Qatar orders arrest of finance minister amid probe

“The attorney general has ordered the arrest of Minister of Finance Ali Sharif Al Emadi, and his questioning about matters raised in the reports regarding crimes pertaining to public office, such as damage to public funds, exploiting one’s post, and abuse of power,” QNA said.

No other details were immediately available.

Al-Emadi, who oversaw the growth of Qatar National Bank, has served as finance minister since 2013.

He sits on the board of Qatar’s powerful $300bn sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority.