Oil plunged Monday a day after top producers failed to reach a deal in Doha to cap output.
OPEC warned that the world remains awash with crude ahead of a crunch meeting in Doha to discuss a production freeze to boost the oil price.
Qatar's state-funded broadcaster Al-Jazeera announced a fresh round of job cuts with around 500 positions being lost.
Qatar's population has reached 2.5 million people, swollen by the huge numbers of foreign workers employed in the tiny Gulf emirate.
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates face regional divisions, but will struggle to find common ground.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Doha, Qatar.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde warned that global energy prices could remain low for years and urged Gulf countries to adjust their budgets.
Michelle Obama arrived in Qatar on the opening stage of her first solo Middle East tour, where she is expected to call for addressing "cultural beliefs" obstructing girl's education.
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has received Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah.
Russia and Qatar could lose the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if irregularities are proven in them being awarded the hosting rights.
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke on Friday confirmed Russia and Qatar will host the World Cups in 2018 and 2022 respectively.
Kazakhstani Greco-Roman wrestler Nursultan Tursynov has become a silver medalist of the Asian Wrestling Championships in Qatar.
French President Francois Hollande arrived in Qatar to oversee the signing of a multi-billion-euro deal to sell 24 Rafale fighter jets to the gas-rich emirate.
Secretary of State John Kerry praised Qatar for its help in trying to resolve the crisis in Yemen, amid hints the US is in contact with Shiite rebels through go-betweens.
Majilis, a lower chamber of Kazakhstan's Parliament, has considered the Tax Treaty between Kazakhstan and Qatar to avoid double taxation.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has appointed new ambassadors to India, Jordan and Qatar.
The Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Monday in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring states.
The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, made a surprise visit Tuesday to Saudi Arabia where he discussed developments in strife-torn Gaza with King Abdullah, state media said.
Kazakhstan, a Central Asian oil producer, will expand its cooperation with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
The group of Kazakhstani companies of KazPV project (Astana Solar, Kazakhstan Solar Silicon and KazSilicon) together with American Clean Power Innovation have signed a memorandum with Qatar Solar Energy to supply silicon and plates for solar panels.
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