Qatar crisis

80 nationalities, including Indians, can visit Qatar without visa now

Qatar announced today it was scrapping visa requirements for visitors from 80 countries as it weathers a boycott by four Arab states and gears up to host the World Cup in 2022.

published on : 10th August 2017

Arab states say Qatar-US terror accord insufficient in combating terror funding

An agreement between Qatar and the United States on combating terror funding is "insufficient", the four Arab states that imposed sanctions on the emirate have said in a joint statement.

published on : 12th July 2017

Amid increasing isolation, US and Qatar sign MoU to combat terrorism financing

The Trump Administration and Qatar have signed an MoU to combat financing of terrorism, with the US describing it as a major step, amid the increased isolation of the Arab state.

published on : 12th July 2017

Qatar equipped with USD 340-billion reserves to weather any Arab sanction: Central bank governor

Bank governor Al-Thani said the central bank has $40 billion in reserves plus gold, while the Qatar Investment Authority sovereign wealth fund has $300 billion in reserves that it could liquidate.

published on : 10th July 2017

Arab states boycotting Qatar will seek to change Doha's ‘terror’ policy

Four Arab states boycotting Qatar will pursue their commitment towards changing Doha's policy of financing and giving safe havens to terrorist organizations, the Egyptian foreign ministry has said.

published on : 10th July 2017

Qatar terms Saudi-led bloc's allegations baseless

Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said his nation won't comply with any demands that it considers a violation of international law.

published on : 8th July 2017

Qatar Airways out of US laptop ban list

The laptop ban, coupled with the Trump administration's travel ban on six predominantly Muslim countries, had hurt Middle Eastern airlines.

published on : 6th July 2017

Negative response to demands: Saudi Arabia says Qatar boycott to remain in place

Riyadh and its supporters have severed air, sea and ground links with Qatar, cutting off vital routes for imports including food.

published on : 6th July 2017

Qatar calls for 'dialogue' to resolve Gulf diplomatic crisis

Qatar's foreign minister called for "dialogue" on Wednesday to resolve the Gulf diplomatic crisis, accusing Arab states that have cut ties with Qatar of trying to undermine the nation's sovereignty.

published on : 5th July 2017

Qatar crisis: Saudi Arabia to discuss with allies

The four Arab nations, which also include the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, accuse Qatar of supporting extremism, a charge which it denies.

published on : 5th July 2017

United Nations Security Council tells Qatar to mend fences with Gulf neighbours

UN Security Council has told Qatar to sort out its differences with its Gulf neighbours, China's ambassador said, indicating the top UN body would not get involved in the dispute.

published on : 4th July 2017

Qatar responds to Saudi-led demands after deadline extension

The response was delivered by Qatari Foreign Minister Al-Thani who made a short visit to Kuwait, which is acting as a mediator to resolve the diplomatic rift, the official said.

published on : 3rd July 2017

Gulf foreign ministers to discuss Qatar crisis in Cairo

Egypt will host the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Wednesday to discuss the crisis with Qatar, Cairo's foreign ministry said.

published on : 3rd July 2017

Qataris hire Swiss lawyers to sue Gulf 'siege' states

Marri refused to say which Swiss firm would be employed, but said a statement would be released in the near future.

published on : 29th June 2017

Qatar accuses 'neighbours' of hacking that led to row

Qatar today accused 'neighbouring countries' that have cut ties with Doha of being responsible for the alleged hacking attack on state media which began the current diplomatic crisis.

published on : 21st June 2017
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