Saudi Arabia hints at plan to turn Qatar into an island
A Saudi official hinted Friday the kingdom was moving forward with a plan to dig a canal that would turn the neighbouring Qatari peninsula into an island...
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,…
Xavi open to being Qatar World Cup 2022 coach
Xavi Hernandez said he is open to being Qatar's coach when it hosts the 2022 World Cup and rebuffed critics by claiming he is "very proud" to be in Doha.
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".
Qatar hits back at rivals with Neymar soft power play
With the anticipated transfer of football phenomenon Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, Qatar is hitting back at its Gulf rivals with a high-profile soft power play.
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.