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54 min ago | Dear Kitty

Women workers jailed by Qatar dictatorship

The "widespread" practice of confiscating low-income workers' passports in Qatar has left hundreds languishing for up to a year in the Gulf state's deportation centre, the Guardian has learned.

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1 hr ago | Reuters

Saudi prince says Gulf states must balance threat from Iran

A senior member of Saudi Arabia's royal family said on Wednesday that Gulf states should work on acquiring nuclear know-how to balance any threat from Iran.

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4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Qatar says dispute with Gulf neighbours 'over'

Kuwaiti first Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah arrives to attend the 130th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh on March 4, 2014.

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4 hrs ago | The Peninsula

Qatar Academy Workshop tells parents to embrace new tec...

DOHA: A Qatar Academy Al Wakra workshop sent out a clear message that parents must embrace new media technology and consider it as tool for imparting education to children.

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8 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

Should GCC states take Qatar's charm offensive seriously?

There might not have been a better opportunity for Qatar to find its way back to the bosom of its neighbors than the last GCC foreign ministers meeting in Riyadh.

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9 hrs ago | Emirates News Agency

OIC Secretary General receives Ambassador of Qatar

WAM JEDDAH, 23rd April, 2014 -- The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation , Iyad Ameen Madani, received in his office the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Bin Thamer Al Thani, who presented his credentials as representative of his country to the OIC.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Daily Mail

Report finds women domestic workers in Qatar exposed to appalling...

Father's fury as his terrified children, aged two and six, are forced to undergo FULL-BODY pat-downs by TSA agents Devastated wife of father-of-two killed in vicious SWAN ATTACK sues lake owner for failing to consider the dangers of keeping territorial birds on the water Now who's the dummy? Student kicked in the head by train conductor set to earn ... (more)

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The Peninsula

Qatar bourse index touches historic high

By Satish Kanady DOHA: Qatar's bourse surged to its highest closing level ever, breaking its main index record yesterday on the back of a tenacious stock rally for six sessions in a row.

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The Peninsula

MPHC posts QR463.8m net profit

DOHA: Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Company , a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum and one of the region's premier diversified petrochemical conglomerates, delivered an impressive net profit of QR463.8m for the first quarter of 2014 .

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Marine News

BMT, Ares Deliver Luxury Passenger Ferries

BMT Nigel Gee , a subsidiary of BMT Group, and Ares Shipyard announced that the first two boats of a series of eight luxury passenger ferries destined for Qatar, have been completed and delivered to the customer.

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Al Bawaba

And Finally! Doha's new airport finally set to open on May 27 after missing previous deadlines

Qatar's new Hamad International Airport will open to all airlines, including the country's national carrier, at the end of May, according to a circular issued by the country's Civil Aviation Authority , Doha News reported.

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The Peninsula

Rota honours Adult Literacy instructors

DOHA: Reach Out To Asia recognised the achievements of Education City's low-skilled workers and volunteer student tutors who participated in Rota's Adult English Literacy Programme, during a recent reflection event at the Education City Student Centre.

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Al Bawaba

HMC Offers Health Advice during Dust Storms

Hamad Medical Corporation has advised Qatar residents to follow the necessary precautions to ensure they remain unaffected by dust storms as the summer months approach.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Peninsula

Sweden to open embassy in Qatar

DUBAI: Sweden will open an embassy in Doha next month, thereby increasing the number of embassies in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to four.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Analysts: Ransom helps militant group in Syria pay for 4-front war

The French government has denied that it paid a ransom for the journalists, who were kidnapped in two separate incidents last summer.

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New Yorker

Richard Serra in the Qatari Desert

Richard Serra's new sculpture, "East-West/West-East," is a set of four standing steel plates rolled in Germany, shipped via Antwerp, and offloaded, trucked, and craned into place in the middle of the western Qatari desert.

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GPB.org

For Extremists In Syria, Extortion Brings Piles Of Cash From Iraq

Rebel fighters inspect the wreckage of a Syrian army helicopter after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, allegedly destroyed it in March in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

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The Peninsula

Ikea plans to roll out more products soon

Doha: Ikea, which has completed a year in Qatar, has seen positive response from consumers.

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AME Info

Qatar's economy forecast to grow the most among GCC countries

The Professional Makeup Artist is responsibilities Demonstrating and implementing a practical understanding of lighting, the photographic process, colours and the impact of special effects/make e up processes on the skin; Understand the needs of each presenter/ guest to meet perspectives before doing actual styling.

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Al Bawaba

Columbia University Architecture Delegation Gains Insight into Education City

The graduate student and faculty visit aimed to cultivate a deeper understanding of Doha's extraordinary urban environment within the scale and scope of the architectural expansion underway at Qatar Foundation Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development recently hosted a delegation from Columbia University in the City of New ... (more)

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