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Project Qatar 2016 attracts large number of visitors

Project Qatar 2016 attracts large number of visitors

Doha: The five-day International Construction Technology and Building Materials Exhibition (Project Qatar 2016) that concluded here yesterday attracted a large number of visitors. The highlights of the third day of the event were tours of major construction sites, specialized conferences and workshops. On the third day of the exhibition, [...]

VW executive committee balks at Qatar’s push for seat

VW executive committee balks at Qatar’s push for seat

Frustrated with the pace of reform at Volkswagen, shareholder Qatar has asked the carmaker for a seat on the company's executive committee, a request that has met with substantial opposition, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. Qatar, the company's third-largest shareholder with a 17 percent stake, wants to join the committee, [...]

Qatar tourism promo film wins prestigious US award

Qatar tourism promo film wins prestigious US award

A short film highlighting some of Qatar’s best tourism spots has won a gold medal at an American awards ceremony that recognizes achievement in TV and movie-making around the world. The three-and-a-half minute film – Essence of Qatar – won the award in the New York Festivals World’s Best TV and Films “Industrial Productions” [...]

Forget 2022, Qatar focus now on 2018 World Cup

Forget 2022, Qatar focus now on 2018 World Cup

Of the 12 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) teams anxiously awaiting Tuesday's draw for the Russia World Cup 2018 third round qualifiers, arguably Qatar has the most at stake. Since being controversially chosen to host the 2022 tournament, the Gulf state has been battered by ongoing allegations of corruption, charges it denies, and labour [...]

Qatar Open: Kyle Edmund beats Martin Klizan to reach last 16

Qatar Open: Kyle Edmund beats Martin Klizan to reach last 16

Britain's Kyle Edmund beat Slovakia's world number 43 Martin Klizan at the Qatar Open to record the third tour-level victory of his career. The 20-year-old world number 102 - who had to come through qualifying in Doha - won 6-2 6-3 and faces Spaniard Daniel Munoz de la Nava in the last 16. Edmund is preparing for the Australian Open, which [...]

Qatar condemns attack on Saudi embassy in Tehran

Qatar condemns attack on Saudi embassy in Tehran

Qatar has “strongly condemned and denounced” attacks on the Saudi embassy in the Iranian capital of Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad City, QNA reports. In a statement, Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) stressed that the non-peaceful protests, which took place on Sunday, were a clear violation of international conventions and [...]

Five expats sentenced to death penalty for killing employer in Qatar

Five expats sentenced to death penalty for killing employer in Qatar

A criminal court in Qatar this week has sentenced five men in absentia to death by firing squad for murdering their boss. According to court documents, the incident took place in January 2014. Four of the men who were convicted are from Bangladesh: Rebon Khan, Din Islam Aziz al-Rahman, Muhammad Rashid Muhammad and Muhammad Ruseil. A fifth, [...]

Qatar scraps floor, cap in gas price formula with India

Qatar scraps floor, cap in gas price formula with India

NEW DELHI :The world's largest gas exporter Qatar has slashed the price of gas it supplies to India by almost half by removing a floor and cap in the pricing formula, but has introduced a small fixed component to protect its interest. The revised formulation, which came into effect from January 1, has led to a reduced cost of liquefied natural [...]

Political climate makes World Cup in Qatar ‘more necessary than ever’

Political climate makes World Cup in Qatar ‘more necessary than ever’

Alluding to the rise of extremist group ISIS and growing anti-Islamic sentiment in some parts of the world, the head of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup organizing committee has said it is “now more necessary than ever” to hold the tournament in the Middle East. The Supreme Committee of Delivery and Legacy’s (SCDL) Secretary General Hassan Al [...]

Qatar nurseries cancel holiday events in response to ministry memo

Qatar nurseries cancel holiday events in response to ministry memo

With reporting from Heba Fahmy Several nurseries in Qatar have canceled children’s festive concerts at the last minute this week following a directive from Qatar authorities reminding them not to hold “non-Islamic rituals.” The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MOLSA), which licenses and regulates nursery schools in Qatar, sent a [...]

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