Qatar

April 23, 2014

Numerous migrant workers who work construction jobs for the World Cup stadium have reported extremely poor working conditions. (AFP/File)
06:57 GMT

Amnesty International recently slammed Qatar over its treatment of domestic workers. Migrant workers have reported both physical and sexual abuse.

April 22, 2014

The airport was scheduled to open in 2009 but suffered many drawbacks since then
14:19 GMT

As of May 27, all airlines will operate from Qatar's newly built and much anticipated Hamad International Airport.

Qatar reduces number of stadiums for 2022 FIFA World Cup due to rising costs
10:34 GMT

The organising committee of the 2022 Qatar World Cup has reportedly reduced the number of stadiums it is planning to build for the tournament due to rising costs and delays.

April 21, 2014

Qatar also came under fire by the international human rights community after reports of migrant workers being ill-treated in the country
20:37 GMT

The Gulf state is embroiled in a number of corruption allegations regarding the event, including being accused of buying the right to host the World Cup.

The country's GDP in 2013 was $202.38 billion, according to government data (File Archive)
12:00 GMT

Qatar is expected to have a GDP of $230 billion by this fiscal year's end.

The National Insurance Consortium will provide “construction all risks” and “third-party liability” insurance to Phase 1 of Doha Metro Project.
03:55 GMT

Qatar Rail has awarded one of the largest-ever “single project tunnelling and rail construction insurance” policies to a six-member consortium of Qatari national insurance companies,

April 20, 2014

Qaradawi is one of the most influential Muslim scholars living today. (AFP/File)
13:26 GMT

Egyptian-born cleric Youssef al Qaradawi has released a statement aimed at easing tensions with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The GCC members met in Riyadh last week. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

The members of the Gulf Cooperation Council have agreed on ways to implement a security agreement signed last year.

April 17, 2014

The Qatar-Saudi rift was not on the agenda of the most recent Gulf Cooperation Council meetings (File Archive/AFP)
06:55 GMT

Oman's Foreign Affairs Minister Yusuf bin Alawi told reporters this week that the Gulf rift between Qatar and its neighboring states has now ended.

April 16, 2014

The rise in green building will see an increase in demand for materials in Qatar (File/AFP)
12:55 GMT

The Qatari government has pledged an estimated $182 billion into infrastructure, focussing on eco-friendly green building over next five years.

April 14, 2014

Haifa appeared too sexual in her film "Beauty of the Soul." (Image: Facebook)
19:59 GMT

Qatari cinema lovers aren't happy about Haifa Wehbe's latest film "Halawet Rouh" (Beauty of the Soul) being shown in their theaters!

April 11, 2014

Ezdan said the Qatar’s fiscal budget for the year 2014 – 2015 gave a “strong impetus” to the real estate sector in particular
03:26 GMT

The report indicates a “recovery” in the Qatar’s real estate market in view of the current construction boom in the country.

April 10, 2014

The latest GCC summit did not include the Qatar rift issue on the agenda (File Archive)
08:31 GMT

Kuwait expects "positive steps" to be implemented to end the Gulf rift between Qatar and other GCC countries.

April 7, 2014

Qatar denies using 'money power' to buy rights to host 2022 World Cup
13:10 GMT

According to the Gulf News, although Mohammad Bin Hammam has not been directly linked to Qatar's bid, he has been banned for life from football over allegations that he paid bribes while running for the FIFA presidency in 2011.

April 6, 2014

Hazard waiting for wife to decide on PSG move
13:42 GMT

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has reportedly admitted that he may have to let his wife decide about his move to Paris Saint-German (PSG).