Thursday, 22 August 2019

Tag Archives: Qatar

Afridi as brand ambassador for T10 Cricket League QPL

DOHA: The Qatar Cricket Association has announced the Qatar Premier T10 Cricket League (QPL) to be played in the Gulf state with 4-6 teams this year. Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has been taken on board as brand ambassador for the matches. “I would like to announce that the Qatar Cricket ...

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Pakistan beat India to lift IBSF Snooker World Team Cup

DOHA: Pakistan’s Asjad Iqbal and Bilal defeated India 3-1 to lift the IBSF Snooker World Team Cup 2019 title in Qatar. The pair of Asjad Iqbal and Muhammad Bilal outclassed Team India’s Pankaj Advani and Laxman Rawat 3-1 in the final. The Indian team was outplayed by Pakistan who won ...

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Qatar-Pakistan signs 3 MoUs

Ministerial delegations of Qatar and Pakistan headed by Emir of Qatar and Prime Minister Imran Khan respectively, signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) over matters of mutual interest. Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived in Pakistan at the Nur Khan air base this evening on an official two day visit along with a high-powered delegation ...

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FIFA drop idea of 48 teams for 2022 World Cup

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be a 32-team tournament as originally planned, Fifa has announced. The world governing body had considered expanding its showpiece event to 48 teams but has now determined this is not practical. “The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will, therefore, remain as originally planned ...

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Qatar’s $434m desert rose museum finally blooms

DOHA: Almost a decade in the making, three years late and at an estimated cost of $434 million, Qatar´s vast national museum, built in the shape of a desert rose, opens this week. A glittering ceremony, expected to include Qatar´s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah ...

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Qatar promises more jobs to Pakistanis

DOHA: Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman al Thani on Sunday assured Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi that his country will take new measures to provide more jobs to Pakistanis. The assurance came during Foreign Minister Qureshi’s one-day official visit to Qatar. Qureshi held ...

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Qatar to quit OPEC in 2019

DOHA: Qatar is to leave OPEC next month in order for the Gulf state to focus on gas production, Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabi announced on Monday. “Qatar has decided to withdraw its membership from OPEC effective January 2019,” Kaabi said at a Doha press conference. He added that Qatar would ...

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Qatar to boost gas production

DOHA: Qatar announced on Wednesday plans to boost natural gas production for the second time since a Gulf diplomatic crisis erupted last year pitting the energy-rich emirate against a rival Saudi-led bloc. The head of state-owned Qatar Petroleum, Saad al-Kaabi, told a press conference that the country intends to raise ...

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Qatar says Saudi blocking hajj access to its citizens

DOHA: Qatar on Sunday said its citizens were unable to take part in the annual hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia as the two countries remain bitterly locked in a diplomatic dispute. “There is no chance this year for Qatari citizens and residents to travel for hajj,” a government official told ...

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Currency crisis in Turkey – Qatar offers aid to Ankara

ISTANBUL: The United States on Wednesday ruled out removing steel tariffs that have contributed to a currency crisis in Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, as Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey, supporting a rise in the Turkish lira. The White House stance appeared to give ...

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