The embassy in Baghdad was closed in 1990 after the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein. (AFP/File)
June 03, 2015 - 09:06 GMT
Saudi Arabia named Thamer al-Sabhan as its new ambassador in Baghdad 25 years after the embassy closed during the invasion of Kuwait.
Stung by Fifa furore, Qatar denies wrongdoing in 2022 world cup bid
June 01, 2015 - 22:09 GMT
"It will blow over" tends to be Qatar's unofficial response to criticism of its World Cup bid, but with a Fifa corruption scandal exploding onto the world's front pages, the Gulf country has glumly realised it may have a real fight on its hands.
The five Taliban members were freed in exchange for the release of Bowe Bergdahl (AFP/US Army)
June 01, 2015 - 12:09 GMT
The travel ban imposed on the five Taliban members who were freed in exchange for the release US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been extended.
Northern Ireland 1-1 Qatar: Irish surrender friendly lead to draw
May 31, 2015 - 22:51 GMT
Michael O'Neill's side had looked set to record a morale-boosting victory ahead of their clash with Romania, but the Lekhwiya star levelled the scores with little time remaining
CIA chief John Brennan said on Sunday that US and Qatari officials are currently in discussions over the fate of five Taliban figures released a year ago in exchange for US Sergeant Bowie Bergdahl.  (AFP/File)
May 31, 2015 - 19:27 GMT
The five Taliban figures were released in May 2014 in exchange for US Sergeant Bowie Bergdahl, who deserted post in Afghanistan in 2009.
'Adidas: Nothing is impossible with slave labor. Proud sponsor of FIFA World Cup 2022' (
May 31, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Internet activists have been using creative license on the logos of the 2022 World Cup sponsors, to protest Qatar's record on human rights.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari announced Friday an agreement between Iraq and Qatar to reopen the Qatari embassy in Baghdad.  (AFP/Thomas Samson)
May 29, 2015 - 15:32 GMT
Qatar and Iraq have agreed to reopen Qatar's embassy in Baghdad.
Qatar's shares dropped significantly after Swiss authorities opened a criminal case against FIFA officials. (AFP/Karim Jaafar)
May 29, 2015 - 01:39 GMT
Qatar's shares dropped significantly after Swiss authorities opened a criminal case against FIFA officials.
The International Trade Union Confederation estimated that 4,000 migrant laborers are expected to die working on Qatar World Cup development. (AFP/File)
May 28, 2015 - 00:58 GMT
The FIFA World Cup is notorious for corruption and mistreatment of migrant workers — but the death toll this time around is unprecedented.
Xavi left Barcelona after winning 23 major titles
May 26, 2015 - 14:41 GMT
Paris Saint-Germain would like to do a deal with Al Sadd in order to get Xavi on loan next year.
May 22, 2015 - 18:35 GMT
Mohamed Ghanem Al Ali is delighted that the midfielder will join the Qatari side and believes he can help them win a third Asian Champions League title