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· August, 2007

Stories about Qatar from August, 2007

Arabeyes: Just a Pretty Face

Miss South Carolina's response in the Miss USA Pageant to a question on why a fifth of US students couldn't locate their country on the map was the butt of...

South Asia: Slaving in the Middle East

South Asian migrant workers (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal) have a notable contribution in the developments of Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf region. But the abuse and exploitation...

Child killed in Egypt

Abdulrahman Mansour was horrified to report that Egyptian police brutally tortured and killed 12 year old Muhammad Mamdooh Abdulrahman who they “arrested” for petty theft.

Documentary on Workers Rights in the Gulf

Jane in Doha points us to a documentary (in Arabic) produced by AlJazeera on the condition of workers in the Gulf States. She is happy that the regional media is...

Qatar: Social Bookmarking

Mohamed Nanabhay, who is based in Qatar, gives us a quick lesson in social bookmarking here.

Morad and the Crashing ATM machines

Morad keeps on crashing ATM machines in Qatar every time he puts in his debit card. To his surprise, the ATM machines are running on Windows XP Professional.

Traffic Points System for Qatar

Paul R writes that a new traffic law has been introduced in Qatar. Every time you disobey a traffic law, you lose a few points which could lead to your...

Arabisto: Where Arab Americans Make a Difference

Arabisto is an Arab American blog where Arab Americans make a difference. This week I speak to founder Nadia Gergis who tells us about the site, why and how it...

Nepali Student Tells of ‘Nightmare Experience in the Gulf”

Tulsi Bhandari, a Nepali student returning from the US relates his “Nightmare Experience in the Gulf” where he was verbally abused, detained and fined in Bahrain after asking airline staff...

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