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New envoys to Qatar call on prime minister

HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani yesterday met the Ambassadors of the Netherlands, the Philippines, Uruguay and South Korea to Qatar, Johannes Cornelius Maria, Crescente R Relacion, Jose Luis Remedi and Chang See-Jeong, respectively. The ambassadors called on the prime minister on the occasion [...]

Doha should compromise

Qatar’s transformation into one of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) -producers has taken place at breakneck speed. Over the past decade, the gas-rich Gulf state has invested more than $60bn in LNG projects and will spend another $35bn by the end of 2010, when its exports will reach 77 million tonnes a year. The projects boom [...]

UCQ students join fight against breast cancer

DOHA: Students of University of Calgary – Qatar (UCQ) have joined the legions of individuals, groups and organisations around the world in the fight against breast cancer. A group of UCQ students organised a special registration and presentation about the upcoming ‘Walk of Life’ that will take place in Doha October 30. Think Pink Qatar is [...]

Berri in Doha talks

HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani receiving Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri in Doha yesterday. They reviewed bilateral ties as well as issues of mutual interest. The meeting was attended by Advisory Council Speaker HE Mohamed bin Mubarak al-Kholeifi, director of the Arab Affairs [...]

Williams focused on Doha after defeat in China

SERENA Williams insisted reclaiming the world number one spot was the last thing on her mind after crashing out of the China Open in the third round. The American takes over the top spot on Monday after Dinara Safina's shock second round exit to Shuai Zhang in Beijing. But Williams looked far from imperious in defeat to Russian 13th seed Nadia [...]

Bringing global experience to Doha

Having spent my childhood and youth in Qatar, I always thought while growing up that I would have to leave my country for a number of years, not just for my professional career, but also for my education. As I grew up in Doha it seemed to be an accepted truth that my peers and I, all students at the Scientific School, would be expected, if not [...]

Doha Bank offers ‘green’ credit card

Doha Bank, in association with Visa Inc, has launched the ‘Go-Green Visa’ credit card. The environment-friendly credit card is a first for the region, the bank said yesterday.The Go-Green Visa credit card is manufactured from ‘bio-degradable material and the cardholders are able to manage their accounts electronically.’ E-statements reduce [...]

QATAR’S 8KM LONG SHOPPING MALL COMING TO DOHASHOPAHOLICS GET READY!

Qatar is going to get a new shopping mall that's a whopping 8km's long! That's right, 900,000 m2 of glorious floor space. Thats the equivalent of 110 football fields. The Barwa Commercial Avenue is going to cost US $1.7bn (over QR6bn) and is expected to finish mid 2012. The project will be built by German firm Hochtief Construction and will also [...]

The demise of the dollar

In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving [...]

India, Pak stars set for action

After a highly successful ‘Friendship Hockey Festival 2008’ between two international teams from India and Pakistan, field hockey returns to Qatar in January next year, with organisers promising more teams and much more excitement. Qatar Hockey Federation (QHF) said the ‘Qatar Hockey Carnival’ to be held in January 2010 will feature [...]

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