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Qatar, Iran ink deal to enhance trade relations

The two countries trade relations have improved since the 2017 blockade Iran and Qatar could soon utilise one another’s ports after the two countries announced an agreement to improve trade relations. Doha and Tehran signed a...

E-commerce surges in post-pandemic Qatar, Mastercard says

Data top-ups, apparel, groceries, banking and healthcare see highest surge of online activity Nearly three out of four (73%) consumers in the Middle East and Africa shop more online than they did before the COVID-19...

Qatar Holding ‘to purchase Turkey’s Istinye Park mall in $1 billion deal’

The Doha-based firm reportedly secured the deal with one of Istanbul’s largest companies. Qatar Holding is reportedly securing a $1 billion deal to purchase 42% of Turkey’s Istinye Park, one of the country’s most prominent...

Qatar Financial Centre files legal action against First Abu Dhabi Bank

The Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority QFCRA has commenced legal proceedings in New York to compel First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) to pay a court ordered judgment debt of QAR 200,000,000 (USD 55 million)...

Qatar’s fuel exports take 35% hit

The decrease is attributed to fall of global fuel prices due to COVID-19  Qatar’s economy saw a trade surplus of QAR. 19.6bn during the third quarter of 2020, according to the Planning and Statistics Authority. Total...

Qatar launches first floating cage fish-farming project in the region

The initiative will further boost the country’s fish industry. Samkna, a new fish farming initiative, has launched the region’s first offshore Aquaculture project in Qatar’s open water, which uses floating-cage technology. Under Al Qamra holding, Qatar’s...

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Qatar eases Exceptional Entry Permit measures for residents travelling abroad

The decision was based on local and international epidemiological factors regarding the spread of COVID-19. Residents currently in Qatar with plans to travel and return...

Top 10 authentic restaurants for world cuisines right here in Doha

Qatar is home to a huge melting pot of expats from different parts of the world and this is reflected in the wide range...

Graffiti finally cleaned off iconic ‘East-West / West-East’ artwork

The world famous East-West / West-East art work by Richard Serra, situated in Qatar's Brouq nature reserve has finally been cleaned by authorities. Shortly after...

Bahrain claims Doha ‘violated’ GCC agreement for stopping two boats breaching Qatar’s territorial waters

The blockading country’s claim comes as it continues to impose an illegal land, air and sea blockade on Doha. Qatar’s border security stopped two Bahraini...