FIFA: Only 32 teams in Qatar World Cup 2022
World football's governing body was hoping to expand the competition to include 48 countries. However, that would have needed another Gulf country to host games along with Qatar, amid deteriorating ties in the region.
$575m Qatar World Cup stadium opens
Qatar inaugurated its first purpose-built stadium for the 2022 World Cup, staging a domestic cup final in the $575 million, 40,000-capacity Al-Wakrah venue, which is also Spanish midfielder Xavi's last final before he retires.
Qatar says will leave OPEC
The Gulf nation of Qatar's new energy minister said that his country will leave OPEC effective January of 2019. He said that he had informed OPEC of his decision ahead of his announcement.
Doha bank talking to foreign lender to raise debt
Doha Bank Chief Executive Officer Raghavan Seetharaman discusses the impact of Qatar’s spat with its neighbors on banks, fundraising, and expansion strategy.
Qatar says demands are 'made to be rejected'
Demands made of Qatar by four other Arab states were designed to be rejected, Doha's foreign minister said on Saturday, explaining that their ultimatum was aimed not at tackling terrorism but at curtailing his country's sovereignty.
No solid ground to question Russia, Qatar World Cups - FIFA Secretary General
FIFA says no suggestions either Russia or Qatar did anything to warrant losing the right to stage World Cup tournament.
'There is no blockade of Qatar': Saudi FM
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir denies a 'blockade of Qatar,' saying during an appearance with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, that Saudi's closure of its airspace to flights from Qatar is the kingdom's 'sovereign right.'
Russia's Lavrov calls for talks to ease Qatar stand-off
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says the country is concerned over Arab nations cutting ties with the Gulf state.