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4/9/2020 11:04:08 PM
IMF sees world economy in its worst recession since Great Depression

IMF sees world economy in its worst recession since Great Depression

The International Monetary Fund sees the world economy suffering its worst recession since the Great Depression this year, with emerging markets and low-income nations in Africa, Latin America and Asia at particularly high risk.
4/9/2020 11:03:36 PM
Qatar economy seems to have entered new normal: Euler Hermes

Qatar economy seems to have entered new normal: Euler Hermes

Qatar's economy seems to have entered a new normal where the country will continue experiencing slower growth rates, Euler Hermes has said in a report.
4/9/2020 10:59:51 PM
Japan grapples with spike in virus cases

Japan grapples with spike in virus cases

The total number of Japanese novel coronavirus infections hit more than 5,300 yesterday, NHK public broadcaster said, showing no signs of slowing despite a state of emergency being imposed this week on Tokyo and six other areas.
4/9/2020 10:22:01 PM
Singapore migrant workers live in fear as virus hits dorms

Singapore migrant workers live in fear as virus hits dorms

Migrant workers in Singapore are living in fear following a surge of coronavirus infections in their dormitories where they say cramped and unhygienic conditions make social distancing impossible.
4/9/2020 10:18:33 PM
Qatar-Italy ties: A shining example of friendship in times of adversity

Qatar-Italy ties: A shining example of friendship in times of adversity

Tribulations and crises show the authenticity of states and nations, test the credibility of their slogans, and show the strength and solidity of their external relations, regionally and internationally.
4/9/2020 10:04:05 PM
Sanders, Biden now need each other to reach their goals

Sanders, Biden now need each other to reach their goals

As US Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the presidential race on Wednesday, he leaves behind a Democratic Party reshaped by his two White House bids.
4/9/2020 10:01:12 PM
‘Encourage kids to learn artistic skills during homebound time’ K V Noufal, artist and teacher, believes quarantine can be transformed into a worthwhile period

‘Encourage kids to learn artistic skills during homebound time’ K V Noufal, artist and teacher, believes quarantine can be transformed into a worthwhile period

There is always an opportunity in any difficult time, and it is people with a positive mindset who strive to do their best during challenging times.
4/9/2020 9:59:14 PM
India’s women seaweed divers swim against the tide of climate change

India’s women seaweed divers swim against the tide of climate change

In a blue plastic barrel, Meenakshi Mookupori packed her belongings for a five-day stay on an island in the Indian Ocean, off the Coromandal coast of south India.
4/9/2020 9:55:27 PM
Citizens and expatriates fighting a common enemy together

Citizens and expatriates fighting a common enemy together

Qatar, like many other countries of the world, has been caught in the global war against the novel coronavirus, which is spreading like wild fire presenting an existential threat to mankind.
4/9/2020 9:50:48 PM
VCUarts Qatar launches online art therapy course

VCUarts Qatar launches online art therapy course

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar), a Qatar Foundation partner university, is launching an online course called, “Foundation in Art Therapy.”
4/9/2020 9:04:09 PM
Qatar real GDP edges down in Q4 on hydrocarbons, manufacturing: PSA

Qatar real GDP edges down in Q4 on hydrocarbons, manufacturing: PSA

Qatar's economy witnessed a marginal slowdown during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2019 with the real (inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product (GDP) edging down 0.6% year-on-year ...
4/9/2020 8:29:00 PM
QSE snaps four days of bullish run to settle below 9,000 points

QSE snaps four days of bullish run to settle below 9,000 points

The Qatar Stock Exchange on Thursday snapped four days of bullish run to lose as much as 41 points and settle below 9,000 points, mainly dragged by increased selling pressure from the Gulf funds.
4/9/2020 8:11:16 PM
QF Equine Center inks MoU with University of Montreal

QF Equine Center inks MoU with University of Montreal

Qatar Foundation's (QF) Equine Veterinary Medical Center (EVMC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal ...
4/9/2020 7:41:52 PM
5G coronavirus conspiracy theory fueled by coordinated effort

5G coronavirus conspiracy theory fueled by coordinated effort

A conspiracy theory linking 5G technology to the outbreak of the coronavirus is quickly gaining momentum, with celebrities including actor Woody Harrelson promoting the idea.
4/9/2020 7:30:30 PM
World faces new 'Great Depression' as virus toll mounts

World faces new 'Great Depression' as virus toll mounts

World powers scrambled on Thursday to build a global response to the human tragedy and once-in-a-century economic collapse caused by the coronavirus pandemic, as death tolls in the US and Europe soared higher.
4/9/2020 7:06:05 PM
Canada expects coronavirus deaths to soar; job losses hit 1 million

