Doha is located in Qatar (Baladīyat ad Dawḩah) and time zone Asia/Qatar. [69], As punishment for piracy, an East India Company vessel bombarded Doha in 1821, destroying the town and forcing hundreds of residents to flee. [155] [189] Qatar also does not maintain wage standards for its immigrant labourers. [195][196], The country enfranchised women at the same time as men in connection with the 1999 elections for a Central Municipal Council. "[151] There is evidence that these groups supported by Qatar include the hard-line Islamic militant groups active in northern Syria. The airport, too, is expanding capacity to keep up with rising visitor numbers. [116] Codified family law was introduced in 2006. [80][82] On 5 May 1935, while agreeing an oil concession with the British oil company, the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, Abdullah signed another treaty with the British government which granted Qatar protection against internal and external threats. [182][183] Qatar was suspended from the coalition in Yemen due to the 2017 Qatar diplomatic crisis. Qatar, independent emirate on the west coast of the Persian Gulf. [313] Furthermore, the government has launched educational outreach programs, such as Al-Bairaq. The Jebel Dukhan area also contains Qatar's main onshore oil deposits, while the natural gas fields lie offshore, to the northwest of the peninsula. [274] Criticism of the government, Emir and ruling family in the media is illegal. In March, Mehmed imprisoned Jassim's brother and 13 prominent Qatari tribal leaders on the Ottoman corvette Merrikh as punishment for his insubordination. In 1996, the Qatargas project began exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Japan. Ahmed Rashid, writing in the Financial Times, stated that through the office Qatar has "facilitated meetings between the Taliban and many countries and organisations, including the US state department, the UN, Japan, several European governments and non-governmental organisations, all of whom have been trying to push forward the idea of peace talks. Qatar is a country located in the Middle West and part of a group of countries having extensive crude oil resources. Wilton, John, unpublished memoir, ‘Qatar and Sharjah, 1949–1952’, Special Collections, University of Exeter Library, Exeter. [290] A 2014 investigation by The Guardian reports that migrant workers who have been constructing luxurious offices for the organisers of the 2022 World Cup have not been paid in over a year, and are now "working illegally from cockroach-infested lodgings. [185][186] Qatar retains the death penalty, mainly for threats against national security such as terrorism. It has been reported that journalists practice self-censorship, particularly in regards to the government and ruling family of Qatar. The shining jewel of Qatar, Doha is a multicultural city, home to most of the country's population as well as expatriate communities from a range of origins. [289], The Guardian, a British national daily newspaper, produced a short documentary named "Abuse and exploitation of migrant workers preparing emirate for 2022". Al Da'asa, a settlement located on the western coast of Qatar, is the most important Ubaid site in the country and is believed to have accommodated a small seasonal encampment. [27][28][29] For its size, Qatar wields disproportionate influence in the world, and has been identified as a middle power. [314], This article is about the country. Part IA & IB. [138] The history of Qatar's alliances provides insight into the basis of their policy. [24], Qatar has been ruled by the House of Thani since Mohammed bin Thani signed a treaty with the British in 1868 that recognised its separate status. [53] Ships voyaging from Basra to India and China would make stops in Qatar's ports during this period. [80] Oil reserves were first discovered in 1939. [191] Additional changes to labour laws include a provision guaranteeing that all workers' salaries are paid directly into their bank accounts and new restrictions on working outdoors in the hottest hours during the summer. Located in the heart of Doha, between Al Asmakh street and Al Ahmed Street. Flogging is employed as a punishment for alcohol consumption or illicit sexual relations. Because of offshore [91] In March 2005, a suicide bombing killed a British teacher from Dorset called Jonathan Adams[92] at the Doha Players Theatre, shocking the country, which had not previously experienced acts of terrorism. [64], In 1766, members of the Al Khalifa family of the Utub tribal confederation migrated from Kuwait to Zubarah in Qatar. The unemployment rate in June 2013 was 0.1%. Mesopotamian artifacts originating from the Ubaid period (c. 6500–3800 BC) have been discovered in abandoned coastal settlements. Qatar's heavy industrial projects, all based in Umm Said, include a refinery with a 50,000 barrels (8,000 