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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May's 'global Britain' gets boost as Qatar looks at £5bn investment - The Guardian

The Guardian

May's 'global Britain' gets boost as Qatar looks at £5bn investment
The Guardian
The Qatari prime minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, said in a statement released during the Qatar-UK trade and investment conference: “Over the next three to five years Qatar will invest £5bn in the UK economy through various ...
Qatari finance minister reveals his country will invest £5bn in UK in further boost to the post-Brexit economyThe Sun
Qatar to invest £5bn in UK infrastructure over the next three to five years - despite BrexitThe Independent
Qatar Diversifies Into IT, Plans Silicon Valley OfficeOilPrice.com
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Qatar 0-4 England U18s - The FA

The FA

Qatar 0-4 England U18s
The FA
The Young Lions dominated possession during the early exchanges, but created little in the way of clear-cut chances. Nketiah went close with a mazy run before seeing his shot blocked, while the imposing George Hirst was also lively. At the other end ...



Octavio Zambrano visits Qatar, already planning strategy to get back for World Cup - Nanaimo News NOW (press release)

Octavio Zambrano visits Qatar, already planning strategy to get back for World Cup
Nanaimo News NOW (press release)
Just days into his job as head coach of Canadian men's national team program, Octavio Zambrano finds himself in Qatar — site of the 2022 World Cup and hopefully his team's ultimate destination. The 59-year-old from Ecuador is at the beginning of his ...

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Qatar Air Chief Accelerates India Push, Plans New Routes to U.K. ... - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Qatar Air Chief Accelerates India Push, Plans New Routes to U.K. ...
Bloomberg
Qatar Airways Ltd. may order 100 new jetliners before the end of this year to power its push into India and also plans to announce two new routes to the U.K. ...

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Qatar Airways Chief Says Laptop Ban Not Designed to Hurt Gulf Carriers - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

Qatar Airways Chief Says Laptop Ban Not Designed to Hurt Gulf Carriers
U.S. News & World Report
FILE PHOTO: A Qatar Airways aircraft is seen at a runway of the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens, Greece, May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File Photo Reuters. By Tom Finn. LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar Airways' chief executive ...

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Mattis, Qatari Counterpart Pledge Continued Cooperation - Department of Defense

Department of Defense

Mattis, Qatari Counterpart Pledge Continued Cooperation
Department of Defense
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah met at the Pentagon today, with both defense leaders expressing the wish that the strong relationship between their nations will ...

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Qatar Solar Tech starts polysilicon production - Renewable - Renewables Now (subscription)

Renewables Now (subscription)

Qatar Solar Tech starts polysilicon production - Renewable
Renewables Now (subscription)
March 27 (Renewables Now) - Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) has started polysilicon production at its manufacturing facility at Ras Laffan Industrial City.

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Qatar has agreed to invest £5bn into the UK economy over the next five years - City A.M.

City A.M.

Qatar has agreed to invest £5bn into the UK economy over the next five years
City A.M.
Qatar is to invest a total of £5bn into the British economy by 2022, the Middle Eastern state's finance minister has declared. The new cash is expected to be directed towards infrastructure, energy, technology and real estate projects. Finance minister ...

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Qatar ready for key Uzbekistan test - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar ready for key Uzbekistan test
The Peninsula Qatar
Qatar will be looking for a positive result when they take on Uzbekistan in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying game at Bunyodkor Stadium in Tashkent today. Coach Jorge Fossati says a tough task awaits his boys. "The game, as has been the case in this ...
Qatar praying for miracle as they take on UzbeksGulf Times

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SA's Brad Binder tackles Moto2 in Qatar | Wheels24 - Wheels24

Wheels24

SA's Brad Binder tackles Moto2 in Qatar | Wheels24
Wheels24
Qatar - Brad Binder, making his debut in the Moto2 class of the MotoGP World Championship, finished 20th at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar and gained ...
SIC Racing rider nails maiden top 10 finish at Qatar GP - Motorsport ...The Star Online
Moto2 Qatar: Maiden victory for dominant Morbidelli in Dohacrash.net
Magnificent Morbidelli starts 2017 season in styleThe Peninsula Qatar
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