Qatar Agrees to Buy London's Grosvenor House Hotel
Qatar has agreed to buy one of London’s most famous hotels, the Grosvenor House, as energy revenue enables the wealthy Gulf state to go on a buying spree despite a blockade by its neighbors.
Qatar Warns of “Long-Lasting” Impact of Gulf Crisis
Qatar's ruler said Tuesday "crises pass" but warned of "long-lasting" scars from a diplomatic dispute that has seen Doha isolated by Saudi Arabia and its allies for more than a year.
After Denying its Involvement in “Spy” Case, Manama Accuses Qatar of Abusing Integrity of Judiciary in Bahrain
Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejected the statement issued by the Government of Qatar which condemned mentioning its name in the “Spy Case” in which opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, is accused and sentenced to life in jail.
Qatar Denies Involvement in “Qatar Spy Case”, Condemns Mentioning its Name in Bahrain’s Internal Disputes
Commenting on the verdict issued against opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, Qatar denied its involvement in what it’s known as Qatar spy case and called on Bahrain to deal with the international community more seriously.
Bahrain: Life imprisonment for Opposition Leader on Charges of "Communicating with Qatar"
Bahrain's Court of Appeals sentenced on Sunday (November 4, 2018) opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman and senior opposition officials Sheikh Hassan Sultan and Ali Al-Aswad to life in prison for "communicating with Qatar."
Qatar Plans Insurance Fund for Foreign Workers: QNA Agency
Qatar plans to establish an insurance fund for foreign workers, the state-run Qatar News Agency said.
Hamad bin Jassim: GCC Role Ended, Convences Only for Interests of the West
Former Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani said he was surprised how the role of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has come to an end, and how the Council only convenes for the interests of the West.
Qatar Airways Considers Fuel Surcharge to Help Return to Profit
Qatar Airways may consider a fuel surcharge on tickets to help it return to profit amid a regional dispute and rising oil prices, Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker told Reuters on Monday.
Saudi FM Accuses Qatar of Supporting Dissidents in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE & Kuwait
Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, said that Qatar had incubated terrorist groups and allowed suicide bombings to be justified, noting that it had contributed to destabilizing the region.
Qatar Accuses Saudis of Barring Haj Pilgrims, Riyadh Says Untrue
Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of barring its citizens from this year’s haj, something Riyadh denies, saying a diplomatic dispute is not stopping Qataris from making the pilgrimage to Mecca.
King Hamad Reiterates Al Khalifa Priority in Ruling Qatari Al-Zubarah: We Will Not Forget Assault of 1937
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa noted the authority of his tribe on the Qatari Al-Zubarah area. He pointed put during receiving members of Al-Nuaim tribe to the rule and sovereignty of Al Khalifa on Qatar Peninsula since the establishment of Al Khalifa state in Al-Zubarah in 1762.
Qatar Injects $15 Billion into Turkish Economy
Qatar announced pumping investment of $15 billion in Turkey across a number of projects, after talks between Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
US President Signs Law Obliging Media Outlets Including Al-Jazeera to Register as Agent for Foreign Country and Report on Its Funding
The US President Donald Trump signed on Monday (August 13, 2018) a $716 billion defense bill which includes a provision that will require outlets like Qatar’s Al-Jazeera for the first time to start reporting regularly to the FCC on its funding and ownership.
Bill Marczack to Bahrain Mirror: Israeli Spyware that Targeted Amnesty was Used in Bahrain, Targeted Someone in Qatar
Senior Research Fellow at Citizen Lab, Bill Marczak said the lab is conducting an additional investigation to determine the location where the suspicious messages are being used, which contained spyware developed by the Israeli NSO Group.
Qatar Distances Itself from Saudi Arabia and Canada Crisis
An official source at Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed Qatar’s surprise at the statements made by the GCC Secretary-General Abdullatif Al-Zayani on the current diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Canada.
Website Specialized in Publishing False News on Qatar Works under Sponsorship of Bahraini Embassy in Washington- USA Today Newspaper
"USA Today" newspaper accused Saudi Arabia, Emirates and Bahrain of publishing fake news against Qatar to sway American public opinion through online and social media campaigns, in order to support their political goals.
Bahrain Accuses Qatar of Running Fake Accounts to Influence Public Opinion on Various Issues
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry accused Qatar of managing fake accounts on social media outlets that aim at harming Bahrain’s interests, influencing the public opinion through raising several issues like naturalization, and damaging Bahrain-Saudi relations.
U.N. Court Orders UAE to Lift Measures against Qataris
The United Arab Emirates was ordered by the highest U.N. court on Monday to immediately allow Qatari families affected by a dispute between the countries to reunite, imposing the measure before it hears the full case filed by Qatar at a later date.
Qatar in Talks to Purchase S-400 Missile Defense System From Russia
Russia and Qatar have been in discussions about a possible sale of S-400 missile systems to Doha, TASS news agency cited the Russian envoy to Qatar as saying on Saturday.
Ministry of Information Continues Suspending Importation of beIN Sports Channels
The Ministry of Information Affairs announced that it is continuing to implement its June 13, 2017 decision to suspend the importation of the beIN Sports channels of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network and to suspend the sale and renewal of its subscriptions.