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 2021-04-17 21:32 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Klopp admits Liverpool under pressure in top four race...

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool are under pressure as they try to salvage a troubled season by finishing in the Premier League's top four. Klopp's side have failed to defend the Premier League title they won last term and were knocked out of the Cha...

 2021-04-17 21:32 

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[ Sport ]

Accuser offers apology to Rams' Donald after seeing video...

The man who filed a criminal complaint accusing Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald of assault is now offering an apology to the NFL star....

 2021-04-17 21:32 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Early vaccine rollout, more liquidity, support packages to spur growth...

Early vaccine rollout and government's additional liquidity and financial schemes to cushion the impact of the Covid-induced shock will help Qatar economy recover and gain growth trajectory later this year....

 2021-04-17 21:32 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Doha Bank holds meeting with Sri Lanka delegation; highlights bilateral ties...

Doha Bank has recently held a meeting with Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Member of Parliament of Sri Lanka, State Minister of Money & Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms ......

 2021-04-17 21:32 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Coach Flick wants to quit Bayern at end of season...

Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick dropped a bombshell yesterday by revealing he wants to leave the club world champions at the end of the season. Despite Bayern winning six titles over the last 12 months under Flick, he told Sky that he "wants to b...

 2021-04-17 21:32 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

New star Pidcock winning fans, races and rave reviews...

Much of the focus at cycling's upcoming trio of Belgian classics will be on 21-year-old Briton Tom Pidcock, winner of the Brabantse Pijl cobbled classic in midweek, leaving world-class riders trailing in his wake....

 2021-04-17 21:32 

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[ Sport ]

Lirola double gives Marseille late win over Lorient...

Pol Lirola scored his first two goals for Marseille and hit an injury-time winner as Jorge Sampaoli's side claimed a 3-2 home victory over Lorient in Ligue 1 yesterday....

 2021-04-17 21:32 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Rethinking the European Union's fiscal framework...

Soon after the Covid-19 pandemic hit in spring 2020, the European Union activated the Stability and Growth Pact's general escape clause, thereby suspending the Union's limits on member states' fiscal deficits and government debt....

 2021-04-17 21:32 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Insulting Prophet should be same as denying Holocaust: Khan...

French nationals touched by support from Pakistanis; question, refuse embassy call to leave country...

 2021-04-17 21:32 

Gulf Times

[ Opinion ]

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 2021-04-17 21:32 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Chelsea end City's quadruple quest to reach final...

Chelsea ended Manchester City's quest for a historic quadruple of trophies as Hakim Ziyech's goal earned a 1-0 win to take the Blues into the FA Cup final yesterday....

 2021-04-17 21:32 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Russia, Ukraine expel diplomats as tensions soar...

Russia yesterday said it would expel a Ukrainian diplomat, prompting an immediate pledge of retaliation from Kyiv, further escalating tensions over Moscow's troop build-up on Ukraine's eastern flank....

 2021-04-17 20:02 

Gulf Times

[ Middle East ]

Iran state TV identifies man it says was behind blast at Natanz nuclear site...

Iran's state television on Saturday identified a man it said was behind a recent explosion and power outage at its main Natanz nuclear plant....

 2021-04-17 20:02 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

HBKU College of Science and Engineering highlights research on digital trends...

Designing persuasive technologies that can influence humans to change behaviour, and the ethics of such influence, was the focus of the 16th International Conference on Persuasive Technologies (PT2021) held from April 12-14....

 2021-04-17 20:02 

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[ Qatar ]

Carnegie Mellon Qatar holds online welcome for Class of 2025...

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, welcomed the Class of 2025 with Marhaba Tartans, a day of online sessions to introduce new students to the university....

 2021-04-17 20:02 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Green Tent calls for need of health endowment fund to fight pandemic...

Participants in the first conference of the Green Tent activities affiliated with 'A Flower Each Spring' programme emphasised the importance of endowments in eradicating poverty and hunger, promoting good health and social well-being ......

 2021-04-17 20:02 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Al Duhail eye second successive win...

Al Ahli can't afford another slip up while Al Duhail will be aiming to maintain their perfect start when the two sides meet in Group C of the AFC Champions League on Sunday....

 2021-04-17 20:02 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Persepolis come from behind to beat Al Rayyan...

