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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Charity funding concerns again raise issue of Qatar terror financing

The National 18 Aug 2019
The Charity Commission, a watchdog for benevolent organisations operating in the country, raised the red flag about Qatar Charity UK, which has spent millions funding mosques and other organisations in Britain, the UK’s Telegraph newspaper reported over the weekend ... Qatar ransom cash boosts Iran-backed 'terrorist' group ahead of Iraq elections....

Worst Dressed: Karisma Kapoor, Shriya Saran, Shamita Shetty leave us disappointed with their fashion choices

Bollywood Life 18 Aug 2019
View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by Tanya Ghavri (@tanghavri) on Aug 14, 2019 at 3.03am PDT ... View this post on Instagram ... Shriya Saran At SIIMA AWARDS 2019 IN QATAR ... A post shared by yogen shah (@yogenshah_s) on Aug 16, 2019 at 3.37am PDT ... View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by Mohit Rai (@mohitrai) on Aug 14, 2019 at 1.13am PDT....

Fort Carson set to celebrate troops' return from Afghanistan

Stars and Stripes 17 Aug 2019
The post will celebrate the troops' return Saturday night with a ceremony to welcome back the last 155 troops from the post's 4th Infantry Division and affiliated units ... The post also has soldiers overseas in Kuwait and Qatar ... Qatar between American negotiators and Taliban leaders....

TV becomes channel for messaging in Kashmir

Deccan Herald 16 Aug 2019
Some want to know about the wellbeing of their kin inside the Valley, some post they are fine and others use the medium to pass on information ... There are also posts from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Kuwait, informing and inquiring about safety statuses. Several students studying in Bangladesh posted messages about their safety....

Yemen STC forces ready for talks in Saudi Arabia

Middle East Online 16 Aug 2019
ADEN - Yemen's Southern Transitional Council (STC) said on Thursday they were ready to attend a summit in Saudi Arabia to resolve a standoff in Aden after they seized the southern port, seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed government ... Rally ... Qatar's foreign minister stressed in a Twitter post the importance of maintaining Yemen's unity ... ....

Yemen separatists say ready for talks in Saudi Arabia over Aden crisis

Indian Express 16 Aug 2019
Advertising ... “The meeting will be held as soon as necessary arrangements are completed.” ... The government rebased in Aden, while Hadi remains in Riyadh. Advertising ... What is the new post of Chief of Defence Staff that Modi announced? ... Qatar’s foreign minister stressed in a Twitter post the importance of maintaining Yemen’s unity ... ....

TIA urged to focus on post-midnight flights

The Himalayan 13 Aug 2019
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has directed Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to encourage airline companies to fill the post-midnight flight slots ... Currently, Qatar Airways and Fly Dubai are operating their post-midnight flights from and to TIA....

Nepathya leaves Qatar audience spellbound

The Himalayan 13 Aug 2019
KATHMANDU. Nepal’s popular folk-rock band, Nepathya, captivated the audiences on the occasion of ‘Eid al-Adha’ at the ‘Asian Town Amphitheater’ in Doha, on Monday ... The post Nepathya leaves Qatar audience spellbound appeared first on The Himalayan Times. ....

New York Imam Active in Interfaith Work Disseminates Extremist Propaganda on the Side

The Algemeiner 12 Aug 2019
Opinion. New York City’s Diamond District. Photo. Wikimedia Commons ... 0 ... Speeches by al-Timimi’s mentor Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, a Canadian-raised Salafist currently living in Qatar, also are posted on Dawah USA ... He adds ... If you would like to share your views with a blog post on The Algemeiner, please be in touch through our Contact page. ....

Sénégal : Karim Wade à un poste clé du parti dirigé par son père

All Africa 10 Aug 2019
Le fils de l’ancien président sénégalais Abdoulaye Wade, Karim, qui vit en exil au Qatar, va occuper un poste clé du Parti démocratique sénégalais (PDS, opposition) dirigé par son père, selon un communiqué du parti ... Karim Wade a toujours été proche de son père dont il a été conseiller et ministre ... Il vit depuis en exil au Qatar ... AFP .......

Taliban say differences resolved on US troop withdrawal

The World 06 Aug 2019
The development came during U.S.-Taliban talks over the past two days in the Gulf Arab state of Qatar, where the Taliban maintain a political office ... Khalilizad, who later traveled to New Delhi, said in a Twitter post overnight that "we have made excellent progress" in the discussions ... Receive email alerts as soon as breaking news posts....

Sanya Malhotra sets holiday goals with Qatar vacation

Mid Day 04 Aug 2019
HEr Qatar vacation. "Badhaai Ho" actress Sanya Malhotra is happy to escape the monsoon of Mumbai and enjoy the Qatar sun ... View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by Sanya Malhotra💥 (@sanyamalhotra_) onAug 2, 2019 at 12.32am PDT ... View this post on Instagram ... "I started my holiday right in the lap of luxury at Qatar Airways....