Qatar

April 25, 2013

Negotiations between Qatar and Egypt over a $3 billion are on going, according to reports
10:51 GMT

Egypt is still in negotiations over a $3 billion loan from Qatar, with an interest rate of around 5 percent currently being discussed.

April 21, 2013

Raiola invites Juventus to move for Ibrahimovic
13:38 GMT

The Sweden star's agent has encouraged his former club to bid for him in the summer, pointing to Mario Balotelli's AC Milan switch as proof that such a deal is possible

April 18, 2013

Juventus keeping tabs on Ibrahimovic
22:07 GMT

The Italian champions could make a move to re-sign the Sweden international if he opts to leave Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain at some point in the future

April 16, 2013

Leonardo hints at PSG move for Ribery, Nasri & Cabaye
12:59 GMT

The Brazilian says he would like to bring Ligue 1 alumni back to France but stressed that he has not had contact with anyone ahead of the summer

April 15, 2013

Pablo Picasso’s ‘Child with a Dove’ - 1901. (Picasso)
07:54 GMT

Qatar gained more than independence from Britain. The loaded state purchased Pablo Picasso's "Child with a Dove" for $76 million from its former protector.

April 14, 2013

Ratings agency Fitch saw Qatar's decision to provide Egypt with more financial aid  “as a positive sign of things to come”. (STR / AFP)
12:41 GMT

Global ratings agency Fitch Ratings called Qatar’s decision to provide Egypt with an additional $3bn in aid “as a positive sign of things to come”.

The Qatar Foundation is to sign a shirt sponsorship deal with Real Madrid
12:21 GMT

Dubai’s Emirates Airline plans to extend its links with Real Madrid football club with a shirt-sponsorship deal worth $33 million a year, according to a Spanish newspaper.

April 10, 2013

Qatar is to provide $3 billion  to cash-strapped Egypt
12:46 GMT

Qatar will extend $3 billion to Egypt in the coming days, the Qatari prime minister announced on Wednesday

Egypt and Qatar could be close to signing a crucial natural gas link-up
12:26 GMT

Egypt might finalize a deal to import natural gas from Qatar during a visit by Prime Minister Hesham Qandil, according to Egyptian Planning and International Cooperation Minister Ashraf al-Araby.

April 7, 2013

Ten years of conflict have left Sudan's Darfur region lacking in basic infrastructure. (AFP)
10:57 GMT

The Gulfi state is aiming to raise billions for reconstruction for the embattled region of Sudan but critics of the scheme say the security situation is still to perilous to begin development projects.

April 3, 2013

Qatar has prepared a world trade agreement ahead of the World Chambers Congress in Doha.
12:55 GMT

Qatar has prepared an extensive world trade agreement draft ahead of the World Chambers Congress in Doha.

April 2, 2013

Qatar is one of the few countries in the Gulf where power generation has grown considerably in the last decade, according to a new report.
13:13 GMT

Qatar is one of the few Gulf countries that has increased its energy output.

PSG wants 'exceptional' Becks to stay for another season
12:04 GMT

Rich French club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) has confirmed that they want to extend David Beckham's five-month deal, saying that they want him to stay for another year in the French capital.

March 28, 2013

Moaz al-Khatib (L) with the Qatari delegation at the inauguration ceremony. (AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB)
08:36 GMT

After months of planning, the embassy opens one day after the rebel coalition are given their own seat at the Arab League for the first time.

March 27, 2013

Former UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan
12:15 GMT

The former UN-Arab League Envoy says the time to arm the rebels has passed and urged for a political solution to the ongoing conflict.