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PSG signing Neymar a PR coup for isolated Qatar

PSG signing Neymar a PR coup for isolated Qatar

LONDON (AP) If world soccer’s transfer record is obliterated by Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain, it will be a coup for the French club – and the tiny energy-rich emirate of Qatar. By signing the Brazilian star for its flagship sporting asset, Qatar would be projecting a business-as-usual image to foreign allies and investors after [...]

Qatar is buying 7 navy vessels from Italy for $5.91 billion

Qatar is buying 7 navy vessels from Italy for $5.91 billion

(Reuters) - Qatar has concluded a 5 billion euro ($5.91 billion) deal with Italy for seven navy vessels, the Qatari foreign minister said on Wednesday, part of a military cooperation agreement between the two countries. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani made the announcement at a news conference with his Italian counterpart Angelino [...]

Qatar Buys Italian Warships as Persian Gulf Crisis Deepens

Qatar Buys Italian Warships as Persian Gulf Crisis Deepens

DOHA, Qatar — Qatar agreed on Wednesday to buy seven Italian warships at a cost of nearly $6 billion in the latest example of checkbook defiance by the gas-rich country in its two-month-old feud with four neighboring Arab countries. The military deal between Qatar and Italy, announced by the foreign ministers of both countries in Doha, [...]

Qatar athletics team preps for London Worlds

With a week to go before the IAAF World Championships in London, the Qatar national athletics team continues its preparations for the event that will see over 1,900 athletes from over 200 countries vie for glory. The Qatar team for the event that runs from August 4-13 includes Rio Olympics silver medallist high jumper Mutaz Barshim, two-time [...]

Football great Maradona backs use of video technology

Football great Maradona backs use of video technology

Reuters London: Diego Maradona (pictured) has backed the use of video assistant referees (VARs) in soccer even though he is aware that his infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal would not have stood if the technology had existed during his heyday. The goal during the 1986 World Cup quarter-final between Argentina and England is one of the most [...]

Qatar: UN should play a role in resolving Gulf crisis

Qatar: UN should play a role in resolving Gulf crisis

Qatar's foreign minister also accused the four Arab countries that have blockaded Doha of violating international law. Qatar's foreign minister called on Thursday for the United Nations to help resolve the Gulf crisis and accused the four Arab countries that have imposed a blockade on Doha of violating international law. Sheikh [...]

How will Qatar-Gulf crisis shape the region’s economy?

In a now widely discredited 1990s-era theory of international relations, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman advanced the argument that no two countries with a McDonald's would go to war with one another. The logic behind the so-called "Golden Arches Theory" suggested that states with economies that were strong and stable enough to support [...]

Qatar win three silver medals at Asian meet

Qatar win three silver medals at Asian meet

Qatar had to be content with three silver medals at the Asian Athletics Championships being held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India yesterday. Femi Seun Ogunode, Jamal Hairane and Yaser Salem all three had settle for silver after performing below their best in their respective events in rainy conditions. India’s Ajaoy Kumar [...]

Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats

Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats

Associated Press JAKARTA: Police questioned the Indonesian business partner of U.S. President Donald Trump at length on Friday over allegations he sent threatening text messages to a deputy attorney general. A smiling Hary Tanoesoedibjo arrived at the national police's Criminal Investigation Agency in central Jakarta in the morning and [...]

Qatar rejects Saudi-led group’s allegations

Qatar rejects Saudi-led group’s allegations

Qatar has expressed regret over false claims in statements issued by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Cairo and Jeddah, describing the accusations by the anti-Doha quartet as defamation. Qatar's state news agency quoted a foreign ministry source as saying on Friday that the claims by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt about [...]

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