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  • Abbas-Led Palestinian Body Backs Hamas Truce Demands in Gaza

    Abbas-Led Palestinian Body Backs Hamas Truce Demands in Gaza

    The Palestinian decision-making body led by US-backed President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel, a closing of ranks that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts.

  • English FA Chief Certain no Summer 2022 World Cup

    English FA Chief Certain no Summer 2022 World Cup

    Greg Dyke, the head of England's Football Association giving evidence to the British parliament's Culture, Media and Sport select committee, re-iterated his belief that temperatures would be too high to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in the traditi...

  • UN chief Urges Israel to 'Do Far More' to Spare Gaza Civilians

    UN chief Urges Israel to 'Do Far More' to Spare Gaza Civilians

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged Israel to "exercise maximum restraint" and spare civilian lives in its campaign in Gaza, where the Palestinian death toll on Sunday alone passed 100.

  • Hamas Chief Meets Kuwait Emir on Gaza Crisis

    Hamas Chief Meets Kuwait Emir on Gaza Crisis

    Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal discussed efforts for a truce in Gaza with the ruler of Kuwait, current chair of the Arab League, on Sunday, state media and a diplomatic source said.

  • Qatar to Host Gaza Ceasefire Talks with Abbas and UN Chief

    Qatar to Host Gaza Ceasefire Talks with Abbas and UN Chief

    Qatar will host a meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday to try to push for an end to fighting in the Gaza Strip that has killed more than 300 people, a senior Qatari source told Reuters.

  • Doha Facelift Dumps Migrant Workers on the Streets

    Doha Facelift Dumps Migrant Workers on the Streets

    Expelled from housing in a Doha district undergoing modernisation, scores of migrant workers have been left homeless, some of them left to sleep on the streets of energy-rich Qatar's capital.

  • US Signs Agreement for $11 Billion Arms Sale to Qatar

    US Signs Agreement for $11 Billion Arms Sale to Qatar

    The United States signed an agreement with Qatar on Monday to sell the Gulf Arab ally Apache attack helicopters and Patriot and Javelin air-defense systems valued at $11 billion.

  • Israel Widens Air Attack, Gaza Death Toll Tops 125

    Israel Widens Air Attack, Gaza Death Toll Tops 125

    Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque it said was hiding rockets, as Palestinians said their death toll from the five-day offensive rose to over 125.

  • Qatar Questions Fate of Citizens Detained in United Arab Emirates

    Qatar Questions Fate of Citizens Detained in United Arab Emirates

    Qatar said Thursday it is looking into the fate of two of its citizens reportedly detained in the United Arab Emirates, a day after Emirati media reported that Qatari intelligence agents were being held by the federation.

  • Emirates Finalises $56 Billion Order for 150 Boeing 777X Planes

    Emirates Finalises $56 Billion Order for 150 Boeing 777X Planes

    Dubai airline Emirates finalised a $56 billion order to buy 150 Boeing 777X.

  • Professor MK Sanu Choosen for Basheer Award

    Professor MK Sanu Choosen for Basheer Award

    Renowned writer Prof M K Sanu has been chosen for the 20th Basheer award, instituted jointly by Pravasi Doha, an organisation of Malayali's based in Qatar and Kochi-based Pravasi Trust, in memory of Malayalam novelist and short story writer late Vaik...

  • Gulf Region to Mark Ramadan From Sunday

    Gulf Region to Mark Ramadan From Sunday

    Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, will begin on Sunday across the Gulf region, it was announced yesterday.

  • Israel Caves Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Israel Caves Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site

    The U.N. cultural agency has designated a network of ancient, man-made caves outside of Jerusalem a World Heritage site.

  • Egypt Jails Al Jazeera Journalists for up to 10 Years

    Egypt Jails Al Jazeera Journalists for up to 10 Years

    An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists including Australian Peter Greste to jail terms ranging from seven to 10 years after accusing them of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Gujarat's Rani-ki-Vav Recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Gujarat's Rani-ki-Vav Recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Site

    'Rani-ki-Vav', an 11th century stepwell in Gujarat, has been approved as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO which described it as "exceptional example of technological development" in utilising ground water resources.

  • Israel Threatens UN Envoy Over Qatar Cash for Palestinians

    Israel Threatens UN Envoy Over Qatar Cash for Palestinians

    Israel's foreign minister said Saturday the UN's special envoy could be declared persona non grata for offering to help transfer Qatari funds to the Gaza Strip, Channel Two television reported.

  • Fair Trade Regulator Approves Amex-Qatar Holding Joint Venture

    Fair Trade Regulator Approves Amex-Qatar Holding Joint Venture

    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the proposed joint venture between American Express and Juweel Investors, part of sovereign wealth fund Qatar Holding, saying the deal is unlikely to have an adverse impact on competition in Indi...

  • FIFA 'Ignored' Terror Alert Over Qatar Bid

    FIFA 'Ignored' Terror Alert Over Qatar Bid

    A British? newspapers has reported that members of football's world governing body of having "ignored its own terror alert" in choosing Qatar in a secret ballot for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

  • Qatar World Cup Bid Organizers Say They Have "Nothing to Hide"

    Qatar World Cup Bid Organizers Say They Have 'Nothing to Hide'

    The organizers of Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup have denied allegations published by Britain's Sunday Times newspaper that a senior Qatari soccer official made payments in order to win support for the bid.

  • FIFA World Cup 2014: Franz Beckenbauer Calls off Trip to Brazil After Ban

    FIFA World Cup 2014: Franz Beckenbauer Calls off Trip to Brazil After Ban

    Germany great Franz Beckenbauer was on Friday banned by FIFA for 90 days for failing to co-operate with a probe into Qatar's bid for the 2022 tournament.

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