Qatar

January 25, 2015

Grace poses with the winners trophy after the final round of the Qatar Masters golf competition
16:35 GMT

South African golfer Branden Grace won the Qatar Masters in Doha on Saturday to become the first player to win multiple events in the 2015 Race to Dubai.

January 21, 2015

Fahad al-Kubaisi loves what he does. (Image: cropped from Facebook for formatting purposes)
13:15 GMT

Fahad Al-Kubaisi has clearly made it to the big leagues of music as he takes the stage the night before Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani are set to perform.

January 18, 2015

"There should be a wide range of penalties to use (against employers) including financial penalties and criminal sentences."
04:55 GMT

Qatar is considering imposing penalties against firms that fail to pay migrant workers on time, one of the biggest complaints voiced by rights groups against companies in the Gulf state.

January 17, 2015

Crocodile Dutchie: Robben pulls off bite prank
17:58 GMT

The Bayern forward fooled reporters that an exotic predator tried to take a chunk out of him in Qatar, when in reality he had just picked up a knock in training

January 16, 2015

The US and ally effort to train and equip Syrian moderate rebels is part of a larger campaign to push back advances by Daesh in Iraq and Syria, where so far US-led coalition forces have been carrying out airstrikes against the group since last September.  (AFP/File)
18:38 GMT

The US has announced plans to send 400 military trainers to hosting sites Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, a US Defense Department officer said Friday.

January 15, 2015

Prices have slumped almost 60 percent since June. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, was down another 82 cents to $47 a barrel in London on Wednesday.
04:55 GMT

Shell, Europe's largest oil producer, and Qatar Petroleum say they are scrapping a planned petrochemicals project in the Gulf nation amid falling energy prices.

January 13, 2015

Qatar Stars 1-4 Bayern Munich: Ruthless Bavarians show gulf in class
20:42 GMT

Pep Guardiola's men were as impeccable as ever in a money-spinning friendly in the oil-rich nation, with youngster Mitchell Weiser starring by bagging a double

Winter conditions hit Lebanon's refugees hard last week, with inadequate clothing and shelter leaving many ill-equipped. (AFP/File)
18:46 GMT

More than one thousand Syrian families in Lebanon's Akkar were given emergency winter aid by a Qatari delegation Tuesday, according to country's state news agency.

January 12, 2015

Michael Laudrup
15:38 GMT

Tuesday's friendly match between Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich and Qatar Stars Team is expected to be thrilling and also an important fixture in the team's schedule according to Matthias Sammer, sports director of the five-time Champions League winner.

January 11, 2015

Ferrer poses with his trophy after winning the Qatar's ExxonMobil Open next to David Beckham (L) and head of Qatari Tennis Federation Nasser al-Khulaifi (R)
07:20 GMT

Spanish tennis ace David Ferrer's record of winning an ATP title each year since 2010 remained unbeaten as he grabbed a straight set win over Tomas Berdych in the Qatar Open final.

January 10, 2015

Dante signs autographs for fans
13:46 GMT

@FCBayernEN Lots of fans have turned up for autographs from @esmuellert_ & @dante_bonfim at the VW showroom. #VolkswagenCampQatar

David Ferrer
05:32 GMT

Fourth-seeded David Ferrer cruised into the tournament decider showdown as he beat Croatian opponent Ivo Karlovic in a pulsating three set thriller during their semifinal clash at the Qatar Open in Doha.

January 9, 2015

Bayern Munich team
20:43 GMT

Bundesliga champions and leaders Bayern Munich left for a training camp in Qatar on Friday, with Holger Badstuber, David Alaba and Javi Martinez among the 26 players on board.

Ivo Karlovic
20:29 GMT

World number one Novak Djokovic suffered a surprise defeat against Croatian Ivo Karlovic in three sets during their quarterfinal clash at the Qatar Open in Doha.

Rafael Nadal
20:18 GMT

Rafael Nadal will remain in the Gulf for a few days next week in hopes of whipping his tennis into shape, with the Spaniard turning down wild card entries for p-Australian Open ATP events in Sydney and Auckland.