FIFA official predicts 2022 World Cup will be moved out of Qatar

FIFA official predicts 2022 World Cup will be moved due to Qatar heat

A senior FIFA official made waves this afternoon after forecasting that Qatar would lose hosting rights to the 2022 World Cup because of its searing summer heat.

Speaking to German tabloid Bild, FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger said:

“I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar. Medics say that they cannot accept responsibility with a World…

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Health expert: Shame keeping addicts in Qatar from seeking treatment

HMC expert urges early support to help addicts

As part of an ongoing program to raise awareness of and reduce the stigma around mental illness in Qatar, a local medical expert has urged those suffering from addictions to seek help.

Early recognition of addictive behavior, along with professional support to help change the behavior and tackle the addiction, is the key to recovery, according to Dr. Majid Al-Abdulla, Consultant Psychiatrist…

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Prices of medicine in Qatar pharmacies slashed starting today

Consumers heading to a pharmacy in Qatar today should be in for a pleasant surprise at the cash register.

The cost of some 350 drugs was set to drop this morning following a government-mandated price cut that brings Qatar in line with other Gulf state’s medicine prices.

This summer, the Supreme Council of Healthissued a 27-page memo to local pharmacies that listed new retail and wholesale…

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Some 400 tons of waste added to Qatar’s landfills daily

Qatar dumps 400 tons of waste daily in landfill

Flies gather at a dumpster in a labor camp in Qatar’s As Sayliyah district. The kitchen is located only several meters away. Workers here say the garbage is rarely ever disposed of by city waste management workers.

Unable to cope with the rising amount of rubbish produced by Qatar’s rapidly expanding population, the country has been dumping some 400 tons of domestic waste into landfills daily.

This has prompted officials to consider opening a new waste management facility.

The last one was inaugurated in 2011, but the state-of-the-art domestic solid waste management center near Mesaieed is now operating…

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No changes coming to citizenship laws, Qatar tells UN

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In response to calls from several other countries at a recent United Nations session, Qatar has said it does not have any plans to grant full citizenship to the children of Qatari mothers and non-Qatari fathers.

Citizenship is passed down differently for male and female nationals in Qatar. Children with a Qatari father receive citizenship, but babies born to a Qatari mother and foreign father…

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QNB: Residential rents rising at fastest rate since ’08


A new report says there are no signs that Qatar’s red-hot real estate market will cool in the coming months as rents increase at the fastest pace in six years.

In a recent economic commentary report, Qatar National Bank Group said residential rents rose 7.9 percent year-over-year in August.

The report cited robust economic growth as the main reason, as Qatar’s many development projects are…

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Eight things to consider when buying a car in Qatar

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Photo for illustrative purposes only.

Due to an influx of new expats after the summer, September is a popular month for car-buying in Qatar.

Whether you’re getting a new vehicle or opting for one that’s been previously owned, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind when making your final decision. Here are some tips from a local auto expert to help you navigate the waters:

When it comes to new…

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Judge: FIFA ethics probe won’t result in re-vote of 2022 World Cup

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An ongoing investigation into corruption claims surrounding the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup bids will not result in stripping Russia or Qatar of their hosting rights, the judge in charge of the examination has said.

German Hans-Joachim Eckert said he only has the power to sanction individuals who are found guilty of bribery or corruption, and that any decision involving the host countries…

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All the world a stage for Qatar’s Souq Waqif bangle maker

For Mohammed Aslam Maniyar, the world is literally a stage. The 45-year-old spends his days performing atop a short platform in the heart of Qatar’s Souq Waqif, twirling copper, resin and glitter over hot coals.

Especially on weekends, a rapt audience of locals, tourists, aged hamalis, and inquisitive children watch in awe as he weaves the elements together into a thick, colorful bangle.


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