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 2018-01-16 09:38 

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Hamad International Airport welcomed 120 million passengers since its launch...

HIA successfully recovered its passenger numbers with an average monthly increase of 3.75 percent in the second half of year, after the initial drop in volume in June 2017 due to the restrictions imposed on the country....

 2018-01-16 09:38 

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PM to unveil 2nd phase of National Traffic Safety Strategy...

Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani will unveil the action plan for the second phase of National Traffic Safety Strategy (2018-2022) today at the InterContinental Hotel....

 2018-01-16 09:25 

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Qatar Scientific Club to hold Scientific Researchers Competition...

Independent preparatory and secondary school students are participating in the second edition of "Scientific Researchers Competition" being organised by Qatar Scientific Club...

 2018-01-16 09:25 

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QC in deal with Qatar Pharma to supply medicines to Syria...

Sponsored by Qatar Fund for Development, Qatar Charity and Qatar Pharma signed a partnership and cooperation agreement worth $1 million to supply medicines and medical consumables for the humanitarian response in Syria....

 2018-01-16 09:05 

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HMC's new Tobacco Control Center opened...

H E Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, the Minister of Public Health, officially inaugurated Hamad Medical Corporation's new Tobacco Control Center....

 2018-01-16 09:05 

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Defence Minister meets British Secretary of State for Defence...

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs H E Dr Khalid bin Mohamed AI Attiyah, met with Gavin Williamson, UK Secretary of State for Defence, yesterday. The Deputy Prime Minister is on three-day formal visit to the United Kingdom...

 2018-01-16 09:05 

The Peninsula Qatar

PM: 90% of road, infrastructure projects to end in June...

Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani said yesterday that 90 percent of the infrastructure projects and roads will be completed in June....

 2018-01-16 08:57 

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Qatar Airways' Qsuite offers the industry's first-ever double bed in Business Class....

Qatar Airways will participate in the inaugural Kuwait Aviation Show 2018, where it will display the Boeing 777 fitted with its award-winning, revolutionary new Business Class seat, Qsuite....

 2018-01-16 08:18 

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Qatari-Turkish Economic forum to discuss cross investments...

The high-profile Qatari-Turkish Economic Forum set to open here today will explore the possibilities of cross investment opportunities....

 2018-01-16 03:51 

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Strong wind, high sea tonight in Qatar...

Weather in Qatar tonight until 6 a.m. on Tuesday will be cold by night and hazy to misty at places inshore, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather report....

 2018-01-16 03:37 

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Emir holds telephone conversation with Trump...

The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Monday held via telephone a conversation with President of the United States of America Donald Trump...

 2018-01-16 03:12 

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Emir, Erdogan discuss strengthening strategic cooperation...

The Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met on Monday with HE President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

 2018-01-16 02:16 

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Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani made to stay back in UAE for allowing daughters to travel: Brother...

Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani's health deteriorated this morning due to the pressure exerted on him and was taken to hospital....

 2018-01-16 00:06 

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No report about incident involving commercial aircraft in the region: US Air Force...

US Air Force Central Command, which is based at the al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar, was quoted in a media report saying that they did not have any information about any incident involving civilian airline....

 2018-01-15 23:28 

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Emir arrives in Ankara...

The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani arrived in Ankara Monday for a working visit to the Republic of Turkey....

 2018-01-15 21:46 

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Qatar denies intercepting UAE plane...

Qatar on Monday denied that it had intercepted a UAE passenger plane headed to neighbouring Bahrain, shortly after the United Arab Emirates accused Qatari fighter jets of intercepting a flight....

 2018-01-15 20:39 

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Bollywood icon Kareena Kapoor to walk the ramp in Qatar...

Bollywood superstar Kareena Kapoor Khan will be visiting Qatar on January 17 for the Bollywood Fashion Week, which is being held as part of Shop Qatar 2018....

 2018-01-15 19:36 

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Syrian foreign ministry blasts new US-backed border force -state media...

The Syrian government denounced a new border force which the United States is building with its militia allies in northern Syria as a...

 2018-01-15 16:48 

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People evacuated from Indonesia Stock Exchange after reports of collapsed structure - Metro TV...

Dozens of people were seen running from the Indonesian Stock Exchange in central Jakarta on Monday, Metro TV showed, after unconfirmed reports of a collapsed structure inside the building....

 2018-01-15 16:17 

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Poor horizontal visibility makes driving a challenge in Qatar...

Dense fog continues to form in Doha and eastern-northern coasts of Qatar said the Qatar Meteorology Department in a tweet....

 2018-01-15 08:55 

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Over 2.46 million passengers use E-gates at HIA...

Hamad International Airport plans to open 20 new E-gates with 10 gates at the departure lounge and as many at the arrivals lounge soon....

 2018-01-15 08:53 

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Katara winter fest from Thursday...

The Cultural Village Foundation - Katara is all set to host the fifth edition of the Winter Festival from Thursday until January 22 featuring an array of entertainment and cultural activities....

 2018-01-15 08:53 

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17 falconers qualified for next round...

A total of 17 falconers have qualified for the next round of the falcon competition Al-Tala at the 9th International Marmi Falcon Festival taking place in the Sakhat Sealine and will continue until January 27....

 2018-01-15 08:44 

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Sidra Medicine opens hospital building...

Sidra Medicine, a speciality health care organisation for children, young people and women and a member of Qatar Foundation, yesterday opened its new hospital building....

 2018-01-15 08:43 

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Qatar Post opens re-branded Al Rayyan, Lulu branches...

Qatar Post Chairman and Managing Director Faleh Al Naemi said that soon Made in Qatar products would be available on e-commerce platform for buyers in Turkey. He said that the response of people on Q-Posts e-commerce platform was good which would further ...

