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 2021-04-18 00:01 

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Klopp warns Liverpool to prepare for 'special' Leeds test...

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has hailed Leeds United's fearless approach under coach Marcelo Bielsa and warned his players of the unique challenges the Yorkshire outfit pose, unlike any other team in the Premier League....

 2021-04-17 23:20 

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Qatar reports nine deaths and 827 Covid-19 cases on April 17...

Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 827 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and 659 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 173,257....

 2021-04-17 22:41 

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China's Ant explores ways for Jack Ma to exit as Beijing piles pressure: Sources...

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 signaled to the company that the move could help draw a line under Beijing's scrutiny of ...

 2021-04-17 21:45 

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MLS says Inter Miami violated budget rules to sign Matuidi...

Major League Soccer (MLS) has said that Inter Miami's signing of French World Cup-winning midfielder Blaise Matuidi last year was not in compliance with their roster and budget rules and that the club could face sanctions....

 2021-04-17 20:33 

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Pfizer CEO sees need for third Covid vaccine booster dose likely within 12 months...

The United States is preparing for the possibility that a booster shot will be needed between nine to 12 months after people are initially vaccinated against COVID-19, a White House official said on Thursday....

 2021-04-17 20:06 

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MoI refers 362 for Covid-19 precautionary measure violations...

Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials have intensified efforts to take action against individuals violating various Covid-19 precautionary measures in the country and have reported 362 violations in the country....

 2021-04-17 15:51 

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Al Sadd eye full points against strong Al Nassr; Al Rayyan face Persepolis...

Al Sadd will be looking to collect full points against a 'strong' Al Nassr side when the familiar opponents meet on the second matchday in Group D of the 2021 AFC Champions League today....

 2021-04-17 15:39 

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Qatari aid shipment arrives in Lebanon...

The General Authority of Customs (GAC), through the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), provided a shipment of aid to the Lebanese Customs as a continuation of the humanitarian response implemented by the State of Qatar in the Lebanese Republic following t...

 2021-04-17 15:11 

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Museums organise virtual activities during Ramadan...

A number of museums in Qatar are organising online activities in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan....

 2021-04-17 14:49 

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New medicine adopted for Covid-19 patients: HMC official...

Medical Director of the Communicable Disease Center at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Dr. Muna Al Maslamani, has said that new medicine has been adopted for COVID-19 infected people in emergency case....

 2021-04-17 01:15 

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Talking with providers to make sure everyone attending Qatar World Cup is vaccinated: FM...

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke through video conference at this year's Raisina Dialogue, hosted by the Observer Research Foundation, a Doha Forum partner, and in partnership wit...

 2021-04-16 22:30 

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Ten deaths, 978 Covid-19 cases in Qatar on April 16...

Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 978 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and 613 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 172,598....

 2021-04-15 22:59 

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Cabinet issues draft law on mortgaging movable funds...

The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the regular Cabinet meeting yesterday through video conferencing....

 2021-04-15 22:54 

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Mosques to open 10 minutes before second azan for Friday prayer...

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has said that the mosques will open 10 minutes before...

 2021-04-15 22:38 

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Nine deaths, 989 Covid-19 cases in Qatar on April 15...

Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 989 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and 597 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 171,985....

 2021-04-15 22:16 

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Qatar Education Ministry amends calendar for 2021-2022 Academic Year...

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has announced an amendment to the calendar of the 2021-22 Academic Year....

 2021-04-15 20:31 

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Cabinet approves draft law allowing non-Qataris to own 100% capital of listed Qatari companies...

The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H E Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the regular Cabinet meeting yesterday through video conferencing....

 2021-04-15 18:50 

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Traffic dept seizes vehicle after video showing improper driving...

The General Directorate of Traffic at the Ministry of Interior seized a vehicle after a video went viral showing a car moving on the road without a front tyre....

 2021-04-15 18:36 

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Indian Embassy to give priority online appointment for healthcare workers...

Expressing gratitude to Indian healthcare workers in Qatar, who are working tirelessly during Covid-19 pandemic, the Embassy of India has launched a separate online appointment system giving priority to their requests....

 2021-04-15 17:27 

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Qatar Armed Forces hold capsule medical evacuation drill...

Qatar Armed Forces, represented by the Amiri Air Force, conducted the "capsule medical evacuation" exercise at Al Udeid Air Base....

 2021-04-15 17:11 

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Qatar Museums sponsors 2021 Ro Plastic Prize...

In line with its commitment to combine design excellence with environmental stewardship and sustainability, Qatar Museums (QM) yesterday announced that it is the official main partner of the 2021 Ro Plastic Prize, part of RoGUILTLESSPLASTIC, the internati...

 2021-04-15 16:06 

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J&J Covid-19 vaccine in limbo as US panel delays vote on resuming shots...

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine remained in limbo on Wednesday as a U.S. health panel called for more data before making a decision on how and whether to resume use of the one-dose shot, putting off a vote for a week or more....

 2021-04-15 06:41 

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Cabinet announces support to private sector closed due to Covid-19 precautionary measures...

The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H E Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the regular Cabinet meeting this afternoon through video conferencing....

 2021-04-15 02:50 

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More than 80% of over 60 years of age received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose: Official...

The Ministry of Public Health has announced a major milestone for the National COVID-19 Vaccination Program with 81 percent of people over 60 years of age having now received at least one vaccine dose since the start of the program....

 2021-04-15 02:11 

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Covid-19 vaccine recommended for at risk pregnant women and breastfeeding mums: Expert...

Pregnant women who have chronic medical conditions that could further increase their risk for severe COVID-19 as well as those whose work puts them at increased risk for getting infected should consider taking the vaccine, advises Qatar's National Hea...

