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Ramadan recap: Looking back at Ramadan 2017 in Qatar

ILQ brings you a highlight reel of Ramadan in Qatar! From delicious Iftars and Suhoors and whirling dervishes, to Garangao festivities and more! Read on to learn more and watch the video!

A song for Qatar: How ‘One Nation’ is a call to action, unity

What began as a collaborative musical project with more than half a dozen of Qatar’s most renowned musicians and artists, unexpectedly took on new meaning in light of the June 5 diplomatic fallout between Qatar and it’s GCC neighbours. Spearheaded by composer and songwriter Dana Alfardan and recorded at Katara Studios, ‘One Nation’ featuring Essa Al Kubaisi and Fahad Al-Kubaisi, is an uplifting reminder of art’s powerful message. ILQ learns more! 

Qatar crisis: Blockading countries issue list of 13 demands

Earlier today, the Arab nations that blockaded Qatar for three weeks without an official explanation have finally issued their list of demands. Read on to find out what they are. 

Qatar: standing strong and staying positive through the crisis.

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. 

The ILQ Test Drive tries Made in Qatar products!

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.

What you need to know as Qatar's diplomatic crisis enters its second week

Over a week after several countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, some are taking sides while a few others are calling for peace and a resolution to the crisis in the region. Give us a click to read more about what has been happening in the past three days. Also, we'll be keeping you constantly in the loop on new developments as they happen, and keep checking back every other day for our full brief of all need-to-know updates on the crisis. 


Why the Qatar vs. South Korea World Cup Qualifier is a game-changer for Qatar

Qatar produced the goods and re-opened the Russian box at last night’s match – but boss Fossati quits. ILQ’s sports analyst John Hunt has the insights.

Look at what the World did for Qatar! MUST WATCH

FRESH VIDEO: Look at what the world did for Qatar!

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We called and the world answered. From throughout the country and across the globe, people have sent in their video submissions to ILQ expressing their solidarity for this nation that many of us call home -- Qatar.

Watch as faces young and old, near and far, share their feelings, hopes, and support for Qatar in its time of need. Qatar, we stand with you.

Qatari Narratives: How the Gulf dispute impacts the lives of ordinary people

In a heartfelt opinion feature, Ali Al-Ansari weighs in on the current Gulf rift effecting Qatar and its residents. Read on to find out more about what he has to say.

Why Garangao is one of Ramadan’s most one-of-a-kind celebrations

Marking the mid-way point of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Garangao is one of the more unique Gulf traditions, where festivities, games, gifts, and treats for children are doled out to celebrate their achievement at fasting. ILQ’s Rumana Shaikh breaks down the Top 5 customs of Garangao , which will fall on Friday, June 9, 2017, and tells you which activities you can look forward to this weekend!


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