Qatar Says Agreement Reached On Grant For Gaza Rebuilding, Opening Of Crossing

Dubai / UAE – – Qatar has reached an agreement on a grant for constructions in the Gaza Strip and the opening of crossing into the enclave, the state news agency QNA reported on Monday. Qatar end Egypt both promised funds to help rebuild the Palestinian territory, which is run by the Islamist Hamas group … More Qatar Says Agreement Reached On Grant For Gaza Rebuilding, Opening Of Crossing

Blinken To Discuss Afghan Evacuees At Meetings In Qatar and Germany

WASHINGTON – – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday he would travel to Qatar on Sunday to meet with the country’s leaders and thank them for their help with evacuees from Afghanistan, and later go to Germany for a ministerial meeting. Blinken told a news conference at the State Department he would … More Blinken To Discuss Afghan Evacuees At Meetings In Qatar and Germany

U.K. Foreign Secretary To Discuss Afghanistan With Qatari Emir

London / U.K. – – British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will on Thursday visit Doha to discuss the situation in Afghanistan with Qatar’s emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al – Thani, Raab’s office said. ‘The prospects of getting Kabul airport up and running and safe passage for foreign nationals and Afghans across land borders (are) … More U.K. Foreign Secretary To Discuss Afghanistan With Qatari Emir

Kuwait Seeks Investors To Finance Three Power Projects

Milan / Italy – Kuwait plans to attract outside investors to fund several power projects under a public – private partnership programme that will cover more than half of its future electricity over the next two decades, a government official said. About 7,500 megawatts (MW) of the 14,000 MW it needs over the next 20 … More Kuwait Seeks Investors To Finance Three Power Projects

Senior UAE Official Meets Qatar’s Emir In Rare Visit

Doha/Qatar – – A senior United Arab Emirates official held talks with Qatar’s emir in Doha on Thursday in the first such visit in four years following this year’s deal to end a bitter dispute. National Security Adviser Sheikh Tahnoun  bin Zayed, a brother of the UAE’s de facto ruler, met Emir Sheikh Tamim bin … More Senior UAE Official Meets Qatar’s Emir In Rare Visit

Afghan Evacuees Start Arriving In Kuwait, U.S. Envoy Says

Abu Dhabi/United Arab Emirates – – The first flight carrying at – risk Afghan evacuees arrived in Kuwait, with has approved passage for 5,000 under an agreement with the United States following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the U.S. envoy said on Tuesday. Ambassador Alina Romanowski said in a Twitter post that the flight arrived … More Afghan Evacuees Start Arriving In Kuwait, U.S. Envoy Says

Kuwait Finance Minister Offers Resignation – Government Source

Milan / Italy – Kuwaiti Finance Minister Khalifa Hamade has offered his resignation to the prime minister of the oil – rich Gulf emirate, two government sources said on Wednesday. The sources said Hamade felt ‘marginalised’ in decision – making, including on selecting the board of sovereign fund Kuwait Investment Authority, which was appointed by … More Kuwait Finance Minister Offers Resignation – Government Source

Kuwaiti Cabinet OKs Draft Decree Naming New Minister Of Emiri Diwan Affair

The Kuwaiti Cabinet on Wednesday approved a draft decree appointing Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Al – Mubarak as Minister of Emiri Diwan Affairs, two weeks after the previous minister was abruptly dismissed. The decree was submitted to the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al – Ahmad Al – Sabah, the cabinet said in a statement. The … More Kuwaiti Cabinet OKs Draft Decree Naming New Minister Of Emiri Diwan Affair