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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 [...]

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, [...]

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