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FIFA president Sepp Blatter says French and German presidents tried to influence World Cup vote

2015-07-05
BERLIN (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. Blatter told Welt am Sonntag ...

Fifa: Sepp Blatter says pressure behind Qatar & World Cup votes

2015-07-05
French and German presidents applied political pressure prior to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes, according to Fifa president Sepp Blatter. He alleges ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his German counterpart Christian Wulff sought to influence ...

Qatar approves construction of first Evangelical church in Doha

2015-07-05
Plans have been approved to build Doha’s first church for the Evangelical Churches Alliance Qatar (ECAQ), which has about 1,200 members. The Christian denomination group previously used villas and other private homes across Doha for its church services.

Qatar Airways boosts Manila route

2015-07-05
Qatar Airways will significantly increase the number of the flights it offers to Manila this October, following the expansion of the Air Service Agreement between Qatar and the Philippines. Commencing on 26 October 2015, the airline will add six more ...

FIFA’s Blatter Unwittingly Pinpoints Soccer Governance’s Prime Issues – Analysis

2015-07-05
Mr. Blatter further hypocritically disavowed responsibility for sub-standard conditions of migrant workers in Qatar despite FIFA’s self-declared “humanitarian values” and mission “to improve the lives of young people and their surrounding ...

New Al Rayyan coach to take it one game at a time

2015-07-05
DOHA: New Al Rayyan coach Jorge Fossati is in no mood to get ahead of himself in the Qatar Stars League (QSL) season, saying his team would adopt a “game-by-game” philosophy when the season starts in September. The Uruguayan was roped in as coach at ...

Qatar- Commercial Bank launches new Internet banking website

2015-07-04
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Commercial Bank has launched its new "state-of-art" Internet banking website featuring "first to market" technologies, which was designed specifically to enhance customers' online experience when banking at home or on the move.

German, French leaders behind Qatar WCup

2015-07-05
Germany and France applied pressure for a voting process to grant the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, FIFA president Sepp Blatter says. “There were two political interventions” from former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German President Christian Wulff ...

Qatar- Demand for better storage facilities at vegetable market

2015-07-04
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Shopkeepers at the retail market in Abu Hamour have demanded better storage facilities for vegetables and fruits in view of the prevailing hot weather. Most shopkeepers at the market, a popular destination for Qatar residents seeking ...

Presidents tried influence vote, Blatter says

2015-07-05
BERLIN — FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. “Messrs Sarkozy and Wulff tried ...

Blatter: European politicians helped Qatar land World Cup

2015-07-05
FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. Blatter told Welt am Sonntag that “there ...

Fifa: Sepp Blatter says pressure behind Qatar & World Cup votes

2015-07-05
French and German presidents applied political pressure prior to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes, according to Fifa president Sepp Blatter. He alleges ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his German counterpart Christian Wulff sought to influence ...

Qatar approves construction of first Evangelical church in Doha

2015-07-05
Plans have been approved to build Doha’s first church for the Evangelical Churches Alliance Qatar (ECAQ), which has about 1,200 members. The Christian denomination group previously used villas and other private homes across Doha for its church services.

Qatar Airways boosts Manila route

2015-07-05
Qatar Airways will significantly increase the number of the flights it offers to Manila this October, following the expansion of the Air Service Agreement between Qatar and the Philippines. Commencing on 26 October 2015, the airline will add six more ...

German, French leaders behind Qatar WCup

2015-07-05
Germany and France applied pressure for a voting process to grant the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, FIFA president Sepp Blatter says. “There were two political interventions” from former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German President Christian Wulff ...

Qatar- Demand for better storage facilities at vegetable market

2015-07-04
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Shopkeepers at the retail market in Abu Hamour have demanded better storage facilities for vegetables and fruits in view of the prevailing hot weather. Most shopkeepers at the market, a popular destination for Qatar residents seeking ...

Presidents tried influence vote, Blatter says

2015-07-05
BERLIN — FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. “Messrs Sarkozy and Wulff tried ...

Egypt reassigns its envoy to Qatar

2015-07-04
Cairo: Egypt has re-assigned its ambassador in Qatar to a new post in India, state media reported, a move dimming prospects for a thaw any time soon in strained ties between the two Arab countries. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri re-appointed Egypt ...

Blatter Indicts 2 Former World Leaders

2015-07-05
World football governing body, FIFA, president Sepp Blatter has alleged that there were “political interventions” from the presidents of France and Germany ahead of the voting for the Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 World Cups. Blatter claims former French ...

Not Everyone Likes the Fourth of July-Themed Al Jazeera Video that Mocks Americans as Fat, Gun-Toting Racists

2015-07-05
While some on social media applauded the creation, others slammed the Qatar-owned network for using the holiday “to dump” on America. Social media users got particularly riled up by the criticism coming from the channel owned by Qatar — a country ...

