Tag Archives: Qatar

Qatar’s Turkish Gamble

  Early last July, as the Gulf crisis between Qatar and its neighbours entered its second year, the leadership in Doha projected a defiant and confident image. The presence of Turkish troops on its soil and the flood of Turkish … Continue reading

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Why the Qatar crisis will not end soon

Here an English version of my last for Al-Hurra     It has been a year since the start of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, when the Saudi-led coalition imposed a trade embargo on the country.  For Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, … Continue reading

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Qatar crisis: Why Qatar is obsessed with the UAE

Here is an English version of my latest for Al-Hurra, you can read it in Arabic here It has become increasingly clear that Qatar’s diplomatic crisis with its neighbours will not be solved anytime soon. When the dispute began in June 2017, … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 12- 2018 ( March 19-25)

Top Headlines Two policemen were killed as bomb blast misses Egypt’s Alexandria security director Egyptians to vote tomorrow, Sisi re-election guaranteed In a televised interview, Sisi Sisi says he wanted more challengers in Egyptian election Egypt’s Sisi visits air base … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 11-2018 ( March 12-18)

Top Headlines  High voter turnout noted in Egypt presidential polls in the diaspora Egypt and UAE: Quartet stands firm on 13 demands for Qatar Egypt sees tourism rebound ahead of vote Egypt’s top prosecutor announces hotlines to combat ‘false news’ … Continue reading

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On the demise of Doha News and free speech in Qatar

Originally posted on Victoria Scott:
? This week, Qatar’s Emir told CBS that his country “wanted freedom of speech for the people of the region.” Sheikh Tamim made the statement in defiance of demands from neighbouring nations that he should…

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This Week in Egypt: Week 41-2017 ( Oct 9-15)

Top Headlines Several armed attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Egypt extends state of emergency for three months Coptic priest stabbed to death in Egypt Egypt loses in UNESCO runoff vote to French candidate Main Headlines Monday Sisi rewards each player of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 31 (July 31-Aug 6)

Top Headlines Egypt dismisses Qatari allegations of using membership to ‘achieve political purposes’ Egypt’s foreign-currency reserves jumped to a record in July, as investor confidence surged Egypt names new head of stock exchange Egypt and Russia broker truce between Syrian … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 30- 2017 ( July 24-30)

Top Headlines An Egyptian tank crew saved up to 50 people from a car bomb packed with explosives Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain will allow Qatari planes to use air corridors in emergencies Qatar turns down new LNG … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 29-2017 (July 18-23)

Top Headlines Egypt urges Israel to immediately stop violence in Jerusalem Largest Military Base in the Middle East Opens in Egypt Egypt, Saudi Arabia deny revising 13 demands for Qatar Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qataris 8 suspected Hasm militants … Continue reading

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