Qatar yesterday hit back at Amnesty International for accusing it of failing to deliver on reforms for migrant workers and said significant changes have been made to improve working conditions.
A criminal court has sentenced an expat to six months in jail for stealing QR10,000 from a supermarket in Al Shahaniya and ordered his deportation after he has served the term.
Four expatriates — two Filipinos and two Nepalese — died and four others were injured, two of them critically, in a road accident near Mesaieed yesterday morning.
The dead and injured have been identified as employees of a construction company.
Ashghal will open a signal-controlled intersection outside The Pearl-Qatar this Friday to reduce traffic congestion on Lusail Road due to the ongoing work on the Lusail Expressway Project.
Building taller buildings in areas where the population has been exploding is the only way to provide affordable housing to people and ensure that pressure on basic services does not grow beyond a limit, says the public representative body.
A case of two top finance officials from a premier educational institution allegedly demanding a bribe of QAR3m ($824,000) from an insurer for renewing its contract has come to light.
A BBC television team was arrested in Qatar and held for two nights in prison while reporting on living conditions for migrant laborers working on the 2022 World Cup, the broadcaster said on Monday.
An African expatriate in Qatar got killed recently after a truck knocked him down on Salwa Road, one of the major roadways in the country.
This summer is likely to be hotter in Qatar and the entire Gulf region, thanks to the El Nino climatic phenomenon, the Meteorology Department said yesterday.
The region may also see a prolonged summer this year extending beyond September.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested two Asians after they were found using forged credit cards to make some purchases.
A crane reportedly crashed on to the main street on Old Airport road near F-Ring road this morning and caused major traffic flow disruption.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce has eased licensing rules for some 55 business categories that includes some major sectors.
The Ministry said fire safety certification from the Civil Defence can be had within 30 days from acquiring commercial licences for the above businesses.