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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Turkey, Iran Help Qatar Thrive, One Year Into Saudi-led Blockade - Haaretz

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Turkey, Iran Help Qatar Thrive, One Year Into Saudi-led Blockade
Haaretz
It's been a year since three of Qatar's neighbors plus Egypt severed ties with the Gulf state, cut off exports, expelled their citizens and banned Qatari flights from using their airports and airspace. The tiny country has weathered the storm by ...
Qatar stronger despite blockadeThe Star, Kenya
China's rising interests in Qatar - Lowy InstituteThe Interpreter
A Woman In The Time Of Blockade; the first Qatari feature film ...The Peninsula Qatar

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Qatar Fan Zone kicks off with a dazzling show - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar Fan Zone kicks off with a dazzling show
The Peninsula Qatar
Qatar Fan Zone is set to run until the 2018 FIFA World Cup final on July 15. The Fan Zone is giving residents and visitors a taste of the tournament atmosphere four years before the event is hosted right here in Qatar. It is also the highlight of the ...



Philippine Labor Secretary: Region should adopt Qatar's labor ... - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Philippine Labor Secretary: Region should adopt Qatar's labor ...
The Peninsula Qatar
Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment of Philippines, Silvestre Bello III, has praised steps taken by Qatar in the field of labour reforms and said ...
Qatar sets up shelter, fund for workers in distress - Gulf TimesGulf Times

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Ice Cube's Big3 Investors Seek to End Suit Claiming Qatar Plot - Bloomberg

Ice Cube's Big3 Investors Seek to End Suit Claiming Qatar Plot
Bloomberg
The case against the investors -- two Qataris and one U.S. citizen -- and their purported backer with the Qatar Investment Authority, has become one of the more convoluted tales of how the small Gulf state has stealthily been trying to win support from ...



Qatari referee Al Jassim makes World Cup debut - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatari referee Al Jassim makes World Cup debut
The Peninsula Qatar
DOHA: Qatari referee Abdulrahman Al Jassem yesterday made his World Cup debut when he officiated the match between Serbia and Costa Rica in Samara, Russia. The 30-year-old Al Jassim was part of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) team for ...

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Spectators at Qatar Fan Zone - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Spectators at Qatar Fan Zone
Gulf Times
A view of the audience at the official launch of the Qatar Fan Zone at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena in Al Sadd on Sunday. A dazzling spectacle by 180 artists, live screening of the Mexico vs Germany football match and concert by Qatari singer ...



Qatar Beach Volleyball team advances in world ranking - The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar Beach Volleyball team advances in world ranking
The Peninsula Qatar
Doha: Qatar beach volleyball team, made up of the duo Sharif Younis and Ahmed Tijan, has advanced in the FIVB World Ranking for June, rising to the 19th place with 2780 points from the 21st place last month. The classification is good considering that ...



Egypt families of terror victims suing Qatari emir for $150 mln - Al-Arabiya

Al-Arabiya

Egypt families of terror victims suing Qatari emir for $150 mln
Al-Arabiya
Families of victims of several armed attacks in Egypt have filed a lawsuit against the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, demanding compensation of up to $150 million in a lawsuit that is the first of its kind to be held in an Arab country ...



Dazzling spectacle marks opening of Qatar Fan Zone - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Dazzling spectacle marks opening of Qatar Fan Zone
Gulf Times
A dazzling spectacle by 180 artists, live screening of the Mexico vs Germany football match and a concert by Qatari singer Fahd al-Kubaisi marked the official launching of the Qatar Fan Zone at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena in Al Sadd on Sunday.



Here's why so many Qatari supercars are parked around Liverpool - Liverpool Echo

Liverpool Echo

Here's why so many Qatari supercars are parked around Liverpool
Liverpool Echo
These expensive Qatari cars have been spotted all over Liverpool - but who do they belong to? The vehicles, including Range Rovers and Mercedes cars, have been seen parked in the commercial district, by the Hilton hotel on the Strand and Sefton Park in ...