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Box Appeal charity drive to return this month despite complaints

The month-long Box Appeal campaign, which operates in several Middle-Eastern countries, will kick-off on September 15. Continue Reading →

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GCC relations thaw under looming Islamic State threat

The threat posed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State – and pressure by the US on the GCC to take a stand – overshadows differences on Qatar. Continue Reading →

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Qatar suspends visas for travelers from Ebola-hit countries

The ban will remain in place until the health situation improves, as part of a “protective strategy” employed by government authorities to prevent the spread of Ebola to Qatar. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: World Cup swimmers break records in Qatar

Following this month’s meet, some 900 swimmers will be descending on Doha in December to take part in the World Swimming Championships. Continue Reading →

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Labor ministry cracks down on maid agencies

The crackdown on agencies follows reports of complaints from Qataris and expats about poor performance. Continue Reading →

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Analysis: Qatar’s strategy as hostage negotiator

Analysts say Qatar’s efforts to free captives stems from a desire to prove the country’s usefulness to its allies, as well as blunt criticism that it supports Islamic State fighters. Continue Reading →

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Ashghal commissions QR600M in Qatar road safety upgrades

A new contract to implement street safety improvements follows previous findings that there are too many roadside obstacles and not enough protective medians in Qatar. Continue Reading →