Qatar Sports

Qatar Sandstormers’ midnight trail for charity

Qatar Sandstormers’ Qatar Sandstormers, QATAR’S charity cycling team, in partnership with Qatar Cycling Federation (QCF), held a ‘midnight trail encounter’ to raise funds for the Sheikh Eid Charity Association’s Beitak Beiti initiative. The event was sponsored Specialised Bicycles, Rayyan Water and Midmac Engineering. The modest amount raised through entry fees of the...


A joyless Eid in Gaza as families mourn the dead

Izzddin Akila pray on above his cousins’ grave  Gaza City – The auspicious occasion of Eid was a joyless one for the people of Gaza. Izzddin Akila too wanted to celebrate  first day of Eid al-Fitr just like the other  Muslims around the world. But the 35-year-old’s wishes – to exchange gifts, visit relatives, and watch the children of the family play games – didn’t...

WeAreAllGaza – Companies Unite to Support People in Gaza

Ooredoo companies across its regional footprint have launched initiatives to support humanitarian efforts in Gaza, as the crisis continues into its third week. Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo, said: “Customers across our footprint have called for us to provide support for the people of Gaza, and our companies have responded, launching a series of initiatives to provide emergency relief and...

Qatar Central Bank to issue Treasury bills worth QR4bn

Qatar Central Bank

Qatar Central Bank The T-bills, to be issued on Tuesday, will include QR2bn worth for three month period and QR1bn each of six-month and nine-month maturity period, the Central Bank said on its website. QCB...

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WeAreAllGaza – Companies Unite to Support People in Gaza

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Ooredoo companies across its regional footprint have launched initiatives to support humanitarian efforts in Gaza, as the crisis continues into its third week. Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo, said: “Customers across our footprint have called for us to provide support for the people of Gaza, and our companies have responded, launching a series...

Dubai real estate flourishes in spite of Government caution to avoid another bubble by Amush Malik

Sustained investor interest and market stabilisation hint at brighter future for emirate’s property sector   The real estate sector of Dubai kicked off 2014 with the same flair and boom that we saw in 2013, but the flow was...

Qatar’s economy driven by strong growth in multiple sectors in first quarter of 2014

Qatar’s economy accelerated in the first quarter of 2014, driven by strong growth in construction, financial services and trade, restaurants and hotels, according to figures released last week by the Ministry of Development Planning...

Middle East needs Subsidy Reform for Sustainable Development, advocates QNB

Global spending on energy subsidies totaled USD492bn in 2011. Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries alone accounted for nearly half of that amount, making the burden of subsidies on public resources quite substantial. While total...

Qatar Tourism Authority Announces Qatar Summer Festival Plans

Qatar Summer Festival 2014

Doha – Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced today it will host the first ever Qatar Summer Festival, which will commence immediately after Eid al Fitr holiday, from 4 August to 27 September...

A look at Qatar’s rich heritage and Eid Customs

A look at Qatar’s rich heritage and Eid Customs

DOHA: A practical workshop  of Qatari handicraft-making continue until tonight at the Heritage Village as a part  of Eid celebrations. The event is organized by the  Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA). The...

Doha food stores raided to enforce health & safety regulations during Eid festivities

DOHA: FOOD inspectors continued with their raid procedures during Eid Al Fitr holiday on Tuesday to ensure that all food establishments are strictly adhering to health requirements and norms stipulated...

Witness Qatar’s alluring Arts & Cultural Scene at these breathtaking Museums

In stark contrast to the UAE with its independent gallery scene, Qatar’s cultural renaissance owes its spark to its driving force – the Qatar Museums Authority. With a number of art minded...

CMU-Q architecture students fascinated by the amalgamation of knowledge, culture & religion at the upcoming Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies building

CMU-Q students visit QFIS

DOHA, QATAR – Fourteen students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, who completed an architecture course this spring, took a tour of the iconic Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) building,...

Qatar supports education for Palestinian youth

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HE Qatar’s Ambassador to Belgium, Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Al Thani met at the Qatar embassy premises in Brussels on Wednesday Pierre Krähenbühl, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief...

Qatar e-Nature school contest: Winners receive prizes

Doha 31st May 2014: Saoud Hassan Mahdi al Haddad of Al Wafaa Model Independent School received the Qatar e-Nature school contest grand prize at a ceremony held on Thursday. The contest, organized by Friends...

SEC adopts new criteria for school fee hike

Doha 06th May 2014: Qatar’s Supreme Council of Education (SEC) on Monday said that it will adopt scientific and transparent evaluation methods to deal with requests from private schools to increase...