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Job opportunities recede for South Asian migrants in GCC

Job opportunities recede for South Asian migrants in GCC

Employment opportunities for South Asian migrants in the Gulf Co-operation Council countries shrank in the last two years mainly due to nationalisation in the GCC and oil price drop-induced economic slowdown, a new report has shown.

Unconditional dialogue best solution to GCC crisis, stresses Qatar

Unconditional dialogue best solution to GCC crisis, stresses Qatar

The State of Qatar stressed that, despite the ongoing illegal blockade imposed on it and the continuous violation of humanitarian, legal and religious values and principles by the siege countries, it still believes that dialogue without preconditions is the best solution to the Gulf crisis.

Qatar doesn't mix sports with politics, says official

Qatar doesn't mix sports with politics, says official

Qatar does not mix sports with politics, Vice-chairman of Camel Racing Organising Committee, Abdullah al-Kuwari stressed Saturday, highlighting the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to host all GCC citizens in the events of the committee in Qatar.

Second stage of Peninsula Shield exercise concludes

Second stage of Peninsula Shield exercise concludes

The second stage of the joint Dir Al Jazeera (Peninsula Shield) exercise (10) which involves a Qatari force and forces from the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries, concluded here Saturday.

Qatar open for dialogue to resolve Gulf crisis: FM

Qatar open for dialogue to resolve Gulf crisis: FM

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has stressed that Qatar is open for dialogue to resolve the Gulf crisis

GCC overall fiscal stability 'reasonably well-insulated' against external shocks: Fitch Solutions

GCC overall fiscal stability 'reasonably well-insulated' against external shocks: Fitch Solutions

Most GCC states are able to “lean on their large foreign assets to support currency pegs and temper speculative pressures” on government debt securities, Fitch Solutions has said in a report.

Qatar ranked safest country in Middle East

Qatar ranked safest country in Middle East

Qatar is the safest place in the Middle East, relegating other Gulf Co-operation Council countries by a wide margin, in the Global Finance Index of safest countries.

Aspire Zone first to introduce smart benches in GCC region

Aspire Zone first to introduce smart benches in GCC region

Aspire Zone Foundation and Doha Technology (a member of CTBA Group) have introduced the first smart benches in Qatar and the entire GCC region, the latter announced on Thursday.

Gulf crisis has rendered GCC ineffective: FM

Gulf crisis has rendered GCC ineffective: FM

The Gulf crisis has paralysed the ability of the GCC to contribute to peace and be a force for stability, HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Qatar on Tuesday said.

Fiscal balances set to weaken across GCC in 2019: Fitch

Fiscal balances set to weaken across GCC in 2019: Fitch

Fiscal balances are set to weaken across much of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) in 2019, maintaining pressure on some sovereign balance sheets, according to Fitch, a global credit rating agency.

Pompeo calls for unity of GCC member states

Pompeo calls for unity of GCC member states

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stressed the importance of unity among GCC members, urging them to leave aside differences to meet the challenges and achieve common goals.

Arab wounds need to be healed first, says former PM

Arab wounds need to be healed first, says former PM

Arab leaders have to find ways to heal wounds and put the Arab world in its rightful place, former prime minister and foreign minister of Qatar HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani has said.