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Trump summons #Qatar Emir to explain destabilising actions

Trump summons #Qatar Emir to explain destabilising actions

| June 12, 2019

Last Friday, the White House announced that Qatar’s Emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, will visit the United States next month. Whilst Doha will undoubtedly talk up the visit, it will likely prove an uncomfortable meeting for the Gulf monarch, with regional sources privately admitting that the Emir can expect a telling off from the […]

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EU and #Qatar reach #Aviation agreement

EU and #Qatar reach #Aviation agreement

| March 5, 2019

The European Commission and the State of Qatar initialled an aviation agreement on 4 March, the first such agreement between the EU and a partner from the Gulf region. The agreement will upgrade the rules and standards for flights between Qatar and the EU, and will set a new global benchmark by committing to strong, […]

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Four years out: #Qatar’s World Cup preparations come into focus

Four years out: #Qatar’s World Cup preparations come into focus

| December 5, 2018

It’s now a little less than four years until the start of the next World Cup, and despite controversy which has shrouded the tournament since it was awarded to Qatar in 2010, the infrastructure is rapidly taking shape. Vast construction works needed to deliver the tournament have provided a stimulus for the country’s wider economy, […]

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In spite of Trump, #Qatar investments highlight Germany’s resilience

In spite of Trump, #Qatar investments highlight Germany’s resilience

| September 11, 2018

When the head of a prominent German industry body opined last month that there was a “thunderstorm coming from the west”,  he encapsulated the trepidation spreading across Europe over Donald Trump and the seemingly reckless bullishness of his international trade policy. This stance seemed particularly threatening for Germany and its automotive industry, which sells around […]

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In spite of Trump, #Qatar investments highlight Germany’s resilience

In spite of Trump, #Qatar investments highlight Germany’s resilience

| September 10, 2018

When the head of a prominent German industry body opined last month that there was a “thunderstorm coming from the west”, he encapsulated the trepidation spreading across Europe over Donald Trump and the seemingly reckless bullishness of his international trade policy. This stance seemed particularly threatening for Germany and its automotive industry, which sells around […]

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Phony Protests Against #Qatar Raise the Spectre of Staged Activism in Europe

Phony Protests Against #Qatar Raise the Spectre of Staged Activism in Europe

| July 24, 2018

  For years, the spectre of fake protesters paid off by some murky outside force has haunted Europe. Last year, as hundreds of thousands of people spilled into Bucharest’s streets in the largest protests in the Romanian capital since the fall of communism in 1989, pro-government television made the wild accusation that George Soros was […]

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Qatar-Saudi clash in France: From luxury hotels to #UNESCO

Qatar-Saudi clash in France: From luxury hotels to #UNESCO

| October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Conventional wisdom has it that the ‘Gulf crisis’ began when several Arab countries abruptly cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar in June. But the long-simmering animosity between Doha and its Arab neighbours has been fought for years, mostly in stealth mode, on different battlegrounds around the world. It is safe to say, however, that no […]

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