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's leader denounces 'unjust siege' - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Qatar's leader denounces 'unjust siege'
Aljazeera.com
"We conveyed that Qatar is ready to conduct a dialogue to solve the problem as we already know that no one will win," Sheikh Tamim told reporters after meeting with Widodo at the state palace in Bogor, outside the capital Jakarta. "We are all ...
Saudi Arabia accused of bid to destabilize Qatar leadershipCNBC
Qatar's leader urges end to trade embargo, calls for talksNews & Observer
Qatar Emir in Indonesia to boost investments, tradeThe Straits Times
Jakarta Post -Al-Arabiya
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Qatar's wealth fund brings $20bn home to ease impact of embargo - Financial Times

Financial Times

Qatar's wealth fund brings $20bn home to ease impact of embargo
Financial Times
Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has brought more than $20bn back onshore to cushion the impact of a regional embargo imposed on the Gulf state. Ali Shareef al-Emadi, Qatar's finance minister, told the Financial Times that Qatar Investment Authority ...



Gallery: Futuristic 2022 Qatar WC Stadiums - Soccer Laduma

Soccer Laduma

Gallery: Futuristic 2022 Qatar WC Stadiums
Soccer Laduma
With the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar just five years away, here are some designs for the futuristic stadiums that are planned for the tournament. Click through the gallery above to see some designs of Qatar's planned World Cup stadiums. The Local ...
TV rights scandal looms over Qatar WCThe Manila Times
Qatar Expect 1.5mn Fans for 2022 World CupAl-Bawaba

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Qatar's branch campuses create first joint programme - Times Higher Education (THE)

Times Higher Education (THE)

Qatar's branch campuses create first joint programme
Times Higher Education (THE)
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, Texas A&M University at Qatar and Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar have co-designed a new course that is set to launch in January and would be open to any Education City student in their ...



Qatar sets sights on Asia after diplomatic blockade - The Straits Times

Qatar sets sights on Asia after diplomatic blockade
The Straits Times
Following the blockade of Qatar by major Arab nations four months ago, the oil and gas-rich state has turned its attention to Asia in the hope of attracting more investments, especially from the private sector. A top Qatari official yesterday also gave ...

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CentCom Still Planning Joint Exercises in Mideast Despite Qatar Dispute - DoD Buzz

DoD Buzz

CentCom Still Planning Joint Exercises in Mideast Despite Qatar Dispute
DoD Buzz
The command this month passed up participating in Exercise Iron Falcon at the Air Force's Central Command Air Warfare Center because of the ongoing diplomatic crisis targeting Qatar, said Maj. Earl Brown, CentCom spokesman. The three-week-long ...



Qatar provided $2.4bn in aid to Syrian people - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Qatar provided $2.4bn in aid to Syrian people
Gulf Times
The Foreign Ministry's Secretary General, HE Dr Ahmed bin Hassan al-Hammadi, stressed that Qatar spared no effort to stand by the Syrian people in their predicament and to carry out its humanitarian duties in a responsible manner as it provided ...
Qatar to host 11th Syria donor meetingMiddle East Monitor (blog)

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Iceland prepared for World Cup debut with 2 games in Qatar - FOXSports.com

Iceland prepared for World Cup debut with 2 games in Qatar
FOXSports.com
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) Iceland will play two friendlies in Qatar for its first preparation games since advancing to play at next year's World Cup. The Iceland soccer federation says the games are against the Czech Republic on Nov. 8 and 2022 World Cup ...

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President Halimah Yacob hosts state banquet for Qatari Emir - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

President Halimah Yacob hosts state banquet for Qatari Emir
The Straits Times
SINGAPORE - Singapore and Qatar have shown that size does not determine a country's success, said President Halimah Yacob on Tuesday (Oct 17). At a state banquet she hosted for visiting Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, Madam Halimah ...
Why is Qatar's emir visiting Malaysia? | Qatar News | Al JazeeraAljazeera.com
Singapore and Qatar enhance ties in legal, business areasChannel NewsAsia
Malaysia rolls out red carpet for Qatar's emirABC News
The National (blog) -Fair Observer -New Straits Times Online
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Qatar 2022 WC will leave legacy for region: al-Khater - Gulf Times

Qatar 2022 WC will leave legacy for region: al-Khater
Gulf Times
Speaking at the World Football Summit in Madrid alongside CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani and EPFL president Lars-Christer Olssen, al-Khater pointed to Qatar's long-term planning to ensure the tournament in 2022 leaves a tangible legacy for ...

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