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Syrian rebels claim kidnapped Iranians are spies (Lead)


August 5th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian rebels Sunday claimed in a video aired by Al Arabia TV that the 48 Iranians they kidnapped Saturday were members of the elite Iranian ... Read more...

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Iran asks Turkey, Qatar to help release pilgrims in Syria


August 5th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 5 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has called on Turkey and Qatar to help release 48 Iranian Shia pilgrims abducted in Syria, RIA Novosti reported Sunday.In ... Read more...

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India, Qatar deepen energy ties, seek to promote investments (News Analysis)


April 13th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) With growing demands for oil and gas and uncertainty looming over supplies from sanctions-hit Iran, India has sought to deepen energy ties with Qatar. ... Read more...

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India, Qatar chambers to set up joint business council


April 9th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The business chambers of India and Qatar Monday signed a pact to set up a joint business council that will promote two-way trade and investment.The ... Read more...

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‘Qatar needs to ensure better protection of Indian workers’ (Lead)


April 7th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Doha, April 7 (IANS) The Indian diaspora in Qatar, constituting nearly one-third of the Gulf country's population, has called for better protection of their interests, especially of low ... Read more...

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‘Qatar needs to ensure better protection of Indian workers’


April 7th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Doha, April 7 (IANS) The Indian diaspora in Qatar, constituting nearly one-third of the Gulf country's population, has called for better protection of their interests, especially of low ... Read more...

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India, Qatar to hold talks: Oil, Taliban on agenda


April 4th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) India will seek to scale up its imports of oil and gas from Qatar when Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani holds talks ... Read more...

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Gilani gets to see ancestor’s manuscripts in Qatar


February 8th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani saw his ancestor Sheikh Abdul Qadir Gilani's handwritten manuscripts, sitting mat and robe at a museum in Qatar.Gilani, who was ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Qatar to cooperate in energy, trade


February 7th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Pakistan and Qatar have agreed to collaborate in energy, trade, agriculture and infrastructure development during Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's three-day trip that began Monday.Gilani ... Read more...

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Doha declaration of Palestinian reconciliation signed


February 7th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Doha, Feb 6 (IANS/WAM) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and chief of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Hamas politbureau Khalid Mashaal signed here Monday the Doha Declaration of the Palestinian reconciliation.The Doha ... Read more...

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Qatar to open hotels in Sri Lanka


December 14th, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 14 (IANS) Qatar plans to open luxury hotels in Sri Lanka to boost tourism cooperation, a senior minister said Tuesday.Both sides have signed a number of agreements during ... Read more...

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Arab League adopts sanctions against Syria


November 28th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Arab League Sunday approved sanctions against Syria in the latest bid to dissuade the Bashar Assad regime from its crackdown on dissent.There has been ... Read more...

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Syria suspended from Arab League


November 13th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Arab League Saturday suspended Syria, Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani announced.The regional body will impose harsh economic and political sanctions against ... Read more...

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Real Madrid face tough test in Malaga


October 21st, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS) Real Madrid gears up for a fascinating trip to play Malaga in the Spanish La Liga football Saturday night in a game that will test the ... Read more...

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Arab League elects Egyptian foreign minister as new head


May 16th, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Arab League has elected Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Elaraby as its new secretary general, Egypt's Nile News TV channel said Sunday.Elaraby, 76, replaces Amr ... Read more...

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Qatar exits GCC-initiated Yemen solution


May 13th, 2011 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Doha, May 13 (IANS) Qatar Thursday decided to exit the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-brokered initiative to resolve the crisis in Yemen due to the delay in signing of ... Read more...

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Obama’s private ‘candid comments’ accidentally leaked into White House press room


April 16th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): An audio feed of US President Barack Obama's question and answer session at one of his three re-election fundraisers in Chicago was accidentally leaked into the White ... Read more...

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Yemen seals Al Jazeera TV office in Sana’a


April 10th, 2011 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 10 (IANS) Security authorities of Yemen closed the office of Doha-based Al Jazeera satellite TV Channel in Sana'a and revoked its permit for supporting sabotage in the country, ... Read more...

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Qatar pledges to invest $4 bn in Spain


March 1st, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Doha, March 1 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero left Qatar Monday with pledges from the emirate's government to invest 3 billion euros ($4.14 billion) in Spain's economy, including 300 ... Read more...

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Qatari royal family to make fresh 1.5 billion pound bid for Man U


February 25th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25(ANI): The Al Thani family, the royal family of Qatar, is reportedly preparing a fresh 1.5 billion pound bid for Manchester United.The family had tried to tempt the Glazers ... Read more...

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Indian businessman Ali Syed to buy La Liga club


January 21st, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 21 (IANS) Indian businessman Ahsan Ali Syed is close to buying Spanish football club Racing Santander for a reported 30-40 million euros.The deal between Ali Syed and the La Liga ... Read more...

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Qatar used Al Jazeera to suit foreign policy, claims WikiLeaks expose


December 6th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.6 (ANI): American diplomatic cables leaked by the whistle blowing web site WikiLeaks have claimed that Arabic television news channel al-Jazeera changed its coverage to suit Qatar's foreign policy.US embassy memos ... Read more...

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Air Arabia Q2 profit at $30 mn


August 8th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Aug 8 (IANS/WAM) Air Arabia Sunday announced a net profit of 50 million dirhams (about $30 million) for the second quarter of 2010 ended June 30. This is a 44 ... Read more...

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Latest archaeological digs may revamp Qatar’s entire history


July 29th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Doha (Qatar), July 29 (ANI): Recent excavations conducted in Qatar has resulted in a substantial number of new sites being discovered and significantly more archaeological research in the region, which may revamp ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh arrives in Qatar, India to sign two pacts


November 10th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
By Pankaj Chaudhry Qatar, Nov 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has arrived in Qatar capital Doha on a two-day official visit. Dr. Singh was received by Qatar''s Deputy Foreign Minister, Ahmed ... Read more...

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India, Qatar sign pacts on defence, security


November 10th, 2008 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Doha, Nov 9 (IANS) India and Qatar signed two agreements on defence and security cooperation as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in this Gulf nation Sunday evening on the last leg of ... Read more...

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Indians now number around 420,000 in Qatar


August 7th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 7 (IANS) The population of expatriate Indians in Qatar stood at 419,096 as of July 31, more than double that of the local Qatari population, a minister said. The country's ... Read more...

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Lebanese cabinet backs down from confronting Hezbollah


May 15th, 2008 - 8:29 am ICT by admin
DPA Beirut, May 15 (DPA) The Lebanese cabinet said late Wednesday it would halt actions against the Hezbollah that had prompted days of fighting between rival militias and almost plunged the country into ... Read more...

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Qatar assures to consider supplying additional LNG to India


November 14th, 2007 - 3:02 am ICT by admin
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