m³) per day capacity, a fertiliser plant for urea and ammonia, a steel plant, and a petrochemical plant. They Also Knowingly Abet Terrorism. Oil was discovered in Qatar in 1940, in Dukhan Field. Barack Obama describes 'rough patches' with Michelle Qatar's culture is similar to other countries in Eastern Arabia, being significantly influenced by Islam. [148] Qatar was also involved in the CIA-led Timber Sycamore covert operation to train and arm Syrian rebels. Qatar is located on a small peninsula extending into the Persian Gulf and connected to the Arabian Peninsula to the south, where it has a land border with Saudi Arabia . Welcome! The capital is the eastern coastal city of Doha. [110] The Council will also host the 140th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly for the first time, in April 2019. [226][227], The country has no taxes on non-companies,[228] but authorities have announced plans to levy taxes on junk food and luxury items. These revenues were used to fund the expansion and modernisation of Qatar's infrastructure. The increased influence of Qatar and its role during the Arab Spring, especially during the Bahraini uprising in 2011, worsened longstanding tensions with Saudi Arabia, the neighboring United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain. They were scheduled to be held in the second half of 2013, but were postponed in June 2013 and may be delayed until 2019. [184] Many migrant workers arriving for work in Qatar have paid exorbitant fees to recruiters in their home countries. While Abdullah agreed not to enter into any relations with any other power without prior consent of the British government, the latter guaranteed the protection of Qatar from aggression by sea and provide its 'good offices' in the event of an attack by land – this latter undertaking was left deliberately vague. Qatar is a country with a small population which is located in the continent/region of Asia. [280], Association football is the most popular sport in Qatar, both in terms of players and spectators. The Gulf of Bahrain, an inlet of the Persian Gulf, separates Qatar from nearby Bahrain. Qatar , at this point in its development, is really just the capital city of Doha, located about half-way along Qatar's east coast. Qatar is a country with a small population which is located in the continent/region of Asia.. Countries near Qatar include Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.. Its biggest cities and towns include Doha, Khor, Umm Bab and Abū Samrah. [134] The alcohol ban was later lifted. Regional disputes, however, persuaded Qatar and Bahrain to withdraw from the talks and become independent states separate from the Trucial States, which went on to become the United Arab Emirates. Construction of the port began in 2010; it became operational in December 2016. [263][264] Since 1 July 2008, Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari has been the Minister for Culture, Arts and Heritage of Qatar. [37], In Standard Arabic, the name is pronounced [ˈqɑtˤɑr], while in the local dialect it is [ˈɡitˤar]. [276] The Gulf Center for Human Rights has stated that the law is a threat to freedom of speech and has called for certain articles of the law to be revoked.[277]. [89] Under Emir Hamad, Qatar has experienced a moderate degree of liberalisation, including the launch of the Al Jazeera television station (1996), the endorsement of women's suffrage or right to vote in municipal elections (1999), drafting its first written constitution (2005) and inauguration of a Roman Catholic church (2008). [293], Qatar was estimated to host a football fan base of 1.6 million for the World Cup 2022. [65][66] By the time of their arrival, the Bani Khalid exercised weak authority over the peninsula, notwithstanding the fact that the largest village was ruled by their distant kin. Qatar (/ˈkætɑːr/,[10] /ˈkɑːtɑːr/ (listen), /ˈkɑːtər/ or /kəˈtɑːr/ (listen);[11] Arabic: قطر‎ Qaṭar [ˈqatˤar]; local vernacular pronunciation: [ˈɡɪtˤɑr]),[12][13] officially the State of Qatar (Arabic: دولة قطر‎ Dawlat Qaṭar), is a country located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. [299], On 3 September 2020, the Education City Stadium, hosted its first match ever official match, where the local clubs Al Sadd SC and Al Kharaitiyat SC contested the season-opener of 2020-21 Qatar Stars League. [51] After the adoption of Islam, the Arabs[which?] J G Lorimer. The 2010 census recorded the total population at 1,699,435. [44] Qatar played a role in the commercial activity of the Sasanids, contributing at least two commodities: precious pearls and purple dye. "[161] The Foreign Minister of Qatar has denied supporting Hamas, saying that the country "[does] not support Hamas[,] but support[s] the Palestinians. [292] The Qatar 2022 organising committee have responded to various allegations by claiming that hosting the