Qatar State Security is the state intelligence agency of Qatar. It is a branch of the Qatari Ministry of Interior.[1] It was created in 2004, after the General Intelligence Service (Mukhabarat) and the Investigation and State Security Service (mubahith) merged. It performs internal security investigations, gathers intelligence, and has primary responsibility for sedition and espionage cases.[2]


  1. ^ Das, Dilip; Palmiotto, Michael (2006). World police encyclopedia. Routledge. pp. 680–681. ISBN 9780415942522.
  2. ^ "Qatar - Country Reports on Human Rights Practices". U.S. Department of State. 24 February 2004. Retrieved 8 August 2015.