Woman drops plan to join ISIS, returns to Hyderabad from Turkey
Woman drops plan to join ISIS, returns to Hyderabad from Turkey

Wanting to join the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a 19-year-old woman from the city who was residing in Qatar had flown to Turkey from there, but changed her mind and came to her parents here, police said on Saturday.

279 Indians died in Qatar in 2014

 A total of 279 Indians died in Qatar in 2014, up from 241 deaths in 2013, according to data released by the Indian embassy.

Handball: Qatar to defy France in World Cup final
Handball: Qatar to defy France in World Cup final

 It is the handball World Cup final no one predicted and brings together one of the sport`s oldest powers against its newest.

Syria opposition 'embassy' renewing passports in Qatar

Syria's opposition "embassy" in Qatar began on Thursday to renew expired passports for some of the estimated 60,000 Syrians living in the tiny Gulf country, its chief said.

Michael Laudrup eyes retirement despite Qatar success
Michael Laudrup eyes retirement despite Qatar success

Michael Laudrup could quit coaching in a year, with the Dane reluctant to grow old on the bench after turning 50 last June, the former Barcelona and Real Madrid playmaker told Reuters.

Qatar set to buy London`s Canary Wharf district

 Qatar looked to have won a drawn-out bid to buy London`s Canary Wharf on Wednesday after the owner of the landmark office quarter said its main shareholders favoured a sale.

Hosts Qatar into World Handball championships quarter-finals
Hosts Qatar into World Handball championships quarter-finals

Hosts Qatar edged through to the quarter finals of the World Handball championships with a narrow and bad-tempered 29-27 over Austria on Sunday.

Kei Nishikori is net gain for Shinji Kagawa
Kei Nishikori is net gain for Shinji Kagawa

After almost ruling himself out of the Asian Cup by hurting himself playing foot volleyball, Japan`s Shinji Kagawa has turned to tennis for inspiration. As holders Japan prepared to take on Jordan in Melbourne, the Dortmund midfielder said the Blue Samurai would drew power from tennis superstar Kei Nishikori, playing at the Australian Open venue literally just across the road. "To see him competing at the very highest level in the world gives us a lot of strength. Hopefully we will both come away victorious," Kagawa said.

US senators in Saudi, Qatar for talks on Syrian rebels

A delegation of US senators led by John McCain have met separately with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman and Qatar's emir, part of a regional tour focused on training Syrian rebels. As they met, hundreds of civilians fled rebel-held areas near Damascus that had been blockaded for over a year.

Qatar`s Al-Attiyah wins second Dakar Rally title
Qatar`s Al-Attiyah wins second Dakar Rally title

Qatar`s Nasser Al-Attiyah clinched his second Dakar Rally car title on Saturday to give British marque Mini their fourth consecutive success in the grueling event.

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben says bitten by crocodile
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben says bitten by crocodile

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben offered a bizarre explanation for a mystery hand injury sustained at the team`s training base in Qatar on Saturday, saying he had been bitten by a crocodile.

400 US troops to train Syrian rebels: Pentagon

The US military will send more than 400 troops to train Syrian rebel forces as part of a long-planned effort to build up a moderate opposition to take on the Islamist State group, the Pentagon said Friday.

Qatar warns prophet cartoons will `fuel hatred`

 Qatar warned on Friday that publishing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad would "fuel hatred and anger", as a leading Muslim body called for peaceful protests against French weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Asian Cup: Sardar Azmoun stunner sends Iran into last eight
Asian Cup: Sardar Azmoun stunner sends Iran into last eight

Sardar Azmoun`s brilliant solo goal earned Iran a 1-0 win over Qatar and a place in the Asian Cup quarter-finals alongside United Arab Emirates on Thursday.

Qatar coach sidesteps question over future
Qatar coach sidesteps question over future

Coach Djamel Belmadi deflected questioning about his future with trigger-happy Qatar on Wednesday as he faced a must-win Group C game against heavyweights Iran at the Asian Cup.

`Rottweiler` Queiroz muzzled over Asian Cup referees
`Rottweiler` Queiroz muzzled over Asian Cup referees

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz bit his tongue about Asian Cup referees on Wednesday under the watchful eye of tournament organisers following his outburst earlier this week.

Qatar removes 'offensive' bottles from lingerie store shelves

Authorities in Qatar have ordered bottles of perfume pulled from the shelves of a lingerie store after the name of the product -- "Victoria`s Secret: Strawberries and Champagne" -- was deemed offensive.

UAE thrash Qatar 4-1 in Asian Cup football
UAE thrash Qatar 4-1 in Asian Cup football

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) defeated Qatar 4-1 in the Group C opener of the Asian Cup football tournament here Sunday.

Qatar`s `Maradona` has Asian Cup point to prove
Qatar`s `Maradona` has Asian Cup point to prove

Qatar`s very own "Maradona" is desperate for Asian Cup success after missing out on his country`s Gulf Cup triumph through injury last November.

Rafael Nadal suffers shock defeat to German qualifier in Qatar Open
Rafael Nadal suffers shock defeat to German qualifier in Qatar Open

Rafael Nadal`s ability to make a quick recovery from multiple ailments was thrown into doubt on Tuesday as he lost 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Michael Berrer in Qatar.