Ambassador of Qatar to Italy Abdulaziz bin Ahmed al-Malki has said Qatar remains stronger than ever before. Despite the siege by Saudi-led bloc, the country has been able to develop its international relations on the world stage to protect its interests.
Qatar has constituted a high level committee to prepare policies and programmes as part of its strategy to achieve information security and strengthen the firewall against cyber-attacks.
Major Ali Mohammed al-Ali, deputy executive director for security with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the body overseeing the tournament, also predicted that Qatar would deliver "the safest World Cup in the world".
Qatar has made important achievements this year in the areas of security, world peace, competitiveness, combating the financing of terrorism and money laundering, to earn the confidence of international institutions and bodies.
The blockade does not seem to have much of an impact on contract awards in Qatar, Meed Business Review said and noted that since June, the value of contracts let in the country has totalled nearly $3.1bn.
With around 400 cases of skin cancer diagnosed in Qatar between 2010 and 2015, cancer experts at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) are advising the public that simple precautions can lower their risk of contracting skin cancer.