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Meridiana Changes Its Name With The Backing Of Qatar Airways

Italian airline Meridiana has changed its name to Air Italy with the backing of its new shareholder Qatar Airways. The airline is looking to become Italy’s flagship carrier as UAE-backed Alitalia undergoes bankruptcy proceedings. Meridiana started to operate under the new ownership last year after Qatar Airways bought a 49 …

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Al Gharafa Footballer Reveals The Misery Of Qatari Club In The UAE

The recent Al Gharafa’s trip to Abu Dhabi to face Al-Jazira on February 12 was not as usual. It is the first club from Qatar to visit UAE after the illegal blockade broke out in June last year. Since the beginning of the journey from Doha to Abu Dhabi, they …

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SAPRAC Backed Anti-Qatar Website, Twitter Handle

It has been learned that US lobbying firm Podesta Group and Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee (SAPRAC) were behind an anti-Qatar website and twitter handle, which has been publishing fake and malicious news against Doha. According to the Al Jazeera Arabic reporter, Wjad Waqfi, an official document sent to …

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Louvre Museum Apologises To Qatar Over Map Controversy

Paris-based Louvre Museum apologised to Qatar over Abu Dhabi map distortion. Qatar was omitted from a map which was exhibited by the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum. The popular museum was quick to rectify the mistake and has opened an investigation into the geographical issue that had drawn widespread condemnation. The …

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Saudi, UAE Football Teams Told To Play Matches In Qatar Despite Blockade

Saudi Arabia and UAE football teams will be playing their Asian Champions League away matches in Qatar in spite of the blockade imposed by the four Arab states, according to Asia’s football governing body. The decision was taken by AFC (Asian Football Confederation) that Saudi and UAE teams were required …

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Emir Offers His Condolences To UAE President

The Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani offered his condolences to the President of the UAE HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the death of his mother and prayed to Allah to have mercy on the soul of President’s late mother. source

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UAE Officials Instructed Not To Complicate Ongoing Gulf Crisis

UAE officials have been ordered not escalate and complicate the ongoing gulf crisis. UAE military aircraft would also fly alternative routes over Saudi Arabia to avoid the possibility of interception by Qatari warplanes, air force brigadier general Helal Saeed al-Qubaisi told. UAE had claimed that Qatari fighter jets had intercepted its …

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UK To Probe UAE’s Torture Of Qataris

The UK police will be investigating UAE officials regarding torture and cruel treatment inflicted on several Qatari nationals. The Emiratis may be questioned and arrested if they were to enter the UK under the principle of universal jurisdiction, says Rodney Dixon, a barrister at Temple Garden Chambers representing three Qatari …

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Abu Dhabi Museum Rectifies Its Blunder

Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum was subjected international criticism after it had omitted Qatar from a map. After being condemned, the museum claimed the map was an ‘oversight’ and it had been rectified. The map, one of several aiming at placing exhibits in their geographical context, was located in the children’s …

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