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Qatar Airways submits formal defense over subsidy row to US government

The complaints made by the American carriers are “overblown” and merely “a transparent and concerted attempt by the Big Three to block the introduction of air service options that offer an alternative to their own,” Qatar’s national carrier asserted. Continue Reading →

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Qatar ministry imposes temporary fishing ban on dwindling kingfish

The move is intended to help preserve stocks of the species during its migratory period, a key breeding time for the fish, which is commonly eaten here. Continue Reading →

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Qatar mall aims to open Al Khor’s first cinema by September

Speaking to Doha News this week, Al Khor mall manager Navaneeth Sudhakaran said that the cinema will be able to accommodate some 600 movie-goers, with the halls seating 100-300 people each. Continue Reading →

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Blaze in Qatar’s Al Sailiya area leaves many workers homeless (updated)

The fire took place during the midday work ban, and many of the men were sleeping in the labor camp when it broke out, the Peninsula reports. Continue Reading →

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A reflective take on Doha landmarks (photos)

Experimenting with different ways to make popular hotspots seem new again, a local photographer has snapped these shots with the help of a glass of water. Continue Reading →

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Palestinian teachers seeking jobs in Qatar denied entry into Jordan

According to media reports, the educators, who had scheduled interviews with Qatar’s education council in Amman, left Gaza on Tuesday in two buses decorated with banners praising Qatar and its Emir. They were turned back by authorities last night. Continue Reading →

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Employers list top 10 skills most valued in Qatar’s construction sector

Topping the list by online recruitment firm Bayt.com are good communication skills, with employers emphasizing that the ability to speak both Arabic and English is highly prized. Continue Reading →