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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.

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.

US praises Qatar ties but calls for Gulf unity

Washington - The United States praised Qatar for its improved counterterrorism cooperation Tuesday and warned that its rift with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf neighbors has hurt the fight against extremism.

US praises Qatar ties but calls for Gulf unity

Washington - The United States praised Qatar for its improved counterterrorism cooperation Tuesday and warned that its rift with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf neighbors has hurt the fight against extremism.

US praises Qatar ties, calls for Gulf unity

Washington - The United States praised Qatar for its improved counterterrorism cooperation Tuesday and warned that its rift with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf neighbors has hurt the fight against extremism.

US praises Qatar ties, calls for Gulf unity

Washington - The United States praised Qatar for its improved counterterrorism cooperation Tuesday and warned that its rift with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf neighbors has hurt the fight against extremism.

Qatar in talks for Russian S-400 missile systems

Moscow - Qatar is finalising a deal to buy Russian S-400 air defence systems, the isolated Gulf state's ambassador to Moscow said Thursday.

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.

UAE to file complaint over Qatar flight 'interception'

Dibai - The UAE will lodge a complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization after Qatari jets came within little more than three kilometres of Emirati passenger flights, its civil aviation chief said on Tuesday.

Erdogan hosts Qatar emir amid new Gulf tensions

Ankara - Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani held talks in Turkey on Monday with his chief ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as tensions again surged between the emirate and its regional foes.

London store Harrods to remove Diana statue

London - London luxury department store Harrods said Saturday it was taking down a statue of the late Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed and returning it to former owner Mohamed Al Fayed.

Qatar, UAE clash over alleged airspace violation

Dibai - Gulf rivals Qatar and the United Arab Emirates traded accusations Friday over a complaint by Doha that an Emirati fighter jet had violated its airspace.
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