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…

Qatar discussing idea of dollar bond with market, no decision

From Reuters, October 9, 2017, by Davide Barbuscia. DUBAI, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Qatar has been discussing with banks the idea of issuing an international bond this…

Qatar says its hosting of World Cup ‘not up for discussion’

From AP via abc News, October 11, 2017, by Jon Gambrell. Qatar on Wednesday strongly criticized Emirati officials for questioning Doha’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying…

UAE plans to invade Qatar using mercenaries

From: Middle East Monitor, October 12, 2017. Qatar’s ex-Deputy Prime Minister has revealed details of a plan funded by the UAE to invade his country using mercenaries…