Emir of Qatar Sheikh al-Thani to visit France towards end of summer

France said on Monday the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, would travel to France at the end of the summer, as the small Gulf country remains embroiled in a dispute with several other Arab states. President Emmanuel Macron spoke to al-Thani by telephone on Monday to discuss the situation in the region,… Read More Emir of Qatar Sheikh al-Thani to visit France towards end of summer

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan condemns isolation of Qatar by Arab power nations

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday denounced the isolation of Qatar by neighboring states as a violation of Islamic values and akin to a “death penalty” imposed in a crisis that has reverberated across the Middle East and beyond. Erdogan’s comments marked the strongest intervention yet by a powerful regional ally of Doha eight days… Read More Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan condemns isolation of Qatar by Arab power nations

Oil price hikes above $40/barrel; oil producers plan meeting

Oil prices rose above $40 a barrel on Wednesday, driven by anticipation that the world’s largest exporters could agree this month to freeze production and help erode the largest global build in unwanted crude in years. Producers in and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries plan to meet in Moscow on March 20… Read More Oil price hikes above $40/barrel; oil producers plan meeting

The oil price crash is unacceptable- President Buhari tells OPEC

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in Doha, Qatar, told member states of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, and non-OPEC members that the continued crashing of oil prices was no longer acceptable. President Buhari, as a matter of of urgency, called on all other stakeholders in the sector, especially the oil producing nations to articulate ways… Read More The oil price crash is unacceptable- President Buhari tells OPEC