Persepolis FC flexed their credentials as favourites as they came from behind to defeat Al Rayyan SC 3-1 in Group E of the 2021 AFC Champions League in Margao, India, on Saturday....

 2021-04-17 20:02 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

China's Ant Group is exploring options for Jack Ma to divest stake...

Ant Group is exploring options for founder Jack Ma to divest his stake in the financial technology giant and give up control, as meetings with Chinese regulators signalled to the company that the move could help draw a line under Beijing's scrutiny of...

 2021-04-17 18:32 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

LuLu Qatar announces support for Qatar Charity's 'Ramadan of Hope'...

As part of its community initiative 'Shop & Donate', LuLu Hypermarket Qatar has announced its support for Qatar Charity's (QC) 'Ramadan of Hope' drive for the fourth year in a row....

 2021-04-17 18:32 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Al Meera, QRCS organise Ramadan Crescent Festival to raise donations for families in need...

Al Meera Consumer Goods Company and Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) have launched the Ramadan Crescent Festival, a charity initiative to support families in need....

 2021-04-17 18:32 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Mowasalat joins hands with QC to distribute Karwa SmartCards to workers...

Qatar's national transport provider Mowasalat (Karwa), in partnership with Qatar Charity (QC), will once again distribute free Karwa SmartCards during Ramadan as part of its social responsibility activities....

 2021-04-17 18:32 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Alfardan Premier Motors reveals exclusive Ramadan deals for customers in Qatar...

Alfardan Premier Motors Co, the official retailer of Jaguar Land Rover in Qatar, has announced that it is offering customers special deals on select Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan....

 2021-04-17 18:32 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Geely targets Apple and big tech with its new electric car unit...

Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co will use its new Zeekr electric-car unit to take on tech giants like Apple Inc and Xiaomi Corp, which also have ambitions to enter the burgeoning EV market....

 2021-04-17 18:32 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Thailand central bank unfazed by US currency watchlist inclusion...

The Bank of Thailand has responded to the US decision to keep the nation on watch for currency manipulation by asserting it has stepped into the market only to curb volatility in the baht....

 2021-04-17 18:32 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

40 high school students complete WCM-Q Aspiring Doctors Programme...

Forty students from high schools across Qatar have completed the challenging Qatar Aspiring Doctors Programme (QADP), an initiative run by the Office of Student Outreach and Educational Development at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q)....

 2021-04-17 18:32 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Five dead in protest at Chinese-financed plant in Bangladesh...

At least five people were shot dead and dozens injured when Bangladesh police opened fire Saturday on demonstrating workers at the construction site of a Chinese-financed power plant, officials said....

 2021-04-17 18:32 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

362 face prosecution for Covid-19 measures' violation...

The designated authorities referred 362 people to the Public Prosecution for violating the preventive and precautionary measures enforced in the country to contain the spread of Covid-19, the Ministry of Interior reported on Saturday....

 2021-04-17 18:32 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

LuLu Hypermarket wins 8th CSR Award for 'Best Company in Private Sector'...

A major retailer of the region, LuLu Hypermarket Qatar has won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award in the 'Best Company in the Private Sector' cetegory at the 8th CSR Awards this year ......

 2021-04-17 18:32 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Al Shaqab's Toro Strike wins seasonal debut at Thirsk...

For his first run of 2021, Al Shaqab Racing's homebred Toro Strike cruised to an impressive victory in the Michael Foster Conditions Stakes for four-year-olds and older over 1,400m at Thirsk, UK, enhancing his strike rate to three wins, on Saturday....

 2021-04-17 17:02 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Qatar Chamber takes part in digital edition of 'Hannover Messe 2021'...

Qatar Chamber has participated in the activities of the digital edition of 'Hannover Messe 2021', which was held recently under the theme 'Industrial Transformation' with the participation of the largest production companies in the world....

 2021-04-17 17:02 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

QFC signs MoU with Labuan IBFC to enhance Asia, Mena financial sector...

Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFC Authority) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Labuan IBFC Inc, to develop long-term co-operation and boost economic and financial sector ties between the two financial centres....

 2021-04-17 15:32 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Qatar investments initiatives making the world a better place...

Liquefied natural gas, one of the cleanest fossil fuels and a main pillar of Qatar's economy, is a key tool that Qatar uses to make the world a better place by alleviating the impact of climate change to have a more robust economy, HE the Deputy Prime...

