United States

Pompeo set for talks in Riyadh on Qatar, Khashoggi

Top US diplomat is expected to bring up killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the blockade on neighbouring Qatar.

US Secretary of State Pompeo in Riyadh for talks with Saudis

Qatar

Pompeo: Gulf dispute has gone on too long

US secretary of state on Qatar visit urges an end to a diplomatic rift between Washington's Gulf allies.

Turkey

Erdogan vows to strengthen cooperation with Qatar

Turkish president vows to strengthen relations in various sectors including defence, trade, tourism and energy.

Erdogan vows to strengthen cooperation with Qatar

Qatar

Qatar Investment Authority targets $45bn in US investments

Qatar to raise US investments to $45bn in next two years from around $30bn now, fund's chief executive says.

Qatar Investment Authority targets $45bn in US investments

Qatar

Yasser Al Mulla: Drawing a Sufi controversy

Agricultural engineer by day, artist by night, Yasser Al Mulla depicts philosophies of Sufi tradition in his drawings.

Qatari artist Yasser Al Mulla: Drawing a Sufi controversy

Qatar

Qatar's beIN Sports asks Italy to move football game from Saudi

Broadcaster demands Italian clubs not play in Saudi Arabia, which it accuses of supporting illegal streaming.

Qatar's beIN Sports asks Italy to move football game from Saudi

Asia

AFC vows legal action over 'pirate' beoutQ broadcasting Asian Cup

Asian Football Confederation condemns illegal broadcast of Asian Cup matches taking place in UAE.

AFC vows legal action over 'pirate' beoutQ broadcasting Asian Cup

Middle East

US envoy tasked with resolving Gulf crisis resigns

Anthony Zinni says he is stepping down because of 'unwillingness' of regional Arab leaders to end dispute with Qatar.

US Envoy Anthony Zinni tasked with resolving Gulf crisis resigns

Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban cancel peace talks with US officials in Qatar

The two-day meeting starting Wednesday would have been fourth in a series between Taliban and US special envoy.

United Kingdom

Former Barclays top brass face fraud trial over Qatari funding

Several former senior executives standing trial over alleged misconduct concerning 2008 cash injections.

Former Barclays top brass face fraud trial over Qatari funding

Qatar

Qatar take part in AFC Cup in UAE with message of peace

Some journalists denied entry as the Qatari team makes the first trip to the UAE since the start of a diplomatic row.

Qatar at Asian Cup: 'No need to mix politics with football'

Afghanistan

Taliban seek venue change for peace talks with US to Qatar

Taliban leaders reject Kabul government's offer for direct talks in Saudi Arabia despite growing international pressure.

Taliban seek venue change for peace talks with US to Qatar

Qatar 2022

UAE 'happy' to help host Qatar 2022 World Cup matches

Senior Emirati sporting official said country is willing to step in and help host matches during the 2022 tournament.

UAE 'happy' to help host Qatar 2022 World Cup matches

Opinion

What will the Middle East look like in 2019?

In 2019, old conflicts in the Middle East will persist and new ones might erupt.

Marwan Kabalan

by Marwan Kabalan

Marwan Kabalan

Qatar

Cruise ship to connect Qatar with Oman and Kuwait

Ship can carry up to 870 passengers and 670 vehicles and is expected to launch its first voyage in January.

Cruise ship Grand Ferry to connect Qatar with Oman and Kuwait