In case you’re wondering if you cannot make calls through Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, FaceTime in countries in the Middle East like the UAE and Qatar, it is because the calling features of these apps are blocked or disabled by the telecom providers in the country. You can still use these apps in order to ‘chat’, but the VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) service, which includes video calling and voice calling, is banned. Although it is not unusual for a country to regulate the usage of internet for their citizens, The United Arab Emirates and Qatar now officially joins China, Egypt, Jordan, and Belize (to name a few) to have blocked Skype services in their regions. Skype, the Microsoft acquired company in 2011, has just been added to the list of banned VoIPs in the UAE and Qatar. The tw
Two Islamic organisations and 11 individuals have been added to an existing "terror list" drawn up by four Arab nations that are blockading Qatar, claiming the entities and individuals are supported by Doha. State-run Saudi Press Agency issued a joint statement by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday, saying the quartet's move was taken "in light of their commitment to fighting terrorism, drying up their sources of funding, combating extremist ideology…and its promotion". Saudi Arabia and its allies, which have imposed a land, sea, and air blockade on Qatar since June, accuse Doha of supporting terrorism. Qatar has denied this. The two organisations that were added to the blacklist were the International Union of Muslim Scholars, headed by Yu
10 must know things about the amended labour law A few amendments to the Law No 21 of 2015 were issued by the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the form of Law No. 21 of 2015 meant for the regulation of entry, exit and the residence of expats. Following are the highlights of the amended law: 1. The amended law gives expat workers the the right to exit the country for vacation, in case of any urgent circumstance, or any other purpose after informing the recruiter, according to the employment contract. 2. Expat workers can leave the country before the expiry of the employment contract after duly informing their employer. 3. In a scenario where an employer objects to the departure of the expat worker from the country, the expat worker has the right to approach the exit p...
Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, with immediate effect, Qatari officials announced today. The countries include the UK, the USA, Canada, India, South Africa, Seychelles, Australia and New Zealand. Citizens of those countries wishing to visit Qatar will not need to apply or pay for a visa; instead, a multi-entry waiver will be issued free-of-charge at the port of entry, upon presentation of a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed onward or return ticket. Depending on the nationality of the visitor, the waiver will either be valid for 180 days, and allow the visitor to spend a total of 90 days in Qatar (multiple-entry); or it will be valid for 30 days and entitle the visitor to spend up to 30 days in Qatar (multiple-ent...
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The Qatar government has approved the bill allowing qualified expats to become permanent residents. Along with this status are benefits commonly enjoyed by the citizens. The Ministry of Interior will set up a committee to review the applications, as stated in the law. This same bill also allows children of Qatari mothers who married non-Qatari fathers to receive permanent residency status. Among the Gulf countries, Qatar is the first to offer this. Permanent Residency to Qualified Expats The recently approved bill will grant a permanent residency ID to a non-Qatari. Those who qualify are: children of Qatari mothers who married non-Qataris, people with special talents “needed by the state”, and other individuals who rendered notable service to the country. However, citizenship will
His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met the outgoing ambassador of Belgium to Qatar, Christophe Payot, at the Emiri Diwan yesterday. The Emir wished the outgoing ambassador success in his future assignments and further progress and prosperity for the relations between the two countries. The ambassador thanked the Emir and the officials in the State for their co-operation which contributed to the success of his mission. Source: www.gulf-times.com
The Directorate of Defence Communications (DDC) at the Ministry of Defence announced the conclusion of the joint maritime exercise (Rapid Response), executed by Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) and its Turkish counterpart in the Qatari territorial waters over a period of two days. The Director of Defence Communications Lt.Col Nawaf bin Mubarak bin Saif AlThani said that “the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF), Special Naval Force (SNF) of the Special Joint Forces, General Directorate of Coasts & Borders Security have also participated in the exercise” Surface missile live fire also happened during the maritime manoeuvres, in addition to the participation of the visiting Turkish TCG GOKOVA, one of Turkey’s state-of-the-art Naval assets. Naval formation commander Lt Col (Sea) Falah Mahdi