Qatar Emir Appoints Two Women To Advisory Council After Men Sweep Polls

DOHA – Qatar’s emir named two women among his new appointment to the Gulf state’s advisory Shura Council on Thursday, after partial elections held for the first time earlier this month saw not one of the more than 20 women candidates a seat. In what was Qatar’s first legislative election, candidates competed for 30 of … More Qatar Emir Appoints Two Women To Advisory Council After Men Sweep Polls

Qatar Energy Minister Kaabi Unhappy With High Gas Prices

PARIS, France – Qatar is not happy about a spike in gas prices, the top liquefied natural gas supplier’s minister of state for energy said on Monday. ‘I am unhappy about gas prices being high. They are negative for the customer, and customers being satisfied is the most important thing for me’, Saad al – Kaabi … More Qatar Energy Minister Kaabi Unhappy With High Gas Prices

Qatari Emir Receives Saudi Interior Minister

Riyadh / Saudi Arabia – – Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al – Thani, Emir of Qatar, received on Monday Prince Abdulaziz Bin Saud Bin Saud Bin Nayef, Saudi Arabia’s interior minister, at the Emiri Diwan in Doha, state news agency SPA reported. During the reception, they reviewed bilateral relations and the existing security cooperation between … More Qatari Emir Receives Saudi Interior Minister

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

U.S. Defense Secretary To Travel To Gulf Countries Next Week

WASHINGTON – – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will travel to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait next week, the Pentagon said on Friday, in a ‘thank you’ tour for allies and troops that helped in the massive U.S. – led airlift from Afghanistan after Taliban takeover. Austin planned to leave on Sunday and meet … More U.S. Defense Secretary To Travel To Gulf Countries Next Week

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

U.S. Defense Secretary Thanks GCC Countries For Their Role In Afghanistan Evacuation

Milan / Italy – – The U.S. Secretary of Defense Loyd J. Austin III on Tuesday thanked members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries for their roles in Afghanistan evacuation efforts, according to press releases In a phone call with United Arab Emirates ‘ Sheikh Mohammed bin  Zayed (Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi), Secretary … More U.S. Defense Secretary Thanks GCC Countries For Their Role In Afghanistan Evacuation

Qatar Offering COVID – 19 Vaccines To Afghanistan Evacuees Yet To Transit

Doha / Qatar – Qatar is offering COVID – 29 vaccines to evacuees from Afghanistan who are temporarily staying in the Gulf Arab state, which has been facilitating global evacuation efforts since the Taliban seized Kabul, the foreign ministry said on Thursday. Qatar, which hosts the largest U.S. military base in the region, has so … More Qatar Offering COVID – 19 Vaccines To Afghanistan Evacuees Yet To Transit