Qatar Launches ‘Katara Publishing House’

"Every year, we have been publishing about 60 novels under the Katara Novels project plus other books on Qatari history, culture, heritage and traditions. We wanted to bring all these under one umbrella to make publishing more professional and systematic."

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