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Qatar: Why Protests Won't Happen Here

(29) Comments | Posted March 7, 2011 | 12:19 PM

Qatar, a tiny, wealthy and very image-conscious country in the Persian Gulf, is not having a good week.

First, major news outlets published stories about vitriolic Facebook pages calling on Qatar residents to protest against Emir Hamad Bin Khalifa al Thani and his regime. Feb. 27 is the...

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Do You Need a Muslim Friend?

(183) Comments | Posted August 26, 2010 | 6:36 AM

It's good to get things out in the open. But sometimes the truth hurts.

It certainly hurt to hear that, according to recent TIME and CNN polls, most Americans oppose the Park51 project, a proposal to build a mosque and community center on private property about two blocks...

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How Hot Is It In Doha, Qatar? Car-Baked Cookies Hot

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2010 | 3:21 PM

As an American living in Doha, Qatar, I am often asked by people back home about the weather here.

So, how hot is it today?

Is it still hot out?

What's the weather like right now?

Well, it is so hot that we here in Qatar...

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Qatar's Controversial Open-Door Policy has Helped in its Bid to Be Seen as an International Player

(1) Comments | Posted April 8, 2010 | 1:05 PM

Cross-posted from

Qatar has a history of helping countries in need -- sending relief teams to Haiti after January's earthquake, donating millions of dollars to the Palestinian effort and even opening its doors to the Lebanese during the 2006 war with Israel.

But some experts say that...

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