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Afghanis to seek elusive peace at new dialogue on July 7

Afghanis to seek elusive peace at new dialogue on July 7

Germany and Qatar will co-host an intra Afghan dialogue on July 7-8 to support the peace process in Afghanistan. The dialogue will be held in the Qatari capital Doha in “the wake of unwavering ferocity across Afghanistan as war even further intensified between Afghan forces and the Taliban fighters,” Afghani media reported. Both Germany and […]

Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera to cut 500 jobs

Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera to cut 500 jobs

On its 20th anniversary, Broadcaster Al-Jazeera said on Sunday that it is to shed around 500 jobs, most of them at its Qatar headquarters, as part of a “workforce optimisation initiative”. Al-Jazeera said that after a management review it was “expected that around 500 positions worldwide will be impacted, the majority of which are in […]

Tents could house 2022 World Cup fans in Qatar

Tents could house 2022 World Cup fans in Qatar

Despite Qatar spending billions to upgrade infrastructure and build hotels, thousands could camp under canvas in desert close to stadiums, as organisers believe this to be a more creative way for Qatar to meet FIFA requirements. Their World Cup bid in 2010 said it would create more than 55,000 rooms, but authorities said in January […]

Gulf states warn its citizens in Lebanon, express solidarity with Saudi Arabia

Gulf states warn its citizens in Lebanon, express solidarity with Saudi Arabia

Qatar became the latest Gulf state to follow the example of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in urging their citizens to avoid travel to Lebanon for safety reasons, their state news agencies reported. Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Manama issued statements on Tuesday 23rd February calling on their citizens not to travel […]

Qatar bans Disney’s Snow White storybook

Qatar bans Disney’s Snow White storybook

A book based on Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has reportedly been removed from a Qatari private school’s library after it was deemed to contain “indecent” illustrations. The book was an abridged version of the story, part of Penguin Kids series. Officials from Qatar’s supreme education council were said to have intervened after […]

Qatar bans the Danish Girl from cinemas

Qatar bans the Danish Girl from cinemas

Qatar authorities have banned cinemas from showing The Danish Girl, a film which tells the story of a transgendered artist who undergoes one of the world’s first sex change operations. Following a backlash online, when one viewer complained of its ‘moral depravity’, the film was pulled from cinemas. The film had started to be screened in the capital […]

“Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” banned in Egypt, UAE, and Saudi Arabia

“Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” banned in Egypt, UAE, and Saudi Arabia

Egypt became the third Arab country to ban Qatari website”Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” website operated from London, after Saudi Arabia and UAE. Saudi Arabia and UAE had previously announced they’d be banning and blocking the website accusing it of “spreading lies and distorting facts in news dealing with affairs in the two countries.” “Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” announced on […]

Major news in Qatar on Jun 5

<Top N> Major news in Qatar on Jun 5

Top news in <QNA>: HH the Emir Condoles Nigerian President on Plane Crash Victims news@theasian.asia

Major news in Qatar on May 29

<Top N> Major news in Qatar on May 29

Top news in <Al Jazeera>: Egypt protesters storm Shafiq’s Cairo office news@theasian.asia

Major news in Qatar on May 22

<Top N> Major news in Qatar on May 22

Top news in <Al Jazeera>: NATO endorses Afghan exit plan news@theasian.asia

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