Qatar’s Former Emir Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani Dies
The Qatari Emiri Diwan announced the death of Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani who was deposed on June 27, 1995.
Reuters: U.S. Approves Boeing, Lockheed Fighter Jet Sales to Qatar, Kuwait & Bahrain
The United States on Wednesday began notifying lawmakers that it has approved $7 billion in long-stalled sales of Boeing Co (BA.N) fighter jets to Kuwait and Qatar, and more than $1 billion in Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) jets to Bahrain, sources familiar with the decision said.
Qatar urges Iran, Gulf Arabs to be Good Neighbors
Qatar's Emir called for good neighbourly relations between Gulf Arabs and Iran in a telephone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Qatar media reported, amid fresh strains between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran over the haj pilgrimage.
Reuters: U.S. Set to Approve Sales of Boeing Fighters to Qatar & Kuwait, Bahrain Remain Under Consideration
The United States is poised to sell $7 billion worth of Boeing Co fighter jets to Qatar and Kuwait after years of delays, and it may start notifying U.S. lawmakers as early as next week, four U.S.- and Gulf-based sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Kuwaiti Paper: 8-Billion Dollar US Fighter Jet Deal with Kuwait, Bahrain & Qatar before Obama’s Departure
It’s likely that the Congress will reverse its disapproval of US fighter jet sales to Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain before Obama’s second term ends.
Qatar National Bank Investigating Alleged Data Hack
Qatar National Bank, the largest lender in the Middle East and Africa by assets, is investigating an alleged security breach of data posted online this week that revealed the names and passwords of a large number of customers.
Qatari National Arrested by Bahrain over "Espionage" Released after Qatar Prince Interference
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The Qatari tweeter Abdulaziz Al-Jaber announced his arrival to Doha after he disappeared in Bahrain for two days. Social media accounts stated that Al-Jaber was arrested by the security authorities in Bahrain over charges of espionage charges.
Saudi Asharq Al-Awsat Newspaper: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE Have Reservations About Gulf-Iranian Dialogue
Bahrain Mirror: The Saudi Asharq Al-Awsat Newspaper said that the Gulf-Iranian dialogue which Tehran announced will be launched on September 22 is “a Qatari idea that was warmly welcomed by Iran and the Sultanate of Oman, while 3 Gulf States expressed reservations about it.”