Qatar

Country Qatar
Capital Doha
Continent Asia
Currency Riyal(QAR)
Languages Arabic

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Ruled by the al-Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Qatari economy was crippled by a continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenues by the Amir, who had ruled the country since 1972. His son, the current Amir HAMAD bin Khalifa al-Thani, overthrew him in a bloodless coup in 1995. In 2001, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. As of 2007, oil and natural gas revenues had enabled Qatar to attain the second-highest per capita income in the world.

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UAE ambassador threatens further sanctions against Qatar - The Guardian

The Guardian

UAE ambassador threatens further sanctions against Qatar
The Guardian
The Gulf states demanding that Qatar ends its independent-minded foreign policy and alleged support for extremism have warned they are considering further economic pressure on the tiny country, such as reducing commercial links with countries that ...
Qatar foreign minister meets with Tilllerson as Gulf crisis persistsCNBC
How A 91-Year-Old Imam Came To Symbolize The Feud Between Qatar And Its NeighboursNDTV
Qatar: Saudi demands unacceptable, not backed by proofAljazeera.com
Washington Post -BBC News
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Qatar World Cup 2022 report: No 'evidence of any improper activity' despite concerns - Michael Garcia - Fox Sports

Fox Sports

Qatar World Cup 2022 report: No 'evidence of any improper activity' despite concerns - Michael Garcia
Fox Sports
The World Cup bidding report published for the first time on Tuesday highlights the unease of investigators looking into Qatar's methods to win the vote but concluded there was no “evidence of any improper activity by the bid team”. American attorney ...
FIFA discloses damaging Qatar World Cup bid reportHindu Business Line
Garcia Report lays bare 2022 Qatar World Cup fix claims – and reveals FA tried to woo Jack WarnerThe Sun
FIFA executives failed to consider summer heat when awarding Qatar the 2022 World Cup, claims Garcia reportDaily Mail
Deadspin -Globalnews.ca -Financial Times -Bild.de
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Platts Proposes Removing Restrictions on Qatar Crude From July - New York Times

Platts Proposes Removing Restrictions on Qatar Crude From July
New York Times
Platts, a unit of S&P Global Inc, initiated a review on June 6 on the deliverability of crude loading from Qatari ports in its Middle East crude price assessments after Saudi Arabia and the other states moved to isolate Qatar over charges that it was ...

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Barclays/Qatar: state paid - Financial Times

Financial Times

Barclays/Qatar: state paid
Financial Times
During 2008, Qatar invested £3.7bn in shares, equity warrants and convertible notes in Barclays, through a bailout that last week triggered fraud charges. Assuming an average exercise price of 175p for the notes and warrants — about the mid-point of ...



Germany urges all sides in Qatar crisis to talk, avoid escalation - Economic Times

Economic Times

Germany urges all sides in Qatar crisis to talk, avoid escalation
Economic Times
"The longer the crisis around Qatar continues, the deeper and stronger the lines of conflict will become," Gabriel told reporters after a 90-minute meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. "We hope that there soon can be direct ...

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UAE envoy: Gulf states considering new Qatar sanctions - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

UAE envoy: Gulf states considering new Qatar sanctions
Aljazeera.com
A Saudi-led bloc is considering fresh sanctions against Qatar by ways of asking trading partners to choose between them or Doha, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to Russia said. In an interview with The Guardian newspaper envoy Omar ...
Persian Gulf rivals converge on Washington to argue the Qatar caseThe Sydney Morning Herald
Saudis stand tough as top Gulf diplomats in US for Qatar talksgulfnews.com
The Qatar Crisis and the Trump Administration's Foreign Policy DysfunctionThe American Conservative
Reuters -Geo News, Pakistan
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FIFA facing more calls to strip Qatar of 2022 World Cup as explosive full report into vote-buying is finally published - The Sun

The Sun

FIFA facing more calls to strip Qatar of 2022 World Cup as explosive full report into vote-buying is finally published
The Sun
FIFA is facing further calls to strip Qatar of the 2022 World Cup after the explosive report into vote-buying by the Gulf state was made public. MP Damian Collins feels football's governing body must act after the suppressed report into the 2018 and ...



Skyscraper lit in Qatar Airways' colors amid dispute - Hawaii News Now

Skyscraper lit in Qatar Airways' colors amid dispute
Hawaii News Now
NEW YORK (AP) - The Empire State Building in New York City is lit up in burgundy and white for Qatar Airways amid a diplomatic dispute with Qatar. The top of the Empire State Building was lit in the airlines' colors Tuesday night to recognize its 10th ...

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Bahrain accuses Qatar of 'military escalation' - The Hindu

Bahrain accuses Qatar of 'military escalation'
The Hindu
“The disagreement with Qatar is a political and security dispute and has never been military,” Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa said on Twitter. “But the deployment of foreign troops with their armoured vehicles is a military escalation for which ...

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No room for negotiation over Qatar demands, Saudi official says - The Columbian

No room for negotiation over Qatar demands, Saudi official says
The Columbian
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt severed air, sea and land links with Qatar earlier this month, saying they were isolating the sheikhdom over ties to Iran and support for Islamist terrorist groups. After U.S. Secretary of State ...

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