Qatar (/ˈkæˌtɑːr/,i/ˈkɑːtɑːr/, /ˈkɑːtər/ or i/kəˈtɑːr/;Arabic:قطرQaṭar[ˈqɑtˤɑr]; local vernacular pronunciation: [ɡɪtˤɑr]), officially the State of Qatar (Arabic:دولة قطرDawlat Qaṭar), is a sovereigncountry located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island of Bahrain, as well as sharing sea borders with the United Arab Emirates and Iran.
A television viewing audience of 484 million in 80 countries across the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, North America and North Africa witnessed Japan defeat Australia 1–0 in the final.
Qatar, India and Iran all lodged interest in hosting the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, while Australia also considered making a late bid. Qatar officially submitted their bid on 19 June 2006, while India withdrew their interest and Iran failed to submit proper documentation for their bid on time.
Qatar was announced as host nation on 29 July 2007, during the 2007 AFC Asian Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia. Due to FIFA regulations stating that confederation events can be hosted either in January or July, and July being peak summer heat in the Middle East, it was also announced that the tournament would be held in January of that year.
... violence in the territory ... The Israeli military reportedly believes that the protests along the Gaza boundary are intended by Hamas to pressure Israel into persuading Qatar to increase the funds it gives to pay for fuel and the salaries of civil servants in the territory.
It will also facilitate communication and energy links via electrical cables and green energy pipelines between Greece and India, a distance of around 5,000km ...The project is supported by Turkey, Qatar, and the UAE and will pass through Iraqi cities such as Basra, Baghdad and Mosul, before entering Turkish territory ... Qatar is very ready ... ....
Oil prices gained almost 1% to a nine-month high on Friday on rising U.S ... In Qatar, the index (.QSI) gained 1.1%, with most stocks on the index in positive territory including petrochemical maker Industries Qatar (IQCD.QA) which advanced 3.5% ... Our Standards ... Acquire Licensing Rights ... Iran, US on verge of prisoner swap under Qatar-mediated deal ... ....
On the flip side, Saudi Telecom Company (STC) finished 1pc higher, a day after declining 2.2pc ... In Qatar, the benchmark advanced 1pc, as most of the stocks on the index were in positive territory. .
Sept 7 (Reuters) - Stock markets in the Gulf ended mixed on Thursday on worries that stubborn U.S ... The Saudi index posted a weekly loss of 2.4% ... In Qatar, the benchmark (.QSI) advanced 1%, as most of the stocks on the index were in positive territory including petrochemical maker Industries Qatar (IQCD.QA), which gained 3% ... Our Standards ... Read Next.
He said the Iranian nationals had been detained due to having entered Qatar's territorial waters mistakenly, giving the assurance that consultations are being held with Qatari authorities to release other Iranians incarcerated in the Arab state.
Federal Reserve could hike interest rates again ... dollar ... Qatar's benchmark (.QSI) also fell 0.2% after two sessions of gains, with most of its individual stocks in negative territory. Telecoms operator Ooredoo (ORDS.QA) fell nearly 2% and Qatar National Bank (QNBK.QA), the Gulf's largest lender, was down 0.2% ... Our Standards ... , opens new tab.
Saudi Arabia is the second Middle East country after four-time hosts Qatar to host the Super Cup match. "We are excited to take the Super Cup to a new territory in Saudi Arabia -- a country that has been making significant strides ...
Two Iranians imprisoned in Qatar have been released and returned to their home country, Iranian Ambassador to Qatar Hamidreza Dehghani said ... Six of them were detained for illegal entry into Qatar’s territorial waters, according to Fars.
dollar. Only the Kuwaiti dinar is pegged to a basket of currencies, which includes the dollar ... The Qatari benchmark (.QSI) declined 0.2%, on course to fall for a third session, as most of the stocks on the index were in negative territory including petrochemical maker Industries Qatar (IQCD.QA), which was down 2% ... ($1 = 3.6445 Qatar riyals) ... Read Next.
Manufacturing data from a host of purchasing managers' index (PMI) surveys on Wednesday gave a steer on the health of economies across the world ... The Qatari index (.QSI) dropped 1.2%, as most of the stocks on the index were in negative territory including petrochemical maker Industries Qatar (IQCD.QA), which was down 1.2% ... dollar ... Our Standards.
In Qatar, the index (.QSI) declined more than a 1%, as most of the stocks on the index were in negative territory including Qatar Islamic Bank (QISB.QA), which was down 2.1%. The Qatari bourse continued to see downside risks with selling pressure on all market segments ... The Abu Dhabi index (.FTFADGI) lost 0.3% ... Our Standards ... Acquire Licensing Rights.