Alleged rapist deported from Qatar

January 11, 2024 09:05 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: A youth, who was on the run since a case of rape was filed against, him has been arrested and deported from Qatar.

DOHA, Dec. 10 : Mediation efforts are continuing to secure a new Gaza ceasefire and free more hostages held by Hamas despite ongoing Israeli bombardment that is "narrowing the window" for a successful outcome, Qatar's prime minister said Sunday.

Qatar's Compassionate Diplomacy

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The release of Joshi would undoubtedly contribute significantly to the deepening bilateral relations between Qatar and Nepal, fostering a bond built on mutual understanding and shared humanity.

TANAHUN, Nov 13: For the first time, Anbu Khaireni Rural Municipality in Tanahun district exported marigold flowers to Doha of Qatar.

TEHRAN, Nov 11: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani exchanged views on the political solutions to end the Israeli attacks against the Gaza Strip In a phone call on Thursday, the two sides strongly condemned the Israeli attacks against people in Gaza and expressed deep concern over the unfavorable humanitarian situation in the coastal enclave, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on its website on Friday.

INDIA, Oct 27: Eight former Indian Navy personnel, who had been employed by a company in Doha, were handed the death penalty by a local court in Doha on October 26 in an alleged case of espionage. The Indian government expressed its shock at the verdict, and said all legal options were being explored.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Nepal has participated in the 10th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition 2023 in Doha of Qatar.

DPM Shrestha leaves for Qatar

March 4, 2023 08:45 am

KATHMANDU, March 4: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Narayankaji Shrestha has left for Qatar on Friday evening to participate in the fifth conference of Least Developed Countries (LDCs), which is taking place in Doha of Qatar from March 5.

PM's Doha visit canceled

February 27, 2023 09:12 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's visit to Doha of Qatar has been canceled.

PM Dahal to visit Qatar

February 26, 2023 14:13 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is going to participate in the fifth conference of least developed countries (LDCs) in Doha, Qatar on March 3.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) has banned foreign employment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar for motorcycle and taxi driver positions. The department has published a notice and informed all concerned about this decision.

WASHINGTON/DOHA, Dec 10: Grant Wahl, a U.S. sportswriter covering the soccer World Cup, died in Qatar on Friday, his family and U.S. Soccer said.

DOHA, Nov 27: Costa Rica stunned Japan 1-0 thanks to a late goal at the World Cup on Sunday to blow Group E wide open and hand a potential lifeline to Germany.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani hailed the diversity of the FIFA World Cup during the opening ceremony of the mega event on November 20.

AL KHOR, Qatar, Nov 21: Ecuador eased past World Cup debutants Qatar 2-0 on Sunday with first-half goals from veteran striker Enner Valencia in a one-sided affair that was the first opening game defeat for a host nation in the tournament's history.

High stakes for Qatar as World Cup starts

November 20, 2022 16:30 pm

The World Cup 2022 is all set to kick off in Qatar on Sunday in a high-stakes event for the tiny nation which has faced a barrage of criticism and staked its reputation on delivering a smooth tournament. According to Reuters, it will be the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East and most expensive ever in history.

Nov 18: After a bumpy road to the World Cup marked by criticism of its human rights record, Qatar has much riding on the tournament passing off smoothly if it is to be remembered as a success and helps affirm Doha's place on the global stage, Reuters reported.

DOHA, Nov 18: Soccer fans attending World Cup matches in Qatar will fork out nearly 40% more for match tickets compared to those who watched the 2018 edition in Russia, with tickets for the final costing an eye-watering 684 pounds ($812) on average, a study shows.

KATHMANDU, August 29: The Ambassador of Qatar to Nepal, Yusuf Al-Hail,  has paid a courtesy call on Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Jeevan Ram Shrestha.

Nepal defeats Qatar by 79 runs

June 3, 2022 12:21 pm

KATHMANDU, June 3: The Nepali cricket team has defeated Qatar in the Under-19 Women's T20 Qualification by 79 runs. The Nepali team had given Qatar a target of 118 runs during a match played at the UKM Oval in Malaysia.

KATHMANDU, March 22: An understanding has been reached between Nepal and Qatar to renew the bilateral labor agreement.

NAC’s narrow body grounded in Qatar

December 31, 2021 11:23 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: A narrow body A320 aircraft (N-AKW) of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has been grounded. The aircraft was grounded at Doha Airport in Qatar due to problems in its engine.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Nepal and Qatar have decided to review the labor agreement between the two countries. Decisions have been made to review the labor agreement reached at the fourth meeting of Qatar Joint Committee in 2005.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: The government of Qatar handed medical equipment to Nepal on Tuesday. As many as 50 units of ventilators were given to Nepal under the direction of Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamal Al Thani to Nepal to fight against the risk of the coronavirus.

