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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 [...]

Homes.pk a Homes website started in Pakistan

Homes.pk a Homes website started in Pakistan

Homes.pk is website about homes in Pakistan. This website includes information on new properties in pakistan, and other interesting section such as home buying decision making factors, interior architecture for wellness. In addition to that smart home technologies and how we can ourselves from hackers. Equipping homes with solar panels and new [...]

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 [...]

Qatar University project wins QNRF competition

Qatar University project wins QNRF competition

Qatar Airways welcomed Orbis Flying Eye Hospital to Doha with an official reception at Doha International Airport (DIA). The reception was attended by British ambassador Ajay Sharma, Bangladesh ambassador Ashud Ahmed, Qatar Fund for Development executive director Misfir Hamad al-Shahwani and other dignitaries and special guests. A welcome [...]

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 [...]

Qatar tops Arab region in Human Development Report 2016

Qatar tops Arab region in Human Development Report 2016

Qatar ranked first in the Arab region and 33rd globally in the Human Development Report 2016: Human Development for Everyone, issued by United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The report reveals the statistics of countries in the human development field and explains the progress Qatar witnessed in the areas of social, economic and [...]

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