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 2021-09-23 23:02 

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[ Middle East ]

Saudis enjoy Red Sea cruises as tourism sector opens up...

Majed Sait and his wife are spending their honeymoon on a cruise in the turquoise waters off Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast, a voyage that is still a novelty in the kingdom which only recently began to allow cruise ships to dock in its ports....

 2021-09-23 23:02 

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[ International ]

Art Basel fair breathes life back into market...

Art Basel, the world's top contemporary art fair, has returned to the Swiss city after a year's gap due to coronavirus (Covid-19) curbs, drawing hordes of wealthy buyers and breathing life into a market devastated by the pandemic....

 2021-09-23 23:02 

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[ International ]

Tunisia's Speaker urges 'peaceful struggle'...

The speaker of Tunisia's parliament Rached Ghannouchi called yesterday for "peaceful struggle" against a return to "absolute one-man rule", a day after President Kais Saied took steps towards rule by decree....

 2021-09-23 23:02 

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[ International ]

US says window open for Iran nuclear talks, but not forever...

The window is still open to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal but won't be forever, a senior US official said yesterday, saying Iran has yet to name a negotiator, set a date for talks or say whether it would resume where they left off in June....

 2021-09-23 23:02 

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[ Opinion ]

Vaccine producers must step up...

The world stands at a critical juncture of the Covid-19 pandemic. Countries that lack the first round of vaccine coverage are extraordinarily vulnerable to the highly infectious Delta variant, and are also seedbeds for new variants that could quickly spre...

 2021-09-23 23:02 

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[ Opinion ]

Merkel departure raises questions on Europe's future...

When Angela Merkel's successor is identified in elections this Sunday, that person will be the first new holder of Europe's most powerful elected office for 16 years....

 2021-09-23 23:02 

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[ Opinion ]

What green artificial intelligence needs...

Long before the real-world effects of climate change became so abundantly obvious, the data painted a bleak picture in painful detail of the scale of the problem....

 2021-09-23 23:02 

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[ Community ]

Caution against apathy...

All praise be to Allah The Almighty, Who created and proportioned, Who destined and guided; and may prayers and peace be upon the Prophet of guidance, sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam, and those who are guided by him....

 2021-09-23 21:33 

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[ Qatar ]

PM meets European Parliament delegation...

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani met Thursday with a delegation from the European Parliament chaired by Chairman of the Sports Committee of the European Parliament Marc Tarabella....

 2021-09-23 21:33 

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[ Sport ]

Verstappen laughs off rival Hamilton's pressure comments...

Max Verstappen hit back with sarcasm yesterday after seven times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton suggested his young Red Bull rival was feeling the pressure of a first title tilt....

 2021-09-23 21:33 

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[ Qatar ]

Works by VCUarts Qatar alumni to be auctioned at AlBahie Auction House...

Artworks created by Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) alumni from the departments of Graphic Design and Painting + Printmaking (PAPR) will be part of an auction titled 'JEDEED: Contemporary Art from Doha Auct...

 2021-09-23 21:33 

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[ Business ]

QSE crosses 11,200 as local retail investors turn bullish...

The Qatar Stock Exchange Thursday gained 63 points to cross the 11,200 levels as local retail investors turned bullish....

 2021-09-23 21:33 

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[ Sport ]

Veteran Nibali returns to Astana 'family'...

Veteran Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali is to leave Trek-Segafredo and return to the Astana team where his vast experience will help the next generation of riders develop, the Kazakh team said yesterday....

 2021-09-23 21:33 

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[ Sport ]

Rooney pledges to stay with troubled Derby...

Wayne Rooney has vowed to stay with troubled Derby County after the Championship club were hit with a 12-point penalty for going into administration. Derby boss Rooney faces a gruelling battle to keep his team in the English second tier following the poin...

 2021-09-23 21:33 

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[ Qatar ]

New (500) Red by Fiat on display at Culture Pass Club...

IN-Q Enterprises WLL, the commercial arm of Qatar Museums (QM), announced yesterday the exhibition of the new electric vehicle, the New (500) RED at IN-Q stores....

 2021-09-23 21:33 

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[ Business ]

Increasing prospects for M&As in GCC takaful industry: Moody's...

The Islamic insurance sector in the Gulf Co-operation Council, or GCC, is all set to witness consolidation to enhance efficiency and comply with more demanding regulations, according to Moody's, a global credit rating agency....

 2021-09-23 21:33 

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[ Business ]

Qatar retail segment sees new operational models such as 'revenue share' deals: KPMG...

