Deadly new Sars-like illness could pass between humans

One-Minute Read Wed 13 Feb, AT 14:00

Three cases in the UK, but risk to the public remains 'very low' say health officials

World Cup in Qatar 2022, artist's impression of stadium in Doha

Qatar World Cup will be 'cool in every sense' says organiser

One-Minute Read Thu 13 Dec, AT 09:52

Tournament in summer of 2022 could feature air conditioning for fan areas as well as stadiums

New Barclays boss unveiled as fraud office probes Qatar loan

One-Minute Read Thu 30 Aug, AT 10:47

Antony Jenkins becomes CEO the day after SFO announces investigation into Barclays over Qatar funding


Republicans play on US fears of threats from abroad

Opinion digest Mon 30 Jul, AT 10:15

Opinion Digest: the Romney tour, the Syrian conflict and why Ed Miliband should be wary of Hollande

Two more Syrian diplomats quit as battle rages over Aleppo

First Post Thu 26 Jul, AT 10:13

Defections came as opposition leaders meet in Qatar to debate what happens when Assad falls

Bashar al-Assad

Assad accuses United States of backing rebel 'terrorists'

One-Minute Read Mon 9 Jul, AT 12:30

Syrian president uses German TV interview to rule out any possibility of standing down

Bashar al-Assad

Children among 78 feared dead in fresh Syrian 'massacre'

First Post Thu 7 Jun, AT 09:10

Pressure mounts on President Assad as pro-government shabiha militia accused of second massacre in two weeks

Homs child, Syria

Massacre of children in Houla is a 'game-changer' for Syria

First Post Mon 28 May, AT 09:28

Killing of 49 children by Assad regime has galvanised attempts to persuade China and Russia to fall into line on Syria

Premier League boss says Fifa stole football from England

First Post Thu 15 Mar, AT 09:16

Dave Richards compounds his embarrassment by falling into a hotel fountain

How Qatar became the biggest player in the world of sport

First Post Sat 5 Nov, AT 09:29

Arab emirate has designs on Silverstone and Tour de France as it uses sport for political ends