+
News re-Blog

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Qatar offers asylum to Mauritania ex-leader

Qatar has offered asylum to Mauritania's ousted president Maaouya Ould Sid Ahmed Taya almost two weeks after he was overthrown in a bloodless coup, a Gambian official said on Tuesday.

"Qatar has invited Taya to seek asylum there,", said a senior Gambian official in the capital Banjul, where Taya is currently in temporary refuge.

A Mauritanian diplomatic source also said Qatar had made an offer. Officials in Qatar were not immediately available to comment. A 17-member military council led by some of Taya�s closest aides seized power in the Islamic Republic on Aug. 3 while the president was out of the country, promising democratic elections within two years.




Source: Khaleej Times reBlogged By: News Blog re-Blog
Filed Under: Qatar, Mauritania, President, Asylum Permalink


Posted by News Blog re-Blog Team |


« Home | Bahrain Ranked Third - Top Five Most Dangerous Pla... » //-->





Add a comment:

Name
Website   Html allowed : <a>, <b>, <i>

 


 © News Blog re-Blog 2005 - Published under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License | Disclaimer | About | Privacy Policy