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Qatar Plans Food Cluster to Boost Supplies at Home

July 17, 2017

Domestic Al Jaber Engineering awarded $431 million contract Project was started last year, before Saudi-led boycott Qatar will spend 1.6 billion riyals ($431 million) to build a food-processing and storage facility near Hamad Port in about two years that will more than meet local demand for sugar, [...]

UAE wants international monitoring of Qatar

July 17, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said international monitoring was needed in the standoff between Qatar and its Arab neighbors, adding he saw signs that the pressure exerted on Doha “was working”. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and [...]

France wades into Qatar spat

July 16, 2017

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — France’s foreign minister on Saturday called on Qatar’s neighbors to immediately lift measures impacting thousands of people in the Gulf, becoming the latest foreign diplomat to visit the region and attempt to help find a resolution to a crisis that has dragged on for more [...]

Saudi vows pressure on Qatar until demands met

September 10, 2017

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) – Saudi Arabia said Sunday it would keep pressuring Qatar until demands by a bloc of Arab states are met, dampening hopes for a US-mediated resolution to a diplomatic crisis. “We will continue to take action and we will maintain our position until Qatar [...]

Qatar Airways adds flights to Colombo and Dhaka

August 22, 2017

DOHA, Qatar, 21 August 2017: Qatar Airways continues to expand with new flights to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Saying it is responding to robust demand from passengers it is increasing its Colombo service from four to five flights weekly effective 11 September. The airline’s Dhaka service will also [...]