WATCH: The week in review - 6th December, 2017

Qatar Living brings you this week's top news stories in the country, summarised and reviewed.

Qatar asks USA to desist from moving their embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Qatar has strongly asked the USA to desist from moving their embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as it could further destabilise the region.

GCC structure may have to change to face upcoming challenges, says Kuwaiti Emir

The structure of the GCC may have to change in order to face upcoming challenges, says Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah.

Put your best foot forward for a good cause at the Al Dana Green Run

Taking place this Saturday, 9th December at Aspire Zone, the annual run will cover a 3 km circuit around Khalifa Stadium.

GCC summit cut short by a day amid diplomatic rift, to finish today itself

The GCC summit in Kuwait has been cut short by a day amid the diplomatic rift and will finish today itself.

UAE and Saudi Arabia form new partnership separate from GCC

Saudi Arabia and the UAE announce the creation of a new partnership, separate from the GCC, to cooperate in all fields in the 'interest of the two countries.'

Qatar opens its first-ever disabled-friendly park in West Bay area

Qatar has once again made a pioneering effort in creating a park that is accessible to all children, including those with disabilities.

Parking charges at Hamad International Airport set to go up from January 1, 2018

The charges for short and long-term parking at the Hamad International Airport is set to go up starting January 1, 2018.

For first time in six months, Gulf ministers meet to hold talks before GCC summit

A huge first step towards solving the Gulf crisis was taken when foreign ministers of six GCC countries met together for the first time ahead of the crucial GCC summit.

Qatar likely to see significant drop in temperatures starting this Friday

If you are in Qatar, then expect to feel a significant drop in daily temperatures as winter starts to firmly set in.

Qatar vehemently denies mediating between Yemen parties, calls accusation baseless

Qatar has vehemently denied that it mediated between rebel Yemen groups and calls the accusations baseless.

HH The Emir to attend GCC summit in Kuwait on Tuesday and Wednesday

In a definite step towards resolution of the Gulf crisis, HH The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has confirmed his attendance at the GCC summit in Kuwait on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Third Ajyal Talk covers child trafficking in the presence of two survivors of this global trade

The third session of Ajyal Talks followed the screening of Kate McLarnon and Sky Neal’s documentary film, Even When I Fall (UK/2017) and further explored the issue of the illicit global trade in child captives.

Plenty still to see as the Ajyal Youth Film Festival comes to a close tomorrow (Monday)

Tomorrow (Monday 4the Dec.) the 5th Ajyal Youth Film Festival comes to a close with a series of repeat screenings.

Winners of the Made in Qatar awards announced at the Ajyal Youth Film Festival

The winners were announced during an evening ceremony of the 5th Ajyal Youth Film Festival.

Local vegetables set to flood market as ‘Qatari farms undergo massive expansion’

Local vegetables are all set to flood the Qatari market as Qatari farms undergo massive expansion with help from the government.

Qatar’s Foreign Minister says there is a ‘lack of wisdom in the region’

Qatar’s Foreign Minister has said that there is a clear lack of wisdom in the region, leading to instability and tensions.

Qatar-based Muslim group decides to sue over its placement in ‘terrorism list’

Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars has decided to sue the blockading nations over the group's placement in ‘terrorism list.’

FIFA President completely rules out any revote on 2022 Qatar World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has completely ruled out the need for any revote on Qatar's 2022 World Cup. He also took a dig at Qatar's detractors.

Signs of a breakthrough seen as Qatar, Saudi Arabia decide to attend GCC summit

Signs are showing of an imminent breakthrough in the Gulf crisis after Qatar and Saudi Arabia decide to attend the GCC summit in Kuwait this week.

Kahramaa to invest QR38 billion in water and electricity project over next five years

Kahramaa, Qatar’s General Electricity and Water Corporation, aims to invest 38 billion QAR over the next five years to fulfill the country’s electricity and water needs.

Made in Qatar programme proves growing ambition of the country’s film community at Ajyal 2017

The annual slate of independent short films has been a core festival event celebrating the exciting state of film-making in Qatar.

Price of petrol, diesel to go up this December

Petrol and diesel prices will increase from tomorrow, 1st December, according to Qatar Petroleum's new price list announcement.

Doha’s 28th International Book Fair opens

If you're a lover of books, be sure to drop by the Doha Convention and Exhibition Center by Tuesday for the annual Doha International Book Fair.

Qatar’s Traffic department opens a new office at Hamad International Airport

Qatar’s Traffic department has opened a new office at the Hamad International Airport to facilitate people leaving the country.

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