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UK-Qatar ties historic, deep and important: envoy

UK-Qatar ties historic, deep and important: envoy

"The relationship that we have between the UK and Qatar is historic, deep and important. We in the UK are entering a new period in our history as we leave the European Union.
9/19/2019 7:49:22 PM
Qatar shares edge lower despite robust trading amid FTSE Russell reclassification

Qatar shares edge lower despite robust trading amid FTSE Russell reclassification

The Qatar Stock Exchange witnessed robust trading, coinciding with FTSE Russell’s reclassification of constituents taking effect on Thursday, but overall it was on a weak wicket due to selling pressure ...
9/19/2019 7:41:18 PM
Pilot saved from power line after Belgian F-16 crashes in France

Pilot saved from power line after Belgian F-16 crashes in France

An F-16 fighter jet of the Belgian air force crashed Thursday in western France, with both pilots successfully ejecting but one spent two hours hanging from a power line before being cut down, officials said.
9/19/2019 7:06:01 PM
Macron says yellow vest crisis 'very good for me'

Macron says yellow vest crisis 'very good for me'

President Emmanuel Macron has said he believes the yellow vest protests that rocked France since last year have been good for him as they made him listen and communicate better, in an interview published ...
9/19/2019 6:24:07 PM
Burger King scraps plastic toys in children's meals, launches amnesty

Burger King scraps plastic toys in children's meals, launches amnesty

Burger King will stop handing out plastic toys in its children's meals and said on Thursday it was launching an amnesty for customers to return any freebies in a bid to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste.
9/19/2019 5:56:36 PM
US drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

US drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

A US drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day's labour in the fields, officials said on Thursday.
9/19/2019 5:37:14 PM
Huawei hails own apps in Mate 30 challenge to iPhone 11

Huawei hails own apps in Mate 30 challenge to iPhone 11

Huawei directly challenged Apple's new iPhone 11 with its new Mate 30 smartphone range on Thursday, highlighting its own apps brand while sidestepping the critical issue of access to Google services.
9/19/2019 5:26:31 PM
Al-Kuwari honoured with Katara Excellence Shield

Al-Kuwari honoured with Katara Excellence Shield

Katara - the Cultural Village hosted yesterday the book launch of HE the Minister of State Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari. The event was attended by a number of ministers, Arab and foreign ambassadors and intellectuals.
9/19/2019 1:56:10 AM
Katara signs MoC with Qatar Society of Petroleum Engineers

Katara signs MoC with Qatar Society of Petroleum Engineers

Katara - the Cultural Village signed yesterday a memorandum of co-operation (MoC) with Qatar Society of Petroleum Engineers (QSPE) to use facilities of Katara to hold cultural events, courses, training seminars and exhibitions, and to encourage young people to work in this sector.
9/19/2019 1:53:05 AM
Security steps in place for World Athletics Championships in Doha

Security steps in place for World Athletics Championships in Doha

In the coming weeks, Qatar’s sporting calendar will be packed with a number of major sporting events. The World Athletics Championships, the third largest in the world, will be held for the first time in the Middle East at the end of this month.
9/19/2019 1:50:03 AM
NU-Q rolls out executive education programme

NU-Q rolls out executive education programme

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) has announced this year’s executive education programme, which includes masterclasses on data analysis, strategic communication, corporate social responsibility, cybersecurity and brand management.
9/19/2019 1:47:53 AM
QU maintains its spot as one of  top 500 universities worldwide

QU maintains its spot as one of top 500 universities worldwide

Qatar University (QU) has maintained its position among the top 500 universities in the world in the recent Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020. The results showed that QU was ranked in the range of 401-500.
9/19/2019 1:46:53 AM
Ooredoo, Gulf Exchange enter into partnership agreement

Ooredoo, Gulf Exchange enter into partnership agreement

Ooredoo has announced a new partnership with Gulf Exchange, enabling Ooredoo Money customers to access Gulf Exchange services via the Ooredoo Money app. Gulf Exchange, an ISO 9001:2015-certified company with a 40-year history of providing money transfers and currency/gold bullions sale and purchase
9/19/2019 1:45:57 AM
Former astronaut says people of Qatar can ‘transform the world’

Former astronaut says people of Qatar can ‘transform the world’

An ex-astronaut and scientist has said it would be a “travesty” for Qatar not to become a global leader in innovation – because she believes its people can change the world. Speaking during a visit to Qatar Foundation (QF), Dr Mary Ellen Weber
9/19/2019 1:44:36 AM
All-new Toyota Corolla 2020 displayed at Doha Festival City

All-new Toyota Corolla 2020 displayed at Doha Festival City

Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros Co (AAB), sole agents for Toyota vehicles in Qatar, has said it is reaching out to car enthusiasts through a roadshow at Doha Festival City by displaying the all-new Toyota Corolla 2020 year model, which was launched in June.
9/19/2019 1:43:25 AM
Over 1,000 attend conference on patient safety

Over 1,000 attend conference on patient safety

The Scientific Conference on Patient Safety, organised by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in collaboration with its partners, concluded yesterday.
9/19/2019 1:39:44 AM
HBKU’s College of Law to host colloquium on green financing

