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 2020-07-02 04:33 

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Qatar formally bid to host 2027 AFC Asian Cup...

The QFA high ranking official said Qatar is ahead of schedule with its large-scale preparations to stage the FIFA World Cup, saying the event will bring the football fans together for 'unforgettable experience'....

 2020-07-02 03:36 

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Qatar passes peak, new cases continues to fall but Covid-19 still a threat : Health Minister...

hope that with the help of everyone in the community in following the preventative measures we will be able to return all seven COVID-19 dedicated hospitals to normal patient care,...

 2020-07-02 02:27 

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Aspire Zone launches Summer Virtual Program for 2020...

The sessions will be three times a week on the official Instagram page of Aspire Zone,...

 2020-07-02 00:15 

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Qatar reports 915 Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths and 2401 recoveries on July 1...

Ministry of Public Health today announces 915 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), and 2,401 people recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered from the virus in Qatar to 83,965. Two new deaths were also recorde...

 2020-07-01 21:07 

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Qatar cabinet removes working hours limit for private sector...

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

 2020-07-01 20:34 

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Griezmann decline deepens with stoppage time cameo against Atletico...

Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann must have been relishing Tuesday's match with former club Atletico Madrid, but even with his side drawing 2-2 and needing a winner to rescue their ailing La Liga title bid, he was not called upon until added time....

 2020-07-01 19:24 

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Dybala solo goal, Ronaldo rocket set up Juve win...

Juventus secured a 3-1 win at lowly Genoa on Tuesday to stay four points clear at the top of Serie A thanks to a solo goal by Paulo Dybala, a long-range rocket from Cristiano Ronaldo and an exquisite curling shot by Douglas Costa....

 2020-07-01 18:26 

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C Wallet secures over QR2m in grants, funding...

Qatar-based financial technology startup, C Wallet Services, has successfully secured more than QR2m in grants and funding in its first year. C Wallet Services' 'cwallet' is Qatar's first and only mobile application (app) to facilitate ban...

 2020-07-01 18:20 

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QIIB launches salary cards to pay workers' salaries...

Within the framework of its integrated corporate solutions, QIIB announced the launch of its latest corporate solution- the salary card that allows companies to pay workers' salaries in an easy and convenient manner, in compliance with the requirement...

 2020-07-01 17:50 

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UCC Holding extends support to first conference on public-private partnership...

UCC Holding, a leading general contracting company in Qatar, announced yesterday to have extended its support of the first PPP conference that aims to develop the partnership between the public and private sectors....

 2020-07-01 17:35 

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QORC: Al Sulaiti emerges champion in face-off against Leopard Racing...

Qatar's champion rider Saeed Al Sulaiti emerged overall winner in the online face-off between the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) team and Leopard Racing's Luxembourg with his sixth consecutive podium finish yesterday....

 2020-07-01 17:03 

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Qatar Airways to launch three weekly flights to Toronto from Saturday...

Qatar Airways announced yesterday it will operate three weekly flights to Toronto Pearson International Airport from July 4, Saturday....

 2020-07-01 16:26 

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39 projects chosen for DFI's 2020 Spring Grants...

An impressive slate of 39 projects by first-and-second-time filmmakers from around the world and established names from the Arab world have been selected for the Doha Film Institute's (DFI) Spring 2020 Grants cycle....

 2020-07-01 15:38 

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High-tech traffic control improves road safety...

Colonel Mohammed Radi Al Hajri, Director of Traffic Awareness Department at the Ministry of Interior (MoI), has said that the Department has paid great attention to improving road safety, through the use of modern technologies for monitoring and controlli...

 2020-07-01 06:36 

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Entry and exit points to and from the Industrial Area cancelled from tomorrow...

All members of society should continue to take precautions and follow recommended guidelines to ensure the successful implementation of the gradual lifting of the restrictions imposed in the State of Qatar,...

 2020-07-01 05:40 

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Blast reported at clinic in busy district of Iran's capital...

The incident follows an explosion last week near a military site on the outskirts of Tehran that officials blamed on a gas tank....

 2020-07-01 03:23 

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Upon directives of the Amir, Qatar pledges $100m to alleviate suffering of Syrian people...

The time has come for the international community to work hard to stop the killing machine of the Syrian regime and put an end to its increasing violence,...

