Latest Qatar News

Israeli officials to meet on a proposed pause in Gaza while the Cabinet is set to OK a Rafah plan

Feb. 24, 2024 15:20 PM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli officials will meet Saturday night on the next steps after the latest talks with the United States, Egypt and Qatar in search of a deal on pausing the fighting in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. But Netanyahu announced...

Mideast cease-fire efforts gain steam as US envoy visits. Mediators report 'encouraging' signs

Feb. 22, 2024 18:57 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — International efforts to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appeared to gain new momentum Thursday as the White House said a visit by a senior envoy with Israeli leaders was “going well” and other mediators reported encouraging signs from the warring parties. ...

More than 29,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel-Hamas war, Gaza Health Ministry says

Feb. 19, 2024 23:25 PM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel’s assault in Gaza has killed more than 29,000 Palestinians since Oct. 7, the territory’s Health Ministry said Monday, marking another grim milestone in one of the deadliest and most destructive military campaigns in recent history. Israeli Prime...

Israeli swimmer Anastasia Gorbenko jeered by crowd at swim worlds in Qatar

Feb. 18, 2024 13:39 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Israeli swimmer Anastasia Gorbenko was jeered by some of the crowd after finishing second in the women's 400-meter medley on the closing day of the World Aquatics Championships in Qatar on Sunday. The 20-year-old Gorbenko was making poolside comments moments...

The future looks much brighter for Mbappé than PSG. The Qatari-owned club faces a tough transition

Feb. 16, 2024 11:27 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The future looks much brighter for Kylian Mbappé than it does for Paris Saint-Germain. With Mbappé leaving PSG at the end of the season, following former star teammates Neymar and Lionel Messi out of the door, the Qatari-owned club's project to dominate European...

Qatar frees 8 retired Indian navy officers whose death sentences over alleged spying were commuted

Feb. 12, 2024 05:32 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Qatar has freed eight retired Indian navy officers whose death sentences for alleged spying were commuted last year, India’s Foreign Ministry said Monday. The eight men were accused of spying while working at Al Dahra, a consulting company in the oil-rich Gulf...

Afif hat trick secures Qatar back-to-back Asian Cup titles after 3-1 win against Jordan

Feb. 10, 2024 12:35 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Akram Afif scored a hat trick of penalties to secure back-to-back Asian Cup titles for Qatar in a 3-1 win against Jordan on Saturday. The forward struck in the first half of the final and then twice after the break at Lusail Stadium to finish as the...

Qatar wins back-to-back Asian Cup titles after beating Jordan 3-1 in the final

Feb. 10, 2024 12:17 PM EST
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Qatar wins back-to-back Asian Cup titles after beating Jordan 3-1 in the final.

Post-World Cup, Qatar is pressing ahead with labor reforms but concerns for migrant workers remain

Feb. 10, 2024 08:10 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — When Qatar hosted the World Cup a little over a year ago, the wealthy emirate faced intense scrutiny over its human rights record, especially the treatment of migrant workers who helped build the glitzy stadiums. The issue has faded to the background as Qatar...

Texas A&M to close Qatar campus as school's board notes instability in Middle East as factor

Feb. 09, 2024 15:01 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University will close its 20-year-old Qatar campus by 2028, with board members noting “heightened instability" in the Middle East as a major reason to reconsider its presence in the country. Thursday's vote by Texas A&M's Board of Regents...