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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Qatar Says Hackers Post Fake Comments by Emir - U.S. News & World Report

Washington Post

Qatar Says Hackers Post Fake Comments by Emir
U.S. News & World Report
The comments attributed to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani continued to be carried by media in some other Gulf Arab states, even after Qatar said the report was fake, suggesting renewed strains between Qatar and some of its Gulf Arab neighbors.
Hack, fake story expose real tensions between Qatar, GulfWashington Post
Qatar state news agency 'hacked with fake positive story about Israel and Iran'Telegraph.co.uk
Qatar says State news agency hackedDaily Nation
The New Arab -Daily Mail
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Qatar Needs to Do Its Part - Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)

Qatar Needs to Do Its Part
Foreign Policy (blog)
In this regard, the president would be well-advised to make the tiny emirate of Qatar one of his top priorities — a putative ally, wholly dependent on America for its security, that for more than 20 years has systematically pursued a number of ...



Best Buddies Qatar holds yoga and drama events - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Best Buddies Qatar holds yoga and drama events
The Peninsula Qatar
Within the Primary Schools Program and with the support of Six Senses Spa and Sharq Village & Spa a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Best Buddies Qatar held the closing class of Yoga and Drama Course “Happy Journey” 2016-2017 for its members from the following ...



Qatar realty sustains measured recovery - gulfnews.com

gulfnews.com

Qatar realty sustains measured recovery
gulfnews.com
After going through a difficult period last year that saw residential and office rents falling at least in the prime segment, Qatar kick-started 2017 with increased volume in real estate transactions, signalling a recovery, albeit at a measured pace ...



Qatar Summer Festival to be biggest this year - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar Summer Festival to be biggest this year
The Peninsula Qatar
The upcoming fourth Qatar Summer Festival (QSF) will be the longest and biggest yet, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) said yesterday. To be held under the theme “Colour Your Summer”, the nationwide festival will combine shopping and hotel promotions, live ...

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What Veep got wrong about Qatar (and what it got right) - Doha News

Doha News

What Veep got wrong about Qatar (and what it got right)
Doha News
HBO viewers who have never heard of Qatar learned a little more about the country this week from award-winning American political satire show Veep. But the show's coverage of the Gulf nation left much to be desired. For those who don't regularly watch ...



In Conversation With QDB's CEO Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al- Khalifa - Forbes Middle East

Forbes Middle East

In Conversation With QDB's CEO Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al- Khalifa
Forbes Middle East
QDB was established in 1997 as the Qatar Industrial Development Bank (QIDB) in a fundamental step to expand Qatar's indigenous industrial infrastructure. The aim of the newly-created 100% government-owned developmental organization was to develop ...



Qatar Is Still Abusing World Cup Workers, Per Amnesty International - Vocativ

Vocativ

Qatar Is Still Abusing World Cup Workers, Per Amnesty International
Vocativ
The first stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar opened last week, with most of the coverage centering on the renovated Khalifa Stadium's state-of-the-art cooling system—that was the feature cited in headlines on websites for ESPN FC and the Mirror, ...
The First World Cup 2022 Stadium Has Been Completed In QatarKonbini
Qatar launches first 2022 FIFA World Cup™ stadium five years before tournament in front of sell-out crowdVanguard
Air-conditioned Qatar World Cup stadium readyNew Vision
Doha News -AS English -ArabianBusiness.com
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HSBC Qatar picks up three honours at Euromoney awards - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

HSBC Qatar picks up three honours at Euromoney awards
Gulf Times
HSBC received three major awards at the annual 'Euromoney Awards for Excellence' event held in Dubai recently.

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Qatar coach Fossati names squad for UAE friendly - Gulf Times - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Qatar coach Fossati names squad for UAE friendly - Gulf Times
Gulf Times
Qatar football coach Jorge Fossati named a 16-player squad on Monday for a friendly against the UAE on June 6, the Qatar Football Association (QFA) has.

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