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How will Qatar-Gulf crisis shape the region’s economy?

In a now widely discredited 1990s-era theory of international relations, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman advanced the argument that no two countries with a McDonald's would go to war with one another. The logic behind the so-called "Golden Arches Theory" suggested that states with economies that were strong and stable enough to support [...]

Qatar win three silver medals at Asian meet

Qatar win three silver medals at Asian meet

Qatar had to be content with three silver medals at the Asian Athletics Championships being held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India yesterday. Femi Seun Ogunode, Jamal Hairane and Yaser Salem all three had settle for silver after performing below their best in their respective events in rainy conditions. India’s Ajaoy Kumar [...]

Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats

Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats

Associated Press JAKARTA: Police questioned the Indonesian business partner of U.S. President Donald Trump at length on Friday over allegations he sent threatening text messages to a deputy attorney general. A smiling Hary Tanoesoedibjo arrived at the national police's Criminal Investigation Agency in central Jakarta in the morning and [...]

Qatar rejects Saudi-led group’s allegations

Qatar rejects Saudi-led group’s allegations

Qatar has expressed regret over false claims in statements issued by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Cairo and Jeddah, describing the accusations by the anti-Doha quartet as defamation. Qatar's state news agency quoted a foreign ministry source as saying on Friday that the claims by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt about [...]

Pearl-Qatar to celebrate Eid with family-oriented events

Pearl-Qatar to celebrate Eid with family-oriented events

The Peninsula United Development Company (UDC), the master developer of The Pearl Qatar, has prepared a line-up of family-oriented activities for Eid Al Fitr, building on the recent success of its Ramadan initiatives to offer a unique entertainment experience for the Island’s residents and visitors. Celebrations will take place over the [...]

Qatar Advances Hamad Port Build

Qatar Advances Hamad Port Build

Qatar’s new Hamad container port has moved a step further toward completion with the award of around US$500 million in construction contracts, amid a transport ban by Gulf States, according to Doha News. Qatar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications announced on social media it had selected an unnamed contractor or contractors to [...]

Qatar Punched Above Its Weight. Now It’s Paying the Price.

Qatar Punched Above Its Weight. Now It’s Paying the Price.

Despite shrill rhetoric and a punishing embargo, rising tensions in the Persian Gulf do not threaten to pile another war onto a conflict-ridden Middle East. The dispute between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on one side and Qatar on the other is of long standing and — hyperbolic headlines aside — remains largely unchanged [...]

Rights body highlights human cost of Qatar blockade

Rights body highlights human cost of Qatar blockade

The human cost of the ongoing blockade of Qatar by three of its Arab Gulf neighbours is mounting on a daily basis, according to Qatar's National Human Rights Committee (NHRC). Hundreds of Qatari citizens living in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have had their lives abruptly uprooted after those countries cut ties with [...]

Construction underway on 800K square-foot cannabis facility near Edmonton airport

A ground-breaking ceremony was held on Friday, June 16, 2017 for the 800,000 square-foot Aurora Sky cannabis production facility near the Edmonton International Airport. A ground-breaking ceremony was held on Friday, June 16, 2017 for the 800,000 square-foot Aurora Sky cannabis production facility near the Edmonton International Airport. Wes [...]

Alberta RCMP investigating fatal collision west of Edmonton

WATCH ABOVE: A semi-truck driver died on scene Friday morning after the truck rolled on Highway 43 west of Edmonton. A A Police said the driver of a semi-truck died Friday morning after the truck rolled over west of Edmonton. The single-vehicle crash happened on Highway 43 just north of Highway 16. The truck was carrying a load of [...]

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