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MOPH reports 249 new Covid-19 cases, 271 recoveries and one death

MOPH reports 249 new Covid-19 cases, 271 recoveries and one death

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced today 249 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, in the last 24 hours, of which 201 are from community cases and 48 from travelers returning from abroad.
10/23/2020 1:55:26 PM
Poland adopts nationwide 'red zone' lockdown

Poland adopts nationwide 'red zone' lockdown

Poland's prime minister said on Friday that ‘red zone’ measures including the partial closure of primary schools and restaurants would be adopted nationwide in the face of a record spike in coronavirus infections.
10/23/2020 1:29:42 PM
Czech PM tells health minister to quit after lockdown violation

Czech PM tells health minister to quit after lockdown violation

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Friday he would dismiss the nation's health minister unless the minister resigned for holding a meeting in a restaurant closed under government measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
10/23/2020 1:20:25 PM
Trump calls India, China air 'filthy'

Trump calls India, China air 'filthy'

US President Donald Trump on Thursday described the air in India and China as "filthy" as he denounced Democratic rival Joe Biden's plans to tackle climate change.
10/23/2020 1:09:18 PM
Qatar Airways takes delivery of three Airbus A350-1000

Qatar Airways takes delivery of three Airbus A350-1000

Qatar Airways is excited to announce it has taken delivery of three more Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, reaffirming its position as the largest operator of Airbus A350 aircraft with 52 in its fleet.
10/23/2020 1:04:17 PM
Death toll in Ghana church collapse rises to 21

Death toll in Ghana church collapse rises to 21

The death toll in the collapse of a three-storey church building in eastern Ghana rose to 21, rescue officials said on Friday, as more bodies were pulled from the rubble.
10/23/2020 12:56:31 PM
US sanctions two officials from Lebanon's Hezbollah

US sanctions two officials from Lebanon's Hezbollah

The United States has imposed sanctions on two officials from the Lebanese group Hezbollah, the US Treasury Department said, including one who served as a senior military commander in the south of the country.
10/23/2020 12:28:46 PM
South Korea finds no link between flu shot, boy's death as toll rises

South Korea finds no link between flu shot, boy's death as toll rises

South Korea's forensic agency has found no links between a teenage boy's death and a flu shot he had taken, the Yonhap news agency reported, as 11 more people linked to the vaccination programme died, taking the toll to 36.
10/23/2020 11:34:50 AM
US drone strike kills 17 militants in NW Syria

US drone strike kills 17 militants in NW Syria

The US army said Thursday it carried out a drone strike against Al-Qaeda leaders in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border, killing 17 militants, according to a war monitor.
10/23/2020 11:07:10 AM
Tilting Venezuela oil tanker threatens 'environmental catastrophe'

Tilting Venezuela oil tanker threatens 'environmental catastrophe'

Trinidad and Tobago said Thursday that a damaged oil tanker off the island's coast was "stable" after opposition politicians in neighboring Venezuela warned of a potential "environmental catastrophe."
10/23/2020 10:46:00 AM
Australia to lift cap on citizens returning as thousands left stranded

Australia to lift cap on citizens returning as thousands left stranded

Australia will slightly lift the cap on the number of citizens and permanent residents allowed to return each week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as local Covid-19 cases slow to single digits.
10/23/2020 10:45:32 AM
Short queues in China as Apple's newest iPhone 12 hits stores

Short queues in China as Apple's newest iPhone 12 hits stores

Two of Apple's latest iPhone 12 models went on sale in China on Friday, after early pre-order data showed strong consumer interest in the 5G-enabled device in the firm's second-largest market.
10/23/2020 10:33:21 AM
Born without arms, plenty of moxie, Pakistani man masters snooker

Born without arms, plenty of moxie, Pakistani man masters snooker

Muhammad Ikram, 32, takes aim, flexes his neck and strikes with his chin, sending the cue ball across the table and sinking his shot in a corner pocket. Born without arms, Ikram has nevertheless mastered the game of snooker.
10/23/2020 9:50:34 AM
In final Trump-Biden showdown, less chaos but plenty of clashes

In final Trump-Biden showdown, less chaos but plenty of clashes

US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered sharply contrasting views on the still-raging coronavirus pandemic at Thursday's final presidential debate, seeking to persuade the few remaining undecided voters 12 days before their Nov. 3 contest.
10/23/2020 9:18:06 AM
France extends curfew as Covid second wave surges in Europe

France extends curfew as Covid second wave surges in Europe

France extended curfews to around two thirds of its population on Thursday and Belgium's foreign minister was taken into intensive care with Covid-19, as the second wave of the pandemic surged across Europe.
10/23/2020 9:04:47 AM
EAA, partners call for urgent investment in education

