2022 hosts Qatar feels heat ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
2022 hosts Qatar feels heat ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

Qatar coach Jose Daniel Carreno admitted Wednesday his team is under pressure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the country`s last chance to reach the finals before hosting the event four years later.

Egypt verdict a `deliberate attack on press freedom`: Al-Jazeera

 Al-Jazeera condemned the decision by an Egyptian court on Saturday to sentence three of its journalists to three years in prison as a "deliberate attack on press freedom".

Arab League delays meeting on joint military force

The Arab League said it had postponed indefinitely a ministerial meeting set for Thursday to approve the creation of a joint military force to intervene against jihadists.

Qatar's Emir receives letter, postal stamps from PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a letter along with a set of postal stamps and coins to the Emir of Qatar, appreciating the Gulf nation's support for the first International Yoga Day.

Major labour law reform in Qatar now set for November

A law guaranteeing that Qatar's migrant workers get paid on time will come into force in November, legal and media sources claimed today, amid major confusion over its start date.

Qatar to launch major labour reform for migrant workers

 Qatar on Tuesday officially launches one of its most "significant" labour reforms to guarantee migrant workers` wages, but rights groups are concerned over implementation of the new regulations.

Talks for 36 Rafales runs into rough weather

 The ongoing Indo-French negotiations for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets has run into rough weather over offset clause and tweaking of weaponry technology which is driving up the cost.

Former Kerala journalist who worked in Qatar joins ISIS
Former Kerala journalist who worked in Qatar joins ISIS

A journalist from Kerala, who was working in Syria since last year has joined the dreaded terror outfit Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), reports said on Saturday.

Head of Taliban`s Qatar office quits as leadership rift deepens
Head of Taliban`s Qatar office quits as leadership rift deepens

The head of the Taliban`s Qatar-based political office has stepped down, a statement said, a high-profile resignation within leadership ranks highlighting growing discord over the movement`s recent power transition.

US agrees to `expedite` arms sales to Gulf states: Kerry

 Washington has agreed to speed up arms sales to Gulf countries following a meeting with regional foreign ministers in Qatar, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.

Iran nuclear deal was best available option: Qatar

 Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah on Monday backed the deal on Iran`s nuclear programme as the best available option, after talks in Doha with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

John Kerry in Qatar, seeks to convince Gulf Arabs on Iran deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began talks with Gulf states in Qatar on Monday, seeking to convince them of the merits of last month`s nuclear deal with Iran and to discuss the battle against Islamic State militants and the war in Syria.

Mullah Mansour, pragmatic heir to Taliban leadership

The new Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has a reputation as a relative moderate who favours peace talks with the government -- but his leadership already faces challenges to its legitimacy.

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.