WORLD NEWS | Israel Would Oppose Any U.S. F-35 Sale To Qatar, Israeli Minister Says

MILAN | ITALY - Israel would oppose any U.S. sale of advanced F-35 warplanes to Qatar, Israel’s intelligence minister said on Sunday, citing a need to maintain Israeli military superiority in the region. Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen made the comments in response to a Reuters report that Qatar – whose Iran links trouble Israel – … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Israel Would Oppose Any U.S. F-35 Sale To Qatar, Israeli Minister Says

NEWS ALERT | Qatar To Host Afghani Peace Negations Starting Sept.12: Statement

MILAN | ITALY – The Qatari ministry of foreign affairs announced in a statement on Thursday that it will host Afghani peace negotiations starting Sept. 12. The ministry statement that the planned direct peace negotiations between different Afghani sectors is an important and serious step towards brining lasting peace to Afghanistan especially after U.S. and … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Qatar To Host Afghani Peace Negations Starting Sept.12: Statement

BUSINESS | Industries Qatar Buys Qatar Fertiliser Stake From QP in $1 Billion Deal

ABU DHABI – Industries Qatar has bought Qatar Peroleum’s 25% stake in Qatar Fertiliser Co for $1 billion, the company said, making IQ the 100% owner of the world’s largest single site urea producer. Industries Qatar shares were up 6.9% to 10.1. riyals in early trade on Monday, trimming their year-to-date lose to 2.2.% QAFCO … Continue reading BUSINESS | Industries Qatar Buys Qatar Fertiliser Stake From QP in $1 Billion Deal

BREAKING NEWS | Qatar, Iraq And Kuwait Are All Sending Aid To Lebanon

MILAN | ITALY – Qatar, Iraq and Kuwait plan to send medical assistance to Lebanon in the aftermath of the deadly explosion, according to the state news agency in the Middle East. Lebanon’s NNA news agency reported that Qatar will send supplies to outfit two 500-bed field hospitals on Wednesday. NNA also reported that Iraq … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Qatar, Iraq And Kuwait Are All Sending Aid To Lebanon

SPORTS NEWS | Qatar interested in hosting Olympics, possibly in 2032

MILAN | ITALY – Qatar, the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, announced on Monday it would also like to stage the Olympics, possibly in 2032. The Gulf Arab state’s Olympic committee said it submitted a request to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to join the phase of ‘continuous dialogue’ about hosting a future … Continue reading SPORTS NEWS | Qatar interested in hosting Olympics, possibly in 2032

BUSINESS | Qatar Airways Seeks $5 Billion Compensation From Arab Bloc Over Airspace Ban

DUBAI – Qatar Airways is seeking at least $5 billion in compensation from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain for blocking it from their airspace, the state-owned carrier said on Wednesday. The airline has been banned from the airspace of the four countries since June 2017 when they cut ties with Qatar … Continue reading BUSINESS | Qatar Airways Seeks $5 Billion Compensation From Arab Bloc Over Airspace Ban

TRAVEL ALERT | Qatar Allows Citizens And Permanent Residents To Travel And Return Anytime

Photo by Abdullah Ghatasheh on Pexels.com DOHA – Qatar on Wednesday relaxed restrictions aimed at controlling the novel coronavirus, allowing citizens and permanent residency holders to travel outside the country and return at any time, and residents outside the country to return starting Aug.1. The government communication office (GCO) said arrivals from low-risk countries are … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | Qatar Allows Citizens And Permanent Residents To Travel And Return Anytime

ECONOMY | Gulf Economies Seen Shrinking Sharply In 2020, To Pick Up In 2021: Reuters Poll

DUBAI – Economic activity in the Gulf will contract sharply this year before recovering in 2021, hit by the double shock of the coronavirus pandemic and an oil price crash, a quarterly Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. Analysts in the July 7-20 poll see a deep economic contraction in the hydrocarbon – producing region this … Continue reading ECONOMY | Gulf Economies Seen Shrinking Sharply In 2020, To Pick Up In 2021: Reuters Poll

CORONAVIRUS | Qatar Coronavirus Exceed 100,000, Kuwait Tops 50,000

JEDDAH | SAUDI ARABIA – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Qatar exceeded 100,000 and Kuwait surpassed 50,000 on Monday, their health ministries said. Qatar, which has seen its daily numbers fall from a peak of 2,355 in late May, added 546 new cases and five deaths in the past 24 hours to give … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | Qatar Coronavirus Exceed 100,000, Kuwait Tops 50,000

SPORT | QATAR 2020 World Cup Stadium Workers Went Months Without Pay: Amnesty

A Qatari company helping build a 2022 World Cup stadium has been banned from the event’s projects after its labourers went unpaid for months, organisers said on Thursday, in a case Amnesty International said showed inadequate worker welfare standards. Around 100 employees of a Qatari subcontractor, Qatar Meta Coats (QMC), working on the Al Bayt … Continue reading SPORT | QATAR 2020 World Cup Stadium Workers Went Months Without Pay: Amnesty