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As mentioned in our previous news for the pakistan flood, the donations are very weak for the Pakistani muslim brothers. Aspecially in this holy month of Ramadan, Pakistani victims expect a record donation from the Muslim-Arab World. But the reports says that the humanity within the muslim world is getting weaker. Please help Pakistan. We […]

A senior United Nations official has called on the global community to urgently step up its response to the floods that have struck Pakistan. Louis-George Arsenault, director of emergency operations for Unicef in New York, described the lack of support as “quite extraordinary”. The humanitarian crisis was the largest “in decades”, he warned. Mr Arsenault […]

Qatar aid for Pakistan

An official looking at aid materials on board an aircraft that left Doha for Pakistan. A Lekhwaya Search and Rescue team was on the flight. The aircraft carried tons of food, medical and relief materials to be distributed among the displaced people in the flood-stricken country.

Turkish State Minister Selma Aliye Kavaf held a series of talks in Qatar on Saturday. Minister Kavaf, who is currently in Qatari capital Doha as the formal guest of Amir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, met with the country’s Minister of Culture & Heritage Hamad bin Abd al-Aziz Al-Kawari. During the meeting, Kavaf said that Istanbul, […]

Qatar has become part of the international campaign to rush relief aid to Haiti, which is reeling from a devastating earthquake that struck the Caribbean island nation on Tuesday. Qatar sent a strategic transport aircraft (C-17) to Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, loaded with 50tonnes of urgent relief materials to those affected in the quake-hit country

The Qatari Institution for Child and Woman Protection is tasked with the role of providing effective protection to women and children. An interview with Farida Al-Obaidly, General Director of the organisation. What are the major objectives of the Qatari Institution for Child and Woman Protection? The institution aims at the follwoing: 1 Assistance in the […]

Qatar population put at 1,580,050

The population of Qatar till Monday is 1,580,050, according to statistics released by Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA) yesterday. These data represent the number of individuals of all ages (Qataris and non-Qataris) within the state on Monday, excluding Qataris and residents who were outside the borders of the State at the time of the statement monitoring. […]

Maternity entitlements in Qatar

As the number of women in the Qatar workforce increases, it is important for employers as well as female employees to understand the laws relating to maternity leave and entitlements (together referred to here as “maternity entitlements”). In Qatar, minimum maternity entitlements are primarily set out in two different laws – the Labour Law (Law […]

Official holiday on December 17

December 17, 2009, will be the official holiday to mark the assumption of power by Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani, instead of December 18 since it is a weekend. This came in a circular issued yesterday by HE the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Nasser bin Mohamed bin Abdul Aziz al-Thani.

The number of internet users in Qatar is expected to cross 351,000 by the end of 2009, according to recent industry reports. This spur the growth of business opportunities across the country’s IT spectrum. In line with this, NETGEAR, a leading networking solutions provider, has launched its new series of versatile wireless routers, which have […]