 2021-04-15 01:15 

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Ras Abu Aboud Stadium comes to life: A symbol of innovation and sustainability...

When the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world takes place next year, the legacy the tournament leaves will be measured in many forms....

 2021-04-15 00:39 

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Eight deaths, 984 Covid-19 cases in Qatar on April 14...

Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 984 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and 601 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 171,388....

 2021-04-14 21:07 

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Amir pardons prisoners on the occasion of Ramadan...

The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani issued Wednesday an Amiri gesture pardoning a number of prisoners, on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan....

 2021-04-14 20:24 

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Seven people booked for not installing Ehteraaz; over 350 violations reported...

Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials have intensified efforts to take action against individuals violating various Covid-19 precautionary measures in the country and have reported 369 violations in the country....

 2021-04-14 20:00 

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Pakistan's Babar dethrones India's Kohli in ODI rankings...

Pakistan captain Babar Azam ended India counterpart Virat Kohli's more than three-year reign as the top ranked one-day batsman in the latest official rankings published on Wednesday....

 2021-04-14 18:56 

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CBSE cancels class 10 board exams, defers class 12; to affect Indian schools in Qatar...

The Indian Education Ministry had announced its decision to defer the Class 12 exams and cancel the Class 10 Board exams for CBSE....

 2021-04-14 18:50 

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Famous Turkish chef Burak to open restaurant in Qatar...

Famous Turkish Chef and Instagram sensation Burak zdemir announced on social media that he will be opening a branch of his restaurant in Qatar soon....

 2021-04-14 17:22 

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Subsidised mutton at five abattoirs during Ramadan...

Director of Public Relations Department of Widam Food Company, Musa Ahmed Al Othman, has said that the initiative to support meat prices during the month of Ramadan began on Saturday in five abattoirs, as the demand for meat increases during the month....

 2021-04-14 17:11 

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Katara launches virtual Ramadan events, competitions...

With its streets and corridors all decked up with crescentshaped bright lights and Ramadan greetings, the beautiful atmosphere of the advent of the holy month of Ramadan is palpable at the Cultural Village Foundation (Katara)....

 2021-04-14 16:43 

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Students to attend classes from 9am to 12:35pm in Ramadan: Education Ministry...

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has announced that students' attendance during the blessed month of Ramadan starts from 9am until 12:35pm, with five lessons per day, provided that each school organises the schedule for broadcasting at a...

 2021-04-14 16:32 

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Night vegetable markets to open from tomorrow: MME official...

The seasonal vegetable markets (agricultural yards) will start operating from tomorrow night (April 15) for the holy month of Ramadan....

 2021-04-14 15:25 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar, Turkey and UN to co-host Afghan peace conference...

The Republic of Turkey, the State of Qatar and the United Nations are co-convening a high-level and inclusive meeting between representatives from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban, in Istanbul from April 24 to May 4, 2021....

 2021-04-14 04:28 

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MoPH clarified guidelines on gatherings...

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), on Twitter, clarified guidelines on gatherings....

 2021-04-14 03:18 

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New COVID-19 field hospital opens at Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital...

The second phase of the new Field Hospital at Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital, which provides an additional 100 acute beds to care for COVID-19 patients, opened Tuesday....

 2021-04-14 02:39 

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Xavi leads Al-Sadd into the Asian Champions League...

Xavi Hernandez was touted as a future coach of Barcelona even before leading Al-Sadd to the Qatar league title undefeated earlier this month....

 2021-04-14 00:55 

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Qatar stresses commitment to support COVAX global initiative at UN forum...

The State of Qatar stressed its commitment to the COVAX global initiative for providing access to COVID-19 vaccine on an international scale, stressing that the disproportionate negative impact of the pandemic requires paying special attention to the most...

 2021-04-13 22:44 

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Five people die of Covid-19 in Qatar; 250 travellers test positive on April 13...

Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 981 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and 593 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 170,787....

 2021-04-13 22:14 

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Qatar National Tourism Council to train 6,000 Karwa drivers in service excellence...

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mowasalat (Karwa) to train its Karwa staff in service excellence and enhance their knowledge of the destination's offerings. The MoU marks the first phase of the new...

 2021-04-13 21:35 

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Ministry takes action against company for workers housing violation...

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs, represented by the Labor Inspection Department, detected a violation in one of the workers' housing for a company working in the field of hygiene and hospitality in the Al-Khaisa ar...

 2021-04-13 19:53 

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100 acute beds added for Covid-19 patients at Hazm Mebaireek Hospital...

The second phase of the new Field Hospital at Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital opens today....

 2021-04-13 19:44 

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Road closure on Dafna Street for six months: Ashghal...

Ashghal will close Dafna Street for six months in both directions between its intersection with Omar Al Mukhtar St and its intersection with Balhambar Street for Street development works....

 2021-04-13 19:18 

The Peninsula Qatar

Ministry approves one more health facility for Covid-19 PCR test...

Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has added one more private health facility to do PCR test for the novel coronavirus....

 2021-04-13 19:08 

The Peninsula Qatar

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos tests positive for COVID-19...

Spain and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has tested positive for COVID-19, his club said on Tuesday....

 2021-04-13 19:01 

The Peninsula Qatar

Cloudy weather to continue until Thursday; light rain in North of Qatar...

Numerical forecast maps indicate the continuation of cloudy weather with chances of scattered rain from Tuesday until the beginning of Thursday stated the Qatar Weather department....

 2021-04-13 17:50 

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Janan vessel begins research journey...

Janan Research Vessel kicked off its research journey on Sunday to study the state of marine environment in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) within the program of monitoring the marine environment of the State of Qatar, implemented by the Ministry of Mun...

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