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01/Mar/2017 Egmont Group Meetings 29/JAN/2017 - 03/FEB/2017 in Doha, Qatar
The Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units (FlUs) met in Doha, Qatar during the period of January 29 - February 3, 2017, to discuss the challenges faced by FlUs In combating money laundering,


23/Jan/2017 Global Conference on Money Laundering and Digital Currencies
INTERPOL, in partnership with the Basel Institute and Europol organized Global Conference on Money Laundering and Digital Currencies, which is hosted by


06/Nov/2016 Joint EGMONT-MENAFATF Training workshop “Secure-FIU” 29-30 October, 2016
The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Kenneth O’Brain from FINTRAC, and Mr. Nasser Lebboss from SIC-Lebanon,


10/Oct/2016 QFIU hosts Egmont’ s Policy and Procedures Working Group (PPWG) meetings on September 21 – 22, 2016 in Doha, Qatar
Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU ) hosted Egmont’s Policy and Procedures Working Group (PPWG) meetings on 21st and 22nd of September 2016, at QFIU headquarters in Doha.


07/Aug/2016 Publication of the 2015 FIU Annual Report
The Financial Information Unit has the pleasure to announce the publication of the 2015 FIU Annual Report on its website.


12/Jun/2016 QFIU and FIU-India sign an MoU to cooperate on AML/CFT
An MoU was signed on Sunday 5/6/2016 between Qatar Financial Information Unit and Financial Intelligence Unit -India (FIU) in the Amiri Diwan concerning cooperation in the exchange of


10/May/2016 MENAFATF 23rd Plenary Meeting to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in Doha, April 26-28-2016
The MENAFATF 23rd Plenary Meeting to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing was held in Doha, State of Qatar during April 26-28, 2016. and was chaired by the State of Qatar represented by H.E Sheikh Fahad bin Faisal Al Thani,


28/Mar/2016 Selection of Mrs. Noora Bahar as Chair of the Policy and Procedure Working Group of the Egmont Group
The Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units selected at its January meeting in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Mrs. Noora Mubarak Bahar, Head of Section at QFIU, as Chair of Policy and Procedure Working Group (PPWG) of the Egmont Group, which is currently comprised of 151 member FIUs.


03/Feb/2016 Meeting with H.E Ali Sherif Al Emadi, the Minister of Finance
H.E Ali Sherif Al Emadi received Thursday 28/01/2016 H.E Sheikh Fahad Bin Faisal Al Thani, Deputy Governor of Qatar Central Bank and Chairman of the National Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee and Sheikh Ahmed Al Thani, Head of Qatar Financial Information Unit


28/Dec/2015 MENAFATF Typologies and Capacity Building Workshop in Khartoum, Republic of Sudan
Mrs. Noora Mubarak Bahar from Qatar Financial Intelligence Unit (QFIU) participated in the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF) Typologies and Capacity Building Workshop which was hosted by the Sudan National Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee and the FIU in Khartoum, Republic of Sudan from 14 to 16 December 2015.


07/Jul/2015 Publication of the 2014 FIU Annual Report
The Financial Information Unit has the pleasure to announce the publication of the 2014 FIU Annual Report on its website.


23/Jun/2015 23rd PLENARY OF THE EGMONT GROUP OF FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNITS-Bridgetown, Barbados
The 23rd Egmont Group Plenary took place in Bridgetown, Barbados 7-12 June 2015 bringing together the Egmont member FIUs and observer organizations for in-depth discussions and training sessions


24/Dec/2014 Qatar hosted Joint MENAFATF / EAG Typologies and Capacity Building Workshop
A Joint MENAFATF / EAG Typologies and Capacity Building Workshop was hosted in Qatar during the 14-17 December, 2014 at Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha.


15/Dec/2014 “Money Laundering is a Real Threat”
A seminar entitled “Money Laundering is a Real Threat” was held by the Faculty of Law in Qatar University in collaboration with QFIU on 11 December 2014 at the Library Building.


17/Sep/2014 FIU’s priority is to raise awareness on the risks of money laundering crimes - Khalid bin Abdul Rahman
Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) honored the participants in the Qatar University awareness program, entitled: “Money Laundering is a Real Threat”,


10/Sep/2014 Strategic Analysis Course (SAC)’s “Train the Trainers” in Strasbourg
The Egmont Group TWG hosted jointly with MONEYVAL a Strategic Analysis Course (SAC) in Strasbourg, France for MONEYVAL FIUs from 25-29 August, 2014.


06/Aug/2014 Publication of the 2013 FIU Annual Report
The Financial Information Unit has the pleasure to announce the publication of the 2013 FIU Annual Report on its website.


09/Jun/2014 22nd PLENARY OF THE EGMONT GROUP OF FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNITS-LIMA, PERU
The 22nd Egmont Group Plenary took place in Lima, Peru 1-6 June 2014 bringing together the Egmont member FIUs and observer organizations for in-depth discussions and training sessions in order to further the development of the international FIU network.


