Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani proposes amendments to citizenship laws

Qatar’s ruling emir on Tuesday warned the Gulf state against excessive tribalism he said endangered national unity, proposing a plan to promote equal citizenship through changes to legislation that has inflamed tribal sensitivities. The emir, in a speech at the opening session of the advisory Shura Council, for which partial polls were held for the… Read More Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani proposes amendments to citizenship laws

Qatar to hold first legislative elections on October 2

Qatar’s first legislative polls for two-thirds of the advisory Shura Council will be held on October 2, according to a decree issued by the ruling emir on Sunday and published by his office. Qataris will elect 30 members of the 45-seat body while Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will continue to appoint the remaining… Read More Qatar to hold first legislative elections on October 2

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani approves electoral law for first legislative election

Qatar’s emir approved laws on Thursday for the Gulf Arab state’s first legislative election in October, when Qataris will elect two-thirds of the advisory Shura Council, his office said. The election, plans for which were first approved in a 2003 constitutional referendum, is being held before the capital Doha hosting the World Cup soccer tournament… Read More Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani approves electoral law for first legislative election

Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies agree to restore diplomatic ties with Qatar

Embracing Qatar’s ruler, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince pushed a deal to end a row with Doha at a Gulf summit on Tuesday to try to strengthen an Arab alliance against Iran, although a final declaration contained only a general pledge of solidarity. The kingdom’s foreign minister said Riyadh and its Arab allies agreed to restore… Read More Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies agree to restore diplomatic ties with Qatar

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to attend Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia

Qatar’s ruling Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will attend a Gulf Arab summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the royal court said on Monday. The confirmation of his participation came after a Kuwaiti minister announced that Saudi Arabia would reopen its airspace and land and sea border to Qatar, citing a deal towards ending… Read More Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to attend Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia

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