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New Egyptian film project about Sheikha Mozah criticized as a ‘controversial time bomb’

A new book-to-film adaptation about the life of Qatar’s first lady is sparking controversy in Egypt, where Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser once studied, media reports have said. Concerned that the film, dubbed a “social drama,” will...

Iran threatens to sue Google after it drops ‘Persian Gulf’ from maps

Iran threatens to sue Google after it drops 'Persian Gulf' from maps Iran’s Foreign Ministry has threatened to take legal action against Google after the search engine dropped the name “Persian Gulf” from its Google...

Don’t try this at home: Man picnics on Emiri Diwan, escapes unscathed

The seat of Qatar’s government is an imposing building, surrounded by a vast green lawn and several pointy steel rods. In that sense, the Emiri Diwan is not unlike the American White House, notes Leon...

Guest post: How to write about tiny, wealthy, bloodless, meddlesome Qatar*

It seems international news organizations never cease to spin the same tale about tiny Qatar and its super-sized influence on the world stage. For those who’ve yet to get around to it, writer and regular Doha...

Despite $31.5 million bid, Qatar’s PM denied sale of New York apartments

Despite $31.5 million bid, Qatar's PM denied sale of New York apartments The co-op board of a New York building has declined to accept the Qatar prime minister’s $31.5 million bid for two apartments on...

PM to inaugurate Qatar-backed Shard Tower in London this summer

PM to inaugurate Qatar-backed Shard Tower in London this summer Qatar’s Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim al Thani will join the Duke of York in inaugurating one of Europe’s tallest buildings this summer. The opening of the 1,017-foot...
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