India receives first upgraded Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft

The Indian Air Force on Friday received the first two upgraded Mirage-2000 aircrafts from France under a Rs 10,000 crore deal.

Al Sadd all smiles after reaching Asian Champions League last 16
Al Sadd all smiles after reaching Asian Champions League last 16

Qatar`s Al Sadd were among a trio of former champions to make the last 16 of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday after a fine strike by Brazilian forward Muriqui gave them a 1-0 win over Iran`s Foolad Kozuestan in Doha.

Qatar floats idea of housing 12,000 football fans on ships
Qatar floats idea of housing 12,000 football fans on ships

Qatar plans to accomodate some 12,000 football fans on cruise ships during the World Cup in 2022, a spokesman for the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) said on Tuesday.

Asia throws up intriguing World Cup qualifiers
Asia throws up intriguing World Cup qualifiers

The sheer enormity and rich diversity of Asia offers a bitter-sweet opportunity to the region`s World Cup hopefuls.

Kenyan gets life for murder of US teacher in Qatar

A Kenyan security guard was sentenced to life in prison by a Qatari court on Tuesday for the murder of American teacher Jennifer Brown in 2012.

UN chief calls for resumption of Yemen peace process

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday pleaded for the resumption of peace talks in Yemen and called for an end to all military action in the war-torn country.

UN chief warns of growing links between crime and extremism

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned on Sunday of the growing links between organised crime and extremist violence, saying they are feeding off each other "like never before".

In rich Qatar, one restaurant lets poor eat for free

In a dusty corner of Qatar's booming capital, a sign outside a modest restaurant popular with migrant labourers reads: "If you are hungry and have no money, eat for free!!!"

US security guard hurt in Qatar embassy attack

The American embassy in the Gulf state of Qatar has confirmed in a statement on its website that a member of its security staff was injured in an assault.

Nigeria releases detained journalists: Report

Two Al-Jazeera television journalists who had been detained by the Nigerian military since March 24 have been freed, the Qatar-based broadcaster said in a statement on Sunday.

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.