HBKU’s College of Law to host colloquium on green financing

Exploring the role of law and regulation in enabling public and private financing for green growth will be the focus of the next colloquium at the College of Law of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).
9/19/2019 1:37:37 AM
QNRF announces awardees of GSRA sixth cycle

QNRF announces awardees of GSRA sixth cycle

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has announced the awardees of the sixth cycle of the Graduate Sponsorship Research Award (GSRA). GSRA, part of QNRF’s capacity-building initiative, is highly competitive, both financially and in terms of the standards
9/19/2019 1:36:35 AM
Kahramaa celebrates Engineer Day

Kahramaa celebrates Engineer Day

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corp (Kahramaa) had on Tuesday night organised the third edition of Engineer Day, which aims to highlight the role of the engineer in Qatar, enhance communication and exchange of expertise among engineers
9/19/2019 1:25:24 AM
GECF and three missions join ‘Green Embassies of Qatar’

GECF and three missions join ‘Green Embassies of Qatar’

GECF and three embassies in Doha have joined the Green Embassies of Qatar in a bid to promote environmental sustainability and protection through paper recycling.
9/19/2019 1:22:41 AM
Workshop series  planned to encourage youth volunteering

Workshop series planned to encourage youth volunteering

As part of its programme to develop volunteer work and support young people to promote social entrepreneurship, the Tamm Volunteer Network is organising a series of workshops for those between 15 and 25.
9/19/2019 1:19:26 AM
Al Sulaiti Law Firm to take part in IBA annual conference in Seoul

Al Sulaiti Law Firm to take part in IBA annual conference in Seoul

Al Sulaiti Law Firm will participate in the Annual Conference of the International Bar Association (IBA) in Seoul, South Korea. The conference, which provides “a platform for building relationships”, is set to take place from September 22- 27.
9/19/2019 1:18:28 AM
Barwa Bank picks fourth draw winners in ‘2019 Summer Spend Campaign’

Barwa Bank picks fourth draw winners in ‘2019 Summer Spend Campaign’

Barwa Bank has announced the winners for its 2019 Summer Spend Campaign’s fourth monthly raffle draw, rewarding the bank’s loyal customers for their credit card spend since the campaign was launched in May.
9/19/2019 1:17:24 AM
‘Out-of-the-box thinking’ needed to tackle climate change: UN official

‘Out-of-the-box thinking’ needed to tackle climate change: UN official

Nations need to “think out-of-the-box” and put research, development and innovation at the centre of their efforts to tackle climate change, a leading United Nations official has emphasised during a visit to Qatar Foundation (QF).
9/19/2019 1:16:43 AM
Top retail brands make their debut at Doha Festival City

Top retail brands make their debut at Doha Festival City

Doha Festival City (DHFC) has announced a number of new brands that have joined its chain of stores. These include Hema, Jovoy Perfumes, Lamsat Harayer, Oro Jewellery, G2000, R&B Fashion store and Qatar’s first indoor snow park, Snow Dunes.
9/19/2019 1:15:40 AM
Why is Spain returning to the polls?

Why is Spain returning to the polls?

Spain will return to the ballot box on November 10 in its fourth general election in four years after parties failed to reach a deal following an inconclusive April poll.
9/19/2019 12:56:17 AM
5G to positively disrupt gaming industry

5G to positively disrupt gaming industry

More than 2.5bn active gamers sustain a multi-billion-dollar global gaming industry. Much of the industry’s growth is fuelled by advances in digital technology. Faster and more reliable Internet connections, smart phones, and 3D design software have turned today’s best-selling games into immersive
9/19/2019 12:54:34 AM
UK-Qatar ties historic, deep and important: envoy

UK-Qatar ties historic, deep and important: envoy

The British Ambassador to Qatar, Ajay Sharma said: “The relationship that we have between the UK and Qatar is historic, deep and important. We in the UK are entering a new period in our history as we leave the European Union.
9/19/2019 12:52:46 AM
Climate change: How it led to an unequal world

Climate change: How it led to an unequal world

When a 16-year-old girl who has avowed air travel has to cross the Atlantic in a solar-powered race boat to speak at a conference on climate change while the Amazon rainforests are still burning in evidence to everything she has argued at the highest public forums, it is evident that adults
9/19/2019 12:51:30 AM
Quality education can ensure a stable future: Sheikha Moza

Quality education can ensure a stable future: Sheikha Moza

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson, Education Above All, and UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate, took part in a thought leadership seminar ...
9/19/2019 12:47:26 AM
BBC apologises to Harry over ‘race traitor’ image

BBC apologises to Harry over ‘race traitor’ image

The BBC has apologised for failing to warn the Duke of Sussex before broadcasting and publishing online an image from a neo-Nazi social media group that called him a “race traitor” and depicted the royal with a gun pointed at his head.
9/19/2019 12:43:42 AM
Pence rebuffs Solomons PM after Taiwan ties cut

Pence rebuffs Solomons PM after Taiwan ties cut

US Vice President Mike Pence has cancelled plans to meet the leader of the Solomon Islands to discuss development partnerships after the Pacific island cut ties with Taiwan, a senior US official said.
9/19/2019 12:42:33 AM