Sarfraz is not fine

Sarfraz is not happy in Doha. He's been here only five months, as an Uber driver, but the cost of essentials and the small size of the country make him want to go back to his native Pakistan, or Saudi Arabia where he drove cabs for five years.

Qatar races to ready luxury and budget rooms for World Cup

Fifty days before the World Cup kicks off in Qatar, workers are pouring concrete and hammering through the night to ready luxury hotels and bargain apartments for a million or more football fans.

From the streets to the vast football fields of Doha

KFC, a long-time patron of the Bangladesh Football Federation’s women’s team, is elated to be a sponsor for the initiative undertaken by LEEDO to take 10 underprivileged girls to the Street Children World Cup in Doha, Qatar. The event will be held from the October 8 to 15, 2022.

Long lines and lack of water mar Qatar World Cup stadium trial

"Stop! Can't you see the metro station is full? Stop!" a frazzled supervisor shouted as green-vested marshals linked arms to contain thousands of fans streaming from the stadium that will host soccer's World Cup final in Qatar.

BOOK NEWS / In ‘Nehai’, Yusuf Muhammad’s doha verses explore the ceaselessness of life

The aim of a dohakar has always been to open the eyes of the masses. Many of the dohas written by the two prominent dohakars, Soroho-Pa and Kabir Das, have modernist, anti-establishment themes, criticising the social, political and religious conventions of their times. 

Aus, NZ, Peru, Costa Rica fight for last two World Cup places

The last two places at the World Cup finals will be decided this week, with Australia, New Zealand, Peru and Costa Rica digging into their stamina reserves for do-or-die battles.

2 Bangladeshi expats killed in Qatar road crash

Two Bangladeshi expatriates are killed in a tragic road accident in Qatar, family says.

Gatlin, De Grasse ready for early athletics season

They finished second and third in last year's Olympics 100m final and on Friday Justin Gatlin and Andre De Grasse renew their rivalry in the Diamond League season-opener in Qatar.

Djokovic admits ‘unacceptable’ to hit ball into crowd

Novak Djokovic said he did not intentionally hit a ball into the crowd during his Qatar Open final against Andy Murray, an incident which threatened to take the gloss off his victory.

January 4, 2017
January 4, 2017

Murray eases to 25th straight win

Andy Murray began 2017 where he left off last year, beating Jeremy Chardy in straight sets in his season opener in Qatar on Tuesday to register his 25th consecutive victory.

January 2, 2017
January 2, 2017

‘Djokovic still the biggest rival’

World number one Andy Murray insisted Sunday that Novak Djokovic will remain his biggest threat in 2017, as the pair prepare for a potential first clash of the season in Doha this week.

November 15, 2016
November 15, 2016

WADA suspends Doha anti-doping laboratory

Doha's anti-doping laboratory has had its accreditation suspended for four months after it failed to comply with international standards, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says in a statement.

August 29, 2016
August 29, 2016

Doha airport brings in passenger tax

Qatar's international airport is to charge passengers an exit tax as the energy-reliant emirate adjusts to falling oil prices.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

Barca's Qatar friendly scrapped

Spanish champions Barcelona's scheduled friendly against Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli Saudi in Doha, Qatar, has been cancelled by the club's Qatari sponsors just six days before the game was due to take place.

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

Qatar Airways may launch world's longest flight

Qatar Airways could be next in line to launch the longest flight between Doha, Qatar and Auckland, New Zealand, clocking in a whopping 18½-hour journey between the two places, reports CNN.

September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015

Shakib to star at PSL 2016

PCB unveils its preliminary plans for the Pakistan Super League, announcing Shakib Al Hasan, Kevin Pietersen, and Dwayne Bravo as headline stars