Five days on, five things to know about Qatar-Gulf rift

Five days on, five things to know about Qatar-Gulf rift

Qatar vows to defy pressure as Saudi-led bloc hardens stance against Doha despite a flurry of diplomacy. Most residents of Qatar were still fast asleep when neighbouring Bahrain on Monday announced it was cutting diplomatic ties with Doha, delivering the first of a series of coordinated diplomatic strikes that has left the region in disarray. […]

Qataris defend country’s right to host World Cup

London: Saeed Brahimi should be in his footballing prime when the World Cup kicks off in Qatar in 2022. He plays on the right wing for the national under-19s side and will be 26 when the tournament starts — the same age as Adam Lallana, the England attacker who is about to get his first […]