 2021-04-17 12:32 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

QFRDI develops new method to fight corrosion in oil and gas pipelines...

Qatar Foundation Research, Development, and Innovation (QF RDI) along with several partners, has developed a smart version of corrosion coupon to understand more than just the corrosion rate of oil and gas pipelines....

 2021-04-17 12:32 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

362 to face prosecution for violating Covid measures...

The designated authorities on Saturday referred 362 people to the Public Prosecution for violating the preventive and precautionary measures enforced by the country to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19)....

 2021-04-17 11:01 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Russian security service detains Ukraine diplomat...

Russia's FSB security service said on Saturday it had detained a Ukrainian diplomat, accusing him of receiving sensitive information from a Russian national....

 2021-04-17 11:01 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Vaccination for all attendees of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: FM...

There are programmes under development to provide vaccination for all the attendees of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Friday....

 2021-04-17 09:31 

Gulf Times

[ Community ]

ACS Doha students inspired by leading innovators...

Leading innovators from the worlds of sustainability, healthcare and education have been inspiring the next generation of leaders at an ACS Doha virtual round table the fourth and final event in a series, entitled 'The World Needs Innovators'....

 2021-04-17 09:31 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Remote cheating leads to 'corona degrees' in Greece...

Shuttered for over a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Greek universities are now grappling with a surge in online exam cheating giving rise to a new reality: the...

 2021-04-17 08:01 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Videos pile pressure on US police over racism, killings...

More shocking bodycam footage, more fatal shootings by officers, and a murder trial nearing its conclusion -- public trust in the US police has seldom been more strained....

 2021-04-17 08:01 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Giant clam shells worth $24.8 million seized in Philippine raid...

Philippine authorities said Saturday they have seized some 200 tonnes of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth nearly $25 million in one of the biggest known operations of its kind in the country....

 2021-04-17 08:01 

Gulf Times

[ Community ]

DPS-MIS girls win runners-up trophy at Qatar National Championship...

Six senior girls of the DPS-Modern Indian School (DPS-MIS) participated in the Qatar Debate Nationals (Girls) and bagged the runner-up trophy. The competition was organised through online platform Zoom recently....

 2021-04-17 08:01 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Two Russian cosmonauts, NASA astronaut return from ISS...

Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut touched down Saturday on the steppe of Kazakhstan following a half-year mission on the International Space Station, footage broadcast by the Russian space agency showed...

 2021-04-17 06:31 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

'Tasmu a highly valued programme for health sector in Qatar'...

The Smart Qatar Programme (Tasmu), one of the key initiatives led by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), is a highly valued programme for the health sector in Qatar, a health official has said....

 2021-04-17 06:31 

Gulf Times

[ Community ]

KSQ conducts annual blood donation camp...

The Karnataka Sangha Qatar (KSQ) recently organised its annual blood donation camp at the Hamad Blood Donation Centre....

 2021-04-16 23:00 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

India pledges big boost in vaccine output as Covid-19 cases surge...

India pledged yesterday to raise monthly production of its own Covid-19 vaccine about tenfold to nearly 100mn doses by September, as immunisations have slowed in the country despite a surge in new infections....

 2021-04-16 23:00 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Nine dead in shooting at FedEx facility in US...

A gunman killed at least eight people at a FedEx facility in the mid-western US city of Indianapolis before turning the gun on himself in the latest in a string of mass shootings in the country, authorities said yesterday....

 2021-04-16 23:00 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Opponents of Myanmar coup form unity govt, aim for 'federal democracy'...

Opponents of Myanmar's junta announced a National Unity Government yesterday including ousted members of parliament and leaders of anti-coup protests and ethnic minorities, saying their aim was to end military rule and restore democracy....

 2021-04-16 23:00 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Prince Philip's car becomes Sri Lankan royal artefact...

An almost 90-year-old car that once belonged to Britain's late Prince Philip is now the centrepiece of a seaside museum in Sri Lanka....

 2021-04-16 21:30 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

TDV the enabler for innovation in ICT sector...

To support Qatar's digital ecosystem and accelerate the implementation of smart solutions and applications, the Smart Qatar Programme (Tasmu) of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) oversees the Tasmu Digital Valley (TDV), which acts as...

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