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Mouni Roy attends Christian Dior’s exquisite Designer of Dreams exhibition

The stars are in Mouni Roy's favour. The actor had earlier bumped into legendary footballer David Beckham and made headlines. Recently, she visited the Qatar Museums to witness Dior's first exhibition in collaboration with Qatar Museums and was left awestruck.(Instagram/@imouniroy) 7
The stars are in Mouni Roy's favour. The actor had earlier bumped into legendary footballer David Beckham and made headlines. Recently, she visited the Qatar Museums to witness Dior's first exhibition in collaboration with Qatar Museums and was left awestruck.(Instagram/@imouniroy)
Published on Nov 22, 2021 09:56 PM IST
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  • Travel and fashion enthusiast Mouni Roy is having the time of her life vacationing in Doha, Qatar.

Women to sue Qatar over invasive gynaecological searches at Doha airport

  • Women on 10 Qatar Airways flights from Doha, including 13 Australians, were subjected to the examinations late last year as authorities searched for the mother of a newborn found abandoned in an airport bathroom.
The women were seeking a formal apology, compensation, and protection for future passengers transiting through the airport.(AFP)
The women were seeking a formal apology, compensation, and protection for future passengers transiting through the airport.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 15, 2021 02:07 PM IST
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Indian envoy meets Taliban representative in Doha after complete US withdrawal

  • India flagged concern that Afghanistan’s soil should not be used for anti-Indian activities and terrorism in any manner after US-led foreign troops have completely pulled out from the region.
India's ambassador to Qatar Deepak Mittal arrives for Afghan peace talks in Doha, Qatar.(Reuters / File)
India's ambassador to Qatar Deepak Mittal arrives for Afghan peace talks in Doha, Qatar.(Reuters / File)
Published on Aug 31, 2021 06:01 PM IST
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6 things to do in Qatar as country opens to vaccinated Indian travellers

If you are willing to visit Qatar despite the rules then here are a few things you can do there.(Unsplash) 7
If you are willing to visit Qatar despite the rules then here are a few things you can do there.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 17, 2021 03:48 PM IST
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Ramadan 2021 moon sighting highlights: Saudi Arabia committee announces date

  • Ramadan 2021 moon sighting updates: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court had called on all Muslims in UAE, Qatar and other Arab states to sight the crescent moon for the onset of the Holy month of Ramadan on Sunday evening, Sha’ban 29, 1442 AH, that is April 11, 2021
Ramadan 2021 moon sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, others to sight the moon(Twitter/jimcarr_wpg)
Ramadan 2021 moon sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, others to sight the moon(Twitter/jimcarr_wpg)
Updated on Apr 11, 2021 11:59 PM IST
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'Felt small jerk': Passenger recalls Air India flight mishap

Preliminary reports said that one of the wings of the flight hit an electric pole adjacent to the runway at Gannavaram airport.
Air India flight from Doha had a minor mishap while landing at Gannavaram airport at Vijayawada.(ANI)
Air India flight from Doha had a minor mishap while landing at Gannavaram airport at Vijayawada.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 20, 2021 08:54 PM IST
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Fans to return for Asian Champions League for first time since March

The Asian Football Confederation announced on the eve of the decider between the clubs from Iran and South Korea that spectators totalling “up to 30 percent of the stadium capacity” would be allowed into the 40,000-seater Al Janoub Stadium.
Football fans of all ages enjoy the Amir Cup final.(Getty Images)
Football fans of all ages enjoy the Amir Cup final.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 18, 2020 07:30 PM IST
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Qatar | ByReuters

US Joint Chiefs chairman meets with Taliban on peace talks

In the so-called Doha agreement signed last February by the United States and the Taliban, the administration of President Donald Trump agreed to a phased withdrawal of US troops, going down to zero troops by May 2021 if the agreement’s conditions are upheld.
Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met for about two hours with Taliban negotiators in Doha, Qatar.(AP)
Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met for about two hours with Taliban negotiators in Doha, Qatar.(AP)
Published on Dec 17, 2020 08:44 PM IST
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Kabul | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

Pakistan PM Khan reiterates support to Afghan peace process

The two leaders spoke on Wednesday as the Doha-based Taliban’s Political Commission (TPC) arrived in Islamabad on a three-day visit and met Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
The Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s office said the leaders agreed to continue their engagement for supporting the peace process and enhancing bilateral cooperation.(Reuterss file photo)
The Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s office said the leaders agreed to continue their engagement for supporting the peace process and enhancing bilateral cooperation.(Reuterss file photo)
Published on Dec 17, 2020 02:40 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Pompeo meets Taliban, Afghan negotiators in Doha

This was the first meeting of the top American diplomat with the Taliban and the Afghans representatives after the US’ recent announcement that it will reduce the number of American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 each by January 15 next year.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives for a meeting with Taliban's peace negotiation team, amid talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government, in Doha, Qatar.(Reuters)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives for a meeting with Taliban's peace negotiation team, amid talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government, in Doha, Qatar.(Reuters)
Published on Nov 22, 2020 11:26 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Mortar shells hit Kabul residential areas; at least 8 dead

