Qatar

July 10, 2013

$140 billion is slated be for transportation
11:13 GMT

Qatar is reportedly planning to spend $200 billion over the next decade as it prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Qatar to spend 200 bln dollars for 2022 Football World Cup preparations
10:27 GMT

Qatar is reportedly planning to spend 200 billion dollars over the next decade as it prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Sources alleging that journalists were instructed to favor the Brotherhood are said to be the main reasons behind the mass resignations.
08:00 GMT

As many as 22 Al Jazeera employees have quit since the overthrow of Mohammad Morsi, amid concern over the channel’s alleged bias towards the Muslim Brotherhood and its coverage of Egypt.

July 9, 2013

Former Taliban fighters hand over their weapons (File photo used for illustrative purposes)
13:50 GMT

A diplomat and Taliban official say Tuesday the Afghan Taliban are closing their Qatar office at least temporarily to protest demands they remove a sign that identified the movement as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

A man and woman look out at the Doha Skyline (Albawaba/J. Zach Hollo)
09:37 GMT

Qatar National Vision 2013 and programs such as Q2022 are focusing on leaving a legacy for the upcoming World Cup

July 7, 2013

Leonardo confirms PSG offer for Cavani
16:02 GMT

Les Parisiens' director of football reveals that the Ligue 1 champions have opened negotiations with Napoli over the transfer of the highly-rated Uruguayan forward

July 3, 2013

Chef Middle East serves over 1,000 customers in the UAE, Qatar, and Oman. (Photo source: promotional website)
07:01 GMT

Abu Dhabi’s leading investment firm Gulf Capital has acquired Chef Middle East, an importer and distributor of specialty and fine food products.

June 29, 2013

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on June 23, 2013, shows civilians and security at the scene of a bombing in the Mazzeh 86 area of the Syrian capital Damascus. (Source: AFP/SANA)
07:21 GMT

As the Gulf Cooperation Council and Hezbollah aid opposing sides of the Syrian civil war, the GCC seeks to punish Hezbollah economically.

June 27, 2013

From left to right: A March 26, 2013 file photo shows Qatar's Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani attending the opening of the Arab League summit in the Qatari capital Doha, and his son, the new emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani smiling as he arrives in the Bahraini capital of Manama on December 24, 2012. (AFP)
08:55 GMT

Now that Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani has handed power to his son Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, will Qatar start affording the liberties it champions overseas to its tribal society?

June 26, 2013

Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, new Qatari prime minister is seen on May 4. (AFP)
17:24 GMT

Minister for internal affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani has been appointed the new prime minister of Qatar in one of several moves to reshuffle the cabinet by the new emir.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the new emir of Qatar. (AFP file)
17:02 GMT

Qatar's new emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani spoke of regional issues and foreign policy during his first address to the nation, but did not touch upon the cabinet reshuffle that is expected to happen imminently.

An image grab taken from Qatar TV shows the new Emir of Qatar, 33-year-old Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, delivering his first televised speech to the nation as Emir in Doha on Wednesday. Tamim's accession makes him the youngest sovereign of any of the Gulf Arab monarchies. AFP PHOTO / QATAR TV
16:10 GMT

Qatari insiders are expecting the current prime minister to be replaced by the minister of internal affairs, as the tiny Gulf state prepares for their new emir to make a nationwide address.

The new Emir of Qatar, 33-year-old Sheikh Tamim, shakes hands with his subjects as they swear allegiance to him on Tuesday. (AFP/Qatar TV)
07:14 GMT

Qatar's new emir will speak to his nation for the first time on Wednesday, when he is expected to announced a reshuffle of the government.

Hamad’s autocratic government was a major backer of the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, which is a far cry from his own accession to the throne in June 1995; he overthrew his father, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, in a palace coup.
06:50 GMT

The reins of power in Qatar have been transferred from father to son. Unlike the last transition, this was a peaceful shift in the region. Now, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani has taken over from his father. It has been reported that he’s suffering from a health condition.

June 25, 2013

Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani arriving at the Elysee Palace for a lunch with French President Nicolas Sarkozy (AFP)
11:32 GMT

The reins of power in Qatar have been transferred from father to son. In a rare demonstration of a peaceful power transition in the region, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani takes over from his father, who's thought to be suffering from a health condition.