LONDON, March 7: Fifa is pressing ahead with plans to expand the 2022 World Cup despite the concerns of some officials in the host nation, Qatar, whose support the project requires. The move, a politically perilous project but one heavily backed by Fifa's president, Gianni Infantino, would grow soccer's biggest championship to 48 teams ahead of schedule and require navigating some treacherous regional rivalries.
DOHA/DUBAI, Feb 17: Qatar’s Doha Tower, a spike-tipped cylinder that glows orange at night, won an award when finished in 2012 amid a Gulf-wide real estate boom, but today about half of its 46 floors are empty.
One who rowed the boat now makes the boat by the Lakeside of Pokhara. He was hammering nail bending the wood. Anil with his family migrated to Pokhara from Sindhuli when he was 16. “At 19, I started rowing boat in Fewa Lake.
DOHA, Jan 17: Trade between Qatar and Turkey is expected to have hit $2 billion in 2018, a Turkish official said, up 54 percent from the previous last year and underscoring Ankara’s solidified role as a top ally to Qatar amid a political rift in the Gulf region.
KATHMANDU, Dec 20; Doha Bank has opened its representative office in Nepal. The bank based in Doha of Qatar will provide various non-banking transaction services in Nepal through its representative office, including international trade facilitation, support for businesses and investment advisory services, according to officials of the bank.
Nepal and Qatar share multi-faceted relations. Over 500,000 Nepali migrant workers are said to be currently working in this Gulf nation. Besides exchange of high level visits to cement the ties, Nepal and Qatar have also been expanding various avenues of cooperation. The relations between the two countries have deepened further with Qatar establishing residential embassy in Nepal. As Qatar is celebrating its National Day – the birth day of its founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani on Tuesday, Republica talked to Ambassador of Qatar to Nepal Yousuf bin Mohamed al-Hail. Excerpts:
DOHA, Dec 16: The World Cup is heading to Qatar in 2022 and plans are gathering pace with the unveiling of the spectacular design for the 80,000-seater Lusail Stadium, which will host the final of the tournament.
RIYADH, Dec 9: The Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) annual summit was set to open in Riyadh on Sunday, with regional unity imperilled by a bitter row with Qatar and the host, Saudi Arabia, facing a diplomatic crisis over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
TEHRAN, Dec 6: Qatar’s surprise decision to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) might be just a taste of things to come, as some analysts suggest the tiny Persian Gulf country plans to irritate Saudi Arabia even more by leaving the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC).
QATAR, Nov. 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called upon Nepali diaspora in Qatar to make investments in Nepal with confidence adding that time has come to build a prosperous Nepal through our devotion.
KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) halted both international and domestic flights for more than two hours on Monday morning to clear air traffic for President Bidhya Devi Bhandari’s flight to Qatar.
KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has been assigned to perform the work, duties, and responsibilities of the President in the absence of President Bidya Devi Bhandari who left here on a four-day official visit to the State of Qatar at the friendly invitation of Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar.
KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Amnesty International, an organization that advocates for ending abuse of human rights, on Wednesday lauded Qatar's new law that partially scraps the 'exit permit' which earlier prevented migrant workers from leaving the country without their employer's permission.
ANKARA, Aug 16: Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani headed to Turkey on Wednesday for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who is dealing with deteriorating relations with the United States. Al Thani and Erdogan are expected to discuss “means of strengthening the existing strategic cooperation between the two countries in various fields,” according to the state news agency QNA.
KATHMANDU, July 7: The Qatar Red Crescent and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nepal today signed an agreement to rehabilitate and rebuild community infrastructure and facilities in Gorkha.
BRUSSELS, July 6: The European Parliament has condemned the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia for cutting financial support to Somalia for its neutrality on a rift between a Saudi-led quartet and Qatar.
KATHMANDU, June 29: Qatar Airways has started non-stop flight between Doha and Málaga of Spain from June 13. Issuing a statement on Thursday, Qatar Airways said that the first to Málaga touched down on 13 June at Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport where it was welcomed by a celebratory water cannon salute.
KATHMANDU, June 19: Qatar Airways has announced its flights to Mykonos of Greece. Issuing a statement on Monday, Nepal office of Qatar Airways said that the airline will provide seasonal direct service to the Greek island four times a week from Doha by an Airbus A320 until September 30 this year.
KATHMANDU, June 5: Tuesday marks the completion of Qatar’s one year of struggle against the blockade imposed on it by its Arab neighbors and co-founders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain, along with their ally, Egypt. They abruptly cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed travel and trade bans.
KATHMANDU, May 1: In a move that could benefit nearly half a million Nepali migrants, Qatar is mulling crucial changes in its sponsorship system which 'subjugates' the expatriate workers to their employers
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Qatar Airways organized the 'Annual Ambassador Barbeque lunch 2018' for the sixth consecutive year in Gokarna Resort on Tuesday. Issuing a statement, the Doha-based carrier said that the event was organized to brief the guess about the latest development of Qatar Airways.
KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Qatar Airways has announced its new flights to Saint Petersburg from Doha. Organizing an event at the Russian Culture Center in Kathmandu, the airways announced that its first flight in the sector will take off on December 19.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Qatar Airways organized an event named 'Spain Tourism' in Kathmandu on Monday to highlight tourism attractions of Spain. "The event attended by corporate houses, tour operators and travel agencies was mainly focused on the online course 'Spain 360º Expert' -- a series of interactive courses promoted by the Spain Tourism Board," the airline said in a statement issued on Tuesday. As mentioned in the statement, Spain is the third most-visited country in the world and the tourism industry represents 11 percent of the country's Gross National Product (GNP).
KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Qatar Airways has said that it celebrated its 20th anniversary by providing incredible fares on its both economy and business class cabins. Issuing a statement, the Doha-based carrier further informed that it has launched two Business Class tickets for the price of one, and three Economy Class tickets for the price of two as a promotion offer valid from November 1 to 10.