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Sergio Aguero’s Argentina warning & Leo Messi is knackered

Argentina & Cesar Luis Menotti Argentina are gearing up for their final two warm up matches before this summer’s Copa America in Brazil. Argentina take on Venezuela on Friday, before a match against Morocco on Tuesday. Argentina have been drawn in a group with Colombia, Paraguay and Qatar at the Copa America. Prior to the Venezuela game, Argentina’s national team director Cesar Luis Menotti has given an eye-catching interview with Radio Gol. Menotti, 80, is an Argentine legend who played and ma...
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Morocco, Champions League, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Jose Mourinho, Sergio Aguero, Messi, Agüero, Panama, Copa América


Pompeo, in Kuwait, again urges resolution to Gulf crisis

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday renewed calls for a resolution to a festering dispute between Qatar and four other Arab nations, all of them America’s partners in the Middle East. On a visit to Kuwait, which has been attempting to mediate an end to the crisis, Pompeo said the […]
Tags: News, Jerusalem, America, Qatar, Nation, Middle East, Kuwait, Gulf, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


#Qatar to launch energy-focused Islamic bank with $10 billion capital | Reuters

Qatar to launch energy-focused Islamic bank with $10 billion capital | Reuters:Qatar will launch an energy-focused Islamic lender later this year with a targeted capital of $10 billion to finance both domestic and global projects, an executive said on Tuesday.Tiny but wealthy Qatar is one of the most influential players in the liquefied natural gas market with annual production of about 77 million tonnes, and it plans to increase this over 40 percent to 110 million by 2024.Speaking at an Islamic...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Doha, Reuters, Islamic Finance, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Energy Bank


Aluminum manufacturing giant Norsk Hydro shut down by ransomware

Norsk Hydro, one of the largest global aluminum manufacturers, has confirmed its operations have been disrupted by a ransomware attack. The Oslo, Norway-based company said in a brief statement that the attack, which began early Tuesday, has impacted “most business areas,” forcing the aluminum maker to switch to manual operations. “Hydro is working to contain and neutralize the attack, but does not yet know the full extent of the situation,” the company said in a statement posted to Facebook. It’...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Qatar, Brazil, Norway, Justice Department, Reuters, Paris France, Beaumont, Oslo Norway, Altran, Hydro, Kevin Beaumont, Norsk Hydro, National Security Authority, Terje PEDERSEN


Deschamps keen to lead France into 2022 World Cup

Paris (AFP) – France’s World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps has told AFP he would like to remain in his job until the 2022 finals in Qatar. The 50-year-old Deschamps, who took charge of France in 2012,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Qatar, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Afp, Didier Deschamps, Deschamps


FIFA Qatar 2022 plan would ‘exacerbate’ Gulf tensions

Doha (AFP) – FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s plan to expand the Qatar World Cup to 48 teams and increase the number of host countries risks worsening existing Gulf diplomatic tensions, claim analysts. The ambitious expansion... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Soccer, Fifa, Doha, Gulf, Afp, Gianni Infantino


Al Zubarah: Vanished port is a gateway to Qatar's past

Just an hour -- and a world -- away from the bright lights of Doha, Qatar, the sand-covered remains of the once-thriving port of Al Zubarah are worth exploring.
Tags: Qatar, Cnn, Doha Qatar, Al Zubarah


Fitch affirms Doha Bank ratings at ‘A’ with Stable Outlook - The Peninsula Qatar

Fitch affirms Doha Bank ratings at ‘A’ with Stable Outlook - The Peninsula Qatar:Fitch Ratings has affirmed Doha Bank’s (DB) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘A’ with a Stable Outlook. At the same time, the agency has affirmed DB’s Viability Rating at ‘bb+’.DB’s IDRs, Support Rating (SR) and Support Rating Floor (SRF) reflect Fitch’s expectation of an extremely high probability of support from the Qatari authorities for domestic banks in case of need.This reflects the strong ability of Q...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Fitch, SRF, Doha Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Peninsula Qatar


testing what are the odds

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Drinking laws in the Arab world

In the multi-billion-dollar game of tourism, having places for people to cut loose and drink is as important as beaches and chef-driven restaurants. This is the conundrum for much of the Middle East and parts of North Africa, as strict Muslim countries — governed by Sharia law prohibiting any involvement with alcohol – try to develop large-scale tourism. Nearly all of the Muslim countries you’d want to visit have ways for you to drink; you just need to follow an often confusing set of laws to...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Israel, Qatar, Turkey, United States, Egypt, Morocco, Middle East, Dubai, Oman, FIFA World Cup, Alcohol Laws, Erdogan, Tsa, Jordan


