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Saudi King, Salman bin Abdel Aziz (right) meeting with US secretary of state Rex Tillerson  in July. Photograph: EPA/Saudi Press Agency

The crisis between Qatar and three other members of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) undermines the unity of the organisation and could implode it.(...)

Qatar Airways began flying between Dublin and Doha last month.

Qatar Airways is considering adding a second daily flight from Dublin to Doha just weeks after launching its first service between the two cities, acc(...)

Qatari woman walks in front of the city skyline in Doha, Qatar.  Qatar has called the charges baseless and says the demands are so severe that they seem intended to be rejected. Photograph: Kamran Jebreili/AP

Qatar has handed over its response to a list of extraordinary demands made by Saudi Arabia and three allies after they imposed an embargo on the Gul(...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani prior to a meeting at the State Department in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Qatar could face further sanctions by Arab states as a deadline to accept a series of demands from its Gulf neighbours, including closing down the tel(...)

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s mausoleum – the Anitkabir –  was built as a monument to the founder of Turkey. But  is Atatürk’s vision for Ankara now being erased?

The Bayram holiday that in Turkey follows the Muslim holy month of Ramadan sees thousands descend on Ankara to pay their respects to Mustafa Kemal Ata(...)

British motor-racing executive Ron Dennis has ended his 37-year association with McLaren

British motor-racing executive Ron Dennis has ended his 37-year association with McLaren, the automaker and Formula One team, after agreeing to sell h(...)

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain have issued demands to Qatar. Photograph: AFP

The Arab states that have cut ties with Qatar have given the Gulf nation 10 days to comply with a series of demands, including the closure of the Al J(...)

Military ships are seen during a naval exercise by US and Qatar troops in the Arabian Gulf, Qatar, June 16, 2017. Qatar has reason to be thankful for the large US military presence in the country. Were it not for that, the Qataris would be much more vulnerable to a Saudi-led military intervention. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon

For the past six years, there have been two Arab worlds. The world of violence and tragedy; and the world of glitz and globalisation. Syria, Iraq, Lib(...)

Several EU airlines claim Gulf carriers benefit from the support of the wealthy states that own them, giving them an unfair edge.

For two decades it has looked like the Persian Gulf carriers could do no wrong. Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways enjoyed years of double-figure grow(...)

Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, US president Donald Trump, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani pose for a photo during the Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last month Photograph: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

The decision by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt to cut all land, sea and air links with Qatar in protest against its alleged(...)

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