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Peter Kovessy

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Peter Kovessy is a reporter with Doha News. Prior to moving to Qatar in 2013, he was the editor of the Ottawa Business Journal in Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University.

Doha moves up list of most expensive global cities

The rise in the value of the US dollar – to which the Qatari riyal is pegged – was one major factor behind Doha’s rise in the rankings.

Reports: Qatar investment fund buying French fashion house Balmain

Various media reports pegged the sale at between €460 million and €500 million (QR1.89 billion to QR2.05 billion).

Report: 1.5mn Qatar residents now covered by Wage Protection System

However, that means that some 200,000 residents of 1.7 million eligible individuals are still not covered by the WPS, more than seven months after the law made it mandatory for employers to use to program.

What does the dust bring? Qatar ecologist aims to finds out

A team of scientists in Qatar has spent the day taking swabs from buses, buildings and sand dunes, participating in Global Sampling Day for the first time to better understand the microbes that blow in from the region and how they affect our health.

Qatar court upholds human trafficking conviction after woman dies

Yesterday, the Court of Appeal upheld an eight-year prison sentence for Adnan Mustafa Eid Muhammad. He stands accused of dumping the body of an Indonesian domestic worker outside Hamad General Hospital in 2014.

Ashghal announces Al Wakrah Road closure south of Doha

The Najma Extension is a 2.4km roadway that starts at the old foot of Najma St. at F-Ring Road, and hooks east to meet Al Wakrah Road.

Indian embassy in Qatar moving to West Bay area this week

Many Indian expats had complained about overcrowding at the old embassy. However, the new location has been criticized by some for not having any dedicated parking and for being located in an already high-trafficked area.

Defense minister visits Qatar troops near Yemen border

Khalid Al Attiyah's visit follows several days of confusion about the future role of UAE troops in Yemen.
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