Qatar's retail segment is experiencing the advent of new operational models such as 'revenue share' deals, which according to KPMG, "offer a combination of base rent and turnover percentage to ease the rental burden on retailers."...

 2021-09-23 21:33 

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[ Sport ]

Tripathi, Iyer star as KKR thrash MI to move into top 4...

Eoin Morgan's Kolkata Knight Riders won their second straight Indian Premier League match with a seven-wicket thrashing of holders Mumbai Indians yesterday to move into the top four....

 2021-09-23 21:33 

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[ Qatar ]

234 candidates left in fray for Shura elections...

A total of 234 candidates are left in the fray across 30 constituencies for the Shura Council elections on October 2 when the window for withdrawal closed on Thursday....

 2021-09-23 21:33 

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[ Sport ]

Joshua says he would even fight King Kong ahead of Usyk bout...

Anthony Joshua said he would be happy to take on any opponent even King Kong stressing he had no intention of vacating one of his heavyweight belts in order to avoid Oleksandr Usyk....

 2021-09-23 21:33 

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[ Qatar ]

Qatar, China 'forging ahead with dedication and hard work': envoy...

Qatar and China have been...

 2021-09-23 21:32 

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[ International ]

US envoy resigns over deportations...

The US special envoy to Haiti has resigned in protest in a letter that blasted the Biden administration for deporting hundreds of migrants back to the crisis-engulfed Caribbean nation from a camp on the US-Mexican border in recent days....

 2021-09-23 21:32 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Asensio bags hat-trick as Real Madrid hit Mallorca for six...

Marco Asensio scored his first hat-trick for Real Madrid yesterday against Mallorca, his boyhood club, as Madrid cruised to a 6-1 win to go top of La Liga. Karim Benzema capitalised on an early Mallorca mistake at the Santiago Bernabeu before three goals ...

 2021-09-23 21:32 

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[ Qatar ]

Qatar sends field hospital to Seychelles...

Qatar, represented by the Qatar Fund for Development and in co-operation with the Ministry of Defence, has sent a field hospital to the friendly Seychelles with a capacity of 60 beds, via an air bridge....

 2021-09-23 20:02 

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[ Qatar ]

Al-Subaie visits Build Your House exhibition...

HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr Abdulla bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie visited the Build Your House exhibition at the Qatar National Convention Centre....

 2021-09-23 20:02 

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[ Qatar ]

Qatar attends UNRWA event...

On the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Qatar participated in a mini-ministerial working dinner for key partners to prepare for the upcoming international conference on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Pa...

 2021-09-23 20:02 

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[ Community ]

MESIS holds investiture ceremony...

MES Indian School, Abu Hamour branch (MESIS), conducted an investiture ceremony for student council members for the academic year 20212022. Held in line with Covid-19 protocols, the event was telecast live on Zoom....

 2021-09-23 20:02 

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[ Community ]

Division A of Toastmasters holds training...

Division A of Toastmasters International, District 116, recently conducted the second edition of its training series with two educational modules....

 2021-09-23 20:02 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Patient Safety Week highlights Qatar's commitment of quality healthcare for all...

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) organised a virtual scientific conference on 'Safe Care for the Mother and Newborn Care' to celebrate the 7th Qatar Patient Safety Week in solidarity with the World Patient Safety Day....

 2021-09-23 20:02 

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[ Community ]

Division A Toastmasters conducts training...

Division A of Toastmasters International, District 116, recently conducted the second edition of its training series with two educational modules....

 2021-09-23 20:02 

Gulf Times

[ Community ]

World record singing duo hopes to bring act to Qatar...

Two Australia-based Indian siblings have set a world record of memorisng and singing the national anthems of 193 countries in six hours with the programme 'Salute the Nations' at an event in Brisbane on Tuesday, the World Peace Day, marked annuall...

 2021-09-23 20:02 

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[ Qatar ]

Save the Dream, project partners hold meetings on prevention of violent extremism...

Save the Dream organised a series of national expert focus groups earlier this month on the prevention of violent extremism, starting with meetings in the UK and Italy, which will be followed by additional events in Spain, Belgium and Greece in the coming...

 2021-09-23 20:02 

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[ Qatar ]

QF awards scholarships...

Qatar Foundation (QF) has awarded six students with full scholarships to its schools. The initiative, part of the 25th Anniversary Scholarships programme held in collaboration with Hamad Bin Khalifa University, a QF member aims to offer quality, accessibl...

