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Cool things in Doha this May

aminae: There are always cool things happening in Doha that nobody knows about. Here is my collection. Let me know if I have missed anything. 12: Movie: “Selves and Others” 1pm Ibn Khaldoon Hall, Qatar University 13:...

Is FIFA on the wrong side of the Arab Spring?

Qatar should share the World Cup with poorer Arab countries, Jerusalem-based journalist and Wall Street Journal/Marketwatch columnist Amotz Asa-El asserts this week in a commentary piece that is sure to ruffle some feathers here...

Qatar to convince Guinness it needs a ‘world’s longest thank-you letter to a ruler’ category

A Doha-based girls’ primary school is in the running for a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s longest thank-you letter to a ruler (apparently, it’s a new category). All Qatar...

Poll: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain among world’s friendliest nations

Several GCC countries have ranked in the top 25 list of friendliest countries in the world, according to survey results released by HSBC this week. The countries were ranked on the ability to befriend locals, success...

Avoid Medical Commission headache by shelling out big bucks

Soon, expats will be able to buy their way out of a trip to the Medical Commission - but it won’t be cheap!  Traditionally, newbies are Qatar are required to undergo medical testing, which entails...

What’s keeping you in Qatar?

One year. That’s how long my husband and I planned to stay when we moved here. But then the economic recession hit. And the unbearable summer yielded to a perfect winter. And then we built a network...

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Qatar’s Al Meera removes French products amid growing boycott movement

Recent tensions between France and the Muslim world has sparked a boycott movement, prompting Qatar's Al Meera to remove all French products from its...

Popular vlogger Nas Daily attacks Al Jazeera after ‘Israel whitewashing’ claims

The controversial content creator attacked Al Jazeera for what he claimed was the network spreading 'fake news'. Israeli-Palestinian video blogger Nas Daily took to social...

‘We’ve been suffering for a long time’: Migrant workers struggle as company delays payments for almost a year

Workers were left with no choice but to break their silence in June after not receiving their salaries for 10 months, prompting authorities to...

Life after COVID-19: what will it be like?

By Menatalla Ibrahim This week Qatar began phase one of easing the lockdown; after enduring over two months of closed shops malls, mosques, schools as...