Gulf Times - blockade
Scope to expand investment ties with Germany: Minister

Scope to expand investment ties with Germany: Minister

Sheikh Ahmed touched on German-Qatari bilateral trade and investment ties, highlighting the most recent economic indicators and achievements of both countries.

Israel reopens its only goods crossing with Gaza

Israel reopens its only goods crossing with Gaza

Both Israeli and Palestinian officials confirmed the reopening of the crossing, a key lifeline for Gazans and their crippled economy.

A year after blockade, Qatari artists more focused, inspired

A year after blockade, Qatari artists more focused, inspired

Fire Station’s director Khalifa al-Obaidli said local artists even used art to mark the 100 days of the blockade which included creating graffitis around the Fire Station’s walls.

'Gulf crisis could end as unexpectedly as it started'

'Gulf crisis could end as unexpectedly as it started'

Dr Mehran Kamrava says the blockade started on a personal level mainly by the rulers of the UAE and Saudi Arabia and Qatar handled it very well.

Gaza truce talks focus on easing closure in return for calm: Israel

Gaza truce talks focus on easing closure in return for calm: Israel

Gaza, under years of grinding Israeli and Egyptian sanctions aimed at isolating Hamas, has seen a surge in tensions since Palestinians launched weekly border protests on March 30.

QSE surpasses pre-blockade levels on foreign funds’ buy interests

QSE surpasses pre-blockade levels on foreign funds’ buy interests

Foreign funds’ strong buying interests led the Qatar Stock Exchange make huge gains of 373 points to surpass the pre-blockade levels by a wide margin last week.

UK business leaders urge May to help solve Gulf crisis

UK business leaders urge May to help solve Gulf crisis

The heads of 17 of the 622 British-Qatari companies told May that working in Doha meant they were discriminated against by neighbours of the Gulf state.

QSE breaks pre-blockade levels as index inches near 10,000

QSE breaks pre-blockade levels as index inches near 10,000

Robust buying – especially in realty, insurance and banking – led the 20-stock Qatar Index gain for the fourth straight session by a huge 1.54% or 151 points to 9,976.51 points.

Israel navy intercepts activist boat trying to break Gaza blockade

Israel navy intercepts activist boat trying to break Gaza blockade

Israel's navy on Sunday intercepted a Norwegian-flagged activist boat trying to break its more than decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip, the military and activists said.

Palestinian dies of wounds 2 months after US embassy demo

Palestinian dies of wounds 2 months after US embassy demo

A Palestinian wounded in May by Israeli fire during deadly clashes on the Gaza border has died of his injuries, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said on Tuesday.

Qatar 'capable of overcoming challenges of the blockade'

Qatar 'capable of overcoming challenges of the blockade'

The minister said that Qatar's economy is strong and cohesive and capable of overcoming the challenges of the blockade it is facing.

Israel further tightens Gaza blockade over arson kites

Israel further tightens Gaza blockade over arson kites

Israel further tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, preventing fuel deliveries through its only goods crossing with the Palestinian enclave after scores of kites carried firebombs across the border to burn Israeli farmland.