CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 22 July 2017

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Boycotting Qatar

MANILA (UCAN):  Qatar has earned a spot on the international banned list, placing its huge migrant worker force in jeopardy.
 
The Philippines, which has some 246,000 workers deployed in the country, announced it will blacklist it for the time being as a destination after allegations emerged from five Middle East countries that it is supporting Islamist militancy.
 
“We are foreseeing a possible problem in Qatar. If anything happens and they run out of food, our overseas workers will be the first victims,” Philippine labour secretary, Silvestre Bello, said.
 
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Egypt have severed ties with Qatar over allegations that it is supporting Islamist militants.
 
Qatar has denied the accusation.

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