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…

HH the Heir Apparent Meets Tunisian FM

Doha, July 23 (QNA) - HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met at Al- Bahr Palace this evening with HE Dr. Rafik Abdessalam, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Tunisian Republic, who called on HH the Heir Apparent to greet him on the occasion of his visit to Qatar to take part in the meetings of Arab foreign ministers.  (QNA)

HE Premier: Arab Nations Call on Syria’s Assad to Step Down

Doha, July 23 (QNA) - HE Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, Chairman of the Arab Ministerial Committee on Syria, said that there is an Arab consensus, calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step aside quickly in return for safe exit. Speaking to reporters following the Arab Ministerial Committee on Syrian Crisis' meeting in Doha last night, HE the Premier said that this…

Arab League Ministerial Council Endorses Decision on Syria

Doha, July 23 (QNA) - The Arab League Ministerial Council endorsed at its extraordinary meeting, held last night in Doha, the decision on Syria submitted to it by the Arab Ministerial Committee on the Situation in  Syria. Kuwait Deputy Primer and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah, who is also Chairman of the Arab Ministerial Council's current session, said at a press conference he held after the Council's meeting that the…

Students Hone Art and Design Skills at VCU Qatar

Doha, July 23 (QNA) - Qatari and expatriate students learned the finer aspects of traditional art media, digital media and photography and exhibited their projects on various creative subjects at the Summer Art and Design Community Classes hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCU-Q). Noted local and international instructors conducted the classes over the course, the VCU-Q said Monday. The three-week Design Intensive course for students 16 and above had students…

HH the Emir Congratulates Sultan Qaboos and Morsi

Doha, July 23 (QNA) - HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has sent a cable of congratulations to HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said of the Sultanate of Oman on the anniversary of his accession to the throne. HH the Emir has also sent a cable of congratulations to President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Dr. Mohammad Morsi on the occasion of his country's National Day. (QNA)

HH the Emir Meets Egyptian FM

Doha, July 22 (QNA) - HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani met at al Wajba Palace this evening with the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Mohamed Kamel Amr, who called on HH the Emir to greet him on the occasion of his visit to Qatar to take part in the meeting of Arab foreign ministers.  (QNA)