As the conflict in Syria rages on, some critics say Gulf countries, including Qatar, are making things worse by backing certain violent and intolerant groups - accusations the government rejects.

We discuss this, in addition to Syrian refugees, relations with Iran and the controversy surrounding the 2022 World Cup.

In this week's Headliner Mehdi Hasan speaks to Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah.

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Source: Al Jazeera