Qatar population rises by 1% and touches 2,637,000
Qatar population rises by 1% and touches 2,637,000
There have been some discussions doing the rounds that the financial crunch has forced people to leave Qatar en masse.However, going by population figures issued by the Ministry of Development Planning & Statistics (MDPS), nothing could be farther from the truth.Keeping up with the trend since 2...
Qatar government’s amnesty period comes to an end today
Qatar government’s amnesty period comes to an end today
The three-month amnesty period announced by the Qatari government on September 1 formally ends today.The Search and Follow-Up Department at Ministry of Interior is gearing up to tighten their grip on people who are staying back in the country violating existing residency laws....
In cheerful news, OPEC agrees first oil output cuts in eight years
In cheerful news, OPEC agrees first oil output cuts in eight years
In what is perceived as excellent news for oil producing nations and especially the Middle East, the OPEC oil cartel has reached an agreement to cut its output for the first time in eight years.“OPEC Will cut production of 1.2 million barrels per day to bring its ceiling to 32.5 million barrels per ...
Imminent new law will make changing jobs easier for expats, says Government agency
Imminent new law will make changing jobs easier for expats, says Government agency
December has begun and expatriates in the country are gearing up to welcome the new residency law on December 13.Law No 21 of 2015, which regulates the entry, exit and residency of expatriates, will calculate expatriates’ service periods from the day he/she started working for their employer.This wi...
New hospital in Industrial Area expected to ease rush at other centres
New hospital in Industrial Area expected to ease rush at other centres
Low-income workers from the industrial area will have reasons to cheer as the new Hospital and Integrated Health Center will become operational soon.Qatar Tribune reported that after three years of construction, the Private Engineering Office (PEO) handed over the new hospital to the Hamad Medical C...
New HR law in place to set salary, allowances for government employees
New HR law in place to set salary, allowances for government employees
The new Law No.15 for 2016, that was passed recently, will usher in changes to the way people are hired at government jobs.Government employees can be hired for a salary higher than the stipulated pay for their grade if their professional experience exceeds the minimum requirements for the position,...
Get prepared to pay year’s highest petrol prices in December
Get prepared to pay year’s highest petrol prices in December
Qatar’s motorists will have to shell out more money for filling up their cars in December.The Ministry of Energy and Industry announced that the 91-octane Premium gasoline will cost QR1.45/ltr (an increase of 10 dirhams from the previous month) while the 95-octane Super petrol will cost QR1.50/ltr (...
Qatar Airways set to fly to eight new destinations in 2017-18
Qatar Airways set to fly to eight new destinations in 2017-18
Qatar Airways has said it will fly to eight new destinations beginning 2017-18, which will be in addition to seven other cities that had already been announced before.The eight new destinations are Canberra (AUS), Dublin (IRL), Las Vegas (USA), Rio de Janeiro (BRA), Santiago (CHI) Medan (IND) and Ta...
Qatar Distribution Company to introduce annual license fee from December 1
Qatar Distribution Company to introduce annual license fee from December 1
Those who are depending on the Qatar Distribution Company (QDC) for their different needs should be prepared to pay a new license fee from December 1....
The Pearl Qatar’s Medina Centrale to become car-free on weekends
The Pearl Qatar’s Medina Centrale to become car-free on weekends
If you have visited the Pearl Qatar before, then chances are you have taken a walk past the beautiful Medina Centrale area.However, you may have also felt a bit threatened with the sheer number of powerful cars zooming through the place.From December 1, on weekends, you can safely put on your walkin...

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