QATAR | Diplomacy
Amir receives message from President of Benin
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has received a written message from Benin President Patrice Talon, pertaining to bilateral relations and means of boosting them. The message was received by HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, during his meeting in Doha yesterday with Benin’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Co-operation Aurelien Agbenonci.
QATAR | Advisory Council
Draft law on investment of non-Qatari capital okayed
The Advisory Council held yesterday its weekly session chaired by HE Speaker of the Advisory Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud. After discussing the report of the Financial and Economic Affairs Committee on a draft law regulating the investment of non-Qatari capital in economic activity, the council approved it and decided to forward its recommendations to the cabinet. The draft law is aimed at attracting non-Qatari capital to invest in the country to promote economic development. Page 3
ARAB WORLD | Aid
Qatar grants QR50mn to Gaza for Ramadan
Chairman of the Qatari Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza, ambassador Mohamed al-Emadi, announced an urgent Qatari grant of about $14mn (QR50mn) to Gaza Strip on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. In a press statement before leaving Gaza yesterday, al-Emadi said the grant will target the areas of education, health, housing and the humanitarian needs of the population in Gaza. He added that Qatar seeks to meet the shortfall in the salaries of Palestinian Authority and Hamas employees and make every effort possible in this regard.
REGION | Politics
Trump decision on Iran nuclear deal today
US President Donald Trump said he would announce a decision on the future of the Iran nuclear deal today as European countries piled pressure on Washington to remain in the 2015 agreement. Trump has threatened to withdraw from the deal, which provided Iran with relief from economic sanctions in exchange for limiting its uranium enrichment capacity, unless European signatories to the accord fix what he has called its shortcomings.
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