Qatar to export dairy and poultry products by end of the year

With Qatar nearing its full self-sufficiency target in food production, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment has announced that it would start exporting dairy and poultry products by year end.

Aspetar re-accredited for the next four years by the International Olympic Committee

Aspetar, Qatar’s orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital, has been re-accredited by the International Olympic Committee as one of its 11 research facilities aimed at improving athletes’ health and injury prevention.

English Premier League formally launches legal action against Saudi pirate channel

The English Premier League has become the latest global sporting body to launch legal proceedings in Saudi Arabia against bootlegging operation beoutQ.

FIFA awards Spanish broadcasting rights of 2022 FIFA World Cup to Mediapro

Despite the 2022 World Cup still being four years away, FIFA has awarded the competition’s Spanish broadcasting rights to multimedia giants Mediapro, who has announced it will launch a new 24hr football TV channel for the same.

Qatar’s Health Ministry warns people against consuming grapes imported from Peru

The Ministry of Public Health has warned people against consuming grapes originating from Peru for fear of contamination with pesticide residues.

Ministry urges public to be cautious amid dusty weather conditions

As strong winds continue to engulf Qatar, the Ministry of Public Health has advised the residents to follow preventive measures to curb the onset of potential dust-related illnesses and allergies.

Volume of trade between Qatar and Turkey rises sharply by 54%; value touches $2bn

The volume of trade, as well as the value of goods, exchanged between Qatar and Turkey, have taken an enormous leap forward and the upward trend is set to continue in the coming years as well.

Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah wins prestigious Dakar Rally title for the third time

Qatar’s multi-talented Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah continued to prove himself as the Middle East’s most successful rally driver by clinching the Dakar Rally title for the third time in his career.

Qatar beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the AFC Asian Cup, top Group E with 9 points

Qatar overcame heavy odds to beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the AFC Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi and top Group E with maximum nine points. They will next take on Iraq in the round of 16 on January 22.

beIN launches a new website which reveals the truth about pirate channel beoutQ

The beIN Media Group has launched a website that holds to account Saudi Arabia-based pirating channel beoutQ, which has been stealing copyrighted content from around the world on an industrial level.

In a lip-smacking game, Qatar set to take on Saudi Arabia at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup

In a highly anticipated game, Qatar will take on Saudi Arabia in the AFC Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi, which will be the first meeting between the two sides since the start of the illegal blockade of Qatar.

A new report has named Qatar as the safest country in the world

Qatar has been ranked as the safest country in the world in a report by Numbeo, which is the world’s most extensive database of user-contributed data on cities and states around the globe.

Not interested in Jet Airways investment, which is backed by ‘enemy’ state: Al Baker

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has ruled out investing in India’s cash-strapped Jet Airways due to substantial investment by the UAE’s Etihad Airways.

Qatar’s Met Department asks people to brace for even colder weather this weekend

Keep your warm clothes ready as a new cold spell is likely to hit Qatar this weekend, with the Met Department warning of temperatures as low as 8°C in some parts of the country.

Qatar’s Education Ministry receives 57 applications for opening of new schools

Qatar's Ministry of Education has been giving a lot of incentives to investors wishing to set up private schools in the country. It has so far received 57 applications for new schools, which it is now scrutinising.

Ministry to allow some private schools to work in two shifts from next academic year

After much deliberations and studies, Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education has decided to let some community schools operate in two shifts starting from the new academic year.

Qatar will not normalise relations with Syria, says country’s Foreign Minister

Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has made it clear that the country will not normalise relations with the Assad government in Syria, despite many other governments doing the same.

Restaurants in Katara and Aspire to donate today’s revenue to Syrians

Revenues from restaurants at Katara and Aspire today (January 15) will be donated to help Syrian refugees in the camps of Arsal, a Lebanese border town.

Turkey President Erdogan vows to strengthen cooperation with Qatar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to further strengthen his country’s ties with Qatar in the coming days, recalling the latter’s strong support during times of crises.

Qatar Investment Authority targets $45bn in US investments within the next two years

The Qatar Investment Authority, which currently has invested about $30bn in the USA so far, is set to raise it to $45bn within the next two years to balance it with its European portfolio.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushes for end to Gulf dispute during Qatar visit

Mike Pompeo, who is on a tour of the Middle East, has said that the boycott of Qatar by Gulf countries had gone on for long enough and that the Trump administration was looking on helping end it soon.

New winter vegetable market to open in Al Shahaniya this month

Winter vegetable markets have become increasingly popular in Qatar, especially as the government is striving for self sufficiency and encouraging residents to buy local products.

Qatar’s longest and deepest two-way tunnel opens

Ashghal has opened the longest and deepest bidirectional tunnel in Qatar for beneficial use as part of the construction of the Al Rayyan Road Upgrade Project Phase 2.

Mowasalat launches new 24-hour bus service to Hamad International Airport

Giving in to popular demand, Qatar’s public transportation company Mowasalat introduces 24hr bus service to and from the Hamad International Airport.

Ministry issues new contract form for people to fill ahead of hiring domestic workers

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs has issued a new contract form that will have to be filled out by prospective employers if they are to hire domestic workers.


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