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  • Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker in Doha on July 13, 2017.

    Akbar Al Baker considers Donald Trump a friend, and he does not fault the U.S. president for trying to get the best deals for America.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 5- There was much bonhomie as a few dozen people, including members of Congress and U.S. administration officials, gathered last week for dinner in a posh Washington neighborhood in honor of Qatar's foreign minister. "You have been a great friend to the United States," Mnuchin told Thani, praising Qatar for its cooperation on...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 5- There was much bonhomie as a few dozen people, including members of Congress and U.S. administration officials, gathered last week for dinner in a posh Washington neighborhood in honor of Qatar's foreign minister. "You have been a great friend to the United States," Mnuchin told Thani, praising Qatar for its cooperation on...

  • LONDON, July 3- The tiny but ultra-rich Gulf state of Qatar has agreed to buy one of New York's most iconic buildings, the Plaza Hotel, for around $600 million, adding a development that was once owned by U.S. Qatar has been buying top hotels and luxury properties in the West over the past decade as part of a drive by its $300 billion- plus sovereign wealth fund to...

  • DUBAI, July 2- India's Carnival Cinemas and a partner in the United Arab Emirates are in talks to buy Qatar- based Novo Cinemas' theaters in the UAE and Bahrain, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The potential deal highlights moves to separate cross-border businesses in the Gulf following a boycott imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE,...

  • Artists believe that this work expresses his beliefs toward the migration crisis. One artwork was even found near a former center for migrants in Paris.

  • DOHA, June 25- Six months ago Serkan Ucar arrived in Doha to scope out business opportunities- away from his usual patch. A year ago Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut transport and trade links with Doha, accusing it of backing terrorism- a charge it strongly denies. In the bitter diplomatic and economic chill, Ankara sided with Qatar.

  • The 2018 FIFA World Cup official match ball.

    The U.S. men's soccer team must quickly figure out how to reimagine the American game, says U.S. Soccer CEO Dan Flynn.

  • Qatar Airways CEO says a woman couldn't do his job

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on sexist comments from Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker that a woman could not handle being the CEO of the company.

  • *Egypt falls ahead of impending cut in energy subsidies. DUBAI, June 5- Qatar and Saudi markets led Gulf stocks higher on Tuesday amid optimism index compiler MSCI will upgrade Riyadh to emerging market status and continued fund flows into Qatari blue-chips after MSCI recently raised their weightings. Qatari stocks climbed 2 percent, with market heavyweight...

  • PARIS, June 2- Saudi Arabia's King Salman has threatened to take military action if Qatar installs a Russian air defense system, France's Le Monde newspaper reported. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar last year, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism, which it denies. Le Monde said that Saudi...

  • SINGAPORE, May 30- Singapore Airlines Ltd said it would launch the world's longest commercial flight in October, a near-19 hour non-stop journey from Singapore to the New York area. The 8,277 nautical mile flight from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey with 161 business class and premium economy seats will eclipse the 7,843 nautical mile Qatar Airways flight from...

  • The Doha Skyline at the Sheraton Grand Hotel on November 17, 2016 in Doha, Qatar.

    Bahrain sees no resolution in sight to a diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbors, which cut diplomatic and trade ties with the tiny Gulf Arab state nearly a year ago.

  • RIYADH, May 27- Bahrain sees no resolution in sight to a diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbours, which cut diplomatic and trade ties with the tiny Gulf Arab state nearly a year ago. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed travel and trade ties with Qatar last June, alleging it was backing Iran and supporting terrorism.

  • Elliott Broidy

    Elliott Broidy's agreement to pay $1.6 million to former Playboy Playmate Shera Bechard was arranged by Michael Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer for President Donald Trump.

  • DUBAI, May 21- Property stocks in Dubai and Abu Dhabi rose in early Monday trading after the United Arab Emirates approved a system to grant residency visas of up to 10 years to investors and specialists. Emaar Properties rose 4 percent and DAMAC Properties climbed 1.3 percent, lifting the Dubai index by 1.3 percent. The UAE cabinet also approved steps on Sunday...

  • Qatari Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim al-Thani.

    At the time of the meeting, Cohen was under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in New York, who still are probing a $130,000 payment Cohen made to porn star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump.

  • An Israeli soldier stands next to signs pointing out distances to different cities, on Mount Bental, an observation post in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that overlooks the Syrian side of the Quneitra crossing, Israel May 10, 2018.

    The deadly rocket exchange between Israel and Iran along Syria's border is a sign of escalating tension following the U.S. exit from the nuclear deal.

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW/ DUBAI, May 10- When Qatar negotiated a deal to increase its holding in Rosneft it told the Russian oil company it wanted higher returns on its existing stake before it bought more, three sources familiar with the deal said. Qatar's request was one of the triggers which prompted Igor Sechin, Rosneft's boss and a close ally of President Vladimir Putin,...

  • *Al-Kaabi aims to keep Qatar's No. 1 LNG exporter ranking. DOHA, May 8- When Qatar's Gulf neighbors and Egypt sought to isolate Doha with a boycott imposed last year, the nation's top energy official kept a cool head and ensured oil and gas exports barely felt a hiccup. His understated office layout gives little indication that Al-Kaabi is one of Qatar's most...