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FIFA President Sepp Blatter

Blatter: German and French ‘interventions’ helped Qatar World Cup bid

Blatter said “there were two political interventions” from former German president Christian Wulff as well as former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and that the German politician recommended that his country’s football federation “vote for Qatar out of economic interests.” Continue Reading →

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New underground car park under construction at Souq Waqif in Qatar

The car park will have capacity for 819 vehicles and is scheduled to completed and handed over to Souq Waqif officials in May 2016, according to one of the contractors working on the project. Continue Reading →

A rendering of the new Evangelical Churches Alliance Qatar.

Government gives nod to Evangelical Churches Alliance Qatar construction

The new place of worship will be several kilometers outside of central Doha in Mesaimeer’s religious complex, next to the Catholic Church Of Our Lady Of Rosary. Continue Reading →

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Qatar Airways to end all-premium flights to London in October

The business class-only Airbus A319, which started in May last year, flies daily on the popular route but from October 25 it will be replaced by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to expand capacity, the national flag carrier said. Continue Reading →

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Report: Petrol prices in Qatar among most affordable in the world

A liter of petrol in Qatar costs an average of 0.07 percent of a resident’s average daily salary, which is the lowest ratio found in a recent survey. Continue Reading →

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Population figures show fewer people choosing to leave Qatar this Ramadan

The state’s population for the month of June stood at 2,344,557, according to the Ministry of Development and Planning Statistics. That’s nearly 193,000 more people living in Qatar than last year. Continue Reading →

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Child’s injury in Doha restaurant play area sparks safety concerns

The incident has raised questions about the regulation of play areas in Qatar for one mother, who is urging the implementation and enforcement of basic safety standards for indoor playgrounds. Continue Reading →