Qatar vows to improve condition of immigrant workers

 Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has vowed to promote reforms improving the condition of immigrants working on infrastructure for the 2022 Soccer World Cup that will be held in Qatar.

Egypt: Qatar ordered Islamists out within 2 months

Egypt will hunt down exiled Muslim Brotherhood leaders and seek their arrest, a top official said today, after Qatar ordered them to leave its territory despite initially hosting group members following the ouster of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year.

Cleric who backs Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood to leave Qatar

A cleric who supports Egypt`s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood has said he will leave Qatar, following media reports the Gulf Arab state has asked some senior members of the Islamist movement to quit the country.

Qatar says it mediated release of Fiji peacekeepers

The Qatari government said it helped to secure the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers kidnapped by al Qaeda linked Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights last month.

Morsi used Brotherhood men to leak security files: Prosecution
Morsi used Brotherhood men to leak security files: Prosecution

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi appointed members of the Muslim Brotherhood in sensitive positions inside the presidency to make it easier for him to pass over classified files connected with national security to foreign countries, investigations by the State Higher Security Prosecution revealed Tuesday.

Qatar confirms holding Britons probing World Cup labour

Qatar has confirmed it is holding two British researchers who had been probing the labour conditions of migrants building facilities for the 2022 World Cup, saying they "violated" the emirate`s laws.

Qatar `detains` Britons probing World Cup labour conditions

Britain said it was investigating on Thursday after two British researchers were reported detained in Qatar while probing the working conditions of migrants building infrastructure for the 2022 football World Cup.

Islamic State fears make Gulf monarchies set aside differences

Advances by jihadists in Syria and Iraq, and US calls for a coalition against them have made Gulf monarchies set aside disputes over Qatar`s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, analysts say.

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.

Egypt probes Morsi for `giving security papers to Qatar`: MENA

Egypt has opened an investigation into deposed president Mohamed Morsi for allegedly handing over to Qatar "documents relevant to national security," state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday.

Qatar says ready to rebuild war-battered Gaza

Qatar, a key backer of Palestinian militant group Hamas, hailed the Gaza ceasefire accord and offered to help rebuild the enclave battered by seven weeks of Israeli bombardment.

Kidnappers free American missing in Syria since 2012

Al Qaeda-linked militants in Syria on Sunday freed an American writer missing since 2012 following what officials said were efforts by the Gulf Arab state of Qatar to win his release.

Qatar denies funding extremist Islamic State group

The Gulf nation of Qatar is hitting back at suggestions that it supports the Islamic State extremist group, saying that "determined, collective action" is needed to end sectarian violence gripping Iraq and Syria.

Abbas, Hamas chief hold second day of talks in Qatar

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

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

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.

Turkish FM flying to Qatar to seek Gaza truce: Official

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

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.

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

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

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.