Analysts had earlier predicted that Qatar's bond would only be valued at $5 billion. (File photo)
May 26, 2016 - 12:56 GMT
The sale will help to bridge Qatar's budget deficit, which is expected to reach $12.8B this year due to persistently low oil prices.
Jaysh al-Islam fighters in Eastern Ghouta. (AFP/File)
May 26, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
Jaysh al-Islam and al-Rahman Legion signed a ceasefire agreement and decided to unite rebel forces in Eastern Ghouta.
The agreement was signed yesterday during a ceremony at Al Jazeera headquarters in the Qatari capital Doha.  (AFP/Tuck/Ullstein Bild)
May 26, 2016 - 11:07 GMT
The agreement allows Turkey's Anadolu Agency News Academy and Al Jazeera's Media Training and Development Centre to hold joint training programs and exchanges.
Doha Bank is the worst performing lender on the Qatar Exchange Index, having been hit by negative S&P ratings due to an expected further deterioration in its asset quality. (File photo)
May 25, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Bank liquidity in the GCC has been hit by a more than 50 per cent slide in crude prices since mid-2014, forcing banks to redefine its business models.
Iran continues to stress that it has no plans to freeze the level of its oil production and exports. (File photo)
May 25, 2016 - 05:17 GMT
Ahead of Vienna OPEC meeting, there are signs of slow market recovery, but Qatar's energy minister does not rule out reviving talks of a production freeze.
Qatar is spending up to $200B on infrastructure required to host the tournament.(Yaeni)
May 24, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Investments include opportunities in sports development, event management and promotion, construction, goods and equipment, marketing, tourism and maintenance.
The Gulf Cup logo
May 23, 2016 - 15:10 GMT
The chairmen of the six GCC football associations along with chiefs of Yemen and Iraq decided on Saturday that Qatar will host the 23rd edition of the Gulf Cup.
Up to $200 billion is being spent on wider infrastructure required to host the World Cup. (Twitter)
May 23, 2016 - 10:28 GMT
Spending on Qatar's infrastructure and stadiums is well on track, with labor inspections and scrutiny of recruitment agencies also on the increase.
Akram Afif
May 22, 2016 - 16:58 GMT
Woot, woot! Qatar’s most promising footballer, 19-year-old international Akram Afif, has made it to the Spanish La Liga. He officially just signed...
Lekhwiya team
May 21, 2016 - 20:59 GMT
There are straightforward wins and then there are those where a team pulls off a great turnaround and produces a win that remain etched in the memories of players and fans alike for long.
Delta has accused Gulf airlines of competing unfairly by receiving billions in government subsidies, claims strongly denied. (File photo)
May 19, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Qatar Airline launches a celebration of its new Atlanta route in Delta Airlines' hometown, prompting Delta to cancel its long-standing sponsorship of the concert venue.
Al Rayyan Stadium (source: Gulf Times)
May 18, 2016 - 15:44 GMT
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has been awarded the Stadium Design of the Year award for Al Rayyan Stadium at the 2016 World Stadium Congress in Doha.
A model of Al Wakrah stadium designed by the late Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. (File photo)
May 18, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
FIFA indirectly cautions Qatar against building infrastructure that will not be used after the 2022 World Cup.
Source: Qatar News Agency
May 18, 2016 - 08:19 GMT
The World Stadium Congress launched Tuesday in Doha in partnership with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy amid the participation of over 300 of the world's most reputable stadium operators...
A demonstrator holds a placard critical of Qatar's policies regarding the working conditions of migrant workers in light of the increased construction to provide the infrastructure for the Gulf state to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022. AFP PHOTO / ANDY BUCHANAN
Andy Buchanan / AFP
May 18, 2016 - 07:59 GMT
Footballers from Denmark and Norway on Tuesday slammed working conditions for migrant workers employed for 2022 World Cup construction projects in Qatar as "modern slavery".
Arab sensation Mohammed Assaf performs at Katara for unveiling of ‘Largest Key in the World.’ (Facebook)
May 18, 2016 - 06:45 GMT
Arab sensation Mohammed Assaf performs at Katara for unveiling of ‘Largest Key in the World.’