Qatar (/ˈkæˌtɑːr/,i/ˈkɑːtɑːr/, /ˈkɑːtər/ or i/kəˈtɑːr/;Arabic:قطرQaṭar[ˈqɑtˤɑr]; local vernacular pronunciation: [ɡɪtˤɑr]), officially the State of Qatar (Arabic:دولة قطرDawlat Qaṭar), is a sovereigncountry located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island of Bahrain, as well as sharing sea borders with the United Arab Emirates and Iran.
A television viewing audience of 484 million in 80 countries across the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, North America and North Africa witnessed Japan defeat Australia 1–0 in the final.
Qatar, India and Iran all lodged interest in hosting the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, while Australia also considered making a late bid. Qatar officially submitted their bid on 19 June 2006, while India withdrew their interest and Iran failed to submit proper documentation for their bid on time.
Qatar was announced as host nation on 29 July 2007, during the 2007 AFC Asian Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia. Due to FIFA regulations stating that confederation events can be hosted either in January or July, and July being peak summer heat in the Middle East, it was also announced that the tournament would be held in January of that year.
Aviation is part of a government's strategy to become a global transportation and logistics hub by 2030, with Riyadh airport as base for a new airline that would compete with regional heavyweights Emirates and QatarAirways... 95% and providing services to 18 domestic airports.
DOHA, QATAR – QatarAirwaysGroupChief Executive, His Excellency Mr ... Qatar Airways Group is a unique organisation which encompasses multiple subsidiaries and works in synergy to create the smoothest travel journey including airport ground services, onboard catering, private jet travel, and more.
Sept 20 (Reuters) - Qatar wants to capitalise on a U.S.-Iranian detainee deal that it mediated during months of delicate diplomacy to find common ground on a more intractable issue between the two hardened adversaries ... Another Iranian insider briefed on discussions so far with Qatar said.
According to Reuters, the five detainees released in Tehran were accompanied by Qatar’s ambassador to Iran to the airport, where they flew out of the country in a Qatari jet ... The two released detainees arrived at Doha airport on Monday evening, according to Iranian officials.
ambassador to Qatar, and others, according to reporting from The Associated Press. They walked toward the airport with arms around one another and later departed on the plane for the U.S ... “The nightmare is finally over,” Namazi’s brother, Babak, said at the airport, per The AP.
ambassador to Qatar and walked seemingly in high spirits to a building at the airport in anticipation of the next flight home to the United States... Some $6 billion of Iranian assets once frozen in South Korea is now in Qatar, a key element for the prisoner exchange, added Nasser Kanaani in comments during a news conference aired on state television.