Qatar Unveils World Cup's First 'Reusable' Stadium
Qatar on Sunday unveiled the design for what it claims is the World Cup's first 'reusable' stadium, the seventh of eight expected venues that will stage games during the 2022 tournament.
Qatar Row Moves to WTO Litigation Phase, Dismaying Many
Qatar took the final step on Wednesday to start litigation at the World Trade Organization in its row with the United Arab Emirates, but no other WTO members spoke up in support of the move, which many trade experts see as a dangerous precedent.
Coinciding with Opposition Leader Trial over "Communicating" with Qatar, Newspapers & Television Banned in Jaw Prison
Aliaa Radhi said that the building at Jaw Prison, where the opposition figures are held, has become completely isolated from the outside world.
The Island of Retweets: Art of Qatari Humor in Ridiculing Bahraini Politics
The Qataris have found a sarcastic expression to describe Bahrain: “The island of retweets.” It is a metaphor for Bahrain's blind dependence on Saudi Arabia, as Manama’s stances are nothing but “retweets” of Riyadh’s announced position.
US Department of Defense Signals Beginning of Work on Fighter Procurement Programs for Bahrain and Qatar
A website specialized in military affairs said that the US Department of Defense has signaled the beginning of work on fighter procurement programs for Bahrain and Qatar with the announcement of a USD 643 million engine contract for General Electric (GE).
Qatari FM Decries 'Reckless Leadership' in Region
Qatar’s foreign minister on Friday criticized “reckless leadership” in the Gulf for a number of crises including the Gulf rift and Lebanon, taking apparent aim at Saudi Arabia.
Erdogan Pledges Military Support for Qatar on Doha Visit
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged his country's continued military support for Qatar during a visit to Doha on Wednesday, according to state media, amid an ongoing Gulf political crisis.
Bahrain Opposition Leader to Stand Trial for “Spying for Qatar”
Bahraini opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman will face trial later this month for “spying” for Qatar, the state prosecution said on Sunday.
Bahrain Imposes Visa Decision on Qatari Nationals & Residents
Bahrain began applying the decision to impose visa on citizens and residents of Qatar.
Qatar Appoints for First Time Four Women to Key Council
Qatar has appointed women to one of its most important consultative bodies, the Shura Council, for the first time in the country’s history, according to a royal decree announced on Nov. 9.
Turkey's Erdogan to Visit Qatar on November 15
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan will travel next week to Qatar, which Ankara has supported in its dispute with powerful Gulf Arab neighbors, presidential sources said on Wednesday.
Iraq Foreign Minister Says Against 'Isolating and Besieging' Any Country
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said on Wednesday his country was against "isolating and besieging" any other country.
U.N. Labour Body Drops Case Against World Cup Host Qatar after Reform Promise
The International Organization for Labour (ILO) on Wednesday dropped a case against Qatar over its treatment of foreign workers that had overshadowed the wealthy Gulf state's preparations to host the 2022 World Cup.
VIDEO: Al-Jazeera Mocked Bahrain's Imposition of Visa on Qataris: “We No Longer Can Ski on the Mountain of Smoke”
Al-Jazeera TV (November 4, 2017) scoffed at Bahrain's imposition of visas on Qatari citizens, saying “Qataris would no longer be able to ski on the Mountain of Smoke.”
Bahrain Raises Tensions amid Gulf Dispute, Says Has Right to Claim Territory in Qatar
Bahrain News Agency publishes report saying Manama has every right to claim Qatari land, a move considered to escalate the Gulf dispute with Qatar.
Bahrain Imposes Citizens Use Passports in Qatar Travel
Bahrain Security Authorities imposed on its citizens to travel to Qatar using only their passports.
Its Image at Risk Abroad, Qatar Backs Labor Reforms at Home
Qatar's decision to commit to sweeping labor reforms may head off an international investigation into its treatment of hundreds of thousands of foreign workers, but rights groups wonder if the 2022 World Cup host will stick to its pledges.
GCC Secretary-General Breaks his Silence: Resolving Qatar Crisis Not My Responsibility
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General, Abdul Latif Al-Zayani, broke his silence regarding the Qatari crisis and attacked the Qatari media, denouncing their criticism against the GCC Secretariat.
US Approves Possible $1.1 bln F-15 Support Deal for Qatar
The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $1.1 billion sale of support services and facilities to Qatar for its F-15QA fighter aircraft program, a Pentagon agency said on Wednesday.
AFP: Bahrain Imposes Visas on Qatar Visitors
Bahrain has decided to impose visas on travellers from Qatar, which is embroiled in a diplomatic crisis with its Arab neighbours, Bahraini state media reported Tuesday.