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10 years since Bhaichung Bhutia played his last match for India
Doha, Jan 18 (IANS) Only a handful of people would have guessed that Bhaichung Bhutia was playing his last game in India colours when he came on as a second-half substitute against Korea Republic in the AFC Asian Cup 2011 in Qatar. After missing out on the first two games against Australia and Bahrain with an injury, the skipper came on to the pitch to save a failing India. However, his efforts went in vain.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Betting Central,Football
Qatar crisis: Saudi Arabia and allies restore diplomatic ties with emirate
Qatar, Jan 6 (IANS) Diplomatic relations have been restored between Qatar and four Arab states that imposed an embargo against it for three years, the Saudi foreign minister says.
2021-01-06
Category: International, Qatar,Politics
Jaishankar visits FIFA 2022 World Cup venue in Qatar
Doha, Dec 29 (IANS) Union Minister for External Affairs, S Jaishankar, alongside India's ambassador in Qatar Deepak Mittal, visited the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium which is a 2022 FIFA World Cup venue built by Indian construction giant Larsen & Tubro.
2020-12-29
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Ulsan Hyundai win ACL with 2-1 win over Persepolis
Doha, Dec 19 (IANS) South Korean club Ulsan Hyundai beat Persepolis of Iran 2-1 in the 2020 AFC Champions League (ACL) final here on Saturday, winning their second ACL trophy in the club's history.
2020-12-19
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Qatar inaugurates 4th stadium for 2022 Fifa World Cup
Doha, Dec 19 (IANS) The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, became the fourth fully operational FIFA World Cup 2022 venue to be inaugurated.
2020-12-19
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Qatar inaugurates 4th stadium for 2022 Fifa World Cup
Doha, Dec 19 (IANS) The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, became the fourth fully operational FIFA World Cup 2022 venue to be inaugurated.
2020-12-19
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Ulsan, Kobe enter AFC Champions League semis
Doha, Dec 11 (IANS) Ulsan Hyundai and Vissel Kobe have reached the AFC Champions League (ACL) semi-finals and the duo will fight for a final ticket on December 13.
2020-12-11
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Two years to go: FIFA WC 2022 countdown draws closer
Doha, Nov 20 (IANS) Just two years to go until the next edition of the FIFA World Cup gets underway in Qatar on November 21, 2022.
2020-11-20
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Contact groups discuss disputed issues over Afghan peace
Doha, Oct 20 (IANS) Members of the contact groups of both sides of the Afghan peace negotiations met in Doha and discussed the disputed issues in an effort to establish procedural rules and an agenda for the delayed direct talks, a government delegate said.
2020-10-20
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
No progress in Doha talks for Afghan peace
Doha/Kabul, Oct 11 (IANS) There has been no progress in the Afghanistan peace negotiations in Doha as formal meetings between the two sides comprising representatives of the Kabul government and Taliban, have remained suspended for the past 10 days.
2020-10-11
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Qatar reports 238 new Covid cases
Doha, Oct 7 (IANS) Qatar on Wednesday announced 238 new Covid-19 infections, raising the total number of cases in the Gulf state to 127,181, officials of Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
2020-10-07
Category: International, Qatar,Health/Medicine,Politics
Afghan-Taliban contact groups in Doha resume talks
Doha, Sep 29 (IANS) The contact groups comprising of Taliban and Afghan government delegates have resumed their talks after three days of delays.
2020-09-29
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Qatar Airways logs $1.9 bn loss in 2019-20 amid pandemic
Doha, Sep 27 (IANS) Qatar Airways Group on Sunday reported loss of $1.9 billion during the year ended March 2020.
2020-09-27
Category: International, Qatar,Business/Economy
Intra-Afghan talks finally begin in Doha (2nd Ld)
Doha, Sep 12 (IANS) The much-awaited historic face-to-face talks between the representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban began in Doha on Saturday after several delays.
2020-09-12
Category: International, Qatar,Politics
Intra-Afghan talks finally begin in Doha (Ld)
Doha, Sep 12 (IANS) The much awaited historic face-to-face talks between representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban began in Doha on Saturday after several delays.
