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WATCH: 2 Table Tennis Titleholders Have Epic, 766-Shot Rally.

Li Jie and Hitomi Sato met at the Qatar Open on Thursday and wound up in a battle of wills that lasted more than 10 minutes and perhaps defied the average human ability to focus.

- NPR - US

On Mosul and the war on ISIS.

Ranj Alaaldin, visiting fellow in the Brookings Doha Center, outlines the nonviolent actions the Trump administration could take in its effort to constructively engage with Iraq and the war on ISIS. Related content: Experts weigh in: What this election means for U.S. foreign policy and next steps  Between Iraq and a hard ...

- Brookings - US

A peek inside Qatar's 'gas capital of the world'.

Perched on a northern tip of Qatar, about an hour's drive from the gleaming capital Doha and at the end of Route 77, stands the secretive city of Ras Laffan.

- The Daily Star - LB

How Rosneft's Privatization Deal Affects Russia's Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan.

The Kremlin may be using relations with Qatar and Glencore to lean on Tajikistan to join the EEU.

- The Diplomat - US

Emery's PSG face Marseille fight.

PARIS, Feb 23 — Paris Saint-Germain must win their Ligue 1 grudge match at resurgent Marseille with the club's Qatari owners demanding nothing less than the successful defence of their title. Such are the demands at PSG that should they lose...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Qatar- Goic, KAUST discuss cooperation to support GCC industries.

Qatar- Goic, KAUST discuss cooperation to support GCC industries...

- MENAFN - JO

Qatar- Al-Attiyah Foundation, ICP sign agreement for cooperation.

Qatar- Al-Attiyah Foundation, ICP sign agreement for cooperation...

- MENAFN - JO

Qatar- Ooredoo net profit rises 4% to QR2.2bn in 2016.

Qatar- Ooredoo net profit rises 4% to QR2.2bn in 2016...

- MENAFN - JO

Qatar- Arabtec surges Tasnee jumps after new deal.

Qatar- Arabtec surges Tasnee jumps after new deal...

- MENAFN - JO

Qatar- Sabic profits fall in 2016.

Qatar- Sabic profits fall in 2016...

- MENAFN - JO

Qatar Airways' Auckland to Doha route: Survive the world's longest flight.

Earlier this month, Qatar Airways took the prize for longest airline route when it debuted its 17-hour, 30-minute flight between Auckland and Doha.

- Stuff - NZ

Qatar Airways announces Yanbu and Tabuk flights

Qatar Airways today confirmed the start of its new services to Yanbu and Tabuk in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with three-weekly flights beginning 9 May for Yanbu and 19 June for Tabuk, with flights no

- eTurboNews - US

Qatar Airways says 'inappropriate images were old, staff sacked'

Qatar Airways is the latest airline to come under fire when "inappropriate" photos taken by its staff surfaced online.

- Stuff - NZ

Qatar Airways says 'inappropriate images were old, staff sacked

Qatar Airways is the latest airline to come under fire when "inappropriate" photos taken by its staff surfaced online.

- Stuff - NZ

Mirza revels in overwhelming Indian support

Indian doubles star set to face last week's Doha winners in quarters

- GulfNews - AE

Wang pulls off Mladenovic stunner at Dubai Open

CHINA’S Wang Qiang toppled France No. 1 Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 6-4 in the round of 16 at the Dubai Tennis Championships yesterday. Wang, who turned 25 last month, battled for an hour and 21 minutes before seeing off her 31st-ranked opponent in a shocker. More so because Mladenovic had surprised second-seeded ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Oil slides on word non-OPEC members aren't cutting production as much as promised

Reuters/Mohamad DabboussCrude oil prices are lower on Wednesday as traders price in a projected expansion in US crude stockpiles and following comments made by Qatar's oil minister. US supplies probably rose by 3.5 million barrels last week, according to analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Meanwhile, Qatar's oil minister, ...

- Business Insider - US

Qatari minister hints Opec could extend oil production cuts beyond May

Official tells International Petroleum Week it is unclear whether six months of cuts would be "enough or not".

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

SC asks Attorney General not to become party to Panama case

ISLAMABAD: A five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court led by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa asked the Attorney General to assist the court and stop being party to the case, as it resumed hearing the Panama Leaks case on Wednesday. During the proceedings today, Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf said that he had taken a look at ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Market Extra: OPEC output deal made 'remarkable impact' on oil prices, Qatar minister says

Qatar's oil minister Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada hails the success of OPEC's agreement to cut oil output, saying it's spurred a positive tone for the crude market in 2017.

- Marketwatch - US

SC asks Attorney General not to become party to Panama case

  ISLAMABAD: A five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court led by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa asked the Attorney General to assist the court and stop being party to the case, as it resumed hearing the Panama Leaks case on Wednesday. During the proceedings today Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf said that he had taken a look at ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Qatar plans to establish 1,000 berths for harbours

Qatar plans to establish 1,000 berths for harbours...

- MENAFN - JO

Qatar commissions Ras Laffan Refinery 2

Qatar Petroleum subsidiary Qatargas Operating Co. Ltd. has formally commissioned the 146,000-b/d condensate splitter of its Laffan Refinery 2 at the Laffan refining complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Doha, Qatar.

- OGJ - US

Semifinalists decided for men's curling tournament

Taiwan advanced to the semifinals of the men's curling tournament at the Asian Winter Games with a 13-2 victory over Kazakhstan on Tuesday evening. China improved to 5-0 with a 14-5 win over already eliminated Qatar, while Japan lost 8-4 to South Korea. Wednesday's semifinals will see Taiwan's curlers take to the ice at The ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Nakilat holds steadfast in LNG headwinds

Long-term contacts are the Qataris' 'get out of jail free' cards

- LloydsList - UK

Award recognizes Qatar Airways' fantastic range of on-board entertainment options

Qatar Airways was recognized for content innovation at the fourth annual in-flight workshop and awards at Aircraft Interiors Middle East, held in partnership with F&E Aerospace.