Doha to Manila : Now 6 more non-stop flights on Qatar Airways - eTurboNews

2015-07-05
eTurboNewsDoha to Manila : Now 6 more non-stop flights on Qatar AirwayseTurboNewsQatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “The increase in flight frequencies on the Doha–Manila route serves to further strengthen commercial and trade links between our two countries and we are delighted to be able ...QA adds six more flights per week to ManilaGulf TimesQatar Airways boosts Manila routeTravel Daily Media (press release) (registration) (blog)Qatar Airways to operate six additional flights per week to the Philippines ...FTNnews.comall 3 news articles »

Qatar approves construction of first Evangelical church in Doha - ArabianBusiness.com

2015-07-05
ArabianBusiness.comQatar approves construction of first Evangelical church in DohaArabianBusiness.comPlans have been approved to build Doha's first church for the Evangelical Churches Alliance Qatar (ECAQ), which has about 1,200 members. The Christian denomination group previously used villas and other private homes across Doha for its church ...

British couple killed in Qatar sand buggy accident - The Guardian

2015-06-29
The GuardianBritish couple killed in Qatar sand buggy accidentThe GuardianA UK couple have been killed in a sand buggy accident while working in the Middle East. Teachers Eamonn Morgan and Charlotte Sant were killed on Saturday when the vehicle they were travelling in veered off a steep incline on sand dunes in Qatar.Eamonn Morgan and girlfriend Charlotte Sant killed in Qatar when dune buggy ...Daily MailNewry man dies in Qatar dune buggy crashIrish TimesYoung expats die in Qatar dune buggy accidentArabianBusiness.comManchester Evening News -Sunderland Echoall 74 news articles »

Banana Island Resort Doha, Qatar - hotel review - Evening Standard

2015-06-30
Evening StandardBanana Island Resort Doha, Qatar - hotel reviewEvening StandardYou really don't have to be in Qatar very long to work out that there's not a lot to do. But it does mean that the population of just 280,000 — not including 1.5 million migrant labourers — have been descending on this brand new, purpose-built resort ...

Qatar Changes Course - New York Times

2015-06-29
Toronto StarQatar Changes CourseNew York TimesDOHA, Qatar — The old joke among foreign policy wonks began thus: After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the world was surprised to discover that it still had two superpowers: the United States and ... Kuwait. And, it went ...Qatar: Loyal ally for West, or 'Club Med for terrorists'?Toronto StarQatar: Loyal ally for West, or 'Club Med for terrorists'?: DiMannoOurWindsor.caall 3 news articles »

Qatar lashes out at 'racist' World Cup criticism - Financial Times

2015-06-15
Financial TimesQatar lashes out at 'racist' World Cup criticismFinancial TimesYears of western criticism of poor working conditions in Qatar and allegations that Doha bought the right to host the World Cup have come to a head since the arrests last month of a group of Fifa officials on bribery charges and the decision by Sepp ...and more »

A guide to celebrating Garangao children's festival in Qatar (2015) - Doha News

2015-06-29
Doha NewsA guide to celebrating Garangao children's festival in Qatar (2015)Doha NewsVenues all around town are revving up to host a slew of activities in time for their annual Garangao festivals in what promises to be a night of song, colorful traditional clothing and, of course, candy. The event, typically celebrated on the 14th ...

UPDATE 1-Qatar's Doha Bank raises 2 bln riyal Tier 1 capital-boosting bond - Reuters

2015-07-02
Al-ArabiyaUPDATE 1-Qatar's Doha Bank raises 2 bln riyal Tier 1 capital-boosting bondReutersDoha Bank total capital adequacy ratio, a combination of Tier 1 and Tier 2 capital -- regarded as one of the key indicators of a bank's health -- stood at 14.67 percent at the end of first quarter, against a 12.5 percent minimum prescribed by Qatar's ...Qatar's Doha Bank announces issuance of Tier 1Al-ArabiyaQatar's Doha Bank raises 2b riyal Tier 1 capital-boosting bondgulfnews.comDoha Bank raises QR2bn Tier 1 capital boost bondGulf TimesCPI Financial -ArabianBusiness.comall 16 news articles »

Hertz Equipment Rental Depot Opens in Doha, Qatar - PR Newswire (press release)

2015-06-17
PR Newswire (press release)Hertz Equipment Rental Depot Opens in Doha, QatarPR Newswire (press release)NAPLES, Fla., June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) has announced that Hertz Dayim Equipment Rental has opened its first Qatar location in Doha, which is operating under the Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC) ...and more »

Qatar Airways ups frequencies on Doha-KL route - The Star Online

2015-07-01
JustHere QatarQatar Airways ups frequencies on Doha-KL routeThe Star OnlineKUALA LUMPUR: Qatar Airways will increase flight frequency to Kuala Lumpur from Doha to 24 times weekly from its current 21 times beginning July 2, 2015 until Aug 29, 2015. "This will help to fulfill busy travel demand during this summer season," the ...QA increases frequency on several routesPeninsula On-lineall 13 news articles »