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Qatar announces $150 million aid to Gaza

Doha - Qatar on Wednesday pledged $150 million in aid for Gaza, a day after fuel purchased by the Gulf state arrived at the only power station in the Hamas-run enclave.

Qatari-bought fuel enters Gaza to ease humanitarian crisis: Hamas

Gaza - Qatari-bought fuel arrived at the Gaza Strip's only power station after entering through Israel on Tuesday in a bid to alleviate conditions in the Palestinian enclave, a Hamas spokesman and sources said.

US university in Qatar scraps God debate after backlash

Doha - An American university in Qatar scrapped Tuesday a student debate on whether God can be depicted as female after sparking a sharp public backlash by conservatives in the Muslim country.

Erdogan says luxury jumbo is 'gift' from Qatar emir

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the emir of Qatar gave a luxury jumbo jet as a "gift" to Turkey, rejecting opposition claims the plane had been bought in a costly purchase for the presidency.

Review: Michael Andrew victorious at Swimming World Cup in Doha, Qatar Special

Doha - American swimmer Michael Andrew competed at the 2018 FINA World Cup in Doha, Qatar, which took place from September 13 to 15.

Qatar promises $15 bn investment in Turkey: presidency

Ankara - Qatar on Wednesday promised to make a $15 billion direct investment in Turkey, badly hit by a currency crisis amid a widening diplomatic standoff with the United States, officials said.

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.

Turkey to block Periscope during live football broadcasts

Ankara - A Turkish court on Saturday ruled to block the live video-streaming service Periscope during top flight football matches, following a demand from the company with the exclusive rights to broadcast the games.

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.

UAE ordered by UN court to protect rights of Qataris

Den Haag - The UN's top court Monday ordered the United Arab Emirates to protect the rights of Qatari citizens, wading into a bitter year-long crisis triggered when Gulf countries snapped ties with Doha.

Qatar 'must stop support for terror', top UN court told

Den Haag - Abu Dhabi on Thursday called on Doha to stop "supporting terrorist groups and individuals" and strongly denied human rights abuses against Qatari citizens before the UN's top court.

Gulf crisis moves to UN's top court in case filed by Qatar

Den Haag - The bitter Gulf crisis moved into the international courts Wednesday as Qatar accused the United Arab Emirates of fostering an "environment of hate" against Qataris.

Qatar takes standoff with UAE to UN's top court

Den Haag - Qatar Wednesday will launch an urgent case before the UN's highest court against United Arab Emirates, accusing it of human rights violations after its Gulf neighbours cut all ties with Doha last year.

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 economy weathers storms of year-long blockade

Dubai - Qatar has weathered the economic impacts of a stifling Saudi-led blockade, maintaining healthy growth, but some sectors continue to pay the price a year after the crisis erupted.

Saudi warns of military action if Qatar gets Russian missiles: report

Paris - Saudi Arabia has threatened military action against Qatar if it goes ahead and acquires Russia's top of the range S-400 air defence missile system, Le Monde daily reported.

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.

US agrees guided missiles for Qatar before Trump talks

Washington - The United States approved a deal to sell Qatar $300 million in guided missiles Monday, on the eve of President Donald Trump's White House meeting with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Trump to host Qatari Emir in bid to end Gulf crisis: WH

Washington - The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump would host Qatar's Emir at the White House later this month, hoping to end a spat that has riven America's Gulf allies.

UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept civilian flights

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates said two Qatari fighter jets "dangerously approached" two passenger flights on Monday, the third such incident between the Gulf rivals.

Putin holds Syria talks with Qatari emir

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Syria conflict with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in Moscow Monday, as Syrian regime forces, backed by Moscow, close in on the last vestiges of rebel resistance around Damascus.

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.
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