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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.

Qatar to hold its first shopping festival next year

The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) said that the event is part of a strategy "to grow and diversify Qatar’s tourism offering, particularly in the area of family and urban entertainment."

Qatar animal shelter seeks donations after rain ruins facilities

According to the co-founder of the Qatar Animal Welfare Society (QAWS), an underground well burst onsite, submerging the Muaither shelter in three feet of water.

Qatar’s Hamad Port to become fully operational this week

The old port near the Museum of Islamic Art will be closed to all commercial ships from Dec. 1.

Qatar leaders extend condolences after Fidel Castro dies

Cuba's embassy in Doha also issued an official message to President Raúl Castro, expressing "anguish and sadness" over his brother's death.

Malls, roads and homes flood after heavy Qatar rain

Additionally, localized flooding was seen on main routes including Al Waab St. and Al Bustan St. this afternoon, as well as many side streets and the Industrial Area.

Half a dozen choir-related events will close out 2016 in Qatar

Two of Qatar's largest amateur choirs, the Qatar Concert Choir (QCC) and Doha Singers, will each host three such events in the coming weeks.

Report: Ooredoo Qatar to start tests of 5G network this year

The tests will soon get underway at the telecom operator's research center in Doha. "We are committed to bringing the latest technology to Qatar before any other country in the world," chief operating officer Yousuf al Kubaisi told Qatar Tribune this week.

Expert: E-cigarettes are a gateway to regular smoking

People who use e-cigarettes are more likely to take up smoking normal cigarettes than those who don't vape, said Dr. Ziyad Mahfoud of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WMC-Q).
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