Qatar, the world's largest seller of liquefied natural gas (LNG), told consumers it was powerless to cool energy prices as British steelmakers said they could be forced to halt output in the face of soaring costs.
Senior negotiators from the Afghan government and the Taliban met for fresh peace talks in the Qatari capital of Doha as Taliban militants escalated attacks on cities and villages and took over a vast swath of territory.
Iranian President-elect Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi underlined the need for an end to foreign interference in regional affairs, stating that collective security and stability will be ensured once such an ideal is realized.
Qatar will only allow people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend next year's World Cup and is in talks to secure one million doses in case global immunisation efforts lag, the prime minister said.
Qatar has supplied Iran with two batched of medicines used for treatment of complicated diseases as Tehran continues to struggle with sanctions imposed by the US which hamper its access to humanitarian items.