World Cup in Qatar would act as a "catalyst for change" in the region. The United Arab Emirates share a border with Qatar in the southeast, and Saudi Arabia borders the State of Qatar in the southwest. In 1949, the appointment of the first British political officer in Doha, John Wilton, signifed a strengthening of Anglo-Qatari relations. But the country's population has soared to 1.83 million by the end of 2012, showing 7.5% growth over the previous year. Al Jazeera initially launched in 1996 as an Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV channel of the same name, but has since expanded into a global network of several speciality TV channels known collectively as the Al Jazeera Media Network. Courting Islamists from the Muslim Brotherhood to Salafist groups has served as a power amplifier for the country, as it believes since the beginning of the Arab Spring that these groups represented the wave of the future. [12], Human habitation of Qatar dates back to 50,000 years ago. [108] The Emir has the exclusive power to appoint and remove the prime minister and cabinet ministers who, together, constitute the Council of Ministers, which is the supreme executive authority in the country. Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}25°30′N 51°15′E / 25.500°N 51.250°E / 25.500; 51.250. Qatar is located on a peninsula on the Arabian Gulf. [79], By the Anglo-Turkish Convention of 1913, the Ottomans agreed to renounce their claim to Qatar and withdraw their garrison from Doha. Ranked by population, Qatar is the 148th largest country of the 195 countries in total. Qatar can be considered to be located on the Arabian Peninsula. [178] In 2015, Qatar was the 16th largest arms importer in the world, and in 2016, it was the 11th largest, according to SIPRI.[179]. [144] As of 2015[update], Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are openly backing the Army of Conquest,[152][153] an umbrella group of anti-government forces fighting in the Syrian Civil War that reportedly includes an al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra Front and another Salafi coalition known as Ahrar ash-Sham. With the economy recovering in the 1990s, expatriate populations, particularly from Egypt and South Asia, have grown again. The joint incursion, in addition to the Qatari counter-attack, prompted British Political Resident, Colonel Lewis Pelly to impose a settlement in 1868. Other for-profit universities have also established campuses in the city. [223], Established in 2005, Qatar Investment Authority is the country's sovereign wealth fund, specializing in foreign investment. Qatar is expected to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup from 21 November to 18 December, becoming the first Arab country to do so. With a fast-expanding population and substantial economic growth over the past decade, a reliable and extensive transportation network is becoming increasingly necessary within Qatar. [119] In 2011, at least 21 people (mostly foreign nationals) were sentenced to between 30 and 100 lashes for the same reasons,[120] and in 2012, six expatriates were sentenced to either 40 or 100 lashes. [32][33] A century later, Ptolemy produced the first known map to depict the peninsula, referring to it as Catara. This page contains comprehensive information about Doha, including: the map where Doha is located, it’s geographical coordinates, places where banks and ATMs, offices, schools, hospitals, museums, markets, monuments, salons, central park, metro station (if they are), reviews, and more. [86] This was done under an agreement reached between the Ruler of Qatar and the Government of the United Kingdom. Only 313,000 of the population (12%) were Qatari citizens, while the remaining 2.3 million (88%) were expatriates. [217][218] Qatar has been criticized by the International Trade Union Confederation. [168] Saudi Arabia explained the move to be a necessary measure in protecting the kingdom's security. Traditional dances in Doha are performed on Friday afternoons; one such dance is the Ardah, a stylised martial dance performed by two rows of dancers who are accompanied by an array of percussion instruments, including al-ras (a large drum whose leather is heated by an open fire), tambourines and cymbals with small drums. [52], Qatar was described as a famous horse and camel breeding centre during the Umayyad period. ", "Political Reform in Qatar: Participation, Legitimacy and Security", "Qatar to hold advisory council elections in 2013", "Qatari emir Sheikh Hamad hands power to son Tamim", "Legislative elections in Qatar postponed until at least 2019", "The Permanent Constitution of the State of Qatar", "Filipino woman gets 100 lashes for giving birth in Qatar", "Qatar sentences man to 40 lashes for drinking alcohol", "Qatar sentences man to lashes for drinking alcohol", "Qatar court orders lashing of Muslim barber