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.
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June 22, 2017 - 03:26 GMT
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has demanded that players, clubs and national associations respect strict neutrality and independence, particularly on the political level...

According to the report, the violators of the ban would also be banned from applying for a new passport. (AFP)
June 21, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry has issued an order according to which the passport of any Bahraini citizen who travels to Qatar, resides there, or even crosses Qatari soil en route to other countries, would be revoked.
Barclays. (File photo)
June 20, 2017 - 22:23 GMT
British authorities on Tuesday charged Barclays and four former executives with fraud.
Oman is the most cybersecure country in the Arab world. (Pixabay)
June 20, 2017 - 11:56 GMT
Oman is the most cybersecure country in the Arab world.
CEO of Qatar Airways Akbar Al Baker speaks at Le Bourget airport, near Paris, on the opening day of the International Paris Air Show. (Eric Piermont/ AFP)
June 20, 2017 - 10:49 GMT
The Gulf rift will not stop Qatar Airways from growing, says Akbar Al Baker.

“If they want to be isolated because of their perverted view of what their political role is then let them be isolated.” (AFP)
June 20, 2017 - 08:03 GMT
A senior UAE official said Qatar isolation could last 'for years'.
Chief executor of Qatar Airways speaks on new Qatar Airways Business plan. (AFP)
June 20, 2017 - 07:34 GMT
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani described the measures aimed at isolating Qatar "an act of aggression."
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June 19, 2017 - 17:31 GMT
The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) on Monday expressed concern around the diplomatic crisis of Qatar with its Gulf region neighbours, saying that politics and sport must be separate.
Qatar’s Nasser al-Attiyah (right) and co-driver Mathhieu Baumel celebrate their Cyprus Rally win. (Photo: Gulf Times)
June 19, 2017 - 16:56 GMT
Qatar’s Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah produced another dominant performance to storm to a win at the Cyprus Rally.
Qatar Petroleum's CEO Saad Sherida Al Kaabi. (File photo)
June 19, 2017 - 13:07 GMT
Qatar Petroleum said it will not suspend its gas supply to the UAE.
Qatar has the third-largest proven gas reserves in the world. (File photo)
June 19, 2017 - 11:31 GMT
Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has downgraded Qatar Petroleum’s rating to “AA-“ from “AA”.