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'Arab NATO' discussed in Washington

The United States hosted consultations on the political and security pillars of the Middle East Strategic Alliance, also known as the 'Arab NATO', in Washington yesterday.  Senior officials from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, …

Pompeo demands Qatar to stand against Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo urged Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to stand against Iran, the U.S. Department of State said, reporting on their meeting in Doha  "The …

FIFA may host some World Cup games outside Qatar

Some 2022 World Cup games could be placed outside bid winner Qatar, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said. "Is it feasible to do it only in Qatar? Difficult probably," the  FIFA head said. "Is it …

UN chief to deliver lecture to Qatar students

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will deliver a public lecture at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) in Qatar, a member of Qatar Foundation (QF). The lecture is part of the ‘Education City …

OPEC receives Qatar's withdrawal letter

OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo received a letter from Qatar giving notice of its intention to withdraw from its membership of OPEC, pursuant to Article 8 of the OPEC Statute, with effect from 1 January 2019. …

 Will Qatar trigger OPEC collapse?

Qatar is withdrawing from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) early next year, Qatar's energy minister Saad al-Kaabi said. Speaking at a news conference, al-Kaabi said the country would …