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Egypt Post signs cooperation agreements with its Qatari counterpart in Doha

The signing ceremony was also attended by Mostafa El Bahabety, Assistant to the Egyptian Minister of Justice and Head of the Legal Committee, on the part of Egypt. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Saud Al Thani, Director of the Legal Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar and head of the Legal Committee of Qatar, represented the Qatari side as well.

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Report: US to defend Syrian rebels from Assad with air power

US President Barack Obama has decided to allow airstrikes in Syria to defend US-backed rebels, claims a Wall Street Journal report. The move could bring the US military into direct conflict with the Syrian government. The president’s decision is aimed at protecting the rebels trained by US forces from attacks, including those from the forces …

Deutsche Welle

Potential UK club acquisition could help Qatar polish its image

By James M. Dorsey Qatar has booked two recent successes in what has become an uphill struggle to improve its tarnished image: a papering over of its rift with Saudi Arabia and the UAE sparked by Qatari support for the Muslim Brotherhood, and reports that it may be interested in acquiring London Premier League club …

Daily News Egypt

Likely Qatar deportation of striking workers raises concerns

By James M. Dorsey Qatar is signalling the rejection of demands of human rights and trade union activists to grant trade union and collective bargaining rights to its majority migrant worker population with the detention and likely deportation of more than 100 predominantly South Asian labourers who went on strike to protest low pay as …

Daily News Egypt

Sponsorship of FIFA: a new front in Gulf political rivalry

By James M. Dorsey Lurking in the background of world football body FIFA’s talks with Qatar Airways to replace its Dubai rival Emirates as a sponsor is the escalating hostility between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates as a result of their divergent attitudes towards political Islam. Officially, Emirates’ decision to end its $200m relationship …

Daily News Egypt

Qandil arrives in Doha

An Egyptian delegation led by Prime Minister Hesham Qandil arrives in Qatar on Tuesday evening to discuss eight new investment projects

Emily Crane