November 28, 2013

Many of the main services, such as Gaza's water filtration and sewage system, are in dire need of funding to continue operations in the upcoming months (Marco Longari/AFP)
10:06 GMT

Qatar granted the Palestinian Authority (PA) $150 million to help its economy Wednesday according to reports from Thursday.

If it's Rihanna, Justin Bieber, or Pink you want to see, it's those sweet songsters you get on NRJ HITS TV!
05:00 GMT

NRJ HITS is sure to make Beliebers out of Lebanese viewers with hot jams from the likes of Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Pink!

November 27, 2013

Ooredoo will use the proceeds from the sukuk's sale for the firm's refinancing (Courtesy of Arabian Business)
09:46 GMT

Qatar's telecommunications firm, Ooredoo launched its first sukuk Tuesday. The Islamic bond is worth $1.25 billion and will have a profit rate of 3.039 percent.

November 26, 2013

She reaffirmed Qatar’s pledge to support Arab expatriate scientists and to provide the necessary resources to reputable centres across the world so as to advance research expertise locally, regionally and internationally.
03:55 GMT

Research in Qatar will focus immediately on three priority challenges of energy, water and cyber security, HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, chairperson of Qatar Foundation, announced yesterday.

November 25, 2013

IRAN, Tehran : A handout picture released by the Iranian presidency shows the Islamic Republic's President Hassan Rouhani speaking during a press conference on November 24, 2013 in Tehran a day after world powers forged a deal with Iran in Geneva. (AFP)
10:42 GMT

Qatar has praised Sunday's deal between Iran and the world powers, calling it a positive step towards greater stability in the region as France said some of the sanctions on Iran would be lifted in December.

November 24, 2013

Qatar National Bank has given the government of Tunisia $500 million to tighten its budget deficit (Courtesy of Bloomberg)
07:28 GMT

Qatar National Bank has given the government of Tunisia $500 million to support its foreign currency reserves as the north African country faces growing pressure from the World Bank and the IMF to cut its budget deficit.

November 21, 2013

Etihad has gained a foothold in the lucrative Indian market. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
05:23 GMT

Etihad is set to acquire a 24% stake in India's Jet Airways

November 20, 2013

The country’s ‘Aa2’ foreign and local-currency government bond ratings stand along with similar ratings of Kuwait (‘Aa2’ stable) and the UAE (‘Aa2’ stable).
18:57 GMT

Qatar, which enjoys the “highest” sovereign ratings in the Middle East and “sound” external position, has the lowest break-even oil price in the Gulf region, according to global credit rating agency Moody’s.

Based on interviews with workers, officials and employers, the report found that abuse was rampant on the sites of many multinational firms working on world cup projects.
03:55 GMT

“Employers in Qatar have displayed an appalling disregard for the basic human rights of migrant workers. Many are taking advantage of a permissive environment and lax enforcement of labour protections to exploit construction workers.”

November 19, 2013

Amnesty International (AI) has said it has time and again raised the issue of the sponsorship (Kafala) and exit permit systems, but no commitment to repeal these have been given to them by the Qatari authorities till date.
09:48 GMT

In contrast, sponsors have the power to prevent their workers from moving jobs, can block workers from leaving the country without needing to provide any justification and have the right to terminate a worker’s employment and have his or her residency permit cancelled by the authorities.

LPG demand has surged due to increased demand from countries like China and India. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
06:32 GMT

Qatar is set to step up its chemicals, petrochemicals and LPG output in the coming years, said HE the Minister for Energy and Industry, Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada.

November 18, 2013

Fifa responds to Amnesty International‏: Qatar addressing labour laws
15:38 GMT

Football's governing body has claimed that the Arabian state has already begun addressing allegations of "human rights abuses" on work sites

Lusail Iconic Stadium: The spectacular venue will be used for the opening and final games. Encircled by a reflective pool of water, spectators will cross six bridges to enter the stadium. The entire arena is solar powered and (save for the boots of the players) will have a zero footprint. (Architects: Foster + Partners; capacity: 86,250)
13:05 GMT

World Cup 2022 Stadiums are brought to you in all their glory -- here is a gallery of groundbreaking football stadiums set to be on display when the football kicks off in Qatar, 2022.

November 17, 2013

The demand in particular would spike for talent in senior leadership across sectors such as industry, construction and technology with both Dubai and Doha hosting global events like the Expo 2020 and Fifa World Cup 2022.
03:55 GMT

A successful Dubai Expo bid could lead to a regional talent war with its GCC neighbour Qatar, according to top recruitment experts.

November 13, 2013

The Qatari market has also met the quantitative requirements as defined for emerging markets. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT

Qatar Exchange welcomed the decision of the Standard & Poors (S&P) Dow Jones to upgrade Qatar from a “frontier” to “emerging market”, describing it as a positive step that will attract further foreign investments to the Qatari stock market.