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OxFitness Lab shut down for ‘violating COVID-19 health measures’

Authorities in Qatar closed down a popular fitness centre over public health concerns, a ministry statement said. Popular fitness centre OxFitness Lab has been shut down for 15 days, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry...

Qatar hospital launches region’s first sports concussion programme

The Qatar-based Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital has launched a programme to look into concussions in football players - the first of its kind in the Gulf region. A unique sports programme committed to...

Qatar-NASA launch mission to research water security amid climate change concerns

Qatar Foundation (QF) and NASA embark on a joint research mission on water detection, as part of recent Doha-Washington agreements. QF and NASA researchers announced plans to collaborate on a project to address global concern...

Qatar launches new type of COVID-19 test for children

A less intrusive coronavirus test is launched for children. Qatar’s health ministry (MOPH) has announced that the country has become one of the first to provide a saliva-based COVID-19 test. Instead of inserting a cotton swab...

Why we should add ‘trauma’ to our vocabulary in the Arab world

The Middle East is rife with issues, obstacles and challenges that severely affect the mental health of millions in the region. This is why we need to start talking about it. A conversation about mental...

Qatar Chambers and Pioneers Academy launch online training platform

A digital platform designed with high technical capabilities will soon provide online training programs for employees across the region. As part of Qatar’s 2030 National Vision, Qatar Chambers together with one of the country’s leading...

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Qatar housing market – supply much bigger than demand

Research company witnesses high supply of housing units and a slight drop in rent since 2019. There are now some 300,550 residential units in Qatar....

US official claims Qatar blockade to end ‘in weeks’

The United States has expressed hopes for the end of the Saudi-led illegal blockade on Qatar during an event in Washington on Wednesday.  A US...

‘Just an application number’: Frustrated residents left stranded over new Exceptional Entry Permit

Qatar residents have been left stranded abroad and unable to return home to their families and jobs, as complaints over the new Exceptional Entry...

‘Historic’ Afghanistan peace talks commence in Doha

Afghan officials continue negotiating with the Taliban and other factions as Qatar continues its mediation. Afghan government representatives and Taliban members have convened in Doha...