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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Stop backing Assad ‘atrocities’, Trump urges Russia

The News International 18 Feb 2020
States including Russia, France, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt support strongman Khalifa Haftar, while the UN-recognized Government of National Accord is backed by Turkey and Qatar.Turkey has 12 observation posts in Idlib as part of a 2018 deal reached between Ankara and ......
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US-Taliban peace deal to be signed end of February, militant group says

Courier Express 18 Feb 2020
and Taliban will sign a peace deal at the end of February, more than a year after negotiations started, paving the way for broader talks between the Afghan government and the militant group on the country’s post-war future....
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‘Govt prefers merit over discretion in postings to serve overseas Pakistanis’

The News International 18 Feb 2020
Prime Minister Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari has sent to The News for publication the following explanation of his ministry in response to The News story – ‘Govt prefers discretion over merit in lucrative foreign postings’- published on Feb 14....
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Killeen Daily Herald 18 Feb 2020
and Taliban will sign a peace deal at the end of February, more than a year after negotiations started, paving the way for broader talks between the Afghan government and the militant group on the country's post-war future ... and individuals," he said Monday in a post on Instagram....
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Atlantic City 18 Feb 2020
In an update posted Monday, the Hardin County Fire Department reported the entire street in Savannah, Tenn., was also showing signs of falling into the river ... "It's going to take collective action from big companies, small companies, nation states, global organizations and individuals," he said Monday in a post on Instagram....
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David Beckham and Inter Miami land big-money sponsorship agreement with Qatar

Caughtoffside 17 Feb 2020
... in England, it has been suggested that Beckham and the front office have agreed a �180m deal with Qatar over the sponsorship of their jerseys ... The post David Beckham and Inter Miami land big-money sponsorship agreement with Qatar appeared first on CaughtOffside....
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Saudi newspaper slams Muslim Brotherhood as ‘Nazis’

The Jerusalem Post 15 Feb 2020
Saudi Arabia formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization in 2014 and banned it in the kingdom ...   ... Milshtein told The Jerusalem Post that Hamas’s close relations with Qatar, “considered by the Saudis as an arch-enemy,” was another reason behind the tensions between Saudi Arabia and Hamas ... ....
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Qatar Airways bids to acquire RwandaAir stake

The Siasat Daily 06 Feb 2020
Qatar Airways is negotiating to acquire 49 percent of RwandaAir, the national carrier of the central African nation, to cater for growing demand in Africa, its chief said Wednesday ... Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is financing the expansion of Kigali Airport to raise its capacity to 10 million passengers a year, the Qatari official said....
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Barcelona never made an offer for Xavi to replcace Valverde - Abidal

Yahoo Daily News 05 Feb 2020
Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal says no formal offer was made to Xavi over the recently available managerial post at the club. The legendary former midfielder, now managing in Qatar with Al-Sadd, was widely reported to have been Barca’s first choice to replace Ernesto Valverde as manager after he was removed from his post in January....
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Northwestern U Qatar campus cancels Lebanese band after anti-gay backlash

The Jerusalem Post 03 Feb 2020
DOHA - An American university canceled an event at its Qatar campus featuring a prominent Middle East band whose singer is openly gay, after an online backlash in the conservative Gulf Arab state sparked safety concerns ... "This is against our cultural standards and societal norms," one Twitter account posted....
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U.S. university in Qatar cancels Lebanese band talk after anti-gay backlash

Canada Dot Com 03 Feb 2020
DOHA — An American university canceled an event at its Qatar campus featuring a prominent Middle East band whose singer is openly gay, after an online backlash in the conservative Gulf Arab state sparked safety concerns ... “This is against our cultural standards and societal norms,” one Twitter account posted....
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