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.
This event will take place online on May 26th at 14.00 BST and will feature Akbar Al Baker, CEO of QatarAirways, in a candid conversation with JoannaBailey, Managing Editor of SimpleFlying. We’ll talk to Mr Al Baker about Qatar’s resilience to continue flying throughout the pandemic, and what’s in store for the rest of 2021.
Qatar's finance minister has been arrested over allegations of abuse of power and misuse of public funds in the gas-rich Gulf state, state media say ... It cited his efforts in managing Qatar's finances during the coronavirus pandemic, during which its economy shrank by 3.7% amid lower global energy demand.
... efforts ensuring uninterrupted delivery of reliable and affordable mail service to our nation and expanding access to USPS facilities.Awarded a $114 million contract by Ashghal, the Public WorksAuthority of Qatar (PWA), to provide program and construction management services.
QatarAirways has dispatched a flight of aircraft carrying 300 tonnes of coronavirus aid, free of charge, from around the world to India and will be flying in more such aid shipments into the country ... Qatar airways had in 2019 after entering a code share agreement with IndiGo, said that it is interested to pick up a stake in the airline.
PSN) announced today that the company was selected by the QatarPublic WorksAuthority (PWA) to provide site supervision services for projects in the western area of Qatar as well as DohaCity. The $114 million, four-year contract includes contract management, administration and supervision of infrastructure projects being delivered by the PWA.
There is one Covid case to report today in managed isolation. The person travelled from Britain via Qatar and tested positive on day 6 ... There were four new cases in managed isolation announced yesterday, which came from Pakistan, the Philippines, Indonesia and India.
The regional crises facing Egypt demonstrate that Cairo needs a new foreign policy. Though it has succeeded in weaving a large network of relations with various powers, this has not helped Egypt solve the regional problems it faces. Most of them are still unresolved or in limbo ... (AP) ... Divergences appeared in managing the crises with Qatar and Turkey ... .
Cazorla, who now plays in Qatar for Al Sadd with Barcelona legend Xavi as his manager, was a fan-favourite at the Emirates, but left in 2018 after an ankle injury blighted his last two years at the club. Cazorla moved to Qatar last year to play for Al Sadd and is managed by Barcelona legend Xavi.
... to be purchased from Qatar. Its purchase, pursuant to an arrangement between the Pakistan and Qatar governments, was to be regulated and managed through the facility of LNG Terminal-I whose operation and management was awarded to M/s Engro EnergyTerminal Pakistan Limited.
In a statement released last week, Doha-based QatarAirways announced it would operate three flights per week to the Côte d’Ivoire capital Abidjan via Accra in Ghana starting from June 16, 2021 ...Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Qatar Airways has managed to remain active flying thousands of people to various destinations worldwide.
Mobilisation team ... AFCON glory ... World Cup. President Akufo-Addo said in the same manner, the team had eight qualifying matches to play to make it to the World Cup in Qatar next year and the managers had decided to add two international friendlies in Europe as part of preparations for the participation in Qatar 2022. Finance ... Benefits ... Other disciplines ... .
It has emerged, however, that some passengers — including high-profile cases such as cricketers leaving the Indian Premier League early — have managed to circumvent the ban and reach Australia via Qatar, according to news reports ... Australia has managed to contain community transmission of the coronavirus ... .