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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 [...]

Clinton Foundation admits it didn’t notify State Department of $1 million Qatar gift

Clinton Foundation admits it didn’t notify State Department of $1 million Qatar gift

The Clinton Foundation has said it accepted a $1 million gift from the Qatari government without notifying the State Department that it had done so, an apparent violation of an ethics agreement Hillary Clinton signed when she became Secretary of State in 2009. Under the terms of the agreement, Clinton promised the foundation would notify the [...]

Road Warrior: The business of travel

Road Warrior: The business of travel

Congratulations to the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs in Cork as it celebrates the opening of its newly reconstructed ballroom, meeting and event facility. It has invested €3.2 million from the Dalata Hotel Group in the new space, which is expected to be a great addition to Cork. It is expected that 30 additional jobs will be created, while the [...]

What you need to know about Msheireb Museums in Qatar

What you need to know about Msheireb Museums in Qatar

Four museums that chart Qatar’s ongoing transition from a sleepy pearl-diving town to an emerging world city are now fully open to the public. The restored heritage houses are in the heart of the Msheireb Downtown project, and capture the massive changes Qatar has gone through in the last century. They delve on topics like slavery, [...]

Qatari cycling event foreshadows 2022 World Cup strains

Qatari cycling event foreshadows 2022 World Cup strains

Competitors at a world cycling competition in Qatar this month may have enjoyed the hospitality but they also struggled in a swirl of heat, wind, dust and humidity. If the presence of such top cyclists as Peter Sagan and Marc Cavendish for the UCI Road World Championships fed the Gulf state's ambitions of becoming an international sporting [...]

Qatar Airways inspires world explorers to live their dreams

Qatar Airways inspires world explorers to live their dreams

DOHA: Qatar Airways’ enormously popular Travel Festival is back, giving travellers across the world the opportunity to enjoy dream deals to inspiring places – as well as having the chance to win fantastic prizes. From 29 August to 5 September 2016, the Qatar Airways Travel Festival will take travellers to some of the world’s favourite [...]

Italy Lands Largest Ever Naval Export Deal from Qatar

Italy Lands Largest Ever Naval Export Deal from Qatar

NEW YORK: Sweden is conducting tests to put the country’s land registry system on blockchain, the underlying technology supporting the digital currency bitcoin, the Swedish Land Registry said on Thursday. The Scandinavian country is working on the project with Swedish blockchain company ChromaWay, consulting firm Kairos Future, and [...]

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