22/Apr/2014 Egmont Working Groups and Committee Meetings in Paris - France
A delegation from Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) participated in the Egmont Working Groups and Committee meetings held in Paris-France


06/Apr/2014 Participation of the QFIU in the Workshop held at the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center
A delegation from Qatar Financial Intelligence Unit (QFIU) participated in the training workshop entitled "Financial Investigations, Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Corruption Techniques" during the period from March 31 to April 2, 2014


03/Apr/2014 FIUs Regional Cooperation” Seminar in Abu Dhabi
As Asia Regional Representative of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, the QFIU participated in the “FIUs Regional Cooperation” Seminar held on 29 - 31 March 2014 in Abu Dhabi, UAE


03/Mar/2014 A delegation from NCA and UKFIU visits QFIU
H.E Sheikh Ahmed Al Thani, Head of Qatar Financial Information Unit, received on Wednesday February 26, 2014 a delegation from the National Crime Agency (NCA), the UK Financial Intelligence Unit.


25/Feb/2014 QFIU holds a training workshop at the Center of Legal and Judicial Studies - The Ministry of Justice
The QFIU held on Wednesday 19/02/2014 a training workshop at the Center of Legal and Judicial Studies - The Ministry of Justice, as part of " the 12th Mandatory Training Course for New Legal Researchers


23/Feb/2014 QFIU holds at its headquarters a training workshop for eight lawyers under training
The QFIU held on Tuesday 18/02/2014 at its headquarters a training workshop for eight lawyers under training, where Mrs. Noora Mubarak Baher and Mr. Mohamed Al Muftah discussed many topics related to


20/Feb/2014 Egmont Working Group and Committee Meeting in Hungary-Budapest
A delegation from Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) participated in the Egmont Working Group and Committee meetings held in Hungary-Budapest during the period from 16-19 February 2014.


16/Feb/2014 2nd Plenary of the 25th Session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
Qatar Financial Information Unit participated as part of the National AML/CFT Committee’s delegation in the Second Plenary meeting of FATF-XXV held under the Russian Presidency in Paris – France on 12-14 February 2014.


31/Dec/2013 Grievous Death of Brigadier Musfir Ali Al-Ahbabi
Qatar Financial Information Unit mourns H.E. Brigadier Musfir Ali Al-Ahbabi, Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), who passed away of a heart attack on Sunday, December 29, 2013 after a long and remarkable career path in different national areas.


16/Dec/2013 QFIU holds a Coordination Meeting with the General Directorate of Customs
Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU ) held a coordination meeting with a delegation from General Directorate of Customs on Sunday December 15, 2013 at QFIU headquarters,


12/Dec/2013 A delegation from GABAC visits QFIU
On the margins of the Joint Egmont Group, FATF (Financial Action Task Force) and FSRBs [FATF Style Regional Bodies] meeting held on 01/12//2013 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha,


11/Dec/2013 QFIU holds an Introductory Seminar to the New Public Prosecution Officers
Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU ) held an introductory seminar on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at QFIU headquarters for new public prosecution officers


09/Dec/2013 Joint FATF/MENAFATF Experts’ Meeting on Typologies
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF) held a 3-day joint meeting of experts this week in Doha, Qatar. The meeting was the first of this type to be held in the region. Hosted by the Qatar Central Bank and the National Anti-Money Laundering / Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Committee of Qatar,


08/Dec/2013 QFIU Strengthens International Efforts to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing
Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Fahad Bin Faisal Al Thani, Deputy Governor Chairman of the National Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC), the QFIU organized the second joint meeting of Egmont Group, FATF (Financial Action Task Force) and FSRBs [FATF Style Regional Bodies] during 01/12//2013 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.


03/Dec/2013 18th Plenary meeting of the MENA Financial Action Task Force “MENAFATF”
The MENAFATF held its 18th plenary meeting in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain from 26 to 28 November 2013. The meeting was chaired by the Republic of Sudan, represented by H.E. Mr. Isameddine Abdul Gadir Al Zain, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice and President of the Administrative Committee for combating ML/TF crimes in Sudan.


04/Nov/2013 2nd Arab Forum on Asset Recovery
H. E Sheikh Ahmed Al Thani, Head of Qatar Financial Information Unit participated in the 2nd Arab Forum on Asset Recovery held in Marrakech, Morocco from 26th to 28th October, 2013.


27/Oct/2013 1st Plenary of the 27th Session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
Qatar Financial Information Unit participated as part of the National AML/CFT Committee’s delegation in the 1st Plenary of the 27th session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) held Under the Russian Presidency in Paris – France on 16-18 October 2013.


