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Is Qatar bringing the Nusra Front in from the cold?

2015-03-06
Syria's killing of a top commander of the Nusra Front comes at a time when the jihadist group is rethinking its allegiance to al-Qaeda, in a move allegedly partly engineered by Qatar. It has been frequently claimed that Qatar has relatively close ties ...

Qatar takes 3rd position among top 10 nations globally for luxury spending

2015-03-06
DOHA: Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait rank among the top 10 countries worldwide that is most likely to see strong growth in luxury spending by ultra-wealthy residents or visitors, according to a new report here the other day. The Big Spenders Index compiled ...

U.S. airlines contend Gulf rivals are subsidized unfairly

2015-03-06
Representatives of American, Delta and United airlines told a news conference at the National Press Club that Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar have received $42 billion in subsidies since 2004. The subsidies make it impossible to compete for ...

Fitch Publishes Qatar's 'AA' IDRs; Outlook Stable

2015-03-06
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, March 06 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has published Qatar's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of 'AA'. The Outlooks are Stable. Fitch has also published the Short ...

Qatar women launch start-ups despite social constraints

2015-03-06
Doha: Qatari women are increasingly defying social constraints and joining the workforce in the booming energy-rich country, which offers support for new enterprises and encourages start-ups by university graduates. They benefit from a national ...

Detainee traded for Bergdahl may have contacted Taliban - officials

2015-03-06
REUTERS - U.S. spy agencies are examining intelligence reports that one of five Taliban leaders released from Guantanamo prison and sent to Qatar as part of a deal to free U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl last year may have re-established contact with a ...

Qatar’s growth raises global questions

2015-03-06
It has been a harrowing year for most major energy exporters: the worldwide oil slump has knocked as much as 40% off of prices, and contributed toward major economic crises in places like Russia and Venezuela. But a report released this week by leading ...

Qatar World Cup chief: '2022 will be game-changer'

2015-03-06
Al-Thawadi, appearing at a sports business conference in New York, was grilled on everything from corruption allegations dogging FIFA's pick of Qatar to worries that fans will not be able to get enough alcohol at the first World Cup in the Middle East.

Investing in Qatar

2015-03-06
Global investors are bullish on most of the Qatar listed companies as they increased their stakes in these companies last year. Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs), global fund managers and individual investors have raised their stakes substantially in ...

Feeling the heat

2015-03-06
ALLEGATIONS of unfair competition are nothing new for the Gulf's carriers. The region’s big three airlines—Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways—have long been accused of receiving government subsidies by their rivals in Europe and America.

Qatar World Cup chief: '2022 will be game-changer'

2015-03-06
New York (AFP) - The 2022 Qatar World Cup will be "a game-changer," tournament chief Hassan Al-Thawadi declared Thursday, facing down the many skeptics voicing serious reservations about the gas-rich Gulf state hosting the showpiece. Al-Thawadi, appearing ...

Qatar takes 3rd position among top 10 nations globally for luxury spending

2015-03-06
DOHA: Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait rank among the top 10 countries worldwide that is most likely to see strong growth in luxury spending by ultra-wealthy residents or visitors, according to a new report here the other day. The Big Spenders Index compiled ...

Fitch Publishes Qatar's 'AA' IDRs; Outlook Stable

2015-03-06
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, March 06 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has published Qatar's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of 'AA'. The Outlooks are Stable. Fitch has also published the Short ...

Will Qatar be the new sponsor of Nusra Front?

2015-03-06
Syria’s killing of a top commander of the Nusra Front comes at a time when the jihadist group is rethinking its allegiance to al-Qaeda, in a move allegedly partly engineered by Qatar. It has been frequently claimed that Qatar has relatively close ties ...

Qatar women launch start-ups despite social constraints

2015-03-06
Doha: Qatari women are increasingly defying social constraints and joining the workforce in the booming energy-rich country, which offers support for new enterprises and encourages start-ups by university graduates. They benefit from a national ...

Qatar Airways Seeks Some British Airways-Style Cost Control

2015-03-04
Walsh said working closely with Qatar Airways predates the share purchase, though the equity holding provides incentives to look for greater cooperation. “There are opportunities clearly to work more closely and strategically with Qatar… One area that ...

Qatar’s growth raises global questions

2015-03-06
It has been a harrowing year for most major energy exporters: the worldwide oil slump has knocked as much as 40% off of prices, and contributed toward major economic crises in places like Russia and Venezuela. But a report released this week by leading ...

Qatar Airways announces new push into Pakistan

2015-03-06
Qatar Airways has announced the launch dates of three new passenger routes in Pakistan as part of the airline’s continued expansion strategy. Beginning July 16, the Doha-based airline will begin four weekly services to Sialkot where it already operates ...

Qatar says ready for summer or winter World Cup

2015-03-06
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Qatar will be ready to deliver a World Cup no matter when it is played, the Gulf state's 2022 organizing committee chief Hassan Al Thawadi assured on Thursday. With FIFA set to vote March 19 on a recommendation for a World Cup staged ...

Investing in Qatar

2015-03-06
Global investors are bullish on most of the Qatar listed companies as they increased their stakes in these companies last year. Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs), global fund managers and individual investors have raised their stakes substantially in ...

