KUWAIT, Dec 27 (KUNA) -- Here are the main events of the GCC countries through the year 2021, we continue with the State of Qatar:
Jan. 11: Qatar Airways resumes flights to Riyadh after over three years of suspension.
Jan. 11: The 2021 International Judo Federation World Masters kicks off in Doha with 400 athletes participating from 70 countries.
Feb. 2: Media City Qatar announces that it has signed a strategic partnership with Euronews.
Feb. 8: Qatar Petroleum signs a contract for LNG project expansion, which will take Qatar's LNG production capacity to 110 million tons per annum (mtpa) from 77 million mtpa.
Feb. 11: Germany's Bayern Munich wins the title of the Qatar-hosted 2020 FIFA Club World Cup (CWC) after beating Mexico's Tigres 1-0 in the FIFA Club World Cup final. Feb. 14: Qatari customs authority issues regulatory controls pertaining to movement of imported, transiting goods with Saudi Arabia.
Feb. 18: Qatari Ministry of Public Health announces that fully vaccinated people are now exempt from quarantine when they return from abroad.
Feb. 24: Qatar opens Sabah Al-Ahmad Corridor, which reflects the depth of Qatar-Kuwait historic ties.
March 21: Qatar's Ministry of Education and Higher Education announces that student attendance in all schools will be reduced to 30 percent.
April 1: Qatar signed two MoUs with the United Kingdom to enhance cooperation in the military field.
April 4: Qatar announced the shift to online educationg, after the noticeable rise in infection cases with the novel coronavirus.
April 26: The General Assembly of the Gulf Cup chose Iraq to host the 25th Gulf Cup by unanimous votes, and Kuwait as a substitute.
April 26: Qatar announced compulsory hotel quarantine on all arrivals from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.
April 27: FIFA revealed the fixtures and dates of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021, to be held between November 30 and December 18.
May 8: Qatar announced quarantine exemption for vaccinated GCC travelers.
May 9: Qatar Ministry of Public Health unveiled a phased out plan to lift coronavirus restrictions starting from May 28.
May 12: Qatar Ministry of Public Health announced that Children aged from 12 to 15 years can take Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
May 26: Qatar's Amir Sheikh Tamim Al-Thani announced the donation of USD 500 million in support for the reconstruction of Gaza.
May 28: Qatar cabinet allowed gradual reopening of amusement parks with 30 percent of capacity for open spaces, and 20 percent for closed spaces, in which only vaccinated people are allowed to enter.
June 3: Qatar football team defeated India in the joint qualifiers for FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023.
June 7: Qatar football team qualified to AFC Asian Cup 2023.
June 11: Qatar launched an online registration for arrivals.
June 13: Qatar reveled (DADU) as the official name of the children's museum.
June 14: Qatar swimming federation announced hosting the 8th GCC water games.
June 17: Qatar's Amir Sheikh Tamim Al-Thani issued an amiri order to reshuffle cabinet.
June 18: Qatar allowed wedding parties in hotel halls and other independent venues.
June 21: Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Thani received a copy of the credentials of the Saudi Ambassador to Qatar, Prince Mansour bin Khaled bin Farhan Al-Saud.
June 21: Qatar economic forum inaugurated with more than 2,000 participants from the world's leading experts and decision-makers in the fields of finance, economics, investment, technology, energy, education, sports and climate.
June 26: Qatar Ministry of Public Health announced that more than three million doses administered in National COVID-19 Vaccination Program.
June 26: Qatari-Egyptian Follow-Up Committee Held their 5th Meeting in Doha in implementation of Al-Ula Summit hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on January 5, 2021. June 26: The Safety and Security Operations Committee (SSOC) of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and FIFA signed the official Security Concept of Operations.
June 26: Minister of transport and Communications Jassem Al-Sulaiti inaugurated Mowasalat's (Karwa) electricity bus charging station in preparation for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
July 7: The government said unvaccinated public and private sectors' employees should conduct weekly PCR tests.
July 21: Qatar allocated USD 100 million for World Food Program's (WFP) operations in Yemen.
July 29: Qatar appointed Ambassadors to Egypt and Libya.
Aug 22: Qatar's Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad issues a decree to the Shura Council on October 2nd in Qatar's first legislative elections.
Sept 7: Qatar Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) inaugurates the activities of the fifth edition of the Katara International Hunting and Falconry Exhibition 'Suhail 2021', with the participation of 12 Kuwaiti companies specialized in the field of weapons, hunting ammunition, land supplies and trips.
Sept 15: Qatar's Ministry of Public Health announces that enhanced doses of vaccines approved in the country against the emerging COVID-19 virus are given to individuals most at risk of the virus who received the second dose of the vaccine more than eight months ago.
Sept 15: Qatar's Cabinet approvesa draft decision on the terms and conditions of the part-time system in government agencies.
Sept 20: The Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation announces the postponement of (Gulf Cup 25) scheduled to be held in Basra, Iraq, in December to January 2023.
Oct 2: The electoral commission announced victory of 30 candidates in Qatar' first Shura Council elections.
Oct 21: Qatar and Britain announced plans to launch an annual strategic dialogue, the first to be in London in the first quarter 2022.
Oct 22: Al-Sadd won the Amir's Cup after beating Al-Rayyan 5-4 in penalty shoot-out.
Oct 28: Prime Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Thani announced the national environmental and climate change strategy.
Nov 1: Qatar fund for development and the International Organization for Migration signed an agreement to develop infrastructure in 11 camps for IDPs in northwest Syria.
Nov 9: Qatar signed two agreements with UNRWA to provide it with USD 25 million.
Nov 18: The national council for America-Arab relations gave its global humanitarian leadership award for Amir Sheikh Tamim Al-Thani for his role following collapse of the Afghan government in August.
Nov 21: Qatar announced completion of eight stadiums for the 2022 World Cup.
Dec. 13: Qatar and Uruguay signed a number of MoUs on youth, sport, education and diplomacy.
Dec. 17: The MoH announced the first four Omicron cases. (end)