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Qatar will likely be represented at the summit by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

The trio confirmed their attendance in official statements published by their football associations just over a week ahead of the tournament.

Kuwait says dispute between Qatar, Gulf neighbours is unacceptable

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Kuwait says dispute between Qatar, Gulf neighbours is unacceptable

The emir of Kuwait has told the Kuwaiti parliament that a 30-month dispute between Qatar and Gulf countries - which have imposed a blockade on Doha - is not acceptable.

Qatar blockade: Severed brotherhood, unshaken defiance

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Qatar blockade: Severed brotherhood, unshaken defiance

Two years on, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt’s blockade of Qatar has largely failed to have an impact on Qatar's trajectory.

Qatar marks second anniversary of news agency hacking

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Qatar marks second anniversary of news agency hacking

Qatar has marked the second anniversary of the hacking of its news agency's website. False news published by the hackers was used to justify a ...

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Qatar slams Saudi Arabia's 'ironic' call for Gulf unity

Qatar slammed Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir for calling for Qatar to 'return to the fold' of the GCC while also 'attacking' the country.

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Qatar 'welcomes all' despite continued blockade

Qatar has stressed that its borders are open for everyone after an official hinted that people from countries boycotting Doha were not welcome ...

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Sudan government urges international community to back military council

Sudan's foreign ministry on Sunday urged the international community to back the country's new military council, which took power on Thursday ...

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Qatar emir quits Arab summit early, leaves Tunisia

A Tunisian official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad had walked out during the speech of League Secretary ...

Qatar Cabinet approves foreigner property rule

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Qatar Cabinet approves foreigner property rule

Non-Qataris could soon be allowed to fully own property in 10 unspecified areas of the country, according to a statement from the Qatar News ...

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Qatar demands Riyadh release missing citizens amid Khashoggi controversy

Qatar has urged Saudi Arabia to disclose the fate of four missing Qatari nationals as international pressure grows over the fate of journalist ...

Spotlight on MbS' 'enforcer' Saud al-Qahtani amid Khashoggi affair

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Spotlight on MbS' 'enforcer' Saud al-Qahtani amid Khashoggi affair

A controversial Saudi royal adviser to Mohammed bin Salman known for his threats against dissidents and journalists comes to the spotlight amid ...

Qatar emir to tour Latin America amid ongoing blockade

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Qatar emir to tour Latin America amid ongoing blockade

Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is to meet the presidents of Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and Paraguay to 'discuss ways of strengthening ...

Qatar pledges massive funding for schoolgirls in developing countries

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Qatar pledges massive funding for schoolgirls in developing countries

The emir of Qatar has pledged to fund education for one million school girls in developing countries over the next three years, state-run media ...

Mahmoud Abbas holds talks in Doha with Qatari Emir

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Mahmoud Abbas holds talks in Doha with Qatari Emir

Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Qatar to meet with the country's Emir to discuss the Palestinian issue amid efforts by the US to push for a ...

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Qatar, US plan 'expansion' of Al-Udeid airbase

Qatari state media confirmed plans to expand al-Udeid airbase, the biggest military facility used by Washington in the Gulf as it battles jihadists.

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Qatar invests half billion dollars in Sudan agriculture

Qatar has announced plans to invest $500 million into Sudan's agricultural and food sectors over the next three years, state-run news agency ...

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Saudi-based agents hacked Qatar state news website, documentary reveals

Agents working in a Saudi ministry in the capital Riyadh were behind the hacking of Qatar's state-run news agency last year, a documentary has ...

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Hacked Qatar news site behind crisis back on Twitter

In its first tweet since May 24 last year, the Qatar News Agency announced the emir had sent a message to Azerbaijan's president.

Qatar looks to boost foreign investment amid blockade

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Qatar looks to boost foreign investment amid blockade

Qatar has approved a draft law aimed at boosting foreign investment and economic development, the state-run Qatar News Agency has reported.

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Saudi Arabia slams Israeli fire, silent on Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia has condemned the violence against Gaza protesters but remains quiet on Trump's embassy move.

Egypt 'blocks Qatari officials' from attending Arab League meetings

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Egypt 'blocks Qatari officials' from attending Arab League meetings

Egypt has prevented Qatari officials from taking part in an Arab League meetings in Cairo this week, Qatari state-run QNA news agency ...

Qatar attends military drill in Saudi Arabia despite crisis

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Qatar attends military drill in Saudi Arabia despite crisis

Qatari troops have taken part in military exercises in Saudi Arabia, despite a blockade imposed on the emirate by its neighbours, Qatari state ...

Qatar Emir to meet Trump, hoping to end crisis

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Qatar Emir to meet Trump, hoping to end crisis

The Emir of Qatar will meet with US President Donald Trump at the White House next week, hoping to end a spat that has riven the Gulf.

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