 2018-01-15 08:01 

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National Car Company introduces all-new Mazda 2018 models...

National Car Company, sole agent of Mazda in Qatar, introduced the all-new 2018 Mazda 6, Mazda CX3 and Mazda CX9. ...

 2018-01-15 08:00 

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JRE offers investment opportunity in Istanbul...

Just Real Estate (JRE), the leading property service provider in Qatar, is offering an exciting investment opportunity in Istanbul one of the worlds most cosmopolitan and inclusive cities where Europe and Asia meet....

 2018-01-15 08:00 

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Qatar develops high-yielding breed of sheep...

Under a research project to increase reproduction of animals for meat and milk, the Livestock Research Unit at the Agricultural Research Department run by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment created a high yielding breed of sheep, with genetic mo...

 2018-01-15 04:33 

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Qatar monitoring Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani incident...

Qatar is closely monitoring the situation, but due to the total severance of ties with the UAE it is difficult to clearly establish the circumstances surrounding the situation. ...

 2018-01-15 04:09 

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Department of Meteorology warns of poor visibility offshore tonight...

Offshore, it will be hazy to foggy at places later, the report added, warning of poor visibility at places by night....

 2018-01-15 03:34 

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Interview of applicants for new jobs will begin soon: Ministry of Education...

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education is currently completing the screening process of more than 37,000 job applications from various nationalities inside and outside Qatar....

 2018-01-15 00:45 

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UAE detains Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani...

Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani said in a video posted online that he is currently detained in UAE and not allowed to go out of the country....

 2018-01-14 22:58 

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Qatar inflation edges up 0.1% in December...
 2018-01-14 22:50 

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Qatar's modified arbitration regime attractive for international investors...

Qatars modified arbitration regime is making the country more attractive for companies as an ideal place to settle their disputes, according to a London-based expert....

 2018-01-14 22:42 

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Ministry recalls phone cases for causing rashes and burns...

Ministry of Economy and Commerce has issued a recall of Victoria's Secret Liquid glitter iPhone cases from the market....

 2018-01-14 21:36 

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Sidra Medicine delivers first baby at its facility...

Sidra Medicine delivered their first baby today in their state-of-the-art facility. ...

 2018-01-14 20:54 

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The First Investor acquires another German asset...

The asset is another unique blend to TFI Euro Income Fund (The Fund), which was launched in 2017 with sharia compliant stature. The diversity of the Euro Funds assets (Germany and France) will provide investors with sustainable high-yield and potential ca...

 2018-01-14 20:04 

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Al Kaabi concludes high-profile China visit...

Turkey's CNOOC and Qatar Petroleum had partnered with Shell as the winning bidding consortium for the Alto de Cabo Frio-Oeste block in the prolific Santos hydrocarbon basin offshore Brazil late last year....

 2018-01-14 19:55 

The Peninsula Qatar

Mobile radar to monitor six Qatar roads (Sunday, January 14)...

Qatar Traffic Department has been taking various steps and initiatives to ensure speeding and related accidents do not occur. ...

 2018-01-14 18:17 

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Kids from Qatar break Antarctica Marathon record...

Zara Rahim (11) and Mekaal Rahim (9), residents of Qatar, have broken the record for the youngest female, male respectively in the world to complete a full marathon in Antarctica....

 2018-01-14 18:15 

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Pakistan, Bangladesh expats get extra value for money...

Pakistani and Bangladeshi expatriates benefitted most by currency fluctuation last year. Pakistani rupee weakened by almost 6 percent in 2017 while Bangladeshi taka depreciated by around 5 percent during the year, giving expatriates of these countries ext...

 2018-01-14 18:10 

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'Hyundai Drive' calls at Hamad Port...

Hamad Port, Qatars gateway to world trade, announced yesterday the addition of a new service from South Korean shipping line Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) to its growing network list....

 2018-01-14 18:10 

The Peninsula Qatar

Hamad Port adds South Korea to its growing network...

Hamad Port, Qatars gateway to world trade, announced yesterday the addition of a new service from South Korean shipping line Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) to its growing network list....

 2018-01-14 17:47 

The Peninsula Qatar

Baladna plans IPO; to export products soon...

Baladna announced yesterday it plans to hold its initial public offering (IPO) during the first half of 2018....

 2018-01-14 15:56 

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Claims panel gets more complaints on real estate losses...

More than 10 complaints have been filed during the last week at the Compensation Claims Committee from citizens and residents who were affected by the ongoing blockade on Qatar by the three GCC countries, an official at the committee said....

 2018-01-14 03:08 

The Peninsula Qatar

14 Qatari companies take part in Complast Vietnam 2018 exhibition...
 2018-01-14 00:24 

The Peninsula Qatar

Man gets jail for stealing colleague's passport...

The Court of First Instance sentenced a man for six months in jail for stealing his colleague's passport...

 2018-01-13 23:38 

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Lebanese pop star Ramy Ayach to perform in Qatar...

Lebanese singing sensation Ramy Ayach will perform in Qatar as part of the Shop Qatar 2018. The Arabic singer, who is very popular in the region, will enthral the music lovers of Qatar on Thursday, February 8 at the Festival city. Ayach will be performing...

 2018-01-13 22:33 

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15 shoppers win 2 BMW and QR500,000 cash at first week raffle draw of Shop Qatar 2018...

The first of the festivals four weekly raffle draw was held at Mall of Qatar and 15 winners walked away with two BMW cars and QR 500,000 in cash prizes. Around 25,000 vouchers were entered into the draw throughout the first 5 days of Shop Qatar (7 11 Jan...

 2018-01-13 21:53 

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Hamad Port to receive its largest container vessel today...

MV Hyundai Drive will be the largest container vessel to make its maiden call in Qatar since the opening of Hamad Port....

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