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Complete details about Qatar in Asia with capital city Doha

Country NameQatar (Qatar)
Country CodeQAT
Capital CityDoha
ContinentAsia
RegionMiddle East
Independence Year1971
Population599000
Surface Area11000.0
Life Expectancy72.4 years
GNP9472.0 (old 8920.0)
Government FormMonarchy

Spoken Languages

Arabic [official]     (40.7%)
Urdu     (0.0%)

Major Cities

Doha, Doha     (population 355000)

Qatar's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: USA TODAYThu, 28 May 2015 22:43:20 -0700
Blatter says vote for Russia, Qatar the root of FIFA crisis

ZURICH (AP) ? The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday. Blatter spoke at the FIFA congress hours before ...   read full story

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Publisher: TIMEThu, 28 May 2015 14:42:09 -0700
Major FIFA Sponsors Don't Want to Talk About Qatar, Either read full story
Publisher: CBS NewsThu, 28 May 2015 11:33:45 -0700
FIFA arrests shine new light on Qatar World Cup deaths read full story
Publisher: Sydney Morning HeraldThu, 28 May 2015 22:48:45 -0700
Will Qatar lose the right to host the World Cup in 2022? read full story
Publisher: Mirror.co.ukFri, 29 May 2015 04:15:00 -0700
Qatar hero? Why Michel Platini might not be the man to save FIFA read full story
Publisher: KABC-TVFri, 29 May 2015 08:45:00 -0700
FIFA president says vote for Russia, Qatar the root of FIFA crisis read full story


Publisher: Irish TimesFri, 29 May 2015 02:33:45 -0700
Amnesty calls for Northern Ireland to use friendly to pressure Qatar

Amnesty International has called for Qatar's friendly with Northern Ireland on Sunday in Crewe to be used to pressure the Qatari government into improving conditions and rights of the country's 1.6m migrant workers, including the ?thousands involved in ...   read full story

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Publisher: Sports MoleFri, 29 May 2015 07:26:15 -0700
Preview: Northern Ireland vs. Qatar read full story
Publisher: AllSports.com.ghFri, 29 May 2015 07:37:30 -0700
International Friendly Preview: International Friendly Preview: Northern ... read full story
Publisher: Belfast LiveFri, 29 May 2015 08:08:16 -0700
WATCH: Northern Ireland squad training at Manchester City ahead of Qatar ... read full story


Publisher: The IndependentThu, 28 May 2015 02:43:49 -0700
Qatar 2022 World Cup: International footballers call on Qatari government and ...

The footballers' petition comes amid mounting pressure on Fifa, the organisation that runs world football, over serious allegations of corruption and bribery. Ginola's criticism of Qatar and Fifa comes mid rumours he may stand again for the group's ...   read full story

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Publisher: The GuardianWed, 27 May 2015 00:48:23 -0700
Why press freedom-loving Fifa and Qatar are so perfectly matched read full story


Publisher: Washington PostWed, 27 May 2015 11:37:24 -0700
Successful Qatar bid for World Cup aroused suspicion among US officials

Instead, Qatar ? a small, wealthy emirate on the Persian Gulf ? became the first Arab country to be awarded the event. Almost immediately, the decision to place a summer soccer tournament in a country where daytime temperatures in those months often ...   read full story

Qatar Tweets

From @eyvarm on Fri May 29 12:08:48 EDT 2015 RT @fersch_4: Votando Qatar. Obvio x quien https://t.co/v5p8qTjN5P
From @PaulFreelend on Fri May 29 12:08:47 EDT 2015 RT @OnionSports: FIFA Assures Fans Investigation Won?t Affect 2022 Qatar Slush Fund http://t.co/CXXxvSTJPu http://t.co/bTqDM9T5fy
From @danclarke2000 on Fri May 29 12:08:47 EDT 2015 RT @Maggranna: If we hold a minute silence for each migrant worker killed in Qatar, kick-off will be delayed 20 hours. #FifaCongress http:/?
From @MarcThornboroug on Fri May 29 12:08:46 EDT 2015 The human toll of FIFA's corruption http://t.co/eiVcjK057L #FIFA http://t.co/JuFN1UlwS1
From @abbasiam79 on Fri May 29 12:08:45 EDT 2015 RT @OnionSports: FIFA Assures Fans Investigation Won?t Affect 2022 Qatar Slush Fund http://t.co/CXXxvSTJPu http://t.co/bTqDM9T5fy
From @PhilMetro96 on Fri May 29 12:08:45 EDT 2015 RT @ishaantharoor: Qatar about to vote! Oh the suspense
From @SperryGary on Fri May 29 12:08:44 EDT 2015 RT @dkarbassiyoon: Eye-opening from the Washington Post on lives lost in Qatar for 2022 WC so far. Ridiculous http://t.co/EwTkij2v0q http:/?
From @Noticias90_1 on Fri May 29 12:08:44 EDT 2015 Via MeridianoTV : Qatar defiende su candidatura para ser organizadora del Mundial 2022 ? http://t.co/CGu41Hh9SB) http://t.co/yFrFzNsJPq
From @sumitsaurabh on Fri May 29 12:08:43 EDT 2015 Shame on you @FIFAWorldCup , even after knowing that so many labours are dyeing everyday in Qatar , you are acting blind ! Slow clap for you
From @NoThanksTheism on Fri May 29 12:08:42 EDT 2015 RT @OnionSports: FIFA Assures Fans Investigation Won?t Affect 2022 Qatar Slush Fund http://t.co/CXXxvSTJPu http://t.co/bTqDM9T5fy
From @HSIrecruitment on Fri May 29 12:08:39 EDT 2015 Hiring a Gym Supervisor Leisure Club Qatar in Qatar, United Arab Emirates http://t.co/tom1V0isT9 #job
From @Manar7_ on Fri May 29 12:08:38 EDT 2015 RT @zrueda: Death toll for workers building the 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar. This is sickening. http://t.co/Ax2x37vLIa
From @dmatkins137 on Fri May 29 12:08:38 EDT 2015 RT @OnionSports: FIFA Assures Fans Investigation Won?t Affect 2022 Qatar Slush Fund http://t.co/CXXxvSTJPu http://t.co/bTqDM9T5fy
From @OliHaighy on Fri May 29 12:08:38 EDT 2015 RT @OnionSports: FIFA Assures Fans Investigation Won?t Affect 2022 Qatar Slush Fund http://t.co/CXXxvSTJPu http://t.co/bTqDM9T5fy
From @ccbloodworth on Fri May 29 12:08:37 EDT 2015 ScotEngUnitedStatesOfAmerican Football Federation presents the 2026 World Cup Winner: Qatar!