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Al Jazeera faces growing criticism, recognition

Bloomberg this week waded into a growing debate in Arab media on whether Doha-based news network Al Jazeera is transitioning away from its position as regional champion of independent journalist toward a new role...

Emir makes Qatar’s first-ever state visit to the Philippines

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani made a stop-over in the Philippines yesterday afternoon, making it the first-ever official visit by an emir of Qatar to the Southeast Asian republic. Similar to his India trip,...

India asks for better treatment of its workers during Emir’s first visit in seven years

Qatar’s largest expatriate community deserves better treatment from its employers, the Indian diaspora has said ahead of an official visit today from Qatar’s Emir, the Economic Times reports. In his first trip to the country...

Cast your vote! Qatar’s Emir nominated for Time’s 100 most influential people

Qatar’s Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani is in the running for one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. Al Thani is joined in the shortlist by a diverse list of politicians, musicians, activists...

Canadian embassy to (finally) open in Qatar

Canadian embassy to (finally) open in Qatar We’ve been asked many times when the Canadian embassy, announced back in 2010, would open here in Qatar. Canadian consular services have, up until now, been taken care...

Taliban suspends peace talks with US being held in Qatar

The Taliban has announced it is halting peace talks with the Unites States being carried out through its political bureau in Qatar, due to “wasting time” on the part of American negotiators.  In a statement...
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