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Local banks account for 97% of total QR762.21bn deposits in Qatar

Local banks account for 97% of total QR762.21bn deposits in Qatar

Total deposits in Qatar's banking system stood at QR762.21bn in May this year, of which about 97% was with local lenders and only little above 3% in foreign banks, according to the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) data.

Qatar’s ambassador to Australia says demands are "unacceptable"

Qatar’s ambassador to Australia says demands are "unacceptable"

Qatar's ambassador to Australia Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa has said the demands laid out by the Saudi-led bloc are "beyond belief", according to Australian media reports.

Blockade: Iran urges Europe to help promote dialogue

Blockade: Iran urges Europe to help promote dialogue

Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, called on Europe on Monday to use its influence to promote dialogue in the Gulf after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar earlier this month.

Festive spirit marks Eid celebrations across Qatar

Festive spirit marks Eid celebrations across Qatar

People from different walks of life in Qatar celebrated the first day of Eid al-Fitr in an atmosphere of piety, festivity and camaraderie.

Cultural shows, cuisine in spotlight at Philippine I-Day celebrations

Cultural shows, cuisine in spotlight at Philippine I-Day celebrations

Cultural and entertainment performances, and a showcase of Filipino cuisine and artistry marked the 119th Philippine Independence Day celebration in Doha.

Food tourism to 'enhance Qatar-Philippines ties'

Food tourism to 'enhance Qatar-Philippines ties'

Food tourism is one of the sectors that could further enhance trade and cultural relations between the Philippines and Qatar, the chairman of the United Filipino Organisations in Qatar (Ufoq) said.

'An attack on free thought': Middle East Eye responds to Saudi demands

'An attack on free thought': Middle East Eye responds to Saudi demands

A Saudi coalition of states has placed 13 demands on Qatar to lift their blockade, including the closure of Al Jazeera and what it states are publications and websites "directly or indirectly supported by Qatar".

Siege made Qatar stronger, rallied people around leadership

Siege made Qatar stronger, rallied people around leadership

In their editorials today (Sunday), Qatari newspapers have regarded the demands presented by siege countries to Doha and demanded their implementations with few days ...

Turkey's Erdogan says Saudi demands on Qatar unlawful

Turkey's Erdogan says Saudi demands on Qatar unlawful

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday welcomed Qatar's dismissal of a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating crisis ...

CMC recommends monitoring of cranes

CMC recommends monitoring of cranes

The use of cranes in construction sites should be closely monitored and regulated by the departments concerned to ensure the safety and security of road users in the surroundings, the Central Municipal Council (CMC) recommended at a recent session.

Emir exchanges Eid greetings

Emir exchanges Eid greetings

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has exchanged cables of congratulations on the occasion of the blessed Eid al-Fitr with the leaders of the Arab and Muslim countries.

Eid al-Fitr begins tomorrow in Qatar

Eid al-Fitr begins tomorrow in Qatar

The Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has announced that Sunday is the first day of the blessed Eid al-Fitr.