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.
With funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is implementing a project to build the capacity of health workers in northern Syria, under the QUESTHealth 2020 initiative ... Established in 1978, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is a ...
... with Ooredoo Qatar, the leading telecommunications operator in Qatar ... "We're excited to extend our partnership with Ooredoo Qatar for another five years as we continue to build upon the strong momentum in our digital transformation," said Alex Holmes, MoneyGram Chairman and CEO.
On the sidelines of the summit, Qatar and Egypt’s foreign ministers met and reportedly discussed ways to build warm relations “characterised by a positive spirit and of optimism,” two months after the pair ended a bitter dispute as part of the broader gulf reconciliation.
Calum Hill enjoyed his best finish to date on the European Tour at the SaudiInternational... It was just a nice week and something that you want to build on and continue doing well going forward. Next up for Hill is the QatarMasters between March 11-14 before two events in Keyna. 'I think it will just be nice to build on the start of the year ... .
The 32 year old decided to petition Denmark’s parliament – the Folketing – to get the country’s national football team to boycott the World Cup finals being held in Qatar next year ... The aim was to shed light on how problematic it is that the second biggest sport event in the world is being held in Qatar.” ... Qatar 2022 ... Qatar 2022.
Now comes news that 6,500 migrant workers have died during construction accidents during the building of facilities needed for the '22 event, and Qatar leaders say those numbers are in line with expected numbers ... They are building seven soccer stadiums, and working day and night to fill up all local cemeteries, apparently.
A Turkish bug planted at the consulate reportedly captured the sound of a forensic saw, operated by a Saudi colonel who was also a forensics expert, dismembering Khashoggi’s body within an hour of his entering the building ...Qatar, among other actions. Building his power.
Contestation between the UAE and Qatar have exacerbated existing challenges to Somalia’s state-building project as Mogadishu's resistance to UAE’s demands for them to cut ties with Qatar has given the FederalMember States, opposition groups in Mogadishu and also the Somaliland administration, a committed ally in Abu Dhabi.
"After the success of the first Emirati-Qatari dialogue to implement the mechanisms of Gulf reconciliation, and to proceed with confidence-building measures between the UAE and Qatar, I propose to lift the blocking of Qatari media outlets and websites," he wrote ... "Why did the UAE block ? Qatar did not block any of the Emirati websites.
Analysts have speculated that Rightly is an attempt to build bridges with the US right after a torrid four years for Qatar, which found itself at a distance from Donald Trump, whose administration was closer to Qatar’s Gulf rivals Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.