Doha: Bunts Qatar holds fun-filled sports day - Daijiworld.com

2015-03-06
Doha: Bunts Qatar holds fun-filled sports dayDaijiworld.com'Doha Warriors Team in Green' emerged victorious and lifted the rolling trophy. Following them closely was 'Khor Knights Team in Yellow' lifted the runners up trophy. Breakfast, refreshing beverages and lunch was served at the venue. The event ...

Qatar's Doha Bank gets shareholder assent for Tier 1, bond plans - Reuters

2015-03-05
Gulf TimesQatar's Doha Bank gets shareholder assent for Tier 1, bond plansReutersDUBAI, March 5 (Reuters) - Doha Bank has received shareholder backing to issue capital-boosting bonds worth up to 2 billion riyals ($549.3 million) as well as assent for issuance of regular bonds, Qatar's fifth-largest lender by assets said on Thursday.Doha Bank meet approves issuance of QR2bn Tier 1 capital instrumentsPeninsula On-lineDoha Bank gets nod for $2bn multi-tranche EMTN bondsGulf Timesall 13 news articles »

Vika beats Venus in three sets to reach Qatar Open final - Tennis Magazine

2015-02-28
Tennis MagazineVika beats Venus in three sets to reach Qatar Open finalTennis MagazineDOHA, Qatar (AP) Victoria Azarenka defeated Venus Williams for the first time on Friday, rallying for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory to reach the final at the Qatar Open. A two-time champion in Doha, Azarenka made adjustments in the second set and took a 5-1 ...Azarenka beats Venus Williams for 1st time at Qatar OpenThe StateWTA Qatar Total Open Doha 2015: Order of play and schedule for Thursday 26th ...Blackmore Vale MagazineAzarenka, Safarova will decide champ in DohaFox NewsToronto Star -Chippewa Heraldall 332 news articles »

Qatar recalls Cairo envoy over Egyptian suggestion Doha supports terrorism - The Guardian

2015-02-19
The GuardianQatar recalls Cairo envoy over Egyptian suggestion Doha supports terrorismThe GuardianAl-Mohannadi added that Qatar supported the will of the Egyptian people and the country's stability, but had reservations about Egypt's decision to take unilateral military action. Relations between Cairo and Doha have been strained since Sisi led the ...Qatar, GCC Angry After Egypt Says Doha 'Supportive of Terrorism'PJ MediaDoha recalls its ambassador from Egypt after air raids on LibyaAsiaNews.itQatar recalls ambassador from Egypt over Libya strikesThe Daily StarAl-Arabiyaall 299 news articles »

Venus, Azarenka advance in Qatar - News & Observer

2015-02-23
News & ObserverVenus, Azarenka advance in QatarNews & ObserverDoha, Qatar (SportsNetwork.com) - Former world No. 1 stars Venus Williams and two-time champion Victoria Azarenka posted first-round victories Monday at the Qatar Open tennis event. The seventh-seeded seven-time Grand Slam champion Williams fought ...WTA Doha live stream - How to watch the Qatar Total Open streamed live onlineRippa.comAzarenka advances in DohaIndependent Onlineall 110 news articles »

Olympic gold winner Nino des Buissonnets set for Doha debut - Peninsula On-line

2015-03-06
Olympic gold winner Nino des Buissonnets set for Doha debutPeninsula On-lineSaudi Arabia's Fahad Al Eid on Natal de St Martin after winning the CSI3* 1m30 class at CHI Al Shaqab yesterday. DOHA: Partnering Swiss rider Steve Guerdat, Nino des Buissonnets won gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Now the 14-year-old ...

Doha scores in the Gulf: Qatar's cultured and high-rise capital is now the ... - Express.co.uk

2015-03-02
Express.co.ukDoha scores in the Gulf: Qatar's cultured and high-rise capital is now the ...Express.co.ukMiniscule Qatar is now one of the richest nations on earth. Its capital, Doha has immense new museums and galleries almost as prevalent as five star hotels, along with souks and gleaming white mosques. There's enough of the old Arab world to make a ...Country Profile: Export opportunities in Qatar built on sandFinancial Directorall 5 news articles »

Qatari-Russian joint committee holds first meeting in Doha - Peninsula On-line

2015-03-04
Qatari-Russian joint committee holds first meeting in DohaPeninsula On-lineA group of experts and researchers from Ministry of Energy and Industry, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) , Qatar Holding, Ministry of Environment, Hassad Food, Qatar Museums ...and more »

First Qatar 2022 Local Organising Committee meeting held in Doha - FIFA.com (registration)

2015-02-26
FIFA.com (registration)First Qatar 2022 Local Organising Committee meeting held in DohaFIFA.com (registration)The Qatar 2022 Local Organising Committee (LOC) held their first board meeting with representatives from FIFA in Doha today, marking another major milestone in the preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. LOC CEO Hassan Al Thawadi, Deputy ...African Cup moved to June 2023 by World Cup date switchThe Idaho StatesmanValcke: No FIFA compensation to clubs for 2022 date switchThe Stateall 921 news articles »

Qatar inks technology deal for Doha metro - ArabianBusiness.com

2015-03-04
ArabianBusiness.comQatar inks technology deal for Doha metroArabianBusiness.comQatar Rail has granted conditional approval for a systems package needed to construct the planned Doha Metro. A consortium of technology firms comprising Mitsubishi Heavy industries, Mitsubishi Corporation, Hitachi, Kinki Sharyo and Thales is now ...A major step forward for Doha MetroGulf Timesall 2 news articles »