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.
The single mother says she was beaten, shot at and barely dodged a bomb outside Kabul airport during the chaotic journey ... 31 deadline, but was beaten by Taliban members and pushed away from the airport's gates ... "They told me to be at (Kabul) Serena Hotel and then, from there, the Qatari government was in charge of taking us to the airport.
Nine days after the last US military plane left Afghanistan on August 31, a QatarAirways commercial jetliner took off from the Kabul airport carrying an estimated 200 evacuees to Doha in Qatar ... The Kabul airport was badly damaged during the final days of the US evacuation, and ...
Darwesh said he and his family narrowly escaped Kabul in a harrowing journey with the Taliban on their heels to the gates of the airport there. They spent four days in Doha, Qatar, along with thousands of other evacuees, with little water for drinking or washing ... Zainullah Zaki, who is traveling with his family, landed in Qatar on Aug.
Darwesh said he and his family narrowly escaped Kabul in a harrowing journey with the Taliban on their heels to the gates of the airport there. They spent four days in Doha, Qatar, along with thousands of other evacuees, with little water for drinking or washing.
Taliban officials from KabulAirport said that technical teams from Qatar and Turkey have accelerated their efforts to resolve technical and operational problems at the airport ... Qatar has been supporting Afghanistan in the re-establishment of the Kabul airport operations, as well as in other areas.
BEIJING ... Both put it at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) ... More From World ... book. Qatar warns of being unable to take Kabul airport's responsibility without Taliban agreement ... World Bank ... study ... Taliban. Afghan police return to Kabul airport to work alongside Taliban ... US ... First commercial flight arrives in Qatar from Afghanistan after US pullout ... .