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Palestinian schoolgirl wins $150,000 Arab reading prize

19 October, 2017

Seventeen-year-old Afaf Raed Sharif, from Ramallah, beat 16 finalists from across the Arab world to land the top prize in the second annual Arab Reading Challenge.

Qatar ruler urges end to blocakde, calls for talks

18 October, 2017

Qatar’s emir has urged neighbouring states to lift an “unfair” 4-month-old blockade and said he’s ready to open talks to end the diplomatic crisis.

Qatar: Saudi Arabia is 'promoting regime change'

18 October, 2017

Qatari foreign minister accuses Saudi Arabia of 'bringing back the dark ages' through its dispute with Qatar.

Anti-Qatar states try getting Kuwait on-side over FIFA ban

18 October, 2017

Gulf states currently blockading Qatar have tried to woo Kuwait by promising to boycott a football tournament in Doha unless a FIFA ban on Kuwait is lifted.

Bahrain hits military mart looking at US, Russia hardware

17 October, 2017

Bahrain has joined other Gulf states its ramping up its military spending, as it looks to buy arms from rival arms manufacturers, the US and Russia.

Threat to Qatari banks' liquidity fading: Fitch

17 October, 2017

The threat to Qatari banks' funding and liquidity, triggered by withdrawals of foreign deposits amid a Saudi-led boycott of Doha, appears to be fading, Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday.

Malaysia rolls out red carpet for Qatari Emir

16 October, 2017

Sheikh Tamim is scheduled to meet Malaysia's prime minister and king, followed by a state banquet at the palace, in his second trip abroad since the Gulf crisis began.

UAE 'planned to invade Qatar with Blackwater-linked mercenaries'

13 October, 2017

Qatar's former deputy prime minister has accused the United Arab Emirates of plotting to invade Doha with an army of mercenaries.

Hosting of World Cup 'non-negotiable': Qatar responds to UAE

11 October, 2017

Qatar has strongly criticised Emirati officials for questioning Doha's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying that the tournament "is not up for discussion or negotiation".

UAE issues new threat to Qatar 2022 World Cup

10 October, 2017

Another attack has been launched on Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup, with UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash saying 'Doha should review its record'.

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