Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Tag Archives: Qatar

UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept flights, Doha denies

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DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates on Monday claimed that Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain, allegations denied by Qatar. The UAE’s two major airlines declined to comment. The claim could further escalate tensions between Qatar and the four Arab ...

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UK-Qatar signs $8bn Typhoon fighter jet deal

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DOHA/LONDON: Qatar will buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets worth $8bn from the United Kingdom as the Gulf state continues to stock up on high-tech weaponry. The deal between the two countries was signed in Doha by Qatar’s Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart, Gavin Williamson. It ...

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Qatar to buy 24 jet fighters from UK

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DOHA: Qatar on Sunday signed an agreement to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain, a second major defence deal signed by Doha during its lengthening diplomatic dispute with its neighbours. Qatari defence secretary Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart Michael Fallon signed a “statement of intent” for ...

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Pakistanis to now get Qatar visa on arrival

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DOHA: In an exciting news for Pakistanis, the country has been added to the list of 80 countries whose nationals will be able to travel to Qatar and obtain a visa on arrival. Qatar Airways website stated that Pakistani nationals, with a valid passport for a minimum of six months ...

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Qatar announces $5.9b order for warships from Italy

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DOHA: Qatar announced a five-billion-euro ($5.9 billion) order for seven warships from Italy in the midst of a nearly two-month diplomatic crisis with neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its allies. “We have signed a contract on behalf of the Qatari navy to acquire seven warships from Italy for five billion euros,” ...

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Qatar is ‘undermining’ GCC allies: UAE

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates, Anwar Gargash, speaks at an event at Chatham House in London, Britain July 17, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

LONDON: The United Arab Emirates warned Qatar it could not belong to the Gulf Cooperation Council if it undermined regional security, calling for a “change of behaviour” but not “regime change”. Anwar Gargash, the UAE state minister for foreign affairs, also denied a Washington Post report saying that his country ...

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Lift sanctions on Qatari nationals, says France

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PARIS: France has called  for a swift lifting of sanctions that target Qatari nationals in an effort to ease a month-long rift between the Gulf country and several of its neighbours. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt imposed sanctions on Qatar on June 5, accusing it of financing extremist ...

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Boris Johnson says he wishes he could tweet like Trump

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 21: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson walks through the House of Commons to attend the the State Opening of Parliament taking place in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on June 21, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. This year saw a scaled-back State opening of Parliament Ceremony with the Queen arriving by car rather than carriage and not wearing the Imperial State Crown or the Robes of State. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

LONDON: Boris Johnson has suggested that he would like to tweet like Donald Trump, but would not be allowed to by foreign office officials. “Donald Trump’s approach to politics has been something that has gripped the imagination of people around the world. He’s engaged people in politics in a way ...

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