Qatar says will not 'fuel a war' against Iran
Qatar will not be dragged into any conflict with Iran, a senior Qatari official said Sunday.
Qatar to abolish controversial exit system for workers
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. The possibility of a landmark deal came as the International Labour Organization opened an office in Doha on Sunday, part of an agreement under…
Qatar say yes to playing in 2019 Copa America
Middle Eastern emirate Qatar will play in the 2019 Copa America in Brazil after accepting an invitation to take part, a football association spokesman in Doha said on Thursday. "Qatar will play in the 2019 Copa America, it's a great opportunity for us to participate in such a tournament," the spokesman told AFP. The invitation…
Qatar sheikh 'detained' in UAE flies to Kuwait
A controversial member of Qatar's royal family who accused the United Arab Emirates of detaining him has flown to Kuwait, his family said Tuesday. Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani, who emerged as a key figure in the dispute between Gulf states in the weeks after Riyadh and Abu Dhabi cut ties with Doha last June,…
Qatar emir accuses blockade countries of wanting 'regime change'
Qatar's emir in an interview airing Sunday accused Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies of seeking to topple his government with its nearly five month old political and economic embargo of the tiny Gulf state.
Blockade attempt to force Qatar into 'trusteeship'
Qatar's foreign minister on Monday accused the "illegal" blockade against his country for trying to force it into a "state of trusteeship".
Saudi king orders reopening of Qatar border to pilgrims
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the reopening of the border with Qatar to hajj pilgrims, state media said Thursday, despite a major diplomatic crisis roiling the region.
Qatar accuses Saudis of hampering Qatari hajj pilgrims
The Qatari authorities have accused Saudi Arabia of jeopardising the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca of Qatari pilgrims by refusing to guarantee their safety.
Qatar refuses to 'outsource foreign policy' in Gulf crisis
Qatar refuses to bow to Saudi-led demands to "outsource" its foreign policy to resolve the Gulf crisis, its government spokesman told AFP in an interview.