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Official: QNB hack not ‘significant,’ but still spurred changes in Qatar

However, the government is still working to boost its cyber security in the aftermath of the hack, Qatar Central Bank (QCB) Governor Sheikh Abdullah Bin Sauod Al-Thani added in a lecture yesterday.

Olympic committees convene in Qatar to discuss 2024 games

This is the first time the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) will hold its General Assembly in the Gulf.

Some Qatar embassies call for extension of amnesty period

"It is really up to the government, but the number of people who are coming to us keeps on increasing, so we're trying our best," an official at the Sri Lankan mission said.

Qatar’s first free law clinic opens its doors to the poor

The Law Clinic was established by QU's College of Law in 2012, but lawyers only began working there pro bono a few months ago.

Emir: Time to move Qatar’s people off of social welfare and into action

In a strong speech during the opening session of the 45th Advisory Council today, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani emphasized the need to cut subsidies that lead to “extravagance and waste.”

New free four-day transit visa now available in Qatar

The free 96-hour transit visa is available to all Qatar Airways passengers with layovers of five or more hours at HIA, regardless of nationality.

Saudi scholar comes under fire in Qatar for feminist views

The backlash was ignited when QU's Debate Club announced that Dr. Hatoon Al Fassi would give talk on Thursday, Nov. 3, about women in Islam.

Qatar airport’s people mover to launch tonight

The trains will run from near Urs Fischer's Lamp/Bear (the giant yellow teddy bear) in departures through to the D and E concourses, reducing transfer times through the terminal.
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