The news desk of Al Jazeera English, a Qatari news channel. *Photo from Wikipedia
September 3 is Independence Day, celebrates the second independence of Qatar from the United Kingdom in 1971.
Following Ottoman rule, Qatar became a British protectorate in the early 20th century until gaining independence in 1971. Qatar has been ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-19th century.
Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a sovereign country located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, becoming the first Arab country to do so.