KABUL: Herbert Fritz, an 84-year-old Austrian far-right activist who was detained in Afghanistan last May, has been released by the Taliban. The Austrian government confirmed Fritz’s safe arrival in Doha, Qatar, with the help of the Qatari government. Fritz had been arrested for ignoring Austria’s travel advisory against visiting Afghanistan,Continue Reading

RAFAH: Qatar said it was appalled Wednesday by leaked remarks made by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in which he criticised the country’s mediation efforts with Hamas, complicating already arduous negotiations meant to halt the hostilities in exchange for a hostage release.In a meeting with families of hostages held by Hamas,Continue Reading

Four Ukrainian children who had been separated from their families and taken to Russia have been reunited with them, the government of Qatar announced Monday, saying it had acted as a mediator in negotiations for the return of the children. Qatar’s foreign ministry said a “successful family reunification process” hadContinue Reading

Former Qantas CEO contender and head of its loyalty arm Olivia Wirth has announced she will leave the embattled airline next year — a week after Qantas chairman Richard Goyder announced his early retirement. Ms Wirth has been the CEO of Qantas Loyalty, which encompasses the airline’s 15 million memberContinue Reading