Qatar

January 10, 2013

Qatar could build a gas plant in Turkey, to help Ankara meets growing domestic energy demands
13:26 GMT

Qatar is considering helping to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Turkey, said Energy Minister Mohammed Al Sada.

January 8, 2013

Qatar is boost financial aid to Egypt to help deal with a currency crisis
15:33 GMT

Qatar said on Tuesday it boost financial aid to Egypt's government an additional $2 billion and grant it an extra $500 million outright, extending a lifeline as the government battles to contain a currency crisis.

January 3, 2013

 Qatar-based television station Al-Jazeera has acquired Current TV,the channel founded by former US president Al Gore
09:29 GMT

Qatar-based television station Al-Jazeera has acquired Current TV, the channel founded by former US president Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt.

Janet Jackson poses with her man at De Grisogono Party - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival
05:00 GMT

First came news of the engagement to the Qatari catch, and now the Jackson sister is going for broke. She is gearing up to walk down the Doha-aisle with her husband-to-be, Wissam Al Mana, in his home country, in a lavish-no-expenses spared wedding ceremony.

December 30, 2012

Egypt has received a $500 million from Qatar and is awaiting another $500 million from Turkey
07:57 GMT

Egypt has received a final $500 million instalment of funds promised by Qatar and will get another $500 million from Turkey at the end of January, Egypt's finance minister said, in the latest aid to help balance its budget and defend its currency.

December 27, 2012

Al Jazeera news network comes under scrutiny
13:23 GMT

When an Al-Jazeera employee resigns over the channel’s alleged biased coverage, we ask is AJ government controlled? While Al-Jazeera has gained a trusted reputation during the Arab uprisings, a Qatar link between state and media could call all its efforts into question.

Janet with her Qatari billionaire lover.
12:45 GMT

The global superstar has reportedly got engaged in secret to Qatari businessman, Wissam al Mana, who she's been dating since 2010.

December 21, 2012

Nawal Al Zoghbi is set to please her fans with a new TV advert
09:43 GMT

Lebanese singer Nawal Al Zoghbi is all set to make her debut appearance on the regions television screens in a new advert for the must have accessory for women the world over: A handbag.

December 19, 2012

A budget of $1 billion has been planned for a movie series on the life of Prophet Mohammed by a Qatar-based firm.
10:25 GMT

Word has it that a movie series on the life of Prophet Mohammed with a budget of $1 billion has been planned by a Qatar-based firm.

December 18, 2012

Mohamed bin Hammam resigns from FIFA, gets lifetime soccer ban
10:13 GMT

Mohamed bin Hammam has reportedly resigned from all football-related positions and is now banned for life, soccer world's governing body FIFA has confimed.

December 12, 2012

Qatar has been given a $1 billion quota to invest in China, much lower than the $5 billion it had hoped for
08:51 GMT

Qatar Holding has been granted a $1 billion quota to invest in China's capital markets, much lower than the $5 billion it had hoped for.

December 5, 2012

Throughout the Arab Spring, people demanded the end to corruption, but a new report shows much more needs to be done
14:15 GMT

As results in the Corruptions Perceptions Index break, the Arab Springers and the region measures its great expectations against its poor results. Qatar’s corruption rating glows against other Arab members states – but it is the best of a bunch of bad eggs.

December 3, 2012

Qatar is planning to reduce the amount of food it imports
03:00 GMT

Authorities involved with an ambitious project in Qatar, the Sahara Forest Project, said they were determined to contribute to plans undertaken by the government and Qatari organisations to reduce the country’s heavy reliance on food imports.

December 2, 2012

Qatar is offering to fund French SMEs
11:13 GMT

Qatar has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the French financial organisation Caisse des Dépôts to provide funding to Small and Medium Sized businesses.

Qatar will have the fastest growing economy in the GCC, according to Fitch Ratings
03:00 GMT

Qatar will remain the fastest growing of all GCC sovereigns in 2013, driven by the government’s huge capital investment programme, Fitch Ratings has forecast.