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 Airways says 'inappropriate images were old, staff sacked ... - Stuff.co.nz

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Qatar Airways says 'inappropriate images were old, staff sacked ...
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The airline is the latest to come under fire when "inappropriate" photos taken by its staff surfaced online.

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Qatar set to kick off 2017 MXGP season at Losail - The Peninsula Qatar

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Qatar set to kick off 2017 MXGP season at Losail
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(From left) MXGP riders Antonio Cairoli, Kevin Strijbos, Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) President Abdulrahman Al Mannai, FIM Europe President Dr. Wolfgang Srb, Tim Gajser, Giuseppe Luongo, Jeffrey Herlings, FIM Motocross Commission ...
Race Control: GP of QatarMX Vice

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Infantino praises progress on Qatar 2022 worker conditions - FourFourTwo

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Infantino praises progress on Qatar 2022 worker conditions
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino concedes work on improving the welfare of workers preparing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be "never finished" but is pleased by the progress made. World football's governing body has come under sustained criticism ...
Legacy is the key to Qatar 2022: FIFA chief InfantinoGulf Times

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Qatar Rugby Sevens team ready for Asian battle - The Peninsula Qatar

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Qatar Rugby Sevens team ready for Asian battle
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Qatar national Rugby Sevens team, a blend of experienced and young talent is itching to deliver the goods at next month's Asia Rugby Sevens Trophy to be held in Doha. Players from all the domestic clubs were invited to the national teams trials and ...

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Huge demand for scuba diving courses in Qatar - The Peninsula Qatar

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Huge demand for scuba diving courses in Qatar
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“Like in many parts of the world, more people in Qatar especially young Qataris are becoming interested in scuba diving and in exploring Qatar's marine life. Most Qataris in general have a penchant for scuba diving because Qatar is a peninsula,” Khaled ...

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Qatar-Turkey JV wins contract for upcoming World Cup stadium ... - Doha News

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Qatar-Turkey JV wins contract for upcoming World Cup stadium ...
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Qatar's World Cup organizers have awarded the main construction contract for one of their final tournament stadiums. The Al Thumama stadium will be built by a ...
Qatar World Cup awards seventh main construction contract ...SportsPro Media
Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup Confirms Construction ContractorConstruction Equipment Guide
Turkish-Qatari joint venture wins one of last 2022 World Cup stadiumsGCR
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Qatar: Qatar's Ooredoo posts flat Q4 profit - Times of India - Times of India

Qatar: Qatar's Ooredoo posts flat Q4 profit - Times of India
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DUBAI, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Qatari telecom operator Ooredoo reported a flat fourth-quarter net profit as currency depreciations in North Africa dented revenue.

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Qatar takes part in Somali president's inauguration ceremony - The Peninsula Qatar

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Qatar takes part in Somali president's inauguration ceremony
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Mogadishu: The State of Qatar participated in the inaugural ceremony of President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo as new President of the Federal Republic of Somalia which was attended by a number of Heads of State, senior officials ...

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Qatari investments in France touch $20bn: Envoy - The Peninsula ... - The Peninsula Qatar

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Qatari investments in France touch $20bn: Envoy - The Peninsula ...
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Expressing satisfaction over expanding relations between France and Qatar, French ambassador to Qatar Eric Chevallier has said that as many as 120 French ...

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A peek inside Qatar's 'gas capital of the world', Energy ... - THE BUSINESS TIMES

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A peek inside Qatar's 'gas capital of the world', Energy ...
THE BUSINESS TIMES
Perched on a northern tip of Qatar, about an hour's drive from the gleaming capital Doha and at the end of "Route 77", stands the secretive city of Ras Laffan.

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