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 signs $8bn Typhoon fighter jet deal with the UK - Aljazeera.com

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Qatar signs $8bn Typhoon fighter jet deal with the UK
Aljazeera.com
Qatar will buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets worth $8bn from the United Kingdom as the Gulf state continues to stock up on high-tech weaponry. The deal between the two countries was signed in Doha by Qatar's Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah ...
BAE Systems announces £5bn deal to supply Typhoon jets to QatarThe Guardian
Qatar buys 24 Eurofighter Typhoon jets in £6bn deal - BBC NewsBBC News
Britain sells 24 Typhoon fighter jets to Qatar in £6billion amid claims Gulf nation supports extremistsThe Sun
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Qatar's dynamic young artists showcased in major Berlin exhibition - The Guardian

The Guardian

Qatar's dynamic young artists showcased in major Berlin exhibition
The Guardian
The largest ever exhibition of contemporary Qatari art has gone on display in Berlin, showcasing a dynamic generation of young artists, at least half of them women, presenting a society in a rapid state of flux. Housed in Kraftwerk, a former East ...



Qatar: Internal reforms consistent with its regional & international positions - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar: Internal reforms consistent with its regional & international positions
The Peninsula Qatar
On November 14, Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani announced that in 2019 Qatar will hold elections for the Shura Council (Consultative Assembly of Qatar) for the first time in the Arabian emirate's history. Speaking before the Shura Council's ...
Ties with Qatar are strong, says Japanese envoyGulf Times
Qatar warns US of 'serious repercussions' over JerusalemDaily Maverick
Sayyid Fahd receives Qatari EmirMuscat Daily

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Qatar - Worth A Second Look - Seeking Alpha

Seeking Alpha

Qatar - Worth A Second Look
Seeking Alpha
Six months into the diplomatic crisis, Qatar has successfully averted a liquidity crisis in its banking system by injecting a large amount of foreign currency deposits into domestic banks. Qatar has defended its currency peg and the speculative spike ...

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Qatar, Britain Finalize Deal for 24 Jet Fighters - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Qatar, Britain Finalize Deal for 24 Jet Fighters
Wall Street Journal
LONDON—The government of Qatar and British weapons maker BAE Systems BAESY -0.23% PLC have finalized a multibillion deal for 24 combat jets, continuing a weapons buying spree by the Middle East country. BAE Systems on Sunday said the two sides have ...



British singer died in Qatar after disability benefits were cut off - The Independent

The Independent

British singer died in Qatar after disability benefits were cut off
The Independent
“She had to go because she could not find any reliable work in England,” her boyfriend Stefan Paunefcu, told Manchester Evening News. “She had been sent from pillar to post over her benefits and it was impossible to live on £20 a week.” Mr Paunefu ...
'Inspirational' Brit singer found dead in Qatar hotel room after benefits cutDaily Star
Friends react after British singer found dead in Qatar hotel roomArab News

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Brit singer, 32, found dead in Qatar hotel room after 'moving abroad for work when her disability benefits were stopped' - The Sun

The Sun

Brit singer, 32, found dead in Qatar hotel room after 'moving abroad for work when her disability benefits were stopped'
The Sun
A BRITISH singer who spent years battling epilepsy and a brain tumour has died after travelling to Qatar for work after her disability benefits were axed in England. Tragic mum-of-one Daniella Obeng, 32, was found dead in her room at Doha's ...

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Fencing: Sang-young, Besbes eye title glory in Qatar - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Fencing: Sang-young, Besbes eye title glory in Qatar
The Peninsula Qatar
Olympic champion Park Sang-young and defending champion Sarra Besbes will be eyeing the men's and women's titles respectively as stage is set for the marathon finals day of the prestigious Qatar Fencing Grand Prix in Doha today. The first two days at ...

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Qatar Airways partners in National Energy and Water Conservation Initiative - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Qatar Airways partners in National Energy and Water Conservation Initiative
Gulf Times
Kahramaa president Essa bin Hilal al-Kuwari said, “Kahramaa, through Tarsheed, is pleased to cooperate with Qatar Airways and HIA in terms of conservation and energy efficiency. We are working together towards achieving the four pillars of the Qatar ...

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Al-Sada leads Qatar delegation to OAPEC meet in Kuwait - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Al-Sada leads Qatar delegation to OAPEC meet in Kuwait
Gulf Times
HE Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada (third left) with the other dignitaries who attended the 99th Ministerial Meeting of the OAPEC in Kuwait yesterday. Text Size: A A A. Qatar's delegation to the 99th Ministerial Meeting of the Organisation of Arab ...

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