Posts tagged as Qatar

Magnus Kirt wins Javelin Silver, though is stretchered off injured

Monday, October 7, 2019

Estonian javelin thrower Magnus Kirt clinched Silver at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, though he had to be stretchered off due to injury, according to ERR’s sports portal. Kirt’s Silver-winning throw came in the second attempt in the finals Sunday evening, where he made 86.21 meters (Personal Best: 90.61 meters), continuing a successful few days for Estonian sport. TV footage shows the left-armed Kirt falling to the ground…

Qatar mulls possibility of NATO membership

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Qatar considers the option of NATO membership, as the country effectively cooperates with the alliance, Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah said. “Qatar effectively cooperates with NATO, this cooperation is developing day by day and may eventually lead to deploying some unit or special NATO center on the territory of Qatar. As for NATO membership… we do have ambitions to seek full membership of NATO if the alliance expands its partnership,” Attiyah said in an interview with the…

Princely feuds in the Persian Gulf thwart Trump’s efforts to resolve the Qatar dispute

Monday, May 14, 2018

When the rulers of Abu Dhabi and Bahrain teamed up to invade Qatar in 1867, Doha was a tiny outpost on an obscure desert peninsula coveted by rival tribes. Today, Doha is a city transformed into a glittering modern capital by natural-gas-derived wealth — and Qatar is still the object of its neighbors’ wrath, an outlier and maverick whose emir refuses to fall into line with the region’s powerful royal…