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The Empire State Building in New York City (Wikipedia Commons)
August 25, 2016 - 11:51 GMT
Twitter reacted to the Qatar Investment Authority’s purchase of a 9.9% stake in the iconic New York City building.
Tekfen is already engaged in a diverse range of construction activities including power generation, airports, petroleum, roadways, infrastructure projects, and building complexes. (Lusail.com)
August 25, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The Turkish construction company plans to build the ten lane, 34km-long Al Khor Expressway within 36 months.
The acquisition follows the opening of a New York office by QIA in September last year.  (PIxabay)
August 25, 2016 - 07:41 GMT
QIA has made a $622M investment, a roughly 9.9 percent stake in Empire State Realty Trust as part of its strategy to expand investment in the US.
PSG team (Photo: Boris Horvat / AFP)
August 24, 2016 - 20:03 GMT
French football champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) will receive 175 million euros (Dh727.8 million) from the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) to promote tourism in the Gulf country, according to media reports on Wednesday.
While Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup, Dubai aims to attract 20 million visitors per year by the time it hosts Expo 2020. (Twitter)
August 24, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Alpen Capital forecasts a growth of over 10 percent annually until 2020 in the UAE and Qatar, driven by big events and tourism development.
The Mark V is a medium-range transport and patrol boat used by U.S. Special Operations Forces for insertion and extraction of SEAL combat swimmers as well as coastal patrol. (Wikipedia)
August 24, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The US Department of State approved the proposed $124 million sale of Mark V fast patrol boats, weapons, ammunition and training to Qatar.
Sudan has  no restrictions on gold exportation, meaning that investing companies can export all the gold they produce. (Shutterstock)
August 24, 2016 - 05:21 GMT
The Sudanese government is pulling out all the stops to facilitate procedures for gold mining investors from Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Mohamed Ihab
August 23, 2016 - 18:30 GMT
Egyptian weightlifter Mohamed Ihab, who won the bronze medal at this month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, has said he submitted an application for Qatari citizenship prior to the Games due to a lack of support for his sporting career in Egypt.
The King Fahd Causeway linking Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. (Wajahat Mahmood/Flickr)
August 23, 2016 - 10:17 GMT
A 40km long bridge between Al Ahsa and Bahrain, and a 25km long bridge Al Ahsa and Qatar was first proposed in May.
The Gaza Strip’s Hamas-run government continues to face a dire financial crisis that has prevented it from regularly paying the salaries of many public employees. (Paltoday.ps)
August 18, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The salary allocation process had begun under UN supervision, but a 'large number' of the strip’s Hamas-appointed civil servants had not been included on the list of grant beneficiaries.
Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim celebrates winning the silver medal in the Men's High Jump Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016.
Johannes EISELE / AFP
August 17, 2016 - 06:48 GMT
Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar took silver in high jump with 2.36m
The successful auction follows Qatar's nine billion dollar sale of Eurobonds in May 2016, which marked the largest-ever bond issue in the Middle East.  (File photo)
August 17, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Qatar's central bank has auctioned three billion riyal in a successful domestic bond issue.
Qatar's economy and skyline looks futuristic, but conservative social attitudes are the norm (AFP / Patrick Baz)
August 11, 2016 - 13:57 GMT
Some are furious at homophobia and oppression. Others are mad it’s being called out.
This December 2, 2015 photo released by Qatar University shows Qataris taking pictures with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (AFP/File)
August 10, 2016 - 13:45 GMT
Qatari Ambassador to Ankara says bi-lateral trade could double through committment to undertake further investments in Turkey.
Some think the photos will prove that she really is pregnant. (www.x17online.com)
August 08, 2016 - 11:37 GMT
Some think the photos will prove that she really is pregnant.
Qatar Airways is restricted to owning 49 per cent of any European carrier, including IAG, under non-EU ownership rules that require any EU airline to be majority-owned by EU shareholders. (File photo)
August 01, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The state-owned carrier, already IAG's largest investor, increased its holding from 15.67 per cent on July 28, after Brexit-induced drop. It has invested in IAG since January 2015.