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Commercial Bank of Qatar looks to Asian funding amid Arab boycott

Commercial Bank of Qatar looks to Asian funding amid Arab boycott

Published 25/09/2017

Qatar's third-largest lender, Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ), is considering borrowing money on the Taiwanese bond market, its group chief executive told Reuters, as a crisis in the region makes it harder to raise funds. [more…]

Qatar to build World Cup stadium shaped like Arabian cap

Qatar to build World Cup stadium shaped like Arabian cap

Published 20/08/2017

Qatar will build a stadium shaped like an Arabian skull cap for the 2022 World Cup, organizers said on Sunday, as the Gulf state moves ahead with preparations for the tournament despite a diplomatic rift with its neighbors. [more…]

Exclusive: Arab bloc won`t discriminate against U.S. firms in Qatar rift – sources

Exclusive: Arab bloc won`t discriminate against U.S. firms in Qatar rift – sources

Published 13/08/2017

Four Arab countries that imposed sanctions on Qatar have told the United States that U.S. companies doing business with them would not be punished for also working with Doha, four sources with knowledge of the matter said. [more…]

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar

Published 07/08/2017

Qatar held joint military exercises with Turkish troops on Monday, Qatari media reported, showcasing their strategic alliance two months into a boycott by Arab neighbors which accuse Doha of supporting terrorism. [more…]

UAE minister denies any hacking of Qatar

UAE minister denies any hacking of Qatar

Published 17/07/2017

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.

The United Arab Emirates was not responsible for an alleged hack of Qatari websites which helped spark a month-long diplomatic rift with Doha, the UAE's minister of state for foreign affairs said on Monday.

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As Qatar row smolders, world markets tot up dependence on Gulf petrodollars

As Qatar row smolders, world markets tot up dependence on Gulf petrodollars

Published 12/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Qatar Petroleum is seen at its headquartes in Doha, Qatar, July 8, 2017. Picture taken July 8, 2017.

Qatar's tensions with its neighbors are making world markets edgy about any hint of financial instability among the Gulf economies, whose vast store of petrodollar savings permeate global investments.

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Turkey sent some 200 cargo planes to Qatar since dispute began: minister

Turkey sent some 200 cargo planes to Qatar since dispute began: minister

Published 12/07/2017

Turkey has sent 197 cargo planes, 16 trucks and one ship to Qatar to meet its daily needs since a dispute broke out last month between Qatar and other Gulf states, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said on Wednesday.

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Qatar rejects Arab states` accusations, UK`s Johnson flies to Saudi

Qatar rejects Arab states` accusations, UK`s Johnson flies to Saudi

Published 07/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: A man walks on the corniche in Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon/File Photo

Qatar on Friday dismissed as "baseless" accusations that it was financing terrorism, in its first public response to a statement from four Arab states which are leading a boycott against the tiny emirate.

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Four Arab states leading Qatar boycott say initial demands void, vow more measures

Four Arab states leading Qatar boycott say initial demands void, vow more measures

Published 06/07/2017

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa attend a press conference after their meeting that discussed the diplomatic situation with Qatar, in Cairo, Egypt July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Elfiqi/Pool

The four Arab states leading the boycott against Qatar said late on Thursday that Doha's refusal of their demands to resolve a Gulf diplomatic crisis is proof of its links to terror groups and that they would enact new measures against it.

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Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

Published 23/06/2017

A mosque is seen alone a coastline in Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon

Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.

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