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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 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...

The show must go on: Stars of Science returns for its 12th season

The Arab world’s leading science show, ‘Stars of Science’, embarks on its 12th journey despite challenges posed by COVID-19. Qatar Foundation’s (QF) Stars of Science returns to television screens for its 12th season on September...

COVID-19: QF university researchers develop ‘disease detective’ mobile game

By Muhammad Muneeb Ur Rehman Five COVID-19 research projects awarded university grants, including a contact tracing mobile phone app game. Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Innovation Centre has announced results of the latest cycle of its...

Qatar Chamber opens employment platform for laid-off private-sector workers

By Muhammad Muneeb Ur Rehman Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched an online platform for the re-employment of skilled workers in the local market. The initiative aims to help unemployed workers and companies with vacancies...

Combatting smartphone cyberattacks in Qatar

By Menatalla Ibrahim Since January this year, the number of reported malicious attacks on smartphones in Qatar has reached 11,883 according to research by Kaspersky. Kuwait, Qatar’s neighboring country, had 20,000 attacks during the same...

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All you need to know about the new iPhone 12

After a long wait, Apple has finally announced four new 5G-equipped iPhones in a virtual event on Tuesday, but how different are they from...

‘We’ve been suffering for a long time’: Migrant workers struggle as company delays payments for almost a year

Workers were left with no choice but to break their silence in June after not receiving their salaries for 10 months, prompting authorities to...

Saudi Minister hints at lifting the illegal blockade

Riyadh’s top diplomat stated that he believed the end of the rift will be in the ‘relatively near future’. Saudi’s Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin...

Life after COVID-19: what will it be like?

By Menatalla Ibrahim This week Qatar began phase one of easing the lockdown; after enduring over two months of closed shops malls, mosques, schools as...