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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani prior to a scheduled meeting at the State Department | AFP
June 28, 2017 - 20:30 GMT
Behind closed doors support for Israel, the isolation of Qatar and the promotion of bin Salman to Crown Prince are elements of Saudi Arabia’s greater pivot towards the United States.
The Qatari capital Doha. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt ended diplomatic relations with Qatar earlier this month. (AFP)
June 28, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
A Saudi-led bloc of Arab nations is considering new economic sanctions against Qatar and may ask trading partners to choose between them or Doha, the UAE's ambassador to Russia has said.
Michael Garcia's Fifa report eases Russia and Qatar World Cup fears
June 28, 2017 - 15:15 GMT
A much-awaited FIFA report on the race to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups makes no suggestion that Russia or Qatar should lose the right to stage the tournaments.
Hamad International Airport may lose about 27,000 passengers on a daily basis in July if the Gulf rift persists, according to analysts. (Karim Jaafar/ AFP)
June 28, 2017 - 12:55 GMT
Qatar witnesses a drop in hotel occupancy rate during Eid al-Fitr.
Qatar reduces the price of petrol and diesel in July. (File photo)
June 28, 2017 - 11:56 GMT
Qatar has decided to cut the price of premium grade petrol and diesel in July.
Qatar Airways. (File photo)
June 28, 2017 - 10:37 GMT
Qatar Airways said it seeks to buy a 10 percent stake in American Airlines.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir. (AFP)
June 28, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday there will be no negotiations over the demands made to Qatar to stop supporting extremism.
After years of speculation and mystery, the report into the bidding and voting processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has been released
June 27, 2017 - 22:14 GMT
After years of speculation and mystery, the report into the bidding and voting processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has been released
FIFA's decision to publish the report follows the document's leak to Germany's Bild tabloid
June 27, 2017 - 20:58 GMT
After more than two and a half years, world football body FIFA on Tuesday published the full report of former investigator Michael Garcia that examines possible corruption around the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, respectively.

Saudi Arabia has been leading an attempted regional blockade of Qatar, but efforts to isolate the tiny gas-rich state appear largely to have backfired. (AFP)
June 27, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
The move follows President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, where a huge weapons deal thought to be worth $110 billion was signed.
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (center) with his Kuwaiti and Omani counterparts at the GCC summit. (file photo)
June 27, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Bahrain’s foreign minister said Qatar was stirring up a military escalation in a dispute with Gulf states, in an apparent reference to Doha’s decision to let more Turkish troops enter its territory.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a meeting on June 20. On Sunday, he suggested that the list of demands placed on Qatar by its allies would be very difficult to meet. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America/AFP)
June 26, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Tillerson said some of the demands presented by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE will be very difficult for Qatar to meet, while calling on both sides to focus on areas which provide a basis for dialogue.
The SC secretary-general said new Qatari sustainable environmental development standards have been applied after their adoption by FIFA. They are related to sports facilities, sustainability and environment.
June 25, 2017 - 18:24 GMT
Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) Hassan al-Thawadi said the 2022 FIFA World Cup is an Arab tournament, and not limited to Qatar...
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (file photo)
June 24, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Qatar says demands presented by Saudi Arabia and three of its allies that have imposed a blockade on Doha are not "realistic", as the unprecedented diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf region seems headed for a stalemate.
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. (AFP)
June 23, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Kuwait has reportedly given Doha a steep list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies boycotting Qatar in an attempt to end the unprecedented diplomatic crisis unfolding in the Persian Gulf region.
The Turkish troops will take part in joint exercises with Qatari soldiers, pursuant to agreements signed between the two countries. (AFP)
June 22, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Turkish media reports said a contingent of 25 soldiers would depart for Doha on Thursday to join some 90 troops already there.