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Qatar community debates law to extend detention without trial

Columnists and netizens are weighing in on a proposed law to extend detention without trial in Qatar to three years.  The existing law allows for two weeks of detention without trial, which can be stretched...

F1 fact-finding report finds “NO indication of any problems” in Bahrain | The Cable

F1 fact-finding report finds "NO indication of any problems" in Bahrain | The CableBlake Hounshell at Foreign Policy's The Cable blog discusses F1’s decision to reinstate the Bahrain Grand Prix for later this year. Specifically, he looks...

FIFA: Whistleblower accusing Qatar of World Cup bribes made “unacceptable demands”

FIFA did not hear bribery allegations made by an ex-employee of Qatar’s World Cup bid because the worker asked for too much, the world’s soccer governing body said. Bloomberg reports: “Among others, the problems were that...

Qatar to make big push for organ donations

After shoring up its facilities and educating its medical community, Qatar is gearing up for a nationwide promotion on organ donation, portraying it as a heroic act that saves lives. The need for organ donation...

BBC: Superfast broadband may help make Qatar new tech hub

BBC: Superfast broadband may help make Qatar new tech hub Come September, Qatar and the rest of the GCC, as well as Iraq and Iran, are expected to get hooked up to superfast broadband internet. With...

So, what do you think of Qatar?

Residents of this tiny Gulf state are asked this loaded question all the time, and there are more than 100 ways to answer it. In a recent blog post, a relative newcomer to Doha reflects...
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