Qatar orders huge new power, desalination plants

2015-05-25 12:10

Qatar will have one of the biggest power plants and desalination plants in the Middle East according to an agreement signed with Mitsubishi and Tokyo Electric Power, the two Japanese companies say.

Qatar to house 250 000 labourers in new 'cities'

2015-05-05 21:11

Qatar is to build seven "cities" to house more than a quarter of a million migrant labourers building major infrastructure and projects for the 2022 World Cup, officials say.

Taliban, Afghan officials to hold 2 days of talks

2015-05-02 16:30

Qatar's state news agency is reporting that Afghan and Taliban officials will be holding two days of reconciliation talks in the Gulf nation.

Spy Cables: Trying to suppress the Goldstone Report

2015-02-24 05:00

Leaked secret SA intelligence reports – dubbed the Spy Cables - include an account of the head of Israeli intelligence, Meir Dagan, lobbying on behalf of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in an effort to suppress the Goldstone Report.

Qatar recalls ambassador from Egypt over Libya strikes

2015-02-19 09:59

Qatar has recalled its ambassador to Egypt “for consultation” following a row over Cairo’s air strikes on jihadists targets in Libya, a report says.

2022 SWC likely held in winter

2015-01-25 21:15

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar looks increasingly likely to be played in winter to avoid the region's blazing summer heat.

Qatar warning: Prophet cartoon will fuel hatred

2015-01-16 13:52

Qatar has warned that publishing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad would "fuel hatred and anger", as a leading Muslim body called for peaceful protests against French weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Egypt minister - Al Jazeera pardon possible

2015-01-13 21:12

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi could still pardon three jailed Al Jazeera journalists who are now facing a retrial if he deems it appropriate.

Qatar Airways leading the way - CEO

2015-01-07 18:08

Qatar Airways chief Akbar Al-Baker says European carriers "cannot keep up" with competition from Gulf carriers as his airline welcomed the first Airbus A350.

Hamas denies leader expelled from Qatar

2015-01-06 17:51

The militant group Hamas has denied reports that its leader Khaled Meshaal has been expelled from Qatar.


Qatar elects two women for first time

2015-05-14 14:06

Qataris have for the first time voted two women onto the Gulf emirate's only directly elected body, the Central Municipal Council.

Qatar hopes to end 'kafala' system in 2015

2015-05-04 22:03

Qatar's labour minister has said he hopes the country's controversial "kafala" system, which critics have likened to modern-day slavery, will be abolished before the end of this year.

Spy Cables: Mossad contradicted Netanyahu’s warning on Iran

2015-02-24 08:37

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 2012 warning to the UN General Assembly that Iran had almost completed its "plans to build a nuclear weapon" was contradicted by his own country’s spy agency, leaked South African intelligence reports show.

Spy Cables: Mbeki met 'Mr Rowhani' over nuclear programme

2015-02-23 20:57

According to leaked Spy Cables former president Thabo Mbeki met with an Iranian delegation headed by a "Mr Rowhani" - likely to be current Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2005 to help with their nuclear programme.

Morsi in court over Qatar link

2015-02-15 17:57

An Egyptian court has put ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on trial on charges of endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar.

Stenson to become 'Sultan of Swings'?

2015-01-20 15:30

World No.2 Henrik Stenson is hoping to add the European Tour's unofficial 'Sultan of Swings' crown to his growing portfolio.

Shell ends Qatar project as oil price falls

2015-01-15 09:10

Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell have scrapped plans for a petrochemicals project, worth an estimated $6.5bnn, due to the slump in global oil prices.

Pleas for oil cut hit Opec's brick wall

2015-01-12 16:41

A diplomatic push by Venezuela and Iran for an Opec oil output cut has failed to soften the refusal of the group's Gulf members to do so for now, say delegates.

Djokovic off to fast start

2015-01-06 19:42

World No 1 Novak Djokovic has demolished fellow Serb Dusan Lajovic in the first round of the Qatar Open, showing no signs of illness.

Djokovic ready for young guns

2015-01-05 22:09

Novak Djokovic is adopting a different approach to a season in which a new wave of top players is emerging.

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