Al Thumama Stadium (Photo: FIFA)
August 21, 2017 - 13:37 GMT
Qatar will build a stadium shaped like an Arabian cap for the 2022 World Cup, organizers said on Sunday, as the Gulf state moves ahead with preparations for the tournament despite a diplomatic rift with its neighbors.
Saudi claimed that Qatar was not allowing flights to land carrying Hajj pilgrims. (AFP/File)
August 21, 2017 - 12:51 GMT
Saudi claimed that Qatar was not allowing flights to land carrying Hajj pilgrims.
The Al Thumama Stadium is set for completion in 2020 and will seat 40,000 spectators. (Photo supplied)
August 21, 2017 - 11:20 GMT
Qatar has revealed the design of Al Thumama Stadium, the sixth 2022 FIFA World Cup venue.
The difficulty of drawing a matching second eye. (Twitter / art_dose)
August 21, 2017 - 08:21 GMT
Who said Arab art was dying? These beautiful pieces by some fantastic, unknown Arab artists will make your morning.
No instructions to stop dealing in Qatari Riyal, says Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)
August 20, 2017 - 10:32 GMT
Saudi Arabia denies ban on Qatari riyal dealings.
Khalifa International Stadium
August 19, 2017 - 20:28 GMT
The ongoing Gulf crisis has had little impact on the preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) Secretary-General Hassan al Thawadi has said.
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (AFP)
August 19, 2017 - 10:48 GMT
Saudis are being encouraged to dob in their Qatar-sympathizing countrymen via a Twitter hashtag.
Qatar national football team
August 17, 2017 - 06:13 GMT
Ali Asadallah (No. 8) scored in the 73rd minute as Qatar eked out a 1-0 win over lowly Andorra in a friendly international at St. George’s Park in England yesterday.
Detail from Ayham Jabr's
August 16, 2017 - 12:56 GMT
"Transition: Contemporary Art from the Middle East" will showcase the work of 38 modern Arab artists, and will include workshops
From left: HIA Chief Operating Officer, Badr Mohammed al-Meer, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar al-Baker, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy Secretary General, Hassan al-Thawadi and FC Bayern Munich Executive Board Member, Andreas Jung reveal Bayern’s new jersey at Hamad International Airport. (Photo: Noushad Thekkayil)
August 15, 2017 - 13:34 GMT
Hamad International Airport (HIA) announced that it has enhanced its current sponsorship with top German football club FC Bayern Munich as Platinum sponsor...
Can the Gulf Crisis ever be resolved
August 15, 2017 - 11:37 GMT
More than two months have passed since Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with Bahrain and also Egypt, imposed a blockade on Qatar.
Gold medallist Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim poses on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's high jump athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 13, 2017.
August 14, 2017 - 13:11 GMT
The Arab world's top athletes had a successful fortnight at this year's World Athletics Championships held in London, ending with a gold medal for Qatari high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim.
Can war be declared via Twitter? Saoud al-Qahtani, whose tweets made Qataris angry (Twitter)
August 13, 2017 - 15:44 GMT
It was a series of tweets by Saoud al-Qahtani, an advisor to the royal court, that inspired angry Qataris to launch the tag.
The extremist group eventually set up a base in Qatar, despite Saudi and the UAE attempting to host them. (AFP)
August 13, 2017 - 13:06 GMT
The extremist group eventually set up a base in Qatar, despite Saudi and the UAE attempting to host them.
The agreements focused on pharmaceuticals, foodstuff, construction, building materials, shipping, logistics, plastic, aluminium, glass, technology, furniture, and air-conditioning sectors. (Shutterstock)
August 13, 2017 - 11:59 GMT
The two countries are strengthening bilateral cooperation in a number of fields such as food products, construction, and electricity.
Brookings Doha Center researcher Adel Abdel Ghafar said the sanctions on Qatar following the rift have brought many negative impacts on the country's economy.
August 11, 2017 - 15:44 GMT
Qatar's recent move to grant visa-free entry for nationals of 80 countries is aimed at decreasing the impact of its diplomatic row with Saudi Arabia and other regional nations, said a researcher on Thursday.