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War and Covid slow trade in Saluki dogs

Salukis, cousins of the greyhound, have been used for hunting for thousands of years in the Middle East and are some of the fastest canines.

‘Be bold, take risks’ to fix economy

Everyone has different solutions, but they all agree that time is running out — and Eskom is the priority

Qatar: Two years of crisis in the Gulf

It has been two years since Saudi Arabia, the UAE and their allies cut ties with Qatar, sparking a major diplomatic crisis in the Gulf region.

The Arab world’s silent reproductive revolution

Changing household structures, economic growth and contraceptives prompt dramatic drop in fertility rate, study finds

FIFA urged to probe Qatar World Cup allegations

A lucrative TV deal allegedly led to Qatar being awarded the 2022 tournament

World Cup host Qatar to introduce 100% booze tax

The issue of alcohol is likely to be a sensitive subject in the run-up to the World Cup in four years' time

War-ridden Yemen’s other frontline — the central bank

Yemen is afflicted by what diplomats call a famine of jobs and salaries, with the central bank torn between two warring parties

OPEC meets as Trump calls for oil taps to be kept on

​OPEC members and other oil-producing countries gather in Vienna on Thursday to discuss cutting output to prop up prices

Qatar to quit Saudi-dominated OPEC in 2019

The decision was 'technical and strategic' and had 'nothing to do with the 'blockade', says Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabi

Ceasefire puts Qatar’s role in Gaza back in spotlight

Qatar's involvement in the Gaza Strip contributed to an Israeli political crisis in recent days that almost brought down the government

‘Why not?’ Fifa boss says 48 teams ‘feasible’ for Qatar World Cup

Accommodating another 16 teams would vastly complicate Qatar's task in preparing for the World Cup

Denel lands deep in Gulf crisis

The South African arms manufacturer fends off undue pressure from Saudi military company

Government  ‘uncomfortable’  with Zuma meeting Qatar emir

Sources have confirmed that the department of international relations is unhappy about the meeting between the Emir of Qatar and the former president

Editorial: A beautiful game of capital gain

'​The Fifa World Cup is an extravagant symbol of so much that is wrong with this world. But let’s not kid ourselves: we are going to watch it anyway'

Gulf block remains in deadlock one year on

As Qatar maintains there is 'no legitimate justification' for the blockade, the Gulf Cooperation Council turmoil remains unresolved one year later

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