Qatar: News

07 May 2024

Benjamin Netanyahu

Why has Israel rejected 3-phase ceasefire deal accepted by Hamas

The Israeli government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has rejected a ceasefire agreement that had been accepted by Hamas.

06 May 2024


Hamas agrees to ceasefire after 7-month war with Israel 

Hamas, on Monday, accepted the ceasefire plan proposed by Egypt and Qatar amidst an ongoing seven-month conflict with Israel in Gaza.

29 Apr 2024


Gaza: Israeli airstrikes kill 13 in Rafah

Israeli airstrikes on three houses in the southern Gaza city of Rafah killed at least 13 people, medical personnel said on Monday.

13 Feb 2024

Shah Rukh Khan

SRK secured Navy veterans' release from Qatar? Here's the truth 

Shah Rukh Khan recently paid a visit to Doha, Qatar, as the special guest of honor at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) final last week.

13 Feb 2024


China urges Israel to stop military operations in Rafah

China on Tuesday called on Israel to halt its military operations in the southern Gaza city of Rafah "as soon as possible," warning of a "serious humanitarian disaster" there if fighting did not stop.

12 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to visit Qatar after Indian Navy veterans' release

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Monday announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Qatar on Wednesday (February 14) after concluding his two-day United Arab Emirates (UAE) visit.

12 Feb 2024

Indian Navy

Qatar frees 8 jailed Indian Navy veterans, 7 back home

Qatar released eight Indian Navy veterans who were initially sentenced to death on spying charges early on Monday, and seven of them have returned to India.

28 Dec 2023

Indian Government

Qatar commutes death penalties of 8 ex-Indian Navy personnel: Report

Eight former Indian Navy personnel—who were handed death sentences by a Qatar court in October over espionage charges—will now face reduced punishments, per government officials.

09 Dec 2023

Antonio Guterres

Gaza situation 'at breaking point': UN after Israel intensifies strikes

Israel has intensified attacks against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, hitting over 450 targets on Friday alone, Reuters reported.

Qatar: Indian envoy meets 8 ex-navy officers sentenced to death

India's ambassador in Qatar was granted consular access to meet the eight former Indian Navy officers sentenced to death on December 3.

05 Dec 2023


Nowhere safe: UN after Israel extends war to southern Gaza

Israel has intensified its fight against Hamas in Gaza as its forces pushed further into the strip's southern region.

24 Nov 2023


First 13 hostages released after Israel-Hamas truce begins

Hamas has released the first group of 13 hostages, according to the Israeli prime minister's office, as a truce between Israel and Hamas began on Friday.

24 Nov 2023

Indian Navy

Qatar court accepts appeal in ex-navy personnel death sentence case

A Qatar court has reportedly accepted the Indian government's appeal against the death sentence awarded to eight former Indian Navy personnel last month.

14 Nov 2023


Will free 70 hostages in exchange for 5-day ceasefire: Hamas

Amid the escalating war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, the Palestinian terror group's military arm, the Al-Qassam Brigades, has proposed a five-day ceasefire with Israel in exchange for the release of up to 70 women and children hostages, Reuters reported.

08 Nov 2023


3 Hamas leaders worth $11 billion, enjoy luxury in Qatar

Hamas, the terror group responsible for the killing of over 1,400 civilians in southern Israel on October 7, has three top leaders with a combined net worth of $11 billion, the New York Post reported.

30 Oct 2023

S Jaishankar

'Highest importance': Jaishankar to Navy veterans' families over Qatar sentence 

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar reportedly met with the families of eight former officers of the Indian Navy who were awarded the death sentence in Qatar on Thursday for alleged espionage.

28 Oct 2023

Indian Navy

India has 'limited options' against Qatar executing 8 ex-Navy officers 

India reportedly has "limited options" in its efforts to commute the death sentences of eight former Indian Navy officers convicted in Qatar, as the exact nature of their charges remains uncertain.

26 Oct 2023

Indian Navy

Qatar sentences 8 ex-Indian Navy officials to death for espionage

A court in Qatar has reportedly sentenced eight former Indian Navy officials to death for alleged espionage after detaining them since August 2022.

21 Oct 2023


In a first, Hamas releases two American hostages

Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip released two American captives, Judith Tai Raanan and her daughter Natalie Shoshana Raanan, on Friday.

20 Oct 2023


National security: Israel approves regulation to close Al Jazeera offices

The emergency government in Israel approved new regulations on Friday, paving the way for it to temporarily shut down local bureaus of news organization Al Jazeera, The Times of Israel reported.

23 Aug 2023

Reliance Retail

QIA acquires 1% stake in Reliance Retail at $100bn valuation

Qatar's sovereign fund, QIA, has announced a $1 billion investment in Reliance Retail.

28 Nov 2022

Camil flu

Camel flu threat looms over FIFA World Cup; advisory issued

Football fever has gripped the world with the FIFA World Cup 2022—one of the largest global events—in full swing in Qatar.

28 Nov 2022

Health & Wellness

#NewsBytesExplainer: What's Camel flu, the virus scare during FIFA 2022?

Experts warn against a fatal virus coming in from Qatar!

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.

18 Nov 2022

FIFA World Cup

Attending FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022? Visit these places too

Let's add more fun and exploration to your #QatarDiaries.

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.

07 Sep 2022


Traveling to Qatar? Buy these 5 things as souvenirs

Qatar is an incredible shopping destination as it offers a plethora of items that you may not find elsewhere.

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.

02 Jun 2021


India faces an uphill task against Qatar in WC Qualifiers

Their preparation was far from ideal but India would take inspiration from the draw against Asian Champions Qatar in 2019 when they face same opponents in the second-leg match of the joint World Cup and Asian Cup Qualifiers, in Doha on Thursday.

29 May 2021

Indian Football Team

Stimac thanks Qatar for allowing players to train in Doha

Indian football team coach Igor Stimac has thanked the Qatar government and Qatar Football Association for allowing his players to train there ahead of the World Cup and Asian Cup Qualifiers.

28 May 2021


Our preparation far from being ideal: Igor Stimac

Livid with the strict quarantine arrangements for COVID-19 in Qatar, the Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac on Friday said their preparation is "far from being ideal" for the upcoming World Cup and Asian Cup Qualifiers.

22 May 2021


Indian football team begins training in Doha for joint Qualifiers

All the players and support staff of the Indian football team have tested negative for COVID-19 after arrival in Qatar on Wednesday and have also started training ahead of the joint Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup next month.

15 Apr 2021


Mumbai couple convicted in drug case in Qatar returns home

Mumbai-based couple Oniba and Sharique Qureshi, who was sentenced to ten years in jail in a drug case in Qatar in 2019, returned to the city on Thursday with their minor daughter.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.