Qatar

April 10, 2014

The latest GCC summit did not include the Qatar rift issue on the agenda (File Archive)
08:31 GMT

Kuwait expects "positive steps" to be implemented to end the Gulf rift between Qatar and other GCC countries.

April 7, 2014

Qatar denies using 'money power' to buy rights to host 2022 World Cup
13:10 GMT

According to the Gulf News, although Mohammad Bin Hammam has not been directly linked to Qatar's bid, he has been banned for life from football over allegations that he paid bribes while running for the FIFA presidency in 2011.

April 6, 2014

Hazard waiting for wife to decide on PSG move
13:42 GMT

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has reportedly admitted that he may have to let his wife decide about his move to Paris Saint-German (PSG).

April 4, 2014

According to SFD sources, around 50 companies were referred to the Public Prosecution last year. Altogether 84 cases were registered during the same time.
08:41 GMT

Prison sentences for periods ranging between one and three years have been handed down to more than 40 people, including expatriates and nationals, for visa trading

Tension in the Bahrain-Qatar relationship is rooted in part to tribal conflicts that have been developing for decades (Al Bawaba)
05:00 GMT

Most of the GCC rift conversation has focused on the tense Saudi Arabia-Qatar relationship, but little has been discussed over the Qatar-Bahrain rift.

April 1, 2014

The Dubai official's comment has already received backlash from regional Twitter followers (Courtesy of UAE Interact)
19:00 GMT

A top UAE official called Qatar its "eighth emirate," in a move that is likely to escalate already heightened Gulf tensions between Doha and its neighbors.

Qatar has come under fire for treatment of migrant workers who travel to the country for construction jobs related to the FIFA World Cup. (AFP/File)
11:57 GMT

The International Labor Organization says Qatar must stop the mistreatment of migrant workers.

March 31, 2014

Qatar Airways will offer up to 293 Economy Class seats in its new expanded route to Melbourne (File Archive)
14:00 GMT

Qatar Airways will add more capacity to its Melbourne route, starting April 1.

Qatar accused of working 1,200 migrants to death in building boom ahead of 2022 WC
12:55 GMT

Qatar has been reportedly accused of working 1,200 people to death after it was revealed that these migrant workers are forced to live in squalor, as the nation spends 39 billion-pound on its building bonanza for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

March 30, 2014

Qatar keen to host F1 race: QMMF chief
14:57 GMT

Nasser Khalifa al Atya, the president of the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF), said on Saturday that his country is 'seriously interested' in hosting a Formula One Grand Prix race in the future.

March 28, 2014

Matthew and Grace Huang denied the charges (File/AFP)
10:42 GMT

The Doha-based couple have been found guilty of killing their adopted daughter and have been sentenced to three years in jail. The American couple were accused of starving the eight-year-old to harvest her organs.

It said 12 of these would be transport helicopters and the other 10 would be the frigate version. Qatar will also acquire two Airbus-made refueling tankers.
23:58 GMT

Qatar will buy 22 NH90 military helicopters from a unit of European aerospace group Airbus worth nearly two billion euros ($2.8 billion), the French defense ministry said Thursday.

March 25, 2014

Arab leaders gathered at Kuwait summit. (AFP/file)
12:16 GMT

Qatar's emir condemns fellow Arab countries at Kuwait summit.

A Syrian flag (C) is displayed next to the empty Syrian seat during the opening session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting in Kuwait City on March 23, 2014 ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP)
08:02 GMT

As the Arab Summit kicks off in Kuwait Tuesday, the ongoing Syrian conflict is expected to take centre stage of the talks whilst an ongoing spat between Gulf states over Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is likely to stay off the agenda.

March 24, 2014

Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti opening the festival. (Image: Najeer Feroke)
05:00 GMT

The Halal Hal Qatar Festival has officially been launched and is expected to fetch over half a million visitors.