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I had dinner in the S$5,000 Qatar Airways business class seat that looks like a luxury suite – here’s what it was like

Pay the price of a business class ticket, but enjoy all the luxury of a first class suite.
Emir of Qatar Sheikh bin Hamad al-Thani

Qatar set to leave OPEC in January as Middle East spat worsens

Qatar has announced it will quit the cartel effective January 1, adding additional bite to proceedings ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna on Thursday.
Mieido Shrine, Kyoto, Japan, photographed in April 2016. Japan is the 10th safest country in the world.

These are the 20 safest and most crime-free countries

These countries have the lowest rates of homicide, terrorism, and organized crime as well as a reliable police force, according to a new report.
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud at UN headquarters in New York City, March 27, 2018.

Saudi Arabia’s ambitious new crown prince is reportedly hiding out on his superyacht, ‘fearing for his security’

While Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been heralded as an ambitious reformer, many of his policies have generated frustration inside the kingdom — and he's said to be worried about backlash.
Doha, the capital of Qatar.

Saudi Arabia dropped another major hint that it’s moving forward with plans to turn rival Qatar into an island

A senior adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tweeted that he was "impatiently waiting for details" on plans to dig a canal along its 38-mile (61 kilometer) border with Qatar.
Russian President Vladimir Putin with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, in 2014.

Trump’s fight with Turkey is helping Russia and Iran

NATO's largest standing army in Europe is now cosying up to Iran and indebted to Qatar. Russia and China could be waiting in the wings to get closer to Turkey too if the US continues its tariffs.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a ceremony marking the second anniversary of the attempted coup at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, July 15, 2018.

Turkey’s lira is rallying after a $15 billion loan from Qatar

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan tweeted: "I sincerely thank Sheikh Tamim and the Qatari people for standing by Turkey. There is no doubt that our strong relations with the friendly and brotherly state of Qatar will continue to evolve in many areas."

Saudi Arabia is planning to turn its rival Qatar into an island

Saudi Arabia may be moving forward with plans to dig a canal along its 38-mile border with Qatar. The canal would turn its Gulf rival into an island. The move may also be aimed at further isolating Qatar, which was diplomatically cut off by Gulf nations last year.

The CEO of Qatar Airways apologized for saying a woman couldn’t do his job

The CEO of Qatar Airways, where women make up nearly half the workforce, apologized for saying that a woman couldn't do his job because it is "very challenging." In his apology, Akbar al Baker said the airline was the first to employ female pilots and one of the first to train female engineers.

Charles Kushner explains his meeting with Qatar’s finance minister, says it was ‘a wrong thing to do,’ but ‘none of us knew th...

Charles Kushner, the real-estate developer and father of President Donald Trump's senior adviser Jared, said in an interview with The Real Deal that his much-scrutinized meeting with the Qatari finance minister last year was "wrong."