 2020-06-30 23:57 

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Lampard rules out Chelsea move for free agent Angel Gomes...

Frank Lampard said Tuesday that Chelsea had not made a bid for free agent Angel Gomes and was tight-lipped over a link with West Ham midfielder Declan Rice....

 2020-06-30 23:25 

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Qatar reports 982 COVID-19 cases and 1394 recoveries on June 30...

Ministry of Public Health recorded 982 confirmed new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), with 1394 people having recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered from the disease in Qatar to 81564 cases...

 2020-06-30 21:11 

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Indian ministry announces 193 flights from Qatar to six states in July-Aug...

Indian government has published a list of 193 flights from Qatar to various states of India in the month of July and August as part of the Vande Bharat Mission Phase 4, which repatriates Indian citizen from various parts of the world....

 2020-06-30 21:03 

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Shell says will take up to $22bn hit from coronavirus...

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell will take a vast charge of up to $22 billion (19.6 billion euros) due to chronic fallout from coronavirus and collapsing oil prices, it announced Tuesday....

 2020-06-30 20:13 

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Petrol and diesel prices to go up in July...

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has announced today the prices of super and premium grade petrol and diesel for July....

 2020-06-30 20:02 

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Football will help us return to some kind of normalcy, writes Xavi...

Earlier this month, from my home in Qatar, I watched intently as the country announced the completion of Education City Stadium and paid tribute to frontline healthcare workers in this country and beyond who have risked their lives to help us all during t...

 2020-06-30 19:55 

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Sidra Medicine develops second COVID-19 rapid testing method...

Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, has developed a simplified and rapid, second COVID-19 testing method. The new method uses a pre-treatment of the specimen (swab sample) to replace the ribonucleic acid (RNA) extraction process, currently neede...

 2020-06-30 19:39 

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Al Wakra beaches to reopen on July 1...

Ministry of Municipality and Environment has announced that it will reopen the Al Wakra Public Beach and the Al Wakra Beach for Families from tomorrow, July 1....

 2020-06-30 17:49 

The Peninsula Qatar

Six Pakistan players to join England tour after negative virus test...

Six players have been cleared to join Pakistan's cricket tour to England after recording two successive negative COVID-19 tests, officials said on Tuesday....

 2020-06-30 17:18 

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Kuwait to resume commercial flights, doesn't see full capacity until Aug. 2021...

Kuwait will partially resume commercial flights from August, but does not expect to reach full capacity until a year later, the civil aviation authority said, as its aviation sector gradually recovers from a suspension sparked by the COVID-19 crisis....

 2020-06-30 16:02 

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Min'ha wins Gr2 P/A Criterium des Pouliches...

H H Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani's homebred Min'ha (No Risk Al Maury x Margouia) yesterday notched the second Group victory of her career in the Criterium des Pouliches (Gr.2 PA) at La Teste, France....

 2020-06-30 15:28 

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Vodafone Qatar partners with EAA to support access to learning...

Vodafone Qatar has announced a new partnership with Education Above All (EAA) to support the Foundation's ongoing efforts to provide quality and relevant access to education for out of school children and youth through its programme Together "Sawi...

 2020-06-30 15:23 

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Land development area under SEZs in GCC to reach 100,000 hectares by 2040...

The unprecedented incidents like COVID-19 pandemic and big drop in energy prices will serve as catalyst in accelerating the pace of industrial diversification in the pursuit of achieving long-term sustainable economic reform in the GCC region, including Q...

 2020-06-30 15:18 

The Peninsula Qatar

All public parks to reopen from tomorrow...

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has announced that all public parks will be reopening from tomorrow....

 2020-06-30 15:11 

The Peninsula Qatar

ICU bed capacity more than tripled since start of pandemic...

The COVID-19 System Wide Incident Command Committee (SWICC) yesterday held a meeting, in the attendance of Minister of Public Health, H E Dr. Hanan Mohammed Al Kuwari....

 2020-06-30 15:10 

The Peninsula Qatar

Valid health card must for easy access to healthcare from July 1...

The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has stressed the importance of checking the health card's expiration date in order to access PHCC's services and health centres' services, including the e-services including Community Call Center, Tel...

