Qatar

May 26, 2014

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE recalled their ambassadors from Qatar in April. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Bahrain's foreign minister said the ambassador to Qatar will not be reinstated anytime soon.

May 25, 2014

Major sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East and Asia have invested in Russian businesses and backed its state-funded private equity fund.
11:08 GMT

Sovereign wealth funds in China and Qatar signaled their increased commitment to Russia, boosting Moscow’s hopes of strengthening ties with Asia and the Middle East as relations with the West deteriorate.

May 24, 2014

Chelsea agree David Luiz deal with PSG
01:26 GMT

The Brazilian will move to the French champions subject to agreeing personal terms and completing a medical with Laurent Blanc's side

May 21, 2014

Marcel Khalife and Oumeima El Khalil performing live in Doha (Image: Facebook).
12:41 GMT

Marcel Khalifé, beautiful Arabic poetry, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, and a full house at Katara Opera Theatre. What more could Doha ask for?

May 19, 2014

It is another frustration for the carrier, which has already lost $650 million per year through the airport’s delayed opening.
17:36 GMT

Qatar Airways’ first and business class lounges will not be ready when the airline switches to Hamad International Airport on May 27.

May 18, 2014

“We want to provide more protection to expat community and workers in this country, to provide more protection and safeguard their rights,” said Salih Saeed Al-Sahwi from the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, as quoted by Doha News.
11:48 GMT

Reacting to international backlash about the treatment of expatriate workers and labor laws of the country, the government of Qatar has announced several changes to its labor system.

“It is the largest concrete raft in the world. In places, the thickness is five metres,” said Hammoud.
03:55 GMT

The over one kilometre tall Kingdom Tower will replace Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, 828 metres tall, as the highest in the world.

May 15, 2014

Preparations for the 2022 World Cup have highlighted restrictive employment conditions for foreign workers in the Gulf state. (AFP/File)
10:56 GMT

Preparations for the 2022 World Cup have highlighted restrictive employment conditions which mean for example a worker cannot change jobs without his employer’s permission.

The reforms will also end the long-standing requirement that foreign workers obtain their employer’s consent before leaving the country.
00:04 GMT

“The relationship will be redefined as between employee and employer instead of sponsor and sponsored,” the interior ministry said on Facebook

May 14, 2014

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during the opening session of the Gulf Cooperation Council on May 14, 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (AFP PHOTO/POOL/MANDEL NGAN)
19:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel urged Gulf Arab states to unite against common security threats, despite a splintering of unity over Qatar's support of the Muslim Brotherhood.

May 13, 2014

“These rosy conditions are expected to continue, with lending growing by about 10-15 per cent per year for the next few years.
01:00 GMT

The profitability of Qatari banks will likely remain strong over the next 12 months,

May 12, 2014

The airport features 138 check-in counters across five islands, comprising of 108 counters for Qatar Airways’ economy passengers and all other airlines;.
07:44 GMT

“We have been planning for this day for a long time and May 27 will be a momentous day for both the State of Qatar and Qatar Airways."

May 9, 2014

Dana Al Fardan has been playing and writing music for as long as she can remember. (Image: Arab News)
06:00 GMT

Qatar has a new singing sensation whose melodious voice is keeping the cultural harmony of this Arab country alive and intact as people get fascinated by what unique she has to offer.

May 8, 2014

Qatar has come under fire for its treatment of migrant construction workers. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The U.N. is urging Qatar to change the way they deal with migrant workers in their country. The suggestions come after many human rights abuse allegations.

May 6, 2014

Qatar Airways, along with Dubai’s Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad, have snatched a sizeable share of the long-haul travel sector, turning their home cities into major hub on the routes to Asia and Australasia.
03:55 GMT

Al Baker said the acquisition took place last year, shortly after a political shake-up in which Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem was removed from the post of prime minister.