Qatar

August 1, 2017
August 1, 2017

Qatar launches wide-ranging WTO complaint against trade boycott

Qatar filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organization on Monday to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, the director of Qatar's WTO office Ali Alwaleed al-Thani told Reuters.

June 21, 2017
June 21, 2017

The Gulf crisis: Grappling for a face-saving solution

A two-week old conflict in the Gulf goes to the core of key issues in international relations that hamper the fight against political violence and govern diplomatic relations: the absence of an agreed definition of terrorism that allows autocrats to abuse efforts to counter extremism by repressing non-violent critics and the ability of small states to chart their own course and punch above their weight.

June 10, 2017
June 10, 2017

Trump scolds Qatar as Tillerson seeks to ease crisis

US President Donald Trump accuses Qatar of being a "high level" sponsor of terrorism, potentially hindering the US Department of State's efforts to ease heightening tensions and a blockade of the Gulf nation by Arab states and others.

June 8, 2017
June 8, 2017

Trump offers to help resolve Gulf crisis

US President Donald Trump offers to help resolve a worsening diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Arab powers as the United Arab Emirates invokes the possibility of an economic embargo on Doha over its alleged support of terrorism.

May 4, 2017
May 4, 2017

Gatlin, De Grasse ready for early athletics season

They finished second and third in last year's Olympics 100m final and on Friday Justin Gatlin and Andre De Grasse renew their rivalry in the Diamond League season-opener in Qatar.

April 28, 2017
April 28, 2017

French prosecutors investigating 2018, 2022 World Cup awards

French prosecutors are investigating the decision by global soccer body FIFA to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar, a source close to the investigation said on Thursday.

March 3, 2017
March 3, 2017

Qatar population booms on back of 2022 WC

Qatar's population has swollen by almost 40 per cent since the emirate was chosen to the host the 2022 World Cup, official government figures have revealed.

January 8, 2017
January 8, 2017

Djokovic admits ‘unacceptable’ to hit ball into crowd

Novak Djokovic said he did not intentionally hit a ball into the crowd during his Qatar Open final against Andy Murray, an incident which threatened to take the gloss off his victory.

January 4, 2017
January 4, 2017

Murray eases to 25th straight win

Andy Murray began 2017 where he left off last year, beating Jeremy Chardy in straight sets in his season opener in Qatar on Tuesday to register his 25th consecutive victory.

August 29, 2016
August 29, 2016

Doha airport brings in passenger tax

Qatar's international airport is to charge passengers an exit tax as the energy-reliant emirate adjusts to falling oil prices.