 2020-06-30 05:29 

The Peninsula Qatar

Restaurants in some tourist areas allowed to resume operations from July 1...

Restaurants, cafeterias and cafes (coffee shops) in malls, shopping centres, and other non-designated tourist areas, are allowed to deliver to home addresses or hand over orders to customers outside their activity site....

 2020-06-30 05:09 

The Peninsula Qatar

All retail outlets in malls to open from July 1; no dine-in allowed inside mall restaurants...

The ministry warned that any violation of this decision will subject perpetrators to legal accountability and procedures....

 2020-06-30 01:58 

The Peninsula Qatar

Commercial Bank launches innovative 'CB PAY for Merchants'...

CB PAY for Merchants has a range of services and features that will appeal to merchants and retailers of all sizes....

 2020-06-30 01:52 

The Peninsula Qatar

Katara adds special sitting arrangement in beaches as they reopen on July 1...

Katara beaches will be open to visitors daily from 3 in the afternoon until 10 in the evening....

 2020-06-30 01:32 

The Peninsula Qatar

Ministry to extend working hours of medical commission from Sunday...

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) to extend the working hours of the Medical Commission Department, starting Sunday, July 5, 2020, to become from 7 am to 6 pm....

 2020-06-30 01:27 

The Peninsula Qatar

Man held for throwing QR 500 currency notes on the street...

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced yesterday that a person who threw money on the street was arrested after a video showing his throwing 500 riyal notes circulated on social media....

 2020-06-29 23:54 

The Peninsula Qatar

IndiGo to operate 238 flights from Qatar: Indian Civil Aviation Ministry...

IndiGo, Indian budget airline, will operate 238 flights from Qatar as part of the Indian government efforts to repatriate its citizens from different countries....

 2020-06-29 23:36 

The Peninsula Qatar

Al Shamal beaches ready to reopen on July 1...

Al Shamal Municipality has cleaned and made all necessary preparation at the beaches, which fall under it, as they will be reopened for visitors from July 1, 2020......

 2020-06-29 22:56 

The Peninsula Qatar

Awqaf ministry to open more mosques in Phase 2...

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs will reopen around 300 additional mosques under second phase of gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions from Fajr prayer of July 1, 2020....

 2020-06-29 22:33 

The Peninsula Qatar

FM receives call from Iranian Foreign Minister...

HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani received a video call Monday from HE Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif....

 2020-06-29 20:43 

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Three more succumb to Covid-19 in Qatar; 693 cases reported on June 29...

Ministry of Public Health today recorded 693 confirmed new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), with 1468 people having recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered from the disease in Qatar to 80,170 cases. The...

 2020-06-29 18:10 

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Qatar Petroleum announces start of In-Country Value evaluation in energy sector tenders starting July...

Qatar Petroleum announced the commencement of In-Country Value evaluation in the energy sector tenders starting July 2020 through "Tawteen", the localization program for services and industries in Qatar's energy sector....

 2020-06-29 15:51 

The Peninsula Qatar

Submissions for DFI's 'Made in Qatar 2020' now open...

Doha Film Institute (DFI) yesterday announced submissions for the Made in Qatar programme of the upcoming edition of Ajyal Film Festival are now open....

 2020-06-29 15:48 

The Peninsula Qatar

QFC inches closer to its strategic 2022 target; 20 UK firms, 11 US companies joined its platform in....

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) ended the year 2019 on a high note with an exceptional growth of 35 percent, reaching 71 percent of its strategic 2022 target of 1,000 firms being registered on its platform....

 2020-06-29 15:46 

The Peninsula Qatar

Vodafone Qatar moves ahead with 'green transformation'...

The COVID-19 pandemic has all but shrunk global food supply chains but in the midst of this crisis, Qatar's new-found resilience has been able to serve the nation well....

 2020-06-29 15:30 

The Peninsula Qatar

The Asian Banker recognises QIB as the 'Best SME Bank in Qatar'...

The Asian Banker, a leading international provider of strategic intelligence on the financial services industry, has recognised Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) as the 'Best SME Bank in Qatar'....

 2020-06-29 15:13 

The Peninsula Qatar

14 missing after Philippines sea collision...

Philippine rescuers were searching Monday for 14 people missing after a local fishing boat collided with a cargo ship, authorities said....

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