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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Delay to Qatar World Cup 2022 African qualifiers

Football Sierra Leone 09 May 2021
... Cup Qatar 2022 that were due to be played in June 2021,” football’s world governing body posted on its website ... The post Delay to Qatar World Cup 2022 African qualifiers appeared first on Football Sierra Leone....

Where did Indian football trump IPL?

Hindustan Times 07 May 2021
... India’s first major post-pandemic sporting event ... The League organisers held a few workshops with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), to learn from the Korean league—the first major football event to resume post-pandemic—and the AFC’s Asian Champions League in Qatar....

Qatar orders arrest of finance minister over alleged embezzlement

The National 06 May 2021
Qatar's prosecutor ordered ... Mr Al Emadi has held the finance minister post since 2013, is chairman of the board at Qatar National Bank and president of the executive board of Qatar Airways....

Premium Qatari Vegetables and Qatar Farms programs post significant sales in April

Fresh Plaza 06 May 2021
Yesterday, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment released figures claiming that the Premium Qatari Vegetables and Qatar Farms programs posted significant sales during April ... 2,330 tons through the Qatar Farms Program....

Qatar orders shock arrest of finance minister over investigation into alleged misuse of funds

The Independent 06 May 2021
Qatar, one of the richest countries in the world, has ordered ... Al-Emadi had been in his post as finance minister since 2103....

The 103 visa-free destinations South Africans can travel to

Independent online (SA) 06 May 2021
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Qatar- HMC expands online medical report application service across all facilities

MENA FN 05 May 2021
'In most cases people can simply submit the application online and receive the final reports to their home or office through Qatar Post ... The final report will then be delivered by Qatar Post, adding to the efficiency and convenience of the whole process....

Qatar sailing smooth to become vibrant maritime hub

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide 04 May 2021
Qatar’s prospects of becoming a regional maritime hub strengthened as ......

Oil, money and football: Hartlepool know all about it

The Irish Times 01 May 2021
Hartlepool, just like PSG and City, is very much a current affair ... Soft power ... The perspective is not his alone, after all the Saudis hold it too, as do the owners of City from the United Arab Emirates and PSG from Qatar. All three Gulf entities have a national vision post-oil and buying up chunks of western Europe and its culture is part of it ... ....

Qatar Petroleum announces May petrol prices

MENA FN 30 Apr 2021
Qatar Petroleum (QP) has announced the May 2021 fuel prices in Qatar. The QP post on Twitter showed that the price for premium, ......

Middle EastMIDEAST STOCKS Saudi leads major Gulf markets lower; Dubai gains

Reuters 29 Apr 2021
read more ... Back in Saudi Arabia, Sahara International Petrochemical (2310.SE) jumped 7.6% after it posted a quarterly net profit. In Qatar, the benchmark (.QSI) fell 0.3%, as most of the stocks on the index were in red including telecoms firm Ooredoo (ORDS.QA), which retreated about 2% following a decline in first-quarter earnings. Our Standards ... .......

Ajman hotels busier than Dubai as staycationers head north

Arab News 28 Apr 2021
DUBAI ... At the country level, Qatar posted the highest absolute occupancy (71.2 percent) and came closest to the 2019 comparable (-0.4 percent). That means that Qatar was less than a percentage point away from a full occupancy recovery if looking only at that March data ... .......

Lebanese growers and traders despair as Saudi Arabia bans their goods

Fresh Plaza 28 Apr 2021
Beirut airport security forces said the detained man was trying to smuggle 11 kg of cocaine into the country on a Qatar Airways flight from Brazil. The National Post reports that other Gulf Arab states have issued statements in support of the Saudi ban, raising fears in Lebanon, ......