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Qatar’s gender gap is one of the largest in the world, new index says

Qatar’s gender gap is one of the largest in the world, new index says

Qatar is home to one of the most unequal societies in the world when it comes to gender, according to a new index. The country ranked 117th out of 122 nations listed in business school INSEAD‘s Gender Progress Index 2017, which was released this month. That puts Qatar behind all of its Gulf peers. ictQATAR/Flickr Photo for [...]

The Indian national U23 side were drawn with West Asian heavyweights Qatar in a bid to qualify for the continent’s premier international U23 tourney..

The Indian national U23 side were drawn with West Asian heavyweights Qatar in a bid to qualify for the continent’s premier international U23 tourney..

The Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) U23 Championship qualifiers draw saw India grouped alongside Qatar, Syria and Turkmenistan in Group C. The draw was held on Friday 17th March at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. China will host the 2018 edition of the tournament, which was won by Japan in 2016. There were 40 teams in the [...]

Minister opens sixth edition of Cityscape Qatar 2017

Minister opens sixth edition of Cityscape Qatar 2017

The Peninsula Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani yesterday opened the sixth edition of Cityscape Qatar 2017 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC). Held under the Patronage of Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the three-day event [...]

Graeme McDowell: Northern Irishman 10 behind in Qatar after third-round 70

Graeme McDowell: Northern Irishman 10 behind in Qatar after third-round 70

Graeme McDowell is 10 off the lead heading into the final round at the Qatar Masters after hitting a two-under-par 70 on Saturday. McDowell's regrouped from Friday's disappointing 75 as he carded four birdies but his round still left him 10 behind South Korea's Jeunghun Wang. The Portrush man, now 89th in the world rankings, is sharing 34th [...]

QTA to restart Shop Qatar outdoor events

QTA to restart Shop Qatar outdoor events

Looking at the popular demand, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is bringing back its three-day Shop Qatar weekend outdoor festivities featuring stunning fireworks display at the Sheraton Doha Park from February 2 to 4. The outdoor festivities which were held from January 12 to 14 was a huge success, prompting the organizers to hold a second [...]

Graeme McDowell makes blistering start in Qatar

Graeme McDowell makes blistering start in Qatar

Graeme McDowell’s long road back to the top of the game could be shorter than expected after the former US Open champion made an excellent start to the Qatar Masters. McDowell arrived in Doha ranked 91st in the world and prepared for years of hard work to get back to the sort of golf which produced 10 European Tour titles and four [...]

Qatar welcomes Donald Trump’s call for Syria safe zones

Qatar welcomes Donald Trump’s call for Syria safe zones

DOHA: Qatar, a backer of rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's pledge to order safe zones in Syria, a foreign ministry official was quoted as saying by state news agency QNA on Thursday. Trump said on Wednesday he "will absolutely do safe zones in Syria" for refugees fleeing violence. According [...]

British man killed working on World Cup stadium in Qatar

British man killed working on World Cup stadium in Qatar

A British man has died while working on a stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The unnamed 40-year-old died on Thursday while working at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, according to organisers. The venue, which is also known as the National Stadium, forms part of the Doha Sports City complex and will host games up to the [...]

Month-long Shop Qatar fest kicks off on Saturday

Month-long Shop Qatar fest kicks off on Saturday

Doha: The inaugural month-long Shop Qatar festival kicks off on Saturday with an elaborate opening night at Mall of Qatar’s Oasis featuring local standup comedian Hamad Al Amari and Qatari singer Fahad Al Kubaisi. Al Amari will provide a preview of the upcoming Doha Comedy Festival while Al Kubaisi will perform live at the opening night along [...]

Investment Holding Group has major expansion plans: CEO

Investment Holding Group has major expansion plans: CEO

FROM LEFT: Khalil Jabra Dughbaj, IHG board member, Wael Shtayyeh, CEO, board member IHG, Mohammad Ghanim Al Hodaifi Al Kuwari, board member IHG and Walid Saadi, Managing Partner, Pkf, Listing adviser and Offering manager at the press conference in Doha yesterday. (Pic: Abdul Basit/ The Peninsula) By Mohammad Shoeb / The Peninsula Qatar's major [...]

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