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Will Qatar finally get its IKEA?

Construction on Qatar’s long-awaited “Festival City” will commence next month, Al Futtaim Group and Qatar Islamic Bank has announced. The QR6 billion project entertainment, retail, hospitality and commercial facility will be built in two phases...

Debt-hit: Penin calls out Qatar’s credit culture

Qatar is the wealthiest country in the world per capita, yet studies suggest that up to 75 percent of its citizens are in debt. Why the baffling disparity? That was the question posed by the...

Wikileaks: Qatar solicits $1 billion, angering oil companies

A new Wikileaks cable shows that in 2008, Qatar angered oil companies by asking for $1 billion in donations for its new Sidra Medical Center. Qatar is one of the world’s richest countries in terms...

The kafala system strikes again

In the latest prominent example of why the sponsorship system in Qatar is very very bad, an Arab American businessman has gone public with his tale as an “economic hostage” here. Nasser Beydoun, a 46-year-old...

Qatar plugs into social media

Qatar is one of the most Internet-savvy countries in the Middle East. And the government is determined to keep it that way, in part by making a big push for social media. Earlier this week,...

Win Free Tix from Qatar Airways

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