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November 28, 2016
The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH 2016), a global initiative of Qatar Foundation (QF), will open in Doha today and discuss to address some of the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges. H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation (QF) is expected to preside over the opening ceremony.
WISH brings together around 1400 high-level policymakers, academics and professionals and has evolved into a significant platform for the dissemination...

Samsung’s Gear S3 smartwatch unveiled in Qatar
December 8, 2016
Samsung has announced the launch of the latest addition to the Gear universe, the smartwatch Gear S3, in Qatar.
Unveiled at IFA 2016 in Berlin, the Gear S3 is available in two designs, Frontier and Classic, at a price of QR1,399.
Tarek Sabbagh, head of the IT and mobile (IM) division at Samsung Gulf Electronics, said: “With the Gear S3, we have integrated tradition and technology to deliver a truly intelligent smartwatch.”
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Qatar's Ezdan Holding closes $460m Islamic financing
December 8, 2016

Ezdan Holding, one of the largest private real estate developers in Qatar, said on Wednesday it had secured an 8-year $460 million Islamic syndicated facility.

Dubai bank Mashreq was the sole coordinator of the financing, in which 10 regional, Asian and international financial institutions participated, Ezdan said in a statement.

Sydney Swans risk losing members over Qatar sponsorship
December 8, 2016

THE CEO of the Sydney Swans AFL will meet with its official LGBTI supporter group to address concerns over a new sponsorship deal signed with Qatar Airways.

In August, the Swans announced the Middle Eastern airline would be the club’s “official International Airline Partner” for the next three years and the company"...

December 8, 2016
A consortium of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund and Glencore has acquired a 19.5-percent stake in Russia's top state-controlled oil company, Rosneft, in a deal worth $11.3 billion (10.5 billion euros).

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the deal personally on state television Wednesday, saying it was the “largest acquisition in the oil and gas sector in the world in 2016.”


December 8, 2016

Qatar Airways will now accept UnionPay credit and debit cards through its website for ticket and other sales, expanding payment options for customers around the world.

With more than 5.8 billion cards issued globally, UnionPay is an international bankcard network and is the preferred method of payment for the Chinese market. The option to pay with UnionPay cards provides Qatar Airways travelers with a high quality and secure payment service worldwide,"...