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Qatar- HMC's Homecare Service reaches out to 1,000 elderly

2015-08-01
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Around 1,000 elderly patients and 70 children are under the care of Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Homecare Service. The service is a mode of delivering care to patients who do not require acute care, such as those suffering ...

Minister: Qatar committed to investing in human capital

2015-08-01
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage H E Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari said the Qatari leadership understands the importance of investing in people and the biggest indication of it is the role culture plays in Qatar National ...

Qatar- S&P Affirms DIC Ratings at ‘A’

2015-08-01
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services yesterday affirmed its ‘A’ insurer financial strength and counterparty credit ratings on Qatar-based Doha Insurance Co. QSC (DIC). The outlook remains stable. “The affirmation reflects our view that DIC’s ...

Mega Events: Qatar Is Too Hot, Beijing Has No Snow – Analysis

2015-08-01
2022 is promising to be the year of mega sporting events that potentially fly in the face of values professed by international sporting events and defy logic. Consensus is near unanimous that temperatures in Qatar are too high for a summer World Cup.

Russia's Lavrov to meet US, Saudi counterparts in Qatar

2015-08-01
The ministry said Lavrov would also hold meetings with the emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, and foreign minister Khalid al-Attiyah. It said Lavrov was visiting Qatar to discuss peace moves in Syria, Yemen and Libya, international consolidation ...

Kerry Begins Middle East Visit in Egypt

2015-08-01
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday arrived in Cairo for security talks with Egyptian officials before heading to Qatar to try to ease Arab concerns about the Iran nuclear deal, The Associated Press (AP) reported. While in Cairo, Kerry will ...

Russia, US and Saudi plan trilateral meet in Qatar

2015-08-01
MOSCOW — Russia’s foreign minister has scheduled a trilateral meeting in Qatar with his US and Saudi counterparts. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday that Sergey Lavrov will confer with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi Foreign ...

Qatar Airways submits report to US gov't to refute subsidies claim

2015-08-01
Qatar Airways has submitted a ‘white paper’ to the United States Government which fully refutes the subsidy allegations levelled against it by the Big 3 US carriers. The detailed submission addresses all issues raised in the Open Skies debate, which ...

Qatar likely to host Homeless World Cup

2015-08-01
Mel Young, Co-founder of the alternative international football tournament for homeless people, the Homeless World Cup, speaking to The Peninsula. The Homeless World Cup organisation advocates the end of homelessness through football. By Armstrong Vas Doha ...

Qatar Airways Rebuts Delta Air Lines, United Continental Holdings And Anglo American Subsidy Claims

2015-08-01
According to a WSJ report, Qatar Airways has submitted a report to the US Government clarifying that it had not received any unfair subsidies from the Qatar government. Qatar Airways is the first to officially report its justification against the three ...

Minister: Qatar committed to investing in human capital

2015-08-01
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage H E Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari said the Qatari leadership understands the importance of investing in people and the biggest indication of it is the role culture plays in Qatar National ...

Qatar- S&P Affirms DIC Ratings at ‘A’

2015-08-01
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services yesterday affirmed its ‘A’ insurer financial strength and counterparty credit ratings on Qatar-based Doha Insurance Co. QSC (DIC). The outlook remains stable. “The affirmation reflects our view that DIC’s ...

Mega Events: Qatar Is Too Hot, Beijing Has No Snow – Analysis

2015-08-01
2022 is promising to be the year of mega sporting events that potentially fly in the face of values professed by international sporting events and defy logic. Consensus is near unanimous that temperatures in Qatar are too high for a summer World Cup.

Russia's Lavrov to meet US, Saudi counterparts in Qatar

2015-08-01
The ministry said Lavrov would also hold meetings with the emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, and foreign minister Khalid al-Attiyah. It said Lavrov was visiting Qatar to discuss peace moves in Syria, Yemen and Libya, international consolidation ...

Russia, US and Saudi plan trilateral meet in Qatar

2015-08-01
MOSCOW — Russia’s foreign minister has scheduled a trilateral meeting in Qatar with his US and Saudi counterparts. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday that Sergey Lavrov will confer with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi Foreign ...

Qatar likely to host Homeless World Cup

2015-08-01
Mel Young, Co-founder of the alternative international football tournament for homeless people, the Homeless World Cup, speaking to The Peninsula. The Homeless World Cup organisation advocates the end of homelessness through football. By Armstrong Vas Doha ...

Qatar Airways Rebuts Delta Air Lines, United Continental Holdings And Anglo American Subsidy Claims

2015-08-01
According to a WSJ report, Qatar Airways has submitted a report to the US Government clarifying that it had not received any unfair subsidies from the Qatar government. Qatar Airways is the first to officially report its justification against the three ...

Lavrov to discuss Iran, IS with Kerry, Saudi FM in Qatar

2015-08-01
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is heading to Qatar on Sunday to meet the foreign ministers of US and Saudi Arabia, with battling the Islamic State and a nuclear deal with Iran topping the agenda of the talks. Lavrov is on a two-day visit to Qatar ...

Detained Jamaican pilot still awaiting passport in Qatar

2015-08-01
It has been three weeks since Jamaican airline pilot Paul Stephens has been detained in a deportation centre in Qatar, waiting on an emergency passport to return home. Stephens has been awaiting the document since July 22, when he filled out the necessary ...

