Qatar

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 18, 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.

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.

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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.

March 14, 2014

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is made up of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman. Saudi Arabia has long opposed the Muslim Brotherhood for fear that the group could challenge the monarchy. Qatar's continued support for the Muslim Brotherhood in the region continues to inflame tensions within the GCC (photo courtesy: photo-dictionary.com).
16:34 GMT

At a recent Gulf Cooperation Council meeting, Saudi Arabia demanded Qatar to shut down several organizations, including Al-Jazeera

March 11, 2014

Disagreements over the Muslim Brotherhood have caused a rift in Saudi-Qatari relations. (AFP/File)
13:59 GMT

The Saudi foreign minister threatened to block Qatar's land and sea borders over Qatar's involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood. The Saudi government recently designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

March 10, 2014

Floods in the Gaza Strip in December left many people without power and forced thousands to evacuate from their homes (File Archive/AFP)
12:00 GMT

The Gaza strip's sole power plant is expected to cease operations within days after the territory finishes its last and final shipment of Qatar-donated diesel.

March 9, 2014

PSG prepare to make massive offer for Chelsea star
22:15 GMT

Paris St-Germain are preparing to make a whopping £41.5?million offer for Chelsea midfielder Oscar before the World Cup according to the Telegraph.

 UAE sports commentators quit Qatar channel
14:42 GMT

Manama: UAE sports commentators Faris Awadh and Ali Saeed Al Kaabi have resigned from Qatar-based belN Sports, formerly known as Al Jazeera Sport.