Qatar

December 9, 2014

Earlier in October, Governor of the CBE Hisham Ramez announced the payment of $500m to Qatar.
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Foreign reserves reached $15.8bn at the end of November 2014, marking a $1.1bn decrease from $16.9bn in October.

December 7, 2014

The Sheraton Hotel is one of the prominent landmarks in Qatar, which has hosted numerous Arab conferences and GCC summits.
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The Qatar’s landmark hotel has been restored to its original 1982 glory as a new gigantic architectural building glorifying the past.

The cash bid, pitched at 350 pence per share, compared with the previous 295-pence-per-share or £2.2-billion offer that was rejected last month.
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Qatar's improved "final offer" to buy London's landmark Canary Wharf office quarter has been rejected, its owner said Friday, seemingly putting an end to a deal.

December 2, 2014

The regional projects tracker said for Qatar’s project market, the outlook from now to 2020 is extremely strong.
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Driven by FIFA 2022 and Qatar National Vision 2030, the country’s “active projects market” has been estimated at $285bn.

November 30, 2014

The UK’s Sunday Times newspaper said that it has submitted previously unpublished material providing further details of the allegations to a House of Commons committee.
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It also alleges that Russian President Vladimir Putin was involved in securing the winning bid and that the country gifted UEFA president Michel Platini a Picasso painting.

Ramez downplayed any negative impact on the foreign currency reserves after paying back the Qatari deposit,.
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Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) Governor Hisham Ramez said that Egypt has repaid a deposit worth $2.5bn to Qatar on Friday based on a formal request from Doha.

November 21, 2014

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi may be considering a pardon for jailed Al Jazeera journalists. (AFP file photo).
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The five journalists were convicted of threatening Egypt's national security by allegedly producing "fabricated" news stories and footage with a view to tarnishing Egypt's image abroad.

November 18, 2014

The proposed cloud will be built using capacity on international fibre optic cables incorporating geographical diversity and resilience.
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The deal marks one of the largest and most significant implementations ever announced by a broadcaster.
 


November 17, 2014

The project includes a new port, a new base for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces and the Qatar Economic Zone 3.
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One of the largest infrastructure projects,the New Port project will be built on a sprawling 26 km area at an estimated cost of $7.41 billion.

A Palestinian school boy using an umbrella in the rain walks near houses that were destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip, on November 16, 2014. [AFP/[Mohammad Abed]
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The Qatari executive committee for the rehabilitation of Gaza announced Monday that they have begun to transfer raw construction materials to the Hamas-controlled territory via Israel's Kerem Shalom crossing.

Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup, has pledged to introduce new legislation to replace the controversial "kafala" sponsorship system and improve conditions for migrant workers (AFP).
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The move comes after growing international criticism of the system that allows employers to keep workers from leaving their jobs.

Jordan’s only golf course is a 9-hole gem just a short drive south of Amman (play off 18 tees to gain a different perspective on the second time around!). The Bisharat Golf Course offers challenging hillside terrain with putting “browns” sited within forested wadis. Enjoy a cold beer and spectacular views from its cozy clubhouse patios.
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Golf in the Middle East: eat, pray, golf! 17 Middle East golf courses to grip it and rip it!

Ed Sheeran is bent for the region. (Image: Facebook/Dan Massie Photography)
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Fans across the region will get at least two chances to hear the British singer perform. Ed Sheeran has concerts scheduled for both Dubai and Doha next spring.

November 16, 2014

Don't fret, George and Nada are in a totes good place right now! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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A new rumor has it that George Wassouf and Nada Zeidan are still married!

November 14, 2014

The border town of Arsal has been the site of fierce clashes between militants and the Lebanese army in recent months, sparking high tensions between Syrians refugees and Lebanese host communities. (AFP/File)
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A bomb hit a Lebanese military vehicle Friday in the outskirts of Arsal's northeast region, according to a security source, wounding two soldiers.