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Djokovic still the biggest rival, says Murray
Doha - 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.
Qatar abolishes dreaded 'kafala' labour system
Doha - Qatar on Monday formally announced the end of its controversial "kafala" system, arguably the biggest ever labour reform undertaken by the 2022 football World Cup host nation.
Qatar's workers seek security with labour law change
Doha - "I've heard about a change in the law, but what the change will be I don't know," says Girijesh, an Indian electrician, during his hour-long lunch break in downtown Doha.
Qatar's 'illegals' scramble to leave under amnesty
Doha - Kalawani has spent the past six years hiding from the Qatari authorities, but finally she is going home to Sri Lanka for the first time since 2010.
Russia's doping clean-up complete, says sports chief
Doha - Russia’s top Olympic official said his country has cleaned up its sports doping problem and should be allowed to return to all international competitions.
Qatar could move Summer Olympics date, says Coe
Doha - Sebastian Coe said on Friday that Qatar could move the Summer Olympics to later in the calendar year if the Gulf country ever successfully bids to host the Games.
Qatar World Cup stadium worker dies
Doha - Qatar's World Cup organisers have announced that a worker employed in the construction of one of the stadiums for the 2022 tournament has died in a "work-related" incident.
Turkey Mideast allies rally behind strongman Erdogan
Doha - Turkey's regional allies on Saturday condemned a deadly but foiled coup attempt by a faction of the army against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rule.
Qatar convicts Dutch tourist who says she was raped
Doha - A Doha court on Monday convicted a Dutch woman of adultery and handed her a one-year suspended sentence after she reported being raped while on holiday in Qatar.
Tunisia president says its war on 'terror' has cost $4 bn
Doha - Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi said in Doha on Thursday that his country's battle to fight "terrorism" has cost it around $4 billion diverted away from the country's economy.
Qatar's prized racing camels swim for success
Doha - Deep in the Qatari desert, Musharif spends his afternoons swimming in a large pool that doubles as a jacuzzi, just one of the perks of being a racing camel.
Qatar announces death of World Cup stadium worker
Doha - An Indian steelworker taken ill at a Qatar World Cup site has died, organisers of the 2022 tournament announced in a statement on Saturday.
Bill Gates predicts end for polio
Doha - Bill Gates said Wednesday that "with any luck" polio will be eradicated by 2017 in the last two countries where it remains active, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Syria talks 'doomed' unless Assad fate on table: opposition
Doha - Syrian peace talks which fail to address the question of President Bashar al-Assad's fate are "doomed to failure", a spokesman for the main opposition grouping involved in negotiations said.
Qatar royal freed by Iraq kidnappers after 4 month ordeal
Doha - A member of the Qatari royal family and a Pakistani have been released by kidnappers in Iraq after nearly four months in captivity, the Qatari foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
Amnesty accuses Qatar of abusing World Cup workers
Doha - Qatar has been accused of abusing more than 100 mainly Asian migrants working on one of its World Cup stadiums, in an Amnesty International report released Thursday.
Tiger on the loose in Doha traffic jam
Doha - A tiger was spotted wandering through a traffic jam on one of Doha's busiest roads on Tuesday, and government officials said they would investigate the incident after footage appeared online.
Al-Jazeera says news crew kidnapped in Yemen freed
Doha - Al-Jazeera said on Thursday that a three-man news crew for the Qatar-based channel has been freed more than 10 days after being kidnapped in the flashpoint Yemeni city of Taez.
UN rights chief says Syria starvation 'war crime'
Doha - The United Nations human rights chief said on Thursday that any side in Syria that has deliberately used starvation as a weapon has committed a "war crime".
Qatar's former emir breaks leg in holiday accident
Doha - Qatar's former emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani has undergone an emergency operation in Switzerland after breaking a leg while on holiday, the government said on Tuesday.
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