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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Government asks Qatar to start airline in India - Livemint

Livemint

Government asks Qatar to start airline in India
Livemint
New Delhi. The civil aviation ministry has asked the Qatar government, which runs Qatar Airways, to start an airline in India and participate in the country's growth story. The request to Qatar was made during bilateral negotiations between the two ...

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Alex Noren – the man to beat in Qatar - Betting.betfair

Betting.betfair

Alex Noren – the man to beat in Qatar
Betting.betfair
First staged in 1998, and won by Sky Sports golf pundit, Andrew Coltart, the Qatar Masters is the middle leg of the European Tour's Desert Swing. This will be the 20th edition and it's a real shame that Branden Grace, who's won the tournament in each ...
20th Commercial Bank Qatar Masters previewGolf Monthly
Thomas Aiken has major claim in Commercial Bank Qatar Masters as Callum Shinkwin leads English chargeMirror.co.uk
Bjorn praises Qatar's growth as champions return for 20th CBQMGulf Times
The Peninsula Qatar -Golficity (blog) -Golfshake
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Qatar ranked 2nd among 50 EMs for best business climate - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Qatar ranked 2nd among 50 EMs for best business climate
Gulf Times
Qatar has been ranked second among the 50 emerging markets (EM) for the best business climate or market compatibility, according to findings in the 2017 Agility EM Logistics Index. The UAE was ranked first within the market compatibility sub-index ...

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Qatar's sporting ambitions hailed - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar's sporting ambitions hailed
The Peninsula Qatar
Al Kass Cup is another great Qatari initiative,” said the German Ambassador Hans-Udo Muzel in a statement. On the sideline of the tournament, the German Embassy in Doha organised two get-together events between the German Youth football teams and ...



France 2017: Qatar eliminate Germany in last 16 - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

France 2017: Qatar eliminate Germany in last 16
Deutsche Welle
After coasting through the group stage, Germany fell at the hands of Qatar in the last 16, losing 21-20 on Sunday. Raffael Capote (pictured above, left) was the hero for Qatar, scoring nine goals in the game. His last was his best as it put Qatar up 21 ...
Qatar fancy title chances after ousting GermanyGulf Times
Qatar ready for Slovenia testThe Peninsula Qatar
Qatar beat Germany in last minute goal shockAl-Arabiya
ArabianBusiness.com
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New photos reveal OMA's completed Qatar Foundation Headquarters - Dezeen

Dezeen

New photos reveal OMA's completed Qatar Foundation Headquarters
Dezeen
OMA's new headquarters building for the Qatar Foundation in Doha is revealed for the first time in these exclusive photographs.
OMA-designed Qatar Foundation unveiled in new photos - CurbedCurbed

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Updated UK travel advice says 'attacks in Qatar are likely' - Doha News

Doha News

Updated UK travel advice says 'attacks in Qatar are likely'
Doha News
The British government has updated its travel advice for Qatar this week, saying terrorist attacks in the country are now “likely” and “could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.” The same information has been posted on the UK ...



Qatar Year in Review 2016 - Zawya

Zawya

Qatar Year in Review 2016
Zawya
Ongoing state initiatives include easing regulations for Qatar's largely migrant workforce, something that has become a point of contention in recent years. In mid-December, the government announced that it had lifted the controversial kafala ...



'Smart Qatar Zone' to debut at 'Qitcom 2017' - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

'Smart Qatar Zone' to debut at 'Qitcom 2017'
Gulf Times
The MoTC said the 'Smart Qatar Zone' will demonstrate the application of smart solutions and services to five key sectors of the economy selected for their contribution to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030: transport, environment, health, sports ...



Kuwaiti FM to visit Tehran over Iran-Gulf ties - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Kuwaiti FM to visit Tehran over Iran-Gulf ties
The Peninsula Qatar
Shiite Iran and the mainly Sunni Arab monarchies of the Gulf led by Saudi Arabia are bitter regional rivals, at odds over a range of issues including the wars in Syria and Yemen. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) groups Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi ...

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