Qatar’s Bertrand Roiné (left) playing against his old team-mates in World Handball Championship final meeting with France. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

The end came for Qatar when the French man in their ranks saw an opportunity that wasn’t there. Bertrand Roiné, playing against some of his former tea(...)

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius meeting Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo on Friday to seek end to violence in Gaza. Photograph: EPA/Ghanaim/Palestinian Authority

Regional rivalries sharpened yesterday when Qatar’s emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani hosted discussions between Palestinian president Mahmoud Abb(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny being received by Qatari Prime Minister, HE Abdullah Bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani

Trade missions can be a gruelling business. But even after a score of engagements during his two days in Riyadh, the Taoiseach woke in Doha yesterday (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to arrive in Saudi Arabia today to lead an Enterprise Ireland trade mission  in Riyadh, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai (pictured). Photograph:  Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to arrive in Saudi Arabia tonight ahead of a trade mission and a series of diplomatic engagements in the Gulf region.Mr Kenny (...)

People react as Egyptian military aircraft fly over Tahrir Square in Cairo on  the day after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted from power. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Egyptian prosecutors escalated what appeared to be a widespread round-up of top Muslim Brotherhood members today, acting hours after the military depo(...)