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Qatar is building a futuristic World Cup stadium made entirely of recycled materials

The shipping containers can be assembled in a LEGO-like fashion.

Qatar introduces minimum wage for first time

Qatar has committed to a range of labour law reforms, including the introduction of a minimum wage.

Qatar’s largest solar project to begin construction in 2017

A joint venture between Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) and Qatar Petroleum will begin construction on a 200 megawatt (MW) solar project this year.

Early humans settle in Arabian Peninsula for first time

The harsh climate prevented much settlement in the Arabian peninsula apart from a small number of urban trading settlements, such as Mecca and Medina.