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Qatar and UAE to build two schools in Astana

Qatar and United Arab Emirates (UAE) will fund construction of two schools in Astana.

Qatar and UAE to build two schools in Astana
Qatar leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of sporting success
Qatar leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of sporting success

Increasingly under the international spotlight after earning the right to host the 2022 World Cup, Qatar is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to become a sporting super-power.

Qatar leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of sporting success
US to maintain 35,000 troops in Gulf region: Hagel
US to maintain 35,000 troops in Gulf region: Hagel

The United States is committed to maintaining a 35,000-strong force in the Gulf region regardless of a nuclear deal with Iran, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Saturday in Bahrain.

US to maintain 35,000 troops in Gulf region: Hagel
Qatar Ambassador Abdullah Ahmed Yousef Ahmed Al Mutawa. ©Marat Abilov
Kazakhstan and Qatar planning to esbalish direct flights

Kazakhstan and Qatar are planning to launch direct flights.

Kazakhstan and Qatar planning to esbalish direct flights
Qatar joins calls for release of Egypt's Morsi
Qatar joins calls for release of Egypt's Morsi

Gas-rich Qatar has joined international calls for his release from detention while expressing concern at violence sweeping Egypt.

Qatar joins calls for release of Egypt's Morsi
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Al-Jazeera America to launch August 20

The US news channel of Qatar-based Al-Jazeera will be launched August 20, the group said Monday as it unveiled its top executive team.

Al-Jazeera America to launch August 20
Qatar's Emir to transfer power to son: official sources
Qatar's Emir to transfer power to son: official sources

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, is expected to meet members of the royal family, with Qatari officials and diplomats saying a transfer of power to his son.

Qatar's Emir to transfer power to son: official sources
Syria's sectarian war causes Hamas split: analysts
Syria's sectarian war causes Hamas split: analysts

Syria's civil war has caused a split within Hamas over whether to cling to Shiite backers Damascus, Tehran and Hezbollah or side with Sunni allies such as Qatar, Egypt and Turkey.

Syria's sectarian war causes Hamas split: analysts
Qatar mulls launching Doha-Kazakhstan flights
Qatar mulls launching Doha-Kazakhstan flights

Qatar Minister of Economy and Finance Yousef Hussain Kamal met with Kazakhstan Minister of Industry and New Technologies Asset Issekeshev.

Qatar mulls launching Doha-Kazakhstan flights
Troubled UN climate talks spill over
Troubled UN climate talks spill over

UN talks seeking to slow the march of destructive global warming ran far into extra time Saturday as host Qatar sought to broker an end to the standoff between rich and poor nations on funding.

Troubled UN climate talks spill over
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Arab world to bear brunt of climate change: World Bank

Global warming will have dire consequences for the Middle East and North Africa, with even hotter and drier conditions devastating everything from agriculture to tourism.

Arab world to bear brunt of climate change: World Bank
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Robert De Niro watched Kazakhstan-made movie

Zhauzhurek Myn Bala became the first Kazakhstan-made movie screened at Doha Tribeca Film Festival over the history of its existence.

Robert De Niro watched Kazakhstan-made movie
Japan eyes reduced emission cut target: official
Japan eyes reduced emission cut target: official

Japan may backpedal on its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter, an official said Wednesday, dealing a further blow to already deadlocked global warming talks in Doha.

Japan eyes reduced emission cut target: official
Climate talks enter second week with 'hot air' dispute
Climate talks enter second week with 'hot air' dispute

Countries entered a second week of UN climate talks in Doha on Monday deeply divided on key issues even as fresh warnings were issued that rising greenhouse gas levels are putting our planet in peril.

Climate talks enter second week with 'hot air' dispute
Kyoto under the microscope in quest for new climate deal
Kyoto under the microscope in quest for new climate deal

As the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol draws to a close, the world will dissect its record for successes to emulate in the fight against global warming -- and pitfalls to avoid.

Kyoto under the microscope in quest for new climate deal
Climate talks resume amid warnings of looming calamity
Climate talks resume amid warnings of looming calamity

Nearly 200 nations gather in Doha from Monday for a new round of climate talks as a rush of reports warn extreme weather events like superstorm Sandy may become commonplace if mitigation efforts fail.

Climate talks resume amid warnings of looming calamity
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Aktau yachtsmen won Sail Qatar Cup

It is the first time that Kazakhstan yachtsmen win the Qatar tournament.

Aktau yachtsmen won Sail Qatar Cup
Qatar calls for Arab intervention in Syria
Qatar calls for Arab intervention in Syria

The emir of Qatar has called for an Arab intervention in Syria and a no-fly zone to protect refugees as President Bashar al-Assad's forces stepped up the battle for Aleppo.

Qatar calls for Arab intervention in Syria
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Kazakhstan yachtsmen to compete for Qatar Regatta prizes

Kazakhstan yachtsmen Ruslan Dzhangazov and his daughter Karina will participate in the annual Qatar Regatta Championship.

Kazakhstan yachtsmen to compete for Qatar Regatta prizes