20/Oct/2013 AML/CFT Methodology for the New Standard (AML)
Qatar Financial Information Unit participated in a workshop on AML/CFT Methodology for the New Standard (AML) presented by IMF – Middle East Center for Economics and Finance in Kuwait from 6-10 of October 2013


10/Oct/2013 QFIU Awareness Program to University Students
The QFIU completed the second phase of its awareness program to the law students at Qatar University on Monday October 7, 2013. This program, which is a main objective of the QFIU Strategy 2013-2017,


06/Oct/2013 Workshop on "The Effective Implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions and the relevant UN Conventions and International Standards on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism & Proliferation”
The Financial Information Unit participated in a workshop on "The Effective Implementation of United Nation Security Council Resolutions and the relevant United Nations Conventions and International Standards on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism & Proliferation” organized by the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF)


14/Jul/2013 21st PLENARY OF THE EGMONT GROUP OF FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNITS-SOUTH AFRICA
The 21st Egmont Group Plenary took place in Sun City, South Africa, 1-5 July 2013 bringing together the Egmont member FIUs and observer organizations


20/Jun/2013 QFIU holds its First Coordination Meeting with Gold and Precious Stones Dealers
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Business and Trade (MBT), Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU ) held its first coordination meeting on Wednesday June 19, 2013 at QFIU headquarters for Gold and precious stones dealers


23/May/2013 Publication of the 2012 FIU Annual Report
The Financial Information Unit has the pleasure to announce the publication of the 2012 FIU Annual Report on its website.


22/May/2013 QFIU holds its Second Coordination Meeting with the Accounting Firms
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Business and Trade (MBT), Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU (held a coordination meeting on Tuesday May 21, 2013 at QFIU headquarters for the accounting companies


09/May/2013 17th Plenary meeting of the MENA Financial Action Task Force “MENAFATF”
A delegation from Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) and the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC) participated in the 17th Plenary meeting of the “MENAFATF” held in Khartoum


28/Apr/2013 QFIU Strengthens International Efforts to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing
Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Fahad Bin Faisal Al Thani, Deputy Governor Chairman of the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC), the QFIU organized the first joint meeting of Egmont Group and FSRBs


18/Apr/2013 QFIU holds its Second Coordination Meeting with Charities
Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU ) held its second coordination meeting on Tuesday April 9, 2013 at QFIU headquarters,


14/Apr/2013 A delegation from Foreign Policy Committee of the U.S. Congress
H.E Sheikh Ahmed Al Thani, Head of Qatar Financial Information Unit, met a delegation from Foreign Policy Committee of the U.S. Congress on 04/04/2013


08/Apr/2013 Participation of the QFIU in the “Arab Forum on Assets Recovery”
The QFIU participated in the “Arab Forum on Assets Recovery”, which took place at the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre during April 2-4 2013,


03/Apr/2013 QFIU holds its First Coordination Meeting with the Accounting Firms
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Business and Trade (MBT), Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU (held a coordination meeting on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at Hilton Hotel for the accounting companies


28/Mar/2013 A delegation from Kenya FIU visited QFIU
H.E Sheikh Ahmed Al Thani, Head of Qatar Financial Information Unit, met a delegation from Kenya FIU on 19/03/2013


12/Mar/2013 Participation in the Expert Working Group Meeting on “Preventing Abuse of the Non-Profit Sector for the Purposes of Terrorist Financing”
Qatar Financial Information Unit participated in the final expert working group meeting on “Preventing Abuse of the Non-Profit Sector for the Purposes of Terrorist Financing”


10/Mar/2013 Lecture on “Money Laundering is a Real Threat” at Qatar University
The QFIU presented a lecture on “Money Laundering is a Real Threat” at the Faculty of Business and Economics in Qatar University on 7/3/2013 as a cooperation initiative with the Faculty of Law.


26/Feb/2013 2nd Plenary of the 24th Session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
Qatar Financial Information Unit participated as part of the National AML/CFT Committee’s delegation in the 2nd Plenary of the 24th session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) held Under the Norwegian Presidency in Paris – France on 20-22 February 2013.


28/Jan/2013 Egmont Working Groups and Committee Meetings in Ostend-Belgium
A delegation from Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) participated in the Egmont Working Groups and Committee meetings held in Ostend-Belgium during the period from 20-25 January 2013.


20/Jan/2013 Participation in the regional workshop on “Preventing Abuse of the Non-Profit Sector for the Purposes of Terrorist Financing”
Under the Auspices of Qatar Central Bank, National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC) and in collaboration with UN Counter- Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)


03/Dec/2012 Participation of Qatar Financial Information Unit in MENAFATF Activities
Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) participated with a delegation from the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC) in the 16th Middle East and North Africa Financial Actions task Force (MENAFATF)


25/Nov/2012 Launching Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) Strategy 2013-2017 and its New Logo
The QFIU launched its Strategy 2013 -2017 under the slogan “Financial Transparency to Promote Stability and Security” and its new developed logo, during a ceremony organized by the QFIU in the presence of HE Sheikh Fahad Bin Faisal Al Thani, Deputy Governor of Qatar Central Bank


20/Nov/2012 Launching Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) Strategy 2013-2017
The State of Qatar is witnessing unprecedented social, educational, cultural and economic renaissance, and is growing in reputation as an international sporting capital.


