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Delicate bargaining frees 26 hostages in Iraq

2017-04-22 09:41

Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity in Iraq, in what became possibly the region's most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years.

Vinales wins season-opening Qatar MotoGP

2017-03-27 07:07

Yamaha's Maverick Vinales won a dramatic season-opening Qatar MotoGP, finally beating Andrea Dovizioso after the pair swapped the lead several times over the final seven laps.

'Cooling' hats for World Cup 2022 stadium builders

2016-12-19 22:18

World Cup 2022 workers in Qatar are to be given "cooling" hard hats which reduce their body temperature as they build football stadiums in the fierce desert heat, tournament organisers have announced.

Morocco quits Africa-Arab summit over presence of Polisario

2016-11-23 16:00

Morocco and several Arab countries have walked out of an Africa-Arab nations summit in Equatorial Guinea to protest the presence of a delegation from the Polisario Front, says media reports.

Body of new-born baby found on plane in Indonesia

2016-10-11 12:13

The body of a new-born baby has been found in the toilet of a plane after it arrived in Indonesia from Doha, with police waiting to question a female passenger, an official said.

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.

 

Lindiwe Zulu: Land reform should not scare off investors

2017-04-12 12:37

Small Business Minister Lindiwe Zulu says investors should be aware that SA is embarking on radical economic transformation, but should not be deterred from investing in the country.

Somalia's presidential election heads into second round

2017-02-08 19:28

Somalia's groundbreaking presidential election moved into a second round as the number of candidates dropped from 21 to three, while a security lockdown closed the capital's international airport and cleared major streets.

Tunisia wins billion-dollar pledges for ailing economy

2016-11-29 17:07

Qatar and France have promised more than a billion dollars in financial support for Tunisia at an investment conference aimed at reviving the country's struggling economy.

IAAF opts against Qatar bribery probe

2016-10-25 07:58

The International Association of Athletics Federations decided not to investigate bribery claims against Qatar.

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

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