Doha, Qatar – June 14, 2018: In keeping with the spirit of sharing during the holy month of Ramadan and as part of its community and charity activities, Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, recently distributed iftars to motorists driving back to Doha from Mesaieed and those heading to the resort from Al Wakrah.
Various members of the resort's team came together to volunteer in this activity as they arrived at the two locations before sunset with the assistance of the South Traffic Department, bringing generous iftar packs that included a diverse selection of food and beverage items. The volunteering initiative came in line with Sealine’s corporate social responsibility programme aimed at giving back to the society in the best way possible.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Nawaf Al Obaidly, General ......read more
29 May 2018, Doha, Qatar - Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), has launched its Ramadan 2018 Project "Sharing Hope", bringing together male and female local volunteers to support vulnerable communities in Qatar, in line with the principles of community service and giving back during the holy month of Ramadan.
ROTA Ramadan 2018 Project builds eleven years of supporting members of the local community through activities that connect volunteers with the wider community and give them the opportunity to learn new skills and increase their awareness of the value of community service and volunteerism. This year's project theme “Sharing Hope” was inspired by its main initiative that focuses on renovating HOPE Qatar, a school in Al Maamoura in Doha ......read more
Doha, Qatar, May 26, 2018: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation recently held a reception at the opening of its ‘Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children’ exhibition at the W Hotel Doha, in the presence of a number of ambassadors, to mark a major milestone in its work to empower 10 million marginalised and vulnerable children around the world.
After the moving exhibition’s initial success at Qatar Academy, EAA was delighted to relocate its showcase of the challenges millions of children around the world face and EAA’s work to overcome them, at the W Hotel on May 17th. The exhibition is open to the public until May 30th, and with its hashtag #Togetherfor10million and #Itispossible, has been successful in creating awareness about the barriers to education that 63 million primary level children ......read more
Doha, Qatar, May 21, 2018: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation has launched a country-wide fundraising campaign during the holy month of Ramadan to provide the world’s most impoverished and marginalized children, youth and women a quality education, as around 263 million children and youth are out of school today, according to UNESCO.
The Ramadan campaign was announced at a press conference attended by dignitaries such as Professor Dr. Ali M Al-Quradaghi, Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars and Vice Chairman for European Council for Fatwa and Research, and Mr. Mohamed Al-Naama, Senior Representative of Fundraising Department at Education Above All (EAA) Foundation.
EAA’s Ramadan campaign aims to support the hardest to reach children, youth and women around the world ......read more
Qatar, May 21, 2018: Our Safety in Ramadan
Achieving general safety during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the very important matter, weather it is in the home, or workplace or markets or on the road etc.,
Ensuring the availability of a functioning fire extinguisher in the houses and workplaces, perfect knowledge on best mode of its usage, good electrical connections, safe connection of the gas inside the kitchen, not leaving the cooking pans on the stove for a long period without surveillance, switching off the stove immediately after cooking, switching on the exhaust fan, monitoring the children in the kitchen and the alertness while cooking are some of the safety measures that should be taken by us for ensuring the general safety.
The drivers in general are requested to strictly follow ......read more
Doha, May 8, 2018: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation through its programme, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), held the largest annual International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) Qatar 2018 Open House on April 24 at Hamad Bin Khalifa University-Student Center, under the patronage of Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) Q.J.S.C.
Organised in partnership with the National Center of Educational Development at Qatar University and Ministry of Education and Higher Education, it offered students and teachers a chance to display their work & achievements and showcase their iEARN projects for the 2017-2018 school year.
The International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) is a non-profit organization that connects schools and youth organizations worldwide via a virtual ......read more
World leaders celebrated major milestone in empowering 10 million marginalized out of school children through quality education.
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, UN Secretary General António Guterres and leaders from the United Nations, NGOs, and global industry, including President of Ghana and model philanthropist Naomi Campbell, celebrated an important milestone in addressing a growing global challenge.
Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, UN SDG advocate and Founder and Chairperson of Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, alongside partners, announced that 10 million out of school children in some of the most challenging situations around the world, will receive quality primary education.
Qatar - Doha, 29 April, 2018: Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, UN SDG advocate and Founder & Chairperson of ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 25 April 2018: In collaboration with Qatar University, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through its programme Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), led eighteen student volunteers on a service learning trip to Indonesia from 5-14 April. In partnership with a local NGO called Titian Foundation, volunteers facilitated skills development workshops in a school in the village of Bayat in the Indonesian province of Yogyakarta in Central Java.
The Indonesia 2018 QU Trip built on the success of previous ROTA Volunteer Trips to Indonesia, by providing a series of student-led workshops and activities that helps them develop their practical and physical skills, and to engage in meaningful and sustainable service learning in a rural community.
A major aim of the trip was to raise the student volunteers’ awareness ......read more
Qatar Insurance Group has signed a partnership agreement with Qatar Rail yesterday under the patronage and presence of His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and H.E Mr. Jassim Bin Saif Al Sulaiti Minister of Transport and Communications, and top rank officials for naming the West Bay station as Qatar Insurance Group station, which is the first agreement for naming stations. This initiative is included in the CSR agenda and stations naming rights are a strategic aspect of Qatar Rail, through which it endeavors to execute partnerships with the companies and leading Qatari and international trademarks for the purpose of promoting its services in the stations and enabling it to reach a wider range of market targeted segments. This agreement was signed by Sheikh ......read more
Doha, 28 January 2018: Qatar Development Bank (QDB), through its export program ‘Tasdeer’, participated in the 83rd International Green Week in Berlin that took place from January 19th till January 23rd. As part of Qatar Development Bank’s special pavilion, 12 Qatari companies in the Agriculture field and food sector were representing Qatar. The Bank's participation in this important international exhibition comes in the context of supporting local products and introducing them to regional and international markets.
The Qatari companies that were selected to participate in the international Green Week in Berlin were: Albina Snack, Gulf Water Plant LLC, United Mineral Water Company Sidra, Qatar Food Factories Co., Lusail Water Company Alkaline, Qatar Meat Production Co., KAAFE Chocolatier, AL-Qaseem ......read more
In honor of volunteers in all parts of the world
Doha, Qatar – December 7, 2017 – NAMA Center, one of Qatar Foundation for Social Work’s (QFSW) affiliated Centers, has participated in the 2017 International Volunteer Day celebrations, in the framework of its ongoing encouragement of voluntary work and the promotion of community participation, while reaffirming the importance of volunteering as a noble humanitarian value and the need to support volunteers for their pivotal role in achieving comprehensive development in their communities.
NAMA Center is regarded as one of the most prominent social institutions that have contributed to the promotion of a volunteerism culture in Qatar. The Center’s first voluntary work forum was launched in 1998 and was organized by the Center's volunteers, to ......read more
Doha, Qatar – October 15, 2017: Climate change was the center of discussion during a week-long visit by distinguished journalists from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).
As part of an annual visit to NU-Q to raise awareness of journalism campaigns that focus on global issues, three international reporters who specialize in reporting on climate change, shared their experience and discussed the future of the environmental issue.
As part of a presentation to the NU-Q community, Eli Kintisch, a contributing correspondent for Science magazine and author of Hack the Planet: Science's Best Hope — or Worst Nightmare — for Averting Climate Catastrophe shared his personal experiences covering the Arctic, where glaciers are melting, temperature is drastically ......read more
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We expect the ongoing boycott of Qatar's economy will lead • to slower economic growth and hamper fiscal and external performance as outflows of external financing are offset by drawing upon government assets.
The Qatari authorities are utilizing the country's large fiscal assets to limit the impact.
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The negative outlook reflects our view of the potential consequences of the boycott on Qatar's economic, fiscal, and external metrics, especially if the boycott is tightened or prolonged.
