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January 21, 2017

When I tell people I am about to visit Qatar, the response is always the same: a confused look, followed by: “Is that near Dubai”?

A small country in the Persian Gulf, Qatar is often overlooked in favour of its larger Middle Eastern neighbours. With a total land area of just under 4,500 square miles, it is the third-smallest"...


Qatar Red Crescent trains CHS students in disaster management
January 21, 2017
Some 24 students from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies’ Centre for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS) have benefited from Qatar Red Crescent Society’s (QRCS) recent basic disaster management course.
Relief experts and QRCS volunteers trained the master’s students with basic skills on humanitarian action in conflict and disaster zones.
The course is part of the students’ academic study under a memorandum of understanding on training...
Ferrari Qatar ‘accelerates’ driving experience with new GTC4Lusso
January 21, 2017
Alfardan Sports Motors, the official importer of Ferrari in Qatar, has announced exclusive test drives for clients to experience the brand-new GTC4Lusso that has just arrived in the market.
The four-seater marks a ‘revolutionary advancement’ in the sporting Grand Tourer concept by integrating rear-wheel steering with four-wheel drive for the first time, to offer an ‘exceptional sporty performance’, according to a statement.
The GTC4Lusso made...
HBKU Press study highlights factors for students’ success
January 21, 2017
A recent study in the Near and Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education, published by Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press’s (HBKU Press), highlights academic advising in pre-university and early university years as one of the biggest factors in determining the success of university students in Qatar.
The journal is one of the many peer-reviewed, open access journals published by HBKU Press and hosted on on various subjects that help...
January 21, 2017
Parents should educate their children on the value of money and the importance of savings, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has advised.
The MEC, while issuing a series of tips on teaching youngsters the principles of investment, has highlighted that parents can develop their children’s personality and hone their skills by providing them with regular pocket money since childhood and teaching them how to use it properly.
The advisory aims to inculcate financial literacy in children, promote their economic behaviour and enable them to manage their future lives independently...

January 21, 2017
HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari, adviser at the Emiri Diwan and Qatar’s candidate for the post of director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural (Unesco) has met a number of senior officials in Mexico as part of his current tour of the Caribbean and the South American continent.
The Qatari candidate for Unesco met the Mexican Secretary of Culture Maria Cristina Cepeda.
Talks during the meeting dealt with the importance of cultural diplomacy between cultures as well as the threats to the World Heritage as a result of conflicts and wars.
HE Dr al-Kuwari...