King of Morocco visits Qatar

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani welcomed King Mohamed VI of Morocco in an official visit to Doha. The two sides reviewed areas…

Qatar’s emir: Siege countries do not want end to crisis

Qatar’s emir says neighbouring countries that have imposed a land, sea and air blockade on the Gulf state have no desire to end the crisis…

UN labor agency backs Qatar reforms on migrant worker rights

The United Nations labour agency ended a potential investigation of Qatar after the 2022 World Cup host pledged to protect the rights of migrant workers….

Erdogan to visit Qatar on November 15

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan will travel next week to Qatar, which Ankara has supported in its dispute with powerful Gulf Arab neighbors, presidential sources said…

Qatar accuses blockading countries of fragmenting GCC

Qatar has accused the blockading countries of being responsible for the dissolution of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The comments were made by Foreign Minister Sheikh…

Washington approves $1bn Qatar arms deal

The United States government on Wednesday approved a $1.1bn deal to service Qatar’s F-15 fighter jets despite the diplomatic stand-off between the Gulf emirate and…

Bahrain imposes visas on Qataris, Qatar residents

Gulf News, October 31, 2017 Habib Toumi Manama: Bahrain on Tuesday formally imposed entry visas on Qatari nationals and on expatriates residing in Qatar. The decision…

Trump and Gulf Crisis

From The Guardian, October 25, 2017, by Patrick Wintour.   US may intervene in Qatar crisis as fears grow over long-term rupture Gulf states expect…

Bahrain calls for ‘freeze’ of Qatar’s GCC membership

From Aljazeera, October 3, 2017. Bahrain will not attend the next Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit if Qatar attends, the Bahraini foreign minister said in a series of…

Qatar’s Emir Stands Defiant in Face of Blockade

  A blockade that began in early June has shut Qatar’s only land crossing. But the small country’s leader isn’t bowing to pressure to change…

Modernising female voice for Qatar

From BBC, October 4, 2017, by Sean Coughlan. Sheikha Hind represents a young, modern face for the blockaded Qatari ruling family If the personal is political, then…

Qatar ‘has enough reserves to support banks despite siege’

From Gulf Times, October 5, 2017. Qatar Central Bank Governor HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Saoud al-Thani Qatar, blockaded by three of its Gulf neighbours since June, is…