Canada expects coronavirus deaths to soar; job losses hit 1 million

Canada's coronavirus death toll is set to soar from the current 435 to as high as 22,000 by the end of the pandemic, health officials said on Thursday, while the economy lost a record 1 million jobs last month.
4/9/2020 5:53:54 PM
India says lockdown has spared it from overwhelming number of coronavirus cases

India says lockdown has spared it from overwhelming number of coronavirus cases

The Indian government on Thursday claimed initial success in its fight against the coronavirus epidemic, saying it would have been hit with 820,000 cases by next week had it not imposed a nationwide lockdown.
4/9/2020 5:43:14 PM
Kuwaiti Health Ministry announces 55 new confirmed coronavirus cases, tally at 910

Kuwaiti Health Ministry announces 55 new confirmed coronavirus cases, tally at 910

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health on Thursday announced 55 new cases with Coronavirus (COVID-19) during the last 24 hours, bringing the total of cases registered in the country to 910 cases.
4/9/2020 5:20:19 PM
Motorist sent to Public Prosecution for stunt driving

Motorist sent to Public Prosecution for stunt driving

The Traffic Department has referred a motorist to the Public Prosecution after a video showed him perform a type of stunt driving known as 'sidewall skiing' at a roundabout in Al Sailiya.
4/9/2020 2:27:25 PM
166 new cases in Qatar, 28 more recover

166 new cases in Qatar, 28 more recover

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Thursday announced 166 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Qatar, and 28 more cases of recovery, taking the total number of recovered patients to 206.
4/9/2020 1:27:57 PM
QRCS, UN raise virus awareness in Yemen

QRCS, UN raise virus awareness in Yemen

The representation mission of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) held an introductory workshop on the risks and prevention of coronavirus (Covid-19), amid public uncertainty and lack of information about the disease.
4/9/2020 1:59:51 AM
Empowering young and aspiring filmmakers

Empowering young and aspiring filmmakers

Women filmmakers in Qatar and the region have taken remarkable strides in empowering others as they continue to break down barriers and level the playing field for future generations of strong female leaders, Doha Film Institute (DFI) CEO Fatma al-Remaihi has said.
4/9/2020 1:57:28 AM
M7 launches a series of online workshops

M7 launches a series of online workshops

M7, a creative startups hub dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship, established by Qatar Museums for the nation’s growing fashion and design industry, has announced a biweekly series of online coaching sessions by leaders in the field, intended to guide and encourage aspiring designers.
4/9/2020 1:53:14 AM
QF alumni at frontline of Covid-19 battle in US

QF alumni at frontline of Covid-19 battle in US

Several alumni of the Education City of Qatar Foundation (QF) are at the frontline fighting against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in various hospitals in the US.
4/9/2020 1:48:23 AM
Ooredoo Group backs customers in challenging Covid-19 situation

Ooredoo Group backs customers in challenging Covid-19 situation

Ooredoo Group is supporting customers across its global footprint with both digital solutions and relief measures, as Covid-19 continues to impact communities and businesses around the world, it was announced yesterday.
4/9/2020 1:44:33 AM
Mental Health in Time of Crisis

Mental Health in Time of Crisis

Now more than ever, we need to be responsible with the information that we share and forward. There is so much misleading information circulating online about coronavirus – from bogus health tips to speculation about government plans.
4/9/2020 1:32:35 AM
Do you monitor your bowel movements?

Do you monitor your bowel movements?

Did you know that one of the best ways to gauge and analyse your health is through your bowel movement? Just to clarify for today’s article, we will be talking about your bowel movement as the action of passing stool; in more causal terms, when you ‘go to the bathroom.’
4/9/2020 1:31:46 AM
How to talk to your kids about coronavirus

How to talk to your kids about coronavirus

No matter how normal you make things seem, things get difficult when you are trying to explain the whole situation caused by Coronavirus to your kids. No matter how naive and innocent children are, they will always pick up the vibe from their parents. Coronavirus has spread chaos around the world
4/9/2020 1:30:47 AM
Go Vegan in Quarantine

Go Vegan in Quarantine

There has never been a better time to go vegan than right now. Yes, now. For most of our country, and most of the world, the safest place to be right now is our homes, hence our country leaders have urged us to stay inside, keep safe, and by doing this we will be ‘doing out bit’ in limiting the spre
4/9/2020 1:29:52 AM
Human activity to blame for virus spread: study

Human activity to blame for virus spread: study

Diseases such as the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the globe could become more common as human activity destroys habitats and forces disease-carrying wild animals into ever-closer proximity with us, a major study showed yesterday.
4/9/2020 1:25:55 AM