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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Iranian indoor field hockey team thrashes Qatar in Asian Cup - Press TV

Press TV

Iranian indoor field hockey team thrashes Qatar in Asian Cup
Press TV
The Iranian men's national indoor field hockey team has maintained its winning streak at the 7th edition of the Asian Cup, and recorded a resounding victory against the host country Qatar. On Tuesday evening, the Iranian indoor hockey players trounced ...

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Iraq holding Qatar hunting party's ransom money: PM - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Iraq holding Qatar hunting party's ransom money: PM
Daily Mail
Iraq is holding hundreds of millions of dollars Qatari negotiators had brought to Baghdad as ransom money for the release of kidnapped hunters, the prime minister said Tuesday. A hunting party consisting of 24 Qataris and two Saudis kidnapped in ...
Abadi: Iraqi government is 'holding' Qatari ransom moneyThe New Arab

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Qatar World Cup workers get nutrition health checks | Daily Mail ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Qatar World Cup workers get nutrition health checks | Daily Mail ...
Daily Mail
As many as 1000 Qatar World Cup construction workers are receiving health checks as part of a pilot programme agreed between the 2022 tournament ...
Qatar World Cup workers get nutrition health checksThe Peninsula Qatar

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SpiceJet CMD explains why Qatar Airways entering India is a bad idea - Business Standard

Business Standard

SpiceJet CMD explains why Qatar Airways entering India is a bad idea
Business Standard
As the government rolls out the regional connectivity scheme, SpiceJet's Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh spoke to Anjuli Bhargava on how they ...

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Seven things to do in Qatar this weekend (April 26-29) - Doha News

Doha News

Seven things to do in Qatar this weekend (April 26-29)
Doha News
The event is considered Qatar's most popular exhibition of abayas and traditional Arabic attire. This year, it will host Gulf-based designers as they show off their abayas, kaftans, jalabiyas, veils and gown designs. Accessories, belts, bags and shoes ...

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TABLE-Qatar Q1 earnings estimates - Times of India

TABLE-Qatar Q1 earnings estimates
Times of India
COMMERCIAL BANK OF QATAR - Following are first-quarter net profit estimates for Commercial Bank of Qatar in millions of riyals. Q1 2017 %change EFG Hermes 237.92 -17.42 SICO Bahrain 167.00 -42.04 QNB Financial Services 223.23 -22.52 Average ...

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Secretary Mattis: Time To Get Tough On Qatar - Forbes

Forbes

Secretary Mattis: Time To Get Tough On Qatar
Forbes
What Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis didn't say... is echoing across the Middle East tonight. Earlier today, April 22, Mattis met with Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Qatar's Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah in Doha. In a ...
The Two Faces of Qatar, a Dubious Mideast Ally - WSJWall Street Journal (subscription)

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Qatar to study health and diet of its World Cup workers - Doha News - Doha News

Doha News

Qatar to study health and diet of its World Cup workers - Doha News
Doha News
World Cup organizers are teaming up with medical experts in Qatar to examine and better understand the health of their workers. Some 1,000 employees are ...

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Qatar Airways plans increase in Bangkok service to five daily non-stop flights - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar Airways plans increase in Bangkok service to five daily non-stop flights
The Peninsula Qatar
The MoU was signed by Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Ehab Amin, in the presence of Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker and TAT's Deputy Governor for International Marketing, Europe, Africa, Middle East ...
Qatar Airways to add fifth daily flight to Thai capital from June 1Gulf Times

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Qatar Investment Authority to hold majority stake in India airline JV - VCCircle

VCCircle

Qatar Investment Authority to hold majority stake in India airline JV
VCCircle
Qatar Airways will finalise a long-negotiated agreement to buy 49 percent of Italy's Meridiana in the coming days, and soon apply with Qatar's sovereign wealth fund to start an Indian airline. Qatar Airways will sign the agreement with Italy's second ...
Qatar Airways plans new San Francisco route despite US uncertaintyUSA TODAY
Qatar Airways Announces 12 New Destinations to Start in 2018Fortune
Cardiff Airport unveils Qatar Airways flightsBBC News
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