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 2020-07-09 01:01 

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Al-Mohannadi gets praise from ITTF for promoting table tennis...

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) praised the efforts of Qatar's Khalil al-Mohannadi, President of the Qatar and Arab Table Tennis Federations, and ITTF and ATTF First Vice-President, in developing and promoting table tennis, after join...

 2020-07-09 00:59 

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Akram Afif extends contract with Al Sadd until 2025...

Akram Afif will remain with the Al Sadd until 2025, after the club announced yesterday the star forward has signed a new contract. Afif is one of the most prominent stars of Al Sadd, playing a big role in several of the team's recent triumphs...

 2020-07-09 00:57 

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Leaders Al Duhail keen on league restart...

Clubs are continuing their preparations ahead of the resumption of 2019-20 QNB Stars League, with Round 18 matches starting on 24th July. The tournament, which had a long break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will restart as per the general plan and protoco...

 2020-07-09 00:51 

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Self-care is everything but 'care'...

The field of mental wellness is abuzz with the idea of self-care. Apparently, doodling with glittery gel pens is the road to my mental wellness. So are bath salts, yoga, and watching a movie. Like a Chinese takeout menu, the options are numerous and I'...

 2020-07-09 00:49 

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The miracle of tidying up...

Tidying up is a phrasal verb that means to put back things to their proper place. This act makes an initially jumbled place looks neat and more welcoming. In our lives, different aspects need cleaning and re-arranging....

 2020-07-09 00:48 

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At your service...

Ever heard the saying 'Work is Worship?" One of my favourite spiritual teachers in India has another similar lovely, beautiful saying...."Your mind should always be with him and your hands should be doing his work."...

 2020-07-09 00:46 

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Nature's Effect...

How much of your time do you spend in nature? Do you have elements of nature around you and your home? These are the types of questions I remind to ask myself every few months to ensure that I am living a healthy lifestyle....

 2020-07-09 00:45 

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The four-week workout...

Aim to perform each exercise for 30 seconds, with no rest between moves. Then take one minute to recover before repeating....

 2020-07-09 00:38 

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With festival cancelled by virus, Japan fireflies dance alone...

As the sun sets in the Japanese town of Tatsuno, thousands of fireflies begin glowing, producing a spectacle that usually draws crowds of delighted visitors....

 2020-07-09 00:37 

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'Qatar-Malaysia ties to continue to maintain upward trajectory'...

The change of leadership in Malaysia is expected to witness the continuation of Qatar-Malaysia bilateral ties on an upward trajectory, further strengthening the two countries' close and brotherly relations, Malaysian embassy charge d'affaires Moha...

 2020-07-09 00:34 

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It's not just coronavirus: America repeatedly fails at public health...

As the coronavirus outbreak swept the United States, President Donald Trump for months promised high-tech solutions just over the horizon: thousands of new ventilators, miracle drugs and vaccines developed at "warp speed."...

 2020-07-09 00:33 

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Turkey's current account deficit seen at $4bn in May...

Turkey's current account is expected to record a deficit of $4bn in May, down from $5.1bn in April, according to a Reuters poll yesterday that reflected the coronavirus impact on exports and tourism revenues....

 2020-07-09 00:33 

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Not enough data about what's causing Covid-19 to surge...

When demonstrators took to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, the cause was just but the worry was real: Were the marches going to lead to massive new outbreaks of coronavirus just as most of t...

 2020-07-09 00:29 

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Doha Bank bid to bring in more financial firms from Japan to invest in Qatar's capital market...

Doha Bank is strengthening operations in its rep office in Japan to bring in more financial institutions from there to invest in Qatar's capital market, especially through its exchange traded fund (QETF), as the two countries will celebrate the golden...

 2020-07-09 00:28 

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Ooredoo, Batelco join hands to launch 'Global Zone' in Kuwait...

Ooredoo Telecom, the first to introduce innovative digital services in Kuwait, and Batelco have announced the establishment of "Global Zone Kuwait", which will offer an ecosystem platform to further support the enablement of digital transformation...

 2020-07-09 00:26 

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Qatar Central Securities Depository registered QR600mn in treasury bills in June...