SAO PAULO, Nov 11: Brazil beat Colombia 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Sao Paulo on Thursday to become the first South American team to qualify for Qatar 2022.

KATHMANDU, May 28: The government has decided to allow a regular flight each week to China, Qatar and Turkey starting from June 1.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: A total of 1,641 Nepali migrant workers died in Qatar in the past one decade since Qatar speeded up the construction work to host the Football World Cup 2022.

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KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Nepal on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Qatar to reopen the land, air and sea borders between the two countries.

WASHINGTON/RIYADH, Jan 5: A breakthrough has been reached in Qatar’s three-year-old dispute with Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries and an agreement aimed at ending their rift is to be signed in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, a senior Trump administration official said.

QATAR, Dec 19: Qatar inaugurated the fourth of eight 2022 World Cup venues, the Al Rayyan Stadium, when the country hosted the Amir Cup final between Al-Sadd and Al-Arabi on Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 16: The Amnesty International has said the authorities in Qatar rounded up and expelled dozens of Nepali migrant workers after telling them they were being taken to be tested for COVID-19.

MELAMCHI, March 26: Three people from Sindhulanchowk district are kept in quarantines after authorities confirmed that they returned Nepal in the same aircraft travelled by 19-year-old lady, who was tested positive for COVID-19 upon her arrival at home from France via Qatar. The three had returned Kathmandu on March 17 from an aircraft of the Air Arabia.

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar will begin sifting through fan feedback from the Club World Cup to see how it can provide supporters with a successful World Cup in 2022, but cultural differences will be a tricky challenge to surmount.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Liverpool, a professional football club in Liverpool, UK, has supported calls by human rights groups for thorough investigations into the deaths of migrant workers including Nepalis in Qatar, before the club flies to the Gulf country next week to play in FIFA’s Club World Cup, according to a report published by The Guardian newspaper on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Gold medal hopeful Tulsa KC has abandoned the final stage closed camp for the 13th South Asian Games (SAG), in search of a future in Qatar. She left the country on Friday and sports officials had no clue about her plans.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Qatar has endorsed new legislations that would bring an end to the Kafala system, an abusive sponsorship scheme that has long been criticized for fueling abuse and exploitation of foreign workers.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Qatar has started a scheme to reimburse expatriate workers who were forced to pay exorbitant fees to get employed there in a move that could benefit thousands of Nepali migrant workers.

Nepal's Constitution Day marked in Doha

September 24, 2019 15:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Nepali Embassy in Qatar hosted a reception to mark the National Day and Constitution Day of Nepal today amid a ceremony organized in Doha on Monday.

DOHA, Sept 19: Hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar have gone without pay and many were forced to return to their home countries without compensation, despite recent reforms intended to improve worker rights, a report from Amnesty International said on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed Dr Bansidhar Mishra and Dr Narad Nath Bharadwaj as the ambassador of Nepal to Bangladesh and Qatar respectively.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Kuwait beat Qatar by 10 runs in a match played under the ICC T-20 World Cup Asia Region Qualifier today.

DUBAI, July 6: Qatar’s ruling emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on July 9 to exchange views on the latest regional and international developments, Qatar’s state news agency said on Saturday.

PORTO ALEGRE, June 24: An early goal from Lautaro Martinez and a late second from Sergio Aguero gave Argentina a 2-0 win over Qatar on Sunday, a deserved victory that takes them into the Copa America quarter-finals to face Venezuela.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Qatar Airways, an official airline and partner of FIFA, has congratulated Ukraine for winning the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Ukraine beat South Korea 3-1 in a thrilling final to lift the title in Lodz, Poland, on Saturday.

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DOHA, May 5: Qatar will not grant visas to those it considers “enemies”, the secretary-general of the National Tourism Council said in reference to Egyptians seeking to enter the country amid an ongoing political rift.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The Qatari government has confirmed that the visa center will bear all the expenses of the medical test and process of the contract.

LONDON, March 7: Fifa is pressing ahead with plans to expand the 2022 World Cup despite the concerns of some officials in the host nation, Qatar, whose support the project requires. The move, a politically perilous project but one heavily backed by Fifa's president, Gianni Infantino, would grow soccer's biggest championship to 48 teams ahead of schedule and require navigating some treacherous regional rivalries.

DOHA/DUBAI, Feb 17: Qatar’s Doha Tower, a spike-tipped cylinder that glows orange at night, won an award when finished in 2012 amid a Gulf-wide real estate boom, but today about half of its 46 floors are empty.