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No proof of Qatar hacking claim

No proof of Qatar hacking claim

DOHA // No proof has yet emerged to support Qatar’s claim that the country’s state news agency was hacked. Qatar said it was investigating the alleged hacking, which lasted four hours and published inflammatory remarks on state media attributed to the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The stories quoted him querying US [...]

Disclosures by Barclays will delay inquiry into Qatar deal

Disclosures by Barclays will delay inquiry into Qatar deal

Barclays has sent another large batch of documents relating to its controversial Middle Eastern fundraising to the financial regulator. The bank has given up its fight to keep confidential emails and other documents from the time of its 2008 cash injection from Qatari investors that helped it to avoid a taxpayer bailout. The disclosure of [...]

After four years, Nepalis in Qatar finally have an ambassador

After four years, Nepalis in Qatar finally have an ambassador

One of Qatar’s largest expat communities welcomed their long-awaited ambassador to the country this week. Nepal’s Ramesh Prasad Koirala presented his credentials to authorities in Qatar on Wednesday. He fills a post that has been left vacant for the past four years, following the abrupt departure of his predecessor in 2013. Nepal [...]

Qatar Airways successfully completes annual emergency exercise

Qatar Airways successfully completes annual emergency exercise

QNA Doha: Qatar Airways marked the successful conclusion of this year’s emergency exercise, which has been dubbed ‘Delta Oryx 2017’. The emergency simulation consisted of a crash site in the sea adjacent to Hamad International Airport (HIA). The planned emergency simulation is an annual procedure at Qatar Airways, initiated as a [...]

Why Is Our Ally Qatar Hosting Terrorists Like Hamas?

Why Is Our Ally Qatar Hosting Terrorists Like Hamas?

One week after hosting U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Qatar will be hosting a conference by Hamas. Is there a better symbol of Qatar’s two-faced foreign policy? Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, is officially designated as a terrorist group by the United States, the Europe Union, Canada and Israel. Its human-rights [...]

Production begins at major solar plant

Production begins at major solar plant

At the end of March, Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) – a joint venture (JV) between Qatar Solar (a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation), Germany’s SolarWorld AG and Qatar Development Bank – announced that the first polysilicon had been produced at its new production plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City, 80 km north of Doha. Polysilicon is a [...]

Solar Gaining Traction In Oil-Rich Qatar

Solar Gaining Traction In Oil-Rich Qatar

At the end of March, Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) – a joint venture (JV) between Qatar Solar (a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation), Germany’s SolarWorld AG and Qatar Development Bank – announced that the first polysilicon had been produced at its new production plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City, 80 km north of Doha. Polysilicon is a [...]

Secretary Mathis: Time To Get Tough On Qatar

Secretary Mathis: Time To Get Tough On Qatar

What Secretary of Defense Jim Mathis didn’t say... is echoing across the Middle East tonight. Earlier today, April 22, Mathis met with Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Qatar’s Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah in Doha. In a readout of the meeting released by the Pentagon, Mathis did not mention Qatar’s funding and [...]

26 hostages, including Qatar royals, freed in bargain

26 hostages, including Qatar royals, freed in bargain

BAGHDAD Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity, including members of its ruling family, in what became possibly the region's most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years. Several people with knowledge of the talks and a person involved in the negotiations said the [...]

Kidnapped Qatari hunting party of 26 ‘freed in Iraq’

Kidnapped Qatari hunting party of 26 ‘freed in Iraq’

A group of Qatari hunters - including members of the ruling family - have been freed 16 months after being kidnapped in Iraq, officials say. The Iraqi interior ministry said "all 26" were in Baghdad and would be handed over to a Qatari envoy. The hunters were abducted by gunmen in a desert area of Iraq near the Saudi border in December [...]

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