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Lesley Walker

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Lesley Walker is a journalist with Doha News. Prior to moving to Qatar in 2012, she worked in London as a reporter and sub-editor for national newspapers and news agencies. Lesley has a post-graduate diploma in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University/University of Strathclyde and an MA in International Relations from University of St Andrews, UK.

Superyacht to headline this year’s international boat show in Qatar

The fourth edition of the show will launch at Mourjan Marinas in Lusail on Wednesday, Dec. 7, and open to the public on Dec. 8.

Qatar’s population inches up to another all-time high

Some 2,637,302 people were recorded as being inside of the state on Nov. 30, according to the Ministry of Development, Planning and Statistics (MDPS).

Qatar to host first Picasso-Giacometti exhibition in the Middle East

The free exhibition runs from Feb. 23 to May 21, 2017 at the Doha Fire Station. It will be the first time that pieces by these artists will be exhibited in the Middle East, Qatar Museums said.

What you need to know about Qatar’s new sponsorship law

No, you won't have to sign a new contract with your employer on Dec. 13. Yes, you will still need to ask your employer for an exit permit – but now you can appeal if your boss says no.

Al Rayah Driving School to be razed to make way for housing compound

Preparation for the demolition of the site already appears to be underway.

Tickets now on sale for 2017 men’s tennis open in Qatar

This will be the 25th anniversary of the men's tennis tournament, which runs from Jan. 2-7 at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash complex in Dafna/West Bay.

QDC starts charging annual fee to buy alcohol in Qatar

Starting Dec. 1, Qatar Distribution Company (QDC) will charge an annual fee to access its warehouse, which sells alcohol and pork products.

Qatar motorists to get alerts on the radio when ambulance approaches

The system transmits the alerts to drivers who are tuned into FM radio stations and can reach those up to 200m in front of the ambulance.
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