22 Nov 2022FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup: US journalist detained for wearing rainbow t-shirt
A US journalist covering the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar has claimed that security officials detained him outside a stadium for wearing a rainbow t-shirt showing support to the LGBTQ+ community.
21 Nov 2022Zakir Naik
#NewsBytesExplainer: Who's Zakir Naik—man who triggered FIFA World Cup row?
FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar has become a bone of contention for many.
17 Nov 2022FIFA World Cup
Qatar World Cup opening ceremony: Who'll perform, where to watch?
We are only a few days away from the opening fixture of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Initially scheduled to take place on November 21, the date was rescheduled to November 20.
10 Nov 2022FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar unveils 6,000 cabin fan village
The FIFA World Cup 2022 is all set to start from November 20 and ahead of the global tournament, Qatar has unveiled a 6,000 cabin fan village in an isolated lot near the airports.
02 Aug 2022Mumbai
Mumbai woman missing for 20 years found in Pakistan
We may criticize social media for the negativity it brings, but we cannot ignore it, for it has numerous positive impacts.
17 Jun 2022Coronavirus
How long does immunity last after COVID-19?
Experts have warned that exposure to the coronavirus, through vaccination or infection, does not mean that you are completely protected from future infections.
06 Jun 2022Telangana
Qatar, Kuwait, Iran summon Indian envoys over Prophet Muhammad remarks
India on Sunday responded to the official protest notes by Qatar, Kuwait, and Iran over the controversial remarks made by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal against Prophet Muhammad.
23 Aug 2021Akshay Kumar
'Bell Bottom': Saudi Arabia, Qatar ban Akshay Kumar's espionage thriller
Akshay Kumar's period film Bell Bottom was the first major theatrical release, massively boosting the suffering movie industry of the country.
04 Jun 2021Football
India lose 0-1 to Qatar in WC qualifying round match
A 10-man India defended creditably well as they suffered a 0-1 defeat to Asian champions Qatar in their World Cup qualifying round match in Doha on Thursday.
28 Oct 2020Qatar Airways
Foreign women strip-searched at Doha Airport, Qatar promises investigation
Days after the invasive examination of women at Doha Airport triggered global headlines and threatened Qatar's diplomatic relationship with Australia, the Arab country has promised an investigation, reports said on Wednesday.
30 Dec 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan FM Qureshi visits Qatar to discuss Afghan reconciliation process
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi today traveled to Qatar, where he is expected to discuss the Afghan reconciliation process and issues of mutual interests with the top officials of the Gulf country.
03 Dec 2018India
Qatar to quit OPEC in January 2019
On Monday, Qatar announced that it would withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), effective January 2019.
28 Oct 2018International Labour Organization
Qatar easing of foreign worker exit system comes into force
Long-awaited reform of Qatar's controversial exit visa system, which requires foreign workers to obtain their bosses' permission to leave the country, came into force on Sunday, the government said.
27 Oct 2018Narendra Modi
External Affairs Minister Swaraj to visit Qatar, Kuwait from Oct-28
Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj will travel to Qatar and Kuwait from October 28 to 31 in pursuit of India's objective of enhanced engagement with the Gulf region.
17 Oct 2018Russia News
FIFA World Cup reportedly boosted Russian economy by $14 billion
Organizers of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia have claimed that the tournament has helped boost the country's economy by $14 billion.
27 Sep 2018Nike
Athlete Mariam Farid says religion and fashion can go together
Leading Qatari woman athlete Mariam Farid, who competes wearing a hijab, says she would never compromise on her identity but would not mind blending a bit of fashion with religion.
01 Sep 2018Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is planning to turn Qatar into an island
A Saudi official has hinted the Kingdom was moving forward with a plan to dig a canal that would turn the neighboring Qatari peninsula into an island, amid a diplomatic feud between the Gulf nations.
12 Aug 2018International Monetary Fund
Macau to displace Qatar as world's richest place by 2020
Qatar, currently the world's richest place, is soon set to be overtaken by Macau - the world's newest gambling hotspot.
28 Jul 2018Afghanistan
Taliban had meeting with US official in Doha: Taliban official
The Taliban held their first direct contact with a US official in a preliminary discussion about future peace-talks on Afghanistan, a Taliban senior official said today.