21/Oct/2012 1st Plenary of the 24th Session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
Qatar Financial Information Unit participated as part of the National AML/CFT Committee’s delegation in the 1st Plenary of the 24th session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) held in Paris – France on 15-19 October 2012.


01/Oct/2012 Participation in a workshop on the “Revised FATF Recommendations”
A delegation from QFIU and the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee participated in a workshop on “the Revised FATF Recommendations on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism & Proliferation”


16/Sep/2012 Participation of the Financial Information Unit in the “Arab Forum on Assets Recovery”
His Highness the Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, patronized the opening of the “Arab Forum on Assets Recovery” which was kicked off at St. Regis Hotel on Tuesday 11/9/2012.


15/Jul/2012 20th PLENARY OF THE EGMONT GROUP OF FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNITS-RUSSIA
The Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) met this week in Saint Petersburg, Russia during the period from 8 to 13 /7/2012, to discuss ways to meet the challenges being faced in the sharing of information


04/Jul/2012 Publication of the 2011 FIU Annual Report
The Financial Information Unit has the pleasure to announce the publication of the 2011 FIU Annual Report on its website.


14/Jun/2012 QFIU Workshop on “Confidentiality and Tipping-Off Provisions”
In the framework of the regular meetings and follow up with the compliance officers from the financial sector, the QFIU held under the auspices of the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC)


27/May/2012 Qatar Financial Information Unit(QFIU) and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Joint Workshop on "Financial Analysis"
A delegation from QFIU chaired by H.E Sheikh Ahmed Al Thani, Head of QFIU, participated in Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Joint Workshop


29/Apr/2012 15th Plenary meeting of the MENA Financial Action Task Force “MENAFATF”
A delegation from Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) and the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC) participated in the 15th Plenary meeting of the “MENAFATF”


17/Apr/2012 QFIU and CID sign an MoU to cooperate on Anti-Money Laundering
Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) signed on 16/4/2012 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Ministry of Interior (MOI) for the exchange of information and


11/Mar/2012 Participation in a workshop on “Challenges in Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing”
A delegation from the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC), under the presidency of H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Eid Al Thani,  Head of Qatar Financial Information Unit, Member of NAMLC,  participated in a workshop on "Challenges in Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing”


22/Feb/2012 FATF Adopted and Published its Revised Recommendations
The Financial Action Task Force has revised the Recommendations after more than two years of efforts by member countries. The Recommendations are used by more than 180 governments to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.


21/Feb/2012 3rd Plenary of the 23rd Session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
Qatar Financial Information Unit participated as part of the National AML/CFT Committee’s delegation in the 3rd Plenary of the 23rd session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) held in Paris – France on 15-17 February 2012.


05/Feb/2012 Egmont Working Groups and Committee Meetings in Philippines
A delegation from Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) participated in the Egmont Working Groups and Committee meetings held in Manila - Republic of the Philippines


30/Jan/2012 Publication of Egmont Annual Report 2010-2011
The Egmont Group Secretariat published its Annual Report 2010-2011, which covers number of topics related to the activities of Egmont Committee and Egmont Working Groups.


01/Dec/2011 The 14th MENAFATF Plenary Meeting
The 14th MENAFATF plenary meeting was held in the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria from 28 to 30 November 2011. A delegation from the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC) and the Financial Information Unit (QFIU) chaired by H.E Sheikh Ahmed bin Eid Al Thani, Head of QFIU, participated in the Plenary.


27/Nov/2011 GCC-EU Joint Workshop on “Implementing Policies for Combating Terrorist Financing”
A delegation from the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee, chaired by H.E Sheikh Ahmed Bin Eid Al Thani, Head of Qatar Financial Information Unit, participated in the GCC-EU Joint Workshop on “Implementing Policies for Combating Terrorist Financing” which was held on 22-23/11/2011 in Warsaw, Poland.


20/Nov/2011 Participation in a workshop on “Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Management Implementation in the Qatari Financial Industry”
Under the patronage of the National Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee(NAMLC), the Financial Information Unit participated in a workshop organized by Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) QSC on the “Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Management Implementation in the Qatari Financial Industry” held at the Diplomatic Club on November 17th.


18/Nov/2011 Grievous Death of Brigadier Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Nuaimi
Qatar Financial Information Unit mourns H.E. Brigadier Abdullah bin Hamad Al Nuaimi, Assistant Chief of State Security Bureau for Administrative and Financial Affairs, former Member of the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC), who passed away on Monday, November 14, 2011 in a tragic accident, after a long and remarkable career path in different national areas.


30/Oct/2011 First Plenary of the 23rd Session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
Qatar Financial Information Unit participated as part of the National AML/CFT Committee’s delegation in the First Plenary of the 23rd session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) held in Paris – France


23/Oct/2011 Participation in a Regional Workshop on Combating Money Laundering
A number of QFIU staff participated in the Regional Workshop on Combating Money Laundering held on October 19 in Beirut - Lebanon for two days


25/Sep/2011 Participation in a workshop on" Interdiction and Investigation of Cross Border Bulk Cash Smuggling”
A number of QFIU staff attended the training workshop on “Interdiction and Investigation of Cross Border Bulk Cash smuggling," organized by the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC) in cooperation with the US Department of...


