GCC

GCC summit calls for unity amid hopes of easing Gulf crisis

Riyadh summit's final statement echoes need for cooperation as officials say mediation efforts to resolve rift continue.

GCC summit calls for unity amid hopes of easing Gulf crisis

Football

FIFA Club World Cup provides major test for Qatar

Tournament featuring the winners of each continent's club competitions will serve as a trial event for 2022 World Cup.

FIFA Club World Cup provides major test for Qatar

Qatar

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim skips Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia

Instead, Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani will represent Qatar at GCC summit in Riyadh.

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim skips Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia

Sport

Gulf Cup 2019: Football, blockade and an 'historic' win

A look back at the regional tournament in Qatar, played amid a two-year diplomatic dispute and won by Bahrain.

Arabian Gulf Cup: Football, blockade and an 'historic' win

GCC

40th GCC summit: The beginning of reconciliation?

Recent developments point to a possible thaw in relations between the blockading Gulf countries and Qatar.

40th GCC summit: The beginning of reconciliation?

Football

In Pictures: Bahrain lifts first Gulf Cup trophy

Bahrain win maiden Arabian Gulf Cup after losing their previous four finals in the competition.

In Pictures: Bahrain lifts first Gulf Cup trophy

Football

Bahrain stun Saudi to lift 'historic' first Gulf Cup

Qatar's emir crowns Bahrain after their maiden victory in the final of regional football tournament hosted by Doha.

Football

Bahrain beat Saudi Arabia to lift first Gulf Cup trophy

Mohamed al-Romaihi scored for the Pearl Divers in the second half of the match held at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium.

Bahrain beat Saudi Arabia to lift first Gulf Cup trophy

Qatar

Colourful hot air balloons set to adorn Qatar's skies

More than 30 balloons from 13 countries to be featured at 12-day event in the Qatari capital.

Qatar's first hot-air balloon festival kicks off in Doha

GCC

Qatar foreign minister: Gulf crisis has 'moved from stalemate'

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani says he hopes talks with Saudi Arabia will lead to 'progress'.

Qatar foreign minister: Gulf crisis has 'moved from stalemate'

Football

Qatar v Saudi Arabia: Dramatic Gulf Cup semifinal in 10 pictures

Highly anticipated match saw the Green Falcons beat the Maroons 1-0, setting up a showdown between Saudi and Bahrain.

Qatar v Saudi Arabia: Dramatic Gulf Cup semifinal in 10 pictures

Sport

Saudi Arabia edge Qatar 1-0 to reach Gulf Cup final

Bahrain will face Saudi Arabia in Sunday's final after a penalty shoot-out win over Iraq in the other semi-final.

Gulf Cup: Saudi Arabia edge Qatar 1-0 to reach final

Football

Gulf Cup: Qatar, Saudi Arabia set for semi-final clash

Football match signals a growing rapprochement between Riyadh and Doha as blockade against Qatar continues.

Qatar, Saudi Arabia set for Arabian Gulf Cup semi-final clash

Asia

US's Afghanistan envoy arrives in Kabul, next stop: Qatar

US negotiator set to resume talks with Taliban aimed at ceasefire, months after Trump halted diplomatic effort.

US's Afghanistan envoy arrives in Kabul, next stop: Qatar

GCC

Saudi king invites Qatar's emir to GCC summit in Riyadh

Sheikh Tamim invited to the annual meeting of the Gulf regional bloc to be held in the Saudi capital next week.

Saudi king invites Qatar's emir to GCC summit in Riyadh