Investigation launched into murder of Indian expat in Qatar

Police investigating murder of Indian expat reportedly killed by friend

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Qatar police have opened an investigation into the case of a 26-year-old man who was reportedly killed by his friend last week, a representative of the Indian embassy has confirmed to Doha News.

Shanthi Shyam Krishnan Nair, a 43-year-old man who worked as an air-conditioning employee in Qatar, reportedly struck colleague Mohammed Rizwan ul Haq with an iron rod at their company accommodation in…

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Qatar foreign minister: Gulf differences have come to an end

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In Qatar’s first public remarks about a GCC-wide agreement signed last week, a senior official has said a dispute between his country and three of its neighbors has been resolved.

Speaking to reporters in Kuwait, Foreign Minister Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah said:

“The statement issued in Riyadh on April 17 was clear … For the brothers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the dispute is…

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VIDEO: Qatar Cancer Society - Generosity is its own reward

In an effort to break locals taboo about discussion of life-threatening diseases, the Qatar Cancer Society has partnered with Resolution Productions to raise awareness about the illness with a new video.

Titled “Generosity is its Own Reward,” the two-minute video began airing on Qatar Television yesterday, and will continue to run for the next three months.

It centers…

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Qatar court releases gas blast defendants from jail pending verdict

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With reporting from Riham Sheble

Four men on trial in Qatar following the deaths of 11 people in a recent deadly gas explosion appeared in court this morning for the first hearing in their criminal case.

During the hearing, lawyers for the defendants, who are reportedly being charged with negligence, requested more time to prepare for the trial. They also asked that their charges be released…

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Five things to do in Qatar this weekend (April 24 to 26)

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From movie screenings to football tournament semi-finals to a concert in the desert, there are lots of things Qatar residents can look forward to checking out this weekend. Here are our latest picks:

White night at the desert

Arabian Adventures Qatar is hosting a desert campfeaturing the Doha String Quartet and Moroccan singer Abderrahim Mouissi on April 25 at Khor al Udaid from 6 to 9pm. The…

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Amnesty urges Qatar to fight domestic worker abuse with ‘bold reforms’

Amnesty urges Qatar to fight domestic worker abuse with ‘bold reforms’

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The system governing domestic workers in Qatar is broken beyond repair and should be revamped to ensure these women’s rights are protected, a new 63-page report from Amnesty International asserts.

Titled “My sleep is my break: Exploitation of migrant domestic workers in Qatar,” the report is the most recent and comprehensive look on the subject. It presents a grim view of how maids, nannies and…

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Ashghal announces ambitious year-long overhaul of C Ring Road

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One of Qatar’s most vital and congested roads will be revamped in four phases over the next year, with construction on the first phase starting May 1, the country’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced.

Some 6.3km of C Ring Road, starting with Umm Ghuwailina (VIP) Roundabout and ending with the Ramada Junction, will be overhauled to increase road capacity on C Ring by 25 percent.

The…

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Pearl developer UDC sells land plots to unnamed ‘strategic partner’

Pearl developer UDC to sell 47 plots on island to unnamed ‘strategic partner’

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The United Development Company (UDC), which develops and manages the Pearl-Qatar, has signed a deal to sell 47 undeveloped plots of land to an unidentified “strategic partner.”

The sale – valued at more than $398 million (QR1.5 billion) – gives the unnamed company 103,000sqm of land in the undeveloped Costa Malaz area.

According to the Pearl’s official website, this section of the island is…

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You’re invited: Doha News community meet-up

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Dear friends, fans and followers,

To mark our fifth anniversary as a local news service in Qatar, we are holding a community meet-up on Saturday, May 3. During this event, we plan to share some exciting news, offer some giveaways and gain feedback from our community.

The meet-up will be held at the Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel (Al Silia Ballrooms 1 and 2) next Saturday, May 3rd, from 5pm to 7pm.

The…

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