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Qatar’s $100m gift to Hurricane Katrina victims, 10 years on

A decade after the devastation, Qatar officials take a look at how the $100 million fund it set up has been put to use. Here’s a breakdown of the largest recipients of the donations. Continue Reading →

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Four things to do in Qatar this weekend (Aug. 26-29)

From comedy shows to concerts to storytelling and book readings, there are quite a few ways to spend the last weekend in August. Here are the highlights. Continue Reading →

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Ministry: Google Street View making its way to Qatar

In a statement on its website this week, the Baladiya said authorities met with a senior Google official to discuss the technology, which stitches together photographs of a location that are taken primarily from cameras mounted on cars. Continue Reading →

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Survey: Female expats enjoy living in Qatar more than male counterparts

The Expat Insider country report for Qatar concludes that the country is “peaceful, but boring,” due to an apparent lack of leisure activities other than shopping.
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Zulal Oasis

Soil-free greenhouses to help Qatar grow up to 70% of its veg by 2023

Zulal Oasis uses hydroponics and a greenhouse cooling system which doesn’t use water. After a two-year pilot, the technology is set to be offered to farmers to increase production of fresh produce and help improve its food security. Continue Reading →

Musaab Balla

Qatari athlete becomes first national to reach IAAF World Athletics finals

Runner Musaab Abdulrahman Balla will be up against tough competition when he runs in today’s final, which will start at 3.55pm Qatar time (8.55pm in Beijing) as he competes with world champion David Rudisha of Kenya. Continue Reading →

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Controversial ‘Harrodsburg’ photos draw ire in Qatar and beyond

According to the photographer, the candid shots of wealthy London shoppers reflect “an up-close wealth safari exploring the wildlife that inhabits the super-rich residential and retail district of Knightsbridge and Chelsea.” Continue Reading →