Motorcycling: Rossi wins thrilling Grand Prix of Qatar

Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi, on a Yamaha, won a spectacular Grand Prix of Qatar on Sunday as he withstood a furious onslaught from fellow Italian Andrea Dovizioso over the final laps to take the opening race of the season. 

Malaysia detains two Iraqi nationals with links to IS

Two Iraqi nationals, suspected to be members of the dreaded Islamic State terror group, have been arrested here for allegedly making death threats to the Ambassadors of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in Malaysia.

Algeria jeered after losing 1-0 in Qatar
Algeria jeered after losing 1-0 in Qatar

Algeria lost their first game since their disappointing Africa Cup of Nations campaign, going down tamely 1-0 to Qatar in a friendly in Doha on Thursday.

'Opportune time' to invest in India, President tells Qatar Emir

Noting that India was now moving on the "path of high growth", President Pranab Mukherjee has sought more investment from Qatar in key areas of defence, insurance and railways, saying it was an ""opportune time" for doing so.

India, Qatar ink six pacts, discuss energy during emir's visit

India and Qatar inked six agreements, including on transfer of sentenced prisoners, as visiting Emir of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on energy, investment and people-to-people ties on Wednesday.

India, Qatar ink six agreements during Emir's visit

India and Qatar inked six agreements, including one on transfer of sentenced prisoners, as visiting Emir of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday.

Qatar Emir accorded Guard of Honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, who is on a two-day India visit, is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday.

Qatar upholds death sentence for British teacher murder

A Qatari court on Monday upheld a death sentence against a local man convicted of the murder of British school teacher Lauren Patterson.

European leagues threaten legal action over Qatar World Cup
European leagues threaten legal action over Qatar World Cup

Europe`s top leagues could launch legal action against FIFA for the sporting and economic damage caused by moving the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, according to the French league president Frederic Thiriez.

Spanish League president criticises 2022 World Cup dates
Spanish League president criticises 2022 World Cup dates

Spanish Football League president Javier Tebas has strongly criticised the decision announced by FIFA this week to play the final of the 2022 World Cup on December 18.

Qatar Emir, Cuban VP to visit India

The Emir of Qatar will arrive here on a two-day visit on Tuesday during which India will seek the Gulf nation's help to secure the release of 39 Indians kidnapped by ISIS militants in Iraq besides exploring ways to enhance trade ties.

2022 Qatar World Cup final on December 18, says FIFA
2022 Qatar World Cup final on December 18, says FIFA

FIFA`s executive committee on Thursday decided that the final of the controversial 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held on December 18, a top official said.

FIFA meets to decide 2022 World Cup dates
FIFA meets to decide 2022 World Cup dates

FIFA`s executive committee started a two-day meeting on Thursday to decide the dates of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which will be the first held in winter.

China to unveil Silk Road project plan at Boao Forum next week

Chinese President Xi Jinping will release the implementation plan for his ambitious Silk Road projects listing hundreds of infrastructure ventures at the Boao Forum next week in presence of heads of state from 13 nations.

Heat stays on Qatar despite winter World Cup
Heat stays on Qatar despite winter World Cup

FIFA`s decision to hold the 2022 World Cup in winter takes some heat off Qatar but the Gulf state still faces major challenges in the next seven years.

Turkey says spy suspected of helping British school girls is Syrian

An alleged spy detained in Turkey for helping three British girls cross into Syria is a Syrian national working for a country in the US-led coalition against Islamic State, the Turkish foreign minister said on Friday.

Qatar emir meets Erdogan in surprise Turkey visit

The emir of Qatar on Thursday met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for surprise talks in the capital Ankara, a Turkish presidential official said. 

Pakistan seizes Qatari prince's prized falcons for illegal hunting

Wildlife officials in Pakistan fined a Qatari prince and seized two of his prized hunting falcons after he was discovered illegally hunting a rare bird species, an official said on Thursday.

Qatar women launch start-ups despite social constraints

Qatari women are increasingly defying social constraints and joining the workforce in the booming energy-rich country, which offers support for new enterprises and encourages start-ups by university graduates.