Qatar. In conjunction with the Arab League summit in Doha
March 30-31, Qatar's emir, Hamad bin Khalifa, welcomed
Sudan's internationally-renowned leader Omar al-Bashir.
assembled leaders also agreed to support al-Bashir and
protest the arrest warrant of the International Criminal
In August, the Qatari state was reported to have reached
an agreement with the owners of the crisis-hit German car
manufacturer Porsche to buy 10 percent of the ownership
families of Porsche and Piech. The deal would make Qatar the
carmaker's third largest shareholder.