DOHA: Qatar is to restore full diplomatic relations with regional power Iran, its foreign ministry announced Thursday, in a significant move at a time of diplomatic friction within the Gulf. A statement from the ministry said our aimed to bolster relations between the two countries, which share the world's largest natural gas field. "The State announced today that its ambassador to Tehran will return to exercise its diplomatic duties," read the statement. Qatar was also seeking to "strengthen bilateral relations…
BEIRUT: Islamic State fighters in Syria said on Monday they had taken control of a gas field in the central province of Homs, the second gas field seized in a week after battles with government forces.