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WATCH: Qatar, Home To World's Largest Daytime Fireworks Diplay

Posted 12.09.2011 | Arts

As the fastest growing economy in the world with a GDP per capita of around $101,000, Qatar has a lot of money lying around. So much money in fact tha...

Qatari Exceptionalism: Small Kingdom Makes Big Impact on World Stage

Michael Hughes | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Michael Hughes

Outside of Qatar being the home of Aljazeera and winning the 2022 World Cup bid, many in the West are unfamiliar with the country's profile.

Doha Tribeca Film Fest 2011: Nadine Labaki's Latest, Antonio Banderas, and the Wonder of Black Gold

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival is the kind of event that can make all other film festivals seem unexciting.

Osama Bin Laden: He Had It Coming

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

For ten years millions of Arabs were held hostage due to the acts of a minority. During this time tens of thousands of lives were lost in senseless violence that only a megalomaniac would be able to justify.

Sheikha Mozah, "First Lady of the World": Great Style, Greater Substance (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Malcolm Harris | Posted 06.21.2011 | Style
Malcolm Harris

As a fashion designer I was struck by her ethereal beauty and carriage, but I was equally surprised by her vast global knowledge, devotion to her people and commitment to promoting education.

The Economics of Fishing Subsidies -- Destroying a Vital Global Enterprise

Hilary Kramer | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Hilary Kramer

An international agreement that limits global fishing subsidies would not only be a huge success for ocean health, but would also set a new framework for effective cooperation on trade and the environment.

The New Arab World Requires New Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Seib

The new dynamics of the Arab world require a meaningful shift in public diplomacy strategy, with less emphasis on advertising and more on service.

Looking at the Future of the Arab Revolutions

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Seib

At this year's Al Jazeera Forum, I saw a man sitting by himself, a Libyan flag draped around his shoulders as the latest grim news filtered in from his homeland. Hope abounds, but the revolution is not yet won.

Qatar: Why Protests Won't Happen Here

Shabina S. Khatri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shabina S. Khatri

As people across the Middle East rally against their regimes, Qatar appears to be the only country in the Arabian Gulf to escape unscathed by the politics. There are a dozen reasons why.

Revolution or Bust: False Choices of Bystanders to the Middle East

Marc Gopin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marc Gopin

I have spent the last two weeks, like millions of other people, completely immersed in supporting the brave Egyptian citizens of Tahrir Square. I have...

WATCH: Qatar's New Desert Palaces

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

By Kiša Lala The proposed Al-Shamal Stadium for 2022 WorldCup. Expected capacity: 45,120 Photograph: Qatar 2022 Bid Committee Qatar, once a pearl-...

Qatar's Well-Funded Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Seib

Qatar has plenty of money and is putting it to use by expanding public diplomacy. Are they becoming a new kind of superpower?

Qatar's First Museum of Modern Arab Art (SLIDESHOW)

Damaris Colhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Damaris Colhoun

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art opens today, December 30, 2010. Located in Doha, Qatar, it is the first museum in the region dedicated to modern artists from Arab countries.

Qatar World Cup 2022: Interesting Facts About The Winning Bidder (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Qatar's winning bid for the 2022 World Cup has been hailed as "a football miracle" by the BBC. Not only will Qatar be the smallest nation to ever ho...

A Call Beyond Islam: The Aga Khan Award for Architecture Makes Its Mark

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taufiq Rahim

The Award has recognized people and projects that improve environment in Muslim societies and empower Islamic identity and culture. It is now setting the new standard for architecture globally.

The Doha-Tribeca Film Festival: Robert DeNiro, Kevin Spacey and Directors in Burkas

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Badt

Qatar, once a country of fishermen and pearl-divers and today boasting one of the highest per capita GDPs, is an unusual place for a film festival. But yes, it recently hosted one.

My Visit To Spice Market Doha

Anthony Ricco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anthony Ricco

My expectations of Qatari cuisine and culinary tradition were imminently exceeded during my recent trip to Doha. I visited Spice Market's Doha outpost, located in the W Hotel, on behalf of Jean-Georges Vongerichten to oversee operations, train sous-chefs and implement menu adjustments as needed.

I Heart the Qatar Foundation

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anne Sobel

Her Highness Sheikha Mozah's non-profit, the Qatar Foundation, is channeling a significant portion of the Qatar's wealth into education and charity, among other things.

Broken Washington: The Cases of Zogby and the Brookings Institute

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

But when it comes to foreign policy, Obama deserves a big bold F. Stories of Washington's self-proclaimed experts and think tanks for hire might give us some clues.

Rank My City: The Singles Charts of the City-Building Business

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

It is often the cities not making the ranks that can be the most lively and exciting, even if their cafes still use white plastic chairs and the streets aren't pedestrianized.

Another Food Crisis?

Kimberly Ann Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kimberly Ann Elliott

The decision by Russia to respond to scorching heat and wildfires by restricting wheat exports is threatening to trigger a panic similar to what sent food prices soaring in the first half of 2008.

How Hot Is It In Doha, Qatar? Car-Baked Cookies Hot

Shabina S. Khatri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Shabina S. Khatri

There are only so many expletives one can use to describe the conditions we are currently enduring in Doha, Qatar. Here are five new ways to tell people how freakin hot it gets here in the summertime.

Qatar's Bid for World Cup 2022: To Build a Nation or a Region?

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

In stark contrast to the US' coast-to-coast approach, Qatar proposes that every match of the 2022 World Cup will be played within an hour's drive from any other. This would be an advantage for both the players and the fans.

Qatar's Controversial Open-Door Policy has Helped in its Bid to Be Seen as an International Player

Shabina S. Khatri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shabina S. Khatri

Tiny, resource-rich and host to a US army base, Qatar has the necessary wealth and might -- and thus the security -- to welcome any guest whose home countries don't want them, whatever the reason.

Should the US Investigate American Implications of Dubai Hit?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

In my friend Clayton Swisher's piece, the Al Jazeera reporter explains why the Doha hit is a legitimate case for investigation by the FBI. Of course, it won't happen.