Asset Magazine Names QIB Best Islamic Bank in Qatar

Doha, July 24 (QNA) - Hong Kong-based Asset Magazine has named Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) best Shariah-principled bank in Qatar. QIB, which also received an award for the best Islamic deal in Qatar for its role as the facility agent for the Islamic tranche in Barzan $10.3 Billion gas project, was handed the award at a ceremony held recently in Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. The Asset Magazine viewed that QIB had managed…

IOC Honors Qatar Olympic Committee in London

London, July 23 (QNA) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) has paid tribute for Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) for its contribution to "Giving is Winning" campaign, days before the start of the Olympic Games in London, England, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. On this occasion, IOC President Jacques Rogge has granted Secretary General of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) HE Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman al-Thani with the Olympic…

Al Attiyah Meets French, Australian Ambassadors

Doha, July 23 (QNA) - Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, HE Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah met here this evening separately with the French Ambassador to Qatar, HE Jean-Christophe Possel and Australia's non-resident Ambassador to Qatar, HE Pablo Kang. The meetings discussed a number of key issues of mutual concern.  (QNA)

Qatar Participates in Holy Quran Award Contest

Doha, July 23 (QNA) - Qatar is participating in the Dubai International Holy Quran Award Contest being organized during the period from 1 to 20 Ramadan, with participants from 90 countries. Representing the State of Qatar in the sixteenth round of the Contest is the Student Abdul Rahman Abdul Rashid  Sheikh Sofi. Head of Delegation to the competition Fahad Rashid Al Marri said that the contestant is very well prepared for this…

Palestinian President Concludes Doha Visit

Doha, July 23 (QNA) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas left Doha Monday noon along with his accompanying delegation following a two-day visit to Qatar. HE the Minister of State Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser bin Jassim Al-Thani and Palestinian Ambassador to Qatar Munir Abdullah Ghannam saw off President Abbas upon departure at Doha International Airport. (QNA)

National Museum of Qatar to Mark Garangao Night

Doha, July 23 (QNA) - The National Museum of Qatar will hold Garangao celebration, a mid-Ramadan festival for children celebrated on the 14th night of Ramadan. The event will take place on July 31 and August 1, 2012, from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm at the "Cultural Hub" of the ongoing Olympics through Media exhibition at the QMA Gallery, Building 10, in the Cultural Village Katara. The celebration will include activities for…

Qtel Group Celebrates Launch of 3G Services in Tunisia

Doha, July 23 (QNA) - The Qtel Group today celebrated the launch of 3G services by Tunisiana, the leading mobile operator in Tunisia, which is part of the company s portfolio of leading brands. With launch coverage extending to 48 percent of the population, Tunisiana will offer 3G services in the regions of Tunis, Sfax, Sousse, Djerba, Cap Bon, Hammamet and Nabeul. The aggressive rollout will soon be extended to cover…

MAR Posts QAR 725 Million Net Profit for 1H, 2012

Doha, July 23 (QNA) - Masraf Al Rayan  MAR  has announced its financial results and profits for the six-month period ending June 30, 2012, achieving a net profit of QAR 725 million, an increase of 4.9% compared to the net profit of QAR 691 million achieved in the first half of 2011. The total assets of Masraf Al Rayan reached QAR 60,533 million compared to QAR 48,934 million as of June…