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Coronavirus outbreak: IOA misses bid to host 2030 Asian Games

25 Apr 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: IOA misses bid to host 2030 Asian Games

India were unable to submit a bid for hosting the 2030 Asian Games before the deadline of April 22 due to coronavirus pandemic.

World Cup: Former FIFA officials accused of taking bribes

07 Apr 2020

World Cup: Former FIFA officials accused of taking bribes

According to US prosecutors, former FIFA executives took bribes in return for voting for Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup.

India's FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Qatar postponed: Details here

08 Mar 2020

India's FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Qatar postponed: Details here

The Indian men football team's upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifier match against Qatar has been postponed due to the spread of coronavirus.

Here is the list of Liverpool's achievements in 2019

22 Dec 2019

Here is the list of Liverpool's achievements in 2019

Liverpool have continued their sublime run of form in 2019 and it makes them a force to be reckoned with.

ICC launches investigation into Qatar T10 League: Details here

18 Dec 2019

ICC launches investigation into Qatar T10 League: Details here

The ICC is investigating the Qatar T10 league after intercepting known miscreants in the event.

World Cup Qualifiers, India hold Qatar: Key records and takeaways

11 Sep 2019

World Cup Qualifiers, India hold Qatar: Key records and takeaways

The Indian men's national football team held Qatar to a 0-0 draw away from home at Doha in a key FIFA 2022 World qualifying match.

Donald Trump cancels peace deal with Taliban leaders, Afghan President

08 Sep 2019

Donald Trump cancels peace deal with Taliban leaders, Afghan President

On Saturday, United States President Donald Trump said that he has canceled a peace deal with Taliban leaders.

Former UEFA boss Michel Platini arrested: Details here

18 Jun 2019

Former UEFA boss Michel Platini arrested: Details here

Former UEFA president Michel Platini is being questioned by French anti-corruption investigators in relation to him awarding Qatar the hosting rights of the 2022 World Cup.

FIFA to stick with 32 teams for 2022 World Cup

23 May 2019

FIFA to stick with 32 teams for 2022 World Cup

The FIFA World Cup is the biggest football event and draws billions of viewers worldwide.

India invited to Islamic nations' conclave after 50 years

23 Feb 2019

India invited to Islamic nations' conclave after 50 years

India has, for the first time in five decades, received an invitation to be the 'guest of honor' at the foreign ministers' conclave of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) - an organization of powerful Muslim-majority countries.

Qatar open: Frustrated Novak Djokovic eyes Slam win post defeat

05 Jan 2019

Qatar open: Frustrated Novak Djokovic eyes Slam win post defeat

Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic said his principle target for this month was 'a trophy'.

Pakistan FM Qureshi visits Qatar to discuss Afghan reconciliation process

30 Dec 2018

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.

'FIFA to decide whether 2022 WC will have 48 teams'

10 Dec 2018

'FIFA to decide whether 2022 WC will have 48 teams'

Gianni Infantino stated that FIFA will decide in March 2019, whether the next edition of the football 2022 World Cup will be extended to 48 teams or not.

Qatar to quit OPEC in January 2019

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 World Cup might see 48 teams: FIFA President

31 Oct 2018

Qatar World Cup might see 48 teams: FIFA President

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said that the body is pondering over the possibility of 48 teams in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Qatar easing of foreign worker exit system comes into force

28 Oct 2018

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.

External Affairs Minister Swaraj to visit Qatar, Kuwait from Oct-28

27 Oct 2018

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.

FIFA World Cup reportedly boosted Russian economy by $14 billion

17 Oct 2018

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.

Athlete Mariam Farid says religion and fashion can go together

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.

Saudi Arabia is planning to turn Qatar into an island

01 Sep 2018

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.

#MeetTheMedalist: All you need to know about Dharun Ayyasamy

27 Aug 2018

#MeetTheMedalist: All you need to know about Dharun Ayyasamy

Indian track and field athlete, Dharun Ayyasamy, clinched the second spot in men's 400m hurdles at the 2018 Asian Games.

Macau to displace Qatar as world's richest place by 2020

12 Aug 2018

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.

Taliban had meeting with US official in Doha: Taliban official

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.

Kerala: Man dupes Qatar's royal family of Rs. 5cr, arrested

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.

Five players who might be playing their last World Cup

17 Jun 2018

Five players who might be playing their last World Cup

The FIFA World Cup is in full swing with some of the world's finest footballers in action.

European Leagues oppose FIFA's World Cup expansion plan

17 Apr 2018

European Leagues oppose FIFA's World Cup expansion plan

Several football leagues have opposed the FIFA's plan to expand the 2022 World Cup, European Leagues president Lars-Christer Olsson said.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Infantino wants 48-team tournament in Qatar

14 Apr 2018

FIFA World Cup 2022: Infantino wants 48-team tournament in Qatar

FIFA President Gianni Infantino wants a 48-team 2022 World Cup that is slated to be held in Qatar.

Qatar the richest country in the world per capita

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.

Paradise Papers: Top coaching institute FIITJEE named in leak

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.

Qatar crisis: Saudi forces Snapchat to block Al Jazeera access

18 Sep 2017

Qatar crisis: Saudi forces Snapchat to block Al Jazeera access

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

Saudi Arabia suspends talks with Qatar over protocol row

10 Sep 2017

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.

Qatar okays law to give permanent residency to its expats

04 Aug 2017

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.

Amid diplomatic crisis, Qatar increases LNG production capacity by 30%

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.

Middle-East crisis: Qatar gets another 48 hours to accept demands

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.

Saudi Arabia unrelenting on harsh demands against Qatar

28 Jun 2017

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.

FIFA's investigation documents leaked; allege corruption

27 Jun 2017

FIFA's investigation documents leaked; allege corruption

German newspaper 'Bild' has put out the details of the Garcia Report, an investigation conducted by The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) regarding the alleged corruption during the 2022 Qatar World Cup bidding process.

Indians safe in Qatar, not being evacuated- MEA

23 Jun 2017

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".

Middle-East crisis: Special flights from Doha to bring back Indians

22 Jun 2017

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.

US, Qatar ink $12 billion deal on F-15 fighter jets

16 Jun 2017

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.

US calls on Arab countries to ease Qatar blockade

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.