over drinking alcohol", "Indian expat sentenced to 40 lashes in Qatar for drink-driving", "Special report: The punishment was death by stoning. On 3 November 1916, the sheikh of Qatar entered into treaty relations with the United Kingdom. [53] In the 8th century, it started benefiting from its commercially strategic position in the Persian Gulf and went on to become a centre of pearl trading. Education City is also home to a fully accredited international Baccalaureate school, Qatar Academy. It has a population of 956,460 (2015). It is Qatar's fastest growing city, with over 80% of the nation's population living in Doha or its surrounding suburbs, and it is the political and economic center of the country. [265] This, and several other Qatari museums, like the Arab Museum of Modern Art, falls under the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) which is led by Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the sister of the ruling Emir of the State of Qatar, and the prominent collector and art patron Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed Al Thani. [309], In 2008, Qatar established the Qatar Science & Technology Park in Education City to link those universities with industry. The economy was boosted in 1991 by completion of the $1.5-billion Phase I of North Field gas development. It's a small country, but potent in so many ways. Qatar's first demographic records date back to 1892, and were conducted by Ottoman governors in the region. [22] Qatar is classified by the UN as a country of very high human development, having the third-highest HDI in the Arab world after United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Apart from the capital city Doha, most other towns are oil-company compounds. Conan O'Brien ends late-night run after 28 years on air. [310], In 2012, Qatar was ranked third from the bottom of the 65 OECD countries participating in the PISA test of maths, reading and skills for 15- and 16-year-olds, comparable to Colombia or Albania, despite having the highest per capita income in the world. Exploitation and development were, however, delayed by World War II.[83]. [84] Oil exports began in 1949, and oil revenues became the country's main source of revenue, the pearl trade having gone into decline. [168][169], In June 2018, Saudi Arabia announced a bid to construct a waterway, Salwa Canal, on their border with Qatar which shall in effect turn the latter into an island country. Notable among these include the Darfur Agreement. [234], Qatar Airways is one of the largest airlines in the world that serves in six continents connecting more than 160 destinations every day. An exception is the Arabian red fox, which can be spotted during the (winter) day. Hamad Port is Qatar's main seaport, located south of Doha in the Umm Al Houl area. In April 2013, a Muslim expatriate was sentenced to 40 lashes for alcohol consumption,[121][122][123] and in June 2014, a Muslim expatriate was sentenced to 40 lashes for consuming alcohol and driving under the influence. [98] Sheikh Tamim has prioritised improving the domestic welfare of citizens, which includes establishing advanced healthcare and education systems, and expanding the country's infrastructure in preparation for the hosting of the 2022 World Cup. [269], Qatari literature traces its origins back to the 19th century. Qatar is located in South-Western Asia. Qatar's military participated in the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen against the Shia Houthis. He resigned as kaymakam and stopped paying taxes in August 1892. [140][141] It also hosts the Al Udeid Air Base, a joint U.S.-British base, which acts as the hub for all American and British air operations in the Persian Gulf. Ashghal works in tandem with the Urban Planning and Development Authority (UPDA), the body that designed the transportation master plan, instituted in March 2006 and running to 2025. The peninsula is about 160kms (100 miles) north-south. An exhaustive array of games & activities can be found here for all ages and preferences, where guests can have fun, socialize, compete and develop team-building skills with colleagues, friends, and family. ", "Qatar retracts support for China's detention of Uighur Muslims", "Activists hail Qatar withdrawal from pro-China text over Uighurs", "Population By Gender, Municipality And Zone, March 2004", "Population By Gender, Municipality And Zone", "Law No. Qatar is located in the Middle East. [30][31], Pliny the Elder, a Roman writer, documented the earliest account pertaining to the inhabitants of the peninsula around the mid-first century AD, referring to them as the Catharrei, a designation which may have derived from the name of a prominent local settlement. In regards to telecommunication infrastructure, Qatar is the highest-ranked Middle Eastern country in the World Economic Forum's Network Readiness Index (NRI) – an indicator for determining the development level of a country's information and communication technologies. [273] Al Jazeera is a main television network headquartered in Doha, Qatar. Al-Bairaq was launched in 2010 aims to provide high school students with an opportunity to experience a research environment in the Center for Advanced Materials in Qatar University. Qatar is located in Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia. According to the U.S. State Department, expatriate workers from nations throughout Asia and parts of Africa voluntarily migrate to Qatar as low-skilled labourers or domestic servants, but some subsequently face conditions indicative of involuntary servitude. Doha one time Host Asian Volleyball Championship. The legislative council will also host the 140th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly for the first time in April 2019. [102], Qatar is either a constitutional[14][15] or an absolute monarchy[17][103] ruled by the Al Thani family. Countries near Qatar include Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Officer charged in shooting of Black man at Walmart According to article 46 of the press law "The Emir of the state of Qatar shall not be criticised and no statement can be attributed to him unless under a written permission from the manager of his office. Qatar commissioned international law firm DLA Piper to produce a report investigating the immigrant labour system. [176] Qatari special forces have been trained by France and other Western countries, and are believed to possess considerable skill. The country maintains a modest military force of approximately 11,800 men, including an army (8,500), navy (1,800) and air force (1,500). Its capital is Doha, [304][305], In November 2002, emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani created The Supreme Education Council. Map; Longitude & Latitude The Qatar Distribution Company (a subsidiary of Qatar Airways) is permitted to import alcohol and pork; it operates the one and only liquor store in the country, which also sells pork to holders of liquor licences. [136] Female tourists were advised not to wear leggings, miniskirts, sleeveless dresses, or short or tight clothing in public. [272] TV broadcasting in Qatar was started in 1970. [210] Qataris are also some of the highest consumers of water per capita per day, using around 400 litres. Chinese porcelain, West African coins and artefacts from Thailand have been discovered in Qatar. Some of the more common labour rights violations include beatings, withholding of payment, charging workers for benefits for which the employer is responsible, restrictions on freedom of movement (such as the confiscation of passports, travel documents, or exit permits), arbitrary detention, threats of legal action, and sexual assault. [266] The QMA also sponsors artistic events abroad, such as major exhibitions by Takahashi Murakami in Versailles (2010) and Damien Hirst in London (2012). In December 2019, the Qatari World Cup officials approached the Glastonbury Festival chiefs and the organizers of the Coachella festival to plan huge desert campsites for thousands of football fans. [207] A total of 142 fungal species have been recorded from Qatar. [222], In 2012, Qatar retained its title of richest country in the world (according to per capita income) for the third time in a row, having first overtaken Luxembourg in 2010. This positioning tells us that Qatar is located above the equator. The country borders on Saudi Arabia in the south and thus even on the Arabian Peninsula. Projections released by the Qatar Statistical Authority indicate that the total population of Qatar could reach 2.8 million by 2020. Its biggest cities and towns include Doha, Khor, Umm Bab and Abū Samrah. Neighbouring countries are: Saudi Arabia. In some cases, Sharia-based family courts treat a female's testimony as being worth half that of a man. As a result, it is the richest state per-capita in the world. [239] At the time of the first census, held in 1970, the population was 111,133. [253][254][255], Arabic is the official language of Qatar, with Qatari Arabic the local dialect. In the medical community, and in situations such as the training of nurses to work in Qatar, English acts as a lingua franca. [294], Though football is the most popular sport, other team sports have experienced considerable success at senior level. [61][62] In 1550, the inhabitants of Al-Hasa voluntarily submitted to the rule of the Ottomans, preferring them to the Portuguese. This resulted in the maritime Qatari–Bahraini War of 1867–1868, in which Bahraini and Abu Dhabi forces sacked and looted Doha and Al Wakrah. [177][301], The illiteracy rate in Qatar was 3.1% for males and 4.2% for females in 2012, the lowest in the Arab-speaking world, but 86th in the world. [85] The treaty reserved foreign affairs and defence