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GCC rift not in the best interest of world: Pompeo

GCC rift not in the best interest of world: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for an end to a long-running row between a Saudi-led bloc of countries and neighbouring Qatar.

Blockade hurting US interests in region: envoy

Blockade hurting US interests in region: envoy

The ongoing blockade against Qatar is hurting the US interests in the region, the US embassy chief of mission and charge d’affaires William Grant has told a seminar at Qatar University (QU).

European Parliament hears testimonies of blockade victims' suffering

European Parliament hears testimonies of blockade victims' suffering

The European Parliament on Tuesday heard, for the first time, "horrific testimonies" by two of the victims of the unjust blockade imposed on Qatar and three others who have also been victims of violations of human rights by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.

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

NHRC calls for end to rights violations resulting from blockade of Qatar

NHRC calls for end to rights violations resulting from blockade of Qatar

HE the Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri, has urged the French government and parliament to include the violations resulting from the blockade imposed on Qatar

UN examines siege countries' violation of Qatari students' rights

UN examines siege countries' violation of Qatari students' rights

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Dr Koumbou Boly Barry, said on Saturday that she was examining the violations of the rights of hundreds of Qatari students who had been deprived of their education because of the blockade imposed on Qatar.

Qatar’s fiscal position strengthens on oil, gas revenues: EIU

Qatar’s fiscal position strengthens on oil, gas revenues: EIU

The risk of capital outflows induced by the regional blockade on Qatar has largely subsided with the “recovery of foreign reserves and the return to a current-account surplus” in 2018, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Blockade: NHRC lauds Euro Parliament's condemnation of rights violations

Blockade: NHRC lauds Euro Parliament's condemnation of rights violations

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) on Friday welcomed the European Parliament's decision that condemns the violations and discriminatory practices of the blockading countries against Qatari citizens

GCC summit has to address rights violations caused by siege: NHRC

GCC summit has to address rights violations caused by siege: NHRC

The Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) HE Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri has met with officials of the Austrian Ombudsman Council, a national human rights institution in Austria.

Qatar-France trade poised to reach greater heights

Qatar-France trade poised to reach greater heights

As Qatar and France near the Golden Jubilee of their diplomatic relations, the ongoing siege imposed by the quartet seems not to have any impact.

'Qatar does not intend to escalate crisis with UAE'

'Qatar does not intend to escalate crisis with UAE'

Qatar does not intend to escalate the crisis with United Arab Emirates, but it is important for the country to resort to legal means to redress the harm inflicted on its citizens because of the procedures taken by the UAE

International Court of Justice orders UAE to protect Qatari citizens' rights

International Court of Justice orders UAE to protect Qatari citizens' rights

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday issued an order granting Qatar's request for provisional measures against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a case relating to the UAE's unlawful and discriminatory treatment of Qatari citizens.