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With cows, chickens and greenhouses, Qatar takes on regional boycott

18 Jun 2019

(This June 5 story changes agricultural loan in paragraph 26 to reflect loan not taken, still being studied) | Video

Qatari president of PSG under graft investigation in France

23 May 2019

PARIS/DOHA The Qatari president of French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser al-Khelaifi, is under formal investigation in France for alleged corruption related to Doha's bid to host the athletics world championship, his lawyers said on Thursday.

Qatar stock exchange looks to new ETFs to attract more foreign cash

23 May 2019

DOHA, May 23 Qatar's stock exchange is developing two new Exchange Traded Funds, part of efforts by the Middle East's strongest performing stock market in 2018 to boost foreign investment, CEO Rashid al-Mansoori said.

Qatar disowns tourism official's comments on visas for 'enemies'

05 May 2019

DOHA A Qatari tourism official said the country would not grant visas to those it considers "enemies" in reference to Egyptian nationals seeking to enter the country amid an ongoing dispute, a remark that was later disowned by the Qatari government.

Semenya's future in doubt after she says no to medication to lower testosterone

03 May 2019

DOHA The future of double Olympic champion Caster Semenya was in doubt on Friday after she said she would not take medication to lower testosterone levels to comply with new rules for the 800 metres.

Qatar says tightening Iran sanctions harms oil consuming nations

01 May 2019

DOHA Qatar, which hosts the largest U.S. air base in the Middle East, has spoken out against Washington's decision to block all exports of Iranian oil, saying unilateral sanctions were unwise because they hurt the countries that rely on the supplies.

UPDATE 2-Qatar says tightening Iran sanctions harms oil consuming nations

01 May 2019

DOHA, May 1 Qatar, which hosts the largest U.S. air base in the Middle East, has spoken out against Washington's decision to block all exports of Iranian oil, saying unilateral sanctions were unwise because they hurt the countries that rely on the supplies.

Qatar National Bank first-quarter net profit rises 3.8 percent, loans up 5 percent

09 Apr 2019

DOHA Qatar National Bank (QNB), the Gulf's largest lender, reported a 3.8 percent increase in first-quarter net profit on Tuesday, broadly in line with analysts' forecasts.

Qatar sues Luxembourg, UAE, Saudi banks in FX manipulation case

08 Apr 2019

DOHA/LONDON Qatar filed lawsuits on Monday against three banks, accusing them of causing billions of dollars of damage to its economy by what it called overseas currency manipulation in the wake of an Arab boycott against Qatar in 2017.

Qatar sues Luxembourg, UAE, Saudi banks in FX manipulation case

08 Apr 2019

DOHA/LONDON, April 8 Qatar said on Monday it had filed lawsuits against three banks, accusing them of using what it called overseas currency manipulation to sabotage its economy in the wake of an Arab boycott against the country in 2017.

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