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Qatar put 2 past Saudi to finish top in group

The derby clash is the 1st time the 2 sides have met since a bitter political dispute began between the Gulf Arab states 18 months ago.

Players face career or conscience dilemma over Qatar World Cup

The question of how best to protest against human rights abuses that Qatar is accused of is complex.

Sound of silence as Qatar hit North Korea for six

There was little excitement in Al Ain's 16,000-seat Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium as Qataris are generally barred from UAE.

Saudi Arabia must hold Khashoggi’s killers ‘accountable,’ says Pompeo

Pompeo says the US will continue to have a conversation with the crown prince and the Saudis about ensuring the accountability with respect to the unacceptable murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

England women’s football team to train in Qatar for first time

It the first time the English women's team has trained in Qatar.

Taliban seek venue change for peace talks with US

The upcoming negotiations aimed at ending the 17-year war in Afghanistan, are scheduled between the Taliban leaders and US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad.

Qatar football team arrives in political rival UAE for Asian Cup

A tweet by the QFA said the squad had "arrived at Al-Ain airport and the delegation is en route to our team's hotel".

World Cup host Qatar to introduce 100% booze tax

Alcohol is likely to be a sensitive subject in the run-up to the big event in 4 years' time.

Umtiti to return to Barcelona for treatment on knee problem

The club have not specified how long Umtiti will be out.

Menteri: Qatar minat labur di Malaysia, bukan khusus projek kereta nasional

Kementerian Pembangunan Usahawan dimaklumkan Qatar mempunyai dana yang besar untuk melabur di dalam negara.

Qatar ruler says talks with Saudi begin only when embargo lifted

Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani says the blockade should be lifted and the dispute resolved with dialogue based on mutual respect and non-intervention in the internal affairs of states.

Qatar unveils 2022 World Cup final stadium design

The 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium was revealed in an elaborate ceremony attended by the country's ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and other dignitaries.

Turkey won’t ‘give up’ on Khashoggi murder probe

Earlier this month, the minister said Turkey was in talks over a possible United Nations investigation into the murder, which has provoked global outrage.

Infantino says has wide support for 48-team World Cup in Qatar

Qatar has been locked in a bitter dispute with Gulf neighbours Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain that has complicated the prospect of sharing matches in an expanded tournament.

Saudi Arabia hosts GCC summit amid Qatar tensions, Khashoggi crisis

The one-day annual gathering is expected to focus on security issues, and may touch on oil politics.

Qatar steps in to pay civil servants wages in Gaza

The payout, thought to be around US$15 million, is part of a US$90 million Qatari donation that began in November and is due to be paid into Gaza over six months.

Qatar quits Opec

The decision to withdraw from Opec comes after Qatar reviewed ways to enhance its role internationally and plan its long-term strategy.

Beri kerajaan masa buat perubahan, kata TPM

Wan Azizah Wan Ismail berkata negara memerlukan perubahan namun perubahan tidak akan datang bergolek.

4 years to next World Cup but will it be 32...

The head of world football's governing body has been pressing in recent weeks for the 2022 finals to expand from the 32 teams in Russia this year to 48.

Qatar stun Switzerland 1-0 in friendly

Akram Afif scored the goal that gave Qatar the upset victory.

Qatar warns of ‘long-lasting’ impact of Gulf crisis

Once allies, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have imposed a near-total embargo on Qatar since June 2017 over allegations the emirate supports radical Islamist groups and seeks closer ties with Riyadh's arch-rival Tehran.

Biles shrugs off hospital scare to shine at worlds

Biles finished a provisional first place in the vault, beam and floor competitions.

Qatar may benefit from Khashoggi fallout, say analysts

With Riyadh on the back foot over Khashoggi's murder, there are whispers of a rapprochement with Qatar.

Qatar may put more fans on ships at World Cup, organisers...

Up to 20,000 cruise ship rooms will be available throughout the tournament