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Qatar:Employers have been urged not to terminate employees while on leave

Recently, there have been several attempts by Qatar to make its laws more labour-friendly. A labour law came into effect recently and it has made...

Qatar:Retail shops now can renew licence ‘immediately’

In a major initiative aimed at reducing the wait time for retail shops to renew their commercial licenses, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce...

HMC ambulance service communication centre reaccredited

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)'s Ambulance Service Medical Communication Centre has been reaccredited as an Accredited Centre of Excellence (ACE) by the International Academy of...

Indian jeweller’s designs catch attention of collectors

An Indian jeweller, whose repertoire includes precious stones and white and yellow gold jewellery, caught the attention of many serious collectors at the Doha...

Karolina Pliskova wins Qatar Total Open 2017

Amid great fanfare and not much rain, the 2017 Qatar Open concluded on Saturday at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex. Caroline Wozniacki and Karolina...

Qatar records coldest February since 1962

This month is turning out to be the coldest February on record in Qatar since 1962. The Met department informed in a tweet that the...

Do regular check ups of your vehicles and save big on fuel bills

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has set out to educate the public about the importance of regular maintenance of motor vehicles and...

Improved Traffic Safety Systems in Qatar

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) is set to inaugurate a traffic control room this year to link all the radar and speed cameras across...

Know the country that’s safest from natural disasters? That’s right, it’s Qatar!

It has only been a few days since a lot of panicky WhatsApp messages went back and forth about a 10M-high tsunami about to...

House rents in Qatar expected to drop by as much as 30% soon

Everyone knows that there is low demand and an oversupply of residential units in the market at present. While real estate companies have refused to...

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