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Art publication names Qatar world’s biggest contemporary art buyer

alesiakaye: The small, energy-rich state is behind most of the major modern and contemporary art deals over the past six years. The small but energy-rich Gulf state of Qatar is the world’s biggest buyer in the...

Loss of Qatar’s support adds to pressure on Syrian president

Qatar, once a vocal supporter of Syrian president Bashar al Assad’s regime, has pulled its ambassador and shuttered its embassy in Damascus following attacks against its people. The move further isolates Assad, who is also...

Qatar shutters Syria embassy, pulls ambassador

Qatar shutters Syria embassy, pulls ambassadorReuters reports: Qatar has pulled out its ambassador from Syria and closed its embassy after attacks on the compound by militiamen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, diplomats in the Syrian...

Study: Bedouin language ‘diminishing’

Study: Bedouin language 'diminishing' The Peninsula reports: Bedouin mothers now prefer speaking Arabic in public places than their native tongues to prevent themselves from being left out in the Qatari society, according to a study by...

The Art of Karak

Although Qatar has no official national drink, karak chai is probably pretty close. The strong milk tea likely originates from the Indian subcontinent, but in Doha, the drink is a cross-cultural hit.  Some claim Naimi Cafe...

Gulf Times: Qatar economy surges 28% in the first quarter

Gulf Times: Qatar economy surges 28% in the first quarter Good news for Qatar — business is booming! The Gulf Times reports:  Qatar’s economy (nominal) grew by a robust 28.4% year-on-year in the first quarter (Q1) of...
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