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How will Qatar-Gulf crisis shape the region’s economy?

In a now widely discredited 1990s-era theory of international relations, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman advanced the argument that no two countries with a McDonald's would go to war with one another. The logic behind the so-called "Golden Arches Theory" suggested that states with economies that were strong and stable enough to support [...]

Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats

Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats

Associated Press JAKARTA: Police questioned the Indonesian business partner of U.S. President Donald Trump at length on Friday over allegations he sent threatening text messages to a deputy attorney general. A smiling Hary Tanoesoedibjo arrived at the national police's Criminal Investigation Agency in central Jakarta in the morning and [...]

Qatar rejects Saudi-led group’s allegations

Qatar rejects Saudi-led group’s allegations

Qatar has expressed regret over false claims in statements issued by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Cairo and Jeddah, describing the accusations by the anti-Doha quartet as defamation. Qatar's state news agency quoted a foreign ministry source as saying on Friday that the claims by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt about [...]

Qatar Advances Hamad Port Build

Qatar Advances Hamad Port Build

Qatar’s new Hamad container port has moved a step further toward completion with the award of around US$500 million in construction contracts, amid a transport ban by Gulf States, according to Doha News. Qatar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications announced on social media it had selected an unnamed contractor or contractors to [...]

Qatar Punched Above Its Weight. Now It’s Paying the Price.

Qatar Punched Above Its Weight. Now It’s Paying the Price.

Despite shrill rhetoric and a punishing embargo, rising tensions in the Persian Gulf do not threaten to pile another war onto a conflict-ridden Middle East. The dispute between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on one side and Qatar on the other is of long standing and — hyperbolic headlines aside — remains largely unchanged [...]

Rights body highlights human cost of Qatar blockade

Rights body highlights human cost of Qatar blockade

The human cost of the ongoing blockade of Qatar by three of its Arab Gulf neighbours is mounting on a daily basis, according to Qatar's National Human Rights Committee (NHRC). Hundreds of Qatari citizens living in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have had their lives abruptly uprooted after those countries cut ties with [...]

Qatar calls on UN to protect Gulf citizens’ rights

Qatar calls on UN to protect Gulf citizens’ rights

Doha calls for action from UN to end humanitarian crisis resulting from anti-Qatar steps taken by its neighbours. The rights of more than 13,000 people have been directly violated by the blockade Qatar's human rights agency has discussed with a relevant UN body the humanitarian challenges resulting from the blockade imposed on Qatar, [...]

Qatar group to seek blockade damages from Gulf states

Qatar group to seek blockade damages from Gulf states

A Qatari rights group says it will take legal action against Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain after receiving hundreds of complaints by citizens affected by a blockade imposed by the three Arab states on the country. 'We don't want to be separated': GCC families in limbo amid Gulf rift Qatar's National Human Rights [...]

DeBakey students tour Qatar Science & Technology Park

DeBakey students tour Qatar Science & Technology Park

DeBakey-Qatar students toured Qatar Science & Technology Park in Qatar Foundation. The tour included: observing the engines in the aviation park where the engineer gave a brief overview about the activities from GE and the machines; viewing the health care machines department where they could see ultra sound machines and the 3D Digital Mammogram; [...]

FBI helping Qatar probe alleged agency website hacking

FBI helping Qatar probe alleged agency website hacking

US investigators are in Qatar to help probe the alleged hacking of the Gulf state’s news agency website, Arab and US law enforcement officials said. Qatar said last week that hackers had posted fake remarks by the emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, that purportedly had him criticising some leaders of fellow Gulf Arab states and calling [...]

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