Coronavirus pandemic

UAE imposes curfew for deep cleaning as coronavirus cases rise

Infections in the Gulf region passed 2,600 on Thursday, as Saudi Arabia's cases passed 1,000.

UAE imposes curfew for deep cleaning as coronavirus cases rise

Afghanistan

US-Taliban deal raises hopes for Afghan prisoners

Al Jazeera spoke to some of the inmates whose names are on the list of Taliban prisoners slated to be released.

US-Taliban deal raises hopes for Afghan prisoners

Qatar

US Secretary of State Pompeo to meet Taliban official in Qatar

Mike Pompeo earlier met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his longtime rival Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul on Monday.

US Secretary of State Pompeo to meet Taliban official in Qatar

Coronavirus pandemic

S Arabia imposes curfew, UAE halts flights to fight coronavirus

Gulf nations step up measures against coronavirus as infections continue to rise.

S Arabia imposes curfew, UAE halts flights to fight coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic

Qatar vows to protect all residents amid Industrial Area breakout

Authorities in Doha 'to make every effort' to prevent the spread of coronavirus and protect its residents.

Qatar vows to protect all residents amid Industrial Area breakout

Qatar

Qatar bans entry of foreigners as coronavirus cases rise

Qatar, which has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the Arab Gulf region at 452, has banned entry of foreigners.

Qatar bans entry of foreigners as coronavirus cases rise

Coronavirus pandemic

In Pictures: How Qatar is coping with the coronavirus pandemic

With more than 400 confirmed cases, Qatar has implemented a series of measures to help contain the outbreak.

In Pictures: How Qatar is coping with the coronavirus pandemic

Qatar

Qatar: Closures on all shops except for food stores, pharmacies

Qatar's high committee for crisis management told people to stay home and not leave except for necessity.

Qatar: Closures on all shops except for food stores, pharmacies

Coronavirus pandemic

Qatar pumps $23bn into economy to fight coronavirus

In move to address growing outbreak, Qatar shuts down incoming visitors and implements moves to support private sector.

Qatar suspends incoming flights for preliminary two-week period

Coronavirus pandemic

Bahrain accuses Iran of 'biological aggression' over COVID-2019

Gulf states take new steps in an attempt to curb coronavirus as Bahrain blames Iran for covering up spread of disease.

Bahrain accuses Iran of 'biological aggression' over COVID-2019

Qatar

Qatar's coronavirus cases jump by 238 in one day

Infections spike by more than 200 in the tiny Gulf state as officials warn cases likely to increase.

Qatar's coronavirus cases jump by 238 in one day

Health

Qatar announces closure of schools, universities over coronavirus

Qatar also temporarily banned the entry of travellers from 14 nations as the number of cases in the country rose to 15.

Qatar announces closure of schools, universities over coronavirus

Talk to Al Jazeera

US-Taliban deal: Can peace finally come to Afghanistan?

Mutlaq bin Majed al-Qahtani, Qatar's special envoy for counterterrorism, discusses the new US-Taliban peace agreement.

Coronavirus pandemic

Egypt bars Qataris over coronavirus fears

Cairo said it was responding to actions taken by Doha after it imposed a temporary restriction on visitors from Egypt.

Egypt bars Qataris over coronavirus fears

Coronavirus pandemic

Qatar bans travellers from Egypt over coronavirus fears

Egypt reported its first coronavirus case on February 14, saying the infected person was a foreign national.