On Aug. 25, 2017, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'AA-/A-1+' long- ......read more
Qatar, June 6, 2017: General Directorate of Traffic has decided to restrict the movement of trucks as per the following schedule.
Trucks are not allowed during:
Morning: 8 am to 9:30 am
Noon: 1:30 pm to 3 pm
Evening: 5:30 pm to 12 midnight
General Directorate of Traffic urges truck drivers to abide by this rule for regulating traffic flow during the holy month of Ramadan,
Best wishes for Ramadan Kareem.
Our Safety in Ramadan
The Home is the most important place where the family members feel more safety and stability. But, there are several possible hazards that may lead to the occurrence of accidents for many reasons such as ignorance and not taking care of prevention and safety measures in the houses in general, and during the holy month of Ramadan in particular.
We provide you some advices and guidelines on home and road safety during this month of holy Ramadan.
Traffic safety in Ramadan
Don’t rush to reach the Iftar place
It is preferred to start early before the Iftar time as the period before Iftar is considered as the most vulnerable time for traffic accidents during the holy month of Ramadan.
Safety of Children
Don’t let the children play in the internal roads of ......read more
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Government of Dubai Media Office – May 1, 2017: Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched the Dubai Font– Microsoft’s first font to be ......read more
Doha, Qatar – April 8, 2017 – It was a very different Spring Break for Shakeeb Asrar, who spent his holidays working with displaced refugees in Greece. For 15 days, Asrar, a senior at Northwestern University in Qatar, volunteered to work with Syrian, Afghani, Pakistani, and Iraqi refugees seeking asylum from their war-torn countries. Working with them, Asrar was immersed in a social cause he has long been passionate about.
Selected to participate in the Learners’ Voice Program, which is organized by the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), Asrar was challenged to rethink education through a series of workshops and on-the-ground activities.
As a participant, he volunteered with Khora Community Center, an NGO in Athens, where he worked as an interpreter for Pakistani refugees, translating ......read more
Doha, Qatar – March 26, 2017: The Westernized definition of feminism, and misconceptions that surround Muslim feminists as being in opposition to Sharia’ law, were challenged in a session at Northwestern University in Qatar.
In her session, "How Not to Talk about Muslim Feminism," distinguished scholar and Islamic and U.S. constitutional law expert, Asifa Quraishi-Landes, spoke about the goal of women’s empowerment within Muslim societies. She was introduced by NU-Q Professor Zachary Wright, as well as NU-Q student, Sheikh Thani bin Hamad Al Thani who introduced her on behalf of the student body.
She argued that years of Western colonization have skewed Islamic laws and societal behaviors in Muslim countries. This negatively affected the global perception of Islam, and created false divides between ......read more
Doha, Qatar – March 19, 2017 – Distinguished scholar and Islamic and US constitutional law expert Asifa Quraishi-Landes will host a special session on women’s empowerment and rights under Sharia law, at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), on Wednesday, March 22.
Quraishi-Landes currently serves as assistant professor of law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches courses in Islamic law and U.S. constitutional law. Her session, "How not to talk about Muslim Feminism," is the first of a series of interdisciplinary lectures, that are part of NU-Q’s newly introduced Middle East Studies minor.
The minor at NU-Q provides students with a critical understanding of the region’s cultures, histories, societies, politics, intellectual contributions, and mediated ......read more
Doha, Qatar – December 13, 2016: In the context of bolstering values of loyalty, pride and patriotism and emphasizing the Center’s support of the country’s past achievements and its future aspirations, NAMA Center, a member of Qatar Foundation for Social Work, is participating at the 2016 Qatar National Day celebrations at Darb Al Saai with a number of festive events and activities that supports SMEs during their effective participation at the celebrations at Darb Al Saai.
