Australia's top football official reignited speculations about Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup hosting event after hinting future twists in the controversial tale. Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy, re-elected for the top position, told media: ?I don?t know whether...
Qatar's statistics authority said on Sunday the economy grew 6.9% year-on-year in inflation-adjusted terms in the first quarter of this year thanks to soaring construction industry projects in the Gulf state. The country's real gross domestic product (GDP) also increased by...
ictQATAR, Qatar's government entity under the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology in its latest report titled 'Qatar’s ICT Landscape 2013: Households and Individuals' has revealed that Qatar's Internet penetration is among the best in the Arab region...
Human Rights Watch warned Qatar to honour its commitment to reform employment laws for migrant workers ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, amid fears that stadiums will be built using an exploited labour force. The New York-based rights watchdog...
Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) revealed tourist arrivals from other GCC member states rose by 22% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2012, the Oxford Business Group said in its report on Wednesday. The tiny gas-rich nation saw an increase of...
Qatar and India have signed an agreement that will enhance co-operation in oil and gas production, the Gulf state’s government news agency reported. The deal, among six agreements, was made during Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani’s official visit to...
A German media report said on Sunday Qatar is considering buying up to 200 tanks at a cost of around two billion euros ($2.46 billion). According to a report due to be published in Monday's Der Spiegel magazine, Chancellor Angela Merkel...
We live in a corporate age which is in constant dynamics,always paving way to innovation and excellence. The old ways give rise to the new, belief systems change and opportunities are constantly throwing up greater challenges and growth prospects...
The chase to host the 2020 Summer Games was cut down to a three horse race between Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo after Doha and Baku were dropped from the running by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday. Doha, capital...
The Qatari royal family has bought iconic Italian fashion house Valentino for €700 million ($857.46 million), snapping one of the most prominent purchases it has made so far. Valentino said Mayhoola for Investments SPC, which is backed by a leading...
Despite a fall in construction costs over the past year, Qatar is still an expensive place to build compared to the UK, new research said on Monday. According to the annual EC Harris International Construction Costs Report, the UK is...
Qatar General Secretariat for Development Planning (GSDP) said on Monday it expected the country's economic growth to slow to 4.5% in 2013 from a projected 6.2% this year, due to looming risks in the global economy, particularly in the euro zone. The...
Official government information reveals that Qatar’s job market is still heavily dominated by foreign workers, while women are working much harder than men. The first quarter data shows that for each Qatari worker, there are as many as 16 expatriates...
Qatar and The United Arab Emirates are leading the Middle East for the second year running in overall innovation, a report said which calibrated the performance of 141 economies around the world on the basis of their innovation capabilities and...
The national carrier of Qatar, Qatar Airways has been awarded the Best Cabin Crew in the World by readers of the Middle East edition of the magazine Business Traveller. The award was presented at a gala event held at...
Qatar Airways has announced an international online competition 'To Maldives, With Love. Qatar Airways', giving visitors to its social media channels an opportunity to win some exciting prizes. Visitors simply register online, earning a chance to win the main...
The world’s best airline, Qatar Airways will be launching  its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Australia. It announced on Friday that it would begin   the Dreamliner's maiden flights from Doha to Perth  on February 1 ,2013 . Qatar Airways...
Europe's tallest building has been officially unveiled in central London by the prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of Qatar, Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani, and The Duke of York, Prince Andrew. The Shard's has emerged as the capital's most...
Qatar Olympic Committee confirmed on Sunday it is sending air rifle shooter Bahia Al-Hamad to compete at the London Olympics. Al-Hamad, 19, is the third woman of the Qatari contingent and will compete in the 10 metres competition. She won...
Doha's ambitions of transforming itself into the fashion capital of the Middle East got a big boost when leading Italian fashion designers and executives of top clothing brands attended a two-day fashion event. The gas-rich Gulf nation held its first ever Italian...
Qatar is a leading aviation growth in the Middle East, thanks to the government's liberal aviation policies, which is fueling unprecedented growth in the global aviation industry. Industry experts say the tiny gas-rich nation's huge surplus, commitment to the aviation...
South Korea's Incheon International Airport has been crowned the World's Best Airport for 2012. The World Airport Awards were announced by SKYTRAX, a UK-based consultancy, which has the largest airline and airport review and ranking site. The World Airport Awards are...
It would be prudent to say that  there has been a resurgence in interest and the promotion of Art  in the Middle East in the past decade. Multitude of Art Museums and Galleries have come up in countries like...
The UK retail giant WHSmith has announced its plans to open eight shops at the delayed New Doha International Airport (NDIA). It is expected that the retailer will occupy around 8,000 square feet of space at the new airport,...
Qtel said it has doubled its stake in Asiacell to 60% at a price of $1.47bn as part of its bid to capitalise on rising demand for mobile broadband in the country. The Qatari company said in an emailed statement...
Media reports show that the Qatar Airways chief has blamed a U.S. contractor for causing further delay towards completion of the Hamad International Airport (HIA). According to Dow Jones, Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, the San Francisco-based Bechtel...
It has been reported that an unknown consortium from Qatar and the UAE is preparing to make a world record bid of USD 2.25 billion for English Premier League football club Arsenal. The bid is almost twice the 2011 valuation...
  A new report has predicted that Qatar will soon become a "key international distribution hub" for Shariah-compliant products as the Islamic finance market grows at an unprecedented pace. Qatar Financial Centre Authority in its first 'Mena Asset Management Barometer' suggests...
A Qatari royal family member has purchased a Greek island for €5m ($6.59m), according to reports published in local media. Citing unnamed sources, Oxia, Greek daily Ekathimerini reported that the island, spread across 1,236-acres, was initially advertised by owners the Greek-Australian Stamoulis family for...
Lindner Depa Interiors (LDI) has expressed its disappointment at media reports that Qatar Airways will be filing a USD 600 million legal claim against it for causing a delay in the opening of the New Doha International Airport (NDIA)...