatar has introduced a visa-on-arrival facility for Pakistani passport holders, according to the Qatar Airways website’s visa information page. Qatar Airways is state-owned and the national flag carrier of the country. It is unclear when the rules for Pakistani passport holders were revised by Qatari authorities. According to Qatar Airways, …

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UAE reacts angrily to Qatar’s restoration of Iran ties

DOHA (Web Desk) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denounced Qatar’s recent decision to restore full diplomatic ties with Iran, accusing Doha of undermining chances to resolve a rift between several Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and Qatar.Following in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia, Qatar had recalled its ambassador …

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Qatar to Reinstate Ambassador to Iran to Boost Ties in All Areas

DOHA (Web Desk) Qatar’s Foreign Ministry said it has plans to boost all-out ties with Iran and its ambassador will return to the Islamic Republic.Doha said its ambassador will be back in Tehran some 20 months after he was recalled in protest to an attack against Saudi Arabia’s missions by …

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Qatar restores diplomatic ties with Iran amid regional crisis

DOHA (Web Desk) Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran on Thursday, disregarding the demands of Arab nations now locked in a regional dispute with the energy-rich country that it lessen its ties to Tehran.In announcing its decision, Qatar did not mention the diplomatic crisis roiling Gulf Arab nations since …

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Qatar denies blocking Saudi Haj pilgrimage flights

DOHA (Web Desk) Qatar on Monday denied banning Saudi Arabian flights from landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Makkah, refuting the accusation by authorities in Riyadh.Saudi Arabian Airlines on Sunday had said that Qatari authorities had refused to grant a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight, scheduled to transport …

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Saudi doesn’t want international control over Holy Mosques

DOHA: (Web Desk) Saudi Arabia threateningly accused Qatar of “declaring war” on the Kingdom for supposedly calling for the Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina to be placed under international control. Qatar denies that it ever issued such a statement, but that didn’t prevent the Saudis from reacting in a …

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Qatar offers visa-free entry to 80 nationalities

DOHA: (Web Desk) Qatar, isolated by its neighbours in a diplomatic crisis, on Wednesday introduced a visa-free entry programme for 80 nationalities to stimulate air transport and tourism. “The visa exemption sch­eme will make Qatar the most open country in the region,” tourism department official Hassan al-Ibrahim told a news …

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