Posts Tagged ‘Qatar’

Qatar provides $20 million for evacuation of African migrants from Libya

  • 14 January 2019 - 12:38
Qatar provides $20 million for evacuation of African migrants from Libya

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Sunday ordered to set up a fund of 20 million U.S. dollars to evacuate African immigrants in Libya to their home countries. The fund, which will be under the auspices of the African Union (AU), should cover the costs of sending illegal African...

Qatar to pull out of OPEC by next January

  • 3 December 2018 - 11:40
Qatar to pull out of OPEC by next January

Qatar announced on Monday it would withdraw from OPEC, mixing its aspirations to increase production outside of the cartel’s constraints with the politics of slighting the Saudi-dominated group amid the kingdom’s boycott of Doha. The surprise announcement from Qatar’s minister of state for...

Qatar provides 8 million dollars in humanitarian aids to Libya

  • 6 May 2018 - 17:14
Qatar provides 8 million dollars in humanitarian aids to Libya

Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) have signed an $8 million funding agreement to address the humanitarian and medical needs of more than 623,000 beneficiaries in Libya. The agreement was signed by Misfer Hamad Al-Shahwani, Director of Development Projects at...

Qatar ready for US-hosted talks to solve Gulf crisis, emir Tamim says

  • 30 October 2017 - 10:44
Qatar ready for US-hosted talks to solve Gulf crisis, emir Tamim says

Qatar’s ruler said he is ready for U.S.-hosted direct talks aimed at solving the worst diplomatic crisis in the Gulf in years but has yet to hear a response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s invitation to the four Arab states boycotting Doha. Speaking to U.S. broadcaster CBS News, Qatari Emir...

Qatar purchases 25 Typhoon jets from UK’s BAE Systems

  • 18 September 2017 - 09:45
Qatar purchases 25 Typhoon jets from UK’s BAE Systems

Qatar’s defense minister has signed a letter of intent to purchase 24 Typhoon jets from British defense group BAE Systems, in a move that could anger other Gulf countries boycotting Doha “The letter of intent includes the ministry’s intention to purchase 24 modern Typhoon aircraft with all...

Saudi Arabia allows Qataris to perform Hajj rituals, Qatar welcomes

  • 19 August 2017 - 18:20
Saudi Arabia allows Qataris to perform Hajj rituals, Qatar welcomes

Qatar's government has welcomed an announcement from Saudi Arabia that its people will be allowed to cross the border for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The decision comes in the middle of a land, air, and sea blockade by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. Saudi Arabia...

Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous military delegation from Libya arrives in Qatar

  • 13 August 2017 - 10:42
Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous military delegation from Libya arrives in Qatar

A delegation from the military operation that ousted IS militants from Sirte in central Libya, Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, arrived in Qatar earlier on Sunday in an official talks visit, according to sources close to the operation's command. The delegation includes the Commander of Al-Bunyan...

UAE hostility to Turkey and Qatar unveiled by leaked emails of UAE ambassador to US

  • 6 August 2017 - 20:51
UAE hostility to Turkey and Qatar unveiled by leaked emails of UAE ambassador to US

Leaked emails from the UAE's ambassador to Washington have revealed the Gulf state's hostility to neighbour Qatar and its close ally Turkey. Yousef al-Otaiba told a prominent US journalist in April that he was deeply opposed to the two allies' influence in the Middle East, Turkish newspaper...

Boycotting states expected to slam more sanctions on Qatar, news report says

  • 30 July 2017 - 15:37
Boycotting states expected to slam more sanctions on Qatar, news report says

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain are expected to discuss imposing new economic sanctions on Qatar when they meet in the Bahraini capital Manama on Sunday, the pan-Arab al-Hayat newspaper reported. The four Arab states cut ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of...

Qatar-boycotting states place Libyan media agencies, TV channels on terror list

  • 25 July 2017 - 10:23
Qatar-boycotting states place Libyan media agencies, TV channels on terror list

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, and Bahrain, announced in a joint statement overnight placing new Libyan entities on the black list - the list of terrorist organisations funded by Qatar - as part of what they described their commitment to fighting terror. The new list includes six Libyan entities -...