Qatar

March 30, 2014

Qatar keen to host F1 race: QMMF chief
14:57 GMT

Nasser Khalifa al Atya, the president of the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF), said on Saturday that his country is 'seriously interested' in hosting a Formula One Grand Prix race in the future.

March 28, 2014

Matthew and Grace Huang denied the charges (File/AFP)
10:42 GMT

The Doha-based couple have been found guilty of killing their adopted daughter and have been sentenced to three years in jail. The American couple were accused of starving the eight-year-old to harvest her organs.

It said 12 of these would be transport helicopters and the other 10 would be the frigate version. Qatar will also acquire two Airbus-made refueling tankers.
23:58 GMT

Qatar will buy 22 NH90 military helicopters from a unit of European aerospace group Airbus worth nearly two billion euros ($2.8 billion), the French defense ministry said Thursday.

March 25, 2014

Arab leaders gathered at Kuwait summit. (AFP/file)
12:16 GMT

Qatar's emir condemns fellow Arab countries at Kuwait summit.

A Syrian flag (C) is displayed next to the empty Syrian seat during the opening session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting in Kuwait City on March 23, 2014 ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP)
08:02 GMT

As the Arab Summit kicks off in Kuwait Tuesday, the ongoing Syrian conflict is expected to take centre stage of the talks whilst an ongoing spat between Gulf states over Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is likely to stay off the agenda.

March 24, 2014

Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti opening the festival. (Image: Najeer Feroke)
05:00 GMT

The Halal Hal Qatar Festival has officially been launched and is expected to fetch over half a million visitors.

March 23, 2014

A Syrian flag (C) is displayed next to the empty Syrian seat during the opening session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting in Kuwait City on March 23, 2014 ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP)
18:00 GMT

The ongoing spat between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar will not be on the table during the Arab League meeting scheduled to begin on Sunday in Kuwait, according to a diplomatic source.

The Turkish government supported former President Mohammad Morsi. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Egypt has decided not to invite Qatar or Turkey to an Islamic conference because of their relations with the Muslim Brotherhood.

March 20, 2014

Qatar will issue 10 tenders in 2014 for project managers and design consultants for the construction of the World Cup stadiums (File Archive)
12:00 GMT

Qatari officials assured media outlets this week that Doha's preparation for hosting the 2022 World Cup is "on track."

Qatar has recently come under fire for their support of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT

Arab League Deputy Secretary General Ahmad Bin Hilli announced that the Arab summit will not discuss the recent spat between several GCC members and Qatar.

March 19, 2014

Qatar’s successful World Cup bid has been extremely controversial from the very start, with the country facing numerous allegations.
23:01 GMT

Football governing body FIFA’s decision to award Qatar the rights to host the 2022 World Cup has come under renewed scrutiny, following allegations that a former FIFA executive received millions from a Qatari company.

March 18, 2014

The GCC has been in disarray since Saudi, Bahrain and the UAE recalled their diplomatic envoys from Qatar. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said his country's ongoing diplomatic spat with Qatar is likely to be solved unless Doha changes its policies, the Saudi-owned Al Hayat newspaper reported Tuesday.

GFCI 15 uses 25,441 financial center assessments completed by 3,246 financial services professionals.
03:55 GMT

Qatar’s rating rose by 15 points, mainly driven by its increasing competitiveness and perceived significance as a financial center.

March 17, 2014

Qatar is planning to focus its future development within the non-oil and gas sectors (File Archive)
09:36 GMT

Qatar is planning to launch a new set of infrastructure projects estimated to be $65 billion in the upcoming days.

March 16, 2014

Sotheby's sales in Doha last year amounted to an estimated $15.2 million (Shutterstock)
14:00 GMT

Sotheby's and Art Dubai are hoping to woo more MENA investors to the art market this month with the annual art showcase set for the UAE and the announcement this week from Sotheby's that Damien Hirst's "Tranquility" will be auctioned in Doha in late April.