- eTurboNews - US

Can Canada's 'Gas City' Replicate Qatar's Success?

In 1883, a railroad crew was drilling for water near Medicine Hat, Alberta, to supply their steam engines. Instead of water, they discovered shallow pools of natural gas. More than a hundred years and thousands of gas well discoveries later, Medicine Hat now has more than 4,000 operated wells after having acquired through ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Iran's South Pars Oil Field To Produce By End Of March

The South Pars field in the Persian Gulf will begin production by the end of the fiscal year, according to Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh, who made the confirmatory statement during an interview with IRIB TV this week. The first stage of production will see output of 35,000 barrels per day, while the second stage will ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Wozniacki wins Dubai opener after Doha final

In an all-American matchup, Alison Riske upset 11th-seeded Coco Vandeweghe 6-4, 6-4 to move into the second round at the Dubai Championships on Monday.

- The Daily Star - LB

IDEX 2017: ARES to finalise Qatar deliveries by 2018, targets new regional markets

Turkish shipbuilder ARES Shipyard is poised to finalise deliveries of the 17 patrol vessels across three categories on order for the Qatari Coasts and Borders Security Department by 2018. "As of February 2017, three 24-m long craft and two craft have already been delivered

- Jane’s - US

President Aliyev receives Qatari minister

- Today.Az - AZ

President Aliyev receives Qatari minister

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today received a delegation led by Minister of Education and Higher Education of the State of Qatar Mohammed bin Abdul Wahed Al-Hammadi, Azertac reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Taliban office in Qatar should be closed: Ghani tells Qatari minister

, Feb. 19 : Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that the Taliban office in Qatar should be closed if the group pursues violence.During a meeting with the Qatar Foreign Minister, Ghani said sanctions should also be applied on the group if no breakthrough was made in bringing the leaders of the group to the ...

- Sify - IN

Qatar office to be shut if Taliban stay away from talks: Ghani

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 19 February 2017 KABUL : President Ashraf Ghani asked Qatar to close the Taliban...

- Pajhwok - AF

Qatar - Prime Minister Meets Russian Ambassador

Qatar - Prime Minister Meets Russian Ambassador...

- MENAFN - JO

Qatar - Prime Minister Meets British Parliament Delegation

Qatar - Prime Minister Meets British Parliament Delegation...

- MENAFN - JO

Qatar - Prime Minister Sends Congratulations to President of Lithuania

Qatar - Prime Minister Sends Congratulations to President of Lithuania...

- MENAFN - JO

Qatar- HH Deputy Emir Sends Congratulations to President of Lithuania

Qatar- HH Deputy Emir Sends Congratulations to President of Lithuania...

- MENAFN - JO

Qatar- HE Minister of State for Defense Affairs Inaugurates Military Medical Center

Qatar- HE Minister of State for Defense Affairs Inaugurates Military Medical Center...

- MENAFN - JO

Qatar- President of Turkey Leaves Doha

Qatar- President of Turkey Leaves Doha...

- MENAFN - JO

Qatar- President of Sri Lanka Announces Support to Qatar's UNESCO Candidate

Qatar- President of Sri Lanka Announces Support to Qatar's UNESCO Candidate...

- MENAFN - JO

Qatar- Chief of Staff Meets Turkish Counterpart

Qatar- Chief of Staff Meets Turkish Counterpart...

- MENAFN - JO

Erdogan sets sights on Manjib following liberation of al-Bab, Syria

Turkey's target after liberating Al-Bab, Syria, from Daesh is the town of Manbij, and clearing the PKK's Syrian offshoot, PYD, from the region, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Friday. Erdogan's remarks came in an interview with the satellite channel al-Arabiya that aired during his visit to the Saudi capital, ...

- Albawaba - UK

Pliskova beats Wozniacki for first time in Doha WTA final

DOHA, Qatar — Karolina Pliskova beat Caroline Wozniacki for the first time and won their Qatar Open final 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday.Wozniacki won...

- Townhall.com - US

Desert to ice: Qatar takes on curling at Asian Winter Games

SAPPORO, Japan — For Qatar women's curling team, just about everything is a new experience.Curling, a sport that has links with medieval...

- Townhall.com - US

Dwight Yorke 'made to feel like a criminal' as he is denied entry to US

Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke was "made to feel like a criminal" as he was denied entry to the United States. Yorke said he was prevented from entering the USA due to an Iranian stamp on his passport having represented the 'World Stars' in a charity match against 'Iranian Stars' in Tehran in 2015. The ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Qatar Open: Pliskova, Wozniacki to play in final

Duo have met each other three times but not since 2014 The post Qatar Open: Pliskova, Wozniacki to play in final appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Saskatoon group fundraising to reconnect Syrian woman with siblings

A group called Moms 4 Refugees hopes a GoFundMe page collects enough money to bring Doha Kharsa's younger brother and sister to Saskatoon from Malaysia.

- Global News - CA

Panamagate: Imran wants SC to ignore two Qatari letters

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has submitted an affidavit to the Supreme Court seized with the Panama Papers case, asking it to ignore the two Qatari letters produced by the Sharif family as evidence of their stance in the case. In the letters dated Nov 5 and Dec 22, 2016, former Qatari prime ...

- DAWN - PK

Pliskova, Wozniacki in Qatar final after longest day

DOHA, Feb 18 — Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Wozniacki will meet each other in the Qatar Open final after both won two matches on a long, soggy and gruelling Friday in Doha. On another day punctuated by heavy showers and thunderstorms,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

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