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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Samuel Eto'o: Qatar Sports Club announce signing of former Barcelona player - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Samuel Eto'o: Qatar Sports Club announce signing of former Barcelona player
BBC Sport
Former Cameroon captain Samuel Eto'o has signed for Qatar Sports Club. The Qatari top-flight club announced the signing on their Twitter account, saying they would hold a "press conference to present the international star Samuel Eto'o" on Tuesday.
Eto'o signs for Qatar league sideSportstarlive
Samuel Eto'o signs for Qatar league sideVanguard

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The Blockade on Qatar Opens the Door for Competition - STRATFOR

The Blockade on Qatar Opens the Door for Competition
STRATFOR
Because Qatar has so far weathered the blockade against it without conceding to the demands of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, the standoff will probably continue indefinitely. The United States' neutrality in the dispute has ...



Qatar expresses solidarity with Jordan - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Qatar expresses solidarity with Jordan
Gulf Times
The Amir expressed Qatar's solidarity with Jordan and its support for any measures taken to protect its security and stability, wishing the wounded a speedy recovery. HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa ...

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Walk in the park as Qatar beat Malaysia 64-11 - Gulf Times

Free Malaysia Today

Walk in the park as Qatar beat Malaysia 64-11
Gulf Times
Qatar began their campaign in the Asian Games handball tournament with a walk-in-the-park victory over Malaysia in their opening group A game yesterday. The defending Asian Games champions and three-times Asian Cup winners were expecting an easy ...
Qatar thump Malaysia in openerThe Peninsula Qatar
Asian Games: Qatar thrashes Malaysia in men's handball matchFree Malaysia Today

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Qatar face Thailand in Asian Games opening match today - Gulf Times - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Qatar face Thailand in Asian Games opening match today - Gulf Times
Gulf Times
Qatar 's Under-23 football team will kick off their campaign at the Asian Games today, with a match against Thailand. Al Anabi, who are in Group B, will play.
Qatar Airways appointed Asian Games official airline - Business ...Jakarta Post
Qatar Airways backs Asian GamesSportBusiness
No fearing Qatar, says Thai coachBangkok Post

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Qatar on track to receive Apaches from 2019 - IHS Jane's 360

IHS Jane's 360

Qatar on track to receive Apaches from 2019
IHS Jane's 360
Qatar first requested the Apache helicopters in July 2012. Weapons requested in the original Foreign Military Sales notification included AGM-114R Hellfire laser-guided missiles, FIM-92H Stinger missiles with air-to-air launchers, and 70 mm Hydra ...



More Korean companies to operate in Qatar: envoy - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

More Korean companies to operate in Qatar: envoy
Gulf Times
More Korean companies are expected to come to Qatar in the lead up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup and beyond, all aimed at contributing to the country's development, according to South Korea's new ambassador, Kim Chang-mo. “After the blockade last year, ...
Huge potential to enhance Qatar-Korea tiesThe Peninsula Qatar

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Gambling haven Macau to topple Qatar as the richest place on Earth by 2020 - Moneycontrol.com

Moneycontrol.com

Gambling haven Macau to topple Qatar as the richest place on Earth by 2020
Moneycontrol.com
Macau which is also known as the gambling capital of the world will topple Qatar as world's richest place in 2020, data released by the International Monetary Fund estimates. According to IMF's projections, the per capita gross-domestic-product of ...
Macau Set To Overtake Qatar As World's Richest Place By 2020India Times
Macau to displace Qatar as world's richest place by 2020NewsBytes

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Qatar hoopsters to clash with Hong Kong - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Qatar hoopsters to clash with Hong Kong
Gulf Times
Qatar captain Mohamed Yousuf has exuded confidence his team have the resources to beat Hong Kong today in their opening match of the Asian Games basketball competition. “We do not have an easy game against Hong Kong. We respect them but we are ...

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Locations of the eight roads in Qatar with mobile radars (Tuesday, August 14, 2018) - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Locations of the eight roads in Qatar with mobile radars (Tuesday, August 14, 2018)
The Peninsula Qatar
There are two changes today in the locations of mobile radars. Instead of Al Refaa and University Road, it is F Ring Road and Al Wakrah. Keep an eye on your speedometer to avoid fine and also to reach safe. Here are the locations for the radars today ...