Qatar Current Affairs - 2020

Home Ministry revokes security clearance to Qatar-based English news channel Al Jazeera

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has revoked security clearance of Qatar government’s state-funded English news broadcaster Al Jazeera. It is believed that main reason for this revocation is considered to be over documentary made by Qatari channel on militancy in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), which Indian Government viewed as “biased”. Al Jazeera has reportedly Read More…

Qatar to become first Arab state to offer permanent residency to some non-citizens

Qatar’s Cabinet has approved a draft law making permanent residency available to some non-citizens. It marks a partial shift from Qatar’s heavy reliance on its longstanding visa-sponsorship system. With this the energy-rich Qatar becomes first Gulf Arab state to make permanent residency available to some non-citizens. Key Facts Under the new law, residency permits will Read More…

Six Arab Nations Cut Diplomatic Ties with Qatar

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and UAE have suspended their diplomatic ties with Qatar. All the six countries have announced that they would withdraw their diplomatic staff from Qatar and eject Qatar’s diplomats from their territories. They have also planned to cut air and sea traffic. Reasons Saudi Arabia has accused Qatar for embracing various Read More…

Qatar deploys troops in Yemen for first time

For the first time, Qatar has deployed ground troops in Yemen to counter the Shia Houthi rebels who have taken over the country. In this regard, Qatar has deployed around one thousand ground troops, supported by armoured vehicles and military helicopters in Marib province of Yemen. Earlier in March 2015, Qatar along with other Gulf Read More…

India and Qatar ink six pacts to boost trade and investment

India and Qatar have signed six pacts including agreements and Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) to increase commercial and economic exchanges between both nations. These pacts were signed after Emir of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani had held extensive talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. List of Agreements /MoUs signed between both nations Agreement on Read More…