Qatar's traffic department is amending several traffic laws to keep pace with the growing population of people and vehicles.
A criminal court has sentenced a Pakistani to six months in jail for snatching a lady's purse from a car at a petrol station in Al Waab and ordered him deported after serving his term.
Strong winds and poor horizontal visibility due to dust have been forecast by the Meteorology Department, prompting the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) to advise residents, particularly elderly people with asthmaand lung ailments, to stay indoors and avoid direct exposure to sand and dust.
Two Indians who stole bank cards of four people living in the same company accommodation and used them to withdraw QR 6,700 have been jailed by the Criminal Court.
The victims, who filed a case with Ras Laffan police station, said the cards were stolen from their safes.
As part of supporting national initiatives, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) participated in a humanitarian campaign to promote World Autism Awareness Day last Thursday.
Coast Guards rescued eleven fishermen who were out at sea for a fishing trip after their boat capsized following Wednesday's heavy sandstorm.
10 of the 11 on board were Asians while one was Arab, according to a report by The Peninsula.
The weather bureau has forecast strong winds accompanied by dust that may hit the country early this afternoon, and the windy conditions may continue until late today.
A man who was in a fishing boat that capsized in the sea off Messaieed after Wednesday's sandstorm was rescued early yesterday, nearly 36 hours after he fell off the sinking vessel.
The boat began its fishing expedition minutes before the sandstorm that engulfed Qatar at around 9.30pm.
Qatar Museums (QM) will launch three new projects that includes a museum focusing on sports, an orientalist museum and a children's museum.
The sandstorm that lashed Qatar late in the evening on Wednesday was a "rare and unusual occurrence", a senior official of the forecasting department said.
Staff at the Emergency Department of the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) had a hard time dealing with hundreds of patients rushed to the department following the massive sandstorm on Wednesday night.