Qatar

July 16, 2014

The first of 13 A380 superjumbos ordered by Qatar was scheduled to be delivered in May and exhibited during the industry's key trade show at Farnborough in Britain.
16:01 GMT

"We are a very demanding customer, we want everything to be absolutely perfect. It is absolutely disappointing to Qatar Airways."

It is also the first time Qatar had acquired Patriot missiles, which other Gulf countries such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have purchased in the past.
15:25 GMT

"As you know our region is going through a lot of instability. What we bought are weapons to defend Qatar," he said.

July 14, 2014

Energy-rich Qatar has come under international pressure to clamp down on violations of the rights of migrant workers, specially those building World Cup infrastructure.
04:55 GMT

A report commissioned by the Qatar Foundation chaired by the ruling emir’s mother charged that the rights of migrants, mainly Asians, are flouted in their home countries from the moment they sign up for work.

July 2, 2014

The new route departs Doha at 8.10am and arrives in Dallas the same day at 3.35pm.
14:54 GMT

Airline begins daily services to Dallas, Texas, from Hamad International Airport

July 1, 2014

Fast-growing Middle East airlines such as Qatar and Emirates have said that European governments were seeking to restrict fair competition by giving airlines based closer to home preference when awarding airport slots.
13:31 GMT

"If they (European airport slots) are limited further, we will stop buying European aircraft. We have 186 orders at Airbus. What impact would that have on German jobs?"

Activity in Qatar's construction sector soared 19.6 per cent from a year ago in January-March, faster than a 13.6 per cent rise in the whole last year,
04:55 GMT

An expansion of Qatar's gas facilities helped fuel breakneck GDP growth averaging 17 per cent a year between 2006 and 2011.

June 29, 2014

The new system will enhance the quality of services, safety and environmental sustainability for citizens in the country.
20:03 GMT

The Qatar Public Works Authority 'Ashghal' has awarded IBM the contract to provide a smarter road and drainage infrastructure in the gas-rich country.

June 26, 2014

 Vinci said the contract includes the construction of 25 stations and the electric infrastructure surrounding the four-line network, which is expected to stretch 33 kilometres when finished.
11:59 GMT

The tramway in Qatar's newest planned city with a population of 200,000 is expected to open in 2018 with further lines added two years later

June 18, 2014

On a regional level, the report reveals that private financial wealth grew by 11.6 percent to reach $5.2 trillion in 2013
04:55 GMT

Qatar ranks first in the world with the highest density of millionaires, with 17.5 percent holding private wealth of at least $1 million, according to a new report.

June 15, 2014

The money would go to the West Bank-based PA, Bseiso said, and a “special fund” would be set up to pay wages while the government discussed how to resolve the issue.
04:55 GMT

The PA has so far refused to pay Hamas’ 50,000 civil servants, who are not registered as its employees because they were appointed after the Islamist movement ousted bitter rivals Fatah – which dominates the PLO – from Gaza in 2007.

June 10, 2014

The state-backed firm has confirmed plans to ensure that 7,000 taxis are on the roads before the world football tournament gets underway in Qatar.
10:32 GMT

Qatar’s public transportation company Mowasalat plans to more than double its current fleet of taxis by the time the 2022 World Cup comes around, a senior official has said.

The Syrian conflict has killed over 160,000 people. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Qatar's prime minister has called on the U.N. Security Council to impose a ceasefire to end Syria's brutal civil war.

June 8, 2014

Soccer's governing body FIFA is conducting an internal investigation into the decisions to hold the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 Cup in Qatar.
13:19 GMT

Sony has become the first World Cup sponsor to call for a probe into accusations that bribes were paid to secure the 2022 tournament for Qatar.

June 7, 2014

Xavi Hernandez
15:33 GMT

The Qatari club have refuted claims they have made a lucrative offer to prize the Barcelona midfielder away from Camp Nou

June 2, 2014

The insurance sector saw its trading volume more than triple to 0.4mn stocks and value more than quadruple to QR26.94mn on more-than-doubled deals to 204.
03:55 GMT

“A memorable day for Qatar, the QSE and all market participants, and also the beginning of a new era for our marketplace,” said the bourse’s CEO Rashid Ali al-Mansoori.