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Qatar, Saudi-led bloc leaders to soon meet with Trump

24 February, 2018

The leaders of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will soon meet with US President Donald Trump, amid efforts to resolve a diplomatic dispute in the Gulf.

How Arabs are complicit in massacring Eastern Ghouta's people

24 February, 2018

Comment: Syria's massacres are not an accident. Local, regional and global powers created the tragedy. And Arab and international public opinion has contributed, through apathy and silence, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab

Show Saudi Arabia and the UAE the red card

23 February, 2018

Comment: Political interference in football is unnecessary and unacceptable, and it's time FIFA gets tough, writes Anthony Harwood.

Qatari aid to Gaza 'prevents another war', says ambassador

23 February, 2018

A Qatari diplomat has rejected claims that Doha aids Palestinian group Hamas, saying humanitarian assistance provided to Gaza is evidence of the exact opposite.

Qatar to plant 16,000 trees ahead of World Cup

22 February, 2018

The trees are one more cost to the whopping $500 million-a-week Doha is spending on infrastructure projects ahead of the tournament.

Iraq urges FIFA to lift ban on hosting internationals

22 February, 2018

Iraq is hoping renovated stadiums and a ban on bringing weapons to matches will convince FIFA to lift restrictions on it hosting international competitions on home turf.

Qatar and Chad restore relations amid Gulf crisis

21 February, 2018

Qatar and Chad have re-established ties frozen in August following pressure from the Saudi-led Gulf bloc to isolate the small country.

Bahrain to introduce VAT by end of year

21 February, 2018

Bahrain is set to become the next Gulf state to introduce value-added tax after Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as it seeks to move beyond oil revenues.

FIFA concerned anti-Doha bloc politicising Gulf football

21 February, 2018

FIFA is concerned that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have politicised football and could soon demand a meeting with footballing officials, Spanish daily Diario AS reported.

Saudi Arabia rejects Qatar proposed EU-style security pact

20 February, 2018

Riyadh's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has rejected a proposal from Doha to create a European Union style security-block.

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