21 Jun 2018Kerala
Kerala: Man dupes Qatar's royal family of Rs. 5cr, arrested
The Kerala police on Wednesday arrested a Gulf returnee for duping the Qatar Royal Family of Rs. 5.60 crore by forging email address.
18 Nov 2017Kuwait
Qatar the richest country in the world per capita
Based on the per capita income of its people, Qatar has been named the world's richest country.
06 Nov 2017India
Paradise Papers: Top coaching institute FIITJEE named in leak
One of the Indian names that came up in the Paradise Papers leak is coaching class franchise FIITJEE.
18 Sep 2017Saudi Arabia
Qatar crisis: Saudi forces Snapchat to block Al Jazeera access
Snapchat has blocked access to broadcaster Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia.
10 Sep 2017Donald Trump
Saudi Arabia suspends talks with Qatar over protocol row
Saudi Arabia has suspended dialogue with Qatar, shortly after a phone call between Qatar's emir and the Saudi crown prince.
04 Aug 2017Saudi Arabia
Qatar okays law to give permanent residency to its expats
To counter boycott from the Saudi-led alliance, Qatar has now okayed a draft law that grants permanent residency cards to certain foreigners.
05 Jul 2017ISIS
Amid diplomatic crisis, Qatar increases LNG production capacity by 30%
Even as Doha said it is trying to reach an agreement in the ongoing diplomatic crisis, it announced a steep increase in LNG production capacity, hinting it isn't ruling out a prolonged dispute.
03 Jul 2017ISIS
Middle-East crisis: Qatar gets another 48 hours to accept demands
Four Arab states including Saudi Arabia have extended the deadline for Qatar to accept 13 demands within 48 hours, or there will be further sanctions, they warned.
28 Jun 2017Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia unrelenting on harsh demands against Qatar
Saudi Arabia remained adamant that its demands on Qatar were non-negotiable, as the US and Kuwait mediated talks between the various parties in ongoing Qatar crisis in Washington, DC.
23 Jun 2017Jet Airways
Indians safe in Qatar, not being evacuated- MEA
A day after the government announced special flights from Doha to India, it denied it is an evacuation, but an attempt to restore connectivity which has been hit due to "regional political developments".
22 Jun 2017Jet Airways
Middle-East crisis: Special flights from Doha to bring back Indians
Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has announced special flights from Qatar to bring Indians trapped there back to the country.
16 Jun 2017Donald Trump
US, Qatar ink $12 billion deal on F-15 fighter jets
Against the backdrop of Qatar's isolation in the Middle East, US has inked a $12 billion deal for supply of 36 F-15 fighter jets to Qatar.
10 Jun 2017ISIS
US calls on Arab countries to ease Qatar blockade
The US has called on Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain to ease their blockade on Qatar.
09 Jun 2017India
Middle East diplomacy- Indians in Qatar urged to 'stay alert'
The Indian embassy in Doha has urged the 630,000 nationals living there to "stay alert", even as four Arab countries severed all relations with Qatar.
07 Jun 2017ISIS
Qatar's isolation marks the beginning of end to terrorism: Trump
Weighing in on the ongoing Middle East diplomatic crisis, President Trump stated that his trip to Middle East was already paying off, referring to Arab countries hardening stance against funding extremism.
06 Jun 2017India
Middle east diplomatic crisis: What does India stand to lose?
Speaking on the ongoing diplomatic crisis in the Middle East, External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj called it an intra-Gulf-Co-operation Council affair, with no implications for India.
05 Jun 2017ISIS
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have severed diplomatic, land and air ties with Qatar accusing them of backing terrorist groups including ISIS, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.
23 Apr 2017Iran
Qatar bargains for release of 26 hostages including royals
Qatar secured the release of 26 hostages, held in captivity for over a year and a half by Iraqi Shiite militia Kata'eb Hezbollah. The hostages included 11 members of Qatar's Al Thani ruling family.
14 Dec 2016ICC Cricket World Cup
Qatar abolishes the 'kafala' system
Qatar formally announced the end of its dreaded and controversial labour system - "kafala" - with immediate effect from December 13.