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Qatar's emir travels to crisis-hit Turkey in show of support

Doha - The emir of wealthy Qatar flew to Turkey Wednesday to meet close ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an apparent show of support as Ankara grapples with a currency crisis.

US wants to 'build momentum' for Gulf crisis summit

Doha - The United States is looking to "build some momentum" towards resolving the Gulf crisis ahead of a possible summit in the autumn, a US diplomat said Tuesday.

Review: Mutaz Essa Barshim sets world leading mark, attempts world record Special

On July 2, 2018, Qatari high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim competed in the Gyulai Istvan Memorial track and field event in Hungary, where he won the men's high jump.

Qatar Airways boss says sorry for sexist remark

Doha - Qatar Airways' outspoken boss Akbar al-Baker on Wednesday issued "heartfelt apologies" for saying that a woman could not do his job because it was too challenging.

Qatar says 'stronger' despite year-long Gulf dispute

Doha - On the first anniversary of a bitter Gulf diplomatic rift, Qatar's foreign minister on Tuesday declared his country stronger than ever and said it was open to dialogue with its regional rivals.

Qatar World Cup weathers Gulf crisis but fresh storms brew

Doha - Qatar's World Cup organisers have ridden out the initial shock caused by the country's ongoing confrontation with its powerful neighbours, but experts warn bigger crises may lie ahead.

Qatar crisis creates 'new' Gulf with no winners

Doha - The year-old acrimonious dispute between Qatar and its neighbours is forging a "new" Gulf, potentially transforming what was a stable region of the Arab world, experts warn.

Qatar council backs permanent residency law for foreigners

Doha - Qatar has moved closer to granting permanent residency to foreigners after its senior legislative body approved a draft law, first announced in the wake of the ongoing Gulf crisis.

Qatar bans Saudi, UAE goods from stores

Doha - Qatar has ordered shops to remove goods originating from a group of Saudi Arabian-led countries which a year ago imposed a wide-ranging boycott on the emirate, Doha officials said Saturday.

Qatar workers face old problems despite reform promises

Doha - Just a 10-minute drive from the International Labour Organization's new office in the Qatari capital, Nabin explains how his employer has not paid his wages in two months.

Qatar to scrap controversial exit system for workers: experts

Doha - Qatar could agree a deal within a fortnight to abolish its controversial exit visa system which requires workers to obtain their employers' permission to leave the country, labour experts said Sunday.

Qatar Airways to expand despite 'large loss': chief

Doha - Qatar Airways will continue to expand even as it prepares to announce "large" annual losses due to a blockade by neighbours, the airline's chief executive said on Monday.

UK Typhoon jets to provide security for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Doha - UK Typhoon fighter jets bought last year by Qatar will be delivered in time to help provide security for the 2022 World Cup, Britain's ambassador in Doha said Tuesday.

Qatar Petroleum announces Abu Dhabi oil deal despite boycott

Doha - State-owned Qatar Petroleum announced Tuesday it has signed a deal with Abu Dhabi to operate the shared Al-Bunduq offshore oil field, despite a bitter diplomatic rift.

Qatar, UAE matches become political footballs in Gulf crisis

Doha - An Abu Dhabi football ground may seem an unlikely venue for a rare let-up in a protracted diplomatic crisis, but a match between Qatari and Emirati clubs marks a first since Doha's neighbours imposed a crippling blockade.

Fear and diplomacy fuel Qatar's military spending

Doha - Since the Qatar diplomatic crisis started, one response by the emirate has become increasingly clear -- Doha is using its extraordinary wealth to fund a massive push in defence spending.

Qatar backs Turkey's military action against Kurds

Doha - Qatar has thrown its weight behind Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish militia in Syria, coming to the defence of the "national security" of one of its closest allies.

El Salvador urges Qatar to employ nationals facing US deportation

Doha - El Salvador wants some of its 200,000 nationals facing potential deportation from the United States to be recruited by Qatar, the central American country's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Macron sees Iraq's total 'liberation' from IS this month

Doha - France's President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that Iraq would announce its total "liberation" from the grip of the Islamic State jihadist group by the end of December.

Qatar, France sign billion-dollar fighter jet deal amid Gulf crisis

Doha - Qatar agreed Thursday to buy 12 French-built fighter jets, part of a multi-billion-dollar raft of deals announced as President Emmanuel Macron visited the emirate, hit by the Gulf's worst political crisis in years.The 1.1-billion-euro ($1.
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