13/Sep/2011 QFIU hosts Egmont-World Bank Strategic Analysis Course “Pilot”
Under the auspices of Qatar Financial Information Unit, Egmont/World Bank Strategic Analysis Course “Pilot” was held in Doha from 12 to 15 of September 2011.


17/Jul/2011 19th Egmont Group Plenary Meeting

A delegation from the Financial Information Unit participated in the 19th Egmont Group Plenary Meeting held in Yerevan, Armenia from 8 to 15/7/2011.


01/Jun/2011 Participation in the First meeting of the AML/CFT Working Group
A delegation from the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee(NAMLC) , chaired by HE Sheikh Ahmed Bin Eid Al Thani, Head of the Financial Information Unit Member of NAMLC


25/May/2011 Publication of the 2010 FIU Annual Report
The Financial Information Unit has the pleasure to announce the publication of the 2010 FIU Annual Report on its website


22/May/2011 Exploratory visit to the Special Investigation Commission for Fighting Money Laundering in Lebanon
In the framework of cooperation between Qatar Financial Information Unit and the Special Investigation Commission (SIC),


08/May/2011 Meetings of the Middle East & North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF) in Kuwait
The delegation of Qatar Financial Information Unit recently attended MENAFATF meetings in the State of Kuwait


13/Apr/2011 FIU Participation in the IMF Steering Committee Meeting to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
A delegation from the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC) chaired by HE Sheikh Ahmed Bin Eid Al Thani, Head of the Financial Information Unit (FIU) participated in the meeting of the International Monetary Fund’s AML/CFT Steering Committee program which was held in the city of Tromso in Norway during the period from April 11 – 12/2011 .


07/Apr/2011 H.E Head of the Financial Information Unit delivers a presentation at the Public Prosecution Office
H.E Sheikh Ahmed Bin Eid Al Thani, Head of the Financial Information Unit (FIU) visited on Wednesday 06/04/2011, the Public Prosecution Office where he met with H.E Dr. Ali bin Fetais Al-Merri, the Public Prosecutor.


03/Apr/2011 The Second Phase of the AML/CFT Capacity Enhancement and Sustainability Training Program
The second phase of the training program was held under the auspices of the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC), named “AML/CFT Capacity Enhancement” during the period from 27-31/3/2011. 


20/Mar/2011 Egmont Working Groups and Committee Meetings in Aruba
A delegation from Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) participated in the Egmont Working Groups and Committee meetings held in Oranjestad - Aruba during the period from 14-17/3/2010.


15/Mar/2011 Work Visit to the International Monetary Fund
A delegation from the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC), chaired by HE Sheikh Ahmed Bin Eid Al Thani, Head of Qatar Financial Information Unit and member of the NAMLC,


27/Feb/2011 Second Plenary of the 22nd Session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
Under the presidency of H.E Brigadier General Abdullah Salem Al-Ali, Vice Chairman of the Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC)...


31/Jan/2011 Launching of the Training Program on Promoting AML/CFT Capabilities
HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Eid Al Thani, Head of the Financial Information Unit participated yesterday in a training program launched by the National AML/CFT Committee on promoting the capabilities relating to the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. The said program will be held on three stages throughout the next six months to train Qatari nationals capable of training national cadres in this field.


13/Jan/2011 Publication of the Second Issue of MENAFATF E-Newsletter
The MENAFATF Secretariat published the second issue of the MENAFATF e-newsletter, which covers number of topics related to the activities of Qatar Financial Intelligence Unit (QFIU)


02/Jan/2011 A Delegation from QFIU visits the Lebanese Special Investigation Commission (SIC) for Fighting Money Laundering
A delegation from Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU), chaired by HE Sheikh Ahmed Bin Eid Al Thani, Head of the QFIU, visited the Republic of Lebanon last week and met with HE Mr. Riad Toufic Salameh, Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon and President of the Special Investigation Commission (SIC).


21/Dec/2010 Qatar Financial Information Unit participated in the 4th International Conference on Combating Money Laundering held in Kuwait
Qatar Financial Information Unit participated as part of the delegation of the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC) in the 4th International Conference on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing


05/Dec/2010 MENAFATF celebrates Qatar’s winning the 2022 World Cup Bid
On the margin of the 12th MENAFATF Plenary held in Sharq Hotel in Doha, some of the participating delegations celebrated Qatar’s winning the 2022 World Cup Bid.


02/Dec/2010 Qatar hosted 12th Plenary Meeting of the Middle East and North Africa Financial Task Force (MENAFATF)
Under the auspices of the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC), Qatar hosted on Tuesday November 30, the 12th Plenary Meeting of the Middle East and North Africa Financial Task Force


30/Nov/2010 Doha hosts the Second FIUs Forum for MENAFATF Members
The MENAFATF held the second FIUS Forum for its member countries in Doha, Qatar on Sunday November 28, 2010.  


