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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To Elvis, from Qatar, with love - The Commercial Appeal

The Commercial Appeal

To Elvis, from Qatar, with love
The Commercial Appeal
"My goal in life is to spread Elvis in the Middle East," said Lisa Bseiso (pronounced bih-SEE-so), founder of "The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Qatar," the rare Elvis organization based in an Islamic nation. More, "the power of Elvis Presley can ...

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Saudi Arabia to open border with Qatar to let pilgrims attend hajj - The Guardian

The Guardian

Saudi Arabia to open border with Qatar to let pilgrims attend hajj
The Guardian
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the reopening of the land border with Qatar to facilitate the annual hajj pilgrimage, according to state media, in the first signs of a thaw in the region's worst diplomatic crisis in years. The Salwa border ...
Saudi Arabia's King Salman orders Qatar border be reopened to Mecca pilgrims: ReportsThe Indian Express
Qatar's growth prospects dim as Saudi-led boycott takes tollThe Australian Financial Review
Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to HajjAljazeera.com
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Qatar tried to overthrow govt.: Bahrain - The Hindu

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Qatar tried to overthrow govt.: Bahrain
The Hindu
Bahrain's state television on Wednesday accused Qatar of attempting to overthrow the government in Manama, upping the stakes in a crisis that has seen Doha isolated. Bahrain Television aired a report which claimed that Qatar was behind anti-government ...
Bahrain state TV accuses Qatar of fomenting unrestBBC News
Qatar plotted with Al Wefaq to destablise Bahraingulfnews.com
Bahraini state TV accuses Qatar of coup attemptPress TV
The National -Al-Arabiya
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Resolving the Qatar crisis - Washington Times

Resolving the Qatar crisis
Washington Times
Qatar's role in undermining the stability of the Sunni Islamic world is undisputed, and is on a par with that of Iran. Qatar has used the Doha-based Al Jazeera media network to conduct a propaganda war against its Sunni rivals, and also provided ...

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Gulf boycott of Qatar spreads to banks - Financial Times

Financial Times

Gulf boycott of Qatar spreads to banks
Financial Times
Companies with business ties to Arab Gulf states have found themselves in an uncomfortable position as a result of a trade boycott of Qatar by four regional Arab states, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Now it appears that global banks are feeling ...



Judge Qatar by the tone of its voice - The National

The National

Judge Qatar by the tone of its voice
The National
Does Qatar have any interest in resolving the crisis it has provoked in the region? Its conduct leaves us in no doubt as to its intentions. Doha's behaviour has gone from bad to worse since the Arab quartet – Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt ...

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Bahrain says Qatar's media is making diplomatic crisis worse - The National

The National

Bahrain says Qatar's media is making diplomatic crisis worse
The National
Bahrain's information minister has condemned what he called “the subversive” role of Qatar's media in the ongoing diplomatic crisis. The minister, Ali bin Mohammed Al Rumaihi, accused Al Jazeera of targeting Bahrain with fake news and hundreds of ...

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Milaha launches Qatar-Kuwait feeder service - TradeWinds (subscription)

The Peninsula Qatar

Milaha launches Qatar-Kuwait feeder service
TradeWinds (subscription)
Qatari shipowner Milaha has launched the first ever direct feeder service between its home country and Kuwait. The weekly service, which will run between Qatar's Hamad Port and Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait, will use a 515-teu vessel with 50 reefer plugs.
Qatar shipper Milaha launches Kuwait serviceThe Peninsula Qatar
Qatar shipper Milaha launches Kuwait service amid regional diplomatic crisisZawya

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Qatar partners with US firm to combat terror financing - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar partners with US firm to combat terror financing
The Peninsula Qatar
Qatar's National Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC) has engaged with the Financial Integrity Network (FIN), based in Washington DC, as its principal strategic adviser for enhancing Doha's Anti-Money Laundering and ...

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Qatar Pares Credit Suisse Stake - finews.asia

finews.asia

Qatar Pares Credit Suisse Stake
finews.asia
Credit Suisse's largest shareholder, Qatar, has lowered its stake in the Swiss bank. The oil-rich emirate is selling lucrative securities it has held since the financial crisis. Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has been the Zurich-based bank's biggest ...
Qatar's sovereign fund plans major new investmentsGulf Times
Qatar Investment Authority to announce new investments soonThe Peninsula Qatar

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