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Sheikh Tamim: Qatar ready to solve GCC crisis

Sheikh Tamim: Qatar ready to solve GCC crisis

The Qatari emir says he is ready to sit at a negotiating table to solve the three-month-long regional crisis. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is on his first foreign trip since Qatar's diplomatic rift with its Arab neighbours. "As you know we have had a siege of more than 100 days against Qatar," Sheikh Tamim said at a joint news conference [...]

Emergency services attending ‘incident’ at London Underground station

Emergency services attending ‘incident’ at London Underground station

London: Emergency services said they were responding to an "incident" in which people were injured at an Underground station in west London on Friday, following media reports of an explosion. "We are aware of an incident at Parsons Green tube station. Officers are in attendance," London's Metropolitan Police said on Twitter. The station was [...]

Qatar Opens $7.4 Billion Hamad Port to Global Trade

Qatar Opens $7.4 Billion Hamad Port to Global Trade

Qatar has inaugurated the new $7.4 billion Hamad Port that promises to raise the capacity of the Gulf coast by 7.5 million TEU a year. Political tensions with neighbouring Arab states means that the country’s regional transport hub will be an important economical shield against the sanctions that were implemented in June by Saudi Arabia, [...]

Qatar taps Pakistan market amid Gulf blockade

Qatar taps Pakistan market amid Gulf blockade

Doha, Qatar - A Qatari shipping company is set to launch what it calls the fastest direct service between Doha and the Pakistani port city of Karachi this week, as the Gulf state seeks to establish new trade routes amid a land, air and sea blockade from its Arab neighbours. Maritime conglomerate Milaha is overseeing the venture, with the first [...]

Regime change in Qatar increasingly likely, says Al Hail

Regime change in Qatar increasingly likely, says Al Hail

Dubai: The Gulf diplomatic crisis, involving an embargo on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt (GC3+1), is expected to stretch into 2018, bringing food and commodity shortages, civil unrest and even a potential coup or foreign intervention in Qatar. This is the conclusion of an exclusive research paper published by the organisers [...]

New Qatar Service Connects to Kuwait

New Qatar Service Connects to Kuwait

Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime and logistics conglomerate, has continued to extend its international reach after launching its first ever direct feeder service between Qatar and Kuwait, according to Gulf Times. The Kuwait Qatar Express Service (KQX) will start running between Hamad Port in Qatar and Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait once a week using a [...]

The truth about Qatar

The truth about Qatar

Gary Wasserman’s book on his time in Qatar, “The Doha Experiment: Arab Kingdom, Catholic College, Jewish Teacher,” will be published this fall. The Qatar I lived in for eight years is unrecognizable from the television ads running in Washington. In these Saudi-sponsored spots, Trump administration officials denounce Qatar’s aid to [...]

Qatar is buying 7 navy vessels from Italy for $5.91 billion

Qatar is buying 7 navy vessels from Italy for $5.91 billion

(Reuters) - Qatar has concluded a 5 billion euro ($5.91 billion) deal with Italy for seven navy vessels, the Qatari foreign minister said on Wednesday, part of a military cooperation agreement between the two countries. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani made the announcement at a news conference with his Italian counterpart Angelino [...]

Qatar Buys Italian Warships as Persian Gulf Crisis Deepens

Qatar Buys Italian Warships as Persian Gulf Crisis Deepens

DOHA, Qatar — Qatar agreed on Wednesday to buy seven Italian warships at a cost of nearly $6 billion in the latest example of checkbook defiance by the gas-rich country in its two-month-old feud with four neighboring Arab countries. The military deal between Qatar and Italy, announced by the foreign ministers of both countries in Doha, [...]

Football great Maradona backs use of video technology

Football great Maradona backs use of video technology

Reuters London: Diego Maradona (pictured) has backed the use of video assistant referees (VARs) in soccer even though he is aware that his infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal would not have stood if the technology had existed during his heyday. The goal during the 1986 World Cup quarter-final between Argentina and England is one of the most [...]

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