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Qatar fund eyes Barclays stake

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Qatar's sovereign wealth fund is considering backing a share issue by British bank Barclays, which could raise more than $7.81bn from investors, the Financial Times reported.


Microsoft tie up to promote cyber security

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The Center for Information Security, Q-CERT, a member of ictQATAR, has signed an agreement with Microsoft to join its Security Cooperation Program (SCP).


Qatar’s flag set to flutter atop Kilimanjaro

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The Qatari flag will fly atop Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain peak in Africa, in August this year.


Emirates lashes out at US and UK terror threat.

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Arabic newspapers lash out at US, UK terror alerts !


Fanar hosts Filipinos for basketball game

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Qatar Islamic Cultural Centre (Fanar) hosted 60 Filipinos in a basketball programme at Al Sadd Sports Club last Friday.


Qatar Human Rights Authority defending expats jobs against Qatarisation

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The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) has objected to the practice of deporting foreign workers for the simple reason of seeking a sponsorship change.



The Arab World Needs Democracy

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Absence of democracy is behind the lack of Arab inventiveness and the Arabs' attempts to excel other civilizations have been a failure, renowned Islamic scholar Sheikh Yousuf Al Qaradawi has said.


Police assure of anonymity on tips

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AN Interior Ministry official has urged the public to report any security-related information to the Al Adeid programme, saying that maintaining a partnership with the community is essential to achieving security in any country.


Sharq Village and Spa staff donate clothing to charity

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Employees of Sharq Village and Spa donated clothing and other essential items to the Qatar Charity Fund as part of the Community Footprints Programme of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.


Qatar second on Mideast consumer confidence index

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CONSUMER confidence in Qatar remains high in a MasterCard indicative survey with some 400 respondents expressing ‘optimism’ about employment, economy, regular income and quality of life in the country in the next six months.



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