71-year-old Qatari contracts MERS after visiting Saudi

The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) yesterday confirmed a new MERS-Middle East Respiratory Syndrome- case in Qatar, the first reported this year, after a gap of more than 10 months.

Safe driving urged as condolences pour in for Filipino victims

While condolences poured in on social media yesterday over the death of five Filipinos, including a one-year-old, in a car accident, many took the chance to remind motorists of safe driving.

Three killed in Corniche road crash

Three men were killed in a road traffic accident on the Doha Corniche Street yesterday.

One of the deceased was a Qatari and the other two were an Iranian and a Bahraini national, Arrayah said.

Qatar's top business leaders honoured

Qatar’s top business leaders have been recognised at the annual Arabian Business Qatar Awards, held on Doha on Tuesday night.

Han-Na Chang resigns from Qatar Philharmonic

Conductor Han-Na Chang has resigned from her position as music director of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra the day after the orchestra’s Proms debut, citing ‘persistent administrative difficulties and irreconcilable artistic differences with the management’.

Egypt ex-President Morsi charged over Qatar files leak

Relations between Egypt and Qatar have been strained since the military ousted Mr Morsi in July 2013 after protests against his one-year rule.


Qatar supports the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group to which he belongs.


British human rights investigators disappear in Qatar, after being followed by plain clothes police

Two British human rights workers investigating the plight of migrant labourers constructing facilities for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup have disappeared and are feared to be held incommunicado by the Gulf state’s security forces.

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'Drunk' Belgium diplomat arrested for tearing face veil off a Qatari princess

This is an interesting article by the Daily Mail. On one hand there is the argument for freedom of expression and tolerance of all faiths and on the other hand a country has the right to impose laws that even guests most adhere to.

Actor Robin Williams found dead in apparent suicide

Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

CEO of DFI leaving his position after less than two years.

Abdulaziz Al-Khater is leaving his position as CEO of the Doha Film Institute, the Qatari government-backed cultural organization, after less than two years.