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Qatar doesn't fund IS in Syria, Iraq: Emir

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani assured the West on Wednesday that it was not aiding Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, telling Germany that his own country's security was jeopardised by the militants. Last mont

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Qatar airport reports increase in passenger traffic

Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s new gateway to the world, has announced an 11.36 per cent increase in passenger traffic in July 2014 compared to the same period last year at the old Doha International Airport (DIA). HIA

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Road safety focus of Doha forum

Road safety and Qatar’s plans for safe transportation will be the prime focus of a forum in Doha next week. The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Road Safety Forum is endorsed by the Ministry of Interior and Ashgh

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Qatar to send Turkey 1.2 bcm of LNG in winter months

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said that Qatar has agreed to send 1.2 billion cubic metres (bcm) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Turkey during the winter months to help cover demand.   The shi

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Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya

Qatar has denied an accusation by Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni that it sent three military aircraft loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group. In a statement to Qatar's news a

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QNB lifts Ecobank stake in $283m deal

Qatar National Bank (QNB) has acquired a further 11 per cent stake in Ecobank Transnational Incorporated in a deal worth $283 million, making it the pan-African lender's largest shareholder. QNB acquired 2.048 billion ordinary

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S&P to reclassify UAE, Qatar stocks

S&P Dow Jones will move Qatar and the UAE from frontier indexes and upgrade them to emerging markets on September 22, the company said. S&P's decision to re-classify the two countries and also Greece as emerging market

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Qatar’s rising importance as financial hub in focus

The changes in the global economy and Qatar’s rising importance as a financial hub will be the focus of a top Euromoney conference in Doha, Qatar in November. The third Euromoney Qatar Conference ‘global finance: re-la

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Mandarin hotel opening in Doha delayed

The opening of a luxury hotel scheduled to be completed in Doha, Qatar, this year, has been pushed back by two years, according to a report. The delay is the latest signal that the massive QR20-billion ($5.5 billion) Msheireb Down

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Qatar launches ME's biggest business incubator

Qatar Development Bank and Social Development Center have officially announced the launch of the region's largest business incubator. The Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC), a project worth over QR100 million ($27.4 milli

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