Qatar

May 1, 2014

From May 15 onwards, Qatar Airways will operate a total of 79 flights per week to the Kingdom (File/AFP)
15:44 GMT

Qatar Airways announced doubling flights to Gassim and added a new destination route to Al Hofuf.

April 30, 2014

Hamad International Airport (HIA) receives its first passengers today, thereby closing one chapter on Qatar aviation and opening another.
13:39 GMT

Ten airlines are now operating out of the $17 billion facility and all others will switch by May 27

Cavani seeking Man U move after 'fall-out' with PSG boss
13:11 GMT

Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani reportedly wants to move to Manchester United after falling out with French boss Laurent Blanc.

The beachside resort and spa will be managed by Mövenpick Hotels (Image: File)
12:01 GMT

Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company has announced the development of a beachside resort in Malaysia.

April 29, 2014

Construction has started on the 22km new dual carriageway, which will have five lanes in each direction (File/AFP)
12:23 GMT

Two foreign contractors have begun work on Qatar's major expressway project in Doha.

April 24, 2014

Qatar, Turkey and Tunisia have all given their support to Palestine's move towards unity. (AFP/File)
13:46 GMT

Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Thursday urged Qatar and Turkey to provide political and financial support to Palestinian factions in order to help reconciliation between the parties succeed.

April 23, 2014

Defusing the tension: Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar during the dispute (File/AFP)
16:55 GMT

Qatar's foreign minister said in a statement on Wednesday that his country's disagreement with fellow GCC nations was "over".

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.