31/Oct/2010 Fahad Faisal Al Thani: We are pleased that FATF has recognized Qatar’s Progress on Strengthening its AML/CFT Regime
As part of its ongoing focus on global anti-money laundering and terrorism financing (“AML/CTF”), the Financial Action Terrorism Force (the “FATF”) welcomed the significant progress made by Qatar in strengthening its AML/CFT framework.


24/Oct/2010 First Plenary of the 22nd Session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
Under the presidency of H.E Sheikh Fahad Bin Faisal Al Thani, Deputy Governor, Chairman of the Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC),...


14/Oct/2010 Egmont Working Group & Committee Meetings
A delegation from Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) attended the Egmont Working Group & Committee Meeting held in Moldova from 10-13/10/2010.


10/Oct/2010 Secretary of the Special Investigation Commission (SIC) for Fighting Money Laundering in Lebanon visited
Mr. Abdul Hafiz Mansour, Secretary of the Special Investigation Commission (SIC) for Fighting Money Laundering in Lebanon visited the Qatar Financial Information Unit on Wednesday 6/10/2010.


07/Oct/2010 Seminar on “Protecting the Integrity of Financial Systems"
H.E Sheikh Ahmed Bin Eid Al Thani, Head of Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU), and Member of the National Anti Money laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC) inaugurated the Seminar on behalf of H.E Sheikh Fahad Bin Faisal Al Thani, Deputy Governor and Chairman of NAMLC.


26/Sep/2010 Training Workshop for QFIU Staff
Following the first training workshop held by the international expert, Mr. Martin Comley, from 18-22 July 2010, QFIU hosted a second workshop for 5 days on “Developing FIU’s Financial Analysis Procedures” from 19-23 September 2010.


19/Sep/2010 Visit to the Financial Intelligence Unit of India (FIU-IND)
A delegation from Qatar Financial Information Unit visited the Financial Intelligence Unit of India (FIU-IND) in New Delhi from 14-16/9/2010, during which many meetings were


06/Jul/2010 Head of QFIU appointed as Asia Representative

H.E Sheikh Ahmed bin Eid Al Thani, Head of Qatar Financial Information  Unit, was unanimously  appointed by HoFIUs as


05/Jul/2010 The 18th Egmont Group Plenary PRESS RELEASE
At the closing of the 18th Egmont Group Plenary held in Colombia from 27/6-1/7 2010 press conference was held and the press release attached hereof was issued


04/Jul/2010 QFIU signed a number of Memoranda of Understanding
On the margin of the 18th Plenary Meeting of the Egmont Group held in Columbia from 27/3/2010 to 1/7/2010 AD, Qatar Financial Information Unit, represented by H.E Sheikh Ahmed Bin Eid Al Thani, signed a number of Memoranda of Understanding


01/Jul/2010 18th Plenary Session of the Egmont Group

A delegation of Qatar Financial Information Unit, presided over by H.E Sheikh Ahmad bin Eid Al Thani, participated in the 18th Plenary Session of the Egmont Group, held in Columbia from 27/6/2010-1/7/2010.


22/Jun/2010 Publication of the 2009 FIU Annual Report
The Financial Information Unit has the pleasure to announce the publication of the 2009 FIU Annual Report  on its website


17/Jun/2010 Fahad Bin Faisal: Giant Strides to Fight against Money Laundering

Following an 18-month intensive review of Qatar’s legislative framework on anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism (AML/CFT)


14/Jun/2010 Symposium on the Effective Enforcement of the new AML/CFT Law in Qatar
Under the patronage of the National Anti Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC), the Commercial Bank of Qatar hosted on Sunday


06/Jun/2010 QFIU’s Plan to Introduce the New AML/CFT Law
In its endeavors to ensure the effective enforcement of the new Law No.(4) of 2010 on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, the FIU held many induction meetings


24/May/2010 Meeting with the Minister of Justice, H.E Mr. Hassan Bin Abdulla Al Ghanim at the Ministry of Justice

H.E Sheikh Ahmed bin Eid Al Thani, head of the Financial Information Unit, met yesterday with the Minister of Justice, H.E Mr. Hassan Bin Abdulla Al Ghanim


19/May/2010 Meeting with the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Qatar Financial Centre (QFC)
H.E Sheikh Ahmed bin Eid Al Thani, head of the Financial Information Unit, met on Tuesday 18/5/2010, Mr. Philip Thorpe, Chairman and CEO of Qatar Financial Centre


09/May/2010 Meetings of the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF) in Tunisia
The delegate of the Financial Information Unit is back from Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia, after attending MENAFATF meetings


29/Apr/2010 Guide to Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing STR


29/Apr/2010 Qatari-Lebanese Higher Joint Committee holds Meeting /Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Lebanon
The Qatari- Lebanese Higher Joint Committee held a meeting in Beirut yesterday, at the Government Palace (Grand Serail), chaired by H.E. Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri


