Middle East

'Unreliable': Iran's Revolutionary Guards rejects talks with US

Top Iran official dismisses Donald Trump's offer for talks as US's B-52 bombers reach Middle East in message to Iran.

'Unreliable': Iran's Revolutionary Guards rejects talks with US

Gaza

Qatar's new artificial limb centre offers hope for Gaza amputees

Patients can get free treatment at the Qatari-funded hospital, the first public rehab facility in the Gaza Strip.

Middle East

US approves $3bn Apache helicopter sale to Qatar

The proposed sale would double the number of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters the Gulf country currently has.

US approves $3bn Apache helicopter sale to Qatar

Afghanistan

US-Taliban talks end in Doha with 'some progress': Taliban

Taliban spokesperson says talks were 'positive' as sides wrap up latest round of talks in Qatari capital.

US-Taliban talks end in Doha with 'some progress': Taliban

Qatar

Qatar and UAE go head-to-head at The Hague

Three days of hearings at the International Court of Justice have centred around Doha's blocking of a UAE visa website.

'Violence and hatred': Qatar and UAE go head-to-head at The Hague

United States

US official urges GCC unity to combat 'threat posed by Iran'

The chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee urged Gulf countries to resolve the ongoing diplomatic spat.

US official urges GCC unity to combat 'threat posed by Iran'

Qatar

Qatar's first-ever metro opens to public

Initial operations of Doha Metro's Red Line connecting 13 stations from al-Qassar to al-Wakrah get under way.

Qatar rolls out first-ever 'landmark' metro for public

Qatar

In Pictures: Doha commuters take first ever metro in Qatar

Commuters in Qatar travel on Doha's first ever metro, as the Gulf country continues preparations for the 2022 World Cup.

In Pictures: Doha commuters take first ever metro in Qatar

Bahrain

Bahrain PM calls Qatar emir in rare contact amid Gulf dispute

State-run Bahraini news agency describes the phone call as 'restricted' to Ramadan greetings.

Bahrain PM calls Qatar emir in rare contact amid Gulf dispute

Qatar

Qatar to send $480m to West Bank, Gaza after truce with Israel

Funds to be sent to Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza for health, education and humanitarian relief, Qatar announces.

Qatar to send $480m to West Bank, Gaza after truce with Israel

Qatar

Qatar denies issuing visa ban for blockading nations

Akbar al-Baker suggested Qatar may stop issuing visas to Egyptians but authorities say this is not government policy.

Qatar denies issuing visa ban for blockading nations

Qatar

Qatar will not grant visas to its 'enemies', tourism chief says

Comments were the first suggesting Qatar would no longer grant visas to people from Egypt amid the two-year blockade.

Qatar will not grant visas to its 'enemies', tourism chief says

Qatar

Analysis: Behind the punishing blockade against Qatar

Qatar has embraced a domestic and foreign policy independent of Saudi's regional hegemony, making it a target.

Analysis: Behind the punishing blockade against Qatar

Afghanistan

Ghani opens meeting in Kabul to discuss Taliban peace talks

About 3200 delegates gather in Afghan capital to 'lay foundation' for peace talks as the Taliban calls for boycott.

Football

Uncertainty in Kuwait around expanding World Cup 2022

Kuwait's football community weighs pros and cons of hosting 16 additional matches of an expanded FIFA World Cup.

Uncertainty in Kuwait around expanding World Cup 2022