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Siege Will Not Stop Qatar’s Growth Plans

Qatar has proved that the siege smacked on it by Saudi-led allies has failed to impact the economic and financial fundamentals of the country. Qatar’s liquefied natural gas and oil exports were barely hit by the blockade. Nearly five weeks after the siege on Qatar, the country’s newly established oil …

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Qatar Signs A Billion Dollar Deal For Warships From Italy

Qatar has signed a five billion euro ($5.91 billion) deal with Italy for seven navy vessels, the Qatari foreign minister said on Wednesday, part of a military cooperation agreement between the two countries. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani made the declaration at a news conference with his Italian counterpart Angelino …

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Qatar expats granted new rights under landmark law

Qatar has passed a law to grant permanent residency to expats, which makes it a first in the Gulf region, where nationals have all the rights and foreigners don’t. Under the new law, cardholders will be treated like Qatari nationals and will benefit from elements of the state’s generous welfare …

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Qatar Rift Disrupts Haj Plans For Qataris

Qatari nationals have been prohibited from performing Haj amidst a Saudi-led blockade, which has made it impossible for local companies to make the necessary arrangements for the annual pilgrimage. Qataris have not been banned from performing the Haj, but companies that organise Haj trips have come across other limitations, which …

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Qatar Crisis: Saudi Arabia says calls for internationalization of holy sites 'a declaration of war'

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister called Qatar’s demands for an internationalization of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage a declaration of war against the kingdom, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, although it was unclear whether Qatar had actually made any such demand. “Qatar’s demands to internationalize the holy sites is aggressive …

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