The Swiss great had not played a match since a semi-final defeat by Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open in January 2020, 405 days ago.
Citing human rights abuses, campaigns to stop Germany, Denmark and Norway from participating in the contest are gaining steam. But is Qatar being unfairly singled out?
"I take this step consciously, full of pride and also very thankful and with uninterrupted motivation for the Euro (championships)," Joachim Loew says in a statement.
Saudi Arabia enjoyed a widespread bout of solidarity after the Khashoggi report, but as US-Saudi tensions grow, GCC states may find themselves in a perpetual balancing act.
Ankara's reaction comes after the bloc accused Turkey of forcing intervention "on our Arab brotherland".
The Qatari media network’s launch of Rightly, a digital platform that will cater to US conservatives, could be part of a strategy to future-proof Doha from political blowback.
"Rightly" will be a "new US-based digital platform that will generate content for audiences currently underrepresented in today's media environment," says Qatar-based broadcaster.
A Guardian report highlights Qatar's failure to protect its 2 million migrant workers or to look into the causes behind high death rates among workers.
The two sides met in Kuwait and discussed joint mechanisms and procedures for implementing an agreement reached last month to restore diplomatic, trade and travel ties with Doha, the UAE state news agency said.
While the recent Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia put an end to the three-and-a half-year gulf rift, it has also raised questions about Qatar’s relationship with Iran.
Bayern Munich struggled in the match played under heavy snowfall and Bielefeld would have left the German football league's relegation zone with a win but had a fourth goal ruled out by a VAR decision.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani also discussed regional issues during a meeting in Doha.
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