Qatar: Partial abolition of ‘exit permit’ lifts travel restrictions for most migrant workers

Qatar’s new law partially scrapping the ‘exit permit’ that prevented migrant workers from leaving the country without their employer’s permission is an important first step towards dismantling its exploitative sponsorship system, Amnesty International said. Law No. 13 of 2018, issued Read more

Qatar: UK, US Eye Stronger Ties with Doha at Dimdex

British defense secretary Michael Fallon and US Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Ryna Gilha in Qatar have both hailed the Gulf State as a key partner and ally in the Middle East for their respective countries. The two officials who were attending Read more

Qatar: Rain triggers concern of flawed projects, inquiry ordered

An overnight rainfall in Qatar brought daily activities to a halt, unveiling flawed projects and prompting Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, angered by the extent of the flooding, to order an inquiry into the conformity of Read more