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Doha has confirmed it has taken legal action against companies in the country after migrant labourers launched a rare but peaceful protest against unpaid salaries.

Qatar's cabinet said those who violate its face mask regulations could face jail time or fines of $55,000, after the country registered a record number of coronavirus cases on Thursday.

Qatar expands coronavirus testing beyond locked down migrant workers

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Qatar expands coronavirus testing beyond locked down migrant workers

Qatar is assessing the coronavirus prevalence among its wider population by launching drive-through testing, expanding an initiative focused on its migrant worker population.

Injuries as Qatar Covid-19 tent clinics collapse in storm

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Injuries as Qatar Covid-19 tent clinics collapse in storm

Staff were injured after a storm hit makeshift coronavirus clinics made out of tents.

Qatar, Saudi Arabia compete to host 2030 Asian Games

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Qatar, Saudi Arabia compete to host 2030 Asian Games

Saudi Arabia's sporting rivalry with Qatar extends from political enmity that worsened in 2017 when Riyadh imposed a total blockade on Doha.

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Qatar flies to the rescue as coronavirus halts aviation

Qatar is drawing on the logistics baptism of fire it endured in 2017, when regional allies abruptly sealed borders to Qatari travellers, to repatriate thousands of stranded travellers.

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Asian World Cup qualifiers postponed over coronavirus fears

FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) agreed to reschedule the matches over fears of the deadly coronavirus.

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Qatar emir names new prime minister

Qatar's Emir has appointed a new prime minister following the resignation of veteran prime minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa ...

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Qatar abolishes exit visa system in 'milestone' labour reform

Qatar scrapped mandatory exit permits for migrant domestic staff and other groups on Thursday, as part of efforts to boost rights for guest ...

US football team cancels Qatar training over Iran-US escalation

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US football team cancels Qatar training over Iran-US escalation

The United States Soccer Federation has cancelled a training session in Qatar over escalating hostilities between Iran and the US in the Middle ...

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Five positives to take from 2019

Here are five stories that lifted our spirits in 2019.

Liverpool to compete in Qatar's Doha for international trophy

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Liverpool to compete in Qatar's Doha for international trophy

Liverpool will compete for this year's Club World Cup in Doha on Wednesday evening.

Russia banned from competing in Qatar <em>2022</em> <em>World</em> <em>Cup</em>

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Russia banned from competing in Qatar 2022 World Cup

"The blatant breach by the Russian authorities of Rusada’s reinstatement condition demanded a robust response. That is exactly what has been ...

Bangladesh shuts recruitment agencies after rampant Saudi abuse claims

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Bangladesh shuts recruitment agencies after rampant Saudi abuse claims

A government spokesman said that the agencies that were shut down had failed to provide safeguards to the migrant workers and in some cases sent ...

GCC summit move to Saudi Arabia made official

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GCC summit move to Saudi Arabia made official

It remains unclear why the Gulf Cooperation Council decided to move the location for next week's meeting from the UAE to Saudi Arabia.

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Qatar and UAE compete for Gulf Cup semi-final place

The two regional rivals will meet in the semi-finals of the Gulf Cup.

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Gulf Cup kicks-off in Qatar with 'football diplomacy' key

The tournament is being viewed as a way of helping mend ties between the Gulf nations but the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar continues.

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Qatar to sharply boost gas production

Qatar said it would sharply boost its liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, already the world's largest, based on a rise in its proven ...

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Saudi Arabia breaks Qatar blockade for Gulf Cup tournament

While the UAE stuck to the blockade, the Saudi national team flew directly from the kingdom to Doha.

Date set for Gulf <em>Cup</em> held in Qatar

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Date set for Gulf Cup held in Qatar

The attendance of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain at the Gulf Cup held in Qatar suggests to many that the Gulf crisis could be ...

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Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain confirm Gulf Cup attendance

The trio confirmed their attendance in official statements published by their football associations just over a week ahead of the tournament.

Bangladesh calls for worker return after Saudi sex abuse

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Bangladesh calls for worker return after Saudi sex abuse

A migrant worker who revealed her experience of sexual abuse in Saudi Arabia has prompted Bangladeshi authorities to repatriate its workers from ...

will.i.am, Mariah Carey should say 'no' to Dubai Expo

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will.i.am, Mariah Carey should say 'no' to Dubai Expo

Comment: Celebrities, businesses and governments still have time to take a stand against UAE's human rights record, and pull their support from ...

Overseas Filipinos liven up Qatar's Hip-Hop scene

Sebastian Castelier

Overseas Filipinos liven up Qatar's Hip-Hop scene

Founded by a group of five Filipino dancers, the Verve troupe offers a unique space for those who refuse to give up on their passion while ...

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