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Qatar convicts Dutch tourist who says she was raped

2016-06-13 22:33

Qatar is to deport a Dutch woman who was convicted of adultery and given a one-year suspended sentence after she reported being raped while on holiday in Doha.

Tunisia says its war on 'terror' has cost $4 bn

2016-05-19 22:02

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi has said in Doha that his country's battle to fight 'terrorism' has cost it around $4 bn diverted away from the country's economy.

Lorenzo, Rossi strike first blows in Qatar

2016-03-18 09:16

World champion Jorge Lorenzo and Yamaha team mate Valentino Rossi laid down early markers when they set the fastest times in first practice for the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix.

Syrian official: State will make no concessions during talks

2016-01-24 21:49

The Syrian government will not make any new concessions in future peace talks at a time when the Syrian army is making progress in different parts of the country, a senior official says.

The Danish Girl banned in Qatar

2016-01-12 14:07

Qatar has banned The Danish Girl movie - about an artist who undergoes one of the world's first sex changes.

Qatar stops smuggler with $1.2m in diamonds

2016-01-06 13:43

Qatar says it has arrested a man trying to smuggle $1.2m worth of diamonds and pearls into the country

Michelle Obama speaks on need for girls' education worldwide

2015-11-04 14:22

US first lady Michelle Obama is calling on the world to fund and promote societal change to support girls' education.

Jazeera to appeal 'grotesque' verdict to jail journalists

2015-08-29 17:51

Al Jazeera has vowed to appeal an Egyptian court verdict to sentence three of its journalists to three years in prison, calling it a "deliberate attack on press freedom".

Arrested Al-Jazeera journalist arrives back in Qatar

2015-06-24 09:26

Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour has arrived back in Qatar, blaming his controversial two-day detention in Germany on pressure from the Egyptian government.

Qatar: FIFA troubles will 'not impact' on 2022

2015-06-03 18:53

Qatar's World Cup football organisers say recent events at FIFA will "not impact" on the country's preparations for its hosting of the 2022 tournament.

 

Dutch rape victim held in Qatar

2016-06-11 22:24

A 22-year-old Dutch woman is being held in Qatar on suspicion of adultery after she said she was raped while on holiday there.

Qatar rules out jail time over deadly mall blaze

2016-04-25 21:00

A Qatari judge reportedly has ruled that no one will serve time in prison for a May 2012 Doha mall fire that left 19 dead, including nursery school children.

Al-Jazeera sues Egypt over arrests, raids and seizures

2016-01-27 20:41

Qatar-owned Al-Jazeera is suing the Egyptian government over its crackdown on the broadcaster's activists and journalists.

Taliban reaffirms authority of its Qatar 'political office'

2016-01-24 16:32

The Afghan Taliban says its "political office" in Qatar is the only entity authorised to carry out negotiations on its behalf.

Canadian held by Taliban since 2010 freed

2016-01-12 08:11

A Canadian man, held by the Taliban in Afghanistan since 2010, has been released, Canada's government has announced.

Flooding brings Qatar to near standstill

2015-11-25 17:57

Qatar has been hit by more than a year's worth of rain in several hours, while in neighbouring Saudi Arabia one person was killed during flooding.

Scientists puzzled by whale shark Gulf gathering

2015-10-05 16:36

Each year between May and September more than 100 whale sharks feed in the warm surface water near the offshore Al Shaheen oil field, 80km north of Qatar.

Egypt rejects Qatar offer to mediate with Muslim Brotherhood

2015-08-09 21:08

Egypt has rejected an offer by Qatar to mediate with the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, focus of a government crackdown since the ouster of Egypt's Islamist president in 2013.

World Cup insurers risk blizzard of claims

2015-06-18 20:00

World Cup insurers are likely to refuse to pay out on many cancellation contracts if Russia and Qatar lose the rights to hold the tournaments because of fraud, industry experts say.

Qatar Airways celebrating 10 years in SA

2015-06-02 18:30

Qatar Airways is celebrating ten years of operating in South Africa and its chief commercial officer Marwan Koleilat reveals what else it has in store.

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