Doha Bank Records 5% Profit Growth in H1 2012

Doha, July 19 (QNA) - Doha Bank announced Thursday it recorded an impressive net profit for the first half of 2012 amounting to QAR 740 million whichrepresented a growth of 5.4% as compared to QAR 702 million for the same period in 2011. "This is another outstanding result and is clear demonstration that Doha Bank continues to perform through any business cycle." HE Sheikh Fahad bin Mohammad bin Jabor Al Thani,…

Al- Hajiri: Qatar Tries Hard to End Humanitarian Tragedy in Syria

Doha, July 19 (QNA) - HE the Assistant Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs Ali bin Fahad al-Hajri on Thursday stressed that the State of Qatar tried hard to put an end to the humanitarian tragedy in Syria and matched its words with actions. In his opening speech delivered at the third meeting of the Friends of the Syrian People International Working Group on Sanctions, held today at the Ritz Carlton Hotel,…

Qatar Radio to mark 44th anniversary

Qatar Radio will celebrate its 44th anniversary tomorrow under the patronage of HE the chairman of Qatar Media Corporation Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer al-Thani. HE the executive president of Qatar Media Corporation Mubarak bin Jaham al-Kuwari will attend the reception which will be held at the Qatar Radio headquarters to mark the occasion. Qatar Radio was officially launched on June 25 in 1968 with few hours of broadcasting in the…

New media law for Qatar after Ramadan

Qatar is to enforce its first media law following the holy month of Ramadan, the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage said on Saturday (16 June). Hamad bin Abdul Aziz Al Kuwari said the state cabinet will approve the proposed legislation at its first meeting after the month of fasting, according to Qatar News Agency. "Qatar will be proud of its law which will be the first of its kind…

Travora Media announces MANGO, the World’s first travel-style mobile marketing platform

Travora Media announces MANGO, the first travel-style mobile marketing platform. MANGO, which stands for Mobile Ad Network on-the-GO, represents top travel and lifestyle publishers, providing advertisers with unparalleled scale for reaching travelers at all stages of their travel plans. At launch, MANGO provides access to over 350MM monthly mobile pageviews from best-in-class travel and lifestyle brands, spanning pre-trip planning to in-destination research and post-trip sharing. Content providers and brands include…

Doha: London 2012 Olympics Through Media at Katara!

July 2 - To commemorate the 30th Olympic Games set to start in London, the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) will organise the ‘Olympics Through Media’ exhibition at the QMA Gallery (building No.10, in Katara), from July 4 to September 9. Important historical artefacts and visual materials sourced from the Qatar Olympics and Sports Museum, and QMA’s media collection will be displayed. Commenting on its importance, QMA CEO Mansoor Al Khater…

UAE, Qatar setting the pace: Expert

The UAE and Qatar are world leaders in developing intangible infrastructure and their focus on a knowledge-driven economy is setting the pace, says a British academic. Addressing the ‘Securing Asia’ security summit in London, Professor Rory Miller, director of the Middle East & Mediterranean Studies Programme, King’s College, London, said: “The UAE and Qatar are not just regionally, but globally, at the forefront of such development ventures, both independently and…

Qatar Telecom pursues rest of Kuwait’s Wataniya

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar Telecom says it is seeking approval to buy the remaining stake of Kuwaiti telecom operator Wataniya that it does not already own. The Qatari company said Tuesday it has submitted its request to Kuwaiti regulators, who have halted trading in Wataniya shares while they review the bid. Qatar Telecom already owns a 52.5 percent stake in Wataniya, known officially as the National Mobile Telecommunications…