Oil prices rise on optimism over supply, Doha meeting

Oil prices rose on Friday, lifted by hopes that a punishing global excess of crude oil could be nearing a tipping point and firm economic indicators from the United States and Germany that cast a positive light on growth in fuel demand.

Al-Jazeera says to cut around 500 jobs

Al-Jazeera says to cut around 500 jobs

Broadcaster Al-Jazeera said today that it is to shed around 500 jobs, most of them at its Qatar headquarters, as part of a "workforce optimisation initiative"

Prince Harry in Nepal on maiden official visit

Britain's Prince Harry on Saturday arrived here on his maiden visit to Nepal and called on Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli to discuss bilateral cooperation.

Viral video: Tiger caught in a traffic jam in Doha - Watch

Viral video: Tiger caught in a traffic jam in Doha - Watch

The act was caught on camera and the video became an instant hit on social media.

"Social curse" of huge personal debt raises worries in wealthy Qatar

Credit cards on the limit, huge bank borrowings and a struggle to repay loans: these are the personal debt problems of some Qataris despite the Gulf state`s reputation for fabulous wealth.

Mayookha Johny: Double strike for Indian athlete in Asian Indoor Athletics

Mayookha Johny: Double strike for Indian athlete in Asian Indoor Athletics

She won a medal each in triple jump and long jump events.

Dutee Chand blazes to new national record in women's 60m sprint

Dutee Chand blazes to new national record in women's 60m sprint

The 20-year-old sprinter from Gopalpur in Odisha clocked 7.28 secs in her heats.

Amazing Branden Grace wins again in Qatar

Amazing Branden Grace wins again in Qatar

The South African became the first player to win back-to-back Qatar Masters` titles.

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic thrashes Rafael Nadal in Doha final, claims 60th ATP title

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic thrashes Rafael Nadal in Doha final, claims 60th ATP title

Djokvic, who entered the final unscathed, without dropping a set, has now won his 60th ATP title. But it was a sad story for the Spaniard, who was playing in the 99th career final.

US prefers to deal with military regimes in Pakistan, says Hina Rabbani

 Former Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar defended Pakistan`s civilian leadership and her government`s role in the country`s disrupted democratic process, saying that the US government`s preference of dealing with military regimes has resulted in the pre-eminence of military influence in Pakistan.

'Terrorists pay just Rs 5000 to cross over to India from Pakistan via Nepal'

'Terrorists pay just Rs 5000 to cross over to India from Pakistan via Nepal'

Terrorists and criminals just pay Rs 5000 to move into or escape from India.

Qatar powers ahead with World Cup preparations

Qatar powers ahead with World Cup preparations

Qatar plans to spend $225 billion (212 billion euros) on new infrastructure, the Qatar National Bank estimated in a report in September.

Flood in desert: Heavy downpour brings Qatar to standstill

Flood in desert: Heavy downpour brings Qatar to standstill

Qatar was brought almost to standhill by heavy rains on Wednesday. Several schools and offices were closed in the desert country following water logging. Flight movement was also affected at Doha's Hamad International Airport.

Squash: Joshna Chinappa loses in Qatar classic quarters

Squash: Joshna Chinappa loses in Qatar classic quarters

Joshna Chinappa crashed out of Qatar Classic against Omneya Abdel Kawy of Egypt in the quarter-finals.

Amit Kumar wins silver in IPC Athletics Worlds, seals 2016 Rio Paralympic berth

Amit Kumar bagged a silver in men's club throw F51 event in the IPC Athletics World Championships.

Shiva Thapa settles for bronze at Worlds, still in hunt for Olympic berth

Shiva Thapa settles for bronze at Worlds, still in hunt for Olympic berth

Shiva Thapa settled for a bronze medal at the World Boxing Championships even though he remained in contention for an Olympic berth.

Boxer Shiva Thapa assured of medal at Worlds, eyes 2016 Rio Olympics berth next

Boxer Shiva Thapa assured of medal at Worlds, eyes 2016 Rio Olympics berth next

Shiva Thapa on Saturday became only the third Indian boxer ever to assure himself of a World Championships medal besides inching closer to an Olympic berth as he advanced to the semifinals with a dominating triumph here.

Three Afghan nationals deported from Doha reach Ahmedabad

Three Afghan nationals, including a woman, were deported from Doha Airport in Qatar for allegedly trying to fly to Israel on fake passports and visas.

Wasim Akram says PSL will benefit Pakistan cricket 'tremendously'

Wasim Akram says PSL will benefit Pakistan cricket 'tremendously'

Former Pakistan pace spearhead Wasim Akram believes that the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will help improve the country's cricket ' tremendously'.

Arrested Al-Jazeera journalist arrives back in Qatar

 Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour arrived back in Qatar on Tuesday, blaming his controversial two-day detention in Germany on pressure from the Egyptian government.