NASA successfully puts Qatar’s Es’hail-2 communications satellite into orbit

A second Qatari communication satellite — the Es’hail 2 —  has successfully been launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

Qatar welcome Twitter crackdown on millions of spam bots used to attack country online

Qatar has welcomed Twitter’s recent campaign against fake profiles and spam bots on its service platform, many of which were used to malign the country since the start of the illegal siege.

Qatar’s economy is growing despite the ongoing illegal blockade, says IMF

Qatar’s economy, which has withstood the effects of the illegal siege by neighbouring countries, is continuing to grow at a healthy pace, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Paraguay names a local school after Qatar in honour of the visit by HH The Amir

The Municipal Board of Villa Elisa City in Paraguay approved a resolution to change the name of a local school to ‘State of Qatar’ as a mark of respect to HH The Amir, who visited the country last month.

Woqod opens brand new petrol station at Mesaimeer South

Woqod has announced the formal opening of a new petrol station at Mesaimeer South. It is expected to considerably reduce congestion in petrol pumps in nearby areas.

Katara Cultural Village to host Traditional Dhow Festival from November 20

The eighth edition of the Traditional Dhow Festival, the biggest-of-its-kind event in the region, is all set to kick off at the Katara Cultural Village from November 20.

HH The Father Amir, Sheikha Moza attend opening of WISH 2018 conference

HH The Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser grace the opening ceremony of the fourth World Innovation Summit for Health. Sheikha Moza also became the first recipient of the Q-Chip at the event.

French envoy calls for a speedy resolution to the ongoing Gulf crisis

Franck Gellet, the French Ambassador to Qatar, calls for a speedy end to the ongoing Gulf crisis, which has seen neighbouring countries subject Qatar to an illegal blockade.

29th Doha International Book Fair set to kick off on November 29

The 29th edition of the Doha International Book Fair is set to run from November 29 to December 8 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Air India Express to launch four weekly Doha flights from Kannur next month

Beginning December 10, India’s budget airline Air India Express is set to launch four-times-a-week flights to Doha following the formal opening of Kannur International Airport.

Tickets for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 go on sale

Ticket sales for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 — which will be the biggest sporting event Qatar has ever hosted — was officially launched yesterday in a glittering ceremony.

More rains are likely to fall in the country today, says the Met Department

Qatar’s Met Department has warned people that the heavy rain, which lashed different parts of the country yesterday, is very likely to continue today as well.

HH The Amir joins world leaders for the opening of the Paris Peace Forum

HH The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani joined a host of world leaders during the opening of the Paris Peace Forum in the French capital yesterday.

Hamad Trauma centre issues advisory regarding safe usage of ATVs during winter

With Qatar’s winters fast approaching, the Hamad Trauma Centre has warned ATV users in the country to be doubly careful as it is a common reason for accidents in the sand dunes.

There are chances for scattered rains in the country from today until Tuesday

If you are in Qatar this weekend, then be careful because the Met Department has warned about chances of rain and swirling winds beginning today until Tuesday.

French government invite HH The Amir to take part in inaugural Paris Peace Forum

HH The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is set to attend the inaugural edition of the Paris Peace Forum at the invitation of the French government.

Get ready for a spectacular air show by Italian and Qatari daredevils at Corniche

The ‘Frecce Tricolori’ Doha Air Show 2018, organised by the Italian Airforce Acrobatic Team and Qatar Display Team, is set to mesmerise Qatar’s residents at the Doha Corniche on November 10 and 11.

From Nov 11, Indians cannot extend their stay in Qatar on visit visa beyond 30 days

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior has limited the duration of stay for Indians entering the country on an on-arrival visa. Modifications have also been made to criteria for applying for the visas.

After two years of decline, housing rents ‘relatively stable’ in Qatar now, says report

A new report by reputed consultancy firm DTZ Qatar shows that residential rents in Qatar have become stable in the last three months after almost two years of steady decline.

Are you a skating enthusiast? Then check out the new skate park at Qatar Foundation

If you are into skateboarding, BMX riding or rollerblading, then you should definitely check out the brand new Skate Park which opened up inside Qatar Foundation.

Education Ministry to open portal for registering complaints against private schools

Qatar’s Education Ministry is all set to open a new web portal where parents can register their complaints against private schools in the country. Parents will also be notified about the action taken on their complaints.

Do you still need an exit permit to leave Qatar? Here is a simple way to look it up!

If you are unsure whether you still need an exit permit to leave the country, here is a very simple way to check your current status, thanks to Qatar’s Ministry of Interior.

Blockade: Differences must be resolved through dialogue, says Amir

Only through respecting the rules that regulate relations among them and working to resolve differences through dialogue that takes into account the interests of all parties concerned, to solve the blockade.

HH The Amir says the Gulf crises will pass, but Qatar’s economy has grown stronger

HH The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, addressing the Shoura Council earlier today, said Qatar’s economy had grown stronger in the face of the Gulf crisis, which he said would pass.

The 2018-19 maritime tourism cruise season set see a 115% increase, says NTC

The number of cruise ships arriving in Qatar in the 2018-19 season, which began last month and will go on until May 2019, is expected to show a massive increase of 115%.

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