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 2022-11-15 23:04 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

'GWC to ensure success of FIFA Fan Festival'...

Fans from all over the world can look forward to 29 days of football, music, culture, and lifestyle at the FIFA Fan Festival taking place at Al Bidda Park, GWC, the first regional supporter and official logistics provider for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022...

 2022-11-15 23:04 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Fan fest test event Wednesday to have first-come, first-served entry...

The FIFA Fan Festival at Al Bidda Park will host a test event for Hayya card holders Wednesday....

 2022-11-15 23:04 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Fernandes and Ronaldo's awkward handshake was just a joke: Joao Mario...

An awkward handshake between Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes was the result of a joke between the Portugal and Manchester United teammates, Portugal midfielder Joao Mario said on Tuesday....

 2022-11-15 23:04 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Excitement builds as Qatar train ahead of opener...

Qatar defender al-Amin says coach Sanchez's confidence was a great motivation for him to be in the starting XI...

 2022-11-15 23:04 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Auger-Aliassime beats Nadal at ATP Finals...

Felix Auger-Aliassime left Rafa Nadal's title hopes at the ATP Finals in tatters as he beat the struggling Spaniard 6-3 6-4 in round-robin action at the Pala Alpitour Stadium on Tuesday....

 2022-11-15 23:04 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Italy fully supports Qatar for successful World Cup, says new envoy...

Italy has ensured its support for the successful hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which runs from November 20 to December 18, ambassador Paolo Toschi said....

 2022-11-15 23:04 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Compromise begins when LIV boots Greg Norman, says Rory McIlroy...

Greg Norman stands between the PGA Tour and LIV working amicably in the same space, at least in the view of Rory McIlroy....

 2022-11-15 23:04 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

England, Dutch arrive as Infantino calls for focus on football...

England and the Netherlands became the first World Cup heavyweights to arrive in Qatar yesterday as FIFA president Gianni Infantino again urged teams to focus on the football....

 2022-11-15 23:04 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Man United owners 'don't care' about club: Ronaldo...

'I think the fans should know the truth, should know that the players want the best for the club'...

 2022-11-15 21:34 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

LuLu opens Barwa Madinatna store for World Cup fans and local community...

LuLu Group chairman Yusufali M A led Tuesday the official opening of Barwa Madinatna, the group's 19th store in Qatar, which is situated at the heart of a residential community in Al Wakra district....

 2022-11-15 21:34 

Gulf Times

[ Opinion ]

Cooling technology at World Cup stadiums shows sustainability legacy...

The innovative cooling technology used in the stadiums of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and in other public places, such as Katara, is an embodiment of the sustainable legacy after the World Cup, whether in Qatar or abroad, as well as the lively developm...

 2022-11-15 21:34 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Tunisian fans look forward to football and...

Adel Larbi is excited about attending the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 with family and friends....

 2022-11-15 21:34 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Qatar opens Host Country Media Centre in Msheireb Downtown Doha...

The Host Country Media Centre (HCMC) for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has been officially opened by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC)....

 2022-11-15 21:34 

Gulf Times

[ Opinion ]

From $26bn to none: FTX saga weighs on crypto viability...

Upbeat investors in cryptocurrencies have suffered a painful collision with reality after Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX filed for bankruptcy....

 2022-11-15 21:34 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

FIFA World Cup trophy special event draws crowds...

A large number of people attended the FIFA World Cup trophy special event at Aspire Park Tuesday....

 2022-11-15 21:34 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 fan guide now available for download and pick up...

Tickets? Check. Hayya Card and accommodation? Check. What's left before embarking on the experience of a lifetime? The official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Fan Guide, newly published, is available now for download and collection....

 2022-11-15 21:34 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Communities' coordinators hail Qatar's labour reforms, protection of rights...

Coordinators and officials of a number of communities in Qatar praised the reforms of the labour sector in the state, and the improvement of the work environment in accordance with the highest international standards, expressing satisfaction with the achi...

 2022-11-15 20:04 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

We won't tolerate hate speech, racism: Labour Minister to European Parliament...

