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Qatar’s sustainability-focused 2022 stadiums to leave ‘significant’ World Cup legacy

From donating seats to the first dismountable stadium in FIFA World Cup history—here’s a look into the Supreme Committee’s sustainability report. A sustainability report highlighting efforts to achieve a more efficient World Cup that would...

Qatar updates gym regulations after COVID-19 concerns

After some gyms reported COVID-19 cases shortly after opening doors to the public, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry updated its instructions for the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions for gyms across the...

‘Your Gateway’: Qatar unveils Doha 2030 Asian Games logo

Qatar unveiled its 2030 Asian Games logo and slogan, as the country awaits the results of its bid to host the tournament for the second time. Qatar’s “Your Gateway” slogan, along with the new Doha...

Qatar to provide 15,000 extra rooms for fans in FIFA World Cup 2022

More than 150 buildings, towers and residential complexes have been approved by the Government Housing Department and the Supreme Committee (SC) for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar - providing a total of 15,000...

HRW report reveals migrant workers still facing abuse ahead of Qatar’s FIFA 2022 World Cup

Written by Joannah N Zimbe Migrant workers claim they continue to endure ongoing salary abuse, exploitation and mistreatment as they work on World Cup stadiums and infrastructure projects. A recent Human Rights Watch report — entitled...

Saudi Arabia’s surprising appeal against World Trade Organization over piracy verdict

by Farah Gomaa Saudi appeals against World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that found the nation to have actively supported beoutQ TV piracy and blocked beIN Sports IP rights. On July 29, Saudi Arabia’s government appealed against...

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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...