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Crisis at India's Jet worsens as it grounds planes, faces strike

Crisis at India's Jet worsens as it grounds planes, faces strike

India's Jet Airways was fighting multiple crises Wednesday after grounding six planes, leaving it with only a third of its fleet flying, while pilots have threatened to walk out and a major shareholder ...
3/20/2019 11:48:35 AM
Magnitude 5.6 quake hits western Turkey, no casualties

Magnitude 5.6 quake hits western Turkey, no casualties

A moderate 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Turkey's western province of Denizli on Wednesday, damaging some buildings and knocking bricks and tiles to the ground ...
3/20/2019 11:18:50 AM
Going 'Under': Europe's first underwater restaurant opens in Norway

Going 'Under': Europe's first underwater restaurant opens in Norway

Europe's first underwater restaurant opens in Norway on Wednesday with more than 7,000 customers booked in to eat among the fish.
3/20/2019 10:40:05 AM
Kenyan police seize $20 mn of counterfeit banknotes from deposit box

Kenyan police seize $20 mn of counterfeit banknotes from deposit box

Kenyan police have seized $20 million of counterfeit banknotes that had been stored in a personal safety deposit box at a branch of Barclays Bank Kenya, the directorate of criminal investigations said.
3/20/2019 10:20:59 AM
Drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

Drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

The cows and horses would have come for the last blades of grass. Now their bones are scattered on the cracked earth, victims of drought that wiped Santiago's weekend playground Lake Aculeo from the map.
3/20/2019 10:10:00 AM
New Zealand burials start as PM urges 'united front' on social media

New Zealand burials start as PM urges 'united front' on social media

A Syrian refugee and his son were buried in New Zealand on Wednesday in the first funerals of those killed in the twin mosque massacre as Kiwis braced for days of emotional farewells following the mass slayings.
3/20/2019 9:55:46 AM
WCM-Q conference discusses benefits of lifestyle medicine

WCM-Q conference discusses benefits of lifestyle medicine

The importance of lifestyle in preventing, treating and even curing illnesses like diabetes and heart diseases was discussed at the latest conference at Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q).
3/20/2019 2:15:32 AM
Qatar calls for global stand on hate speech against migrants

Qatar calls for global stand on hate speech against migrants

Qatar stressed that the international community and all governments and people, especially in the countries that are witnessing the rise of extreme right-wing groups, should stand firmly against destructive ideas that spread hate speech against migrants and foreigners, especially Muslims
3/20/2019 2:14:42 AM
Special Forces, Lekhwiya hold drills with US, Jordanian outfits

Special Forces, Lekhwiya hold drills with US, Jordanian outfits

The Joint Special Forces, Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya) and Jordanian Special Forces in partnership with the American forces carried out yesterday ‘impregnable guard 2019’ exercise
3/20/2019 2:10:52 AM
Stage set for grand final of QatarDebate championship

Stage set for grand final of QatarDebate championship

Boys team from Qatar University and Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan, have qualified to the grand final debate of the 5th International Universities Arabic Debating Championship.
3/20/2019 2:10:04 AM
Difi hosts talk on protection systems for girls in region

Difi hosts talk on protection systems for girls in region

The Doha International Family Institute (Difi), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has hosted a panel titled ‘Gender-Responsive Social Protection for Adolescent Girls to Enable Aspirations and Reach the SDGs in the Arab Region’ on the sidelines of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status
3/20/2019 2:05:52 AM
‘Qatar on right track for national food security’

‘Qatar on right track for national food security’

Qatar is on the right track and poised to become successful in delivering its national food security plan due to its sound fundamentals, a senior official of leading French livestock intelligence company in the world has said.
3/20/2019 2:03:53 AM
French agriculture leaders keen to share know-how with Qatar

French agriculture leaders keen to share know-how with Qatar

A delegation of ‘French Technologies in Agriculture’ global leaders are ready to share their expertise with Qatar aimed at helping the country attain self-sufficiency in food production, French ambassador Franck Gellet has said.
3/20/2019 2:02:51 AM
Vodafone Qatar announces partnership with QIFF 2019

Vodafone Qatar announces partnership with QIFF 2019

Vodafone Qatar is the official telecommunications partner of the 10th edition of Qatar International Food Festival, which runs from today to March 30 at the Oxygen Park in Qatar Foundation’s Education City.
3/20/2019 1:59:02 AM
beIN to take part in Qatar International Food Festival

beIN to take part in Qatar International Food Festival

Following last year’s success, beIN will be partnering with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) as part of the 10th edition of Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF).
3/20/2019 1:58:21 AM
11-day food festival opens today at Oxygen Park

11-day food festival opens today at Oxygen Park

The 11-day annual food and fun gala Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) opens today at Qatar Foundation’s Oxygen Park, in Education City. The 10th edition of QIFF welcomes foodies from Qatar and around the globe to celebrate the world’s diverse cuisines every year.
3/20/2019 1:57:05 AM
MME to increase self-sufficiency in vegetable output