Qatar’s LNG ramp up to see $35bn greenfield investments - The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar’s LNG ramp up to see $35bn greenfield investments - The Peninsula Qatar:The global oil and gas industry’s investments in new projects are set to double in 2019, with Qatar, the UAE and Saudi Arabia fueling growth. Qatar which has plans to boost its LNG capacity to 110 million tonnes per annum (million tpa) will require more than $35bn in greenfield investments, making it one of the biggest projects to be approved in the region over the last decade, according to Rystad Energy forecast.Rysta...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Middle East, Uae, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Rystad Energy, Rystad, Peninsula Qatar


#Qatar Stocks Buck Mideast Gains, Fall Most in 11 Days: Inside EM - Bloomberg

:Qatari stocks retreated the most in the Middle East, declining the most in 11 days.The main index declined 1.1 percent, led by a drop in Masraf Al Rayan. Morgan Stanley analysts last week downgraded Qatari stocks to underweight from equal-weight, citing the market’s relatively high valuations in an emailed note. The gauge has been trading at a premium to emerging-market peers since June.Still, the estimated earnings per share for the gauge’s 20 members has risen in March, poised for its longest...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Bloomberg, Middle East, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Masraf Al Rayan Morgan Stanley


#Iran's Rouhani inaugurates four new phases of South Pars gas field | Reuters

Iran's Rouhani inaugurates four new phases of South Pars gas field | Reuters:Iranian President Hassan Rouhani formally inaugurated four new phases of South Pars, the world’s largest gas field, on Sunday, according to a statement posted by the Iranian oil ministry on Twitter.Iran has invested $11 billion to complete the four phases and they will increase the country’s gas production capacity by up to 110 million cubic meters per day, the statement said.Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on ...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Iran, Hassan Rouhani, Reuters, Rouhani, Bijan Zanganeh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Twitter Iran


MIDEAST STOCKS- #Saudi dips ahead of FTSE Russell index inclusion, other markets mixed | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi dips ahead of FTSE Russell index inclusion, other markets mixed | Reuters:Saudi stocks dipped slightly on Sunday, a day ahead of the market's inclusion in the FTSE Russell's emerging market index, while other Gulf markets were mixed with Qatar down 1.1 percent on weakness in banks and real estate firms.Investors booked profits in recent gainers on the Tadawul, weakening the benchmark, which was down 0.2 percent. The Saudi index has gained 9.5 percent so far this year, outper...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Gulf, Reuters, Tadawul, Russell, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Iran’s president inaugurates new gas projects

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has inaugurated a new phase in the development of a massive natural gas field. State TV on Sunday quoted the CEO of the South Pars gas field company, Mohammad Meshkinfam, as saying the development will allow Iran to overtake Qatar in the production of natural gas. The […]
Tags: Business, News, Qatar, Iran, Ap, Nation, Hassan Rouhani, TEHRAN Iran, South Pars, Mohammad Meshkinfam


#Qatar Bars FAB From Adding Clients Amid Riyal Manipulation Probe - Bloomberg

Qatar Bars FAB From Adding Clients Amid Riyal Manipulation Probe - Bloomberg:Qatar banned the United Arab Emirates’ biggest bank from growing its business in the country amid an investigation into the potential manipulation of its currency. First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC "failed to comply with an order of the QFC Civil and Commercial Court to produce an affidavit demonstrating its preservation of documents relevant to an ongoing regulatory investigation into potential manipulation of the Qatari riyal...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Doha, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, First Abu Dhabi Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC, Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, QFC Civil and Commercial Court


MIDEAST STOCKS- #Saudi edges up ahead of FTSE Russell index inclusion, other mkts mixed | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi edges up ahead of FTSE Russell index inclusion, other mkts mixed | Reuters:Saudi stocks were trading 0.2 percent higher on Sunday, a day ahead of the exchange’s inclusion in the FTSE Russell’s emerging market index, while other Gulf markets were mixed with Qatar down 0.8 percent on weakness in banks and real estate firms.The Saudi index has gained 9.8 percent so far this year, outperforming major Gulf markets. Foreign investors have been net buyers of Saudi stocks every week...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Gulf, Reuters, MSCI, Russell, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Riyad Capital, Muhammad Faisal Potrik


FIFA backs 48-team World Cup in 2022

Miami (AFP) – FIFA moved a step closer on Friday to expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams and hopes to confirm the plans in June if a suitable co-host can be... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Soccer, Fifa, Miami, Afp, AFP FIFA


Ducati could protest Honda after row over winglet legality in Qatar

Ducati says it may consider lodging a protest against its MotoGP rival Honda as the row over the legality of its controversial rear winglet escalates
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Ducati, Honda, MotoGP, Autosport