The shells were fired from two cars, Interior Ministry spokesperson Tariq Arian said. No one took immediate responsibility for the early morning attack that also targeted the posh Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul, which houses diplomatic missions.
A police officer stands guard after rockets hit residential areas in Kabul, Afghanistan.(REUTERS)
A police officer stands guard after rockets hit residential areas in Kabul, Afghanistan.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 21, 2020 02:29 PM IST
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Kabul | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Al Qaeda leader dies, Afghan forces accuse Taliban of harbouring him

Under a deal with the United States, signed in February, the Taliban agreed to cut ties with international militant groups including Al Qaeda.
Security forces take part in an ongoing operation against Taliban militants in Sarkari Bagh in Arghandad district of Kandahar province.(AFP)
Security forces take part in an ongoing operation against Taliban militants in Sarkari Bagh in Arghandad district of Kandahar province.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 07:12 PM IST
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Kabul | ByReuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Qatar expresses regret as Australia says women on 10 flights searched

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, speaking about the issue for the first time, told reporters in Canberra that “Australia’s strong objections and views” about the incident involving Australian travellers on October 2 were widely shared, without elaborating.
Scott Morrison, Australia's prime minister, speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra, Australia.(Bloomberg)
Scott Morrison, Australia's prime minister, speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra, Australia.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 06:46 PM IST
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Dubai/Sydney | ByReuters | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi

Full support for peace in Afghanistan, Jaishankar to Abdullah Abdullah

At their meeting on Thursday, PM Modi assured Abdullah Abdullah of India’s continued backing for the Afghan peace process
Abdullah said in a tweet that he and Jaishankar had “exchanged views on the #AfghanPeaceProcess, bilateral relations, & regional support for peace efforts. He assured me of India’s full support for peace in Afghanistan.”(PTI)
Abdullah said in a tweet that he and Jaishankar had “exchanged views on the #AfghanPeaceProcess, bilateral relations, & regional support for peace efforts. He assured me of India’s full support for peace in Afghanistan.”(PTI)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 07:11 PM IST
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‘Early withdrawal of US troops will have consequences’: Abdullah Abdullah

Abdullah, in New Delhi to seek the Indian leadership’s support for intra-Afghan negotiations underway in Doha, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, he said, had assured him that India will back any settlement acceptable to the Afghan people.
According to a UN report issued in June, some 6,500 Pakistani nationals are among foreign terrorists operating in Afghanistan, and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) play a key role in bringing foreign fighters into the country. (Photo@DrabdullahCE)
According to a UN report issued in June, some 6,500 Pakistani nationals are among foreign terrorists operating in Afghanistan, and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) play a key role in bringing foreign fighters into the country. (Photo@DrabdullahCE)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 10:58 PM IST
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US troop withdrawal deal: Two decades later, Afghans fear resurrection of the Taliban

The invasion that followed those October 7, 2001 strikes quickly toppled the militants, who had harboured Al-Qaeda, the group behind the September 11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in America just weeks earlier.
Relatives gather at a graveyard of the victims who were killed in a suicide attack in an educational centre two years ago, as Afghan government officials and the Taliban hold talks in Doha aimed at ending 19 years of war in the country, in Kabul.(REUTERS)
Relatives gather at a graveyard of the victims who were killed in a suicide attack in an educational centre two years ago, as Afghan government officials and the Taliban hold talks in Doha aimed at ending 19 years of war in the country, in Kabul.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 06:00 PM IST
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Kabul | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Top Afghan peace negotiator Abdullah Abdullah expected to visit India on October 6

Abdullah is expected to meet the top Indian leadership to seek support for the intra-Afghan negotiations currently underway at Doha in Qatar. India had sent an official delegation to Doha to attend the event marking the launch of negotiations and the event was also addressed by external affairs minister S Jaishankar.
Peace negotiator Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation in Afghanistan, will travel to India after a three-day visit to Pakistan that concluded on Wednesday.(AFP PHOTO.)
Peace negotiator Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation in Afghanistan, will travel to India after a three-day visit to Pakistan that concluded on Wednesday.(AFP PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 11:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Qatar Airways says losses reach $1.9 billion amid pandemic, boycott

The state-owned carrier also blamed new accounting rules for further adding to losses for the past fiscal year, which ended March 31.
A Qatar Airways aircraft is parked at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci international airport, Wednesday, July 8, 2020.(AP)
A Qatar Airways aircraft is parked at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci international airport, Wednesday, July 8, 2020.(AP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 05:13 PM IST
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Dubai | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

New Delhi’s salience in the Afghan matrix

The possible return of the Taliban, backed by Pakistan, is a challenge. But don’t count India out
Today’s Afghanistan is not the one the Taliban controlled from 1996 to 2001. Democracy has thrown up new voices, actors, aspirations(REUTERS)
Today’s Afghanistan is not the one the Taliban controlled from 1996 to 2001. Democracy has thrown up new voices, actors, aspirations(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 05:52 AM IST
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Coronavirus pandemic: Scientists predict that Covid-19 will become a seasonal virus, but not yet

