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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Battle for No. 1 spot in Kotoko

Graphic 19 Oct 2020
The presence of 24-year-old Abalora, who was in posts for the Black Stars in their 5-1 drubbing of Qatar last week, will enhance competition for the No ... The 24-year-old was in post when WAFA lost 0-1 to Kotoko in the 2016/17 season in Kumasi, but this time he would be seeking to ......

Jordan Ayew, latest Black Stars player to test positive for COVID-19

Graphic 18 Oct 2020
The 29-year-old was involved in Ghana's friendly matches against Mali and Qatar during the international break and Palace manager, Roy Hodgson, confirmed post-match that the player had returned a positive test during the club's latest set of tests ... p>In a Twitter post, Ayew said....

Northern Offshore’s jack-up rig kicks off drilling operations in Qatar

Offshore Energy Today 15 Oct 2020
Northern Offshore's drilling rig Energy Enticer has started drilling operations with Qatargas. The post Northern Offshore’s jack-up rig kicks off drilling operations in Qatar appeared first.. ... ....

Thomas Partey had to ‘accept’ Arsenal transfer after Mikel Arteta and Edu unveiled ‘exciting’ plans

Caughtoffside 14 Oct 2020
Partey met the English media for the first time after he returned to London following Ghana’s 5-1 win against Qatar on Monday, in which he bagged two assists ... Partey showed his range – and teased how he can link up with someone like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a wonderful long-range assist for Ghana against Qatar....

Economic recovery points to strong momentum: Report

China Daily 14 Oct 2020
"The services sector's post-epidemic recovery showed signs of speeding up," the Qatar-based news channel quoted Wang Zhe, senior economist at Caixin Insight Group, as saying ... The International Monetary Fund earlier predicted that China will be the only G20 country to post positive annual GDP growth this year.

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