Qatar

November 21, 2014

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi may be considering a pardon for jailed Al Jazeera journalists. (AFP file photo).
11:00 GMT

The five journalists were convicted of threatening Egypt's national security by allegedly producing "fabricated" news stories and footage with a view to tarnishing Egypt's image abroad.

November 18, 2014

The proposed cloud will be built using capacity on international fibre optic cables incorporating geographical diversity and resilience.
04:55 GMT

The deal marks one of the largest and most significant implementations ever announced by a broadcaster.
 


November 17, 2014

The project includes a new port, a new base for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces and the Qatar Economic Zone 3.
22:19 GMT

One of the largest infrastructure projects,the New Port project will be built on a sprawling 26 km area at an estimated cost of $7.41 billion.

A Palestinian school boy using an umbrella in the rain walks near houses that were destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip, on November 16, 2014. [AFP/[Mohammad Abed]
14:59 GMT

The Qatari executive committee for the rehabilitation of Gaza announced Monday that they have begun to transfer raw construction materials to the Hamas-controlled territory via Israel's Kerem Shalom crossing.

Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup, has pledged to introduce new legislation to replace the controversial "kafala" sponsorship system and improve conditions for migrant workers (AFP).
10:55 GMT

The move comes after growing international criticism of the system that allows employers to keep workers from leaving their jobs.

Jordan’s only golf course is a 9-hole gem just a short drive south of Amman (play off 18 tees to gain a different perspective on the second time around!). The Bisharat Golf Course offers challenging hillside terrain with putting “browns” sited within forested wadis. Enjoy a cold beer and spectacular views from its cozy clubhouse patios.
09:34 GMT

Golf in the Middle East: eat, pray, golf! 17 Middle East golf courses to grip it and rip it!

Ed Sheeran is bent for the region. (Image: Facebook/Dan Massie Photography)
09:28 GMT

Fans across the region will get at least two chances to hear the British singer perform. Ed Sheeran has concerts scheduled for both Dubai and Doha next spring.

November 16, 2014

Don't fret, George and Nada are in a totes good place right now! (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:34 GMT

A new rumor has it that George Wassouf and Nada Zeidan are still married!

November 14, 2014

The border town of Arsal has been the site of fierce clashes between militants and the Lebanese army in recent months, sparking high tensions between Syrians refugees and Lebanese host communities. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT

A bomb hit a Lebanese military vehicle Friday in the outskirts of Arsal's northeast region, according to a security source, wounding two soldiers.

November 13, 2014

Cracks quickly appeared on the surface of George and Nada's turbulent relationship. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:42 GMT

Syrian singer George Wassouf and his wife rally driver Nada Zeidan have officially divorced!

November 5, 2014

The swap agreement is valid for three years and may be extended by mutual consent.
14:06 GMT

The arrangements mark a deepening of the financial cooperation between the two countries to use cross-border currency trade

November 2, 2014

Qatar is one of the world’s richest countries and is already heavily invested in British firms and property.
04:55 GMT

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday urged Qatar to plough more of its vast oil and gas wealth into infrastructure projects across Britain.

October 22, 2014

The accused terror cell members had planned to attack U.S. forces in Kuwait (U.S. Central Command file photo).
10:18 GMT

The individuals had planned to attack U.S. military personnel in Qatar and Kuwait.

October 15, 2014

Phase 3 will include an additional 24 new gates attached to the terminal (Image: Aasarchitecture)
09:15 GMT

Qatar is due to enter phase 3 of the newly opened $15.5-billion Hamad international airport with plans to accommodate over 50 million passengers by 2020.

October 10, 2014

With the World Cup just eight years away, the likelihood is that the market is only going to become bigger, it added.
01:15 GMT

With the World Cup just eight years away, the likelihood is that the market is only going to become bigger.