EAA, partners call for urgent investment in education

An unprecedented global coalition of organisations has called for urgent investment in education to prevent a generational catastrophe.
10/23/2020 1:13:20 AM
Infantino rules out holding Qatar World Cup without fans

Infantino rules out holding Qatar World Cup without fans

FIFA President Gianni Infantino yesterday ruled out hosting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar without fans.
10/23/2020 1:05:46 AM
1,400 days behind bars and counting for Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein

1,400 days behind bars and counting for Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein

Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein has spent 1,400 days in prison under arbitrary and illegal detention by the Egyptian authorities, without trial or conviction.
10/23/2020 1:04:10 AM
Panel highlights Qatar’s successful implementation of labour reforms

Panel highlights Qatar’s successful implementation of labour reforms

A panel discussion highlighted the achievements secured by Qatar in implementing labour reforms, thereby protecting the workers and ensuring their rights.
10/23/2020 1:03:03 AM
MoPH reports 127,328 total Covid recoveries

MoPH reports 127,328 total Covid recoveries

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced yesterday 252 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, in the last 24 hours, of which 225 are from community cases and 27 from travellers returning from abroad.
10/23/2020 1:01:50 AM
MoPH publishes Covid-19 ‘Green List’ of countries

MoPH publishes Covid-19 ‘Green List’ of countries

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has announced a new Covid-19 ‘Green List’ of low-risk countries, which came into effect yesterday.
10/23/2020 12:59:39 AM
Hekmatyar urges Pakistan to facilitate Afghan investors

Hekmatyar urges Pakistan to facilitate Afghan investors

Veteran Afghan politician and Hizb-e-Islami’s leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said Pakistan should facilitate Afghan investors and businessmen to enable them to bring their investment to Pakistan from the rest of the countries.
10/23/2020 12:52:35 AM
Boxer Amir Khan declines offer to join Pakistan politics

Boxer Amir Khan declines offer to join Pakistan politics

British-Pakistani Boxing star Amir Khan has declined the offer to join politics, saying that Pakistan is being run by the ‘amazing’ Prime Minister Imran Khan.
10/23/2020 12:44:12 AM
NU-Q webinar on Palestine discusses recent changes

NU-Q webinar on Palestine discusses recent changes

A webinar organised by the Palestine Student Club at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) on ‘The Future of the Question of Palestine’ included analyses and critical insights from Yara Hawari, senior Palestine policy fellow at Al-Shabaka – The Palestinian Policy Network, and Tariq Dana, assistant
10/23/2020 12:13:25 AM
AMUAAQ marks 203rd birth anniversary of Sir Syed virtually

AMUAAQ marks 203rd birth anniversary of Sir Syed virtually

The Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Association Qatar (AMUAAQ), an associate organisation of the Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF) under the aegis of the embassy of India in Qatar, recently celebrated the 203rd birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, founder of Aligarh Muslim University
10/23/2020 12:11:58 AM
SIFQ celebrates 89th birth anniversary of Dr Kalam

SIFQ celebrates 89th birth anniversary of Dr Kalam

The Science India Forum Qatar (SIFQ) in association with SIF GCC chapters recently celebrated the 89th birth anniversary of Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, former president of India and well-known scientist. The online celebration was well attended by eminent dignitaries, scientists, patrons and academicians.
10/23/2020 12:10:01 AM
Qatar’s travel and return policy to continue with 'minor amendments': MoPH

Qatar’s travel and return policy to continue with 'minor amendments': MoPH

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has said Qatar's travel and return policy will continue to be implemented "with minor amendments", effective from Thursday.
10/22/2020 11:44:57 PM
Visitors heap praise on Katara, S'hail

Visitors heap praise on Katara, S'hail

A number of dignitaries and diplomats yesterday visited S'hail - the Katara International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition 2020, as the premier event completed three days.
10/22/2020 11:43:26 PM
Tackling childhood asthma

Tackling childhood asthma

Qatar has applied a multi-pronged approach to tackling childhood asthma which falls broadly under the rights of children, youth and older persons of the QNV 2030
10/22/2020 11:41:43 PM
Presidential debate moderators don’t hide their bias

Presidential debate moderators don’t hide their bias

There has been quite a lot of controversy about the presidential debates and the competing town halls between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden over whether they have been conducted on a level playing field.
10/22/2020 11:39:08 PM
Al Naama pips Gtnah in Umm Bab Cup thriller

Al Naama pips Gtnah in Umm Bab Cup thriller

The mares lead a one-two for Al Shaqab Racing and trainer Alban de Mieulle in the turf feature for Purebred Arabians
10/22/2020 11:27:49 PM
Sheikha Moza: Make digital learning an inclusive right

Sheikha Moza: Make digital learning an inclusive right

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate, on Thursday called for cross-sector collaboration to ensure equity in digital learning for children across the globe, especially those marginalised.
10/22/2020 11:26:05 PM