Commenting on the special occasion Ms. Mariam bint Abdullatif Al Mannai – Director of the Community Services Department, and the Director in charge of running NAMA’s affairs, said:
“As we stand together to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our beloved country, starting with the old-time glory of Sheikh Jassim ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016: #Against_hunger, the enduring campaign by Fatafeat and beIN, is receiving overwhelming appreciation and participation from the masses to help thousands of unprivileged people in the Arab world. The inspiring ongoing campaign #against_hunger aims to create awareness in the Arab world regarding the alarming situation of people suffering from hunger and poverty. Fatafeat and beIN donated meals among needy families in Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon and Syrian refugees and set to reach other penurious areas.
During this journey, Fatafeat had the opportunity to meet with unprivileged and poor families in Egypt and Lebanon, to share their messages and stories of grief with the world. These stories will be shared through Fatafeat platforms and will help the world connect with the deprived people in the Arab ......read more
Doha, Qatar – November 16, 2016 – Drawing from his experience with former UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s election campaign and the recent Brexit referendum, Giles Kenningham, spoke to Northwestern University in Qatar’s (NU-Q) students, faculty, and staff in an interactive session discussing key political communications challenges and opportunities.
Kenningham’s career as a journalist started as a producer for ITV News. From 2012 to 2015, he served as director of communications for the UK’s Conservative Party. His interest in local media and local government was notable when he was a special advisor to the UK’s Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles. He has also worked closely with the famed political communication expert Sir Lynton ......read more
Doha, September 8, 2016 – The Qatar Ministry of Culture and Sports has awarded the operation of two world-class arenas to ELAN Live Nation, a joint venture (JV) between ELAN Group, a diversified and fully integrated media and entertainment group in the Middle East, and Live Nation, the global leader in live entertainment.
The JV will operate Lusail Multipurpose Arena in Lusail, and Ali Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Multipurpose Arena in Al Sadd, which have already hosted the successful 2015 World Handball Championships in Doha. The JV will provide arena management, promotional, managerial, and facility maintenance support services for both venues. The arenas are set to host an array of family entertainment, sports, music, and other live events, bringing new entertainment experiences to the population of Qatar.
Abdul Rahman ......read more
Qatar, September 6, 2016 - Alstom and HEC Paris in Qatar have signed an agreement to train a group of leaders from Alstom’s Middle East & Africa Region, under a specially designed MEA mid-management (M3) programme. The agreement was signed on the 5th of September during a ceremony in Doha in the presence of HE Matthias Fekl, French Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad and HE Eric Chevallier, Ambassador of France to Qatar.
The M3 Programme is a yearly programme co-designed by Alstom and HEC Paris in Qatar to give the selected participants access to HEC Paris’ faculty and learning methods. 25 candidates from South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, and Qatar were chosen for this international programme, which will take ......read more
75% of respondents to a Gulf Intelligence (GI) Industry Survey of 150 professionals in Qatar say the country’s Industry-Academia-Government’s water security strategy is not adequately aligned to withstand a disaster
Doha, May. 1 2016 (Gulf Intelligence) – Qatar’s Industry-Academia-Government are not adequately aligned on the country’s water security strategy to sufficiently withstand a large scale disaster if there was an earthquake or an oil spill, 75% of respondents to a Gulf Intelligence (GI) Industry Survey said.
