Qatar

August 29, 2013

Abe is on a six-day trip through Thursday that has taken him to Bahrain, Kuwait, Djibouti and Qatar.
12:09 GMT

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said his country and Qatar have agreed to build a “partnership for stability and prosperity” and the three agreements signed during his current visit to Doha will further enhance the already strong bilateral relationship.

August 28, 2013

 Barcelona, Qatar Airways kick off partnership
16:13 GMT

Qatar Airways officially launched the start of its three-year partnership with FC Barcelona (FCB) at an event held on Tuesday at the club’s Camp Nou stadium.

Qatar Airways will work with FC Barcelona to create joint initiatives and will especially focus on connecting with the club's fans and also with underprivileged children to spread the love of the game to all corners of the globe, it added.
11:35 GMT

Addressing the media, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker, said: "The joining of FCB and Qatar Airways is truly history in the making. It is the first time we enter into such a landmark, significant sports partnership."

August 22, 2013

 Raul to lead Al Sadd against Real
15:17 GMT

Spanish legend Raul Gonzalez will lead his Al Sadd Sports Club in a glamour friendly against Real Madrid to contest the 35th edition of the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy in Madrid on Thursday.

August 20, 2013

Total state spending came in slightly below the initial plan of 178.6 billion riyals for the fiscal year that ended in March.
07:33 GMT

This is the first time that the government’s annual spending undershot its budget plan since 1990 – a sign of the difficulties which Qatar is having in pushing forward huge and complex infrastructure projects.

August 18, 2013

The formal framework of the Central Bank’s policy remains unchanged with the exchange rate fixed at QAR 3.64/$1.
15:47 GMT

"The riyal's (QAR) peg to the dollar is the cornerstone of the country's monetary policy," The Peninsula newspaper reports the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) as stating.

August 12, 2013

The latest addition to LVMH’s growing portfolio of five-star hotels consists of 39 rooms, suites and villas and was bought for an undisclosed sum.
10:04 GMT

LVMH Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, the French luxury goods conglomerate part owned by Qatar, has expanded its hospitality division.

July 30, 2013

Ex-Premier League footballer dies after `hot and humid` Qatar match
12:29 GMT

A former Premier League footballer has died a day after playing a match for a Qatari club, according to his team.

July 29, 2013

The occupancy rate of hotels in Qatar rose 67 percent during the second quarter of this year
08:55 GMT

Qatar Tourism Authority announced that the tourism sector has realized a strong growth during the second quarter of this year compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

July 25, 2013

The QE index is approaching major psychological resistance at 10,000 points
12:55 GMT

Qatari stocks gained 0.2% to 9,672 points to hit a fresh 58-month high yesterday.

Egyptian supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi read the Koran, Islam's holy book, and pray (AFP/FAYEZ NURELDINE)
11:12 GMT

Prominent Egyptian cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s Sunni organization told Egyptians not to respond to Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s call for pro-military demonstrations, reported AFP.

July 24, 2013

CAIRO, EGYPT - JULY 12: Mohamed Morsi masks are displayed for sale at the base for supporters of ousted president Morsi on the third day of Ramadan, the sacred holy month for Muslims where many will fast from sun-up to sun-down on July 12, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. ( Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
13:39 GMT

A Qatar foreign ministry official says continued detention of deposed President Morsi detrimental to Egypt's stability.

July 23, 2013

Qatar’s initial talks to buy DEA are unlikely to proceed quickly
10:55 GMT

A state-owned Qatari entity has held initial talks with German utility RWE about buying its DEA oil and gas exploration and production unit.

July 22, 2013

I have no reason to leave PSG, says Ibrahimovic
22:11 GMT

The 31-year-old insists there is no truth to the rumours that he is on his way out of the Parc des Princes and is excited to begin his partnership with Edinson Cavani

July 15, 2013

The combined annual production of 2 billion cubic feet (bcf) at the Helium 1 and 2 plants will help meet around 25 per cent of current global demand
13:55 GMT

Qatar has now become the world’s largest exporter and second largest producer of liquid helium with the launch of production at the new plant of RasGas Company, said the country’s energy minister.