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.

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.

Pedrosa's cramps cast shadow on career

2015-03-30 04:27

Honda's Danie Pedrosa, who seemed to be riding a great race in Qatar on Sunday, is now staring at the possible end of his MotoGP career.

Qatar seen as key to future of MotoGP

2015-03-29 09:23

The 2015 MotoGP season will open in Qatar - now seen as part of the series for many years to come - on Sunday. MANY LAPS TO COME: Spanish rider Marc Marquez during qualifying for the 2015 Qatar MotoGP - seems the track has a long life ahead with the top league of motorcycling. Image: AP / Osama Faisal

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.


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.

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.

Update: Veteran Rossi wins first '15 MotoGP

2015-03-29 21:06

F1 fans, treated to two pretty boring races already, will be turning to MotoGP for relief after watching the 2015 Qatar MotoGP. What a race!

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.

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