Qatar

January 28, 2015

The redevelopment of the former West India Docks, which traded in everything from tobacco to bananas, was championed by 1980s Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
13:39 GMT

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and partner launched a 350 pence-a-share offer direct to Songbird shareholders in December, hoping to add a financial district rivaling the City of London to landmarks already in its portfoli

“The strong Gulf investment in the UAE property market has been attributed to their high confidence in the growth continuity of this sector,” she noted.
10:05 GMT

Qataris emerged the largest buyers of the property in neighbouring Dubai, UAE, with a per capita investment of Dh9.37 million ($2.55 million).

January 27, 2015

The company stated that the project features residential components, including villas, townhouses and apartments.
15:49 GMT

Tourism Development Authority (TDA) has received approvals from the Egyptian Ministry of Defence, allowing Qatari Diar (QD) to implement its tourism project.

January 25, 2015

Grace poses with the winners trophy after the final round of the Qatar Masters golf competition
16:35 GMT

South African golfer Branden Grace won the Qatar Masters in Doha on Saturday to become the first player to win multiple events in the 2015 Race to Dubai.

January 21, 2015

Fahad al-Kubaisi loves what he does. (Image: cropped from Facebook for formatting purposes)
13:15 GMT

Fahad Al-Kubaisi has clearly made it to the big leagues of music as he takes the stage the night before Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani are set to perform.

January 18, 2015

"There should be a wide range of penalties to use (against employers) including financial penalties and criminal sentences."
04:55 GMT

Qatar is considering imposing penalties against firms that fail to pay migrant workers on time, one of the biggest complaints voiced by rights groups against companies in the Gulf state.

January 17, 2015

Crocodile Dutchie: Robben pulls off bite prank
17:58 GMT

The Bayern forward fooled reporters that an exotic predator tried to take a chunk out of him in Qatar, when in reality he had just picked up a knock in training

January 16, 2015

The US and ally effort to train and equip Syrian moderate rebels is part of a larger campaign to push back advances by Daesh in Iraq and Syria, where so far US-led coalition forces have been carrying out airstrikes against the group since last September.  (AFP/File)
18:38 GMT

The US has announced plans to send 400 military trainers to hosting sites Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, a US Defense Department officer said Friday.

January 15, 2015

Prices have slumped almost 60 percent since June. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, was down another 82 cents to $47 a barrel in London on Wednesday.
04:55 GMT

Shell, Europe's largest oil producer, and Qatar Petroleum say they are scrapping a planned petrochemicals project in the Gulf nation amid falling energy prices.

January 13, 2015

Qatar Stars 1-4 Bayern Munich: Ruthless Bavarians show gulf in class
20:42 GMT

Pep Guardiola's men were as impeccable as ever in a money-spinning friendly in the oil-rich nation, with youngster Mitchell Weiser starring by bagging a double

Winter conditions hit Lebanon's refugees hard last week, with inadequate clothing and shelter leaving many ill-equipped. (AFP/File)
18:46 GMT

More than one thousand Syrian families in Lebanon's Akkar were given emergency winter aid by a Qatari delegation Tuesday, according to country's state news agency.

January 12, 2015

Michael Laudrup
15:38 GMT

Tuesday's friendly match between Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich and Qatar Stars Team is expected to be thrilling and also an important fixture in the team's schedule according to Matthias Sammer, sports director of the five-time Champions League winner.

January 11, 2015

Ferrer poses with his trophy after winning the Qatar's ExxonMobil Open next to David Beckham (L) and head of Qatari Tennis Federation Nasser al-Khulaifi (R)
07:20 GMT

Spanish tennis ace David Ferrer's record of winning an ATP title each year since 2010 remained unbeaten as he grabbed a straight set win over Tomas Berdych in the Qatar Open final.

January 10, 2015

Dante signs autographs for fans
13:46 GMT

@FCBayernEN Lots of fans have turned up for autographs from @esmuellert_ & @dante_bonfim at the VW showroom. #VolkswagenCampQatar

David Ferrer
05:32 GMT

Fourth-seeded David Ferrer cruised into the tournament decider showdown as he beat Croatian opponent Ivo Karlovic in a pulsating three set thriller during their semifinal clash at the Qatar Open in Doha.