Gulf Times - QATAR
'We require free access to Haj, not gifts,' say Qataris

'We require free access to Haj, not gifts,' say Qataris

Though Saudi Arabia's latest move allowing Qataris to use the Saudi-Qatar land border for Haj has been considered a positive development by many, a cross-section of Qataris feel there is still more to be done to guarantee the well-being and comfort of the pilgrims.

Qatar hails Norway's stance on Gulf crisis

Qatar hails Norway's stance on Gulf crisis

Qatar's Foreign Minister HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani met in Oslo on Friday with his Norwegian counterpart Borge Brende.

Qatar's Indonesian community celebrates Independence Day

Qatar's Indonesian community celebrates Independence Day

Indonesian expatriates in Qatar celebrated their 72nd Independence Day with a prayer and the traditional flag-raising ceremony at the Indonesian chancery on Thursday.

Qatar company buys 49% shares of German firm

Qatar company buys 49% shares of German firm

Qatar Solar Technologies has acquired 49% of SolarWorld Industries, Germany's largest solar energy producer.

No winners in Gulf crisis, says al-Muraikhi

No winners in Gulf crisis, says al-Muraikhi

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi yesterday stressed that there is no winner in the Gulf crisis because it is a problem affecting people, families and tribal relations, as well as international relations.

Second Turkish ship with food to reach Qatar before Eid

Second Turkish ship with food to reach Qatar before Eid

A second Turkish ship is set to deliver food supplies to Qatar by the end of August, Daily Sabah, quoting the Anadolu Agency, has said.

Border opening for Haj welcome step, says FM

Border opening for Haj welcome step, says FM

Qatar welcomed Saudi Arabia's decision to reopen the Salwa border to Haj pilgrims, but called it “politically motivated.”

Filipino lensmen capture Qatar in all its diversity

Filipino lensmen capture Qatar in all its diversity

More than 40 images of Qatar’s stunning architecture and scenery, and rich cultural heritage are showcased in a first-of-its-kind exhibition, which opened at the Katara – the Cultural Village.

US firm to help bolster Qatar’s counter-terror funding system

US firm to help bolster Qatar’s counter-terror funding system

Financial Integrity Network to collaborate closely with Qatar establishments. Engagement with FIN reinforces Qatar’s already strong commitment to combating money laundering and terrorist financing

Qatar's sovereign fund plans major new investments

Qatar's sovereign fund plans major new investments

Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, with around $300 bn to its name, is shrugging off the country's diplomatic crisis with its neighbours and planning to expand its holdings.

Milaha launches direct container service between Qatar and Kuwait

Milaha launches direct container service between Qatar and Kuwait

Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime and logistics conglomerate, has launched the first ever direct feeder service between Qatar and Kuwait.

AZF first in Qatar to use latest tech in water treatment

AZF first in Qatar to use latest tech in water treatment

Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) has announced the completion of its wastewater treatment station becoming one of the first in the country to use innovative reverse osmosis.