» 08/10/2017, 10.05
QATAR - GULF
Doha waves visa requirements for nationals of 80 countries
The nationals of selected countries will only need to submit a valid passport to enter the rich Gulf State. Countries have been chosen on the basis of security and economy considerations, or the purchasing power of their nationals. Lebanon is the only Arab country on the list. The nationals of 33 countries will be allowed to stay up to 180 days and those of the other 47 states up to 30. On 3 August, Qatar created a new permanent resident status for some groups of foreigners. Qatar has a population of 2.4 million people, 90 per cent foreigners.
07/06/2017 15:45:00 QATAR – GULF – IRAN
From Iran to Israel, the crisis between Doha and Riyadh is turning into powder keg for the Middle East
US Trump President first praised the decision of six countries to break off relations with Qatar, then called for dialogue and unity. France and Kuwait are trying to mediate. Putin is also in favour of dialogue. For Erdogan, Qatar’s isolation cannot help solve regional problems. Tehran opens airspace to Qatar planes.
07/09/2004 SAUDI ARABIA
A catacomb Church? Perhaps, but one that is alive and well . . . and universal
Interview with Mgr Paul Hinder, Auxiliary Bishop of Arabia.
05/06/2017 09:29:00 QATAR - GULF
Arab front against Qatar accused of fomenting terrorism and undermining regional security
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates close their borders and break o0ff diplomatic relations with Doha. Its policies and support for extremist groups are a source of instability for the Middle East. Over the past few weeks, supposed statements about Iran by Qatari Emir had fueled tension.
05/07/2017 09:49:00 EGYPT - QATAR - GULF
Gulf Crisis: The anti-Qatar front meets in Cairo. For Doha "impractical" requests
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Egypt due to meet today. Yesterday, Qatar responded to the list of requests from the Gulf allies. No news is leaked on the content of the letter. Qatar's foreign minister termed demands made of Doha "unrealistic and impracticable" and denounced an attack on "freedom of thought".
01/08/2017 10:34:00 QATAR - SAUDI ARABIA
Doha accuses Riyadh of stopping Qatari pilgrims from going to Mecca
Qatari pilgrims will arrive but with non-Qatar airlines; They can get a visa from only two entry points: Jeddah and Medina. Doha: mixing politics and religion. Riyadh: Attempt to internationalize the problem. The pilgrimage should take place in September and is a sign of unity among all Muslims worldwide.
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