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Victoria Scott

Victoria Scott is Editor-at-Large at Doha News. Before moving to Qatar in 2009, she was a broadcast journalist for BBC News for eight years. She's also worked for Al Jazeera, Reuters and The Telegraph. She has a postgraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from City University, London, and an undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature from King's College, London.

Six things to do in Qatar this weekend (June 28-July 1)

Many Qatar residents will be enjoying a prolonged Eid break this weekend, and there's plenty around to keep them occupied. From comedy shows to art exhibitions to spending time outdoors, here are the highlights:

Foreign exchanges in many countries are refusing Qatari riyals

The change has caught many people off guard. It comes after rating agencies lowered Qatar's credit rating and put it on "negative watch" amid an ongoing Gulf dispute.

Qatar Airways to lease aircraft, crew to British Airways

The airline has apparently agreed to loan nine of its Airbus A320 aircraft to British Airways to fly on short-haul routes over the summer.

Qatar Airways reclaims World’s Best Airline title amid Gulf boycott

The coveted award comes at a difficult time for the airline, which is having to deal with the fallout of a blockade enforced by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt.

Qatar artist ‘grateful’ after his portrait of the Emir goes viral

"It's my duty, the least I can do, as a Qatari creative artist to show my support and stand by the Emir," Ahmed Almaadheed told Doha News, referencing the pressure the country's leader has been under since the GCC crisis began.

Major helium producer Qatar shuts its plants amid GCC crisis

An unnamed official from Qatar Petroleum told Reuters that the plants were shut because Saudi Arabia had blocked overland exports of the gas.

After a profitable year, Qatar Airways is facing murky skies

According to the airline's latest annual report released this week, the company made a net profit of QR1.9 billion last year.

Qatar charities listed as ‘terrorist financiers’ by UAE, Saudi Arabia

The nations included their names on a long blacklist released this week that included personal details such as passport numbers and bank account information. Qatar has denounced the list as a "fantasy."
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