Qatar

June 7, 2022
June 7, 2022

"Hurting our religious sentiments can directly impact economic ties”

India's government sought on Monday to calm anger at home and abroad after two officials of the ruling BJP party made remarks about the Prophet Mohammed, with 38 people arrested for rioting in a northern city and a protest planned later in Mumbai.

June 6, 2022
June 6, 2022

Indian products pulled from Kuwait supermarket over Prophet remarks

A Kuwaiti supermarket pulled Indian products from its shelves and Iran became the latest Middle Eastern country to summon the Indian ambassador as a row grew on Monday over a ruling party official's remarks about the Prophet Mohammed.

June 5, 2022
June 5, 2022

Offensive tweets on Prophet don't reflect govt's view: India tells Qatar

Qatar today summoned Indian Ambassador Deepak Mittal and handed him an official note, expressing total condemnation of the controversial remarks made by a now-suspended BJP leader against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019

FIFA to stick with 32 teams for Qatar World Cup

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organisers FIFA said on Wednesday.

October 30, 2017
October 30, 2017

Qatar emir says open to Trump-hosted talks over Gulf crisis

Qatar’s ruler said he is ready for US-hosted direct talks aimed at solving the worst diplomatic crisis in the Gulf in years but has yet to hear a response to US President Donald Trump’s invitation to the four Arab states boycotting Doha.

August 28, 2017
August 28, 2017

2 Bangladeshi expats killed in Qatar road crash

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

August 4, 2017
August 4, 2017

Qatar hits back at rivals with Neymar soft power play

With the transfer of football phenomenon Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, Qatar hits back at its Gulf rivals with a high-profile soft power play.

August 2, 2017
August 2, 2017

Qatar signs navy vessels deal with Italy for 5 bln euros

Qatar signs a 5 billion euro ($5.91 billion) deal with Italy for seven navy vessels, Qatar's foreign minister says.

August 1, 2017
August 1, 2017

Qatar launches wide-ranging WTO complaint against trade boycott

Qatar filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organization on Monday to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, the director of Qatar's WTO office Ali Alwaleed al-Thani told Reuters.

June 21, 2017
June 21, 2017

The Gulf crisis: Grappling for a face-saving solution

A two-week old conflict in the Gulf goes to the core of key issues in international relations that hamper the fight against political violence and govern diplomatic relations: the absence of an agreed definition of terrorism that allows autocrats to abuse efforts to counter extremism by repressing non-violent critics and the ability of small states to chart their own course and punch above their weight.