Army supporters storm Jazeera`s Beirut office: Agency

Lebanese Army supporters protested outside and then stormed the Beirut offices of Qatar-owned satellite channel Al-Jazeera Sunday, after a journalist published tweets ridiculing the military, the National News Agency said.

Femi Ogunode of Qatar smashes Asian Games 100m record
Femi Ogunode of Qatar smashes Asian Games 100m record

Qatar`s Femi Ogunode won the Asian Games 100 metres gold in a new continental record time of 9.93 seconds despite wet conditions in Incheon on Sunday.

Asian Games: Qatar hijab row prompts basketball pledge
Asian Games: Qatar hijab row prompts basketball pledge

Basketball`s world body said it was looking at its controversial headgear ban on Friday after Qatar`s women`s team quit the Asian Games in a row over their Muslim hijabs.

Sun Yang sorry for `ugly` anthem jibe
Sun Yang sorry for `ugly` anthem jibe

China`s Sun Yang apologised for calling Japan`s national anthem "ugly" Friday, averting a fresh row at the Asian Games after Qatar`s women`s basketball team pulled out in a dispute over their hijabs.

Qatar emir denies funding Syria extremists

The emir of Qatar has denied accusations that his country funds extremist groups in Syria, while stressing the Gulf state's commitment to the US-led campaign against Islamic State jihadists.

Qatar emir denies funding Syria extremists

The emir of Qatar has denied accusations that his country funds extremist groups in Syria, while stressing the Gulf state`s commitment to the US-led campaign against Islamic State jihadists.

Tamil Nadu seeks Centre's intervention for release of jailed fishermen

The Tamil Nadu government has written to the Centre, seeking its intervention in securing the release of four fishermen from the state arrested and jailed in Iran.

Asian Games: Basketball body says headwear ban not religious
Asian Games: Basketball body says headwear ban not religious

Basketball`s world body insisted its ban on headwear has no "religious connotation" Friday after Qatar`s women`s team quit the Asian Games because they were not allowed to play in hijab scarves.

Qatar, a partner in US airstrikes, says Syrian regime main problem

Qatar, which provided support for US-led airstrikes in Syria this week, urged the international community to confront the Syrian regime, highlighting pressure by some of Washington’s Gulf Arab allies to widen its campaign against Islamic State.

Incheon Asian Games: Qatar forfeit basketball game in hijab row
Incheon Asian Games: Qatar forfeit basketball game in hijab row

The Qatar women`s basketball team refused to play in their Asian Games group match against Mongolia on Wednesday after being refused permission to wear the hijab.

`World is united` in fighting Islamic State: Obama

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that air strikes the United States and its Arab allies unleashed against the Islamic State group in Syria send a clear message that the world is united in confronting the jihadists.

Qatar security forces kill TN fisherman working in Bahrain

A 32-year-old fisherman, Karthikeyan, from the Tirupalikdi village in Tamil Nadu, was allegedly shot dead on Monday by the Qatar security forces while fishing in waters off the coast of Bahrain.

Asian Games: Qatar`s outclassed lifter `not here for holiday`
Asian Games: Qatar`s outclassed lifter `not here for holiday`

Qatar gained a unique record at the weightlifting arena on Tuesday when Essa Saleh Al Buainain completed the lightest sequence of lifts in the Asian Games - male or female.

US military says Gulf states, Jordan partnered against Islamic State

The US military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Only four people have seen FIFA probe report, says judge
Only four people have seen FIFA probe report, says judge

FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, responsible for deciding whether there was corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, said only four people have seen the report following an investigation into the decisions.

Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief
Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief

Doha and Dubai are capable of hosting the Middle East`s first Olympic Games and the region would simply have to trust itself to deliver a great event in the face of doubt and criticism, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia has told Reuters.

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.