x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Firefighters tackle Doha blaze

Firefighters are battling a large fire in a commercial district of Qatar's capital Doha.

Firefighters are battling a large fire in a commercial district of Qatar's capital Doha. There are no reports of casualties. Police cordoned off a large area of Qatar's capital this morning as a large blaze raged in a neighborhood close to the Doha International Airport. Witnesses say firefighters are still trying to put out the fire, hours after flames engulfed a building in the old commercial district during the morning rush hour.

Doha is host to several branches of American universities and the Middle East headquarters for US Army's Central Command. *AP