HE the Minister of Labour Dr Ali bin Samikh al-Marri affirmed that the slanderous allegations and negative campaign against Qatar began to take a tipping point by adopting hate and racist rhetoric with the aim of offending the Qatari people and their nati...

 2022-11-15 20:04 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

After $10bn selloff, India's Paytm faces another reckoning...

Paytm, India's leading digital payments brand, faces another reckoning, a year after it recorded the grisliest initial public offering in India's history....

 2022-11-15 20:04 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

US producer prices cool by more than forecast in October on heels of CPI...

US producer price growth stepped down in October by more than expected in the latest sign that inflationary pressures are beginning to ease....

 2022-11-15 20:04 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

China climate advisers say more coal needed for energy security...

China's plans to add to its world-leading fleet of coal power plants are a short-term Band-Aid to address energy security concerns and don't represent a shift in emissions policies, according to members of the team representing the nation at the C...

 2022-11-15 20:04 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Oil markets face strain with stockpiles at 18-yr low: IEA...

Oil inventories in developed nations have sunk to the lowest since 2004, leaving global markets vulnerable as sanctions on Russian exports take effect, according to the International Energy Agency....

 2022-11-15 20:04 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Fed seen sticking with higher interest rate despite cooler inflation...

Economists largely stuck to their forecasts that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates to 5% by March and hold them there for most of 2023, even after inflation slowed last month by more than forecast....

 2022-11-15 20:04 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Calls to respect Qatar's laws during World Cup...

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has said Qatar must be respected as the host country of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which is due to kick off on November 20....

 2022-11-15 18:34 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Lesha Bank co-invests in Ekaterra, the World-Renowned Global Tea Business...

Lesha Bank Tuesday announced that it has completed a co-investment with CVC Capital Partners, through which a company established by the Bank has invested 75m to acquire a non-controlling stake (under 5%) in the equity share capital of the new holding com...

 2022-11-15 18:34 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Doha Bank finances Lusail Winter Wonderland...

Doha Bank has partnered with Elegancia Group to finance the Lusail Winter Wonderland, a 100,000sq m state-of-the-art theme park located in the heart of Al Maha Island in Lusail....

 2022-11-15 17:04 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Qatar's wholesale and retail trade grew 2.3% between 2015 and 2020 to reach $ 26.7bn...

Qatar's wholesale and retail trade grew at a CAGR of 12.3% between 2015 and 2020 to reach $ 26.7bn, accounting for 15% of the GDP, Alpen Capital has said in its latest report....

 2022-11-15 17:04 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

France captain stresses respect for Qatar during World Cup...

France captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has said Qatar must be respected as the host country of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which is due to kick off on Nov 20....

 2022-11-15 12:34 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

CHS, UNHCR boost cooperation to support displaced people...

The Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS), and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Doha to enhance collaboration between the two parties to promote humanitarian values, raise awareness, and advocate for the p...

 2022-11-15 11:04 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Ashghal briefs Shura Council on its World Cup projects...

The Shura Council held Monday its weekly meeting, in Tamim bin Hamad Hall, under the chairmanship of HE the Speaker of the Shura Council Hassan bin Abdullah al-Ghanem....

 2022-11-15 11:04 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

All steps taken to ensure food security during Qatar 2022...

HE Minister of Commerce and Industry Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al-Thani visited a number of centres to assess their readiness to ensure food security during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022....

 2022-11-15 09:34 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Humanity hits the eight billion mark...

A baby born somewhere on Tuesday will be the world's eight billionth person, according to a projection by the United Nations....

 2022-11-14 23:04 

Gulf Times

[ Opinion ]

Cartoon Corner...

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 2022-11-14 23:04 

Gulf Times

[ Opinion ]

Minister: Telecoms ready to offer high-level services in World Cup...

HE the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohamed bin Ali bin Mohamed al-Mannai has underlined the readiness of telecom companies in Qatar to provide high-level services in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and their ability to provide a pa...

