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June 14, 2018

Qatar has welcomed the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong-Un yesterday in Singapore.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recalled the meeting that took place between the leaders of the two Koreas in April and considered Trump and Kim meeting a historical precedent promising the"...

 

Qatar Airways launches three new spokes
June 21, 2018

Qatar Airways launched three new routes from Doha (DOH) in the space of two days in the last week, introducing flights to Bodrum (BJV) on 12 June followed by Antalya (AYT) and Malaga (AGP) on 13 June. None of the three routes will face direct"...

 
 
Qatar used pro-Israel businessman to pay Zionist group $100,000 — report
June 21, 2018

A pro-Israel businessman doing public relations work for Qatar donated $100,000 to the Zionist Organization of America out of money Qatar paid him to engage in “community engagement.”

Joseph Allaham, who owns kosher eateries in the US, said his donations to ZOA, a conservative pro-Israel group, came out of $1.45 million"...

 
 
Exclusive: Barwa Bank and International Bank of Qatar in advanced merger talks - sources
June 21, 2018

Qatari lenders Barwa Bank IPO-BABK.QA and International Bank of Qatar are in advanced talks to merge after discussions for a three-way merger with another bank collapsed last week, sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

The proposed merger between the two banks could be announced as early as next week, one of the three sources close to"...

 
June 21, 2018

The number of new investors in Qatar’s stock market has risen sharply by 60 percent in 2017 indicating towards strengthening equity culture in the country. A total of 2,022 accounts were opened for new investors last year compared to 1,257 accounts in 2016, according to Qatar Central Securities Depository Company (QCSD) data.

“Qatar’s stock market is more dynamic than before. Many new investors friendly steps were taken in the past"...

 
 
June 21, 2018

The State of Qatar lauded the objective and positive attitudes of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) towards the negative repercussions and human rights violations resulting from the unjust siege and unilateral measures that the country has been subject to in June last year, expressing hope that the Office of the High Commissioner and the Human Rights Council, through their respective mechanisms, especially special procedures, would continue to pay attention to this issue and to take serious and effective"...