Qatar

January 22, 2014

Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup and the UK has offered to train and offer expertise to Qatari planners for the world class event (Courtesy of Wikimedia)
12:00 GMT

The United Kingdom will offer its expertise on hosting world sporting events to Qatar for its highly-anticipated hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

January 20, 2014

Qatar’s tight rental market has made it the most expensive country to live in the GCC, Arabian Business comprehensive analysis on the cost of living in the region reported.
03:55 GMT

The Cost of Living Report (CLR) noted that in a like-for-like comparison of seven measures, Qatar came out the most expensive overall, followed by the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait.

January 16, 2014

HIA and Airport City span 29 square kilometers, 60 per cent on land reclaimed from the Arabian Gulf
21:30 GMT

Qatar’s delayed Hamad International Airport (HIA) is scheduled for a phased opening by mid-2014, a senior official confirmed.

January 12, 2014

Qatar to help Iran to develop its share of the world’s biggest gas field so both countries can reap the maximum long-term rewards, sources at state-run Qatar Petroleum (QP) say.
18:02 GMT

The giant gas field beneath the waters of the Gulf, which Iran calls South Pars and Qatar calls the North Field, accounts for nearly all of the tiny Gulf state’s gas output, and around 60 per cent of its export revenues.

January 6, 2014

In a bid to develop local talent, Qatar has also introduced various hospitality programmes at Stenden University Qatar.
17:07 GMT

According to QTA, there are currently 81 hotels in Qatar with 110 under construction. Upon completion, they are expected to add around 18,931 rooms to the hospitality sector, which is expected to boost job creation.

January 5, 2014

Nadal makes winning start to 2014 by clinching Qatar Open title
18:09 GMT

World number one Rafael Nadal has made a winning start to the new year by clinching the Qatar Open on Saturday following his 6-1, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 over France's Gael Monfils.

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.