Earlier this week, the Emir appointed four women to serve as members of the Shura Council for the first time in the country's history.
Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani told the Shura Council, the upper house of parliament, that his government had nonetheless put in place contingency plans as he expected the bitter political dispute to drag on, AFP reports.
Speaking at the Shura Council session, Sheikh Tamim said: "The government is now preparing for the Shura Council elections", adding that "the necessary legislative tools will be presented in 2018 so that the elections are fair".
The blockading countries severed ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting "terrorism" and seeking close ties with Iran.
Qatar's emir has proclaimed that his country is "better off" without the Gulf states like Saudi Arabia and UAE that imposed a boycott against Doha this year.
Tamim, who assumed office in 2013 after his father stepped down, also said his government was now working on the instruments needed for elections, which he said would be ready in 2018.
In his speech, Tamim also said his government was focusing on completing strategic projects to help the country cope with the sanctions imposed by its neighbours, including ports, water and food security, and to encourage investments.
On Tuesday, Shares of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras ( NYSE: PBR ) expressed a change of -6.45% and is now trading at $9.94. Two analysts have made estimates for Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras' earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.07 to $0.28.
Currently, 12 per cent GST on food bill is levied in non-AC restaurants and 18 per cent in air-conditioned ones. Menu costs - According to a report, restaurant owners have been thinking a price rise on their menu.
Maliwal and some other DCW members were detained and taken to the Mandir Marg police station, before being released. The suspect, a friend and colleague of the girl's father in a private security company, resides with them.
He will speak to the Foreign Secretary at the Foreign Office at 10am, in a bid to help secure his wife's release from Iran. She has been accused of working with the company and her previous employer, the BBC, to overthrow the Iranian government.
November 14 (Jiji Press)-Yokozuna sumo grand champion Harumafuji has assaulted a junior wrestler, it was learned Tuesday. Wrestlers are not even allowed to express emotions when they win, as this is seen as inconsiderate to the loser.
Residents in Seoul, which is more than 300 kilometers away from the epicentre, felt tremors, and said their buildings shook. While no casualties have been reported yet, seven people have been lightly wounded, with over 40 people rescued.
In Week 13 , a major NFC South battle moves into the national slot with the Carolina at New Orleans game shifting to 4:25 p.m. Despite a downtick in touchdowns, he still leads the league in completion percentage and ranks sixth in passing yards.
Zacks Investment Research raised Golar LNG Limited from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub upgraded Golar LNG Partners from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st.
Ethiopian Airlines announced an order for four Boeing 777 freighters in a deal valued at more than $1.3 billion at list prices. However, there are huge doubts whether airlines who have ordered A380s will actually buy them.
India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices went up in October to 3.59 per cent, official data showed on Tuesday. However, the price of manufacture of knitted and crocheted fabrics (2 per cent) and synthetic yarn (1 per cent) moved up.
American Beacon Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in McKesson Corporation during the 1st quarter worth about $100,000. It dropped, as 84 investors sold CVS shares while 559 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 8 raised stakes.
Moto X4 goes on sale in India
The Moto X4 is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and packs a 3000mAh non removable battery . The selfie camera can shoot images in 4MP low-light mode, Face filters, Beautification Mode and Professional mode.
Inc. MA Trims Position in Merck & Company, Inc. (MRK)
Citigroup Inc. set a $65.00 target price on Merck & and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. Arrowgrass Capital Partners (Us) Limited Partnership invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc.
House Prices Up 5.4% Across the UK
The UK property market as a whole remains stable, despite fluctuations on a regional basis. Average property have increased by £11,000 in the year to September, new figures show.
Week winter storm watch in forecast
Winter Storm Warning means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Most of the rain will move into this region on Wednesday night, and then into the San Joaquin Valley on Thursday.
Seadrill Limited (NYSE:SDRL) Quarterly Sales Review
Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.16527, the 24 month is 0.05526, and the 36 month is 0.01686. According to analysts Seadrill Ltd (NYSE: SDRL)'s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $-0.13 and can go high up to $0.16.
Mahesh Babu bags eight Nandi Award
The awards jury members met Andhra Pradesh Chief minister Chandrababu Naidu in Amravati to handed over the victor list. Veteran actor Krishnam Raju won the Raghupathy Venkaiah award for 2014 , Eeswari for 2015 and Chiranjeevi for 2016.
ALAFCO orders 20 737 MAX 8s
Boeing said it was the biggest ever order from the Middle East for single-aisle passenger planes. More than 50 of the first 175 aircraft to be delivered will be 737 Max 10s, says Boeing.
Sachin Tendulkar makes Test debut for India
That was also the year when he broke the 200-run barrier in ODIs, becoming the first ever to to do so in limited overs cricket. Twenty-eight years ago on November 15, 1989, Tendulkar made his India debut in a Test against archrivals Pakistan in Karachi.
Eskom's Qoma calls Minister Lynne Brown a liar
Eskom chair Zethembe Khoza said on Tuesday that the way Qoma spoke about Brown at the inquiry was "not part of the Eskom culture". According to Qoma, she did nothing about Trillian's dubious dealings with Eskom. "She is totally incapable", he said.