First commercial flight between Qatar and Saudi Arabia in three and a half years comes after a landmark agreement that has ended a bitter rift between GCC neighbours, allowing families to reunite.
Airliner says it will seek billions in compensation from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt for closing their airspace to the flag carrier as part of a regional feud.
Some airline companies have cancelled all China flights, while others only cancelled some flights or routes to prevent further spread of the deadly virus.
With airlines and shipping companies diverting or altogether cancelling trips in the Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz, Qatar's lifeline, is on edge.
Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim al Thani meets with US President Donald Trump in Washington after his country enters the third year of a blockade by Gulf neighbours Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.
Qatar is already blocked from accessing Saudi and Emirati airspace since they implemented a 2017 blockade.
Both sides on either end of the Gulf crisis have issued demands that make any compromise difficult to imagine. The optimism of a breakthrough amid the glimmers of hope this month is misplaced.
Turkey's national carrier is aiming to expand service and officials have rejected reports that its considering selling shares to foreign investors.
After the Qatari national football team won against Japan with 3-1 late on Friday and marked its first Asia Cup victory, huge crowds celebrated their national team back in Qatar.
Shadowed by Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi's killing, the council's upcoming summit will be held in Riyadh on December 9.
Akbar al Baker, chosen as the new head of international airlines' trade group, shocked people by suggesting that an airline CEO's job is too tough for a woman. A day later, he apologised.
The state-owned Gulf carrier has become the third-largest shareholder of Cathay Pacific with $662 million share purchase.
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