The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will probably be staged in January rather than June or July, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said for the first time.
An ailing Rafael Nadal slumped out of the Qatar Open to deprive fans and organisers of an eagerly-anticipated final against his great rival Roger Federer.
World number two Roger Federer began his season in formidable fashion by defeating holder Nikolay Davydenko 6-3 6-4 to win the Qatar Open.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner began her trip to Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey yesterday, with the intention of “improving bilateral relations, and to increase co-operation over international matters”, official sources state.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s visit to the Middle East “is very important, because we’ve paved the road for possibilities that were previously unheard of.”
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured “we have the opportunity to take a historical step to improve our conditions” during a press conference in Doha, Qatar before heading to Turkey.
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero will travel to Tunisia on Sunday and meet the interim government, the government said in a statement, the first world leader to do so.
Qatar has pulled out its ambassador from Syria and closed its embassy after attacks on the compound by militiamen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, diplomats in the Syrian capital told reporters.
Mohamed Bin Hammam, the Asian soccer chief who was due to challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency last month, was banned for life by football's ruling body for his part in a cash-for-votes scandal.
The Arab Spring of pro-democracy uprisings features prominently -- both directly and more subtly -- in the selections at the third annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival, kicking off in the Qatari capital this week.
The "last word" has not been heard on FIFA's controversial vote to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup, according to Australia's newly re-elected soccer chief Frank Lowy, who suggested the tiny Gulf nation could yet be stripped of hosting rights for the tournament.
Nasser Al Attiyah, Qatar’s driver of a Hummer, won the second stage of the Rally Dakar 2012, followed by French Stéphane Peterhansel (Mini), who was left in the second place and climbed to the top of overall.
Roger Federer pulled out of the Qatar Open due to back pain today only 10 days before the start of the Australian Open.
Iran's Foreign Ministry threatened to take legal action against Google for dropping the name Persian Gulf from its Google Maps and leaving the waterway between Iran and Arab states nameless, state television reported.
At least 19 foreign nationals, including 13 children, were killed in a fire that ripped through an upscale shopping mall in Qatar, the country's interior ministry said.
Vice President Amado Boudou was meeting today Qatar’s top oil business leaders and officials as part of his international tour in the Middle East country. At his arrival to Doha, he was received by Culture, Art and Patrimony Minister Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari.
Western and Arab opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agreed to give urgent military support to Western-backed rebels, aiming to stem a counter-offensive by Assad's forces and offset the growing power of jihadist fighters.
Ageing Gulf Arab rulers swiftly congratulated Qatar's young new emir on his accession today, but will be in no rush to emulate his father's abdication - for them, hereditary rule is for life.
FIFA has ruled out any possibility that Qatar could co-host the 2022 World Cup with neighboring countries, Sepp Blatter said.
The serial delays in building Brazil's 12 World Cup stadiums should serve as a lesson to Russia and Qatar, the countries hosting the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, FIFA's Jerome Valcke said.
Awarding the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar was a 'mistake' and the tournament will probably have to be held in the winter because of the heat, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said.
The release of five Taliban prisoners in exchange for a US soldier has drawn criticism from some Afghans, who say the detainees are dangerous and will rekindle ties with terrorist networks to resume fighting, just as most foreign troops leave.
Qatari organisers of soccer's 2022 World Cup have "vehemently" denied accusations their successful bid was corrupt, saying its lawyers were looking into claims made by a British Sunday newspaper.
President Barack Obama has defended his administration's operation to rescue Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity amid mounting criticism, saying the United States was committed to freeing its prisoners of war regardless of how they were captured.
Franz Beckenbauer said he was ready to answer questions from FIFA about an investigation into World Cup bidding by June 27 and believed that should remove any justification for its 90-day ban on him.
Israel fired shells into the Gaza Strip and militants kept up rocket fire into the Jewish state on Sunday with no sign of a diplomatic breakthrough to end the worst fighting between Israel and Hamas in two years.
A man on board a Qatar Airways plane escorted into Manchester airport by a fighter jet today has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat, British police said.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a renewed commitment to achieving Middle East peace, saying a lasting deal between Israel, the Palestinians and all their neighbours was possible.
The FBI's investigation of alleged corruption at FIFA includes scrutiny of how soccer's governing body awarded the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 competition to Qatar, a US law official said.