Shadowed by Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi's killing, the council's upcoming summit will be held in Riyadh on December 9.
Akbar al Baker, chosen as the new head of international airlines' trade group, shocked people by suggesting that an airline CEO's job is too tough for a woman. A day later, he apologised.
The state-owned Gulf carrier has become the third-largest shareholder of Cathay Pacific with $662 million share purchase.
Number of airlines halting flights to and from the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital, Erbil, grows following non-binding referendum on independence.
Qatar's emir meets US delegation sent to the region by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The delegation earlier visited Kuwait.
Qatar Airways had said it wanted to be a passive investor and not take an active role in setting strategy at American, the world's biggest airline. But on Wednesday the Middle East airline said it had changed its mind.
Doha has said thousands of its citizens have been affected by the isolation measures in what has emerged as the worst diplomatic crisis to hit the Gulf in recent years.
Led by Saudi Arabia, several states in the Middle East and Africa have severed ties with Qatar since June 5, accusing the gas-rich Gulf state of supporting terrorism and Iran. Qatar denies the allegations.
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