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Turkey's president has thanked the Qatari Emir after he pledged $15 billion in investments to invigorate Ankara's economy, prompting a rebound in the battered Turkish lira.

Qatar's emir has pledged to invest $15 billion into the Turkish economy after arriving in Istanbul to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday.

Mahmoud Abbas holds talks in Doha with Qatari <em>Emir</em>

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Mahmoud Abbas holds talks in Doha with Qatari Emir

Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Qatar to meet with the country's Emir to discuss the Palestinian issue amid efforts by the US to push for a controversial peace plan.

Trump hotel 'received financial boost' after Saudi royal visit

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Trump hotel 'received financial boost' after Saudi royal visit

A visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to New York gave Donald Trump's hotel in the city a big boost.

Imprisoned women activists betray real Saudi 'vision'

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Imprisoned women activists betray real Saudi 'vision'

Comment: Until male guardianship is abolished, lifting the driving ban amounts to little more than a cosmetic rebranding effort, writes Sarah ...

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Scottish comedian bombarded by Rangers fans' anti-Qatar tweets

A group of Rangers fans of Twitter have bombarded a Scottish comedian with questions on whether she would protest a visit to the UK of Qatar Emir Tamim al-Thani.

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Qatar and UK form joint fighter jet squadron

The UK's ministry of defence has announced the formation of a new joint Typhoon squadron with Qatar that will begin flying in 2020.

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Qatar, US plan 'expansion' of Al-Udeid airbase

Qatari state media confirmed plans to expand al-Udeid airbase, the biggest military facility used by Washington in the Gulf as it battles ...

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Anti-Qatar protest fails to materialise after 'protesters-for-hire scheme' exposed

A planned demonstration against Qatar's emir outside Downing Street fell flat after it was revealed that a PR agency had allegedly ...

Agency seeks extras to enact anti-Qatar protest

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Agency seeks extras to enact anti-Qatar protest

An extras agency put up an ad to hire actors for an anti-Qatar protest as the Qatari leader visits London.

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Bot army attempts to hijack Qatar emir's UK visit

Saudi Arabia appeared to have mobilised its army of Twitter bots on Monday, during a visit by the Qatar emir to the UK. But things ...

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agree to establish cooperation council

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Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agree to establish cooperation council

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have agreed to set up a bilateral cooperation council, following the establishment of a similar council between Saudi ...

UN court to rule in Qatar lawsuit against UAE

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UN court to rule in Qatar lawsuit against UAE

The United Nations' highest legal body will next week issue a verdict in a lawsuit by Qatar accusing the United Arab Emirates of discrimination ...

Qatar says book flights two years before World Cup

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Qatar says book flights two years before World Cup

The Saudi-led blockade on Qatar means that that there will be a lot of pressure on QA as the sole Gulf-carrier amid the Christmas rush.

Kuwait scrambles to pre-empt fallout from south Iraq unrest

Karim Traboulsi

Kuwait scrambles to pre-empt fallout from south Iraq unrest

Unrest in southern Iraq has sparked unease across the border in Kuwait, as bloody protests over poor services and corruption in Basra province ...

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UAE prince seeks asylum in rival Qatar

A UAE prince sought asylum in London's Qatar embassy, exposing tensions between the Emirati royal family

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Russia hands over World Cup mantle to Qatar

Russia has officially passed the mantle of the World Cup host to Qatar as they prepare to host the 2022 tournament.

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Qatar to raise billions for European Typhoon jets purchase

The island-nation agreed to purchase 24 Typhoon combat jets from British defence group BAE systems in December.

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Chinese leader pledges billions of dollars for Arab 'revival'

The full package for the Arab world unveiled by Chinese President Xi Jinping, includes $20 billion in loans and about $106 million in financial ...

Erdogan sworn in for new term with reinforced powers

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Erdogan sworn in for new term with reinforced powers

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in for a second term, bolstered with greater powers and authority.

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Kuwait court sentences lawmakers over Arab Spring protest

A Kuwaiti opposition leader and several other lawmakers have been sentenced over the storming of the country's parliament in 2011.

Qatar is an anti-terror, anti-extremist pioneer: Macron

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Qatar is an anti-terror, anti-extremist pioneer: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron emphasised the importance of his country's "strong relationship" with Qatar for fighting terrorism and ...

'No decision' on Russian arms deal, says Qatar's <em>emir</em>

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'No decision' on Russian arms deal, says Qatar's emir

Saudi Arabia's King Salman previously wrote to French president Emmanuel Macron over his concerns about a potential Qatar-Russia arms deal.

Top UN court asked to rule in Qatar dispute

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Top UN court asked to rule in Qatar dispute

The UAE, Bahrain and Egypt requested the International Court of Justice to study the dispute after a separate UN body ruled in favour of Qatar.

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