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Qatar eases registration procedures for NGOs

June 16, 2010
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Qatar has simplified registration procedures for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and private and professional associations. The State Cabinet, on the recommendations of the Minister of Social Affairs, can approve the formation of an NGO or a private or professional association even if it does not fully the provisions of the law regulating them. NGOs are...
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Qatar’s Emir responds to Saudi wish and pardons people imprisoned for plotting state coup in 1996

May 25, 2010
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Qatar’s Emir Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani has pardoned an undisclosed number of people accused of plotting a state coup in 1996, the Qatari News Agency (QNA) reported on Tuesday evening. “His Highness the Amir has pardoned a number of people who were held in relation with the failed coup to undermine security...
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Qatar has highest Filipino labour market growth rate in the Gulf

April 25, 2010
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The highest Filipino labour market growth rate in the Gulf region is in Qatar, an official has said. “The number of Filipino workers has seen a significant growth in the past few years and their population in Qatar is estimated at 250,000, the third largest among expatriates,” Labour Attache in Qatar Arturo Sodusta said....
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Qatar’s mushrooming nameless streets to be given official appellations

April 24, 2010
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Qatar’s mushrooming, but nameless streets, open public grounds, parks and avenues are to be given official appellations under a new scheme promoted by the Central Municipal Council (CMC). An ad-hoc panel to be formed by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning will be tasked with finding apt names for streets and public...
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Airport shut down cancels Qatari Emir’s visit to Germany

April 19, 2010
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Qatar’s Emir Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani has postponed a visit to Germany scheduled for April 18-20 because of the shutting down of European airports. No new date for the visit was given by Qatar News Agency (QNA). However, the official news agency said that the Emir had given instructions to offer assistance...
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Qatar delays plan to scrap its visa-on-arrival facility for nationals of 33 countries

April 19, 2010
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Qatar’s May 1 plan to scrap its visa-on-arrival facility for nationals of 33 countries, including the US and the UK, has been delayed. Qatar last month announced plans that it would change the rule and apply a visa reciprocity system that would affect the nationals of countries that did not offer Qataris visas upon...
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South Korea to hold cultural week in Qatar to contribute to the celebrations of Doha as 2010 Arab Capital of Culture

April 13, 2010
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South Korea will hold a cultural week in Qatar to contribute to the celebrations of Doha as the 2010 Arab Capital of Culture. South Korean Ambassador in Doha Chang See-jeong said that the cultural festivities would start on October 11 and would include a Korean food festival to introduce South Korean cuisine to the...
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Working from home dream turning into reality for Qatari women

April 12, 2010
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Qatari women will be able to work from home under a new scheme promoted by the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQatar) and Qatar Telecom (Qtel). “The pilot project offers jobs that women can do from their homes. The purpose is to empower women who often face challenges in balancing the competing...
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Qatari diplomat was “on official embassy mission, not engaged in any dangerous activity”

April 8, 2010
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Qatar’s ambassador to the US has warned against reckless judgements and assumptions, saying that the Qatari diplomat held by the US for suspicious behaviour was on an official diplomatic mission and not engaged in any dangerous activity.  “We respect the necessity of special security precautions involving air travel, but this diplomat was travelling to...
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Women expatriates in Qatar can now sponsor their husbands and children

April 7, 2010
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Women expatriates on independent work visas can now sponsor their husbands and children, Qatari media reported on Wednesday. “The new sponsorship law allows women workers to sponsor their families. Earlier, only female expatriate working for Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and the Ministry of Education were allowed to sponsor their families,” a senior labour official...
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