Gulf airline 2015 expansion: Italy growth highlights competition between Etihad, Emirates and Qatar

2015-08-01
Italy is the sixth largest growth market for Gulf carriers in 2H2015 Globally, Italy is the sixth-largest market for Gulf carrier growth measured in absolute seats. It is the second-largest in Europe after the UK. Of the top 10 growth markets, four – the ...

New Qatar container port to relieve congested Doha - JOC.com

2015-07-31
JOC.comNew Qatar container port to relieve congested DohaJOC.comWork on the New Port Project at Al Wakrah, Qatar, is rapidly progressing towards completion as the small Gulf nation seeks an alternative to the country's congested existing port, Doha. The project consists of a new container port, a naval base, and a ...

Lavrov, Kerry to meet in Doha over Iran - Peninsula On-line

2015-08-01
Peninsula On-lineLavrov, Kerry to meet in Doha over IranPeninsula On-lineDOHA: Russia's foreign minister has scheduled a trilateral meeting in Qatar with his United States and Saudi Arabia counterparts. Sergei Lavrov will confer with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir during his two ...Kerry in Cairo for Egypt security talksU.S. News & World Reportall 461 news articles »

Al Jazeera, Doha, Qatar, Ramzy Baroud column - Washington Times

2015-07-28
Al Jazeera, Doha, Qatar, Ramzy Baroud columnWashington TimesJuly 28—July 23 signalled a major shift in Turkey's policy towards Syria when its fighter jets began pounding Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets. The change in Turkey's attitude towards the US-led war on ISIL is explained by many in ...and more »

Qatar Duty Free, Doha Bank launch special summer promotion - Peninsula On-line

2015-07-29
Qatar Duty Free, Doha Bank launch special summer promotionPeninsula On-line“QDF is delighted to partner with Doha Bank on this promotion for clients travelling through HIA this summer,” said Keith Hunter, Senior Vice-President, QDF. “We are always looking for innovative ways to improve our customers' experience at QDF. We ...QDF teams up with Doha Bank for new summer promotionGulf Timesall 2 news articles »

Doha Goals launches two new initiatives in LA - Peninsula On-line

2015-07-31
Peninsula On-lineDoha Goals launches two new initiatives in LAPeninsula On-lineDr Mohammed Al Sayrafi, General Manager of Anti-Doping Lab Qatar, takes part in a debate on tackling obesity at the Doha Goals Forum in Los Angeles. Others who took part in the debate were Dr John Bartholomew, Professor and Chair in the Department ...and more »

Chattanooga shooting suspect was in Doha, Qatar: government sources - Reuters

2015-07-20
ArabianBusiness.comChattanooga shooting suspect was in Doha, Qatar: government sourcesReutersThe suspect in the Chattanooga shooting in which five U.S. servicemen died last week was in Doha, Qatar on at least one occasion during his seven-month trip last year to the Middle East, two government sources told Reuters on Monday. Investigators are ...Qatar says Tennessee shooting suspect only transited through DohaArabianBusiness.comChattanooga shooter traveled to Qatar during Mideast tripDeutsche WelleUS Officials Probe Why Tennessee Shooting Suspect Visited Qatar in 2014TIMEall 3,686 news articles »

The Qatari Government Says the Tennessee Shooter Did Not Visit Qatar - TIME

2015-07-23
TIMEThe Qatari Government Says the Tennessee Shooter Did Not Visit QatarTIMEBut a statement released by the Qatari government's communications team Tuesday claimed such reports were false. “The individual known as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez transited through Doha's Hamad International Airport from Amman, Jordan to the ...and more »

More than 600 people convert to Islam in Qatar during Ramadan - Doha News

2015-07-24
Doha NewsMore than 600 people convert to Islam in Qatar during RamadanDoha News... I have changed my religion to Islam, I am now more safe, comfortable, and with easy access to jobs.” His wife, who works as a maid in Doha, followed her husband's example: “My husband converted to Islam and he advised me to do the same, so I did.” ...

In talks with IndiGo Airlines for a stake sale, confirms Doha-based Qatar Airways - Daily News & Analysis

2015-07-28
Daily News & AnalysisIn talks with IndiGo Airlines for a stake sale, confirms Doha-based Qatar AirwaysDaily News & AnalysisThe Airline, in a statement, said, "Qatar Airways confirms that the only airline it is talking to is the Indian carrier Indigo." This followed reports that the airline is in talks with Ajay Singh-promoted SpiceJet. The airline denied any talks with ...IndiGo says in talks with Qatar Airways for a marketing tie-upLivemintQatar Airways confirms talks with IndiGoHindu Business LineIndiGo not in talks to sell stake to Qatar Airwaysgulfnews.comAviation Today -Arabian Aerospaceall 209 news articles »

Four construction-related disputes Qatar should prepare for before 2022 - Doha News

2015-07-25
Doha NewsFour construction-related disputes Qatar should prepare for before 2022Doha NewsAs Qatar moves full speed ahead on numerous infrastructure projects, stadium construction and various other developments in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup, it faces a greater risk of disputes with contractors, legal experts have said. In an opinion ...and more »