Qatar (/ˈkæˌtɑːr/,i/ˈkɑːtɑːr/, /ˈkɑːtər/ or i/kəˈtɑːr/;Arabic:قطرQaṭar[ˈqɑtˤɑr]; local vernacular pronunciation: [ɡɪtˤɑr]), officially the State of Qatar (Arabic:دولة قطرDawlat Qaṭar), is a sovereigncountry 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.
A television viewing audience of 484 million in 80 countries across the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, North America and North Africa witnessed Japan defeat Australia 1–0 in the final.
Qatar, India and Iran all lodged interest in hosting the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, while Australia also considered making a late bid. Qatar officially submitted their bid on 19 June 2006, while India withdrew their interest and Iran failed to submit proper documentation for their bid on time.
Qatar was announced as host nation on 29 July 2007, during the 2007 AFC Asian Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia. Due to FIFA regulations stating that confederation events can be hosted either in January or July, and July being peak summer heat in the Middle East, it was also announced that the tournament would be held in January of that year.
Qatar is Hamas and Hamas is Qatar ... For over a decade, Qatar funded Hamas in Gaza ... The German media news organization DieZeit was first to report, in July 2020, on an American security contractor’s revelation that Qatar is financing Lebanese Hizbullah, an organization designated terrorist by the US and the EU.
The German media news organization DieZeit was first to report, in July 2020, on an American security contractor’s revelation that Qatar is financing Hizbullah, an organization designated terrorist by the US and the E.U.
• A medical contractor for Colorado's state prisons needs to get ... • Nearly 40 people from the Philippines are suing construction contractors who worked for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, accusing them in Colorado's federal court of engaging in human trafficking and forced labor.
In Qatar, home to Al Jazeera, a satellite television network popular across the Arab world which has been covering the atrocities with scarcely disguised admiration, exiled leaders of Hamas prostrated themselves on an office floor to give thanks ... now held in escrow in Qatar.
A second is to control the possible shockwaves across the region ... This involved the unfreezing of $6bn in Iranian oil revenues in South Korea, now held in escrow in Qatar. The administration says the money has not yet been disbursed and will be used only to pay non-Iranian contractors for food and other humanitarian supplies.
Notably, the LusailStadium, the main venue for the QatarWorld Cup, capable of hosting 80,000 spectators, is the largest stadium in Qatar and the first World Cup stadium project undertaken by a Chinese company as the general contractor, setting numerous industry records.
This is due to the timely completion of the country’s major infrastructure projects, which served as a significant driver of credit demand through contractors, in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. As per the report, banks in Qatar are also anticipated to experience weakened ...
Seadrill is in active discussions to potentially sell another three offshore rigs, known collectively as the Qatar jack-up fleet. The Bermuda-domiciled drilling contractor on Monday confirmed it is in talks for the potential divestment of ...
The move came after controversies around the process in awarding the 2018 and 2022 tournaments to Russia and Qatar, respectively ... All 78 workers were interviewed on labour exploitation during the World Cup, including 20 employed by official Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup contractors and 17 who worked at stadiums and other official FIFA venues.