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Qatar mega-library defies boycott and woos youth

The Gulf's largest book collection, Qatar's National Library, enhances ties with libraries outside the region and woos younger readers in its first year, as an anti-Doha boycott drags on.

Michel Platini arrested over awarding of 2022 World Cup to Qatar

French football legend arrested amid probe into irregularities in the selection of Doha as the World Cup host.

Qatar: Seeking ways out of isolation

Qatar says its Gulf neighbours want to put it under their 'guardianship' and strangle it economically.

Lorenzo suffers fractured rib after Doha crash

The Spanish rider says he is confident about his fitness for the 2nd race in Argentina on March 31, despite admitting he would be out for 3 weeks to a month.

Qatar raises US$12 billion in bond sale despite political crisis

Qatar has been economically and politically isolated by a Saudi-led bloc since June 2017 over claims it supports terrorist groups and seeks better ties with Saudi arch-rival Iran.

Can Qatar’s low-carbon city show a greener Middle East future?

Qataris can now stay cool and comfortable in Msheireb Downtown Doha, a 'green' district that aims to be a sustainable city.

Six of world’s top 10 to play in Qatar

Simona Halep is now the top seed and the Romanian will be joined by the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova and Germany's Angelique Kerber as the top seeds.

Ribery out after tearing hamstring amid golden steak controversy

Ribery, who is out of contract in June, tore his right hamstring at Bayern's winter camp in Doha.

US envoy meets with Taliban officials

Alice Wells, the senior official for the State Department's Bureau of South and Central Asia Affairs, met with the Taliban this week to try to find a new path toward ending Afghanistan's 17-year conflict.

Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

Malaysia and China imports swiftly replaced construction material supplies from Saudi Arabia and the UAE after an embargo came into effect.

‘Hipster’ coffee brews up change in Qatar

Tucked away in Tawar Mall, a tiny cultural revolution is taking place. There you will find Flat White, Qatar's first attempt at a hipster cafe.

Qatar Airways starts new service to Penang

Airline will fly Doha-Penang route three times a week and will increase frequency to four flights weekly from July.

Guan Eng asks Najib to hurry with Penang airport expansion

The number of passengers at Penang International Airport rose 8% last year to 7.2 million people, which is far more than the 6.5 million capacity, says Penang CM.

Zahid: Visa-free entry for Indian nationals living abroad

Deputy Prime Minister says this will help increase foreign exchange earnings as tourist arrivals in Malaysia will go up.