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On December 12, 2017, Saleh Mohammed Al-Nesef, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Brunei Darussalam issued a statement on Qatar’s vision for the future in reverence for the upcoming National Day. “The National Day of Qatar falls on December 18 and the celebration is held every year from December 9 until December 20. This year’s National Day celebration is held under the theme ‘Promise...

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Qatar Enters $6.7 Billion Deal With BAE Systems News

Qatar entered a $6.7 billion deal with BAE Systems to buy 24 Typhoon combat aircrafts from the military contractor. Delivery of the aircraft is expected in late 2022. The British and Qatari Ministers of Defense announced the deal at a ceremony in Doha. Qatar first reported its intent to buy the jets from BAE in September. British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson described the deal as...

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QAI Celebrates Qatar National Day Honoring Founding of the State of Qatar News

On the evening of December 7th, 2017, the Qatar-America Institute had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Qatar National Day hosted by HE Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the United States. Qatar’s National Day, also known as Founder’s Day, celebrates the anniversary of the accession of HH Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, founder of the State of...

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Qatar Stock Exchange CEO Says Shock of Sanctions Has Passed News

Reuters – Qatar Stock Exchange CEO Says Shock of Sanctions Has Passed The Qatar Stock Exchange has passed the shock of the sanctions imposed on Doha by other Arab states and is now operating normally, the exchange’s chief executive Rashid Ali al-Mansoori said on Tuesday. Qatar’s economic outlook is strong, reports the CEO: Over 100 new foreign funds have opened in Qatar since the sanctions...

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Qatar’s FM Speaks at the Center for the National Interest News

Center for the National Interest – Qatar’s FM Speaks at the Center for the National Interest The government in Doha is “sandwiched between two powerful forces in the region—Iran to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south,” the foreign minister noted at CFTNI. Secretary of State Tillerson welcomed the FM to the United States: At State, Tillerson told the gathered reporters that the foreign minister...

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U.S. Supports Qatar’s Labor Reforms for Two Million Workers News

State.gov – Qatar Commits to Labor Reforms for Two Million Workers: On November 8,  ILO’s tripartite representatives (governments, employers and workers), including the United States, agreed to close the complaint in partial recognition of Qatar’s agreement to a  three-year cooperation program  in which they have committed to  institute further reforms. Reforms in Qatar have the potential to change the whole region: Most importantly, Qatar pledged...

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Yahoo – Qatar Unveils World Cup’s First ‘Reusable’ Stadium Qatar on Sunday unveiled the design for what it claims is the World Cup’s first ‘reusable’ stadium, the seventh of eight expected venues that will stage games during the 2022 tournament: Ras Abu Aboud is a 40,000 seater stadium that will be built on Doha’s southern waterfront and host matches up to the quarter-final stage. After...

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Foreign Minister: Qatar Committed to Destroying Terrorism Featured / News

CNBC – Middle East is ‘brimming with extremism’ but Qatar doesn’t support terrorism: Foreign Minister Qatar’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister has defended his country’s record on extremism: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani said Thursday that Qatar is assisting in global counter-terrorist operations, just as Gulf countries added to a “terrorism list” more entities they say are supported by Doha. The FM decried...

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Key Quotes on U.S.-Qatar Partnership Featured / News

“We agreed to enhance our cooperation to counter the financing of terrorism in key areas of mutual concern including by substantially increasing the sharing of information on terrorist financiers in the region, placing greater emphasis on charitable and money service business sectors in Qatar to prevent terrorists from continuing to use those sectors for illicit financing purposes, developing a Qatari domestic designations regime in line...

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Qatari Becomes First Singer from Gulf Nominated for Grammy Awards News

The Peninsula – Qatari Becomes the First Singer from Gulf to Get Nominated for Grammy Awards: Qatari musician Fahad Al-Kubaisi has become the first Gulf singer to compete in the Grammy Awards. His latest album, “Enta Eshq”, is nominated for the “World Music Album” in the 60th Grammys Awards, which is scheduled to be held in New York City in January 2018. Fahad Al Kubaisi collaborated...

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