· July, 2007

Stories about Qatar from July, 2007

Qatar: It's getting hot in here

  27 July 2007

The arrival of summer in Qatar usually means an exodus of both locals and expatriates who can afford a vacation somewhere with a more welcoming climate. As temperatures rise above 45 degrees Celsius (over 110 Fahrenheit) bloggers in Qatar are discussing how to deal with the heat (and humidity). While come bloggers are learning the hard way how to cope with the heat, others have sent their families to cooler climes until the heat alert is over.

Turkey Makes The Right Choice

  27 July 2007

Abdurahman believes that Turkey made the right choice by electing the AK Party. He writes that the “election was widely followed in the Middle East” and that “in the last few years, in every fair election, an Islamic-leaning party won or were denied a clear victory. Hamas in Palestine, Muslim...

Qatar : It's Educational

  9 July 2007

The academic year has come to an end in Qatar so it's a good time to look at what bloggers have been saying about education in the country. Qatar is trying to build a "knowledge economy" in order to diversify its economy away from oil and gas. It has placed a strong focus on education and learning through Qatar Foundation. Mohamed Nanabhay reports what bloggers in Qatar have to say about education there.

Qatar: Thieves!

  5 July 2007

What is it that makes people think that it's ok to take something that doesn't belong to them? asks Qatar Cat in this post.

Qatar: Al Jazeera Correspondent Attacked by Tunisian Police

  5 July 2007

Plain-clothes police beat Lotfi Hajji, the president of the Union of Tunisian Journalists and Al-Jazeera’s correspondent in Tunisia, and prevented him from attended a news conference organised by two opposition parties, writes Friend of Al Jazeera Karim.

Arabeyes: The Release of Alan Johnston

  4 July 2007

The release of kidnapped British journalist Alan Johnston is making waves on blogs today. Here's a quick review of what is being said on blogs in the Middle East. Vigil in Brussels to mark the fifth week of BBC reporter Alan Johnston's kidnapping in Gaza. Photo by quarsan. Qatar: From...