MIDEAST STOCKS- #AbuDhabi hits multi-year peak, blue-chip banks lift #Qatar | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Abu Dhabi hits multi-year peak, blue-chip banks lift Qatar | Reuters:The Abu Dhabi stock market climbed sharply on Thursday for its biggest one-day gain in nearly three years while Qatar was lifted by its blue-chip banks to its best day in seven months.The Abu Dhabi index rose 3.7 percent. First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the United Arab Emirates' biggest bank, surged 6.5 percent and Emirates Telecommunications added 5.2 percent.With FTSE and S&P index rebalancing ataking place across ...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Mena, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mohamad Al Hajj, First Abu Dhabi Bank, First Abu Dhabi, Emirates Telecommunications


Aprilia says it was told Ducati-style Qatar winglet is illegal

Aprilia Racing CEO Massimo Rivola says the Italian marque was informed by MotoGP officials in February that running a winglet in front of the rear wheel would be illegal
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Ducati, MotoGP, Massimo Rivola, Autosport


#Qatar Petroleum acquires twelve exploration blocks in Morocco | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Qatar Petroleum acquires twelve exploration blocks in Morocco | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Qatar Petroleum said it has agreed with Italian oil major Eni to acquire a 30 percent participating interest in the Tarfaya Shallow Exploration Permit, a series of 12 neighboring offshore blocks along the Atlantic coast of Morocco.The agreement, which is subject to regulatory approvals from Morocco, will leave the operator Eni with a 45 percent participating interest and Qatar Petroleum and Morocco's Office Nation...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Atlantic, Morocco, Eni, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Qatar Petroleum


#Qatar to offer new areas of real estate for foreign ownership | Reuters

Qatar to offer new areas of real estate for foreign ownership | Reuters:Qatar’s cabinet said on Wednesday it would identify several new areas where foreigners can own real estate, state news agency QNA said, part of a campaign to draw more investment to a sector that has been hit in recent years.Last year Qatar passed a law permitting greater foreign ownership of its real estate sector, but details on how or where it would apply have been unclear. Only a small number of areas are currently open ...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, QNA


Qatar crashes left Zarco feeling like an amateur

Johann Zarco has admitted that his crashes during his debut MotoGP weekend with KTM in Qatar made him feel like he "doesn't know anything about bikes".
Tags: News, Qatar, KTM, Zarco, Johann Zarco


Qatar to offer new areas of real estate for foreign ownership

Qatar's cabinet said on Wednesday it would identify several new areas where foreigners can own real estate, state news agency QNA said, part of a campaign to draw more investment to a sector that has been hit in recent years.
Tags: Money, Qatar, businessNews, QNA


For its Own Sake, Europe Should Do More For the Arab World - Bloomberg

For its Own Sake, Europe Should Do More For the Arab World - Bloomberg:Given the political turmoil in their respective spheres, the European and Arab leaders who attended the first Arab League-European Union summit in Sharm El-Sheikh may not have realized they were missing a great opportunity. Indeed, they were quite distracted during the event—the Europeans, with Brexit, and the Arabs with Qatar’s decision to send a downgraded delegation to the gathering at the Red Sea resort.This is disappoint...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Arab, Brexit, Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Arab World Bloomberg, Arab League European Union


Politically-charged soccer rights dispute escalates in Gulf

A Qatar-owned broadcaster accused Asian soccer leadership of breaking contracts and deciding to stream games for free in Saudi Arabia            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Ap, Gulf


#Saudi - #Qatar ructions spill on to football pitch | Financial Times

Saudi-Qatar ructions spill on to football pitch | Financial Times:Qatar-based television network beIN Sports said it would sue Asian football’s governing body over the abrupt cancellation of a $300m contract to screen matches in Saudi Arabia, the latest flashpoint in a political dispute roiling the Gulf.The Asian Football Confederation’s decision to strip beIN of the right to screen its games in Saudi Arabia was revealed by Saudi football authorities late on Monday. The Doha-based broadcaster ha...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Middle East, Afc, Doha, Financial Times, Asian Football Confederation, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Lorenzo suffers fractured rib after Doha crash

Paris (AFP) – Three-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo suffered a fractured rib at the weekend’s season-opening Qatar MotoGP, his Honda team announced on Tuesday. The Spanish rider tweeted that he is confident about his fitness... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Honda, Doha, Afp, Jorge Lorenzo, Lorenzo


#Qatar shares snap 5-day bear run on buying support

:Snapping five days of bearish spell, the Qatar Stock Exchange on Tuesday gained 22 points to inch near the 9,800 level mainly on increased buying support from domestic institutions.The transport, consumer goods, telecom, insurance and industrials counters witnessed higher demand as the 20-stock Qatar Index settled 0.22% higher at 9,765.88 points.Non-Qatari retail investors’ weakened net selling also played its role in the market, whose sensitive index is down 5.18% year-to-date. [Author: nor...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Qatar Stock Exchange, Qatar Index