Arts & Culture

Striking portraits celebrate individuality of refugee women

Clad in golden dresses made from emergency blankets, female refugees recount experiences in Olga Stefatou's Chrysalis.

Striking portraits celebrate individuality of refugee women

Middle East

Ex-Al Jazeera journalist drops case against Doha-based network

Mohamed Fahmy has abandoned a multimillion-dollar legal case against Al Jazeera relating to detention in Egypt in 2013.

Ex-Al Jazeera journalist drops case against Doha-based network

AJ Impact

Qatar Airways in talks to buy 49% stake in Rwanda's state carrier

Gulf carrier's move comes months after it agreed to take a 60 percent stake in a new airport in Rwanda.

Qatar Airways in talks to buy 49% stake in Rwanda's state carrier

Qatar

Northwestern in Qatar cancels Mashrou' Leila talk after backlash

University moves event with Lebanese indie pop band to US after anti-gay backlash prompts 'safety concerns'.

Northwestern in Qatar cancels Mashrou' Leila talk after backlash

Qatar

Qatari emir accepts prime minister's resignation, names successor

Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani replaces PM Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Qatari emir accepts prime minister's resignation, names successor

Qatar

Qatar 'fake news' law signals 'worrying regression': Rights group

Amnesty International says new law 'deals another bitter blow to freedom of expression' in the country.

Qatar 'fake news' law signals 'worrying regression': Rights group

Opinion

In 2020, diplomacy in the Gulf may be easier to achieve

Despite the US-Iran escalation, there seem to be more opportunities for engagement in the Gulf than a year ago.

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Opinion

Iran will go beyond missile strikes to avenge Soleimani

And that will cause even more instability in the Middle East and beyond.

Sara Bazoobandi

by Sara Bazoobandi

Sara Bazoobandi

AJ Impact

Qatar to build new solar power plant

Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabi says the project will help meet a tenth of the country's peak energy demand.

Qatar to build new solar power plant

AJ Impact

Could UAE nuclear reactors imperil the Gulf?

Reactor due to come online in March could elevate risk of an arms race and environmental catastrophe, says analyst.

Could UAE nuclear reactors imperil the Gulf?

AJ Impact

UN agency welcomes 'milestone' in Qatar's kafala labour reforms

The measure removes exit visas for hundreds of thousands of domestic workers left out of earlier reforms.

UN agency welcomes 'milestone' in Qatar's kafala labour reforms

AJ Impact

Qatar Airways narrows full-year loss with sales surge, says CEO

The carrier will also continue to fly to Iran, says the airline's chief.

Qatar Airways narrows full-year loss with sales surge, says CEO

US-Iran escalation

Qatar FM visits Iraq, seeks to ease regional tension

Qatar's top diplomat urges all sides to respect Iraq's sovereignty following attacks by US and Iran in Iraq.

Qatar FM visits Iraq, seeks to ease regional tension

Canada

US-Iran tensions: Sheikh Tamim, Trudeau call for de-escalation

Leaders of Qatar and Canada discuss ways of enhancing stability in the region, as well as way to boost bilateral ties.

US-Iran tensions: Sheikh Tamim, Trudeau call for de-escalation

Middle East

Qatari emir in Iran: 'De-escalation' the only way forward

Visit comes amid heightened tensions in the Gulf following the US killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.

Qatari emir in Iran: 'De-escalation' the only way forward