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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: Washington PostFri, 18 Apr 2014 08:11:34 -0700
Qatar's LNG dominance challenged

Blazing gas flares 230 feet into the night sky above Qatar's Ras Laffan Industrial City. The 183-square-mile complex houses the world's largest assemblage of liquefied natural gas plants and its biggest port for LNG exports. Ras Laffan chills to a ...   read full story


Publisher: Christian Science MonitorFri, 18 Apr 2014 10:03:45 -0700
Behind Qatar's bet on the Muslim Brotherhood

Months of tension between Qatar and its neighbors came to a head last month when Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) withdrew their ambassadors. Although the regional Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) announced yesterday that ...   read full story

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Publisher: Aljazeera.comThu, 17 Apr 2014 15:34:43 -0700
Gulf states agree deal to end Qatar tensions read full story
Publisher: The Daily StarFri, 18 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0700
Gulf deal leaves the ball in Qatar's court read full story
Publisher: Fox NewsThu, 17 Apr 2014 14:24:22 -0700
Gulf Arab states strike deal with Qatar in Saudi Arabia to heal rifts after ... read full story
Publisher: Doha NewsFri, 18 Apr 2014 03:07:30 -0700
GCC ministers sign deal to end tensions with Qatar read full story


Publisher: BloombergSun, 20 Apr 2014 07:01:45 -0700
Qatar Cuts Number of World Cup Soccer Stadiums as Costs Rise

Qatar, which holds the world's third-largest natural-gas reserves, plans to spend more than $200 billion on new infrastructure before hosting the sporting event, including $34 billion on a rail and metro system, $7 billion on a port and $17 billion on ...   read full story


Publisher: Jerusalem PostSun, 20 Apr 2014 00:41:15 -0700
Will Qatar abandon the Muslim Brotherhood?

After the so-called ?Arab Spring? these countries - with the exception of Qatar - recognized that the aim of the Muslim Brotherhood is not to simply to preach Islam - as they claim - but to attain power in their own countries. This has led the former ...   read full story

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Publisher: Doha NewsSun, 20 Apr 2014 06:52:30 -0700
Al Qaradawi debunks rumors that he is being deported from Qatar read full story
Publisher: Peninsula On-lineSat, 19 Apr 2014 18:30:00 -0700
Qaradawi denies reports about leaving Qatar read full story
Publisher: euronewsSat, 19 Apr 2014 03:30:00 -0700
Gulf states hope deal finally ends tension with Qatar read full story
Publisher: gulfnews.comSun, 20 Apr 2014 04:26:15 -0700
Cleric Yousuf Al Qaradawi denies he is leaving Doha read full story
Publisher: Voice of AmericaSun, 20 Apr 2014 06:18:45 -0700
Influential Cleric Attempts to Soothe Gulf Rift read full story

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