Middle East

Qatar and Italy sign $5.9 billion navy deal

Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, left, shakes hands with Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Qatar on Wednesday signed a 5 billion euro ($5.9 billion) deal to purchase seven naval vessels from Italy, a reminder of the small Gulf state's purchasing power despite a blockade from neighboring countries. (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs via AP)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 03, 2017, on page 9.




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