Taliban head, Qatar PM hold secret meetings, discuss girls' education ban in Afghanistan
The meeting represents a diplomatic success for Qatar, which has criticized Taliban restrictions on women while using long-standing ties with the Islamist movement to push for deeper engagement with Kabul by the international community
A New World: Is Saudi Arabia easing tourism norms to allow LGBTQ travellers?
Saudi Arabia is undergoing a social and economic overhaul. The conservative kingdom has been intolerant toward the LGBTQ community and live-in partners. It wants to change that. It’s advertising to welcome LGBTQ tourists and unmarried couples in the country
Indian agencies closely following case of Ex-Navy officers detained in Qatar
The individuals were also in touch with their acquaintances from their former organisation, the sources said
Qatar accuses jailed former Indian Navy officers of spying on secret submarine programme
Qatar will become the first Arab nation to deploy underwater vehicles when two submarines built by the Trieste-based shipbuilding company Fincantieri SpA are delivered in 2021. As part of a significant naval buildup, Qatar had also placed orders for four corvettes and a helicopter carrier
India providing legal help to former Indian Navy officers languishing in Qatar jail
Eight former members of the Indian Navy who are currently being held in Qatar are receiving consular and legal help from India, which is also cooperating with the authorities in Doha as part of the ongoing legal process
Bahrain and Qatar to restore diplomatic ties after fallout over blockade
Bahrain was among four West Asian nations that imposed a blockade on Qatar in 2017. They accused Qatar of supporting Islamist groups that rose to power in some countries following the 2011 Arab Spring protests
Chile cuts work week to 40 hrs: Which countries have the longest work hours?
Chile has approved legislation that cuts the work week from 45 hours to 40 hours. The International Labour Organization statistics reveal that countries like Mauritania, Egypt, Gambia, Qatar, and Burkina Faso have the world’s longest work week
Six Qatar World Cup stadiums to be used for AFC Asian Cup next January
The Lusail Stadium used for the World Cup final and the iconic 974 stadium, made from containers, will not be part of the 24-nation tournament to run from 12 January to 10 February
Pakistan kicks off outsourcing operations, assets at three airports
Pakistan, however, has been in talks with Qatar to jointly run terminals at Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore airports, officials say
Qatar: Oil company faces criminal charges over migrant worker's death during FIFA World Cup 2022
Unverified claims were made in the wake of the incident that he might not have been using a safety harness and that a third worker may not have been there to help with the job
IMF makes more demands, puts Pakistan at mercy of 'friendly' nations
Although Ishaq Dar did not name the countries concerned, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and China had pledged financial relief to Pakistan during the IMF review
High Fly: The best airports in the world are...
Singapore’s Changi Airport is a ‘destination in itself’. Even flyers agree. The airport has been named the best in the world – for the 12th time. Which other airports are on the list?
Qatar spied on top Swiss prosecutor probing FIFA, says report
Qatar rejected the allegations, saying they were part of "smear campaigns" by European media.
Nepal: PM Prachanda's first foreign visit to Qatar cancelled amid threat to his government
'Prachanda' was scheduled to leave for Doha on March 3 to participate in the Fifth Conference of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) taking place there, his first official foreign trip since assuming office two months ago
SOS: From India to the US, how the world is stepping up to assist earthquake-hit Turkey, Syria
After powerful earthquakes and aftershocks devastated Turkey and Syria, rescue teams from across the globe have joined hands to assist with the search for survivors buried under the debris. India has sent the first batch of the NDRF team and specially trained canine squads with crucial equipment
Germany approves of delivery Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine, in talks with Qatar over Gepard tanks
The delivery of the Leopard tanks to Ukraine could happen anytime once the tanks are repaired, the newspaper reported, citing government sources
European Parliament Corruption Suspect Cuts Deal With Prosecutors
The lawmaker, Pier Antonio Panzeri, an Italian who sat in the Parliament from 2004 to 2019, is one of four people who have been in the custody of the Belgian police since last month in the corruption scandal. They are accused of taking payments from Qatar and Morocco
Qatar expresses ‘deep concern’ over Taliban’s ban on women working in NGO
Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed the need to ‘respect women's right to work,’ and emphasised that the freedom to choose and accept work is a ‘human right’
FIFA World Cup 2022: How France emerges as the world's greatest 'soft power'
At the Qatar World Cup 2022, France emerged as the epitome of 'brilliant' soft power, combining style and elegance with acute competitiveness and projecting a cosmopolitan, diverse, and united image
Qatar sees off FIFA World Cup criticism to claim diplomatic victory
Qatar went into the tournament under scrutiny for its treatment of foreign workers and LGBTQ people but one of the final images to emerge from the event was Qatar's emir putting a traditional Arab cloak over the shoulders of Lionel Messi.