 2022-11-14 23:04 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Qetaifan Projects to premiere Fisherman's Dream by Giuliano Peparini on Qetaifan Island North...

?Qetaifan Projects has collaborated with creative director Giuliano Peparini for a world-exclusive acrobatic spectacle. The Fisherman's Dream, which is produced by Nuovo Teatro, Marco Balsamo, will premiere on November 19 at the seawater canal on Qeta...

 2022-11-14 23:04 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Qatar arrive home ahead of their World Cup opener...

The Qatar squad reached Doha yesterday early morning after a training camp in Spain, where they were preparing for their World Cup debut at home. The Asian Champions checked into Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel at Aspire Zone before taking a well-earned rest o...

 2022-11-14 23:04 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

King Charles III, ruler for two months, turns 74...

King Charles III turned 74 yesterday, with ceremonial gun salutes booming across the British capital to mark his first birthday as monarch....

 2022-11-14 23:03 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

MoPH lines up slew of activities at 'Walk the Talk Doha' initiative...

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has announced an extensive line-up of activities and exhibitors at the Walk the Talk Doha: Health for All Challenge, taking place at Al Bidda Park on Saturday, from 8am to 11am....

 2022-11-14 23:03 

Gulf Times

[ Opinion ]

Countries diverge on future climate finance at COP27...

High-level talks on scaling up finance for developing countries to green their economies and prepare for global warming impacts began last week at the COP27 climate conference with negotiators differing on the funding's size and providers....

 2022-11-14 23:03 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Qatar wins several awards at Arab Radio and TV Festival...

Qatar won a number of awards at the 22nd session of the Arab Radio and TV Festival, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from November 9-12....

 2022-11-14 23:03 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Global stars join FIFA in launching Football Unites the World campaign...

A host of international icons have joined forces to launch Football Unites the World, the campaign illustrating football's unrivalled ability to bring people together that will run throughout the FIFA World Cup....

 2022-11-14 23:03 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Zelensky hails Kherson capture as 'beginning of end of war'...

President Volodymyr Zelensky yesterday said Ukraine's recapture of Kherson marked "the beginning of the end of the war" as he hailed the liberation of the city of Kherson in a surprise visit....

 2022-11-14 23:03 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Biden, Xi cool Cold War rhetoric in landmark summit...

Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping tried to take some heat out of their simmering superpower rivalry yesterday, during a three-hour summit that found common ground on Ukraine but left little doubt that stark differences remain....

 2022-11-14 21:33 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

World champs England can go from 'strength to strength'...

Jos Buttler is reticent to call England one of the best white-ball teams ever, but the captain is confident there is more to come to cement their status as all-time greats....

 2022-11-14 21:33 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

'Biggest football boot' unveiled at Katara...

Katara the Cultural Village Foundation Monday hosted the unveiling of the...

 2022-11-14 21:33 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Emotional Russell pays tribute to family, team and Hamilton...

George Russell paid emotional tribute to the generosity and support of his family, the Mercedes team and teammate Lewis Hamilton on Sunday after a flawless drive to his maiden full victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix....

 2022-11-14 21:33 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

ICSS chairman: Qatar World Cup will see highest levels of security and safety...

Qatar has made exceptional preparations in terms of safety and security and spared no effort in building comprehensive international co-operation to ensure a seamless FIFA World Cup, top officials of the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) told...

 2022-11-14 21:33 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Australia's Warner considers Test retirement after next year's Ashes series...

Australia opener David Warner has hinted he will quit test cricket after next year's Ashes series in England but plans to continue playing white-ball cricket at least until the 2024 Twenty20 World Cup....

 2022-11-14 21:33 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Curran a clinical closer from a cricketing dynasty...

In player of the tournament Sam Curran, and his bowling at the 'death', England found the final piece of the jigsaw to turn Jos Buttler's side into Twenty20 world champions....

 2022-11-14 21:33 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Injured Azmoun in Iran's squad...

Iran named Sardar Azmoun, their star player who has expressed support on several occasions for the demonstrations in Iran, in their final 25-man World Cup squad on Monday....

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