2020-09-12
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Intra-Afghan talks to begin in Doha on Saturday
Doha, Sep 11 (IANS) The Qatar government has announced that the much awaited intra-Afghan talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban will begin in Doha on Saturday.
2020-09-11
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Taliban appoints new chief negotiator for peace talks
Doha, Sep 7 (IANS) The Taliban leadership has appointed Mawlawi Abdul Hakim, the chief justice of the group, as the head of their 21-member negotiating team in Qatar ahead of the much-awaited peace talks with the Afghan government.
2020-09-07
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Qatar stadiums look amazing for 2022 World Cup: Jung
Doha, Aug 9 (IANS) South Korean footballer Jung Wooyoung stated that 2022 World Cup stadiums in Qatar look in top shape. Jung started his professional experience overseas, playing for clubs in Japan and China PR from 2011 to 2018 before joining Al Sadd of Qatar, where he is in his second season.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Qatar submits request to host 2032 Olympic & Paralympic Games
Doha, July 27 (IANS) Qatar on Monday announced it has formally submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) its request to join the non-committal "Continuous Dialogue" to host a future edition of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as early as 2032.
2020-07-27
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
Kuwaiti Emir hospitalised for medical checks
Kuwait, July 19 (IANS) Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Saba has been hospitalized for "routine" medical tests, the country's national news agency said.
2020-07-19
Category: International, Qatar,Politics
Hosts Qatar to kick-off 2022 FIFA World Cup at Al Bayt Stadium
Doha, July 15 (IANS) Hosts Qatar will kick-off the 2022 World Cup at the Al Bayt Stadium on November 21, football's world governing body FIFA announced on Wednesday.
2020-07-15
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Xavi ends Barca speculations, signs contract extension with Al-Sadd
Doha, July 5 (IANS) Former Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez poured cold water over a potential move back to Barcelona in the capacity of manager as he signed a contract extension at his current club Al-Sadd in Qatar.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Qatar denies allegations of 2022 FIFA WC bribes
Doha, April 8 (IANS) The organisers of the FIFA World Cup in have denied the allegations contained within court papers made public in the US.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Qatar confirms first case of COVID-19
Doha , Feb 29 (IANS) Qatar's Health Ministry on Saturday reported the first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Qatar,National
Afghan conflict: US and Taliban sign deal to end 18-year war
Doha, Feb 29 (IANS) The US and the Taliban on Saturday signed an agreement aimed at paving the way towards peace in Afghanistan after more than 18 years of conflict.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Qatar,Politics
Bopanna-Koolhof win Qatar Open title
Doha, Jan 10 (IANS) Veteran tennis star Rohan Bopanna won the $1,465,260 Qatar Open with men's doubles partner Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands with a come from behind win in the final on Friday. The pair beat British-Mexican pair of Luke Bambridge and Santiago Gonzalez 3-6, 6-2, 10-6 to clinch the title.
2020-01-10
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Tennis
Mandzukic leaves Juventus to join Qatari side Al Duhail
Doha, Dec 25 (IANS) Former Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic has left Italian giants Juventus to join Qatari side Al Duhail. Juventus are yet to confirm the move but a post on the Qataris clubs official account on Twitter showed Mandzukic putting pen to paper on his new contract.
2019-12-25
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Abdelkarim Hassan handed 5-month suspension for misconduct
Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) Abdelkarim Hassan, Asia's reigning player of the year, has been handed a five-month suspension after he confronted a referee in the Asian Champions League semifinals.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Italy hails Qatar's planned reforms for migrant workers
Doha, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy on Thursday welcomed Qatar's announcement that it has agreed to introduce a minium wage for migrant workers and to abolish the hated 'kafala' system that stops them changing jobs or going abroad.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Qatar,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Doha Worlds: India finish 58th as US top medal tally
Doha, Oct 7 (IANS) India ended its campaign at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships here at the 58th spot in the medal tally which saw US finishing at the top.
2019-10-07
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
Dalilah sets new world record to win 400m hurdles gold
Doha, Oct 5 (IANS) Dalilah Muhammad of US bettered her own record as she won the gold medal in the women's 400m hurdles event at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Doha.
