Qatar: News

22 Nov 2022

FIFA 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 2022

Zakir 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 2022

FIFA 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 2022

FIFA 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 2022


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 2022


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 2022


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 2021

Akshay 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 2021


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 2020

Qatar 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 2018

Pakistan 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 2018


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.

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 2018

Narendra 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 2018

Russia 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 2018


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 2018

Saudi 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.

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 2018


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 2018


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017

Saudi Arabia

Qatar crisis: Saudi forces Snapchat to block Al Jazeera access

Snapchat has blocked access to broadcaster Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia.

10 Sep 2017

Donald 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 2017

Saudi 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 2017


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 2017


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 2017

Saudi 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 2017

Jet 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 2017

Jet 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 2017

Donald 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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2017


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 2016

ICC 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.