Qatar

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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Israeli Judoka Peter Paltchik Wins Bronze in Qatar Tournament, Was Motivated by Antisemitism He Faced

The Algemeiner 15 Jan 2021
9, days before the tournament began, Paltchik posted on Twitter a video of him standing outside in Doha, on the property of his hotel, and captioned the clip “Welcome to Qatar.” Soon after, the comments section was filled with hate messages directed toward the ......
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Remittances in November up 0.3% to $2.38b

Manila Standard Today 14 Jan 2021
... Kuwait declined, while those from the United States, Singapore, Qatar, Oman, Hong Kong and Taiwan increased. The US posted the highest share of the total remittances at 40.1 percent, followed by Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Japan, the UK, the UAE, Canada, Hong Kong, Qatar and Korea....
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Remittances down 0.8% end-November 2020

Manila Bulletin 14 Jan 2021
(Ali Vicoy/Manila Bulletin) ... That’s good news,” said Diokno ... Remittances from the US, Singapore, Qatar, Oman, Hong Kong, and Taiwan increased. “The US posted the highest share of the total remittances at 40.1 percent, followed by Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Japan, the UK, the UAE, Canada, Hong Kong, Qatar, and Korea,” said the BSP....
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Arab politics post Qatar-Saudi rapprochement (Opinion)

MENA FN 13 Jan 2021
(MENAFN - IANS) By Asad MirzaThe recent rapprochement between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and other GCC members may have a positive f... ....
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Warm welcome to first Saudi flight to Qatar

Gulf News 12 Jan 2021
The first flight from Saudi Arabia in more than three years arrived in Qatar on Monday night, as the two neighbouring countries resumed air traffic between them after a historic Gulf reconciliation summit ... Qatar Airways posted online pictures showing warm welcome to passengers upon their arrival in Doha ... “Qatar and us, we share many things....
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It could be advantage time for UAE's budget airlines in any return to Doha

Gulf News 12 Jan 2021
The UAE’s budget airlines – Air Arabia and flydubai - can be early winners in any resumption of flights to Doha, and which will also come in handy in their post-pandemic revival plans. Both UAE carriers had high frequencies to Doha before the Qatar blockade from 2017 ... Etihad ‘looks forward’ to resuming Abu Dhabi-Qatar flights....
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A Decade After the Arab Spring, These Activists Are Finding New Ways to Fight for Progress

Time 12 Jan 2021
The Arab Spring began in Tunisia, where 28 days of protests ended 24 years of a dictator’s rule. The next day, Jan ... It proved a false spring ... In 2020 alone, Turkey arrested hundreds for “provocative” Facebook posts about COVID-19. Voicing support online for Qatar can warrant a jail term of up to 15 years in its rival, the UAE....
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Despite Trump’s Brokered Gulf Détente, Hurdles Remain for Qatar-Israel Deal

The American Spectator 10 Jan 2021
The Trump administration, with the help of Kuwait, has helped to broker a preliminary reconciliation agreement between Qatar and the other five members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ... US Diplomatic Efforts with Qatar ... The post Despite Trump’s Brokered Gulf Détente, Hurdles Remain for Qatar-Israel Deal appeared first on The American Spectator ....
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Saudi Arabia and Qatar to resume direct flights from January 11

The National 10 Jan 2021
Saudi Arabian Airlines and Qatar Airways said they will resume flights to Doha and Riyadh on January 11 after the countries reopened their airspace for the first time in more than three years ... Qatar Airways will resume services to Riyadh on Monday, followed by Jeddah on January 14 and Dammam on January 16, it said in a tweet....
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Qatar-Saudi border reopens after thaw

Dawn 10 Jan 2021
Cars move at Qatar’s Abu Samra border crossing with Saudi Arabia after the two countries restored ties and opened borders on Saturday.—Reuters ... Qatar and Saudi Arabia reopened their land border on Saturday, correspondents saw, as they restore ties following a landmark deal to end a three and a half year rift ... Qatar always denied the charges....
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With Qatar rift over, 2021 is the year of the GCC

Gulf News 10 Jan 2021
Therefore, ending the Qatar crisis was a necessity ... Thus, a crisis with Qatar was always bound to end ... With Gulf post-pandemic economic recovery in full swing and the Qatar rift over leading to a more united block that is able to deal with the big picture issues crucial to its security and future, 2021 is poised to be the year of the GCC....
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Overnight Defense: Pentagon chief condemns Capitol riots | House chairman calls for Trump's removal | Fence erected ...

The Hill 08 Jan 2021
... members of the Trump administration have resigned from their posts following the riots ... Babbitt’s ex-husband Timothy McEntee told The Washington Post that she served in Afghanistan and Iraq in active duty, along with deployments to Kuwait and Qatar with the Air National Guard....
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Vandals apprehended after covering Richard Serra’s vast desert sculpture in Qatar with graffiti

The Art Newspaper 07 Jan 2021
Qatar Museums, the government authority responsible for most state museums and public works in the country, announced on social media that “a new incident of vandalism” to the East West/West East (2014) sculpture on 28 December ... View this post on Instagram. A post shared by Qatar Museums (@qatar_museums)....
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