The Qatar Central Securities Depository (QCSD) said yesterday that it registered QR600mn in treasury bills issued by the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) in June....

 2020-07-09 00:18 

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Africa takes to the skies again; continent keeps guard up...

Africa is slowly opening up for international air travel although many nations in the continent still face a difficult choice as Covid-19 infections are rapidly rising....

 2020-07-09 00:16 

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Malaysia Aviation Group unveils 'Fly Confidently' campaign...

Airlines under the Malaysia Aviation Group Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and MASwings have unveiled the 'Fly Confidently' campaign, to raise public awareness on the health and safety measures taken by the Group....

 2020-07-09 00:16 

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Duterte says nation can't afford total reopening of economy...

The Philippines will be in "deep trouble" if it totally reopens the economy "in wild abandon" amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, President Rodrigo Duterte warned early yesterday....

 2020-07-09 00:12 

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Top court strips Guaido of opposition party leadership...

Venezuela's Supreme Court, stacked with loyalists of the government of President Nicolas Maduro, has ordered Juan Guaido to relinquish his position as leader of one of the main opposition parties, giving the position to one of his rivals instead....

 2020-07-09 00:09 

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US tech giants face hard choices under HK's new security law...

US tech giants face a reckoning over how Hong Kong's security law will reshape their businesses, with their suspension of processing government requests for user data a stop-gap measure as they weigh options, people close to the industry say....

 2020-07-09 00:07 

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China opens Hong Kong post for its police officials...

China opened a new office yesterday for its intelligence agents to operate openly in Hong Kong for the first time under a tough new security law, in a public display of its tightening control over the finance hub....

 2020-07-09 00:06 

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US-China rivalry broadening from trade to everything...

The US-China rivalry is shifting into new and unpredictable areas, engulfing everything from a popular video app to Hong Kong's status as a global financial hub....

 2020-07-09 00:03 

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Trump threatens to cut funding for schools that do not reopen...

President Donald Trump yesterday threatened to cut off funding to schools that do not open in the fall and criticised a federal health agency's guidelines for reopening schools as "very tough & expensive."...

 2020-07-08 23:58 

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Qatar outlines 2022 World Cup preparations in event to mark bilateral ties with Mexico...

Football fans should expect outstanding hospitality, a family atmosphere and the chance to attend more than one match per day during Qatar 2022 the first FIFA World Cup to be held in the Middle East and Arab world....

 2020-07-08 23:57 

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Alphabet's Loon launches its balloon Internet service in Kenya...

Alphabet Inc began offering the world's first commercial high-speed Internet using balloons to villagers in remote regions of Kenya's Rift Valley yesterday....

 2020-07-08 23:42 

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Itochu makes $5.4bn bid for rest of Japan's FamilyMart...

Itochu Corp is seeking to take full control of convenience-store chain FamilyMart Co through a tender offer valued at as much as 580.9bn ($5.4bn)....

 2020-07-08 23:42 

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Ashghal completes road improvement works in Hazm Al Markhiya and Lejbailat areas...

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) recently completed maintenance and development works on a number of roads in the Hazm Al Markhiya and Lejbailat areas, part of the framework contracts for road maintenance ......

 2020-07-08 23:36 

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A home away from home...

The world was already reeling under issues such as inequality, exploitation, bigotry, and racism when the novel coronavirus came along with a new set of challenges some seven months ago....

 2020-07-08 23:33 

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Sensex drops on eve of quarterly earningsreports; rupee weakens...

India stocks declined at the end of a volatile trading day as investors weighed the gradual resumption of business activity against a steady rise in new coronavirus cases, ahead of the quarterly earnings season starting today....

 2020-07-08 23:33 

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After the pandemic the 'infodemic'...

When a mysterious virus began racing around the globe early this year, scientists at the University of Washington's newly created Center for an Informed Public described it as the perfect storm for bogus information, both innocent and malicious....

 2020-07-08 23:28 

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Cartoon corner...

Cartoon corner...

 2020-07-08 23:20 

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Wall St fears market fragility in $23tn equity rebound...

