As more and more couples in the GCC are testing the waters before jumping head first into the sea of marriage, XPRESS explores the dangers lurking behind live-in relationships. You may be doing it to save money, you may be doing it out of love, or blindly and unknowingly… whatever the reason, sharing a roof with an unrelated person of the opposite sex can spell disaster in the GCC. With a Sharia law that strictly punishes unmarried people living in the same house, and an international population used to living as per the rules in their own countries, the blend of different traditions and cultures often leads to uninformed decisions, some of which end in tears and tribulation. The Sharia law prohibits two unmarried and unrelated persons from the opposite sex living together.
The woman unlocked her sleeping husband's mobile phone by putting his finger on its scanner. An enraged woman forced an airliner to make an emergency landing after she discovered mid-flight that her husband was apparently cheating on her. The woman, an Iranian national, was travelling from Doha to Bali with her husband and child on a Qatar Airways flight on Sunday, India's Hindustan Times newspaper reported Tuesday. As her husband slept, she used his hand to unlock his fingerprint-protected phone, revealing the alleged affair in all its sordid detail. Angered by the discovery, the woman reportedly started to hit her husband. The cabin crew intervened but were unable to calm the situation. With the inflight episode spiralling out of control, the pilots decided to make an un...
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has supplied medical equipment and consumables to health facilities in Yemen, by which nearly 83,000 patients are being served. The humanitarian programme worth $95,238 incudes the supply of ultrasound devices, blood pressure monitors, medical microscope, blood test machines, test tubes, delivery room equipment, waiting room seats and other medical aid. The beneficiaries were happy with this much-needed support.”I visit the centre frequently because it offers treatment free of charge. I thank God for this help from our brothers in Qatar. Thank you very much for standing by us,” said Houriya Ahmed al Shahari, mother of eight from Hajjah who receives treatment for kidney disease and hypertension at a medical centre for the internally displaced peop
Qatari foreign minister H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani reaffirmed Qatar’s support to Iraq to restore unity of its people, rebuild its destroyed places and regain its role in regional and international levels. He pointed out that unity and solidarity of international community was the decisive factor to combat terrorist groups like ISIS. He also called upon further cooperation and joint action after the elimination of this group in Iraq and soon in Syria. He expressed Qatar’s readiness to work with international community to fight terror in all forms. He stressed that delivering justice for victims and survivors of horrific crimes committed by ISIS in Iraq and the region is very important to keep the hope alive. He expressed disappointment over the destruction and
Representatives from the Gulf Arab states boycotting Qatar were absent during the draw for a Middle East soccer tournament in Doha and want to postpone the competition. However, the requests of the UAE and Bahrain to postpone the event was rejected by the Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation (AGCFF). “The tournament is going ahead on time,” AGCFF General Secretary Jassim al-Rumaithi told reporters after the draw. The other participating teams in the tournament are Iraq, Oman, Yemen and Qatar. Kuwait, who have featured in past competitions, can play only if a suspension by FIFA is lifted in time. Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had not confirmed their participation and the tournament needs a minimum of five teams under the current format. Hamid al-Shaibani, chairman of the
The illegal blockade on Qatar has not stopped investors from investing in Qatar as they still have the trust and belief in Qatar. “Believe in Qatar, invest in Qatar” is the slogan with which a Turkish businessman, Omer Seyfi Aktulun (pictured), is attracting more investors from Turkey to launch ambitious business ventures in Qatar with confidence. He started Sazeli at Mall of Qatar in partnership with Al Hayat family and invested a staggering QR22m investment a year ago and now he believes it was a great move and called a success. Sazeli is a well-established brand of signature Turkish cuisine with two fine-dining restaurants in Istanbul. “Since the very beginning when I used to visit Qatar to discover investment opportunities, before the opening of Sazeli, I found Qatar a lov
The Philippines has invited foreign investors including Qatari companies to invest in six million hectares of lands available as agro-industrial zones and halal hubs and production zones, said Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Charito Plaza. Plaza was in Qatar to participate in the Qatar-Philippines Food Security Summit (QPFSS). “The purpose of this summit is to gather Qatari investors to take a look at our agro-industrial economic zones and our Halal hubs and production zones. We want to help Qatar in food security and offer the almost six million hectares of agricultural lands to the Qatari government and investors to utilize as agro-industrial economic zones and halal hubs and production zones,” she said. PEZA has been offering attractive incentives
In order to celebrate its new brand identity, Qatar Post has launched a new set of stamps and thereby officially starting its next chapter of postal services. Qatar Post is under a transition phase and is expected to set the postal company on par with the digital world, modern economy and the needs of new customers. Qatar Post’s modernisation process is under way at full speed and is impacting all levels of the postal services. The new stamps symbolizes the modern life style, the 50-dirham stamps, which feature Qatar Post’s new logo and new branded cars, can be found at General Post Office (GPO), as well as its branches spread across the country and philatelic e-shop. Leading the launch of the brand new stamps, Khalid Rustom, head of Philatelic Bureau said, “Qatar Post is alwa
Qatar Airways has reportedly accepted to take the delivery of four Airbus A350 airliners, which was cancelled earlier due to aerospace supplier issues. A deal has been reached allowing the four planes, still in Qatar Airways colours and parked in Toulouse, France, to be delivered “in the near future,” one of the sources said. An Airbus spokesman said: “It is our customers’ privilege to comment on their next deliveries”. The cancellation had put the Airbus in trouble as it had invested $1.2 billion on inventory at list prices. The decision to accept the Airbus will spare millions of dollars for the makers. source