GCC

Qatar Airways seeks $5bn compensation from blockading quartet

Airline launches international arbitration against Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt for 2017 airspace ban.

Qatar

Tests, home quarantine as Qatar reopens borders on August 1

Travellers from countries deemed low-risk for COVID-19 required to take tests on arrival and undergo home quarantine.

Tests, home quarantine as Qatar reopens borders on August 1

NewsFeed

A look at Qatar's whale shark population

Qatar's waters host some of the largest gatherings of the planet's biggest fish, the whale sharks.

NewsFeed

UN’s top court backs Qatar in air blockade dispute

The ICJ has backed Qatar in a dispute with four neighbours that imposed an air blockade against Doha in 2017.

AJ Impact

S&P ratings sees GCC debt rising by a record $100bn this year

S&P sees Gulf countries posting a $180bn deficit all together, as pandemic and low oil prices hammer revenues.

S&P ratings sees GCC debt rising by a record $100bn this year

Reporter's Notebook

'A privilege': Swimming with endangered whale sharks

Qatar's waters host some of the biggest gatherings of whale sharks, the world's largest living fish.

AJ IMPACT

Qatar Airways threatens to sue over 'illegal' Gulf blockade

Siege designed to choke Qatar has only pushed the country closer to Iran and Turkey and away from the GCC, analysts say.

Inside Story

Could Qatar planes resume flights over blockading Arab states?

Highest court at UN rejected blockading nations' appeal to prevent mediation by world's civil aviation organisation.

Qatar 2022

Qatar releases match schedule for 2022 FIFA World Cup

It has been designed to reduce the effect on the European football season, and organisers hope the tournament will act as a global celebration of overcoming the coronavirus pandemic.

AJ Impact

BeIN Sports licence in Saudi Arabia permanently cancelled

Decision comes after the WTO ruled in June that Saudi authorities were involved in pirating beIN's content.

BeIN Sports licence in Saudi Arabia permanently cancelled

Qatar

UN's top court backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours

The International Court of Justice rejects appeal by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE over an air blockade.

Media

Fake MENA experts published on US right-wing sites, probe reveals

46 outlets published 19 fake authors praising UAE and advocating for a tougher stance on Qatar, investigation reveals.

Fake MENA experts published on US right-wing sites, probe reveals

Coronavirus pandemic

Qatar coronavirus cases exceed 100,000; Kuwait tops 50,000

With a population of about 2.8 million people, Qatar has one of the world's highest per capita rates of infection.

Qatar

In Pictures: Qatar further eases coronavirus restrictions

Citizens and residents venture out as Gulf state allows partial reopening of restaurants, mosques, beaches and parks.

In Pictures: Qatar further eases coronavirus restrictions

Turkey

Turkey's Erdogan arrives in Qatar on first post-coronavirus trip

Turkish president to hold talks with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani during day-long official visit.

Turkey's Erdogan arrives in Qatar on first post-coronavirus trip