Gulf Times - blockade
Al-Marri meets Pope, conveys the plight of blockade victims

Al-Marri meets Pope, conveys the plight of blockade victims

HE the Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri, has met Pope Francis and conveyed the complaints and sufferings of thousands of victims of the unjust blockade imposed on Qatar by the Saudi-led quartet.

Qatar banking system remains resilient, healthy despite blockade

Qatar banking system remains resilient, healthy despite blockade

Qatar’s banking system remains healthy with ample liquidity, high asset quality and strong capitalisation, although external pressures remain due to the unjustified blockade on the country by a quartet of Arab nations.

Qatar ties stronger despite blockade: Al-Kuwari

Qatar ties stronger despite blockade: Al-Kuwari

Qatar, which has been under a siege for one and a half years, strengthened relations with its global partners and put up an "excellent" performance ...

‘Blockade gave Qatar to break away from influence of Saudi Arabia’

‘Blockade gave Qatar to break away from influence of Saudi Arabia’

The blockade on Qatar has given the country the opportunity to break away from “the conservative influence of Saudi Arabia” and chart its own course on important social, political and economic issues ...

Lift blockade and solve Gulf crisis through talks: Amir

Lift blockade and solve Gulf crisis through talks: Amir

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani inaugurated on Saturday the 8th Doha Forum highlighting the importance of dialogue "in this difficult time" and "the inevitability of diversity".

Al-Baker thanks EU for 'flexibility and support' provided to Qatar under blockade

Al-Baker thanks EU for 'flexibility and support' provided to Qatar under blockade

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker has thanked the European Union (EU) "for the flexibility and support provided to the State of Qatar under the current blockade."

Qatar economy has overcome blockade: Amir

Qatar economy has overcome blockade: Amir

Qatar's economic invulnerability against external tremors has been boosted and its self-reliance has increased, and the country has been able to overcome the impacts of the blockade to a large extent ...

Qatar Airways Cargo played key role following blockade: al-Baker

Qatar Airways Cargo played key role following blockade: al-Baker

Qatar Airways Cargo undertook a massive airlift of food and other essential items when the illegal blockade on the country was first initiated in June last year, according to Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker.

Pakistan food exports to Qatar up 70% since blockade, says chamber official

Pakistan food exports to Qatar up 70% since blockade, says chamber official

Pakistan has recorded a 70% increase in its food exports to Qatar for the past year since the economic blockade was imposed on the country on June 5, 2017 ...

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.