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Pearl-Qatar restaurants report dramatic tumble in sales following alcohol ban

A number of high-end restaurants and bars at the Pearl-Qatar are reporting drops in revenue since they were suddenly banned from selling alcohol to customers last month. Some have experienced more than a 50 percent...

VCU-Q offering dozens of art & design classes to public this spring

VCU-Q offering dozens of art & design classes to public this spring Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar will offer 39 non-credit community classes this spring, including Survival Arabic, Feng Shui, photography, jewelry making, drawing and fashion design.  Courses...

Qatar pushes back deadline on plastic packaging ban

Restaurants in Qatar now have until March 1 to comply with a government order to stop serving hot food in plastic and styrofoam containers, officials have announced. To address noncompliance and widespread confusion about alternative...

Official: Qatar should mandate insurance for ‘runaway’ housemaids

Official: Qatar should mandate insurance for 'runaway' housemaidsRecruitment agencies should offer two years of insurance for housemaids working in Qatar in case they run away from their sponsors, a Qatar Chamber of Commerce official...

Qataris renew boycott calls against Qatar Airways

A wave of discontent with Qatar Airways has gathered steam on Twitter and in Qatar over the past week, as what started out as anger at a Civil Aviation Authority decision to block a competing airline’s promotion has...

Official: Taliban wants Afghan Gitmo prisoners sent to Qatar

Official: Taliban wants Afghan Gitmo prisoners sent to Qatar The Taliban has demanded in negotiations with the US that 20 Afghans held in Guantanamo Bay be released in Qatar, an Afghan government spokesman has said. The move, which...
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