Middle East

Qatar welcomes Saudi move to allow pilgrims to perform Hajj

Qatar's government has welcomed an announcement from Saudi Arabia that its people will be allowed to cross the border for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

GCC

Saudi to open land border for Qatar's Hajj pilgrims

Qatar welcomes decision, but says move should include a full lifting of the blockade imposed by the Saudi-led group.

Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to Hajj

Middle East

Saudi Arabia and UAE 'tried to host' Taliban

Fighter turned mediator dismisses Saudi bloc's criticism of Qatar for hosting Afghan group's office as 'bewildering'.

Saudi Arabia and UAE 'tried to host' Taliban first

Opinion

GCC crisis: Why is Kuwaiti mediation not working?

The Saudi-led bloc is obstructing Kuwait's efforts to mend the GCC rift.

Ali Bakeer

by Ali Bakeer

Ali Bakeer

Middle East

UAE and Bahrain grant Qatar Airways new routes

Qatar calls it a 'great success' as planes registered in the country gain some access after over two months of blockade.

UAE and Bahrain grant Qatar Airways new routes

Middle East

Turkey and Qatar carry out joint military exercises

Ankara official says Turkish presence in Qatar creates 'a balance in the region' as two armies carry out drills.

Middle East

Turkey 'seeks' to boost military presence in Qatar

Qatar's armed forces have concluded a joint military exercise with Turkey as the two countries seek stronger relations.

Middle East

Qatar hauling firms feel strain as Gulf dispute drags on

The Gulf crisis is now into its third month, with no end in sight. the closure of the country's land border with Saudi Arabia is affecting some businesses.

Middle East

Gulf crisis: US steps up efforts to try and resolve dispute

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has asked two officials, including retired general and former Middle East envoy Anthony Zinni, to work on ending the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

Middle East

Gulf blockade boosts local Qatar industries

Crisis creates new opportunities of self-reliance for local companies that used to depend on imports from blockading states.

Middle East

'Skate girls of Kabul' exhibition debuts in Doha

The Skate girls of Kabul exhibition is work of a Kabul-based charity. It was captured by renowned British photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson. Al Jazeera’s Caroline Malone reports from Doha

Football

Neymar signs PSG deal to complete world record transfer

The forward joins Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for a mind-boggling $263m and reputed weekly salary of $653,000.

Neymar signs PSG deal to complete world record transfer

Middle East

Qatar to approve permanent residency for some expats

The draft law will allow residence to the children of Qatari women married to non-Qataris, and to some expatriates.

Qatar to approve permanent residency for some expats

Talk to Al Jazeera

Gulf crisis: Is there a risk of a military escalation?

Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah, Qatari defence minister, discusses Yemen war and potential solutions for the GCC crisis.

Italy

Qatar signs deal to buy naval vessels from Italy

Italy's foreign minister hails 'excellent' ties with Qatar and voices support for its plans in the international arena.

Qatar to buy seven navy vessels from Italy for €5bn