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In the 1970s and 1980s, the maverick colonel was named in plots to kill several leaders, including Qatar’s then emir Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Bin Abdullah Al-Thani. In 1984, Qadhafi was accused of plotting for Libyan pilgrims

Saudi Arabia | Jordan | Qatar

Recent allegations in regional media – perhaps encouraged by senior officials in their host countries – of serious political shake-ups in the military establishment and ruling family – suggest all is not well in Qatar’s regional relations, even after a year when Doha has made serious efforts to mend fences with Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani (HBJ) travelled in late July to Morocco to visit Saudi Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdelaziz.

Saudi Arabia | Jordan | Qatar

The impending official visit of the Jordanian royal couple to Doha signals another step in Qatar’s efforts to rebuild regional relations that were, in part at least, hurt by Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel’s irreverent reporting of regional leaderships.

Jordan | Qatar
Issue 837 - 27 September 2008

Sponsorship: a labour organiser’s view


John Leonard Monterona, Middle East co-ordinator for Migrante, a leading independent organisation representing Filipino expatriate workers, told GSN his group would like to see sponsorship completely abolished.

Kuwait | Saudi Arabia | Jordan | United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Lebanon