Gaza peace prospects shaky after Hamas refusal to disarm

Prospects of a final deal on a long-term Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas were seen as shaky on Friday after its leader ruled out Israeli demands to disarm the Palestinian militant group.

Morsi accused of smuggling top secret documents to Qatar

Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has been accused of smuggling top secret documents to Qatar through Doha-based Al-Jazeera Channel harming national security during his rule.

Ancient Inca roads win coveted World Heritage status

UN cultural agency UNESCO today granted its coveted World Heritage status to a vast and ancient Inca road system spanning six countries in South America.

UNESCO lists Tanzanian reserve among endangered heritage sites

UN cultural body UNESCO on Wednesday put the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania on the list of endangered World Heritage sites because of widespread poaching.

IATA adopts resolution to tackle in-flight passenger behaviour

To check growing instances of unruly in-flight behaviour by passengers, airlines around the world have decided to work jointly on steps to check the menace.

Airlines meet in Doha under shadow of MH370 disappearance

The mystery of how Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew into oblivion, and the challenge of finding new ways to track aircraft, will hang over the annual conference of airlines that opens Sunday in Doha.

Saudi Arabia reports seven more deaths from MERS, 10 other cases

Saudi Arabia said on Friday that seven more people infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) had died and identified 10 new cases of the virus, pushing the total number of infections in the country to 473.

Qatar `regrets` Gulf envoys recall, will not reciprocate

Qatar said on Wednesday it regretted the decision of three fellow Gulf monarchies to recall their envoys to Doha, but pledged not to withdraw its ambassadors from those countries.

5 Indians among 11 foreigners killed in blast in Qatar

Five Indians were among 11 expatriates killed in a deadly blast at a Turkish restaurant here in Qatar`s capital.

5 Indians among 11 foreigners killed in blast in Qatar

Five Indians were among 11 expatriates killed in a deadly blast at a Turkish restaurant here in Qatar`s capital.

Twelve dead in Qatar restaurant gas explosion: News agency

Twelve people including two children were killed on Thursday when a gas tank exploded at a Turkish restaurant in the Qatari capital Doha, authorities in the Gulf Arab state reported.

Egypt summons Qatari ambassador to protest interference

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry on Saturday summoned the Qatari ambassador to express rejection to a statement by Doha which Cairo deems as interference in Egypt`s internal affairs, MENA reported.

Qatar vows to protect World Cup workers

Qatar pledged on Monday to ensure respect for labourers` rights after Amnesty International urged the energy-rich Gulf state to end the "alarming" abuse of migrants working on football World Cup infrastructure.

WISE moves

Education was necessary to create fulfilled individuals, said experts in perfect unison at the 5th World Innovation Summit for Education. Gauri Rane reports from Doha.

Saudi spy chief says Riyadh to `shift away from US` over Syria, Iran

Saudi Arabia`s intelligence chief has said the kingdom will make a "major shift" in relations with the United States in protest at its perceived inaction over the Syria war and its overtures to Iran, a source close to Saudi policy said on Tuesday.

Free tickets to music students for Yesudas` Doha concert

As many as 25 classical music students in Qatar will get an opportunity to attend legendary singer K J Yesudas`s concert for free.

Indian boy dies in Qatar

A five-year-old Indian boy died in Qatar, a week after falling into a manhole, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

Taliban office plot to break up Afghanistan: Karzai aide

Taliban office in Doha was a plot to break up Afghanistan orchestrated by either Pakistan or the United States, a top aide to the Afghan president has said.

US to `pursue other means` if Taliban shuts Doha office

Taliban has announced its decision to shut down its political office in the Gulf state of Qatar.

Taliban ignoring peace talks over office name row`: US official

The Taliban will not join talks with the United States because of a dispute over the name of its office in Qatar, a senior US official has said.