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Qatar allows women to perform military service

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Women in Qatar will be allowed to perform military service for the first time while extending the conscription time for men under a law issued by the emir of the country and reported Thursday by an official media.

Women over the age of 18 will be able to volunteer for military service, while men will now serve one year instead of three months .

« All Qatari men between the ages of 18 and 35 (…) are required to perform their military service,  » the official QNA news agency said.  » The national service for women is voluntary,  » they added.

According to specialized sources, this is the first time that women are allowed to perform their military service in Qatar, even if some already perform administrative functions in the army.

The decision to expand conscription comes as Qatar has been at the heart of a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf for the last 10 months .

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