to the United Kingdom but allowed internal autonomy. The current peninsula used to be a real island, as the Sabkhas prove. [38] Settlements and tools dating back to the Stone Age have been unearthed in the peninsula. The most recent census of 2018 has found that Qatar has a population of 2,716,008 people. Project highlights in this segment include the multibillion-dollar Doha Expressway and the Qatar Bahrain Causeway, which will connect Qatar to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and is considered a milestone in regional interconnectivity. [124], Stoning is a legal punishment in Qatar,[125] and apostasy and homosexuality are crimes punishable by the death penalty, however, the death penalty hasn't been carried out for either. [156] Qatar is mentioned in 13th-century Muslim scholar Yaqut al-Hamawi's book, Mu'jam Al-Buldan, which alludes to the Qataris' fine striped woven cloaks and their skills in improvement and finishing of spears. What about the country's energy consumption? [95] It is also currently a major funder of weapons for rebel groups in the Syrian civil war. More than two-fifths of Qatar’s population lives within the city’s limits. Owen Gibson and Pete Pattisson (23 December 2014). [208] A book recently produced by the Ministry of Environment documents the lizards known or believed to occur in Qatar, based on surveys conducted by an international team of scientists and other collaborators. [52], Effendi's troops came under heavy gunfire by a sizable troop of Qatari infantry and cavalry shortly after arriving at Al Wajbah. Growing numbers of foreign-educated Qataris, including many educated in the US, are returning home to assume key positions formerly occupied by expatriates. [258] Reflecting the multicultural make-up of the country, many other languages are also spoken, including Persian, Baluchi, Brahui, Hindi, Malayalam, Urdu, Pashto, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali, Sinhalese, Bengali, Tagalog, and Indonesian. As of 2014[update], it has investments around the world in Valentino, Siemens, Printemps, Harrods, The Shard, Barclays Bank, Heathrow Airport, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Volkswagen Group, Royal Dutch Shell, Bank of America, Tiffany, Agricultural Bank of China, Sainsbury's, BlackBerry,[225] and Santander Brasil. [288] However, a FIFA inquiry into the bidding process in November 2014 cleared Qatar of any wrongdoing. Qatar's National Development Strategy (2011–16) had estimated that the country's population would reach 1.78m in 2013, 1.81m in 2014, 1.84m in 2015 and 1.86m in 2016 – the yearly growth rate being merely 2.1%. New Qatar National Museum…a journey in a world of fantasy! English is commonly used as a second language,[256] and a rising lingua franca, especially in commerce, to the extent that steps are being taken to try to preserve Arabic from English's encroachment. President Mohamed Morsi via diplomatic support and the state-owned Al Jazeera network until he was overthrown by a military coup d'état in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule. [14][15][16][17][18] Its sole land border is with neighbouring Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) monarchy Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. As a country in West Asia, Qatar is one of seven nations that comprise the Arabian Peninsula. [307][308] According to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, the top-ranking universities in the country are Qatar University (1,881st worldwide), Texas A&M University at Qatar (3,905th) and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (6,855th). It lies between latitudes 24° and 27° N, and longitudes 50° and 52° E. Most of the country consists of a low, barren plain, covered with sand. [257] English is particularly useful for communication with Qatar's large expatriate community. [193], In October 2015 Qatar's Emir signed into law new reforms to the country's sponsorship system, with the new law taking effect within one year. These are salt pans that can be found on the border with the Arabian Peninsula. [40][41], Kassite Babylonian material dating back to the second millennium BC found in Al Khor Islands attests to trade relations between the inhabitants of Qatar and the Kassites in modern-day Bahrain. [35] The term 'Catara' (inhabitants, Cataraei)[36] was exclusively used until the 18th century, after which 'Katara' emerged as the most commonly recognised spelling. All these industries use gas for fuel. After epic collapse, French player rips virus protocols. If you are interested in Qatar and the geography of Asia our large laminated map of Asia might be just what you need. Said bin Sultan, ruler of Muscat, capitalised on this opportunity and raided the Wahhabi garrisons on the eastern coast, setting fire to the fort in Zubarah. 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