Qatar

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Defusing the tension: Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar during the dispute (File/AFP)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

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.