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The new power plant will be located 15km south of the capital Doha, adjacent to Qatar Economic Zone.  (Siemens)
May 01, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The deal for Umm Al Houl combined cycle power plant is the second major power generation services order from Qatar in past six months, it stated.
Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meet in Ankara in December 2014. (AFP/File)
April 28, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The measure was signed by Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz and his Qatari counterpart Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah with the presence of Davutoglu and Qatari Interior Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani.
Qatar National Bank is one of the largest banks in the Middle East and the largest lender in MENA by assets. (Wikipedia)
April 28, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Leaked documents allegedly include photos, bank details and contact details of customers including members of the Al-Thani family, Al Jazeera journalists and government officials.
THAAD, or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense is an anti-ballistic missile system designed to shoot down ballistic missiles using kinetic energy. (Defensetalk.net)
April 28, 2016 - 05:52 GMT
Qatar's $12.7B budget deficit may delay the sale of a major Lockheed Martin THAAD missile system deal.
Qatar Olympic Committee logo
April 27, 2016 - 16:20 GMT
Qatari officials said Tuesday they hoped to send a record number of female athletes to the Rio games as they unveiled the country’s largest ever Olympic squad.
The Qatar Airways chief claims the delay in taking delivery of the A320neos has hurt the airlines growth by more than 5 per cent. (Twitter)
April 27, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
In December Qatar Airways refused to take delivery of Airbus’ new A320s due to technical problems which have not yet been resolved.
The Head of the United Nations Working Group said that he sensed during his meetings with Qatari officials that Doha is taking important decisions in strengthening and improving workers' conditions
April 25, 2016 - 16:04 GMT
In an exclusive interview with (Al Raya) Qatari newspaper issued Monday, Pesce said that raising all issues with the utmost freedom and transparency in the Asia Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights which was hosted by Doha over two days, reflects the transparency and openness of the Qatari authorities on all issues related to the organization of the World Cup.
Source: gulf-times.com
April 24, 2016 - 18:51 GMT
The first GCC Sports Medicine Conference, which is co-organised by Aspetar and the GCC Health Ministers' Council, kicked off on Saturday.
FIFA logo
April 23, 2016 - 21:03 GMT
World football body FIFA’s creation of a watchdog to monitor the living and working conditions of migrant labour employed in World Cup 2022-related construction sites is the second time in a month that Qatar has been warned that it needs to demonstrate sincerity in its reform of the Gulf state’s controversial labour system.
Gianni Infantino
April 22, 2016 - 19:27 GMT
FIFA President Gianni Infantino insisted on Friday that the 2022 World Cup would be hosted by Qatar as planned.
Dubai is still the Middle East's favorite place to shop for luxury items. (Tumblr)
April 21, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
An American Express survey has found that high-income Qataris spend double the amount as Emiratis on luxury products and services.
Melinda and Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum. (WEF)
April 19, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Qatar Development Fund is supporting a $2.5B sharia-compliant fund created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to combat poverty.
Monsoon and Accessorize were founded in London and together have more than 1,000 stores in 70 countries around the world. (Wikipedia)
April 19, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The new partnership will see expansion of the UK fashion brand with 25 new stores in Saudi Arabia and a rollout of stores in the Gulf.
QIA has stake of just over 25 percent in Sainsbury's. (Retail Gazette)
April 18, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), CVC Capital Partners and Canada's Brookfield had reportedly planned the takeover last autumn.
Failure to clinch the freeze deal can weaken prospects for recovery of oil prices that have fallen by up to 70 per cent since their peak in mid-2014. (File photo)
April 18, 2016 - 05:05 GMT
A meeting of the world's oil producers, minus Iran, failed to reach an agreement on a strategy to combat sliding oil prices.
Source: Qatar News Agency
April 18, 2016 - 02:11 GMT
Six-and-a-half years before Qatar makes history by staging the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East, it hosted a FIFA referees seminar which included men’s and women’s officials on a common platform for the first time ever.