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

Oman Air to resume flight operations from October 1

Oman’s national carrier, Oman Air, will resume its commercial flight operations from October 1 after a seven-month hiatus over the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes following the announcement by the Oman airport of the resumption of air traffic for international Read more

Egyptian journalist arrested for appearing on Al Jazeera dies of Covid-19

An Egyptian journalist who was to stand a trial after appearing on Qatar’s Al Jazeera news network, has died of novel covid-19, the Doha-based media reports. Mohamed Monir’s death was announced Monday by his daughter Sarah Monir. The 65-year old Read more

Egypt: Doha-based Qaradawi removed from Interpol’s wanted list

Interpol has dropped the arrest warrant against Egyptian scholar Yousef al-Qaradawi, a sharp critic of President AbdelFattah al-Sisi and a persona non grata in most Gulf countries. A source from the Egyptian’s office at Doha-based International Union of Muslim Scholars, Read more

OPEC: Qatar pins pullout on oil cartel’s domination by Saudi Arabia

Qatar Monday surprisingly announced it will give up its seat in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in January, explaining that the decision was not political. Yet, it blasted the oil cartel for being dominated by Saudi Arabia that Read more