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Qatar continues to attract investments despite siege, says Chamber chairman

Qatar continues to attract investments despite siege, says Chamber chairman

Despite the unjust siege imposed on Qatar in June this year, the country remains as an attractive destination for many international investors, a senior official of the Qatar Chamber has said.

Illegal blockade has positive impact on Qatari film industry: DFI

Illegal blockade has positive impact on Qatari film industry: DFI

The illegal blockade imposed on Qatar by the Saudi led bloc has had a positive effect on Ajyal, Doha Film Institute (DFI) CEO Fatma al-Remaihi has said.

‘Qatar responded with maturity in Gulf crisis’

‘Qatar responded with maturity in Gulf crisis’

Qatar has maintained a moral high ground over the last six months of the siege, ensuring that people living in the blockading countries are not harmed by the crisis, Ministry of Interior's senior project manager Khalifa Khan told Qatar Urdu Radio’s live show Haqeeqat.

Qatar fighting terrorism to build world peace: envoy

Qatar fighting terrorism to build world peace: envoy

Qatar has affirmed that it is fighting terrorism and supporting its security fighter, citing testimony of the international community as a whole.

Despite siege, Qatar makes great strides in security

Despite siege, Qatar makes great strides in security

Qatar has made important achievements this year in the areas of security, world peace, competitiveness, combating the financing of terrorism and money laundering, to earn the confidence of international institutions and bodies.

Blockade fails to dampen Qatar contract award activity: Meed

Blockade fails to dampen Qatar contract award activity: Meed

The blockade does not seem to have much of an impact on contract awards in Qatar, Meed Business Review said and noted that since June, the value of contracts let in the country has totalled nearly $3.1bn.

Al-Thawadi says blockade ‘a sad page’ in history

Al-Thawadi says blockade ‘a sad page’ in history

The Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Hassan al-Thawadi has termed the illegal Saudi-led blockade of Qatar as “a sad page in the history of the region” while insisting there won’t be any white elephants as a result of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Sales of local food products double

Sales of local food products double

Local companies that have filled in for the lack of food products coming from the siege countries have doubled their business in major hypermarkets and grocery stores since the economic blockade started, according to industry sources.

NHRC invites Spanish MPs to evaluate blockade repercussions

NHRC invites Spanish MPs to evaluate blockade repercussions

National Human Rights Committee Chairman Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri has urged the Spanish government to put more pressure on the blockading countries to force them to end their grave violations of human rights.

Emir, Tillerson hold talks on Gulf crisis

Emir, Tillerson hold talks on Gulf crisis

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al -Thani met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his accompanying delegation at Al Bahr Palace in Doha yesterday.

Siege states' plans reflect a threat to world peace: NHRC

Siege states' plans reflect a threat to world peace: NHRC

The plans of the siege countries, including military threats and attempt to overthrow the regime in Qatar, reflect deliberate intentions to attack Qatar, and a threat to international peace and security, the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) chairman Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri said.

Illegal blockade a blessing in disguise for home-based businesses

Illegal blockade a blessing in disguise for home-based businesses

The illegal economic blockade on Qatar continues to augment and provide more opportunities for home-based entrepreneurs in the country to promote and market their products, it is learnt.