October 30, 2014 -- Updated 4:10 pm GMT

Articles from category: "Qatar"

Prince Charles on five day tour of Qatar, UAE and Bahrain

prince charles in Qatar, UAE and Bahrain

On Thursday the Prince of Wales was on his fifth day of his tour of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, His Royal Highness visited the Doha Religious Complex.  The Prince paid visits to the St Isaac and St George Greek Orthodox Church, which has a vibrant congregation from communities from across the Arab world; the Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, which holds masses in twelve different languages, and the Anglican Church of the Epiphany, catering to the many Protestant communities present in Qatar. After which, His Royal Highness took part in a discussion with Christian community leaders, based there, to hear more about their experiences of living and working in the region. His Royal High

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Prince Ali slams Fifa over Middle East

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Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein has criticised soccer’s world governing body Fifa for banning Iraq from hosting home internationals and asked that the organisation to do more for supporters in the Middle East. Iraq hosted friendlies against Syria and Liberia earlier in the year after Fifa lifted a previous ban, but they then reintroduced it in July when there was security concerns in the country after two suicide bombers killed 60 people in the northern city of Mosul. The Asian champions have had to deal with this problem for a long time and ended up having to host a majority of their 2014 World Cup qualifiers in Qatar and take on Saudi Arabia in a ‘home’ Asian cup qualifiyin

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Qatar Royal Family Member Faces Prison

Qatar Royal Family Member Faces Prison

A member of Qatar’s ruling family was among five people sentenced to prison by a court in the Gulf Arab state for negligence over a fire at a shopping mall that killed 19 people, most of them children in a nursery, the Gulf Times reported on Friday. The blaze started due to faulty electrical wiring in Doha’s Villagio Mall and quickly spread to the Gympanzee nursery, which had no emergency fire exit. Among those killed were 13 children, two firefighters and four teachers. The victims were from France, Spain, South Africa, New Zealand, the Philippines, Japan and Benin, among other countries. A government investigation found the mall had broken a raft of safety laws and that its sta

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Prince Khalifa Al-Thani To Visit Israel

Prince Khalifa Al-Thani

Qatar’s Prince Khalifa Al-Thani, a member of the royal family of Qatar, is likely to travel to Israel in November, Israeli website Calcalist reports. His trip would mark the first time a member of the Qatari royal family formally visited the country. Al-Thani’s visit will centre on the launching of the Israel-Palestine Commercial Arbitration Center, a venture headed by the President of the International Chamber of Commerce, Oren Shachor, and Palestinian Arab businessman Munib al-Masri, which is intended to resolve differences between Israeli and Palestinian businesses for sums of up to 7 million shekels. The trip was arranged whilst on a get together last weekend between Al-Thani and Sha

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HH Sheikha Moza speaks out for Education as a Human Rights issue

HH Sheikha Moza

During the Human Rights Council High-Level Panel, HH Sheikha Moza spoke out about the importance of education as it related to human rights. The wife of the Emir primarily focused on a person’s right to education, and how vital it was that citizens be educated in every region, not just those who could afford it. This occurred at the 22nd annual Human Rights Council, which takes place at the UN headquarters in Geneva. The Human Rights Council convenes to discuss the state and future of human rights around the world, as recognized by the United Nations. The UN’s goal is to ensure universal rights in quintessential areas, primarily relating to what are considered “basic human need

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Gulf Royals Sign Agreement to Invest in Moroccan Tourism Industry

On Thursday, King Mohammed VI of Morocco saw the future of his country’s tourism sector grow brighter when royals from the Gulf states signed an agreement to set up Morocco’s Tourism Investment Authority. Click here to learn more Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi signed the agreement, along with Kuwait’s Financial Minister Sheikh Mustafa Jassim al Shamali during a ceremony in Rabat. The Director General of the Moroccan Fund for Tourism Development, Tarik Senhaji, pointed out during the event that having the Gulf nations invest in the North African kingdom’s tourism industry displayed the mut

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