Qatar

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).

April 4, 2014

According to SFD sources, around 50 companies were referred to the Public Prosecution last year. Altogether 84 cases were registered during the same time.
08:41 GMT

Prison sentences for periods ranging between one and three years have been handed down to more than 40 people, including expatriates and nationals, for visa trading

Tension in the Bahrain-Qatar relationship is rooted in part to tribal conflicts that have been developing for decades (Al Bawaba)
05:00 GMT

Most of the GCC rift conversation has focused on the tense Saudi Arabia-Qatar relationship, but little has been discussed over the Qatar-Bahrain rift.

April 1, 2014

The Dubai official's comment has already received backlash from regional Twitter followers (Courtesy of UAE Interact)
19:00 GMT

A top UAE official called Qatar its "eighth emirate," in a move that is likely to escalate already heightened Gulf tensions between Doha and its neighbors.

Qatar has come under fire for treatment of migrant workers who travel to the country for construction jobs related to the FIFA World Cup. (AFP/File)
11:57 GMT

The International Labor Organization says Qatar must stop the mistreatment of migrant workers.

March 31, 2014

Qatar Airways will offer up to 293 Economy Class seats in its new expanded route to Melbourne (File Archive)
14:00 GMT

Qatar Airways will add more capacity to its Melbourne route, starting April 1.

Qatar accused of working 1,200 migrants to death in building boom ahead of 2022 WC
12:55 GMT

Qatar has been reportedly accused of working 1,200 people to death after it was revealed that these migrant workers are forced to live in squalor, as the nation spends 39 billion-pound on its building bonanza for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.