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Coming soon to Qatar: A cactus-shaped skyscraper

Move over, current crazy skyscrapers. A new funky-looking building heading to Qatar, this time in the shape of a cactus.  The new building, the latest in biomimicry, will serve as the new office complex for...

Syb’s Musings: You Earn How Much?!

Syb's Musings: You Earn How Much?!Peanuts, indeed! sybsmusings: This newsflash came out in the local papers a couple of days ago. Even though it’s not really shedding new light on the financial rewards of the laborers...

Fewer Qataris getting into college, more dropping out

Fewer Qataris are getting into college, and more of those who do are dropping out, according to the country’s five-year National Plan, which was released this week. Qatar has world-class higher education institutions, but its people are...

Qatar’s Biggest. Budget. Ever.

Qatar is expecting to reap a windfall of profit by expanding its gas output this fiscal year, raising its budget surplus to a whopping $6.2 billion, QNA reported Thursday night. The OPEC member is calling this...

Is Qatar going green, or just talking about it?

Qatar has become a big proponent of the “green” movement. This week alone, the country celebrated Tree Planting Day, honored Earth Hour and announced plans to enforce strict green building standards starting in April.  It’s also holding...

Arabian Biz: Bin Hammam, Khanfar among world’s most powerful Arabs

Arabian Business has released The Power 500, a list of the world’s most powerful Arabs. Two of the men in the top 10 reside in Qatar - Mohammad Bin Hammam, president of the Asian Football Federation,...
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