Sports  /  Published 24.03.21

Race to World Cup resumes: 8 days, 75 games

Germany start their qualifying program under Joachim Loew and will continue in September with a new coach.  Loew’s 15-year tenure, which includes the 2014 World Cup title, will end after E...
By Agencies in Geneva

Sports  /  Published 12.03.21

Federer stumbles at Qatar Open

Roger Federer’s comeback to the tour after nearly 14 months out ended with a 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 loss to Nikoloz Basilashvili in the Qatar Open quarter finals on Thursday. Georgian Basilashvili saved...
By Reuters in Doha

Sports  /  Published 04.03.21

Sania on song, in semi-finals of Qatar Open

India tennis star Sania Mirza and her Slovenian partner Andreja Klepac sailed into the women’s doubles semi-finals of the Qatar Open with a straight-sets win here on Wednesday. Sania and A...
By Agencies in Doha

Sports  /  Published 19.02.21

Sania doffs hat to Serena

Sania Mirza, who will be back on court after a long break at the Qatar Open starting from March 1, feels it is a huge ask for anyone to be able to step into Serena Williams' shoes in women's t...
By Elora Sen in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 09.12.20

Heavyweights get easy path to Qatar Cup

England were pitted against old rivals Poland in their World Cup qualifying group on Monday after a draw which left Europe’s top sides with apparently straightforward routes to the 2022 tourname...
By Reuters in Zurich


World  /  Published 27.10.20

Aussie shock over Doha airport strip-search

The Qatar Airways flight bound for Sydney, Australia, had been mysteriously stalled on the tarmac in Doha for more than three hours when an announcement boomed through the cabin. All female passengers...
By Livia Albeck-Ripka, Yan Zhuang in Darwin

Business  /  Published 28.09.20

Qatar Airways losses at $1.9bn

Long-haul carrier Qatar Airways on Sunday reported losses of $1.9 billion for the past year, blaming the coronavirus pandemic, its liquidation of shares in Air Italy and the ongoing boycott of Doha by...
By AP in Dubai

World  /  Published 31.08.20

Qatar raises minimum wage, frees job shifters

Qatar announced on Sunday changes to its labour laws, raising its minimum wage on Sunday by 25 per cent to 1,000 riyals (Rs 20,081) a month and scrapping a requirement for employees to get the permiss...
By Reuters in Dubai

Football  /  Published 16.07.20

Four games per day in group stage of 2022 World Cup

The 2022 football World Cup in Qatar will have four games every day in a 12-day group stage and matches later in the tournament that go into extra time will extend past midnight. Fifa released the sc...
By AP in London

Sports  /  Published 11.10.19

India have edge: Jamal

Bangladesh captain Jamal Bhuyan feels it’s 55:45 in favour of India, for Tuesday’s 2022 World Cup qualifier, to be played at the Salt Lake Stadium.“It’s 55:45 in India’s favour and that’s ...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta


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