 2021-09-23 20:02 

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[ Qatar ]

QU College of Pharmacy celebrates 15th Annual White Coat Ceremony...

Qatar University College of Pharmacy (QU-CPH) Professional Year 1 students from the Class of 2025 marked a significant milestone in their education and training through the 15th Annual White Coat Ceremony....

 2021-09-23 20:02 

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[ Business ]

BoE sees growing case for rate rise as inflation outlook darkens...

The Bank of England said the case for higher interest rates "appeared to have strengthened" on Thursday after it nudged up its forecast for inflation at the end of the year to over 4%, more than twice its target rate....

 2021-09-23 20:02 

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[ Qatar ]

Demand for Thai food products 'to rise in countdown to 2022 Qatar World Cup'...

The demand for Thai food products in Qatar is expected to increase as the Covid-19 situation further improves and as the country continuously prepares for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Thailand ambassador Nathapol Khantahiran has said....

 2021-09-23 18:32 

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[ Business ]

Dubai turns page on Covid with hottest jobs market in two years...

What may have been the steepest population decline in the Gulf region is giving way to the hottest jobs market Dubai has seen since China detected its first coronavirus case in December 2019....

 2021-09-23 18:32 

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[ Business ]

China tells Evergrande to avoid near-term default...

Financial regulators in Beijing issued a broad set of instructions to China Evergrande Group, telling the embattled developer to focus on completing unfinished properties and repaying individual investors while avoiding a near-term default on dollar bonds...

 2021-09-23 15:32 

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[ Qatar ]

Qatar Airways to launch scheduled passenger services to Kazakhstan's Almaty from November 19...

Qatar Airways will launch scheduled passenger services to Almaty, Kazakhstan starting from November 19....

 2021-09-23 14:01 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Qatar sends field hospital to Republic of Seychelles...

The State of Qatar, represented by the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense, sent a field hospital to the friendly Republic of Seychelles with a capacity of 60 beds, via an air bridge....

 2021-09-23 14:01 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

EU to impose universal phone charger, in blow to Apple...

The European Union announced on Thursday that it will impose a universal charger for smartphones, setting up a clash with Apple and its widely used iPhone....

 2021-09-23 11:01 

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[ International ]

UNHCR blasts UK's planned immigration law...

Britain's proposed law to implement what it calls the biggest overhaul of asylum rules in decades...

 2021-09-23 11:01 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

The new (500)RED by Fiat on display at Culture Pass Club...

IN-Q Enterprises WLL, the commercial arm of Qatar Museums, announced today the exhibition of the new electric vehicle, the New (500)RED in IN-Q stores. The (500)RED was unveiled yesterday at Qatar's Culture Pass Club, Qatar's first members-only ar...

 2021-09-22 23:00 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Philippine president chides interference in 'drug war'...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that anyone found to have "acted beyond bounds" in his campaign against illegal drugs would be held accountable under national laws, while appearing to reject an International Criminal Court probe....

 2021-09-22 23:00 

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[ International ]

Melbourne police arrest 200 at protests over lockdown...

Police in Australia's second largest city of Melbourne arrested more than 200 people after projectiles thrown by protesters injured two officers yesterday, the third consecutive day of demonstrations against Covid-19 curbs....

 2021-09-22 23:00 

Gulf Times

[ Opinion ]

What the energy transition needs...

There are encouraging signs of progress in the fight against climate change. Thousands of businesses have joined the Race to Zero campaign and countries have enhanced their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the 2015 Paris climate agreement....

 2021-09-22 23:00 

Gulf Times

[ Opinion ]

The corporate capture of the UN Food Summit...

When I visited my parents in Bogot? last month, I witnessed how people in their neighbourhood went up and down the streets begging for help to survive....

 2021-09-22 23:00 

Gulf Times

[ Opinion ]

China, US urged to 'go extra mile' on climate pledge...

China and the United States have this week boosted momentum ahead of November's COP26 key climate summit with new energy and funding pledges to tackle planetary warming, but analysts said they lacked detail and far more was needed to meet global goals...

 2021-09-22 21:34 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

US lifting import ban on British lamb, says Johnson...

The US will start to allow imports of UK lamb for the first time in decades, Boris Johnson said, as he used his trip to Washington to talk up what he termed "solid incremental steps" in mutual trade, in the absence of a formal bilateral deal....

 2021-09-22 21:34 

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[ Community ]

The Italian...

I am on the last leg of my summer trip in Croatia, which has to be one of the most beautiful countries I have ever visited....

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