Qatar

September 19, 2014

After seven MB leaders were asked to leave Qatar, experts disagree on whether the move is the first of more to come or just an attempt by Qatar to remove itself from media scrutiny over Islamist alliance. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

Seven leading members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood were asked to leave Qatar last week, arrest warrants awaiting them in Egypt. Now many wonder what's next for the organization as its once-strongest ally has sent them packing.


Qatari capital Doha bid for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics but never made the shortlist, while Dubai was reportedly on the verge of a bid for 2016,
02:10 GMT

While major events were once the domain of Europe and North America, Asia is now viewed as a 'safe pair of hands' when it comes to hosting the world's biggest sporting competitions.

September 17, 2014

Meanwhile Qatar’s emir also asserted that his country does not finance any terrorist organisations in Syria or Iraq and has never done so
17:02 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she expected cooperation with Qatar in the energy sector to grow in the years ahead, saying progress was already being made in the area of liquefied natural gas (LNG)

September 16, 2014

Constituents from Qatar and UAE will be included in the S&P Emerging BMI series for the first time.
05:55 GMT

Constituents from Qatar and UAE will be included in the S&P Emerging BMI series for the first time.

September 15, 2014

Prime Minister al-Thinni accused Qatar of sending three military planes loaded with weapons to an airport in Tripoli on Sunday. (AFP/File)
13:57 GMT

The Libyan Prime Minister has threatened to cut ties with Qatar for interfering in Libya's internal affairs.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani  and Hamas exiled leader Khaled Meshaal. [AFP]
11:14 GMT

Arab media reported that the Doha-based Mashaal was considering relocating to Tunisia, Turkey or Malaysia after Muslim Brotherhood leaders expelled from emirate.

Al Khalifa said through QBIC’s flagship Lean Startup program, it has supported and launched more than 21 projects that truly showcase entrepreneurs’ potential and progress in Qatar.
04:55 GMT

Qatar Development Bank and Social Development Center have officially announced the launch of the region's largest business incubator.

September 12, 2014

The UN peacekeepers were released on Thursday, a process Qatar said it played a heavy hand in facilitating. (AFP/File)
13:38 GMT

The Qatari government said Thursday it played a role in negotiating the release 45 Un peacekeepers held hostage by Syrian Islamist group Nusra Front for the last two weeks.

September 9, 2014

A scene from the star-studded film The Prophet (Courtesy of www.tiff.net).
13:00 GMT

The second Ajyal Youth Film Festival, presented by the Doha Film Institute, will host the Middle East premiere of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.

September 7, 2014

Krishna Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev. [AP]
10:51 GMT

Qatar confirms it has detained two British human rights activists who were probing the working conditions of workers building facilities for the 2022 World Cup.

September 5, 2014

Among other IS-related points raised, President Obama asked for NATO military support for U.S. operations against the group in Iraq. (AFP/ Saul Loeb)
20:15 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama announced Friday key NATO allies had agreed to back and provide military support for U.S. operations in Iraq.

September 4, 2014

Qatar has been heavily criticized for its treatment of migrant workers. (AFP/File)
12:51 GMT

Two British human rights workers investigating the plight of migrant workers in Qatar have disappeared.

August 31, 2014

The Airbus A350 is due to be launched later this year (Image: Gulf Business)
09:36 GMT

Qatar Airways prepared to receive the Airbus A350 Xtra Wide Body aircraft for delivery by the end of 2014.

There could be a possibility of overheating in the market according to the Qatar National Bank's report (Image: Real Estate Qatar)
07:45 GMT

Real estate prices in Qatar continue to rise with average prices of both commercial and residential properties increasing by 20 percent since September 2008, according to data from the Real Estate Price Index.

August 28, 2014

Ousted Morsi detained for another 15 days pending investigation. [AFP]
10:01 GMT

Ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi is accused of smuggling top secret documents to Qatar via Al-Jazeera TV channel.