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November 22, 2017

MP Osama Sharshar called for Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Minister of Investment Sahar Nasr to take action against Qatar’s intention to transform the Port Sudan into a logistics area aiming to disrupt Egypt’s Suez Canal.

Sudanese newspapers mentioned that Qatar, whose investments in Sudan reach around $4 billion, intends to build the largest port on the Red Sea in Sudan to disrupt"...


Qatar Airways 1st to launch freighter service to Yangon
November 23, 2017

Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced direct freighter service to Yangon, offering additional capacity to support Myanmar’s exports, primarily of garments. The Doha-Yangon-Doha route is served once a week with the Airbus A330 freighter, providing more than 60 tonnes of cargo capacity. Garments destined for Europe and US markets will get a stopover at Doha.

The new service will also facilitate"...

US Dollars come at a big price in sanctions-hit Qatar
November 23, 2017

The non-availability of US dollars in Qatar, which has been suffering due to sanctions imposed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE and others, are forcing banks and exchange houses to charge 8 per cent more even as they source the greenback from offshore, sources told Gulf News on Tuesday.

The Qatari Central Bank has imposed a daily limit"...

McDonald's Qatar Hosts Family Festival at Al Mirqab Mall
November 23, 2017

Several families bonded during the Family Festival organized by McDonald's Qatar at its recently opened outlet at Al Mirqab Mall. The festival drew teeming crowds of visitors who participated in fun, frolic and games.

Taking place over three days at Al Mirqab's unique McDonald's outlet, the Festival provided a blend of"...

November 23, 2017

Workers’ rights bodies are celebrating a “major step” forward for exploited construction workers in Qatar following a landmark agreement signed this week between an international federation of unions, a major Qatari developer, and French construction giant Vinci.

Involving developer QDVC and the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) federation, the agreement commits the parties to eliminate recruitment fees for migrant"...

November 23, 2017

Qatar and Japan announced on Wednesday the beginning of mutual visa exemption's procedures for holders of diplomatic and special passports from the two countries and the granting of entry permits to airports for 90 days as of Jan 2018, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

The official minutes were exchanged between the two countries during an official ceremony held at the Japanese Foreign Ministry in the presence of the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary-General Dr Ahmed Hassan al Hammadi and Japan's"...