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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 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’s Sidra hospital joins international efforts to develop COVID-19 vaccine

Sidra Medicine researchers announced their contribution to support the development of the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine. Sidra Medicine, a Qatar Foundation entity, has announced a collaboration with US-based ivy league universities in the race to...

COVID-19 vaccine to be available in Qatar ‘by early 2021’

As authorities warn people to continue taking precautions to weaken a potential second wave of COVID-19, a Qatar-based infectious diseases expert has assured vaccines could be ready in the next few months. The long-awaited COVID-19...

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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...