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Golf: Shubhankar Sharma makes three-under start in Qatar Masters

Golf: Shubhankar Sharma makes three-under start in Qatar Masters

The 21-year-old, who is on top of both the European and Asian Tour Order of Merit lists by virtue of two wins in less than two months, had five birdies against one double bogey and was lying tied-38th.

Feb 22, 2018, 20:01 PM IST
Petra Kvitova wins Qatar Open title to clinch top-10 return

Petra Kvitova wins Qatar Open title to clinch top-10 return

Kvitova overcame an awful start, which saw her lose the first five games, to eventually triumph 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 over Garbine Muguruza.

Feb 19, 2018, 12:13 PM IST
Petra Kvitova bounces back to stun World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki, reaches Qatar Open final

Petra Kvitova bounces back to stun World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki, reaches Qatar Open final

The World No 21 pulled herself back from a set down in the semifinal to send World No 1 Wozniacki packing. 

Feb 18, 2018, 09:25 AM IST
Simona Halep powers to victory on return in Qatar

Simona Halep powers to victory on return in Qatar

World number two Simona Halep won easily on her return to competitive action since losing the Australian Open final, beating Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets in the Qatar Open on Wednesday.

Feb 14, 2018, 21:05 PM IST
Qatar Open: Johanna Konta defeats qualifier Bernarda Pera to avenge Melbourne shock

Qatar Open: Johanna Konta defeats qualifier Bernarda Pera to avenge Melbourne shock

Johanna Konta powered past qualifier Bernarda Pera 7-6(5), 6-1 in the first round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday to avenge her shock defeat by the American in the Australian Open last month.

Feb 13, 2018, 23:55 PM IST
Maria Sharapova crashes out in Qatar Open first round

Maria Sharapova crashes out in Qatar Open first round

Romania's Monica Niculescu, ranked number 92 in the world, 51 places behind Sharapova, won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Feb 13, 2018, 19:40 PM IST
Flu-ridden Dominic Thiem forced to quit Qatar Open ahead of semifinals

Flu-ridden Dominic Thiem forced to quit Qatar Open ahead of semifinals

The tournament's number one seed was due to play Frenchman Gael Monfils on Friday evening in Doha.

Jan 05, 2018, 22:04 PM IST
Dominic Thiem in Doha quarterfinals as last seed standing

Dominic Thiem in Doha quarterfinals as last seed standing

Slovenian Bedene saved 12 out of 15 break points to push the Austrian but the world No. 5 Thiem survived the test 7-5, 6-4 and will now face rising Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Jan 04, 2018, 10:46 AM IST
Injured Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdraws from season-opener in Doha

Injured Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdraws from season-opener in Doha

The 32-year-old, who was the 2008 Australian Open runner-up to Novak Djokovic, is still expected to play in the opening Grand Slam tournament of the year at Melbourne Park, which starts on January 15.

Dec 26, 2017, 22:29 PM IST
Pankaj Advani sweeps round-robin stage at World Snooker Championships

Pankaj Advani sweeps round-robin stage at World Snooker Championships

It also helped the ace Indian cueist grab the top-seed spot in the draw of 64.

Nov 23, 2017, 16:48 PM IST
Pankaj Advani advances to World Snooker knockouts

Pankaj Advani advances to World Snooker knockouts

Seventeen-time world champion Pankaj Advani showed no signs of a billiards hangover as he marched through the round-robin stage of the snooker event with convincing wins at World Championships here.

Nov 21, 2017, 15:10 PM IST

Saudi Arabia to keep pressuring Qatar to meet Arab-bloc demands

Qatar "must respond to these requests in order to open a new page", Jubeir said.

Sep 10, 2017, 21:01 PM IST
Gulf crisis: Qatar makes legal complaint to WTO over trade boycott

Gulf crisis: Qatar makes legal complaint to WTO over trade boycott

Qatar has filed a legal complaint at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to challenge the trade boycott by the four Arab countries, the local media reported.

Aug 01, 2017, 10:05 AM IST

Qatar refuses to 'outsource foreign policy' in Gulf crisis

They have sealed the emirate's only land border, ordered its citizens to leave, and closed their airspace and waters to Qatari flights and shipping.

Jul 28, 2017, 14:54 PM IST

Kuwait tells Iranian embassy to cut staff after spy case

Last year Kuwait convicted 23 men - one Iranian and the rest Kuwaiti - of spying for Iran and Lebanese Shi`ite Muslim group Hezbollah after a cache of guns and explosives were discovered in a raid of the so-called "Abdali cell" in 2015.

Jul 20, 2017, 15:55 PM IST
UAE Foreign Minister denies any hacking of Qatar

UAE Foreign Minister denies any hacking of Qatar

Anwar Gargash denied as false a story in the Washington Post that cited US officials saying the UAE had orchestrated the hack of Qatar's state news agency.

Jul 17, 2017, 15:39 PM IST
US, Qatar sign agreement against financing terrorism

US, Qatar sign agreement against financing terrorism

In live footage, Rex Tillerson and Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani signed the pact, which they had been working on for a year, Tillerson explained, Efe news reported.

 

Jul 12, 2017, 10:03 AM IST

Qatar defiant as Saudi extends deadline to resolve Gulf rift

Qatar appeared defiant as Saudi Arabia and its allies on Monday extended a deadline for Doha to accept a series of demands to lift a de facto blockade.

Jul 03, 2017, 09:03 AM IST

Qatar says Arab demands 'made to be rejected'

"This list of demands is made to be rejected," Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said, referring to 13 demands placed on Doha by Saudi Arabia and its allies as the price for lifting an almost month-long "blockade" on Qatar.

Jul 02, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
Fresh economic sanctions on Qatar being considered: UAE envoy

Fresh economic sanctions on Qatar being considered: UAE envoy

The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain severed diplomatic and travel ties with Qatar this month, accusing it of funding hardline Islamist militant groups in the region, a charge Doha denies.

Jun 28, 2017, 14:32 PM IST