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Qatar World Cup organisers have presented stunning new plans for the 40,000 seater al-Thumama Stadium, drawing inspiration from the traditional 'gahfiya' cap commonly worn in the Gulf.

Qatar on Monday denied it had banned flights from Saudi Arabia landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, after an accusation by authorities in Riyadh.

Qatar contacts UN, files ICAO complaint over aviation threats

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Qatar contacts UN, files ICAO complaint over aviation threats

Qatar on Saturday took further action with international organizations over the Saudi-led blockade, sending a letter to the UN chief and filing a complaint over threats to down civilian airliners.

Qatar dismisses 'illegal' demand for cutting Turkey defence ties

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Qatar dismisses 'illegal' demand for cutting Turkey defence ties

Qatar's ambassador to Turkey rejects Gulf states' demands regarding Doha's military ties to Ankara, saying that no dialogue about Qatar's ...

Did Saudi Arabia threaten to shoot down Qatari airliners?

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Did Saudi Arabia threaten to shoot down Qatari airliners?

A Saudi video simulating Saudi warplanes shooting down Qatari civilian airplanes is causing international uproar.

Imad K. Harb

To resolve the GCC crisis, keep Trump away

Comment: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson must insist on his independence in addressing the stalemate in the Gulf crisis, writes Imad K. Harb.

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Last house in restive Shia town demolished: Saudi authorities

Some 488 homes have been demolished in the historic area of al-Mosawara, in the town of Awamiya in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, Saudi ...

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Easing tensions? Saudi Arabia 'allows permit-free Hajj to Qataris'

King Salman issues decree offering concessions to Qatari pilgrims following talks between Saudi crown prince and Qatari royal.

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Bahrain state TV accuses Qatar of leading anti-government protests

Bahrain state TV aired a report on Wednesday claiming Qatar was behind popular 2011 anti-government protests, in the latest attack on ...

Mr Sadr goes to Saudi Arabia

Paul Iddon

Mr Sadr goes to Saudi Arabia

Analysis: Sadr may yet be able to use his clout to build bridges with Sunni communities, while urging Riyadh to end its crackdown on Saudi Shia ...

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Qatar's resilient economy unfazed by harsh sanctions: analysts

More than two months into the Saudi-led blockade, Qatar remains largely unfazed and is expected to withstand years of sanctions, analysts say.

Turkey sends fresh 'blockade busting' ship to Qatar

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Turkey sends fresh 'blockade busting' ship to Qatar

Turkey is set to send another cargo ship filled with food supplies to Qatar to help break an economic blockade imposed on the Gulf state by its ...

US slams Saudi Arabia in damning religious freedom report

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US slams Saudi Arabia in damning religious freedom report

The US has issued its annual religious freedom report, slamming its allies in the Gulf, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, for what it said was ...

'Lot of time' needed to rebuild GCC trust: Qatar

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'Lot of time' needed to rebuild GCC trust: Qatar

Qatar's foreign minister said it will take a 'lot of time' to rebuild any trust between sparring Gulf countries as the regional diplomatic ...

Iraq premier 'refuses renewed pressure to join anti-Qatar bloc'

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Iraq premier 'refuses renewed pressure to join anti-Qatar bloc'

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has refused pressure from Bahrain to join the diplomatic and economic offensive aimed at Doha led ...

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UAE and Saudi Arabia 'vied to host Taliban'

Afghan mediator says Saudi and Emirati accusations against Qatar over the Taliban are misplaced, given the two countries' earlier eagerness to host the group.

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Qatar demands Riyadh lift 'oppressive restrictions' on hajj pilgrims

Qatar has called on Saudi Arabia to end unjust restrictions imposed of Qataris wishing to perform the hajj pilgrimage next month.

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US fighter jet crash lands at Bahrain International Airport

Authorities say a US fighter jet has crash landed at Bahrain International Airport, disrupting flights to and from the island nation.

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UAE denies allowing Qatari aircraft into its airspace

Qatar Airways weighs up flight route options amid conflicting reports about whether Doha's Gulf rivals have re-opened their airspace to ...

Stoking war with Iran courts disaster

Emile Nakhleh

Stoking war with Iran courts disaster

Comment: Trump administration advocates for regime change in Iran seem oblivious to the post-Saddam storm that continues to rage in the Gulf, ...

Antony Loewenstein

Only democracy in the Middle East? Far from it

Comment: Free speech is an integral part of any democracy. The legal case against respected Israeli-Canadian reporter and analyst David Sheen ...

Saudi Arabia blocks Paypal 'to close Qatar sports-channel loophole'

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Saudi Arabia blocks Paypal 'to close Qatar sports-channel loophole'

Saudis have taken to social media to complain that online payment service PayPal has been blocked in the kingdom amid allegations the move was ...

UAE, <em>Bahrain</em> open flight corridors for Qatar Airways

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UAE, Bahrain open flight corridors for Qatar Airways

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have agreed to open up flight corridors for sanctions-hit Qatar's state-owned flag carrier Qatar ...

UAE, <em>Bahrain</em> open flight corridors for Qatar Airways

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UAE, Bahrain open flight corridors for Qatar Airways

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have agreed to open up flight corridors for sanctions-hit Qatar's state-owned flag carrier Qatar ...

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