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Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadium Workers Went Months Without Pay

Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadium Workers Went Months Without Pay

A Qatari company helping build a 2022 World Cup stadium has been banned from the event’s projects after its labourers went unpaid for months, organisers said on Thursday, in a case Amnesty International said showed inadequate worker welfare standards. Around 100 employees of a Qatari subcontractor, Qatar Meta Coats (QMC), working on the Al Bayt […]

Qatar To Leave OPEC As Politics Rupture Cartel

Qatar To Leave OPEC As Politics Rupture Cartel

Qatar said it will leave OPEC next month, a rare example of the toxic politics of the Middle East rupturing a group that had held together for decades through war and sanctions.  Qatar, a member since 1961, is leaving to focus on its liquefied natural gas production, Energy Minister Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi told a news […]

Qatar Seeks Return to Debt Market With Bond Meetings This Week

Qatar Seeks Return to Debt Market With Bond Meetings This Week

Qatar will start investor meetings from Monday as the country, boycotted by some of its Arab neighbors, plans its first dollar-denominated bond sale in more than two years.  

Rex Tillerson To Meet With Qatar Emir And FM In Doha

Rex Tillerson To Meet With Qatar Emir And FM In Doha

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to hold talks with Qatar’s emir and foreign minister on the second leg of his four-day trip to the Gulf to help seek a resolution to the ongoing GCC crisis. The US State Department said Tillerson would meet with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at 8:30 […]

Qatar Says Pockets Deep Enough to Defend Riyal Amid Crisis

Qatar Says Pockets Deep Enough to Defend Riyal Amid Crisis

Qatar has enough financial firepower to defend its currency and economy, Finance Minister Ali Shareef Al Emadi said, as a Saudi-led campaign to isolate the small Gulf Arab country entered its second week. Al Emadi sought to play down the impact of the crisis on the country, saying the plunge in Qatari assets last week […]

The U.A.E. Needs Qatar’s Gas To Keep Dubai’s Lights On

The U.A.E. Needs Qatar’s Gas To Keep Dubai’s Lights On

When it comes to natural gas shipments, the United Arab Emirates needs Qatar more than Qatar needs the U.A.E. The U.A.E. joined Saudi Arabia in cutting off air, sea and land links with Qatar on Monday, accusing the gas-rich sheikhdom of supporting extremist groups. But the U.A.E., which depends on imported gas to generate half […]

The Saudi Prince, The Sheikh And A Gulf Renegade

The Saudi Prince, The Sheikh And A Gulf Renegade

The choreographed statements by Saudi Arabia and three allies to quarantine Qatar at just after 6 a.m. on June 5 were not signed, but there was no mistake about who was behind them. The move to halt air and sea transport and shut the tiny Gulf nation’s only land border carried the fingerprints of two of […]