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Qatar PM set to buy $100M condo in NYC

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- The prime minister of Qatar is set to spend $100 million on a condominium in New York City, officials said.

Assad blames outside enemies for unrest

DAMASCUS, Syria, June 3 (UPI) -- The bloody unrest in Syria isn't a civil war, but is being orchestrated by other unnamed countries, President Bashar Assad told Parliament Sunday.

Sheik's offer rejected by co-op board

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- A bid by Qatar's prime minister to buy two Manhattan apartments was rejected by the building's co-op board, citing his 15 children and two wives, a report said.

Qatar eyeing big Malta energy investment

VALLETTA, Malta, April 20 (UPI) -- Qatar is eyeing $1.3 billion in investments in Malta's Enemalta energy company and a gas distribution hub on the island, a local report indicated this week.

Russia signals possible shift on Syria

CAIRO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Russia, which has vetoed previous U.N. resolutions condemning violence in Syria, signaled Monday it may shift its stand amid fresh violence.

Security Council debates Syrian resolution

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- China and Russia opposed a draft U.N. Security Council resolution Tuesday that calls on Syrian President Bashar Assad to transfer power to his vice president.
U.N. considers call for Assad to step down

U.N. considers call for Assad to step down

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Syrian government troops reclaimed two central squares in Damascus suburbs Monday and the United Nations considered a call for President Bashar Assad to resign.

Arab, Western states press Russia on Assad

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Arab and Western nations will press Russia to back a U.N. resolution supporting Arab League demands that Syrian President Bashar Assad resign, envoys said.

Syria rejects Arab League proposals

CAIRO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Syria dismissed Arab League calls for President Bashar Assad to relinquish power to his deputy and for the country to form a unity government within two months.

Government forces kill 13 in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Syrian government forces Monday killed at least 13 people, activists said, as Arab League officials appeared divided on whether to send troops to the country.

Emir of Qatar: Send Arab troops to Syria

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Arab troops should be used to "stop the killing" in Syria, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, ruler of the oil- and gas-rich state of Qatar, told CBS News.
Assad warns Turkey of protest 'fire'

Assad warns Turkey of protest 'fire'

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad, critical of Turkey's stance on the unrest in Syria, warned Monday the "fire" in Syria threatened to spread to Turkey.

Arab League to keep Syria mission

CAIRO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Arab League officials, meeting in Cairo Sunday, again called on Syria's government to end the violence against its people and said monitoring would increase.

Official: League monitors made mistakes

HATAY, Turkey, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The Arab League made mistakes in its monitoring role in Syria and is seeking the United Nations' help for the mission, Qatar's prime minister said Thursday.

Commentary: The world's wealthiest

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The wealthiest state in the world is run by two men who say that democracy as practiced in the West would simply slow down economic development.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
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NYP2001100222 - 02 OCTOBER 2001 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: His Highness the Emir of the State of Qatar Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al- Thani with his 8 year old son khalifsa bin Hamad al-Thani tours October 2, 2001 the site of the World Trade Center complex destruction of September 11th. mk/ep/W.Mathis pool UPI
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