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Gulf Row Stunts Qatar Hajj Numbers

Qatar has sent only dozens of its citizens across the border to Saudi Arabia for this week's hajj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites because of the increasingly bitter crisis between the Gulf neighbors.

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Qatar Limits Hours, Ensures Pay for Domestic Workers

Qatar has approved a law limiting domestic staff to a maximum of 10 hours' work a day, the first such protection for thousands of household maids, nannies and cooks in the emirate.

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Qatar Welcomes Saudi 'Political' Decision to Open Border for Hajj

The Qatari foreign minister on Thursday welcomed Saudi Arabia's decision to reopen the two countries' border to Muslim pilgrims, while lashing out at Riyadh's "politicisation" of religious freedoms.

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Qatar Announces 5 Billion Euro Order for Warships from Italy

Qatar announced on Wednesday a five-billion-euro order for seven warships from Italy in the midst of a nearly two-month diplomatic crisis with neighboring Saudi Arabia and its allies.

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Qatar Airways Says Flights Now Exempt from U.S. Laptop Ban

Qatar Airways announced on Thursday that it had won exemption from a U.S. ban on passengers taking laptops and tablet computers on flights from its Doha hub.

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Qatar Urges 'Dialogue', Says Rivals Trying to Undermine Its 'Sovereignty'

Qatar's foreign minister called for "dialogue" on Wednesday to resolve the Gulf diplomatic crisis, accusing Arab states that have cut ties with Qatar of trying to undermine the nation's sovereignty.

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Gulf Foreign Ministers to Discuss Qatar Crisis in Cairo

Egypt will host the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Wednesday to discuss the crisis with Qatar, Cairo's foreign ministry said. 

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Bahrain Accuses Qatar of 'Military Escalation'

Bahrain's foreign minister on Monday accused Qatar of a "military escalation" in the Gulf diplomatic crisis, an apparent reference to Doha's allowing Turkish troops on its territory.

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Qatar Airways Profits Reached $540 Million before Gulf Crisis

Qatar Airways said Sunday its net profits rose by almost 22 percent in the last financial year that ended in March, before the diplomatic fallout with its Gulf neighbors.

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Qatar Denounces Gulf States' 'Policy of Domination'

A senior counter-terrorism adviser to Qatar's foreign minister has hit out at the diplomatic squeeze on Doha by several Gulf states, calling it a "policy of domination and control."

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