22/Apr/2010 The Qatari Cabinet approved the signing of two Memoranda of Understanding
The Qatari Cabinet approved in its ordinary meeting held on 21/4/2010 the signing of two Memoranda of Understanding


12/Apr/2010 Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with SOCA
Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) has signed a memorandum of understanding with UK Serious & Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Fahad bin Faisal Al Thani, Deputy Governor of Qatar Central Bank


29/Mar/2010 Participation in the Leadership Committee’s Meeting for the AML/CFT Program
H.E. Sheikh Fahad bin Faisal Al-Thani, the Deputy Governor of Qatar Central Bank and the President of the National AML/CFT Committee, participated along with H.E. Sheikh Ahmad bin Eid AL-Thani


21/Mar/2010 National Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Committee
On 18 March, 2010, a new accomplishment on the AML/CFT scopes in Qatar was made, namely through the ratification of a new law


14/Mar/2010 Second Workshop on the National ML/TF Risks
The National Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing, in association with the Financial Information Unit and in cooperation with the International Monetary Fund, organized the second workshop on "the National ML/TF Risks", from 9-3/11/2010


07/Mar/2010 Participation in Egmont Group's Meetings and Signing a Memorandum of Understanding in Mauritius
A delegate of the Financial Information Unit (FIU) participated in the meeting o f the Egmont Group’s committee and work groups, held from 2/28 – 3/4/2010


28/Feb/2010 Participation in the Training Session of the Countries Undertaking to Perform the Assessment
The President of the Financial Information Unit (FIU) took part in the workshop organized by the MENAFATF between 22-26 February, 2010 in Beirut, Lebanon, in association with the International Monetary Fund, which is considered a training session for the for the countries undertaking the assessment of the FSAP


19/Feb/2010 NAMLC Announcement
Qatar’s National Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC) today welcomed the findings of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) following its recent review of the country’s Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) arrangements. NAMLC emphasised its commitment to ensuring that Qatar’s AML/CFT framework meets all FATF requirements and reflects the highest international standards.


17/Feb/2010 Signing the Memorandum of Understanding between the Qatari Financial Information Unit and its UAE Counterparts
On the margin of the 1st mutual plenary for the FATF and the MWNAFATF, held in the UAE from 15-19 February, 2010.


16/Feb/2010 Participation of the Financial Information Unit in the 1st Mutual Plenary of the FATF and the MENAFATF
A delegate of the National AML/CFT Committee participated in the mutual plenary between the FATF and the MENAFATF, held in the UAR from 15-19 February, 2010 AD.


11/Feb/2010 Workshop on "Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating Terrorist Financing
Qatar National Bank hosted a workshop on "Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating Terrorist Financing (CTF)", in cooperation with the National Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC)


10/Feb/2010 Meeting with the executive vice president of the Qatar Financial Center
Sheikh Ahmad bin Eid Al Thani, the head of the Financial Information Unit, met on Tuesday, 9/02/2010, with Qatar Financial Center Executive Vice President Mr. Michael J. Ryan


07/Feb/2010 The Qatari Cabinet reviewed a number of topics regarding the combating Money laundering and Terrorism Financing
The Qatari Cabinet reviewed in its meeting held on 4/2/2010 a number of topics regarding the combating Money laundering and Terrorism Financing. The first tabled topic in the agenda was the general plan drawn up by the Qatar National Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee


04/Feb/2010 Risk -based approach to Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
The Qatar National Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee organized a workshop to discuss the risks related to Money Laundering and Terrorism financing


28/Jan/2010 The Qatari Cabinet approved the draft law on combating money laundering
The Qatari Cabinet approved in its ordinary meeting held on 27/1/2010 the draft law on combating money laundering


12/Jan/2010 Workshop on Money Laundering/Terrorism Financing Indicators and Trends
Under the patronage of the Qatar National Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee and in cooperation with the Financial Intelligence Unit in Qatar, the Middle East & North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF) organized a workshop on "ML/TF Indicators and Trends" on 10-11 January 2010


28/Dec/2009 Combating money Laundering
The FIU presented a lecture on "Combating money Laundering" in Qatar University, Faculty of Law in response to the invitation of the faculty of Law's students club.


