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Qatar's emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said his country would invest some 10 billion euros ($11.6 billion) in Germany, during an official trip to Berlin on Friday.

In a landmark move to improve workers' rights, Qatar said it would grant up to 100 permanent residencies to non-GCC expats a year.

UAE 'spied on Qatari, Saudi royals with Israeli help'

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UAE 'spied on Qatari, Saudi royals with Israeli help'

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have used a powerful Israeli cyber-weapon to try to spy on Qatar's Emir and royal family, Lebanon's prime minister and a powerful Saudi prince.

Turkey signs $3bn deal to boost Qatar trade

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Turkey signs $3bn deal to boost Qatar trade

A swap agreement between Turkey and Qatar has been signed in Doha, authorities confirmed, as the two allies grow closer amid ongoing regional ...

Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge

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Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge

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

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Qatar emir pledges $15bn to Turkey amid lira crisis

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.

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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 ...

Sarah Al-Otaibi

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 ...

Qatar and UK form joint fighter jet squadron

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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 ...

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

Taufiq Wan

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 attempted to ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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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.

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Erdogan on victory: I will make Turkey a superpower

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, vowing in his victory speech to ...

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Trump's MidEast team talk Israeli-Palestinian peace deal in Egypt

Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt continued their Middle East tour in Cairo with President Sisi.

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Qatar and Jordan hint at restoring full diplomatic relations

Qatar's eagerness to provide financial assistance to Jordan signals warming ties between the two countries and could see full diplomatic ...

Fear and Loathing on the Arabian Peninsula

Andrew Leber

Fear and Loathing on the Arabian Peninsula

Comment: The stalemate continues after a year of blockade and barbs, writes Andrew Leber.

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Qatar blockade 'unlawful, unjustified and disproportionate', new report says

The Qatar blockade has had significant impact on the human rights of persons both within Qatar and in the four states of the Quartet, a new ...

Saudi-based agents hacked Qatar state news website, documentary reveals

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Saudi-based agents hacked Qatar state news website, documentary reveals

Agents working in a Saudi ministry in the capital Riyadh were behind the hacking of Qatar's state-run news agency last year, a documentary has ...

One year later: A necessary reckoning in the GCC

Imad K. Harb

One year later: A necessary reckoning in the GCC

Comment: Countries blockading Qatar must reflect on how their attempts to control the Gulf are destabilising the entire region, writes Imad K. ...

Hacked Qatar news site behind crisis back on Twitter

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Hacked Qatar news site behind crisis back on Twitter

In its first tweet since May 24 last year, the Qatar News Agency announced the emir had sent a message to Azerbaijan's president.

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