The Middle East is located at the junction of major tectonic plates – namely the African, Arabian and Eurasian plates – which causes significant tectonic activity in the region. Plus, the Arabian Gulf hosts the world’s biggest concentration of oil tankers. Yet, only ......read more
UAE, June 03, 2015 - Participants of the 6th Green Economy Annual Conference, organized recently by the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water in collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), have recommended a formation of an Operations and Communications Group. The group will include the Central Bank of the UAE, Ministry of Environment and Water, and ......read more
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and HH Sheikh Juma bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum do the honors
Rashid Centre for Disabled celebrated Rashid Cultural Season, the centre’s best annual event this year in a grand way with aplomb and enthusiasm at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. Cultural Season celebrated the release of ‘Glimpses of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ......read more
Analysts Examine Key Industry At Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 May 19-21, Dubai
Dubai, 21 May, 2015 - Governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US $11.97 billion on IT products and services in 2015, an increase of 0.4 percent over 2014 spending of US $11.92 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data ......read more
Nearly half a million dollars was donated to seven projects
CHIME FOR CHANGE, the innovative global campaign founded by Gucci, promotes Education, Health and Justice for girls and women around the
In 2014 - its first year of partnership with CHIME FOR CHANGE – Gucci Parfums exceeded its $1 million donation goal, transforming girls’ and
women’s lives ......read more
Doha, 20 April 2015: The 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which started on 12th Apri1 2015 in the capital of Qatar, concluded today (19/4/2015) afternoon at Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha.
In the 8 days Congress, more than 110 ministers including prime ministers, ministers of interior, foreign affairs and justice, public prosecutors and attorney ......read more
Study reveals changing views on political speech, social media use, news credibility; places attitudes and behaviors of Arab countries in global context
Comfort expressing political opinions drops, especially in post-revolutionary countries Egypt (10 percentage point drop since 2013) and Tunisia (11 percentage point drop in same period).
Trust in national media rose from 44% to 50% since ......read more
Doha- Qatar, April 13, 2015: Under the auspices and in the presence of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice from 12-19/4/2015 was opened at Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha today, Sunday, 12 April 2015 morning.
HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar and Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser ......read more
Prior to 13th UN Crime Congress from 12 April
Doha: Qatar’s Minister for Youth and Sports H.E Salah bin Ghanim Al Ali inaugurated the 'Doha Youth Forum on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice', which is being organized by Qatar Foundation in collaboration with the Preparatory Committee of the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice today, Tuesday 7, ......read more
The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani inaugurated Police College on Thursday 19 March.
The inaugural ceremony was attended by many prominent dignitaries in and out of the country. Among the dignitaries were Qatar's Minister of Youth and Sports H.E. Salah bin Ghanim Nasser Al Ali, the Minister of Education and Higher Education ......read more
Review of key Qatari brand-builder comes as country wrestles with global reputation issues ahead of 2022 World Cup.
DOHA—The Qatar Foundation is reviewing its multimillion-dollar global PR mandate, amid continued concerns over the country's global reputation.
The Foundation, described as Qatar's "anchor PR client" by one executive familiar with the situation, ......read more
UAE, March 2, 2015 – Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahed, Minister of Environment and Water, opened today (Monday, March 2, 2015) the ‘Gulf Forum to Enhance Food Security and Support Small and Medium Scale Farmers’ at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel in Abu ......read more
• 76 contestants from 8 sectors to compete in final stage
• Huge response from UAE university students with 96 entries; 5 qualify to final stage
Dubai, February 2, 2015: As many as 76 contestants have qualified to the final round of the second Best m-Government Service Award, out of 411 entries received from local, Arab and international participants as well as ......read more
Doha : The governmental experts meeting on the preparation of the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice which will be held in Doha in April2015, started on Saturday 27 September 2014. The experts’ meeting is attended by representatives of UN General Assembly, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and other regional organizations.
The meeting ......read more
• Al Mansouri: Exhibitions sector in GCC and the UAE supports sustainable development
• Al Shehhi: Sector represents ideal platform to display and competitiveness of GCC-made products
Dubai-UAE: 13 March 2014 - His Excellency Eng. Mohammed Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Undersecretary, UAE Ministry of Economy, today officially launched the website for the 15th GCC Joint ......read more
Doha: The Western Asian Regional Preparatory Meeting for 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (UNCCPCJ) – Doha 2015, started at Sharq Hotel on Monday, February 03, 2014 morning.
A high number of delegations attended the three day meeting delegations from different Arab countries, representatives of different UN organs and agencies, Interpol and Arab Interior ......read more