Qatar

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.

Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani awaits for France's President Francois Hollande prior to a welcoming ceremony at the Diwan Emiri as part of a two-day official visit in Doha on June 23, 2013 (BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)
11:08 GMT

Qatar's emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani said on Tuesday he was transferring power to his son, Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim, taking the rare step for a Gulf Arab ruler of voluntarily ceding power to try to ensure a smooth succesion.

Former Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani smiling as he arrives in the Bahraini capital of Manama, to attend the annual Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit (Mohammed Al-Shaikh / AFP)
09:44 GMT

Sheikh Tamim Bin Al Thani has inherited the Qatari leadership

Qatar’s Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, who announced early this morning on state television that he would transfer his power to his son Sheikh Tamim. (Screen grab of Qatar state television, courtesy of Al Arabiya)
07:11 GMT

Qatari residents have been invited to pledge their allegiance on Tuesday and Wednesday to the new emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim, the son of the current emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.

Stack of 50 euros bills
06:00 GMT

France and Qatar launched a mixed Franco Qatari fund on Sunday to invest €300 million in small and medium sized French companies, in a bid to quash concerns raised by a previous Qatari plan to invest specifically in French suburbs.

June 24, 2013

atar's Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani attending the opening of the Arab League summit in the Qatari capital Doha, and his son, Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani smiling as he arrives in the Bahraini capital of Manama (Karim Sahib/Mohammed Al-Shaikh / AFP)
15:51 GMT

Power transition expected in gas-rich Qatar