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How Wa’hab is tackling food waste in Qatar while feeding those in need

Ramadan is the month of giving, and in the latest episode of our foodie series with Mama Baba Ganoush, we’re spending an evening of volunteerism at Wa’hab – Qatar’s newest social enterprise that gives surplus food to those in need. So give us a click to watch!

US 'mystified' over Gulf states' position towards Qatar

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Claimed grievances against Qatar are still not listed, prompting 'more doubts' about reasons behind Gulf rift, US says.

The ILQ Test Drive tries Made in Qatar products!

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What food shortage!? In our latest episode of the ILQ Test Drive the team tries Qatari products! There are a lot more than you might think. This is one of our more special episodes where we spotlight Qatari culture and homegrown produce.

Emir visits site of upcoming National Museum of Qatar

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HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani has visited the site of the upcoming National Museum of Qatar. During his visit, HH the Emir was taken on a tour of the site by H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums and Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al Mahmoud, Chief Executive Officer and Special Advisor to H.E. The Chairperson.

Qatar: standing strong and staying positive through the crisis.

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Qatar has kept its head held high and stayed true to its values throughout the diplomatic fallout and continues to do so with support from around the world. Read more about the positive attitude amidst this crisis. 

How #DariQatar brings the country together!

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A wonderful initiative by DFI and QTA brings together Qatar's community in all its diversity, showcasing its values, experiences, hopes and dreams. Watch #DariQatar, a documentary made with clips sent by residents of the country! 

ILQ’s inspired summer reading list 2017

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Are you cool for the summer with a good book? Books are what gets us through the slow, hot months in Qatar, and ILQ has gathered a list of ones perfect for the end of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, and to last you through ‘til September! Click here to check out our top picks!


Qatar will not give up: Dr. Khalid Al Shafi

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Leading journalists of the country last night unanimously observed that blockade imposed against Qatar by three Gulf countries had backfired miserably failing in creating any negative impact on Qatar and its economy.

Longest day of year tomorrow

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Tomorrow will be the longest day of the year, marking the Summer Solstice when the sun will be exactly vertical to the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere. 

How one Qatar-based author is bringing the story of Eid Al-Fitr to the world

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When Doha-based expat Omer Naqi sat down to write his first children’s book, little did he know that an international road-show was in the cards. The idea behind the My Eid Mubarak Storybook was one of celebration and education and, after a recent Ramadan book reading at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, ILQ sat down with Naqi to learn more about its impact.