Coordinates: 25°30′N 51°15′E / 25.500°N 51.250°E / 25.500; 51.250

Qatar (/ˈkæˌtɑːr/,i/ˈkɑːtɑːr/, /ˈkɑːtər/ or i/kəˈtɑːr/;Arabic: قطر Qaṭar [ˈqɑtˤɑr]; local vernacular pronunciation: [ɡɪtˤɑr]), officially the State of Qatar (Arabic: دولة قطر Dawlat Qaṭar), is a sovereign country 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.

Following Ottoman rule, Qatar became a British protectorate in the early 20th century until gaining independence in 1971. Qatar has been ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-19th century. Qatar is a hereditary constitutional monarchy and its head of state is Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The constitution was overwhelmingly approved in a constitutional referendum, with almost 98% in favour. In 2013, Qatar's total population was 1.8 million: 278,000 Qatari citizens and 1.5 million expatriates. After Saudi Arabia and Oman, Qatar is the most conservative society in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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Airbus canceled Qatar Airways's order for 50 A321 jets worth more than $6 billion as ...

Business Insider 25 Jan 2022
A Qatar Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ... Airbus' rare move comes after Qatar sued the planemaker in a London High Court in December ... In December, Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker told the South China Morning Post that Airbus has "destroyed" its relationship with the airline, which was the launch customer for the planemaker's A350-1000 jet....

AFCON 2021: Welcome back home - John Dumelo teases Nigerians

Ghana Web 24 Jan 2022
Nigeria kicked out of AFCON 2021. John Dumelo makes mockery of Super Eagles. Ghana to battle Nigeria in 2022 World Cup play-off ... The winner of this crucial game will qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Check out the post below. ... ....

MPs enjoyed five-star £160,000 junket to Qatar as women's rights activist disappeared

The Daily Mail 23 Jan 2022
... who had fled to Britain following years of domestic abuse but returned to Qatar after receiving assurances from the authoritarian regime she would be safe, posted a video online....

Saudi Arabia kick off 20th Asian Handball Championship with comprehensive win over India in Dammam

Arab News 19 Jan 2022
In Group C, Iraq posted a tight 32-31 win over the UAE and Qatar beat Oman 31-14 ... In Group A, South Korea take on Jordan in Dammam, while in Group D Qatar face Iraq and the UAE clash with neighbors Oman at the same time ... .......

Qatar seen to post budget surplus this year on higher oil prices

MENA FN 19 Jan 2022
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar is expected to post budget surplus this year with Brent oil forecast to average just under $70/b in 2022, according to region's banking group Emirates NBD. –Despite ... ....

Dendias: France expresses the epitome of the European solidarity, cooperation is strengthening

Greek City Times 18 Jan 2022
Meanwhile, Dendias on Monday met with the new Ambassador of Qatar to Greece Waleed Al-Emadi at the Foreign Ministry in Athens. Dendias wished him a successful term while during their meeting they discussed the relations between Greece and Qatar, the Foreign Ministry posted on Twitter ... You must be logged in to post a comment....

Dusan Vlahovic: 5 things you need to know about the Arsenal target

FourFourTwo 17 Jan 2022
THE LATEST Arsenal report ... But who is he? Here's everything you need to know. 1. Early starter ... 2 ... A post shared by DV9 (@vlahovicdusan). A photo posted by on ... 4 ... A post shared by DV9 (@vlahovicdusan). A photo posted by on. After helping Serbia to the World Cup in Qatar, Vlahovic was pictured after the game making a three-fingered salute with his team-mates....

A ban on 19 singers in Egypt tests the old guard’s power

East Bay Times 16 Jan 2022
For example, Iran has arrested teenage girls who posted videos of themselves dancing, which is a crime there. And in 2020, Northwestern University in Qatar called off a concert by a Lebanese indie rock band whose lead singer is openly gay ... halls in oil-rich Qatar and Saudi Arabia....

Qatari Stars League defender who suffered cardiac arrest on Sunday thanks James Rodriguez after former ...

The Daily Mail 14 Jan 2022
On Thursday night, Coulibaly posted an image of him in hospital recovering from the life-threatening illness and paid tribute to James for his quick thinking in difficult circumstances. James Rodriguez (pictured) performed a life-saving move on opponent Ousmane Coulibaly who suffered cardiac arrest during a league match in Qatar....

Newcastle step up pursuit of French wonderkid Hugo Ekitike, 19, but are reluctant to meet ...

The Daily Mail 12 Jan 2022
Newcastle are in talks to sign French wonderkid Hugo Ekitike - but are currently reluctant to meet the Reims striker’s £25million valuation ... Newcastle are in talks to sign 19-year-old French wonderkid Hugo Ekitike from Reims ... RELATED ARTICLES ... Ronaldinho posts montage of his best skills to advertise his... I will NOT watch the Qatar World Cup.... Share....

Qatari activist Noof Al-Maadeed 'safe and well' in Doha

The New Arab 11 Jan 2022
In a tweet posted late on Sunday from a new account, she said she is safe and receiving care ... Al-Maadeed posted almost daily updates to her Twitter account documenting her journey back to Qatar, where she arrived on 30 September after seeking asylum in the UK in 2019....

Qatari activist Noof resurfaces on social media

The Arab Weekly 11 Jan 2022
The hashtag #WhereIsNoof started circulating after Maadeed stopped posting in October, following her return to Qatar after abandoning a bid for asylum in Britain ... In one tweet, she posted a picture of balloons and birthday cakes, one of which said “Welcome home” and thanked Qatar’s social affairs and family minister, Mariam al-Misnad....

UAE - Saudi diplomacy needs flesh on its skeleton

MENA FN 11 Jan 2022
(MENAFN - The Arabian Post) By James M Dorsey Like Qatar, after winning the right to host this year's World Cup, Saudi Arabia is discovering the pitfalls of seeking soft power, whether through ... ....