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Doha Metro ‘among fastest driverless trains’

Doha Metro ‘among fastest driverless trains’

The Doha Metro, with capabilities to reach speeds of 100 km per hour, will be one of the fastest driverless trains in the world and the fastest in the region, a report said. “In total, 75 trains – consisting of three cars, one of which will be for Gold and Family Class and two for Standard class – will be delivered to Doha Metro. Gold [...]

Production begins at major solar plant

Production begins at major solar plant

At the end of March, Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) – a joint venture (JV) between Qatar Solar (a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation), Germany’s SolarWorld AG and Qatar Development Bank – announced that the first polysilicon had been produced at its new production plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City, 80 km north of Doha. Polysilicon is a [...]

Solar Gaining Traction In Oil-Rich Qatar

Solar Gaining Traction In Oil-Rich Qatar

At the end of March, Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) – a joint venture (JV) between Qatar Solar (a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation), Germany’s SolarWorld AG and Qatar Development Bank – announced that the first polysilicon had been produced at its new production plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City, 80 km north of Doha. Polysilicon is a [...]

Secretary Mathis: Time To Get Tough On Qatar

Secretary Mathis: Time To Get Tough On Qatar

What Secretary of Defense Jim Mathis didn’t say... is echoing across the Middle East tonight. Earlier today, April 22, Mathis met with Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Qatar’s Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah in Doha. In a readout of the meeting released by the Pentagon, Mathis did not mention Qatar’s funding and [...]

26 hostages, including Qatar royals, freed in bargain

26 hostages, including Qatar royals, freed in bargain

BAGHDAD Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity, including members of its ruling family, in what became possibly the region's most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years. Several people with knowledge of the talks and a person involved in the negotiations said the [...]

Kidnapped Qatari hunting party of 26 ‘freed in Iraq’

Kidnapped Qatari hunting party of 26 ‘freed in Iraq’

A group of Qatari hunters - including members of the ruling family - have been freed 16 months after being kidnapped in Iraq, officials say. The Iraqi interior ministry said "all 26" were in Baghdad and would be handed over to a Qatari envoy. The hunters were abducted by gunmen in a desert area of Iraq near the Saudi border in December [...]

A team from Qatar University (QU) has won first place in Qatar National Research Fund’s (QNRF) 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Experience Programme (UREP) competition. The top 25% of projects completed in 2016 under the UREP – a key capacity-building programme of QNRF, which is part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development were selected [...]

ILO defers decision on whether to investigate Qatar on migrant abuses

NEW DELHI, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) has deferred a decision on whether to investigate Qatar for forced labour violations, giving the Gulf state until November to implement new labour reforms to improve migrant worker rights. Around 90 percent of the Arab state's 2.5 million population [...]

First Education Exchange Conference in May

First Education Exchange Conference in May

Under the patronage of H E Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahid Al Hammadi, Minister of Education & Higher Education, the first Education Exchange (EDEX) Conference will take place on May 9 - 10 at the Westin Doha Hotel and Spa. The conference will be organised by EdEX Qatar in partnership with the Ministry of Education & Higher Education and Qatar Chamber of [...]

Why everyone should fly Qatar Airways Business Class at least once in their life

One business class to rule them all, and to bring you to new levels of in-air pleasure…even on the longest flight in the world. Airports are stressful, loud places and airplanes are cramped cages where you’re trapped with screaming babies and coughing strangers just inches from your face. The food is industrial and bland, your feet will [...]

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