HH The Emir calls for self-reliance in economic and security fields

HH The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has called for greater self-reliance in economic and security fields

Qatar passes bill to grant permanent residency to qualified expatriates

In a bold new move, Qatar has passed a bill that will grant permanent Qatari residency status to expatriates, provided they fulfil certain criteria.

Qatari food products are increasingly meeting the needs of the local market

Following the illegal siege of the country, Qatari food products are increasingly meeting the needs of the local market.

Leaked Otaiba emails show UAE lobbied hard with the US to host Taliban office

Leaked emails from UAE Ambassador to USA Yousef Al Otaiba show the country had lobbied hard to host the Taliban office.

Qatar’s population top 2.5m in June, number of visitors also sees an increase

Despite ongoing problems, Qatar’s population hit 2.5 million people in June, while the number of visitors has also shown a spike.

Qatar's defence minister talks tough, says dialogue is only way to save the GCC

Talking tough, Qatar's defence minister says that dialogue is the only way to save the GCC combine from self-destruction.

Traffic department receives applications for setting up 20 new driving schools

Qatar's traffic department has received applications from entities for setting up 20 new driving schools in the country.

Qatari Defence Minister visits American aircraft carrier USS Nimitz

Qatari Defence Minister visits American aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, considered to be the biggest and best in the world.

Hundreds register to tour the National Museum as works get set to enter final phase

Hundreds of people in Qatar register for tours of the state-of-the-art National Museum as works get set to enter its final phase soon.

Going on the offensive, Qatar files WTO complaint against blockading nations

Qatar goes on the offensive against blockading nations by filing a wide-ranging complaint against them in the World Trade Organisation.

Qatar Airways expected to get access to at least three new contingency flight routes

Qatar Airways is expected to get access to at least three new contingency flight routes, which is seen as a big win for the country.

In a sign of lack of direction, Saudi bloc now says demands ‘cannot be shrunk’

The Saudi bloc now says Qatar should agree to the original 13 demands, instead of the six principles, for the blockade to be lifted.

Qatar trashes blockading states’ claims of opening of ‘emergency air corridors’

Authorities have trashed reports in media about blockading countries opening up ‘emergency air corridors’ for Qatar's use.

Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of politicising annual Hajj pilgrimage

Qatar's National Human Rights Committee accuses Saudi Arabia of politicising the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Despite crisis, Qatar Airways sticks to plane orders, announce new service to Canberra

Despite the ongoing crisis, Qatar Airways sticks to its plane orders and announce new service to Canberra.

Saudi alliance to meet in Bahrain to discuss Qatar blockade

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will meet in Manama on Saturday to discuss the latest developments on their blockade of Qatar.

Qatar's date festival a huge attraction at Souq Waqif

The festival comes as part of Qatar's keen interest in supporting and encouraging Qatari products and to achieve food security in the country.

Qatar expecting UN to play crucial role in solving Gulf crisis

The Foreign Minister met with UN Secretary-General to discuss tensions after Saudi, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt cut ties with Qatar.

Petrol prices for August reduced in Qatar, diesel rates remain stable

There is some glad news as the ministry of energy has reduced petrol prices while keeping diesel prices stable.

With turtle breeding season almost over, Fuwairit beach set to reopen on August 1

With the turtle breeding season in Qatar almost drawing to a close, Fuwairit beach is set to reopen on August 1.

HH The Emir receives original ‘Tamim Al Majd’ portrait from the artist

HH The Emir meets Qatari artist Ahmed Majid Al Ali Al Ma’adid at the Al Bahr Palace and received the original ‘Tamim Al Majd’ portrait from him.

WATCH: Tamim al Majd "Human mural"

As a follow-up to setting ‘Tamim Al Majd’ icon up at the Tornado Tower's outer yard enabling the employees of the Foundation and its affiliate cent

MEC inspection campaign targets errant tyre shops and warehouses

An inspection campaign by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce targets errant tyre shops and warehouses in Industrial Area.

Qatar’s foreign minister expresses eagerness for conciliation and talks

Qatari FM Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani expresses his eagerness for conciliation and talks with blockading countries.

Qatar’s defence minister says lifting of blockade should precede dialogue efforts

Qatar’s defence minister Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah says lifting of blockade on Qatar should precede all efforts at dialogue.

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