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All set for Duterte’s state visit to Qatar

All set for Duterte’s state visit to Qatar

The Filipino community in Doha is all set to welcome Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in his three-day state visit to Qatar from Friday.

QLM hosts free health checks for nationals, expatriates

QLM hosts free health checks for nationals, expatriates

Qatar Life and Medical Insurance Company will organise a free health checkup for nationals and expatriates, including those on visit visa, on the World Health Day on Friday (April 7).

Qatar population falls marginally in January

Qatar population falls marginally in January

Qatar's population fell marginally 0.8% at the end of January compared to the previous month, according to the Ministry of Development Planning & Statistics (MDPS).

Biometric data activation centres open at HIA

Biometric data activation centres open at HIA

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has opened biometric data activation centres at the departure and arrival lounges of Hamad International Airport to ease the usage of e-gates by expatriates to exit and enter the country.

Cabinet nod for panel to host sports tournaments

Cabinet nod for panel to host sports tournaments

Imparting a fillip to Qatar’s vision to become a global sport hub, the Cabinet on Wednesday approved a draft decision to form an organising committee for hosting regional and international sport activities and events.

Before contract expiry expats can now leave permanently

Before contract expiry expats can now leave permanently

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani issued Law No 1 of 2017 on Wednesday, amending some provisions of the Law No 21 of 2015 regulating the entry, exit, and residence of expatriates.

Qatar population rises 1% to 2,637,000

Qatar population rises 1% to 2,637,000

In line with the trend witnessed over the last 15 years, Qatar's population grew marginally in the period between November 1 and 30, according to a communique issued by the Ministry of Development Planning & Statistics.

New law to give 30 days to start RP process

New law to give 30 days to start RP process

Newly arrived expatriates in Qatar will have a period of 30 days to start the process of regularising their residency in the country, according to Law No 21 for 2015 on the entry, exit, and residency of expatriates ...

Lack of public transport access to Asian embassies

Lack of public transport access to Asian embassies

Low-income expatriates from some Asian countries have stressed the need for better public transport connectivity to areas where their embassies are located.

Remittances rose during Eid al-Adha

Remittances rose during Eid al-Adha

Xpress Money recorded a 15% spike in remittances from Qatar during Eid al-Adha, an official said.

Disposable income: Qatar tops the list in Middle East

Disposable income: Qatar tops the list in Middle East

Expatriates in Qatar have excellent benefits for personal finance and the Gulf country topped the list in the Middle East, reporting the highest levels of disposable income, according to HSBC.

Piety and brotherhood mark Eid celebrations

Piety and brotherhood mark Eid celebrations

Thousands of Qatar inhabitants, including both locals and expatriates, turned up for Eid al-Adha prayers across the country early morning.