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Qatar hired ex-Trump campaign staffer as D.C. lobbyist

A former national field director for President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign registered as a foreign agent of Qatar late last year, the latest figure in Trump’s orbit to profit from a scramble by Gulf states to win favor in Washington.


UAE eases Qatar shipping ban amid continuing dispute

DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates has eased a ban on the shipping of goods between it and Qatar enforced under a political and economic boycott of Doha, according to port circulars and an industry source.


Thirdy makes final 12 vs. Qatar as Almazan injures ankle

DOHA - Thirdy Ravena will play for Gilas Pilipinas in the the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. The Ateneo standout will suit up against Qatar on February 21, together with Andray Blatche, June Mar Fajardo, Troy Rosario, Jayson Castro, Paul Lee, Marcio Lassiter, Gabe Norwood, Scottie Thompson, Poy Er


Qatar Airways’ “Revolutionary” Economy — Coming (Very) Soon?

We’ve seen a ton of innovation from airlines when it comes to their premium cabin products. From onboard showers in first class to suites with doors in business class, flying is better than ever before for those in the pointy end of the plane.


UAE rejects rumours about easing shipping ban aimed at Qatar

Last Thursday, the UAE issued a statement clarifying news reports regarding export and import of goods to and from Qatar at ports in the emirates. The UAE authorities stated that news reports circulating online were inaccurate.


Qatar Petroleum signs initial deals to boost local energy industry

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar Petroleum signed preliminary deals worth more than 9 billion Qatari riyals ($2.47 billion) on Monday with oil services firms Schlumberger and Baker Hughes to boost the local energy industry.


Round 2: New faces for Gilas, same key guys for Qatar

The task at hand is clear for Gilas Pilipinas as they take on Qatar on midnight of February 22 (Manila time). They need a victory to move one step closer to qualifying for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.


Qatar Expected to Unveil Staggered Economy Cabin Seats Next Month

Qatar Airways is widely expected to reveal plans for a unique staggered-row economy cabin seating configuration early next month. It is believed that, in addition to a bit more elbow room for the passenger in the middle seat, the new concept could also offer nearly unobstructed aisle access to every


Qatar confirms intention to order up to 60 LNG carriers

The head of Qatar Petroleum (QP) yesterday confirmed speculation that the Middle Eastern nation will push ahead with plans to order up to 60 LNG carriers. Saad bin Sherida Al Kaabi, who is also Qatar’s minister of state for energy affairs, said at a press conference that Qatar was in advanced negoti


Sudan's Bashir names VP, prime minister as protests continue

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese police fired teargas at demonstrators on Saturday as fresh protests broke out against the rule of President Omar al-Bashir, after he appointed a new prime minister and first vice president a day after declaring a state of emergency.


Zarco: Top-10 finish in Qatar "not a crazy target"

The French rider moves across to KTM this year after spending two seasons with the Tech 3 Yamaha team, and will make his race debut with the Austrian manufacturer at one of his happiest hunting grounds.


Day into emergency rule, Sudan's Bashir names VP and prime minister

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir appointed a first vice president and a new prime minister on Saturday, a day after declaring a state of emergency that did little to halt street demonstrations, the most sustained of his 30-year rule.


UAE Denies Change in Qatar Shipping Ban

The UAE Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime has stressed in a circular that its policy regarding access to Qatar at UAE ports and border crossings has not changed. The periodic circular is issued in line with official decisions, the UAE news agency, WAM, said on Thursday.


Qatar aims to build $20 billion sports sector ahead of World Cup

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar wants to attract more sports companies to the Gulf state, aiming to develop a $20 billion sports sector ahead of the 2022 World Cup, a senior official said on Sunday.


Qatar pledges to keep money pipeline open to Gaza Strip

Qatar, disregarding the disapproval of the Palestinian Authority (PA), says it has no plans to stop supplying financial grants to the Gaza Strip. “[Qatar] will continue to support the Gaza Strip,” Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said Feb. 17 in his speech at the Muni


PHILLIPS: Rabbi Marc Schneier Is The Latest American Jew To Be Ensnared By The Qatari Regime

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has already been marred by controversy, as thousands of native workers readying the country to become the epicenter of the global soccer economy are grossly mistreated and often unpaid. Add to that one ambitious and self-serving rabbi from the Hamptons, and things get mes


Gilas Pilipinas vs Qatar live stream: start time, Fiba World Cup scores and results

Gilas Pilipinas will take on Qatar in what is considered a must win for the Philippine national basketball team. Gilas Pilipinas vs Qatar live stream online is on ESPN5. Gilas Pilipinas vs Qatar start time is 12:00AM Friday.


UAE eases Qatar shipping ban: circular, source

DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates has eased a ban on the shipping of goods between it and Qatar enforced under a political and economic boycott of Doha, according to port circulars and an industry source.


Qatar's real estate market faces reality check ahead of World Cup

DOHA/DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar’s Doha Tower, a spike-tipped cylinder that glows orange at night, won an award when finished in 2012 amid a Gulf-wide real estate boom, but today about half of its 46 floors are empty.


Gilas Pilipinas routs Qatar to boost World Cup chances

DOHA, Qatar -- Gilas Pilipinas dominated both ends of the floor in the second half to rout Qatar 84-46 in the sixth window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers Friday at the Al Gharafa Sports Club Hall.