Yahoo!, which has gained a substantial foothold in the Middle East with its acquistion of the Arab language portal Maktoob, has agreeement with the Qatar to create a significant content portal, the Gulf state and Yahoo! announced today.

In November, we spoke with Rich Riley, SVP/MD of EMEA for Yahoo! about the fast-growing opportunities for online media in the Middle East.  We have republished the video today.

Yahoo! says that Maktoob has 56 million monthly unique visitors, making it the region's "leading online destination."

Below is a photo of Riley (l) and Ali Al-Khulaifi, ICT Market Development Manager, ictQatar


 For an indepth story on Yahoo! under its new CEO, see today's Wall Street Journal story.