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.

American actress Julia Roberts pays $100,000 for two tickets to the 2022 World Cup

America’s sweetheart Julia Roberts and her husband Danny Moder paid $100,000 to secure two tickets to the 2022 FIFA World Cup as part of an auction by actor Sean Penn for his Haiti charity.

Qatar's beIN Sports asks Italian football league to move Super Cup game from Saudi

Qatar’s beIN Sports has asked the Italian Football Association to reconsider holding the Italian Super Cup final in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, following the world’s most massive signal piracy operation — beoutQ.

HH The Amir meets Iraqi president at Amiri Diwan, hold talks to enhance ties

HH The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani discusses a range of issues with Iraqi president Dr Barham Salih, who visited the Amiri Diwan yesterday.

AFC set to sue ‘pirate entity’ beoutQ over the illegal broadcast of 2019 Asian Cup

The Asian Football Confederation has decided to sue Saudi Arabia-based pirate channel beoutQ, which has been illegally transmitting the AFC Asian Cup currently underway in the UAE.

Qatar open AFC Asian Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory over Lebanon

Qatar get their 2019 AFC Asian Cup campaign off to a flying start in Al Ain by wearing down a disciplined Lebanon and earn a 2-0 win. Qatar are tied with Saudi Arabia on three points in Group E.

BeIN pulls the plug on Egyptian cable network after failing to reach agreement

BeIN Sports has pulled out of its partnership with Cable Network Egypt, their only network in the country, following an inability to reach a new deal despite multiple extensions.

Qatar coach Sanchez backs young squad ahead of AFC Asian Cup opener vs Lebanon

The Qatar national team, which will open its 2019 AFC Asian Cup campaign against Lebanon in Al Ain today, is ready to put its best foot forward, says Spanish coach Felix Sanchez.

This weekend, get your woollens out and prepare for a significant drop in temperature

Prepare to don your woollen clothes again as Qatar’s Met Department has predicted significantly cooler climes during this weekend.

Anthony Zinni, tasked by US President Trump to resolve the Gulf crisis, steps down

Retired Marine General Anthony Zinni, who had been tasked by US President Donald Trump to help resolve the Gulf crisis, has stepped down after failing to take the mission forward.

HH The Amir issues a new law which paves the way for 100% foreign ownership

HH The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has passed a new law which paves the way for 100% foreign investments in business ventures in Qatar, also giving them huge incentives as encouragement.

Al Wakra Hospital’s Emergency Departments treat around 30,000 people each month

The Al Wakra Hospital’s different emergency departments treat around 30,000 people every month, making it the country’s second-busiest hospital in terms of sheer numbers.

Al Dosari Zoo plans major expansion spree ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup

The privately-held Al Dosari Zoo and Game Reserve is planning a major expansion spree to attract more people ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Qatar formally sets up a General Tax Authority to formulate and implement taxes

Qatar has formally set up a new General Tax Authority, which will be responsible for drafting and implementing all tax laws in the country and making amendments wherever necessary.

Ashghal opens new 1km-long tunnel, from Gharrafat Al Rayyan to Doha, to traffic

Ashghal has thrown open a new one kilometre-long, uni-directional single lane tunnel to traffic, which is expected to reduce travel time from Gharrafat Al Rayyan to Doha by at least 30%.

After UAE denies him entry, Al Mohannadi chairs Asian Cup meeting in Abu Dhabi

A day after the UAE denies him entry, Qatar’s Asian Football Confederation Vice President Saoud Al Mohannadi chairs 2019 Asian Cup Organisation Committee meeting in Abu Dhabi.

Top Qatari football official barred from entering the UAE on the eve of AFC Asian Cup

Qatari top official Saoud Al Mohannadi, who is the vice president of the Asian Football Confederation, was barred from entering the UAE on the eve of the AFC Asian Cup.

WIZA, a Qatari recruitment company, set to provide qualified domestic workers soon

WIZA, a new Qatari company that was recently set up, promises to provide qualified and well-trained domestic workers to nationals as well as residents in the country.

Take care as a big dust storm is expected to hit Qatar today, says Met Dept

If you are in Qatar this weekend, take adequate care because a dust storm is headed in the direction. The dust and strong winds are expected to last for quite some time on Friday.

Doha Criminal court sentences two Asian men to death for killing their employer

Doha’s criminal court handed out death sentences to two men for conspiring and murdering their employer and fleeing the crime scene after hiding the body. A third man was sentenced to six months in jail for not informing authorities about the crime.

Qatar Airways buys 5% stake in Chinese carrier in a new push into Asian markets

In a new push to strengthen its presence in the Asian market, Qatar Airways has bought a 5% stake in the China Southern Airlines, a solid player in the Chinese domestic market.

MoI launches the updated Metrash2 app, with more features than ever before

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior has launched an updated version of the Metrash2 app, adding several much-requested features including the ability to pay fees by debit card.

India chosen as Partner Nation for Qatar’s 2019 Year of Culture

Qatar Museums ‘Year of Culture’ programme, launched seven years ago, announced India as its Partner Nation for 2019. Several events are being planned as a part of the initiative in both nations.

New tax kicks in, making cigarettes, energy drinks and carbonated soda costlier

The new excise tax, on unhealthy items including cigarettes, energy drinks and carbonated sodas, have kicked in, making these items much more expensive than it was before.

Ooredoo urges customers to be cautious against attacks by scammers

If you have received messages in recent times saying you have won millions of dollars as a prize, then you are not alone. Ooredoo has urged people to be careful to not fall for such fraudsters online.

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