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Trump offers help to resolve Gulf crisis

US President Donald Trump offered to help resolve the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Arab states in a phone call with HH the Emir Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday.

Airline organised four chartered flights from KSA via Muscat and Kuwait

All passengers arrived home safely via Muscat within 24 hours of flight cancellations. 

Qatar Airways’ global operations remain unaffected; airline says it is “Business as Usual”

Ministry reassures residents: Enough stock of food products and prices to remain stable

Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has reassured Qatar residents on food supply and prices. MEC said that there is no need to worry as there is surplus stock of major food products and prices will be stable as most of them are at fixed rates.

IATA boss urges Gulf countries to restore air connectivity with Qatar as quickly as possible

The head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday urged Gulf countries that have cut ties with Qatar to restore air links with the country, warning of major travel disruptions.

Flight operations remains largely normal, airfares go up

Qatar Airways operations to a majority of its 150 destinations around the world remained normal on Tuesday, even as the national carrier organised three charter flights to carry its stranded passengers from Saudi Arabia to Doha via Muscat.

Turkey calls for dialogue over Qatar rift with Arab states

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday he was saddened by a rift between Qatar and other Arab states, and called for dialogue to resolve the dispute.


US military lauds Qatar, says flights unaffected by Gulf rift

The US military on Monday lauded Qatar for its "enduring commitment to regional security" and said US flights out of an air base there were unaffected by several major Arab states' decision to cut ties with Qatar over its alleged support for Islamists and Iran.

All steps taken to ensure life continues as normal

The Cabinet has reassured citizens and residents of Qatar that the government has taken all necessary measures to guarantee that normal life continues in the country.

Flights to and from Doha to be affected

Qatar Airways yesterday announced the suspension of flights between Doha and destinations in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt in view of the diplomatic crisis and closing of air, sea and land links with Qatar.

Youth in Qatar are overwhelmingly optimistic about their futures, 9th Arab Youth Survey reveals

Qatar youth in the GCC are overwhelmingly positive about their futures and believe their governments are putting the right policies in place to address their needs, according to findings from the 9th annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2017, released today. An overwhelming majority (96 per cent) of Qatari youth said that they believe the country has been heading in the right direction over the past five years, while 86 per cent were confident the government is developing the right policies focused on the youth.


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