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Qatari emir hosts Bashir, backs 'unity' in restive Sudan

23 Jan 2019

DOHA The ruler of Qatar offered support for Sudan's "unity and stability" on Wednesday at a meeting with President Omar al-Bashir on his first foreign visit in more than a month of protests against him, a statement said.

Qatar says Gaza payouts on track after delay over border violence

20 Jan 2019

DOHA A third Qatari cash donation for impoverished Gaza civil servants will be made this week after it was held back by Israel in protest at Palestinian border violence, a Qatari diplomat said on Sunday.

Booming Qatar-Turkey trade to hit $2 billion for 2018 as Gulf rift drags on

17 Jan 2019

DOHA Trade between Qatar and Turkey is expected to have hit $2 billion in 2018, a Turkish official said, up 54 percent from the previous last year and underscoring Ankara's solidified role as a top ally to Qatar amid a political rift in the Gulf region.

U.S. wants Qatar to challenge Russian gas in Europe -U.S. official

14 Jan 2019

* Qatar to invest $20 bln in U.S. LNG terminal, energy assets

Urging Gulf states to heal rift, U.S.'s Pompeo lands in Riyadh

14 Jan 2019

DOHA/RIYADH U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that a rift between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors had gone on for too long and was threatening regional unity needed to counter Iran. | Video

Qatar Investment Authority aims to reach $45 billion in U.S. investments: CEO

13 Jan 2019

DOHA Qatar Investment Authority aims to raise investments in the United States to $45 billion in the next two years as it rebalances its portfolio of assets away from Europe, its chief executive said on Sunday.

Qatari Asian Cup organiser arrives in UAE after flight hiatus

04 Jan 2019

DOHA A Qatari official who helped organise soccer's Asian Cup arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, after sources said he was earlier stopped from flying there to attend the tournament.

Qatari Asian Cup organiser stopped from attending tournament in UAE -sources

04 Jan 2019

DOHA, Jan 4 A Qatari official who helped organise the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates was prevented from flying there on Thursday for the tournament, sources said, as a rift between the two Gulf states showed no signs of abating.

WTO to investigate Qatari allegations of Saudi piracy

18 Dec 2018

DOHA/GENEVA The World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Tuesday it would investigate Qatar's allegations of intellectual property breaches against Saudi Arabia, despite the kingdom's objection that the WTO had no standing to hear the case.

Soccer: Qatar won't decide on 48-team World Cup until it's seen FIFA study

17 Dec 2018

DOHA Qatar will not take a decision on whether to expand its 2022 World Cup to 48 teams from 32 until it has seen the details of a feasibility study from FIFA, an official from the country's World Cup organising committee said on Monday.

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