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Qatar Airways cuts prices to woo customers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Middle East carrier, Qatar Airways, is slashing prices by up to a quarter to customers, increasing competition in the aviation industry. The airline announced that it will offer passengers discounts of up to 25 % on all cabin classes. Passengers travelling with friends and …

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Qatar to plant 16,000 trees to spruce up World Cup venues

Doha, Qatar | AFP | Desert country Qatar will plant at least 16,000 trees in a bid to “beautify” its eight planned 2022 World Cup stadiums, tournament organisers said on Thursday. The trees, a mixture of local specimens and other varieties imported from China, Spain and Thailand, will be grown …

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Isolated Qatar signs agreements with Oman

Muscat, Oman | AFP | Qatar signed a memorandum of understanding with Oman on the development of bilateral investment and trade Sunday, nearly eight months into a crisis between the emirate and its Arab neighbours. The Omani news agency ONA said the agreement signed in Muscat covers a wide range …

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London store Harrods to remove Diana statue

London, United Kingdom | AFP | London luxury department store Harrods said Saturday it was taking down a statue of the late Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed and returning it to former owner Mohamed Al Fayed. Al Fayed commissioned the bronze statue, which shows his son and Diana …

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Qatar allows full ownership for foreign investors

Doha, Qatar | AFP | Qatar has approved legislation allowing 100-percent ownership for foreign investors in most sectors of the economy in a bid to boost non-energy revenues, the government said on Thursday. The move comes at a time of political crisis in the Gulf, with Qatar under an economic and …

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Qatar emir, seeking new markets, starts West Africa tour

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Qatar’s emir landed in Senegal on Wednesday at the start of a six-nation tour of West Africa as Doha seeks out new markets after Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries cut ties with the wealthy emirate. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani’s is expected to visit …

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Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK

Doha, Qatar | AFP | Qatar signed a multi-billion-dollar deal Sunday to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from Britain, its second major defence agreement this week, which comes during the worst political crisis in the region for years. The $8-billion (6.8-billion-euro) deal was signed in Doha by Qatar’s Defence Minister Khalid …

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Qatar unveils World Cup’s first ‘reusable’ stadium

Doha, Qatar | AFP | Qatar on Sunday unveiled the design for what it claims is the World Cup’s first ‘reusable’ stadium, the seventh of eight expected venues that will stage games during the 2022 tournament. Ras Abu Aboud is a 40,000 seater stadium that will be built on Doha’s …

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UAE and Qatar stake billions in ‘soft power’ showdown

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | The opening this week of the glittering Louvre Abu Dhabi museum marks the latest stage in a multi-billion-dollar “soft power” showdown between energy giants Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Culture, media and sports have turned into battlegrounds for branding and global recognition. “There …

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