Winners Announced: 2020 Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation

"This round -- the prize's sixth -- awarded translations between Arabic and seven different languages: English, Persian, Pashto, Bengali, Swedish, Korean and Hausa."

Qatari Poet Muhammad Al Ajami, Serving 15-year Sentence, Pardoned by Emir

Qatari poet Muhammad al-Ajami -- who was the target of an international solidarity movement because of his 15-year prison sentence -- has been pardoned, according to the UN's Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: Al Ajami’s release reportedly came through "intercession of Khalid Bin Rakan Al Ajami, the chief of the tribe of which … Continue reading Qatari Poet Muhammad Al Ajami, Serving 15-year Sentence, Pardoned by Emir