Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Qatar / Saudi Arabia

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Qatar / Saudi Arabia

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1995

Dec. 5: The Ministry of Information and Culture suspended the newspaper al-Watan for one month for publishing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) final draft communique. [12/6 FBIS]

Dec. 10: Foreign Minister Shaykh Hamad binJassim al-Thani announced that Qatar was reviewing its membership in the GCC. [12/11 FT] 1995

Oct. 16: In Jidda and Mecca, the government beheaded five people, a Pakistani and four Nigerians, convicted of smuggling heroin. [10/18 FBIS]

Oct. 20: In al-Quba, a bomb exploded in a mosque, killing six people and wounding 101 others. [10/21 WP]

Oct. 26: In Wadi Turq, `Abdullah bin-Muhammad bin-Sa`ad 'Amri, a suspect in the 20 October mosque-bombing, committed suicide before he was captured by security forces. [10/27 WP]

The government announced a $7.5 billion deal to purchase aircraft from the US firms of Boeing and McDonnell Douglas. [10/27 FT]

Nov. 13: In Riyadh, a car bomb outside the headquarters of the Saudi National Guard, which also housed a US military liaison office, killed, seven, including five US military personnel, and wounded up to 60 others. …

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