22/Nov/2009 MOU between Qatar & Japan to Exchange AML/CFT Information
Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) Releases a Press Statement upon the Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with Japan Financial Intelligence Center (JAFIC) for the Exchange of Information on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing


15/Nov/2009 10th MENAFATF Plenary
The 10th MENAFATF Plenary was held in the Republic of Lebanon during 9–11 November 2009 and was attended by a delegation from the National AML/CFT Committee headed by H.E. Brigadier-General Abdullah Salem Al-Ali


25/Oct/2009 Egmont Working Group & Committee Meeting
A delegation from Qatar National Anti Money Laundering Committee (NAMLC) and Qatar Financial Information Unit (QFIU) attended the Egmont Working Group & Committee Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur


18/Oct/2009 first plenary of the 21st session of the Financial Action Task Force
Qatar Financial Information Unit participated as part of the National AML/CFT Committee’s delegation in the first plenary of the 21st session of the Financial Action Task Force


11/Oct/2009 Meeting with the Head of the UK FIU
H.E. the Head of Qatar Financial Information Unit met, in London, Mr. Ian Cruxton, Deputy Director of the Serious Organized Crime Agency , and Mr. David Thomas the Head of the UK FIU


31/Aug/2009 Visit of H.E. the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs
The Head of the Financial Information Unit and member of the National Committee, accompanied by the International Monetary Fund Adviser to the State of Qatar visited H.E. Sheikh Nasser bin Mohamed Al Thani


24/Aug/2009 IMF Consultant Visit
Within the framework of the existing partnership between the State of Qatar and the International Monetary Fund in the field of combating money laundering and terrorist financing


05/Jul/2009 A delegation from the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) Visits Doha
A delegation from SOCA chaired by a representative from the Agency visited the QFIU on Thursday 02/07/2009


28/Jun/2009 Third FATF Plenary Meeting

The Head of the Financial Information Unit (FIU) attended, along with the delegation of the State of Qatar, the third FATF

18/Jun/2009 Publication of the 2008 FIU Annual Report
The Financial Information Unit has the pleasure to announce the publication of the following documents on its website


17/Jun/2009 Students Honored at Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College
Students Honored at Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College
HE Sheikh Fahad Bin Faisal Al Thani, Deputy Governor and Chairman of the National AML/CFT Committee honored on Wednesday 17/6/2009 two students from Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College


11/Jun/2009 Meeting with HE the Chairman of Customs and Ports General Authority

HE the Head of the Financial Information Unit visited HE Mr. Ahmad Bin Ali Al Mohannadi


01/Jun/2009 17th Egmont Group Plenary
At the closing of the 17th Egmont Group Plenary held in Qatar from 24-28 May, 2009, a press conference was held and the press release attached hereof was issued


01/Jun/2009 Action plan to Prepare the Follow-up Report

Upon the adoption of the Mutual Evaluation Report of the State of Qatar submitted by the International Monetary Fund to the regional and international AML/CFT working groups, the State of Qatar should, in accordance with the recommendations stated in the Report,


17/May/2009 Draft Memorandum of Understanding on the Provision of Technical Assistance by the International Monetary Fund

The weekly Cabinet meeting held on May 13th, 2009 approved a draft memorandum of understanding between Qatar and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)


17/May/2009 Qatar Contributes to the AML/CFT Trust Fund
His Excellency the Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs approved, on 7/4/2009 Qatar’s $2 million US Dollars contribution to finance the AML/CFT Trust Fund established by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)


11/May/2009 Sixth Gulf-European Seminar on Combating Terrorist Financing
A delegation from the AML/CFT National Committee presided over by Brigadier-General Abdullah Salem Al-Ali, Vice-Chairman and Coordinator and accompanied by Sheikh Ahmed Bin Eid Al Thani, Head of FIU and representatives of other concerned


30/Mar/2009 Visit of the Vice-President of the Federal Bank of New York

The Vice-President of the Federal Bank of New York, Mr. Jonathan Polk, visited the State of Qatar in March 2009.
During his recent visit, Mr. Polk held a meeting, on Thursday 26/03/2009, with HE Sheikh Fahad Bin Faysal Al Thani, Deputy Governor and Chairman of the National AML/CFT Committee


25/Mar/2009 Sheikh Ahmed Bin Eid Al Thani Participates in a Seminar

Sheikh Ahmed Ben Eid Al Thani, Head of QFIU, participated, along with a number of specialists from QFIU in the seminar entitled “The efforts exerted by the State of Qatar in the AML/CFT field”


15/Mar/2009 Meeting with H.E. Sheikh Fahed Bin Jassem Bin Mohamed Al Thani
A delegation from the National AML/CFT Committee presided over by H.E. Sheikh Fahed Bin Faysal Al Thani, Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Committee held a meeting with H.E. Sheikh Fahed Bin Jassem


15/Mar/2009 Meeting with Executive Secretary of the MENFATF
H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Bin Eid Al Thani, Head of FIU, received at his office on Tuesday 10/03/2009 Mr. Adel Al Kolaish


02/Mar/2009 Participating in the FATF meeting
The Qatar FIU alongside the National Anti Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing Committee participated in the second plenary meeting of the twentieth session of the Financial Action Task Force "FATF".


02/Mar/2009 The new annual report for the year 2008
QFIU is now preparing to issue its annual report for the year 2008.


01/Mar/2009 The official launching of the QFIU All-New website
The Qatar Financial Information Unit Celebrates today the official opening of its new website.



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Law No.(4) of 2010, Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing.
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Law No.(11) of 2004, Penal Code Of Qatar.
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