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Abbas, Hamas chief hold second day of talks in Qatar

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 20:47

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas and exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal held a second day of talks in Qatar, a Palestinian source told a news agency.

Foley beheading `crime` against Islam`s principles: Qatar

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:25

Qatar, accused by a German minister of financing Islamic State (IS) jihadists, condemned today the group`s beheading of US journalist James Foley as a "crime against the principles of Islam".

Qatar financing IS jihadists: German minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 19:22

Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel this week urged a "debate" about who has been and is financing the IS, but without naming any countries.

Man held over bomb threat as RAF escorts jet to UK airport

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 20:03

British police on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of making a hoax bomb threat that forced a Qatar Airways plane to make an emergency landing under military jet escort.

Qatar Airways starts second freighter service to Delhi

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 15:20

The airline already operates two daily passenger flights to Delhi.

Turkish FM flying to Qatar to seek Gaza truce: Official

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 14:48

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu cancelled a scheduled trip to France and flew to Qatar on Friday to help efforts for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, a Turkish official said.

Kerry reaches out to Hamas allies to press truce

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:47

US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke on Thursday to his counterparts in Qatar and Turkey, which support the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, as he pressed for a Gaza ceasefire.

FIFA `bidding` scam report delayed by several weeks

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:46

FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia`s report on alleged World Cup bidding scam has been reportedly delay ed by several weeks.

Qatar Airways confirms Boeing 777 jets order for $18.9bn

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 16:28

In total, the 777 package is worth about USD40 billion to Boeing.

Qatar to buy Patriot missiles in USD 11 bln deal: US officials

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 00:36

Qatar plans to buy US Patriot missile batteries and Apache attack helicopters in an arms deal worth about USD 11 billion, senior Pentagon officials said on Monday.

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.