New air routes open for Qatar flights

Some of the airspace corridors over the Gulf were opened yesterday shortening the current flight times into the capital and Qatar Airways hub, Doha.

Israel moves to close Al Jazeera, ban its journalists

Doha-based network denounces the decision to revoke credentials of its journalists and close its offices in Jerusalem.

Bahrain to ease airspace curbs on Qatar from today

The first ease of Bahrain Flight Information Region (FIR) airspace to Qatar is effective today and more airspace is scheduled to open effective August 17.

Qatar denies Arab states’ air corridor claim

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain, which have tried to isolate Qatar, said on Sunday they would allow Qatari planes to use air corridors in emergencies, but Doha denied it, saying they were spreading “false information”.

Emir greets India’s new President

Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani sent a cable of congratulations to President Ram Nath Kovind on his election and swearing in as President of the Republic of India.

Qatar Charity plans QR30m projects in Bangladesh

Qatar Charity has announced plans for its programmes and projects to be implemented in Bangladesh during the second half of this year.

MoI: Hacking originated from UAE

Sharing details of hacking of Qatar News Agency (QNA) website and associated social media accounts, the investigation team of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) yesterday revealed that hacking ‘originated from the UAE’.

Saudi Arabia slaps curbs on Qatari Haj pilgrims

In a statement, the Saudi Haj ministry said Qatari pilgrims arriving by plane must use airlines in agreement with the Saudi authorities.

Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qatari citizens

Qatari nationals will have to apply for a visa in an embassy abroad in order to enter Egypt, foreign ministry says.

Moldovan conditionally exempts Qataris from visa formalities

The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova adopted a law that exempts citizens of the State of Qatar from visa requirements from entering Moldova, if they have a residence or a valid visa from any EU or Schengen area countries.