Are you a Francophone? Then this year’s Francophonie festival is just for you!

Are you a Francophone? Then this year’s Francophonie festival is just for you!

The 2019 Francophonie Festival, which will feature diverse events like music performances, sports tournaments and a speech contest, is set to kick off on Wednesday.
Number of vessels arriving in Qatari ports go up by 53.2%, shows official data

Number of vessels arriving in Qatari ports go up by 53.2%, shows official data

Despite the ongoing illegal siege of Qatar, the number of ships docking in different ports in the country showed an annual increase of 53.2%, according to latest statistics.
35 major sport events in the works for 2019: Indian Sports Centre

35 major sport events in the works for 2019: Indian Sports Centre

The Indian Sports Center in Doha has announced plans for 35 sports events of different kinds for this year.
Winter markets in Qatar are well-stocked with locally produced vegetables, says official

Winter markets in Qatar are well-stocked with locally produced vegetables, says official

Availability of locally produced vegetables in Qatar's winter markets is at its peak, an official from the Ministry of Municipality and Environment has said.
Qatar’s season-opening MotoGP event will run until 2031, says race organisers Dorna

Qatar’s season-opening MotoGP event will run until 2031, says race organisers Dorna

There is exciting news for bike racing fans in the country as the contract for the season-opening MotoGP race at the Losail International Circuit has been extended until 2031.
Time Magazine lists HIA as one of 11 airports in the world for having layovers

Time Magazine lists HIA as one of 11 airports in the world for having layovers

The famous Time Magazine has named Hamad International Airport as one of the 11 best airports in the world where transiting passengers can have a layover.
Qatar’s Labour Ministry refutes online rumours about workers' gathering today

Qatar’s Labour Ministry refutes online rumours about workers' gathering today

Qatar’s Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs has strongly denied online rumours that it was organising a gathering of workers today to modify their wage system.
New application centre for Schengen visas to The Czech Republic opens in Doha

New application centre for Schengen visas to The Czech Republic opens in Doha

If you are planning to travel to The Czech Republic, then applying for a Schengen Visa to the country has become much easier, thanks to the opening of a new visa application centre in Doha.
Gulf crisis seems to have eased a bit as Qatar participates in GCC military meet in Riyadh

Gulf crisis seems to have eased a bit as Qatar participates in GCC military meet in Riyadh

There seems to be a little easing in the ongoing Gulf crisis, with members of Qatar's Armed Forces attending a military meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, recently.
Qatar calls on Arab nations to respect sovereignty and resolve differences through talks

Qatar calls on Arab nations to respect sovereignty and resolve differences through talks

Qatar, which has always stood for solving crises through discussions, has called on the Arab world to do the same in the case of different emergencies around the region.
The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf tournament commences today in Doha

The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf tournament commences today in Doha

Commercial Bank Qatar has launched the Qatar Masters golf tournament for the 14th consecutive year today.
Qatar Airways unveils new Economy Class seats, announces seven new destinations

Qatar Airways unveils new Economy Class seats, announces seven new destinations

The illegal siege seems to have failed to slow down Qatar Airways’s momentum as the national carrier announces an entirely revamped Economy class seating system and flights to seven new destinations.
Ashghal allots a mammoth QR18.8bn towards the completion of projects for 2019

Ashghal allots a mammoth QR18.8bn towards the completion of projects for 2019

Ashghal, which is powering full steam ahead to modernise Qatar’s roads and other infrastructure, will spend an eye-watering QR18.8bn for projects this year.
In a huge discovery, research team unearths the country’s earliest Islamic period site

In a huge discovery, research team unearths the country’s earliest Islamic period site

A combined team of student archaeologists has unearthed Qatar’s earliest Islamic period site, which is also one of the earliest in the entire Gulf region.
Qatar’s famed health system has been ranked as the fifth best in the world

Qatar’s famed health system has been ranked as the fifth best in the world

A recent survey has underlined Qatar’s superiority in the field of health and medicine, ranking it as the fifth best in the world and the very best in the Middle East.
HH The Amir and Austrian leaders discuss ways to enhance ties between the nations

HH The Amir and Austrian leaders discuss ways to enhance ties between the nations

HH The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who was on a two-day visit to Austria, met top leaders and oversaw the signing of several Memorandums of Understanding.
Qatar first in Gulf to sign Air Transport Agreement with EU

Qatar first in Gulf to sign Air Transport Agreement with EU

Qatar and the European Union initialled a comprehensive air transport agreement at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on Monday.
WATCH: Colorful kites to adorn Doha skies with Aspire’s kite festival

WATCH: Colorful kites to adorn Doha skies with Aspire’s kite festival

More than 80 international kite flyers will compete in Aspire's International Kite Festival this year which opens this Wednesday!
After AFC Asian Cup triumph, Qatari clubs in focus at Asian Champions League

After AFC Asian Cup triumph, Qatari clubs in focus at Asian Champions League

With the AFC Asian Champions League set to kick off today, Qatari clubs will be in the spotlight as they try to emulate the success of their national team on the continental stage.
Traders and businesses give the cold shoulder to the UAE’s offer to ease shipping ban

Traders and businesses give the cold shoulder to the UAE’s offer to ease shipping ban

The move by ports in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to ease the shipping ban on Qatar has been given the cold shoulder by local traders, who already operate well-oiled alternative shipping routes.
Centara makes its Qatar debut in Doha

Centara makes its Qatar debut in Doha

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading hotel operator. Its 68 properties span all major Thai destinations plus the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, China, Oman and Qatar.
It is difficult to judge reason behind UAE’s offer to co-host World Cup, says official

It is difficult to judge reason behind UAE’s offer to co-host World Cup, says official

Qatar’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lulwah Rashid Al Khater has reacted with caution to UAE’s ‘offer’ of helping Qatar organise an expanded FIFA World Cup in 2022.
Qatar’s Education Ministry lays down strict criteria for fee hikes in private schools

Qatar’s Education Ministry lays down strict criteria for fee hikes in private schools

Constant fee hikes by private schools in the country may soon be a distant memory as the country’s education ministry lays down strict rules for the same.
Qatar once again condemns Saudi Arabia’s issuance of unilateral ‘terror lists’

Qatar once again condemns Saudi Arabia’s issuance of unilateral ‘terror lists’

Ever since the start of the illegal siege, Saudi Arabia has been issuing unilateral ‘terror lists’ against Qatar, which is a violation of international law and the United Nations Charter.
Unconditional dialogue is still the best solution to GCC crisis, reiterates Qatar

Unconditional dialogue is still the best solution to GCC crisis, reiterates Qatar

Qatar has once again reiterated the fact that the only way to end the GCC crisis is for all nations to come together at the negotiation table without any preconditions.

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