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December 3, 2018 10:22 AM Qatar QUITS OPEC after 57 years in HUGE SWIPE at Saudi Arabia as Middle East FURY rises

TENSIONS between Qatar and Saudi Arabia were ratcheted up today as Qatar took a HUGE swipe at its Middle Eastern rivals. Qatar said today it was quitting OPEC from January to focus on its gas ambitions, taking a swipe at the group's de facto leader Saudi Arabia and marring efforts to show unity before this week's meeting of exporters to tackle an oil price 106

November 19, 2018 2:44 AM Damien Hirst uterus sculptures greet hospital guests in Doha

The work is the centrepiece of a modern art collection at the Sidra Medicine Hospital, officially opened this week in Doha. The open-air installation, named The Miraculous Journey, starts with one sculpture showing a fetus growing in the womb, and each sculpture shows the progression of pregnancy, ending with a 14ft baby just after birth. The work is the centrepiece 70

October 27, 2018 7:06 PM Gymnastics World Championships: Simone Biles shines for USA

Simone Biles overcame kidney stone pain to help the USA women all-but guarantee a team final place at the Gymnastics World Championships in Doha. The 10-time world champion gave a sparkling performance, scoring 60.965 over the four apparatus, less than 24 hours after having hospital treatment. "It's been crazy. I got back from the emergency about 1am and they found 46

June 27, 2018 7:20 PM Middle East tensions SOAR as Qatar sues UAE over year-long diplomatic boycott

QATAR has taken the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the UN's highest court in a desperate bid to end the year-long boycott of Doha. The UAE suddenly cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar last June after accusing the Gulf nation of supporting terrorism. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt also joined the boycott, ramping up tensions in the politically 43

June 20, 2018 4:21 PM 'Beggar asks for cash'... on board a PASSENGER PLANE: Travellers hand over cash before airline staff can intervene

Bizarre footage has emerged appearing to show a man holding up a commercial flight by persistently begging passengers for money. The middle-aged man held out a plastic pouch and pleaded for help on board a Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Shiraz, ignoring repeated requests from staff to sit down - reports Daily Pakistan. Some passengers even gave the man money 39

June 19, 2018 3:16 AM Five longest flights in the world revealed, with most departing out of Australia and New Zealand

Aussie and Kiwi travelers are privy to some of the most grueling international transits in the world, it seems, with three out of five of the world's longest flights departing from either Australia or New Zealand. The long haul list comes in the lead-up to the first flight of Singapore Airlines' Airbus 350XWB-ULR, which will carry passengers a record 43

May 30, 2018 2:08 PM Singapore Airlines to launch world's longest flight from Changi to New York

Singapore Airlines said it will relaunch the world's longest commercial flight in October, a journey of almost 19 hours from the city-state to New York, but it will not be available to economy travellers. The daily non-stop journey from Changi to Newark Airport will cover about 16,700 kilometres (10,300 miles) and take about 18 hours 45 minutes, the airline 91

March 22, 2018 3:12 AM Muslim journalist slams 'racist Australia' for trying to help white South African farmers he says 'aren't being persecuted' despite law being passed to seize their land

A Muslim journalist has slammed Australia as racist for wanting to rescue white South African farmers who he says 'aren't being persecuted'. Tabish Talib, a senior producer and presenter with the Qatar-government owned Al Jazeera network, fronted a five-minute editorial video condemning Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. Despite South Africa's parliament 27

March 10, 2018 8:51 AM Growth figures fly high at Gatwick Airport

GATWICK achieved its 60th month of consecutive growth in February – marking five full years of month-on-month growth at the airport. Three million passengers travelled through last month, 0.7 per cent up on 2017. The airport is set to further increase the global connectivity it provides for passengers with Qatar Airways announcing a new route to Qatar 43

February 15, 2018 12:52 AM England set for Qatar friendlies after FA agrees deal which could include senior and youth team fixtures

The Football Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Qatar Football Association ahead of the Gulf State hosting the 2022 World Cup. Three years after then-FA chairman Greg Dyke described Qatar being awarded the World Cup as 'the worst moment in FIFA's history', his successor Greg Clarke was in Doha to forge links with the country 67