Saudi threatens to block Qatar's land, sea borders
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Saudi Arabia has threatened to block Qatar by land and sea unless it cuts ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, shuts down broadcaster Al Jazeera and expels local branches of two US think tanks, according to US-based Huffington Post.
The threats were made during a private meeting between the foreign ministers of the six Gulf Cooperation Council...
Scattered rains likely today
2 hours ago
There are chances of scattered rains, with partly cloudy to cloudy weather today, according to the weather bureau.
The day will be slightly dusty, with wind speeds reaching up to 18 knots. Temperatures are likely to remain between 20 and 33 degrees Celsius.
In Doha, Al Khor and Ruwais, the minimum temperature forecast is 21 degrees,...
The Biggest Mysteries of Missing Malaysian Flight MH370
16 hours ago
Mystery shrouds the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which has disappeared with 239 passengers and crew en route to Beijing.
There have been reports that debris was found off the Vietnamese island of Tho Chu but these have not been confirmed.
Who was on board?
Muhammad Razahan Zamani (bottom right), 24, and...
Qatar’s battle against fake brands highlighted
17 hours ago
Sheikh Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani (centre), Director of the Consumer Protection Department at the Ministry of Business and Trade, shows some original brands and their counterfeits to Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi (right), Director General of Public Security, and Jean Michel Louboutin, Executive Director of Police Services, Interpol,...
British Festival 2014 opens
19 hours ago
British Ambassador Nicholas Hopton (centre) with other officials at the launch of the festival yesterday.
The British Festival 2014 yesterday opened as the first of flagship initiatives to build a legacy programme of the popular Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture.
Ambassador Nicholas Hopton launched the festival which focuses on...
Shock and Surprise Politics move of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain against Qatar - The Muslim Brotherhood
23 hours ago
The Muslim Brotherhood
The media shake-up is just the latest in a Gulf-wide divide that appears to stem from Qatar’s support for Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood organization.
Following last week’s diplomatic withdrawal, the Qatari government responded by saying the issue wasn’t about internal policies, but external...
Saudi novelist cancels Qatar trip amid row
1 day ago
Popular Saudi novelist Abdo Khal (pictured), the first Gulf national to win the International prize for Arabic fiction, has reportedly cancelled his scheduled trip to Doha following the ongoing diplomatic row. Khal was supposed to attend an ‘honouring ceremony’ in Doha next week. “Going to Qatar now is not fit in light of the...
Missing plane mystery deepens as Malaysia Airlines flight may have turned off route
2 days ago
Finding the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared with 239 people on board early Saturday while en route to China is “the utmost priority” officials said Sunday.
“There is still no sign of the aircraft,” Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director general of the Department of Civil Aviation, said during a...
Qatar censor bans Noah blockbuster from country's cinemas
2 days ago
Qatar, the UAE and Bahrain have decided not to screen upcoming Paramount Pictures film Noah at cinemas this month, saying the movie contradicts “the teachings of Islam.”
The film is due for general release at the end of March and is based on the biblical version of the man’s life, as portrayed by Oscar-winner Russell...
Emiratis, Saudis in Qatari media face restrictions
2 days ago
The tensions created by the surprise recall of ambassadors of three GCC countries - Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain - from Qatar seem to be escalating, with the UAE asking all its citizens working with Qatari media outlets to resign from their jobs immediately.
The ban is specifically directed at all UAE citizens working with Al...
Qatar Urges Greater Protection for Children in Armed Conflicts
3 days ago
The State of Qatar has urged the UN Security Council to pay more attention and take more effective measures to protect children from any form of violations during the armed conflicts, pointing out to the numerous challenges facing the international community involving the grave violations against children, who constitute the most vulnerable...
French trio wins Heat One at UIM-ABP Aquabike GP
3 days ago
Fahad Al Hameli of Qatar in spectacular Freestyle action on Doha Bay yesterday.
The French trio, Cyrille Lemoine, Jeremy Poret and Jennifer Menard, and Slovenian’s Nac Florjancic won the first World Championship heats in the Runabout, Ski Division GP1, Ski Ladies GP1 and Freestyle categories at the UIM-ABP Aquabike Grand...