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Yearbook 2015

Qatar. A fiery conflict with Egypt re-emerged in February, when Cairo accused Qatar of supporting terrorism. The reason was Doha's protests against an Egyptian air strike against jihadists in Libya. Qatar responded by temporarily calling its ambassador home. The contradictions had otherwise been muted after Qatar expressed its support for Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi after previously supporting his overthrowing representative Muhammad Mursi.

2015 Qatar

According to COUNTRYAAH, Qatar took part in an alliance led by Saudi Arabia, which launched a march against Yemen in March. The attacks were aimed at the Shiite Muslim skin movement that has occupied large parts of Yemen. In early September, mainly Qatar and Saudi Arabia also sent ground forces to the country to support troops loyal to the deposed President Abd al-Rahman Mansur al-Hadi.

The terms of the approximately 1.5 million guest workers in Qatar were again highlighted in a critical report from the ILO working organization. The UN agency found that the foreign workers were almost viable and had difficulty leaving the country or changing employers. The guest workers make up a large majority of the country's residents.

A violent storm caused problems in November, when more rain fell in a few hours than it normally does in a year. Streets in Doha were submerged and many shops and schools were forced to close.

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