UN

Audrey Azoulay wins vote to be next UNESCO chief

Former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay wins after heated election overshadowed by Middle East tensions.

Sport

beIN refutes Swiss accusations of corruption

Prosecutors open corruption probe against BeIN's Nasser Al-Khelaifi and FIFA's Jerome Valcke over sale of media rights.

beIN refutes Swiss accusations of corruption

Middle East

Qatar condemns deadly attack on Saudi palace in Jeddah

Foreign Ministry sends condolences to Saudis killed by gunman on Saturday and issues statement rejecting 'terrorism'.

Qatar condemns deadly attack on Saudi palace in Jeddah

Sport

'No risk' to Qatar 2022 World Cup by Gulf blockade

Qatar 2022 boss says logistical hurdles are being overcome and building work goes on with 'minimal' cost increases.

Gulf blockade 'poses no risk to Qatar World Cup'

Middle East

US military halts exercises over Qatar-Gulf crisis

Joint army drills with Gulf Arab allies cancelled 'out of respect for the concept of inclusiveness', US army says.

US military halts exercises over Qatar-Gulf crisis

Middle East

Iran's foreign minister holds talks with Qatar's emir

Foreign minister's visit comes after restoration of full diplomatic ties with Qatar and against backdrop of GCC crisis.

Iran's Javad Zarif and Sheikh Tamim hold talks in Doha

Qatar

German innovation exhibition opens in Qatar for first time

Germany has long been known as a powerhouse of industrial design, and famous for Mercedes luxury cars, Siemens high speed trains and other brands.

Middle East

Blockade keeps children in Qatar from sports events in Gulf

Schoolchildren in Doha are being prevented from taking part in sports competitions in other countries in the Arab Gulf region.

Qatar

Iran's Zarif to visit Qatar amid Gulf crisis

Tehran's foreign minister arrives in Doha as the months-long blockade by four Arab nations grinds on.

Iran's Zarif to visit Qatar amid Gulf crisis

GCC

Qatar-Gulf crisis: Your questions answered

A breakdown of the latest diplomatic crisis and what it means for the region.

Middle East

Qatar rebuts concerns over World Cup workers' safety

Organisers of 2022 World Cup refute accusations against it by rights group over outdoor working hours in intense heat.

Qatar rebuts concerns over World Cup workers' safety

Middle East

Qatar looks to increase tourism despite blockade

Tourism industry leaders from around the world are in Qatar to celebrate World Tourism Day. The number of tourists worldwide is expected to rise to around two billion by 2030, and sustainable tourism is a major concern for delegates.

Middle East

Camels tired of travelling sent back to Qatar

Among the victims of GCC crisis are hundreds of Qatari-owned racing camels, shipped back from UAE via Oman's seaport.

GCC

Qatar says blockade objective 'not wise'

Foreign minister criticises boycotting neighbours and points to greater desire of President Trump to resolve crisis.

Abdulrahman: Qatar boycott objective not wise

Middle East

Thousands welcome back Qatari emir in show of unity

Qataris and foreigners converge on Doha's waterfront to greet emir after first trip abroad since start of Gulf crisis.