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Qatar Airways executive says invasive gynecological examinations of passengers won't be repeated

Sep. 27, 2023 05:07 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A senior Qatar Airways executive told an Australian Senate inquiry on Wednesday there would be no repeat of an incident at Doha’s international airport in 2020 in which female passengers were subjected to invasive gynecological examinations. Australian...

Plane carrying 5 Iranian-Americans freed by Iran in prisoner swap lands in Doha, Qatar

Sep. 18, 2023 10:44 AM EDT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Plane carrying 5 Iranian-Americans freed by Iran in prisoner swap lands in Doha, Qatar.

Australian minister says invasive examinations were part of reason Qatar Airways was refused flights

Sep. 07, 2023 05:26 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Transport Minister Catherine King said on Thursday that invasive gynecological examinations conducted on passengers at Doha’s international airport in 2020 were part of the reason she refused to allow Qatar Airways to double its services to Australia. ...

Stepping up: Rai Benjamin alters stride pattern in quest to chase down gold at worlds in 400 hurdles

Aug. 20, 2023 07:16 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rai Benjamin is taking even bigger steps this season to try to get what his top rivals in the men's 400-meter hurdles already have — a title from a major meet. The American altered his racing pattern in between the 10 hurdles, mixing in a longer stride...

Qatar Airways reports $1.2B in profits after ferrying passengers to last year's soccer World Cup

Jul. 05, 2023 13:44 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Airways on Wednesday reported $1.2 billion in profits over the past year, buoyed by its role in ferrying fans to the soccer World Cup. The long-haul airline increased its revenue to $21 billion, a 45% increase over the previous year, it...