Qatari Grand Masters to skip Saudi chess event after being asked ‘not to raise Qatari flag’

Qatari Grand Masters have decided to withdraw from the World Speed Chess Championships in Saudi Arabia after being asked ‘not to raise the Qatari flag.’

Qatar thrash Yemen 4-0 to make winning start to Gulf Cup title defence

Qatar easily overcame Yemen 4-0 to make winning start to their Gulf Cup title defence in Kuwait.

Oxford Business Group says siege can generate long-term positives for Qatar

The Oxford Business Group, in a report, has said that the illegal siege can generate some long-term positives for Qatar.

Hilarious video shows Neymar Jr losing his shoe at Doha Bay while kicking a ball

Have you seen this hilarious video which shows Neymar Jr losing his shoe at the Doha Bay while kicking a ball during a promotional event?

MoI dismisses reports of girl’s abduction in Al Rayyan area, warns rumour mongers

The Ministry of Interior has dismissed reports of a girl’s abduction in Al Rayyan area as false and warned people against spreading rumours.

Qatari players likely to miss world chess tourney in Riyadh due to difficulty in getting visas

It is understood that Qatari chess players are likely to miss the 2017 World Rapid and Blitz Tournament in Riyadh due to difficulties in obtaining visas.

Boeing wins $6.2bn Qatar contract for 36 F-15 fighter planes, confirms Pentagon

The Pentagon has confirmed Boeing's winning of a $6.2bn Qatar contract for supplying 36 F-15 fighter planes to the Emiri Air Force.

Heavy fog that slowed traffic and kept residents indoors set to continue today

Please be careful as a heavy fog, which significantly slowed down traffic and kept residents indoors on Thursday and Friday, is set to continue today.

Saudi footballers shun media at Gulf Cup due to presence of Qatar TV channels

Saudi Arabia's footballers storm out of a Gulf Cup media conference in Kuwait due to the presence reporters from Qatari TV channels.

Around QR1bn to be spent on beautification of Doha city in the next five years

A mammoth QR1bn is expected to be spent in the next five years for the development and beautification of Doha city.

Over 4,000 cruise visitors welcomed as MSC Splendida docks in Doha

The elegant mega ship, which can carry 4,363 guests, is due to make five more calls throughout the 2017/18 season.

Saudi Arabia has permanently closed the only land border it shares with Qatar

In another sudden move, Saudi Arabia has permanently shut down the only land border it shares with Qatar.

Central Municipal Council calls for the setting up of more shops at parks

The Central Municipal Council has called for the setting up of more shops inside parks and other play areas that can serve the entire community.

Qatar has seen a jump in business after start of the illegal blockade, says QFC

The country has actually witnessed a jump in the number of businesses after the start of the illegal blockade, says Qatar Financial Centre.

Saudi forces intercept and destroy Houthi missile aimed at King Salman’s palace

Saudi Arabian forces has intercepted and destroyed a Houthi missile that was aimed at King Salman’s palace, where a high-level meeting was taking place.

Qatar Central Bank hires US firm to investigate hostile Riyal manipulation bid

The Qatar Central Bank announced it has hired a prominent US firm to investigate an illegal, hostile Riyal manipulation bid.

Qatar Airways launches first non-stop flight between Doha and St Petersburg

Qatar Airways launched its first non-stop flight between Doha and Russia's St Petersburg yesterday.

Four month-long Souq Waqif Spring Festival to kick off on Christmas Day

This year's Souq Waqif Spring Festival, which will be held over a four-month period for the first time, will kick off on December 25.

USA vetoes United Nations resolution on Trump’s Jerusalem decision

The United States vetoes a resolution in the United Nations which decried US President Donald Trump’s recent acknowledgement of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

In a positive development, Moody’s rate Qatar’s 2018 budget as ‘credit positive’

In a positive development, Moody’s Investor Services have rated Qatar’s 2018 budget as ‘credit positive’ and less likely to be risky.

Qatar marks its National Day amid ongoing Gulf crisis

Thousands of people descend on the Doha Corniche as Qatar marks its National Day amid the ongoing Gulf crisis.

HH The Emir Sheikh Tamim has joined Twitter and here is how you can follow him

HH The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has joined Twitter and here is how you can follow him, if you have not done so already.

Baladna poised to own 14,000 cows by February, looking to go public soon after

Baladna, a Qatari company, is poised to own around 14,000 cows by February and is also looking forward to go public soon after.

This year’s National Day is a message to the siege countries, says Qatari FM

Qatari Foreign Minister HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has said that this year’s National Day is a message to the siege countries.

A portrait of HH The Emir, painted by 13,824 people, sets a new Guinness record

A hand-painted portrait of HH The Emir, done by 13,824 people, has set a new Guinness World record at the Darb Al Saai ground.

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