2019-10-05
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
World Athletics C'ships: P.U. Chitra bows out Of 1500m
Doha, Oct 2 (IANS) P.U. Chitra ran her personal best in the women's 1500m first round heats but failed to advance further in the World Athletics Championships here on Wednesday.
2019-10-02
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
World C'ships: Avinash out of 3000m steeplechase final
Doha, Oct 1 (IANS) Avinash Sable on Tuesday broke his own national record but failed to qualify for the finals of the men's 3000m steeplechase in the World Championships here.
2019-10-01
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
Annu shatters own nat'l record to reach javelin final at Worlds
Doha, Sep 30 (IANS) Ace Indian javelin thrower Annu Rani on Monday smashed her own national record during the qualification round of the World Athletics Championships here on Monday to finish fifth overall and become the first Indian to reach the medal round in the women's javelin throw event at the Worlds.
2019-09-30
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
World C'ships: Mixed relay team in final, Dutee ousted (2nd Lead)
Doha, Sep 28 (IANS) The Indian mixed 4x400m relay team qualified for the final at the World Athletics Championships by finishing third in the heat here on Saturday. The team comprising Mohammad Anas, V.K. Vismaya, Jisna Mathew and Noah Nirmal Tom clocked 3:16.14 to finish third behind Poland and Brazil.
2019-09-28
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
Dutee out of Worlds, Jabir finishes 5th in semis
Doha, Sep 28 (IANS) Ace India sprinter Dutee Chand's campaign in the World Athletics Championships came to an end here on Saturday. Chand, who took part only in the 100m dash in Doha, finished seventh in the heat with a time of 11.48 seconds.
2019-09-28
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
Stimac wants India to remain focussed post Qatar draw
Doha, Sep 11 (IANS) After India held Asian champions Qatar to a goal-less draw in their second Group E encounter of the joint second round FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers, coach Igor Stimac urged his team to keep their heads down and secure wins in the upcoming matches of the tournament.
2019-09-11
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Taliban co-founder in Qatar for talks with US
Doha, Feb 25 (IANS) Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has arrived in Qatar to attend the next round of talks with the US slated to begin here on Monday, officials said, adding that these could be the highest-level negotiations on ending the Afghan war.
2019-02-25
Category: International, Qatar,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pompeo calls for ending Gulf dispute during Qatar visit
Doha, Jan 14 (IANS) Visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday called for ending the continuing crisis between Qatar and mainly its Arab Gulf neighbours.
2019-01-14
Category: International, Qatar,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Bayern Munich bring Qatar training camp to a close
Doha, Jan 10 (IANS) Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich on Thursday wrapped up their winter training camp in Qatar, where the team, currently in second place in Germany's top-flight, had swapped sub-zero temperatures in southern Germany for the balmy climes of the Arabian Peninsula.
2019-01-10
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Agut wins Qatar Open title
Doha, Jan 6 (IANS) Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut earned his first 2019 title and the ninth of his career, defeating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the Qatar Open final.
2019-01-06
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Tennis
Fit again James joins Bayern practice in Doha
Doha, Jan 6 (IANS) FC Bayern Munich's Colombian star James Rodriguez has received medical clearance and joined the team's training session here, head coach Nico Kovac said at a press conference.
2019-01-06
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Bautista topples Djokovic, will face Berdych in Qatar final
Doha, Jan 5 (IANS) Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut upset world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-4 to advance to the final of the 2019 Qatar Open where he will face Tomas Berdych.
2019-01-05
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Tennis
Novak Djokovic eliminated from Qatar Open
Doha, Jan 5 (IANS) Novak Djokovic has lost surprisingly to the world number 24, Roberto Bautista Agut, 6-3, 6-7 (8/6), 6-4 in the Qatar Open semifinal.
2019-01-05
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Tennis
Djokovic claims first 2019 win in Qatar Open
Doha, Jan 2 (IANS) Novak Djokovic beat Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-2 in the Qatar Open first round, grabbing his first win of 2019 in just 55 minutes.
2019-01-02
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Tennis