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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Deadlock as Qatar embargo marks three-year anniversary

The Times of India 02 Jun 2020
A bitter feud between Qatar and a Saudi-led alliance drags into a fourth year on Friday with no end in sight ... Qatar-based sporting broadcaster BeIN accuses Saudi of pirating its production ... In the weeks leading up to the anniversary of the rift, a flurry of posts aimed at Qatar surface on social media, including claims it is considering quitting ....
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Gulf crisis sees new 'fake news' flurry online

Daily Star Lebanon 02 Jun 2020
A tweet claiming to show the start of a coup in Qatar, with shaky footage of an illuminated window and crackling gunfire, spread quickly after being posted early last month ... ....
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Qatar Petroleum inks $19.2 bln LNG shipbuilding deal

Offshore Energy Today 01 Jun 2020
Qatar Petroleum has inked three deals with South Korean shipbuilders reserving slots for its […]. The post Qatar Petroleum inks $19.2 bln LNG shipbuilding deal appeared first on Offshore Energy ... ....
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Phil Hay shares what Leeds and QSI have told him concerning takeover

Sportslens 28 May 2020
Phil Hay shares what Leeds and QSI have told him concerning takeover - originally posted on Sportslens.com ... As at last November, QSI believed that Radrizzani overvalues Leeds’ worth a little bit given his �100 million-plus asking price, but things are set to change post-promotion, and the club will definitely be worth more....
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Vor Biopharma Adds to Leadership Team with Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

Odessa American 26 May 2020
Jorgensen has over a decade of diverse experience in the financial industry focused on healthcare and biopharma at the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), Calamos Investments and Stifel Nicolaus, as well as scientific doctoral and post-doctoral training ... a post-doctoral scientist....
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P Kumaran appointed India's High Commissioner to Singapore

Sify 26 May 2020
New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI) ... He is at present Ambassador of India to Qatar and has been serving the post since October, 2016 ... (ANI). ....
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Kuwaiti livestock ship held off Australia due to coronavirus outbreak

Arab News 26 May 2020
SYDNEY. A Kuwaiti livestock ship was being held off Australia’s west coast after six crew members tested positive for COVID-19, authorities said on Tuesday, heightening concerns over how arrivals by sea are handled ... The Al Kuwait’s last stop before Australia was Hamad Port in Qatar, according to maritime records posted online ... .......
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Qatar may boost LNG production beyond 126 mtpa

Offshore Energy Today 25 May 2020
Qatar’s plans to raise liquefied natural gas capacity to 126 million tonnes per year […]. The post Qatar may boost LNG production beyond 126 mtpa appeared first on Offshore Energy ... ....
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Nepali migrant worker sentenced to death in Qatar

The Himalayan 22 May 2020
Qatar has sentenced a Nepali migrant worker named Anil Chaudhary from Mahottari district to death. Chaudhary had been accused of killing a Qatari national named Omar Mohammed Umar al-Ramajani al-Nuaimi in Qatar ... The post Nepali migrant worker sentenced to death in Qatar appeared first on The Himalayan Times....
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Qatar 2022 organisers promise World Cup ‘will be an affordable tournament’

Belfast Telegraph 20 May 2020
Qatar has pledged to put on an “affordable” World Cup in two-and-a-half years’ time with a post-pandemic global recession looming ... Hassan Al Thawadi, the secretary general of the supreme committee for delivery and legacy of Qatar 2022, says his organisation plans to speak to others hosting sporting events, such as Tokyo 2020, to share ideas....
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Qatar aiming for 'affordable' 2022 World Cup amid global downturn

Gulf News 20 May 2020
PARIS - The head of the team organising the 2022 World Cup pledged on Wednesday that they will run an "affordable" tournament in Qatar amid fears of a post-pandemic global recession ... Qatar has been continuing its preparations for the World Cup despite the spread of COVID-19, which ......
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DemocracyWatch: Imagine living through civil war as well as the pandemic

Open Democracy 20 May 2020
20 May 2020 ... ... Share this. Share on Twitter ... Tunisia Blogger Emna Chargui was charged with “inciting hatred between religions through hostile means or violence” for a Facebook post about the virus in the style of a Quranic sura. Qatar The country began enforcing the penalties of up to three years' imprisonment for failing to wear masks in public ... ....
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Qatar Petroleum enters two Total blocks off Ivory Coast

Offshore Energy Today 18 May 2020
State-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP) has entered into an agreement to acquire stakes in Total’s two exploration blocks offshore the Ivory Coast. The post Qatar Petroleum enters two Total blocks off.. ... ....

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