Qatar

December 22, 2013

The offer is likely to attract solid demand, considering the strong performance of the Qatar market.
17:58 GMT

Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Co, a unit of state-owned energy giant Qatar Petroleum, will launch a 3.2 billion-riyal ($880 million) initial public offering of its shares in the local market next month.

December 20, 2013

.Qatar last month said foreign allegations of abuse of migrant workers working on World Cup facilities were “exaggerated” but insisted it took such claims seriously.
09:03 GMT

Qatar last month said foreign allegations of abuse of migrant workers working on World Cup facilities were “exaggerated” but insisted it took such claims seriously.

December 13, 2013

Liverpool Lead Arsenal and English Champions League Sides In Race For PSG Star
00:58 GMT

Since his initial arrival in Paris from Palermo, 24-year-old Argentine attacking midfielder, Javier Pastore had been believed opposed to any type of move that would see him leave the Parisian side.

December 8, 2013

The photo shows Greek Orthodox nuns at the Meriamiah Church in Damascus on December 9, 2012. [alalam]
04:00 GMT

The head of Lebanon's General Security headed to Qatar on Saturday to seek assistance in the case of a group of nuns seized earlier this month in Syria.

December 6, 2013

FIFA to decide on Qatar 2022 World Cup dates in 2014
13:50 GMT

FIFA will take a decision over whether to switch the dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in December 2014.

December 5, 2013

Qatar foreign workers are more frequently using unofficial, off-the-record methods to send money home according to a World Bank report (File Archive)
12:02 GMT

Qatar foreign workers sent nearly $200 million less remittances in 2013.

December 4, 2013

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Tuesday that following the international deal with Iran over its nuclear program, he recently met with an envoy from Qatar in a bid to boost the two sides' relations for the first time since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis. (AFP/File)
05:38 GMT

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Tuesday that following the international deal with Iran over its nuclear program, he recently met with an envoy from Qatar in a bid to boost the two sides' relations.

December 3, 2013

Qatar had originally given Egypt $7.5 billion when former president Mohammed Morsi was in office, but since his oust, relations between Qatar and Egypt have deteriorated dramatically (Reuters)
13:18 GMT

Egypt returned $500 million to Qatar December 2 after the Gulf peninsula "refused" to renew a former deposit it had made in Egypt's central bank. The December 2 transfer represents the second deposit return to Doha in the last month.

Qatar clinched the award among other top contenders comprising Abu Dhabi, Auckland, Beijing, Dubai, Durban, London, Melbourne, New Orleans, Rio de Janerio, Seoul, Tokyo and Vancouver.
03:55 GMT

QTA representatives receiving the Qatar’s World’s Leading Sports Tourism Destination award at the WTA 2013

December 2, 2013

 A lawsuit, with details still vague, by a Qatari company against the Social Security Investment Fund (SSIF) alleging it bought the fund’s stake in The Housing Bank for Trade and Finance was a hot topic of speculation in Jordan Sunday.
13:55 GMT

Describing the issue as “strange and shocking”, Odwan insisted that the alleged deal is a fraud.

Belounis said he had been unable to obtain an exit visa which has to be applied for by his employers under the kafala, or sponsorship, system.
13:43 GMT

Qatar has been told by the world players’ union FIFPro to abolish the kafala system for footballers and respect international standards for their contracts.

December 1, 2013

Qatar ‘top destination for sports tourism’ (Picture courtesy of Gulf-times.com)
15:15 GMT

QTA representatives receiving the Qatar’s World’s Leading Sports Tourism Destination award at the WTA 2013 yesterday.

Maersk Oil is looking to hire more locals as part of its new Qatarization Strategy (Courtesy of Vimeo)
08:33 GMT

Maersk Oil Qatar is looking to hire new employees and has launched a "Find Your Place" recruitment campaign to attract new hires accordingly.

The US oil shale boom will not impact Qatar's LNG leadership. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
07:44 GMT

Despite the US shale gas revolution, Qatar is unlikely to lose its leading role in the global energy market for many more years due to strong Asian demand, a new report has shown.

The minister said Qatar had been witnessing “a number of developments” in its transport and infrastructure sectors and they would contribute significantly to the country’s growth in the next decade.
03:55 GMT

Some flights will be operated from the new airport on a “trial” basis after the soft opening,