Qatar

January 5, 2014

Qatar's growth was spurred by double-digit growth in trade, restaurants and hotels; construction; transport and communication; financial, real estate, and business services; as well as domestic services. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
07:33 GMT

Qatar’s economic growth accelerated at a buoyant 6.2 percent pace in Q3 2013 compared with Q3 2012, according to figures released by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics.

January 4, 2014

An Egyptian policeman tries to extinguish a police vehicle set on fire by Muslim Brotherhood supporters on a ring road in the capital, Cairo, on January 3, 2014. [Getty Images]
14:49 GMT

Egypt summoned the Qatari ambassador in Cairo on Saturday following concerns expressed by the Gulf state over the crackdown on Islamist demonstrators.

December 31, 2013

Egypt has issued a request to the Qatari government that it arrests the Egyptian Al Gamaa Al Islamiya leader Assem Abdel Maged following the ousting of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Here, a Morsi supporter flashes his support for the ousted leader in August. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT

Egypt has issued a request to the Qatari government that it arrests the Egyptian Al Gamaa Al Islamiya leader Assem Abdel Maged following the ousting of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

December 29, 2013

Mad violin playin' MAias Alyamani moves his career along with new album launch. (Image: Facebook)
07:45 GMT

One of the most promising young Arab musicians today, Syrian musician MAias Alyamani has released six albums and will soon celebrate the launch of another at a concert taking place at the Museum of Islamic Art.

Four Gulf states — Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE — agreed in 2012 to provide aid worth a total $5 billion to Morocco in the period 2012-2017.
03:55 GMT

The deal is part of a five-year package of financial assistance extended by four gulf states to help the kingdom weather the 'Arab Spring'

December 24, 2013

Qatar Projects 2014 will focus on Infrastructure & Transport as well as Energy & Utilities (File Archive)
10:21 GMT

Qatar will award contracts amounting to $200 billion until 2030 for construction projects and related development in the tiny Gulf country.

December 23, 2013

Qatar is in the midst of an infrastructure boom. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
07:58 GMT

With more than $200 billion worth of major projects due to be awarded in the years to 2030, Qatar remains one of the three top markets for companies doing business in and with the Middle East region.


"We encourage citizens to take part in this investment and also to await other opportunities in the pipeline," he said.
03:55 GMT

Qatar plans to conduct initial public offers of shares worth 50 billion riyals ($13.7 billion) in its stock market over next 10 years,

December 22, 2013

The offer is likely to attract solid demand, considering the strong performance of the Qatar market.
17:58 GMT

Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Co, a unit of state-owned energy giant Qatar Petroleum, will launch a 3.2 billion-riyal ($880 million) initial public offering of its shares in the local market next month.

December 20, 2013

.Qatar last month said foreign allegations of abuse of migrant workers working on World Cup facilities were “exaggerated” but insisted it took such claims seriously.
09:03 GMT

Qatar last month said foreign allegations of abuse of migrant workers working on World Cup facilities were “exaggerated” but insisted it took such claims seriously.

December 13, 2013

Liverpool Lead Arsenal and English Champions League Sides In Race For PSG Star
00:58 GMT

Since his initial arrival in Paris from Palermo, 24-year-old Argentine attacking midfielder, Javier Pastore had been believed opposed to any type of move that would see him leave the Parisian side.

December 8, 2013

The photo shows Greek Orthodox nuns at the Meriamiah Church in Damascus on December 9, 2012. [alalam]
04:00 GMT

The head of Lebanon's General Security headed to Qatar on Saturday to seek assistance in the case of a group of nuns seized earlier this month in Syria.

December 6, 2013

FIFA to decide on Qatar 2022 World Cup dates in 2014
13:50 GMT

FIFA will take a decision over whether to switch the dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in December 2014.

December 5, 2013

Qatar foreign workers are more frequently using unofficial, off-the-record methods to send money home according to a World Bank report (File Archive)
12:02 GMT

Qatar foreign workers sent nearly $200 million less remittances in 2013.

December 4, 2013

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Tuesday that following the international deal with Iran over its nuclear program, he recently met with an envoy from Qatar in a bid to boost the two sides' relations for the first time since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis. (AFP/File)
05:38 GMT

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Tuesday that following the international deal with Iran over its nuclear program, he recently met with an envoy from Qatar in a bid to boost the two sides' relations.