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· May, 2007

Stories about Qatar from May, 2007

Kuwait: Heat Lagging

Intlxpatr from Kuwait is ‘heat-lagging.’ “The heat has hit me like a building crashing down around me. It changes everything I do. Somehow I don’t remember last year being so...

Qatar: Iran Lifts Al Jazeera Ban

Karim, a friend of Qatar-based Al Jazeera Television links to a news which says that Iran lifted a ban on the station.

Qatar: Why Somalia isn't Iraq

Qatar-based blogger Abdurahman Warsame explains why Somalia isn't like Iraq. “There has been bomb attacks in Mogadishu since the city fell to the Transitional Government. A number of civilians were...

Qatar: Pro-US Coup at Al Jazeera

Friend of Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based satellite television station, Karim, links to news which claims that there has been a pro-US coup at the station.

Qatar: Rising Cost of Living

Writing from Qatar Serendipity links to a news article about the rising cost of living in the Arabian Gulf state. “When it was just affecting expats, the companies didn't seem...

Arabeyes: The Middle East in Pictures

Today's Middle East in Pictures tour takes us to Dubai's lovely beaches, Doha at night, a picture of a flower in Bahrain, the blooming flower gardens of Syria this spring...

Iraq: Al Jazeera Bending to US Pressure

Iraqi blogger Lady Bird claims that Qatari-based Al Jazeera is being forced to bend to pressure from the US. “Reported today the board members of Aljazeera were removed [including Chief...

Qatar: The Wages of Hard Labour

Qatar-based blogger e46M3 sheds light on wages workers in Qatar reap for their hard labour. “From today's Arabic daily al-Raya: * Labor foreman, salary 800 Riyals (approx $220), working hours...

Qatar: Iraq's Shias Protest Against Al Jazeera

Friend of Al Jazeera, Karim, links to a news article about Shia Iraqis protesting against the Qatar-based television station.

Qatar: Al Jazeera Trial Continues in London

Friend of Al Jazeera, Karim, updates us about the continuing Qatar-based Al Jazeera Trial in London, UK. To check out the details, click on the link.

AlJazeeraTalk Blocked in Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Basheer and Amaar are both reporting that AlJazeeraTalk, a popular Arabic youth blog and discussion board, has been blocked to users in Saudi Arabia. AlJazeera Talk has responded by...

Arabeyes: The Middle East in Pictures

From dealing with the death of dear friend - a horse - to news of how the seaside town of Mukalla is Yemen is turning into a soulless new construction...

Labouring in Qatar

Like many of the Gulf States, Qatar is heavily dependent of foreign expatriate workforce to help fuels its growth. Demographically, Qataris make up less than 25% of the 800,000 people...

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