MME to increase self-sufficiency in vegetable output

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has taken steps to increase the rate of self-sufficiency in vegetable production, which currently stands at 24%, to 70% by presenting 10 projects for private investors to grow vegetables in greenhouses and produce about 21,000 tonnes annually
3/20/2019 1:54:33 AM
CNA-Q, Hertfordshire sign agreement on bachelor’s degrees

CNA-Q, Hertfordshire sign agreement on bachelor’s degrees

College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) and University of Hertfordshire (UH), UK, have signed a progression agreement allowing CNA-Q graduates to earn baccalaureate degrees. The agreement includes pathways for three of CNA-Q’s academic schools, paving the way to nine different degree programme
3/20/2019 1:51:46 AM
Tasmeem Doha 2019 explores connections of art and design

Tasmeem Doha 2019 explores connections of art and design

Tasmeem Doha 2019, the international art and design conference hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) in Education City, concluded on March 15 after three days of workshops, talks, exhibitions by renowned artists and designers from the region
3/20/2019 1:50:55 AM
Catastrophic Midwest floods cause widespread damage

Catastrophic Midwest floods cause widespread damage

Severe flooding caused by rainfall and melting snow yesterday devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, as US Vice President Mike Pence prepared to tour the area.
3/20/2019 1:41:39 AM
Court hands Trump a win on immigrant detention

Court hands Trump a win on immigrant detention

The Supreme Court yesterday endorsed the US government’s authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime — potentially even years — after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies.
3/20/2019 1:40:39 AM
US fans eagerly await Meghan and Harry’s baby

US fans eagerly await Meghan and Harry’s baby

Fascination, pride and the best soap opera in the world have many Americans eagerly awaiting the impending birth of Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle’s first child.
3/20/2019 1:37:02 AM
Bercow branded ‘Brexit destroyer’

Bercow branded ‘Brexit destroyer’

Britain’s mostly right-wing newspapers branded parliamentary Speaker John Bercow an obnoxious, despotic traitor yesterday after his bombshell ruling threw the Brexit process into disarray. After Bercow ruled MPs could not vote again on the EU divorce deal unless it was substantially changed
3/20/2019 1:35:43 AM
Two dead, dozens trapped in Dharwad building crash

Two dead, dozens trapped in Dharwad building crash

At least two people have died and dozens are feared trapped under rubble after a building site collapsed yesterday in Karnataka, officials said.
3/20/2019 1:26:18 AM
Custody death of man sparks Kashmir protests

Custody death of man sparks Kashmir protests

Protests flared in parts of Jammu and Kashmir yesterday after police said a man being questioned in connection with a security investigation had died in custody, the latest disturbances in one of the world’s most militarised regions.
3/20/2019 1:25:14 AM
Thousands demonstrate in Algiers

Thousands demonstrate in Algiers

Thousands of students, university professors and health workers rallied in Algiers yesterday calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit, and a new group headed by activists and opposition figures told the army not to interfere.
3/20/2019 1:24:04 AM
Thailand’s oldest party may be king-maker after vote

Thailand’s oldest party may be king-maker after vote

Thailand’s oldest political party is heading into an election on Sunday with leader Abhisit Vejjajiva facing tough choices in the first polls since the military seized power in a 2014 coup.
3/20/2019 1:20:16 AM
Areas where non-Qataris can own property named

Areas where non-Qataris can own property named

Non-Qataris can have freehold ownership of property in 10 areas while 16 areas have been identified where they can use real estate for 99 years, it was announced Tuesday.
3/20/2019 1:14:40 AM
Traders burn Chinese goods in protest over Azar veto

Traders burn Chinese goods in protest over Azar veto

Hundreds of traders burned Chinese goods yesterday and urged the government to raise import taxes on them to protest against China’s trade and foreign policies. The traders, who also urged consumers to boycott Chinese imports, are concerned that Chinese products are hurting Indian manufacturers.
3/20/2019 1:12:46 AM
Pawar meets Rahul, AAP over opposition alliance

Pawar meets Rahul, AAP over opposition alliance

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar had separate meetings with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh yesterday amid speculation that the Congress and AAP could still come together in Delhi to fight the Lok Sabha elections.
3/20/2019 1:10:27 AM
Thousands march for peace in Colombia

Thousands march for peace in Colombia

Thousands of Colombians demonstrated in favour of the country’s peace process with the former Farc guerrillas, warning that President Ivan Duque’s policies could undermine it and lead to a flare-up of violence.
3/20/2019 1:07:30 AM
Trump endorses Bolsonaro, mulls Brazil entry into Nato

Trump endorses Bolsonaro, mulls Brazil entry into Nato

US President Donald Trump gave Brazil’s new far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro a ringing endorsement in the Oval Office yesterday, saying he was looking at a Nato membership or some other alliance for Brazil.
3/20/2019 1:06:29 AM