Dambar Rai drives a taxi in Qatar’s capital Doha. He’s a lonely man. His family lives 4,000 kilometers away in Nepal. He transfers almost all his earnings to them. Rai says he wants to give his daughter a better future.
Eighteen months after a Saudi-led blockade was imposed, Qatar isn't just moving on but planning to move ahead. The desert country shows it has the gumption — and the money — to brook frosty relations with its neighbors.
A senior Saudi official has appeared to confirm Riyadh's plans to dig a canal separating Qatar from the mainland, turning it into an island. Qatar has been diplomatically isolated from its neighbors for over a year.
Media outlets in the Middle East are getting clear instructions on the right way to cover the Jamal Khashoggi case. Qatari and Saudi media, in particular, disagree in a region where press freedom is largely unknown.
Qatar has come under criticism following the deaths of hundreds of foreign workers, including at FIFA 2022 World Cup venues. It's pledged reforms, but what's happening on the ground? Anchal Vohra reports from Qatar.
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