Monday, 18 January 2021

Tag Archives: Qatar

Pakistanis to now get Qatar visa on arrival

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

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

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

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: 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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Qatar says Garcia report ‘vindicates’ 2022 World Cup bid

DOHA: Qatar World Cup organisers said on Wednesday that the surprise publication of FIFA’s Garcia report “vindicated the integrity” of its successful bid to host the 2022 tournament. In a statement, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy also questioned the timing of the publication, which comes as Qatar faces ...

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Iran sends 1,100 tonnes of food to Qatar daily: report

TEHRAN: Iran is shipping more than 1,000 tonnes of fruits and vegetables to Qatar every day after Gulf countries led by Saudi Arabia cut relations with Doha, Fars news agency reported Thursday. Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain are among several countries which announced on June 5 the suspension of ...

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Qatar says it will not negotiate unless neighbors lift blockade

DOHA: Qatar will not negotiate with its neighbours to resolve the Gulf dispute unless they first lift the trade and travel boycott they imposed two weeks ago, its foreign minister said but added Doha still believed a solution was possible. The United Arab Emirates, which along with Saudi Arabia, Egypt ...

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Pakistan, Qatar sign MoU on how to pretend neighbourhood isn’t hostile

DOHA/ISLAMABAD: After Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Yemen and even the Maldives severed their ties with Qatar today, Doha and Islamabad have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on how to pretend the neighbourhood isn’t hostile. With Qatar’s neighbouring countries accusing it of harbouring terrorism, the ...

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