It's not your imagination: Stock markets are lurching from meltdown to melt-up like never before....

 2020-07-08 23:17 

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Credit Suisse aims for 100% of securities venture in China growth plan...

Credit Suisse wants to raise its China securities joint venture stake to 100% and increase its market share after getting the regulatory green light to take a majority holding, the head of its Asia business said....

 2020-07-08 22:48 

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Amir receives president-elect of UNGA...

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met on Wednesday at his office in Al Bahr Palace, with the President-elect of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) ......

 2020-07-08 22:41 

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FM receives call from Costa Rican counterpart...

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani received on Wednesday a video call from Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Affairs Rodolfo Solano Quiros....

 2020-07-08 19:41 

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GECF holds 36th Executive Board Meeting via video conference...

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) held its 36th Executive Board Meeting, via videoconference due to the Covid-19 restrictions....

 2020-07-08 19:11 

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Qatar sees three-digit growth in building permits issued...

Qatar saw a substantial three-digit growth in the building permits issued in four of its seven municipalities; indicating solid outlook for the construction sector in particular and non-hydrocarbons ......

 2020-07-08 17:55 

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Removal of abandoned vehicles, equipment in Al Shamal...

Al Shamal Municipality's general control section, in co-operation with the North Security Department, has conducted a campaign to remove abandoned vehicles and equipment....

 2020-07-08 17:44 

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Qatar Petroleum wins 'New Venturer of the Year 2020' award...

Qatar Petroleum has received the "New Venturer of the Year Award" as part of the Wood Mackenzie Exploration Awards 2020, in recognition of its outstanding and growing international exploration ......

 2020-07-08 17:25 

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Shops to open, all commercial activities to resume on weekends...

The Cabinet on Wednesday decided that all commercial activities in the country will resume and shops will remain open on weekends, the Qatar News Agency (QNA) reports....

 2020-07-08 17:13 

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QSE settles lower as domestic and foreign funds book profit...

Domestic and foreign funds' net profit booking pressure on Wednesday steered the Qatar Stock Exchange back into negative turf and its key barometer lost 19 points....

 2020-07-08 17:08 

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Nakilat assumes full management and operations of Q-Max LNG carrier Bu Samra...

Nakilat has assumed full ship management and operations of Q-Max LNG (liquefied natural gas) carrier 'Bu Samra' from Shell International Trading and Shipping Company with effect from on Wednesday....

 2020-07-08 16:59 

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Hassad acquires 25% stake in Canadian firm Sunrise Foods International...

Hassad, Qatar's leading investor in the food sector, has successfully closed the acquisition of significant minority shareholding in Sunrise Foods International with a 25% equity stake....

 2020-07-08 16:49 

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IATA 'traveller survey' reveals Covid-19 concerns...

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released public opinion research showing the willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching Covid-19 during air travel....

 2020-07-08 15:43 

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Qatar Wednesday reports 608 new Covid-19 cases, 4 deaths, 1204 recoveries...

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday announced 608 new cases of Covid-19, 4 deaths and 1204 recoveries during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number deaths to 138 and recoveries to 96107 in Qatar....

 2020-07-08 02:06 

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Sanitisation campaign at Dahl Al Hamam Park...

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME)'s committee for supporting voluntary work, in co-operation with Doha Municipality, has carried out a cleaning and sanitisation campaign at Dahl Al Hamam Park with the participation of a number of Qata...

 2020-07-08 02:02 

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Malls will remain a central part of shoppers, says DHFC official...

While digital platforms now play a vital role in retailing, an industry expert said malls and shopping centres still provide unique experiences and offerings that many residents and visitors look for....

 2020-07-08 02:00 

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Qatari Forum for Authors introduces QC's new book...

The Qatari Forum for Authors has introduced a new book on women's pioneering experiences in voluntary work and humanitarian action, which was recently released by Qatar Charity (QC)....

 2020-07-08 01:57 

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50,000 workers served at QRCS quarantine facility in Mekaines...

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has received some 50,000 workers including 12,000 suspected and 38,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases since it was assigned by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in late March to operate the Mekaines quarantine and isolation ...

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