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Amnesty Int’l accuses Qatar of failing to protect domestic workers

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An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the Gulf state over its labor practices as it gears up to host the 2022 World Cup.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

2 Filipinos killed in Qatar blast

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Firemen work at the site of an explosion in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. A apparent gas explosion Thursday at a restaurant near a filling station in the Qatari capital killed a dozen people and wounded several more, emergency services officials in the energy-rich Gulf nation said. (AP Photo)

Two Filipinos were killed and two others were injured in a gas explosion at a Turkish restaurant near a filling station in Qatar’s capital Doha on Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Friday.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2 Filipinos killed, 2 others injured in Qatar blast

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Firemen work at the site of an explosion in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. A apparent gas explosion Thursday at a restaurant near a filling station in the Qatari capital killed a dozen people and wounded several more, emergency services officials in the energy-rich Gulf nation said. (AP Photo)

Two Filipinos were killed on Thursday when a gas tank exploded at a Turkish restaurant in Doha, Qatar, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH to bat for cleaner air quicker at climate talks

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The Philippines will push for a five-year extension of the Kyoto Protocol—the international treaty that binds developed nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions—during the next round of climate change talks in Doha, Qatar, which begins Monday.

Posted: November 25th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

3 Filipinos die, 1 hurt in Doha mall fire—DFA

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Emergency vehicles stand outside the Villaggio Mall, in Doha's west end, as a fire took hold of the upscale mall in the Qatari capital of Doha Monday May 28, 2012. Qatar's Interior Ministry said 13 children were among 19 people killed in a fire that broke out at one of the Gulf state's fanciest shopping mall on Monday. The Villaggio opened in 2006 and is one of Qatar's most popular shopping and amusement destinations. It includes an ice skating rink and indoor Venice-style gondola rides. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

Three Filipinos died of asphyxiation in a fire that erupted at a nursery in Villaggio mall, Doha, Qatar, on Monday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a report from Radyo Inquirer early Tuesday.

Posted: May 29th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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