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Libya's prime minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, has accused Qatar of arming Islamist militias

Libya accuses Qatar of arming Islamists Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni says planes delivered weapons to militias


Qatar ejects senior Muslim Brotherhood members Subscription Required

14 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Brotherhood leaders say they are looking for a new base for the group’s international operations


Gulf Drilling International wins $1.4bn rig deals in Qatar Subscription Required

9 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Qatar Petroleum awards contracts on four new rigs and extensions on four existing rigs


QNB acquires stake in pan-African bank Subscription Required

4 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Qatar to strengthen ties with Africa

Qatar stadium

Qatar tenders Al-Khor stadium construction Subscription Required

31 August 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Project also involves the construction of a retail precinct

The planned Al-Wakrah stadium in Doha

Doha tenders World Cup stadium Subscription Required

28 August 2014 | By Colin Foreman

At least nine groups are prequalified to bid for Doha’s Al-Wakrah stadium

Elevated road

Contractor secures Qatar interchange work Subscription Required

27 August 2014 | By Colin Foreman

New interchange in Qatar will provide access to a new shopping mall


Bidders wait for news on Qatar’s Facility D project Subscription Required

25 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Four consortiums submitted prices for Qatar’s independent power and water project in May


Joint venture wins more work on Doha Metro Subscription Required

25 August 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Team secures contract for elevated sections of railway

Qatar roads

CH2M Hill Halcrow secures Qatar road services contract Subscription Required

25 August 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Consultancy deal will help improve road safety in Qatar

Water reservoir

Qatar extends deadline for packages on reservoirs megaproject Subscription Required

24 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Water Security Mega Reservoirs project will provide seven days of strategic water storage

Gerd Mueller, German development aid minister

German minister accuses Qatar of financing Isis Subscription Required

20 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Gerd Mueller says Qatar is assisting the extremist group that has seized large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq


Doha evaluates bids for port construction package Subscription Required

19 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Seven groups submitted prices for naval infrastructure package at new port

Ras Laffan petrochemicals complex in Qatar

Prequalification starts at $7.4bn Qatar chemicals scheme Subscription Required

18 August 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Al-Sejeel petrochemicals complex invites interest for last two packages at Ras Laffan

Sharjah in the UAE

Dolphin Energy plans gas pipeline to supply Sharjah Subscription Required

7 August 2014 | By Mark Watts

UAE group awards design deal to ILF Consulting Engineers and invites prequalification



GCC oil and gas spend hits long-term high in 2014 Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Six-country bloc has invested $29bn to date driven by resurgence in Kuwait projects

Risk ratings in the Middle East and North Africa

Navigating regional political and security risk Subscription Required

17 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Investors face a widening and complex web of risks in the Middle East and North Africa region

Rigs operating in the Middle East and North Africa, June 2014

Middle East rig count on the rise Subscription Required

31 July 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

The region is now the world’s second-biggest market for operating oil rigs


Ras Laffan, Qatar

Qatar’s return to spending

21 August 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Doha is keen to both strengthen its gas operations as well as diversify its hydrocarbons sector

Dubai Metro: Expansion could link to more areas

Metro progress is a promising sign Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Both Dubai and Doha will benefit in the long term from the metro projects under way for World Cup and Expo

Learning: Qatar has been watching Brazil 2014 closely

Doubts remain over Qatar 2022 Subscription Required

10 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

After Brazil 2014 has ended, the focus will return with greater intensity to Qatar and whether it can host the 2022 football tournament

Qatar Fifa dispute

Fifa dispute to breed distrust Subscription Required

5 June 2014

The conflict raging over Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup raises concerns that clients will treat foreign firms with suspicion


Oil sector starts to reawaken Subscription Required

29 May 2014

Doha is increasing oil activity, hoping to shield the country against the shale gas revolution

Change: Exchanges will need to attract fresh listings

Volatility hits stock markets Subscription Required

22 May 2014

Improvements are needed in the UAE and Qatari bourses to reduce their vulnerability to speculators and attract longer-term investors


Stadiums are the new focus in Qatar Subscription Required

8 May 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Contractors are now turning their attention to the 2022 World Cup stadium projects, although details of upcoming projects are still unclear

Qatar World Cup

Qatar stadium doubts surface again Subscription Required

24 April 2014 | By Jeff Florian

Doha’s plan to review the number of stadiums it will build has raised doubts about the credibility of its bid

Markets and bonds

Bonds market gains maturity Subscription Required

10 April 2014

An increasingly diverse base of issuers, driven by strong economic growth is helping to deepen the region’s capital markets

Gasification at Jizan

Higher bid prices return to the GCC Subscription Required

10 April 2014

European firms have been winning work again for a couple of years now, beating South Korean competition


Next hurdle for key rail market Subscription Required

27 March 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

While billions of dollars are being invested in rail infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, it still faces a challenge in attracting the necessary expertise

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Emir, Qatar

Dispute threatens GCC joint initiatives Subscription Required

25 March 2014

GCC leaders will be aware that all sides will be losers if the diplomatic dispute is allowed to escalate into a broader crisis

Regional metro schemes

New players to fill metro void Subscription Required

20 March 2014

With the region’s metro boom gathering pace, competition for resources is also mounting

Qatar's energy quandry

Doha considers energy options Subscription Required

20 March 2014

Qatar Petroleum is determining how to move forward with the North field and is also investing in its oil fields


Worker scrutiny threatens Qatar growth Subscription Required

13 March 2014 | By Jeff Florian

If Doha’s ability to hire foreign labourers is hampered, this could delay projects and curb growth

Sheikh Tamim: Remains unshaken on foreign policy

Sheikh Tamim faces next test Subscription Required

6 March 2014 | By Adal Mirza

As Saudi Arabian, Bahraini and UAE ambassadors withdraw from Doha, the region looks to the Qatari emir for the state’s next foreign policy move


Riyadh metro makes progress Subscription Required

27 February 2014

While similarities exist, the Doha and Riyadh metro projects are being delivered using quite different procurement methods

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