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Qatar keeps on keeping on

With the energy sector operating normally, the country is adjusting to life under sanctions

These are the best of times and the worst of times for Qatar's national air carrier. While Qatar Airways has been forced by the Saudi-led economic embargo to give up a number of its lucrative routes in the region, others are thriving. In particular, services linking Doha and Kuwait are in particular demand. Qataris and others wanting to reach Saudi Arabia or the UAE have no choice but to change planes in Kuwait; and Saudis and Emiratis have to do the same to reach Qatar. The change in flight patterns, like other effects of the embargo imposed in early June 2017, are becoming part of normal life. Inconvenient, but not life-threatening. Of prime importance is that liquefied natural gas expor

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