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Qatar: Sheikhdom on the west coast of the Persian Gulf
Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a country located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with neighbouring Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) monarchy Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. The Gulf of Bahrain, an inlet of the Persian Gulf, separates Qatar from nearby Bahrain.

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US envoy in Qatar: Gulf dispute 'gone on too long' [Video]

US envoy in Qatar: Gulf dispute 'gone on too long'

On a visit to Doha, American special envoy Brian Hook says Qatar blockade continues to 'harm shared regional interests'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 00:57Published
Xavi tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Qatar league restart [Video]

Xavi tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Qatar league restart

Al-Sadd coach Xavi has tested positive for COVID-19 but the former Barcelona and Spain midfielder says he's asymptomatic.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:41Published
'A privilege': Swimming with endangered whale sharks in Qatar [Video]

'A privilege': Swimming with endangered whale sharks in Qatar

Al Jazeera gets exclusive access off the Qatari coast, which hosts large gatherings of the biggest fish on the planet.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:43Published
Qatar releases match schedule for 2022 FIFA World Cup [Video]

Qatar releases match schedule for 2022 FIFA World Cup

It has been designed to reduce the effect on the European football season, and organisers hope the tournament will act as a global celebration of overcoming the coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published
ICJ backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours [Video]

ICJ backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours

The International Court of Justice rejects appeal by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE over an air blockade.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
UN's top court backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours [Video]

UN's top court backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours

The International Court of Justice rejects appeal by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE over an air blockade.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 12:01Published
Qatar blockade: ICJ due to rule on airspace rights dispute [Video]

Qatar blockade: ICJ due to rule on airspace rights dispute

The International Court of Justice is to issue its verdict on a dispute over Qatar airspace rights.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:58Published
100m world champ Coleman provisionally suspended after whereabouts failure [Video]

100m world champ Coleman provisionally suspended after whereabouts failure

World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman is provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) and could miss next year's Tokyo Olympics after violating anti-doping whereabouts rules.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:22Published

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