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Qatar to pull out of OPEC and focus on natural gas

Qatar to pull out of OPEC and focus on natural gas

Qatar hinted that it wanted freedom from an oil cartel dominated by Saudi Arabia, one of its regional rivals.

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Qatar will pull out of OPEC amid tension with Saudi Arabia
Qatar

Qatar will pull out of OPEC amid tension with Saudi Arabia

The tiny, energy-rich nation is mixing its aspirations to increase production outside of OPEC's constraints with the politics of slighting Saudi Arabia.

Qatar Air renews threat to quit global alliance over spat with Qantas
Qantas

Qatar Air renews threat to quit global alliance over spat with Qantas

Relations between the two airlines have soured further after a letter Qantas is said to have sent to staff attacking Qatar Air's expansion on routes to Australia.

  • by Benjamin Katz
Qatar World Cup to be best ever, FIFA head
Qatar

Qatar World Cup to be best ever, FIFA head

President Gianni Infantino says the controversial tournament is poised to be the best one yet during a visit to the 2022 host nation.

Qatar alleged to have used ex-CIA to sabotage Australia's World Cup bid
Qatar

Qatar alleged to have used ex-CIA to sabotage Australia's World Cup bid

FIFA has been urged to conduct an independent investigation into claims the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team attempted to sabotage rival bids from Australia and the US.

Qatar to buy New York's Plaza Hotel for more than $800 million
Donald Trump

Qatar to buy New York's Plaza Hotel for more than $800 million

The ultra-rich Gulf state has agreed to buy one of New York's most iconic buildings, adding a development that was once owned by Donald Trump to its portfolio.

  • by Dmitry Zhdannikov
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The princes, the President and the fortune seekers
United Arab Emirates

The princes, the President and the fortune seekers

A top Trump fundraiser ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who were seeking to alter US foreign policy.

  • by Desmond Butler
Enough is enough: Pompeo tells Saudis end Qatar spat, ease up in Yemen
Saudi Arabia

Enough is enough: Pompeo tells Saudis end Qatar spat, ease up in Yemen

The new United States secretary of state has told Saudi Arabia to end its costly spat with its neighbour Qatar and help end Yemen's worsening civil war.

  • by Gardiner Harris