Taliban, Afghan govt to hold second round of talks by July-end

The Afghanistan government and the Taliban representatives are expected to hold the second round of their peace talks at the end of this month, officials said on Saturday.

Asian cricket body invites bids for T20 Championship
Asian cricket body invites bids for T20 Championship

Asian Cricket Council, which now functions under the umbrella of the ICC, has invited bids from some of its member countries to host the Asian T20 Championship early next year.

Plea to secure release of 7 TN fishermen held in Qatar

A fishermen body on Wednesday appealed to the central and Tamil Nadu governments to secure the release of seven fishermen from Kanyakumari district who had been arrested by the Qatar authorities for entering into their sea zone on July 3.

Plea to secure release of 7 Tamil fishermen held in Qatar

A fishermen body today appealed to the central and Tamil Nadu governments to secure the release of seven fishermen from Kanyakumari district who had been arrested by the Qatar authorities for entering into their sea zone on July 3.

Qatar says Chattanooga shooter only changed planes there

The shooter in last week's killing of five US servicemen in Tennessee transited through Qatar on his way back from a 2014 visit to Jordan but never set foot outside the airport, authorities in the Gulf nation said today as they condemned the deadly attack.

Bomb threat to Kerala's Sri Krishna temple, security tightened

Security has been tightened at the famous Sri Krishna temple here following a bomb hoax on Tuesday, police said.

MLS makes offer to star striker Didier Drogba: Report
MLS makes offer to star striker Didier Drogba: Report

Didier Drogba, the 37-year-old striker who called it quits for Chelsea earlier this year, is being wooed by Major League Soccer but has competition from Qatar, ESPN reported Friday.

Israeli NGO asks Barcelona to suspend ties with Qatar Foundation

 An Israeli NGO has called on FC Barcelona to suspend ties with its Qatar Foundation title sponsor as it is "immoral to receive funding from a country that supports terrorist groups".

FIFA bans ex-World Cup bid inspection chief for seven years
FIFA bans ex-World Cup bid inspection chief for seven years

Football`s world governing body FIFA on Monday banned the former head of their bid evaluation committee for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups for seven years for "confidentiality" breaches.

Scared of getting arrested if I leave Switzerland: Sepp Blatter
Scared of getting arrested if I leave Switzerland: Sepp Blatter

World football governing body FIFA's Swiss president Sepp Blatter has admitted he would not leave his country as he fears arrest.

CVC say they are under no pressure to sell F1
CVC say they are under no pressure to sell F1

Formula One`s commercial rights holders CVC Capital Partners are under no pressure to sell their controlling stake in the sport and want to keep it, co-chairman Donald Mackenzie told Reuters on Saturday.

Egypt court ruling in Al-Jazeera retrial on July 30

An Egyptian court said Monday it will deliver its verdict on July 30 in the retrial of two Al-Jazeera journalists who were previously sentenced to up to 10 years in jail.

Martin Whitmarsh fears F1 could ''crash and burn''
Martin Whitmarsh fears F1 could ''crash and burn''

Former McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh says he is saddened by the current state of Formula One and fears it may "crash and burn" before eventually recovering.

President Mukherjee greets Qatar's emir on accession anniversary

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday extended his greetings to the government and the people of Qatar on the occasion its emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani's accession, to be celebrated on June 25.

Miami Dolphins chief, Qatar eye F1 takeover: Report
Miami Dolphins chief, Qatar eye F1 takeover: Report

The owner of the Miami Dolphins NFL team is to join up with Qatar in a bid to take over Formula One, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.

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.

Prince Charles overseas trips cost Britain almost £1m: Accounts

 Official trips by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla cost the British public almost £1 million last year but total net royal funding remained constant, official accounts revealed Wednesday.

Qatar `kafala` reforms face fresh delay

Qatar`s pledge to abolish its controversial "kafala" labour system by the end of 2015 has received a major setback after Doha`s main consultative body expressed serious doubts about proposed reforms.

Qatar group to push sports integrity in US even as World Cup award faces probes
Qatar group to push sports integrity in US even as World Cup award faces probes

FIFA`s granting of rights to Qatar to host the World Cup in 2022 is a focus of U.S. and Swiss probes into alleged corruption at soccer`s governing body, but that isn`t stopping a group financed by the tiny nation from coming to Washington this week to talk about cleaning up sports. 

Qatar vast gas reserves 'to last 138 years': Report

 Qatar's gas reserves are so vast it can maintain production at current rates for another 138 years, according to an official report published today.