Qatar’s energy sector sees another round of layoffs

When asked about job cuts, RasGas sent a statement to Doha News saying that “internal structural changes” were due to “the current environment in the industry.” Continue Reading →

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MEC calls on Qatar’s residents to report price violations via new app service

The ministry appears to be taking aim at retailers who charge different prices to difference consumers and will also be launching a new round of surprise inspections aimed at preventing fraud. Continue Reading →

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Jewelry, cigars and a lot of rugs: What Qatar gave to the US in 2014

The official who received the most expensive items was Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Charles Johnson, whose family was given some $44,000 in gifts, including a $15,700 Cartier platinum bracelet and a $6,600 Rolex watch. Continue Reading →

HMC's Dr Badriya Abdulla Al-Lenjawi addresses UCQ 2015 convocation

University of Calgary in Qatar graduates biggest-ever class of nurses

The graduation from the state’s only nursing college comes as Qatar grapples with a dearth of skilled medical personnel amid a rapidly growing population.

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Poet’s donation shines spotlight on origins of Qatar’s national anthem

The first draft of the poem that forms the lyrics of Qatar’s national anthem, as well as the pen used to write it, will be displayed at the Qatar National Museum, which is scheduled to open next year. Continue Reading →

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Competitors push through pain to become Qatar’s Strongest Man

Forty-year-old Fahad Al Haddad emerged as the victor, beating out seven other competitors in a series of challenges that included lifting 180kg bags of sands and pulling a five-ton truck. Continue Reading →

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Potential defendants in rainfall case banned from leaving Qatar

Attorney General Dr. Ali bin Fetais Al Marri said the travel ban would be in place as the state investigates what happened during Wednesday’s rainfall and decides who to charge for the ensuing chaos, which included flooded roads and damaged buildings. Continue Reading →