Expatriate, who had not gone home for more than a decade, dies

An Indian expatriate, who had not travelled home for more than a decade as he was caught up in the struggle to mobilise savings from odd jobs to marry off his five daughters, has died of heart attack.

Qatar population rises to 2,347,000

Qatar's population has grown by 2.5% compared to the figures for August, according to the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics.

US ‘clock boy’ Ahmed Mohamed to visit Qatar Foundation

Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old boy from Texas who achieved fame for making a clock and getting arrested and handcuffed for all the wrong reasons, has accepted an invitation to visit Qatar Foundation for Education

Private sector workers complain of not getting full Eid holidays

Several private sector employees have complained that they have not been granted the full number of holidays as sanctioned by the Qatar Labour Law for this Eid al-Adha.
The general grievance is that they are given only three days including Friday, their usual weekly day off.

200 Japan peace boat passengers tour Katara

A delegation of over 200 passengers on the board of Japanese peace boat visited the Cultural village Foundation – Katara.

Two young men drown at Dukhan beach

Two young men, including a Qatari, drowned at Dukhan beach while swimming, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported on Wednesday.

Qatar population crosses 2.34 million mark in June

Qatar’s population crossed the 2.34 million mark in June, the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics announced yesterday.

The population was 2.15 million in June 2014. In other words, more than 193,000 people entered the country in a year until last June.

Unemployed Qataris keen on English but not private jobs

Young unemployed Qataris hunting for jobs are keen to learn English and master computer skills, suggests a ministerial survey.

500 jobs for Qataris soon

Some 500 jobs are on offer in the private and other sectors for Qataris with different educational backgrounds but they must attend a rigorous six-month training programme and pass English language skill test to be able to grab those positions.

Fall in 'June-July population' this year less than in 2014

Qatar had a population of 2,120,129 at the end of last month, a drop of over 224,000 - or nearly 10% - from the 2,344,557 recorded in June, according to new figures released by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS).