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Qatar navigation launches Pakistan service for trade

DUBAI: Major Qatari shipping conglomerate Qatar Navigation (Milaha) is launching a direct service between Qatar and port city of Karachi in Pakistan, the company said on Sunday, as it seeks to counter economic sanctions against Doha by other Arab States. These Arab States include Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and transport links with Doha on June 5, ending the use of Dubai’s Jebel Ali port as a trans-shipment centre for goods flowing to and from Qatar. As a result, imports…

Qatar restores full diplomatic ties with Iran

DOHA: Qatar is to restore full diplomatic relations with regional power Iran, its foreign ministry announced Thursday, in a significant move at a time of diplomatic friction within the Gulf. A statement from the ministry said  our aimed to bolster relations between the two countries, which share the world's largest natural gas field. "The State  announced today that its ambassador to Tehran will return to exercise its diplomatic duties," read the statement. Qatar was also seeking to "strengthen bilateral relations…