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Qatar confirms two citizens held in UAE

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:29

Qatar has confirmed the arrest in the United Arab Emirates of two of its citizens, described as "spies" by Emirati media, adding to tension between the Gulf neighbours.

Federations probed over illegal World Cup ticket sales

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 16:47

Brazilian authorities investigated whether members of the Brazilian, Argentine and Spanish football federations were involved in the illegal sale of World Cup tickets after police dismantled a scalping gang.

Saudi airline suspends operation to Peshawar

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 14:04

Saudi Arabia`s flag carrier has stopped flights to northwestern Peshawar city in Pakistan after this week`s attack on a plane that killed a passenger.

President congratulates Qatar`s Emir

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 15:30

President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on the first anniversary of his accession as the Emir of Qatar.

Renegade Libya general warns Turks, Qataris

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 01:33

The spokesman for a renegade Libyan general who has been waging an offensive against Islamists today called on Turks and Qataris to leave the country`s east within two days or suffer a backlash from the public.

Israeli air forces strike military sites in Gaza

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 10:06

Israeli air force carried out a number of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip Sunday, destroying military sites of Palestinian military groups, security sources said.

Israel threatens UN envoy over Qatar cash for Palestinians

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 02:16

Israel`s foreign minister said today the UN`s special envoy could be declared persona non grata for offering to help transfer Qatari funds to the Gaza Strip.

CCI gives green signal to Amex-Qatar Holding joint venture

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 18:01

Fair trade watchdog CCI has approved the proposed joint venture between American Express and Juweel Investors, part of sovereign wealth fund Qatar Holding, saying the deal is unlikely to have an adverse impact on competition in India.

Iraq crisis: US deploys `military personnel`; mulls joint action with Iran

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 09:23

Over three years after US troops pulled out of Iraq ending nine years of war, President Barack Obama is sending American troops back to Iraq.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Iran v Nigeria - As it happened...

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 02:51

Welcome to our coverage of this important Group F clash between Iran and Nigeria at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba.

Qatar to pay former Hamas civil servant salaries

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 23:23

Qatar is stepping in temporarily to help the new Palestinian unity government pay former employees of Islamist movement Hamas`s disbanded Gaza government, an official said today.

Mega-events may get less ambitious as Brazil counts World Cup costs

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 11:39

Plagued by delays and opposition at home, the World Cup in Brazil might be a turning point for sporting mega-events, forcing soccer`s governing body and the International Olympic Committee to accept less ambitious bids to reduce the risk of public backlash.