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The Qatar Literary Prize

The Qatar literary prize

In a society as stagnant, socially retarded, lie-ridden and hypocrisy-painted as ours disruption and disorder are creative impulses, shaking up the old and paving the way for the new. Beneath…

Qatar`s World Cup: Building On Blood

Qatar`s World Cup: building on blood

STATES, particularly authoritarian ones, tend to shoot messengers bearing bad news. So it came as no surprise that Hussain Al Mulla, the Qatari deputy labour minister, threatened to sue the…

Qatar’s New Emir Faces Tough Balancing Act

Qatar’s new emir faces tough balancing act

Having become Qatar's new emir in an unprecedented power transfer in the Gulf region, Tamim bin Hamad faces a tough political balancing act, analysts say, as his small emirate seeks…

The Qatar Breakthrough On Afghanistan

The Qatar breakthrough on Afghanistan

The ground realities and pragmatism seem to have persuaded the two major parties to the Afghan conflict to talk to each other. The Taliban and the United States may agree…

Uplifting our workforce

The development and management of human resource (HR) is crucial for sustainable economic development. Human resource development is a process that nurtures workforce skills, knowledge, and abilities, thus making them…

Shifting sands

There is no globally agreed definition of the term ‘smaller states’ in international affairs. While it generally refers to those states that have a small geographical size and economy and…

UAE planning second nuclear power plant

The United Arab Emirates will tender shortly for the construction of a new nuclear power plant that would double the number of the small Gulf state’s nuclear reactors, three sources…

Rising energy tariffs, sinking economy

Unless power tariffs for industrial consumers are rationalized immediately, economic catastrophe is imminent. Pakistan faces a situation akin to the “boiling frog” metaphor, where the gradual increase in energy tariffs…