Women in Qatar have complained of being “treated as children”, as a new report reveals the extent to which male guardianship laws restrict their ability to receive gynaecological exams and travel overseas. Women who spoke to Human Rights Watch said medical staff would need their husband or male guardian’s permission[…]
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has expressed optimism that the three-year boycott of Qatar by four Arab nations, including the kingdom, may be nearing an end. “We’ve made significant progress in the last few days,” Prince Faisal bin Farhan said, speaking to Italy’s annual Mediterranean Dialogues on Friday. “We hope that[…]
Qatar’s foreign minister has said there has been movement on resolving the diplomatic dispute that has pitted the Gulf neighbours against each other but he could not predict whether a breakthrough was imminent or would fully resolve the matter. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed a[…]
A United Nations expert has called on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt to lift their blockade on Qatar after concluding the punitive sanctions taken by the quartet were illegal. In a preliminary report published on Thursday following a two-week visit to Qatar, Alena Douhan, UN[…]
In a humiliating defeat for Saudi Arabia and its allies, the top UN court has ruled in a 16-1 decision in favour of Qatar over the ongoing dispute between Doha and its Gulf neighbours. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) dismissed, today, the appeal lodged by Saudi Arabia,UAE, Egypt and[…]
The United States is trying to resolve a three-year diplomatic feud among Gulf countries by pushing Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to lift a ban on Qatari airlines using their airspace, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. President Donald Trump has applied pressure on the[…]
Amnesty International has raised concerns over free speech in Qatar, after the gas-rich nation enacted a new law that criminalises the publication of “false” or “biased” news with up to five years in prison. The rights group said in a statement on Monday that the new measure, which includes a fine of more than[…]
International Qatari moto-adventurer, Khalid Al-Jaber regards South Africa, and the larger African continent, as the “paradise of the world” – even after crossing through 34 countries in the two trips he made prior to his African adventure. He has travelled extensively through the America’s, Europe and Asia and transitioned into[…]
An all-Afghan peace summit will be held on July 7 and 8 in Qatar. It would seem that this has been agreed on Taliban terms, as there will be no official government representation, AP reported. Those attending “will participate only in their personal capacity and on an equal footing,” Germany’s special representative[…]
Rival Afghans will meet starting on Sunday in Qatar, officials said, in a fresh attempt to make political headway as the United States seeks a peace deal with the Taliban within three months. The international efforts to bring warring Afghan sides to the negotiating table comes as the Taliban, which has been fighting the West-backed[…]
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