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Qatar charities seek donations to help refugees survive winter

According to UNHCR, some 4.8 million Syrian refugees have fled their country in the past five years. And a further 8.7 million people are predicted to be displaced within Syria itself in 2016.

Thousands of workers leave Qatar as amnesty ends

People still living in Qatar without the legal paperwork are now expected to face tougher action by authorities.

Six things to do in Qatar this weekend (Nov. 30-Dec. 3)

From enjoying a six-day film festival to gorging yourself on book shopping to attending a holiday concert or cheering on Qatar's strongest man, there's lots to do around town this weekend. Here are the highlights.

Qatar-based NGO joins global fight against domestic violence

Over the next two weeks, Mexican expat Yezenia Navarro is collaborating with the UN on an international campaign called “Orange the World."

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.

Survey: Only 13 percent of expats would leave Qatar over VAT

The tax is expected to take effect as part of a GCC-wide agreement amid lower global oil prices and budget deficits across the region.

Expanded Doha International Book Fair to open next week

In a break from tradition, Qatar's Year of Culture partner – China – will not be the fair's guest of honor, officials said.

Qatar residents welcome the first rain of the winter

Residents reported seeing light showers in areas including Old Airport area, Bin Omran and Onaiza shortly after 3:30pm today.
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