A new review published in Frontiers in Public Health suggests that COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, will likely become seasonal in countries with temperate climates, but only when herd immunity is attained.
A health worker collects a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 at a government hospital in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. India's coronavirus cases are now the second-highest in the world and only behind the United States.(AP)
A health worker collects a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 at a government hospital in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. India's coronavirus cases are now the second-highest in the world and only behind the United States.(AP)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 05:04 PM IST
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Washington DC | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Afghan forces, Taliban continue to clash even as peace talks start

Talks between the two sides were to begin shortly after a US-Taliban agreement in February, but began only over the weekend after months of delays, caused in part by continuing Taliban offensives in the war-torn country.
A man waves an Afghan flag during Independence Day celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP)
A man waves an Afghan flag during Independence Day celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 09:02 PM IST
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Kabul | ByReuters | Posted by Arpan Rai

US committed to protect Afghan people’s interests in Doha talks: Zalmay Khalilzad

In an interview with TOLOnews in Doha, Khalilzad said a solution should be found to end the Afghan crisis, which will lead to long-lasting peace.
Zalmay Khalilzad, US envoy for peace in Afghanistan is seen before talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents in Doha, Qatar.(REUTERS)
Zalmay Khalilzad, US envoy for peace in Afghanistan is seen before talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents in Doha, Qatar.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 13, 2020 08:23 PM IST
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Kabul | ByAsian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai

Afghan-led peace talks key: India

External affairs minister S Jaishankar, who joined the inaugural session of the intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha, Qatar, via video conference, reiterated India’s support for an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled peace process and sought an immediate ceasefire in the war-torn country.
The peace process, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar said, has to address the violence in Afghanistan and the neighbourhood and also protect the interests of minorities and women.(ANI photo)
The peace process, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar said, has to address the violence in Afghanistan and the neighbourhood and also protect the interests of minorities and women.(ANI photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 02:35 AM IST
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Peace process must ensure Afghanistan’s soil isn’t used for anti-India activities: Jaishankar

Teams comprising representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban will come face-to-face for the first time on Monday for peace talks in Qatar’s capital for a negotiated settlement after nearly two decades of war. The talks were to have begun in March but were delayed by differences over the release of prisoners.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar also referred to India’s role in development aid and talked about the infrastructure created by the Indian partnership that spreads across all 34 provinces of Afghanistan.(ANI PHOTO.)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar also referred to India’s role in development aid and talked about the infrastructure created by the Indian partnership that spreads across all 34 provinces of Afghanistan.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 09:33 PM IST
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‘Peace process must be led, owned and controlled by Afghan’: India on historic talks between Taliban and Afghanistan. Read full statement here

“India believes any peace process must be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled, has to respect the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Afghanistan,” a statement released by MEA read.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar participated in the session which marks the end of decades of war by coming together of Taliban and delegates appointed by the Afghanistan government in a historic moment.(REUTERS)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar participated in the session which marks the end of decades of war by coming together of Taliban and delegates appointed by the Afghanistan government in a historic moment.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 06:05 PM IST
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New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

Warring Afghans meet to find peace after decades of war

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attended the opening ceremony in Qatar, where the meetings are taking place and where the Taliban maintain a political office.
Abdullah Abdullah, center, chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, talks at the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar.(AP)
Abdullah Abdullah, center, chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, talks at the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar.(AP)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 04:10 PM IST
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Afghan peace talks to open in Doha, 19 years after 9/11 triggered war

Officials, diplomats and analysts say that although getting both sides to the negotiating table was an achievement in itself, it does not mean the path to peace will be easy.
Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, talks with the media at Kabul International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP)
Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, talks with the media at Kabul International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Kabul | ByReuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

In bid for peace, Afghan govt starts releasing 400 Taliban prisoners

The prisoners include at least 44 insurgents of particular concern to the United States and other countries for their role in high-profile attacks, according to an official list seen by AFP.
TIME TO GO: Policemen register Taliban prisoners as they are in the process of being released from the Pul-e-Charkhi prison on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.
TIME TO GO: Policemen register Taliban prisoners as they are in the process of being released from the Pul-e-Charkhi prison on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Published on Aug 15, 2020 04:58 AM IST
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Kabul | ByAgence-France-Presse

Athletics: AIU says suspended Naser missed four tests as she pleads innocence

The Bahrain athlete, who won gold at the World Championships in Doha last year, pleaded her innocence despite being suspended by the AIU on Friday for failing to make herself available for anti-doping tests.
Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain, celebrates after winning gold in the women's 400 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.(AP)
Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain, celebrates after winning gold in the women's 400 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.(AP)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 07:08 PM IST
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COVID-19: Diamond League releases new provisional 2020 calendar

The new calendar will begin with the Monaco meeting on August 14 and continue through until mid-October to adapt the season in the face of the coronavirus pandemic
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)
Updated on May 13, 2020 09:34 AM IST
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