Qatar

NATO denies claims that Qatar has become an ally

JEDDAH/LONDON: NATO has denied claims made by some Qatari media outlets which sought to exaggerate a recent agreement which was signed with the tiny …

Middle East

UAE daily slams Qatar fighter jet intercept of Emirates passenger flights

DUBAI: The interception of two Emirates airliners not only endangered the lives of hundreds of people, but also represented a “very serious …

Aviation

Trump praises Qatar for 'counter-terrorism' efforts

LanguageUndefined US president previously accused Qatar of funding militant groups 'at a very high level'

Middle East

Qatar may ask Iran for help in hosting the World Cup

FOOTBALL’S World Cup in 2022, to be hosted by Qatar, was always billed as a regional event. Other countries in the Gulf offered hotel rooms and …

Middle East

Gulf Feud Reignites as U.A.E Says Qatar 'Intercepted' Commercial Flights

Al Ramz Capital Head of Research Talal Touqan weighs in on the U.A.E's allegation that Qatar "intercepted" commercial flights and its impact on the …

Bloomberg Markets

Qatari royal says he's being held against his will in UAE

Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani has released a video claiming he is being detained in the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Abdullah had acted as a …

Middle East

U.A.E. Says Qatari Fighter Jet Intercepts Airliner Amid Feud

The United Arab Emirates said Qatari fighter jets intercepted one of its commercial planes in what would mark an escalation in the feud straining …

Middle East

Qatar denies UAE accusation that fighter jets intercepted civilian flight

The United Arab Emirates said on Monday that Qatari fighter jets intercepted an Emirati civilian aircraft during a routine flight to Bahrain, state …

Middle East

UAE denies Qatari exiled Sheikh claim

Middle-East<p>Developing<p>UAE denies Qatari exiled Sheikh claim<p><b>Published —</b> Monday 15 January 2018<p>(Developing story)<p>Comments<p>MORE FROM Middle-East<p>UAE denies …

Middle East

Qatar foreign minister claims Gulf diplomatic crisis was caused by one woman's passport

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain last year severed ties with Qatar amid claims Doha supports terrorism.<p>The diplomatic crisis between Gulf States …

Middle East

Qatar, UAE clash over alleged airspace violation

Gulf rivals Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) traded accusations on Friday over a complaint by Doha that an Emirati fighter jet had violated …

Middle East

Sneijder joins Qatari side Al-Gharafa on 18-month deal

(Reuters) - Dutch international Wesley Sneijder has joined Qatar’s Al-Gharafa after a brief spell with French side Nice, the Middle Eastern club announced on its official Twitter account.<p>Former Inter Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Sneijder was released by Turkish club Galatasaray in July and …

Soccer

Qatar allows full ownership for foreign investors

Qatar has approved legislation allowing 100-percent ownership for foreign investors in most sectors of the economy in a bid to boost non-energy …

Middle East

The tin can heist: Qatari jewels 'worth millions' stolen from Venice palace

Thieves opened display case "like a tin can" and made off with jewels on the final day of the exhibition.<p>Jewels belonging to the Qatari royal family …

Jewels

Bayern Munich: Thomas Muller comments on Sandro Wagner, Besiktas

DOHA, QATAR - JANUARY 03: Thomas Mueller of Muenchen looks on during the FC Bayern Muenchen training camp at Aspire Academy on January 03, 2018 in …

Soccer

MEEX Germany Qatar Art

This installation of lights, music and sculptures on wooden sticks is a part of a new exhibition in Berlin.<p>"Contemporary Art Qatar" is allowing …

Middle East

United Arab Emirates introduces VAT for first time

<b>Value Added Tax (VAT) has been introduced in the United Arab Emirates for the first time.</b><p>The 5% levy is being applied to the majority of goods and services.<p>The Gulf state has long attracted foreign workers with the promise of tax-free living, but the government wants to increase revenue in the face …

News

Qataris 'barred' from pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

Qataris allege they were prevented from performing the Umrah pilgrimage by Saudi authorities.<p>Saudi Arabia has been accused of preventing Qatari pilgrims from performing the Umrah pilgrimage, according to a social media account and a Qatari newspaper report.<p>In its editorial on Thursday, the Al-Raya …

Middle East

Qatar files UN complaints as 'UAE jets breach airspace'

Qatar alerts the UN secretary-general to a second infringement of its airspace by the UAE as GCC crisis continues.<p>Qatar has filed a new complaint to the United Nations, reporting a second violation of its airspace by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) jet in recent weeks.<p>The "military airlift", which was …

Middle East

Saudi, UAE introduce VAT in first for Gulf

DUBAI (AFP) - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates introduced value-added tax (VAT) from Monday (Jan 1), a first for the Gulf which has long …

Saudi Arabia

Qatari lenders strained under the ongoing diplomatic row

Government deposits have extended a lifeline to Qatari banks, easing some of the damage of deposits outflow in the wake of the diplomatic row with …

Economy

Asharq Al-Awsat Exclusive - Qatar’s Crisis: A Regional Challenge

Ties between Qatar and Gulf countries were bumpy between 1995 and 2013 over concerns about Doha’s priorities outside the region and a change in its …

Middle East

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed - Miliband and the Impossible Solution in Yemen

Most recent fighting developments in Yemen have all been about battles among the rebels themselves. Houthis are racing to control their ally's camp, …

Middle East

Boeing wins $6.2 billion contract for F-15 aircraft for Qatar - Pentagon | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Dec 23, 2017 04:15 am | Updated Date: Dec 23, 2017 …

Middle East

Case registered against hunting group led by Qatari prince for hunting illegally in Thar

Wild life department Sindh has registered case against Qatari hunting group led by Qatari prince Sheikh Fahd Abdullah Abdul Rehman Al-Sanie for …

Wildlife

Boeing wins $6.2 billion contract for F-15 aircraft for Qatar - Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) has been awarded a $6.2 billion contract for 36 F-15 aircraft for Qatar's air force, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.

Aerospace

Lawmakers urge Tillerson to declassify Qatar counterterrorism agreement

“Senior administration officials have stated in both public settings that the MOU [memorandum of understanding] is evidence that progress is being …

Middle East

Members of Qatar's royal family reject Emir's policies

Twenty members of the Al Thani family, which rules in Qatar, held an opposition meeting to reject the policies of Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad.<p>…

Middle East

Qatar insurance company abandons UAE

Qatar General Insurance and Reinsurance Company (QGI) has begun the process of departing from the Emirati insurance market.The company, listed in the …

Middle East

Siege of Qatar 'arbitrarily splitting up families'

Amnesty International calls on Saudi-led bloc to lift blockade of Qatar, which it says is harming thousands of families.<p>Thousands of ordinary people are bearing the brunt of a six-month blockade imposed on Qatar by neighbouring Arab states, especially through forced separation, a new Amnesty …

Middle East