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Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani attending the 41st Gulf Co-operation Council summit. Photograph: Bandar Alajaloud/Saudi royal court/EPA

Qatar’s return to the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) after 3½ years of blockade by Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt is a major diplomati(...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Some  believe the prince’s push to repair relations with Qatar are partly motivated by efforts to improve his standing with US president-elect Joe Biden. Handout photograph: Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP via Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has agreed to reopen its land, air and sea borders with Qatar in a move to end a dispute lasting more than three years that triggered an (...)

Afghan security forces cordon off a rocket attack site in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday. Photograph: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA

Several rockets hit residential areas in the early rush hour in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least eight civilians and wounding 31(...)

Passengers from 10 flights leaving Doha on the evening of October 2nd were affected. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images

The government of Qatar has said it “regrets any distress or infringement on the personal freedom of any traveller” caused by a decision to conduct in(...)

Supplies being loaded on to a  Qatar Airways flight in Doha. Photograph:  Karim Jaafar/AFP via Getty Images

The Qatar Airways flight bound for Sydney had been mysteriously stalled on the tarmac in Doha for more than three hours when an announcement boomed th(...)

Australia demands answers after women taken from Qatar Airways flight and strip-searched. File Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

The Australian government says it is “deeply concerned” at the “offensive, grossly inappropriate treatment” of women passengers on a Qatar Airways fli(...)

World champion Salwa Eid Naser has been cleared of an anti-doping violation by a World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal. The Bahrain runner, who won t(...)

(L to R) US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, Qatar’s minister of foreign affairs Sheikh Mohamad Bin Abdel Rahman Al-Thani and Mutlaq bin Majid al-Qahtani, the special envoy of the Qatari foreign minister for terrorism and mediation in the settlement of disputes, attend the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha on Saturday. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

The Afghanistan peace talks between representatives of the country’s government and the Taliban militant group began in Doha on Saturday. The long-aw(...)

 Ciara Mageean  has a 1,000m best of 2:38.89, four seconds outside the Irish record.

World record attempts, 13 reigning World champions, a sold-out stadium and live on the BBC: it appears as if nothing has changed as Diamond League ath(...)

The alleys in the old town of Corfu. Ireland has been in a grey area as far as eligibility to travel to Greece is concerned. Photograph:  Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty Images

There should be three channels for arrivals at Greek airports: black, white and grey. Irish arrivals should join the grey queue. As Greece opens its (...)

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