- Qatar bank says some leaked customer data may be accurate Updated: May-01-16 12:08 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Qatar's largest bank acknowledged Sunday that some personal customer data that was leaked online may be authentic, and said it has hired an outside expert to review potential vulnerabilities to its computer systems.
- Saudi Binladin Group employees set fire to buses in protest Updated: May-01-16 10:57 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Employees at the Saudi Binladin Group, a construction giant, have set fire to more than seven company buses in the latest protest by disgruntled staff over not being paid salaries for months and a large round of reported layoffs.
- Worker dies after falling ill at World Cup stadium site Updated: Apr-30-16 5:03 pm
DOHA, Qatar - World Cup organizers say a worker has died after falling ill on the site of one of the stadiums being constructed for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.
- Allyson Felix out of Doha meet with minor ankle injury Updated: Apr-28-16 5:05 am
DOHA, Qatar - Organizers say Olympic 200-meter champion Allyson Felix has pulled out of the Diamond League meet in Doha next week because of a "minor" ankle injury she picked up in training.
- Kazakh hurdler Soprunova banned 4 years for doping Updated: Apr-27-16 7:54 am
MOSCOW - Kazakh hurdler Anastasia Soprunova has been given a four-year doping ban and will lose her gold medal from the Asian indoor championships.
- FIFA cuts ban for 2018-2022 World Cup bid inspector Updated: Apr-22-16 10:48 am
ZURICH - A seven-year FIFA ban imposed on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid inspector has been cut by four years on appeal.
- FIFA panel to monitor labor conditions at Qatar stadiums Updated: Apr-22-16 8:15 am
DOHA, Qatar - FIFA will create a panel to monitor construction at World Cup stadiums in Qatar to ensure "decent working conditions."
- In Saudi visit, Obama works to calm Gulf tensions with US Updated: Apr-21-16 3:09 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - President Barack Obama strained to ease tensions with Persian Gulf allies Thursday, pledging U.S. help in confronting Iran and other security threats. Yet he failed to win the commitments he sought to boost economic aid to Iraq.
- Obama pushes Saudis, Gulf allies to step up Iraq aid Updated: Apr-20-16 3:31 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - With fresh friction wearing on an old alliance, President Barack Obama pressed Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf nations on Wednesday to step up efforts to defeat the Islamic State group and help rebuild war-torn Iraq.
- Court clears former German soccer president Zwanziger Updated: Apr-19-16 6:15 am
DUESSELDORF, Germany - A court has dismissed a complaint from Qatar against a former German soccer federation president who called the Emirate a "cancerous growth of world football."
- World Bank urges donors to fulfill Gaza pledges Updated: Apr-18-16 8:47 am
JERUSALEM - After Israel's war against Gaza militants in 2014, Arab countries led the way in pledging reconstruction aid to the devastated seaside enclave. But a new report released Monday by the World Bank shows that Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab donors have delivered only a small fraction of what was promised.
- Oil meeting in Qatar collapses without freeze as Iran absent Updated: Apr-17-16 11:51 pm
DOHA, Qatar - A meeting of oil-rich countries in Qatar that had been expected to boost crude prices by freezing production fell apart Sunday as Iran stayed home and vowed to increase its output despite threats by Saudi Arabia.
- German federation chooses new president in wake of scandal Updated: Apr-15-16 10:40 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Reinhard Grindel was elected president of the German football federation on Friday, tasked with restoring credibility in the wake of a scandal resulting from dubious payments before the 2006 World Cup.
- FIFA adviser: Strip nations of World Cups over rights abuses Updated: Apr-14-16 11:07 am
World Cups should be removed from countries failing to eradicate human rights abuses, a report commissioned by FIFA in response to concerns about the mistreatment of workers in Qatar said Thursday.
- Australia, Japan in Group B for Asian World Cup qualifying Updated: Apr-12-16 6:51 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Asian Cup champion Australia and Japan have been grouped together in the last round of Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
- Al-Jazeera America network shuts down Tuesday Updated: Apr-11-16 4:11 pm
NEW YORK - Al-Jazeera America, which couldn't attract an audience to another cable news network in the United States, signs off Tuesday night following a three-hour live farewell designed to highlight its work since a 2013 launch.
- Barksdale B-52s arrive in Qatar to fight Islamic State group Updated: Apr-09-16 7:38 pm
- US brings B-52 bombers back to the Mideast to target IS Updated: Apr-09-16 2:43 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United States has deployed B-52 bombers to the Mideast nation of Qatar to take part in the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State group, the Air Force said Saturday.
- IAAF dismisses Athletics Kenya CEO's challenge Updated: Apr-08-16 11:24 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - The IAAF's ethics board on Friday rejected an appeal from the CEO of Kenya's track and field federation against his provisional suspension for allegedly soliciting bribes from two athletes.
- Qatar says Qatari hunter, Asian kidnapped in Iraq released Updated: Apr-06-16 4:42 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - One of the some two dozen Qatari hunters kidnapped in Iraq this December has been freed along with an Asian who had accompanied the trip, the peninsular nation's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
- Baltimore mayor to travel to Cuba, Qatar in coming months Updated: Apr-05-16 12:34 pm
BALTIMORE - The mayor of Baltimore will travel to Qatar and Cuba in the coming months as part of her role as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
- Global military spending nearly $1.7T amid Mideast conflicts Updated: Apr-05-16 10:22 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Global military spending rose in 2015 to nearly $1.7 trillion, the first increase in several years, driven by conflicts including the battle against the Islamic State group, the Saudi-led war in Yemen and fears about Iran, a report released Tuesday shows.
- Building firm says work resumes on fire-struck Qatar mall Updated: Apr-04-16 10:10 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The builder of what promises to be Qatar's largest mall says construction work has resumed two days after a fire broke out at the site.