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Qatar’s only elected body rebuffed after asking for more authority

The Central Municipal Council had requested powers to investigate minor violations, but was recently turned down by the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning. Continue Reading →

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New time-lapse film welcomes visitors to Doha with eye-popping imagery

“Welcome to Doha”, produced by a pair of American filmmakers, aims to highlight not just the beauty of modern Qatar, but also the history and heritage of the nation. Continue Reading →


Qatar steps up enforcement of CCTV surveillance law

According to the legislation, surveillance cameras must be installed in residential compounds, hospitals, malls, banks, hotels, warehouses and other locations. Some of these places have been contacted recently to up their security. Continue Reading →


The Doha News guide to celebrating Easter in Qatar

The Christian holiday falls on Sunday, April 20 this year, and there is lots to do across town. Here are some highlights. Continue Reading →

The aftermath of a gas explosion that killed 11 people on Feb. 27, 2014 in Duhail.

Report: Four men charged with negligence in deadly Qatar gas blast

A supervisor from Woqod, a supervisor from Qatar Gas and two employees at the Istanbul Restaurant where the blast originated have been jailed as the case gets underway, Al Raya reports. Continue Reading →

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VIDEO: The beauty of Qatar’s mangroves, and the trash ruining it

The video’s producer said he hopes those who watch it will be motivated to dispose of their litter responsibly and treat the area with respect. Continue Reading →


Amid regional surge of MERS, official says no new incidences in Qatar

Over 20 new cases of the respiratory virus have been reported in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Yemen in the past few weeks, raising alarm about a regional outbreak. Continue Reading →