Mo Farah at London 2012 Olympics

Double Olympic medalist Mo Farah to make Doha debut on May 15

The British athlete will open the IAAF Diamond League campaign by competing in the 3,000 meter event at the the 15,000-seater Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium, Qatar Sports Club’s home ground in Dafna/West Bay. Continue Reading →

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Lawyer: New draft legislation shows Qatar watchdog lacks independence

Slamming proposed amendments governing the operations of the National Human Rights Committee, former justice minister Dr. Najeeb Al Nuami said, “The reality is we have no human rights committee.”
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Villaggio Mall

Qatar Nike store involved in Villaggio fire lacked proper safety permit

The information, which was never apparently introduced into testimony before, once again raised questions about why Nike was not among the individuals and companies charged in connection with the deadly 2012 blaze. Continue Reading →

Disney on Ice - Elsa

Disney on Ice to present cast of Frozen in Qatar this May

Elsa, Anna and Olaf will be a part of the “Princesses and Heroes” show, which will be held from May 27 to 30. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (April 1) at Virgin Megastore outlets and online.
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Number of cinema screens in Qatar to double by end of 2015

There are currently 48 cinema screens operating inside of six multiplexes, but a total of 47 new screens are expected to be launch in Qatar in the coming months after the opening of a few new malls. Continue Reading →

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Get ready for 30-40C temps in April, Qatar forecasters say

With winter officially behind us, residents can expect to regularly see maximum temps in the 30s next month – and maybe even a few days of 40C (104F) weather, according to Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist at Al Jazeera English. Continue Reading →

Metro Square of HBK Medical City

HMC to double hospital beds in new Qatar medical complex by 2030

Speaking to reporters today, officials said much of the focus over the next 15 years will be on redeveloping HMC’s current central Doha sites into one, integrated complex, which will be linked across C-Ring Road by a pedestrian bridge. Continue Reading →