Gulf Times - Costa-Rica
Ambassadors appointed in Costa Rica, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Argentine

Ambassadors appointed in Costa Rica, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Argentine

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani issued on Sunday Amiri Decision No 33 of 2019 appointing Khamis Rashid Mahdi al-Kaabi as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Costa Rica.

Neymar's tears worry nervous Brazilians

Neymar's tears worry nervous Brazilians

Brazilians watched their team's excruciatingly hard-fought win Friday over minnow Costa Rica in a cold sweat but it was Neymar's hot tears that really made the footballing-mad nation sit up.

Coutinho, Neymar strike late to guide Brazil past Costa Rica

Coutinho, Neymar strike late to guide Brazil past Costa Rica

Late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil their first win of the World Cup in thrilling fashion against Costa Rica in St. Petersburg on Friday and sent the Central Americans crashing out of the tournament.

Captain Kolarov fires Serbia to victory over Costa Rica

Captain Kolarov fires Serbia to victory over Costa Rica

Aleksandar Kolarov produced a moment of captain's inspiration, curling home a superb free kick as Serbia got their World Cup Group E campaign up and running with a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica on Sunday.

Amir meets ambassador of Costa Rica

Amir meets ambassador of Costa Rica

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met at Al Bahr Palace on Monday evening with Costa Rica's ambassador Luis Alberto Guillen Downing who called on him to greet His Highness after the end of his term in office.

More than 20 dead in Nicaragua protests

More than 20 dead in Nicaragua protests

More than 20 people have been killed in a clashes between Nicaraguan police and demonstrators in a wave of protests over pension reform, a local human rights body said Sunday.

Hurricane-battered Costa Rica gets $1mn relief from QFFD

Hurricane-battered Costa Rica gets $1mn relief from QFFD

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has donated $1mn to Costa Rica to restore the affected areas after Hurricane Otto and Tropical Storm Nate, it was announced Friday.

American tourist killed in Costa Rica shark attack

American tourist killed in Costa Rica shark attack

A 49-year-old US female tourist was killed by a tiger shark this week while diving off a Costa Rican island in the Pacific Ocean, the government and local media reported.

United Air removes couple traveling to wedding from plane

United Air removes couple traveling to wedding from plane

An engaged couple were removed from a United Airlines flight to Costa Rica on Saturday, as the airline remained under scrutiny following outrage caused by a video last week of a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight.

Founder of online underworld bank gets 20 years in prison

Founder of online underworld bank gets 20 years in prison

The founder of an online underworld bank that allegedly laundered billions of dollars for criminals was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.

Ship sinks off Nicaragua; 13 Costa Ricans dead

Ship sinks off Nicaragua; 13 Costa Ricans dead

Thirteen Costa Ricans died Saturday when a small ship carrying 32 tourists from Central America and the United States sank off Nicaragua's Little Corn Island in the Caribbean, officials said.