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Shura Council eases proposed licensing rules for Qatar businesses

A draft law would give businesses a quicker response to their applications, and the opportunity to appeal against petitions that were rejected. Continue Reading →

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Videos aim to increase empathy for low-income workers in Qatar, GCC

Though low-paid migrant workers account for a significant part of the population of many Gulf countries, they are often not considered with the same regard and respect as others living in Qatar and elsewhere – something these videos hope to change. Continue Reading →

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New Souq Haraj proposed for Barwa Village in Qatar

Relocating the popular second-hard market is part of a previously discussed plan to “gentrify the whole Al Matar neighborhood” by replacing it with a mall and hotels. Continue Reading →

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Replica of ancient human fossil ‘Lucy’ goes on display in Qatar

The 3.2 million-year-old artifact provides insight into the physical characteristics of the ancient early human species hominin, and is part of a traveling exhibition to honor Ethiopian culture and heritage. Continue Reading →

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Qatar pediatric centers to require parents to accompany sick kids

From April 1, pediatric centers run by Hamad Medical Corp. (HMC) will not treat children who are brought in for routine or non-emergency treatment by domestic help. Continue Reading →

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Katara restaurants losing customers after partial shisha ban

While two eateries continue offering the service, albeit in a limited fashion, one restaurant has been told to take shisha entirely off the menu, and says sales have suffered 50 percent. Continue Reading →


DFI to hold several public film screenings during inaugural Qumra event

The inaugural event will feature five nights of public film screenings alongside masterclasses, mentoring sessions and workshops for emerging movie makers. Continue Reading →