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Fun fact: Qatar has 33 citizens who are 100 years old and up

Fun fact: Qatar has 33 citizens who are 100 years old and upThat’s according to the latest figures from the Qatar Statistics Authority. Another random tidbit: The number of Qataris who reached 65 but never...

Rumor mill: Egypt could be the next GCC member state

Rumor mill: Egypt could be the next GCC member state The Gulf Corporation Council is just a hotbed of inclusivity these days.  According to Gulf sources quoted by Kuwait’s Al-Watan newspaper, the GCC is considering allowing...

Inflation in Qatar up, government mulls new price controls

Qatar’s inflation rose last month, in part due high clothing prices, and is expected to continue rising, Reuters reports. That said, the current inflation rate of 2.1% is much lower than neighboring Gulf countries, with...

Doha Film Institute announces world cinema lineup, including Luc Besson’s “The Lady”

Doha Film Institute announces world cinema lineup, including Luc Besson's "The Lady" Luc Besson’s biopic of Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi will mark the end of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in October....

Father of fallen Emirati football player: Please don’t SMS while driving

Father of fallen Emirati football player: Please don't SMS while driving In an emotional appeal days after the death of his son, rising Emirati football player Theyab Awana, father Awana Ahmad Al Mosabi urged motorists...

Park at Museum of Islamic Art to open for National Day in December

The Qatar Museum’s Authority announced yesterday that a new park at the Museum of Islamic Art would be completed and open to the public on December 16 - just ahead of National Day. The crescent-shaped...
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