Qatar

Country Qatar
Capital Doha
Continent Asia
Currency Riyal(QAR)
Languages Arabic

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Ruled by the al-Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Qatari economy was crippled by a continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenues by the Amir, who had ruled the country since 1972. His son, the current Amir HAMAD bin Khalifa al-Thani, overthrew him in a bloodless coup in 1995. In 2001, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. As of 2007, oil and natural gas revenues had enabled Qatar to attain the second-highest per capita income in the world.

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Defence Secretary welcomes Qatari counterpart to UK - GOV.UK

GOV.UK

Defence Secretary welcomes Qatari counterpart to UK
GOV.UK
Gavin Williamson welcomed his counterpart, His Excellency Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, to London. They spoke about the future of the defence relationship, underpinned by the recently agreed partnership on a Joint Typhoon Squadron and Qatar's ...
Combat, trainer jets for Qatar start production in UKGulf Times

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Qatar Airways CEO threatens to leave Oneworld alliance, is still interested in investing in a US carrier - CNBC

CNBC

Qatar Airways CEO threatens to leave Oneworld alliance, is still interested in investing in a US carrier
CNBC
Qatar Airways, a longtime foe of the biggest U.S. carriers, is still considering an investment in an airline in the United States, CEO Akbar Al Baker told reporters at an event in New York on Thursday. Qatar Airways in the summer of 2017 surprisingly ...
Qatar Air CEO Threatens the Airline Could Exit Oneworld 'Soon'Skift
Qatar Airways unlocks free superfast WiFi on selected flightsAustralian Business Traveller

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PM hopes for Qatar's prompt action on 100k jobs offer - The News International

The News International

PM hopes for Qatar's prompt action on 100k jobs offer
The News International
ISLAMABAD: Sheikh Muhammad Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Qatar, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday to convey the felicitations and best wishes of Amir of Qatar on his victory in elections.
Qatar self-sufficient in dairy and fresh poultry productsThe Peninsula Qatar
Prime Minister Khan invites Qatari investors to PakistanDAWN.com
Pakistan offers skilled workforce for 2022 FIFA World Cup to QatarBusiness Recorder
Samaa Digital -Daily Times
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Qatar and Argentina to sign 10 agreements - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar and Argentina to sign 10 agreements
The Peninsula Qatar
DOHA: Aiming to further strengthen bilateral relations, Qatar and Argentina will soon sign 10 agreements. The agreements will cover several sectors such as civil aviation, maritime trade, health, education, environment, and technical cooperation, said ...



Qatar, Malaysia for more - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Qatar, Malaysia for more
Gulf Times
The seminar, moderated by MACC chief Shukri Abdull, discussed the future co-operation in the fields of the rule of law and the fight against corruption. The attorney-general toured the MACC facilities where has was briefed on the mechanism of work of ...



Government 'uncomfortable' with Zuma meeting Qatar emir - Mail and Guardian

Mail and Guardian

Government 'uncomfortable' with Zuma meeting Qatar emir
Mail and Guardian
Diplomatic relations between South Africa and Qatar are strained following a decision by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to meet former president Jacob Zuma last month, despite South Africa's wishes that the meeting not go ahead.



Making history, paving a path, bringing glory to Qatar - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Making history, paving a path, bringing glory to Qatar
Gulf Times
Outside the hustle and bustle of Doha, in a residential compound replete with the usual sounds of kids playing, occasional vehicle driving by, is the training home of Qatar's first pro boxer Sheikh Fahad bin Khalid al-Thani. Kids often try and get a ...



Did President Trump Strong Arm Qatar Into Bailing Out Jared Kushner? - Snopes.com

Snopes.com

Did President Trump Strong Arm Qatar Into Bailing Out Jared Kushner?
Snopes.com
That same day, The Intercept reported that in April 2017, Kushner's father Charles, who runs the family's real estate firm Kushner Companies, had made a direct appeal for financing to Qatari Finance Minister Ali Sharif Al Emadi, which was followed ...

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How a Disgraced Republican Fundraiser Is Exposing Qatar's Shadowy Lobbying Offensive - Mother Jones

Mother Jones

How a Disgraced Republican Fundraiser Is Exposing Qatar's Shadowy Lobbying Offensive
Mother Jones
For more than a year, Qatar has been locked in a diplomatic feud with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other Middle Eastern nations, which blockaded their Persian Gulf neighbor over its close ties to Iran and alleged support for terrorism ...



Mobile radar to monitor 10 Qatar roads (Saturday, October 20, 2018) - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Mobile radar to monitor 10 Qatar roads (Saturday, October 20, 2018)
The Peninsula Qatar
There is one change today in the locations of mobile radars. Instead of Al Wakrah, it is Orbital Highway. Keep an eye on your speedometer to avoid fine and also to reach safe. Here are the locations for the radars today (Saturday, October 20, 2018 ...