Doha, May 17 (IANS) Indian women beat Mongolia 21-14 to win the gold medal at the inaugural FIBA Asia 3x3 basketball event here. The team with Geethu Anna Jose at the vanguard of their challenge won the three play-off games without breaking much sweat Thursday. India won all their three games reaching the 21-point mark with ample time left on the clock in each of their games
Doha, May 11 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica's two-time Olympic 100-metre champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sped to victory in the women's 200m at the season's first Diamond League meet in Doha. Fraser-Pryce clocked 22.48 seconds to lead a Jamaica domination of the top spots with Sherone Simpson securing second spot in 22.73 seconds in a race held Friday. Simpson was followed by France's Myriam Soumare while another Jamaican, Samantha Henry Robinson was fourth in 22.97 seconds.
Doha, April 23 (IANS/AKI) A court in Qatar has sentenced an Asian Muslim migrant to 40 lashes for consuming alcohol. The Al-Sharq daily said the Muslim migrant, whose nationality was not stated, works as a barber in the Gulf state.
Doha, April 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has called on the international community to devise strategies and plans for development and reconstruction in Sudan's Darfur region. Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, the minister of development and international cooperation, told the Darfur donor conference here that the UAE had offered $882 million in development, relief and humanitarian aid to Sudan. In her address to the two-day international meeting read on her behalf by Jassim Al Qasimi, the director of economic affairs, Sheikha Lubna said the UAE was one of the key donors of Sudan
Doha, April 8 (IANS) Mahindra MGP3O riders Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) and Spain's Efren Vazquez, riding purpose-built 250cc, four-stroke machines, finished seventh and 10th respectively in the opening round here of the Moto3 World Championship under lights. The 18-year-old Oliveira stayed with the leading five for the early laps, and they were still within sight as he fought back and forth for sixth position Sunday
Kuwait, April 2 (IANS/WAM) Maldivian President Mohammad Waheed arrived here Monday on a three-day visit, accompanied by a delegation of state officials. He will hold official talks with Kuwait's Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. --IANS/WAM sd
Doha, March 27 (IANS) The Syrian embassy here was handed over to the Syrian opposition Wednesday, a day after Arab leaders granted the Damascus seat in the Arab League also to the opposition. At a ceremony attended by Qatari officials, Syrian opposition figures and Western diplomats, the Syrian opposition's flag was hoisted at the embassy for the first time, reports Xinhua. On Tuesday, Arab leaders issued a declaration at a summit, granting Damascus' seat at the Arab League to the Syrian opposition and acknowledging member countries' right to provide all means of self-defense to the Syrian opposition.
Doha, Feb 13 (IANS) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova easily reached the third round of the Qatar Open, beating French qualifier Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2. The third-ranked Russian, who won the tournament in her two previous appearances, broke Garcia twice to go up 3-0 in the first set. Garcia won the next two games but Sharapova then broke for a third time, reports Xinhua
Doha, Feb 8 (IANS) Chinese women's tennis player Li Na will miss the Qatar Open next week due to the ankle injury she suffered in her Australia Open final where she lost to Victoria Azarenka. "Li Na has withdrawn from Qatar tennis due to her ankle injury from the Australian Open final," said the WTA on its Twitter account Thursday.
Doha, Dec 21 (IANS) VR Raghunath's brace helped India beat Japan 3-1 giving them their second win in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament here Friday. India earned their first penalty corner in the 22nd minute with the help of Birendra Lakra and Gurvinder Singh Chandi, which was successfully converted by vice-captain Raghunath. Japan earned two consecutive penalty corners in the first half but Indian defenders thwarted both.