Qatar

March 5, 2014

Qatar's support of the Muslim Brotherhood has apparently caused a major rift in the GCC. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

Qatar expressed "regret" and "surprise" at the news that Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain withdrawing their Gulf Cooperation Council envoys from Doha on Wednesday. According to inside sources, Qatar's stance on Syria and Egypt has caused a "rift" in the GCC.

A Qatari national was jailed in the UAE for seven years over links to an Islamist group in what Doha has described as an unfair ruling (File Archive)
09:49 GMT

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recalled their diplomatic envoys to Qatar Wednesday.

March 3, 2014

The procurement process for the projects starts immediately.
18:43 GMT

QDB will provide 70% of the investment for each project with a maximum loan of QR100mn

February 27, 2014

The explosion has killed four people. (Image courtesy of  Emirates 24/7)
10:47 GMT

Four people were killed in Doha on Thursday after a gas cylinder exploded in Qatar, state television reported.

February 24, 2014

“Our target is to attract seven million visitors to Qatar from all over the world by 2030,” said Al Ibrahim.
14:26 GMT

“The end result of the National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030 will be a thriving tourism sector that will be ready to handle the demands of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and far beyond."

Ibrahimovic move to Chelsea 'impossible', but Falcao can't stay at Monaco - Mourinho
08:22 GMT

The Stamford Bridge boss has indicated the club is looking for a striker, but ruled out the possibility of swapping Belgian sensation Eden Hazard for Edinson Cavani

February 22, 2014

Taarabt: My failed Paris Saint-Germain move triggered a 'year of misery'
15:15 GMT

The midfielder could well have been the first major signing under their Qatari owners only for a move to fall through three years ago

February 20, 2014

Qatar Airways, FCB take partnership to new heights
15:39 GMT

Qatar Airways and FC Barcelona are taking their partnership to the skies as the airline introduces FC Barcelona’s livery for the first time on a Boeing 777.

Qatar human rights body dismisses 'death of 450 Indian migrant workers' as 'normal'
11:12 GMT

A Qatar human rights body has dismissed the recent report from the Indian embassy that more than 450 Indian migrant workers have died in Qatar in almost two years, and said that the figure is 'normal' given the size of the community.

February 18, 2014

Qatar Airways will launch its new business-only flights on May 15 (Courtesy of Fly Fly Travel)
18:13 GMT

Qatar Airways will launch business class-only travel from Doha to London Heathrow in May 2014.

The new online platform lets investors track gold prices round-the-clock and manage their metal investments (File Archive/Shutterstock)
18:03 GMT

Qatar opened QGold, an online trade site for gold and silver this week.

More than 450 Indian migrant workers died in 2012-13 in Qatar: report
12:12 GMT

More than 450 Indian migrant workers have reportedly died in the last two years in Qatar, putting the Gulf State under more pressure over its rights record ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

Most of the migrant workers building the 2022 World Cup infrastructure are from South Asia and face terrible conditions. (AFP/File)
09:43 GMT

The Indian Embassy in Qatar said that more than 450 Indian workers have died in the Gulf country over the past two years, and that most of them were working on the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup.

February 16, 2014

Report set to reveal 400 Nepalese migrant workers' death in Qatar World Cup preparations
16:50 GMT

A report by a Nepali human rights body is reportedly set to reveal that more than 400 Nepalese migrant workers have died on Qatar's FIFA World Cup building sites as the Gulf state prepares to host the event in 2022.

February 13, 2014

In 2013, Doha airport has registered a year-on-year growth every month
08:55 GMT

The growth rate comes as Qatar gears up for the opening of Hamad International Airport “expected to redefine passengers’ experience”.