Qatar (/ˈkæˌtɑːr/,i/ˈkɑːtɑːr/, /ˈkɑːtər/ or i/kəˈtɑːr/;Arabic:قطرQaṭar[ˈqɑtˤɑr]; local vernacular pronunciation: [ɡɪtˤɑr]), officially the State of Qatar (Arabic:دولة قطرDawlat Qaṭar), is a sovereigncountry located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island of Bahrain, as well as sharing sea borders with the United Arab Emirates and Iran.
A television viewing audience of 484 million in 80 countries across the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, North America and North Africa witnessed Japan defeat Australia 1–0 in the final.
Qatar, India and Iran all lodged interest in hosting the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, while Australia also considered making a late bid. Qatar officially submitted their bid on 19 June 2006, while India withdrew their interest and Iran failed to submit proper documentation for their bid on time.
Qatar was announced as host nation on 29 July 2007, during the 2007 AFC Asian Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia. Due to FIFA regulations stating that confederation events can be hosted either in January or July, and July being peak summer heat in the Middle East, it was also announced that the tournament would be held in January of that year.
"Ambassador visited residential compound hosting Afghan evacuees in Qatar n interacted with them.He handed gifts on behalf of IndianCommunity in Qatar to Afghan men, women&children as an expression of solidarity&friendship b/n people of India&Afghanistan," it added.
The Human Rights Council this afternoon started an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, who said that the overwhelming majority of unilateral measures applied today were illegal under international law.
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Sports and art lovers in Qatar will soon witness the excitement of the biggest interactive exhibition that mixes football and fine art, which is being launched by the Katara ... .
Taliban and Qatar discussed “bilateral relations, humanitarian assistance, economic development and interaction with the world” during the meeting held in the presidential palace, reports said ... Qatar foreign ministry said Sheikh Mohammed "urged the Afghan officials to engage all Afghan parties in the national reconciliation", it said.
Qatar's foreign minister arrived in Kabul on Sunday, becoming the first high-ranking government official to meet the interim Taliban government in Afghanistan... "The meeting focused on bilateral relations, humanitarian assistance, economic development and interaction with the world," he said.
“The two sides held discussions on mutual relations, humanitarian assistance, economic development and (the) international community’s interactions and relations with the Islamic Emirate, and the leaders of the Islamic Emirate thanked Qatar for its assistance,” Wardak added.
BENGALURU ... “India will have to adopt a calibrated approach, interact with the regional countries, especially through Russia, Qatar and Iran; also initiate backchannel talks with the Taliban since it articulates an appreciation of Indian development projects,” he said ... “Maybe one section within the Taliban could be open to work with New Delhi ... .
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha. QatarYouth Hostels has been keen on the continued interaction with the youth from different groups during the coronavirus pandemic through a variety of activities to ... .
He hailed Qatar's stance on regional developments and said the ongoing crises in the region should be settled through peaceful means and negotiations ... He noted that moderation, wisdom, constructive interaction and the settlement of disputes through negotiations are the unchanging approach of the Islamic Republic.
Indeed, since his interaction with Qatar’s Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi last week, Puri, a former diplomat, has been measured in conveying New Delhi's concerns over the recessionary impact of high oil prices on economic recovery and demand, which will ultimately hurt producers.