UAE awards Saudi Crown Prince Order of Zayed in recognition of strong historical ties

UAE Tuesday conferred the Order of Zayed, the country’s highest civilian award on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) in recognition of strong historical ties and bilateral relations between the two countries, reports say. The facto Saudi ruler arrived Read more

Qatar seizes Bahraini vessel for trespassing territorial waters

Qatar has intercepted and seized a Bahraini boat for entering illegally the territorial waters of the tiny gas-rich Gulf country, reports say. Qatari Coastline Security General Directorate sent, Doha News reports, a fax to Bahrain’s Naval Operations Centre of Coast Read more

Qatar’s Table Tennis Association Chief elected to preside over Asian Table Tennis Union

Khalil Al-Mohannadi, President of the Qatar Table Tennis Association, will head the Asian Table Tennis Union (following his unopposed election Sunday in Doha). Al-Mohannadi becomes the sixth President of the Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU). He follows Japan’s Rizo Kawakami Read more

Qatar-based Investment Holding Group (IHG) contemplates acquiring Elegancia Group

Investment Holding Group (IHG), a Doha-based Investment Management company, is mulling plans to acquire Elegancia group, a business supplies and equipment conglomerate also located in the Qatari capital. IHG’s board of Directors, Zawya notes, indicated to the Qatar Stock Exchange Read more

Qatar poised to recruit Tunisian man-power for FIFA World Cup 2022

Qatar Sunday expressed willingness to tap into Tunisia’s know-how and manpower as it hosts next year’s FIFA World Cup. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz al-Thani, Prime Minister of the Gulf country, reports say, held a telephone conversation with Read more

Doha-based Al Jazeera to resume broadcasting from Algeria after 20-year hiatus

Qatari news network, Al Jazeera, will soon resume operating in Algeria 20 years after authorities shut down the office of the Doha-media. Algerian authorities reportedly early this week validated a license application from the media. They however rebuffed the renewal Read more