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Ibrahimovic injury to calf, not Achilles, say AC Milan

Ibrahimovic injury to calf, not Achilles, say AC Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has picked up a calf injury and not ruptured his Achilles tendon as feared, AC Milan confirmed yesterday.
5/27/2020 1:25:51 AM
Premier League clubs to vote on next stage of Project Restart

Premier League clubs to vote on next stage of Project Restart

Premier League clubs will vote today over whether to move to the second phase of Project Restart as they intensify efforts to return to full action.
5/27/2020 1:24:08 AM
Bayern down Dortmund to close on Bundesliga title

Bayern down Dortmund to close on Bundesliga title

Bayern Munich took a huge step towards an eighth straight German Bundesliga yesterday as a sublime Joshua Kimmich chip gave them a 1-0 win at nearest rivals Borussia Dortmund, moving them seven points clear at the top with just six games left.
5/27/2020 1:20:50 AM
Iran eases restaurant curbs as virus claims 57 more lives

Iran eases restaurant curbs as virus claims 57 more lives

Iran further eased restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus yesterday by allowing restaurants to accept customers, as it announced another 57 deaths from the virus.
5/27/2020 1:15:28 AM
Solskjaer counting on Pogba, Rashford for season restart

Solskjaer counting on Pogba, Rashford for season restart

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said yesterday he is confident of having Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford fit should the Premier League season restart next month.
5/27/2020 1:13:57 AM
Guardiola: Medical staff are the ‘special ones’

Guardiola: Medical staff are the ‘special ones’

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes the protocols he and his players must follow for football to return are a small sacrifice compared to those risking their lives on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis.
5/27/2020 1:10:06 AM
Teams should forfeit series if player gets virus, says Barkley

Teams should forfeit series if player gets virus, says Barkley

Charles Barkley laid out a possible ugly scenario for the NBA postseason if it is played this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic.
5/27/2020 1:08:16 AM
Steelers’ Tomlin favours Rooney Rule incentives

Steelers’ Tomlin favours Rooney Rule incentives

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin took to an unexpected venue to express his support changing the NFL’s Rooney Rule.
5/27/2020 1:06:54 AM
World TeamTennis to allow  up to 500 fans at matches

World TeamTennis to allow up to 500 fans at matches

World TeamTennis, an innovative mixed-gender professional tennis league, will start from July 5 at the Greenbrier, West Virginia, and up to 500 fans will be allowed to attend matches during its three-week season, tournament organisers said yesterday.
5/27/2020 1:05:46 AM
‘Sketch at QM’draws artists, art enthusiasts

‘Sketch at QM’draws artists, art enthusiasts

Qatar Museums’ ‘Sketch at QM’ programme continues to attract many local artists and art enthusiasts, providing an opportunity to share their works on its digital platforms.
5/27/2020 1:01:41 AM
Kvitova ‘pretty gutted’ by cancellation of Wimbledon

Kvitova ‘pretty gutted’ by cancellation of Wimbledon

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said yesterday she had been “pretty gutted” by news that her favourite tournament was cancelled over the coronavirus pandemic. “Of all tournaments that have been cancelled, the news about Wimbledon was the most upsetting for me,” the 30-year-old
5/27/2020 12:59:23 AM
Proposed health code app sparks anger in China

Proposed health code app sparks anger in China

A Chinese local government’s proposal for a post-coronavirus health app that ranks citizens based on their smoking, drinking, exercise and sleep habits has sparked fury online over privacy concerns.
5/27/2020 12:50:00 AM
HK police issue warning amid calls for new demonstrations

HK police issue warning amid calls for new demonstrations

Hong Kong police issued a warning late yesterday that they would not tolerate disruptions to public order, after activists circulated calls online for fresh demonstrations today.
5/27/2020 12:48:18 AM
Qatar-Somalia ties reviewed

Qatar-Somalia ties reviewed

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi received yesterday a telephone call from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation of Somalia Ahmed Isse Awad.
5/27/2020 12:43:41 AM
Amir sends cable of congratulations to Georgia leader

Amir sends cable of congratulations to Georgia leader

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday sent cables of congratulations to President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili on the anniversary of her country’s Independence Day.
5/27/2020 12:41:56 AM
Playing cricket in bio-secure environment unrealistic: Dravid

Playing cricket in bio-secure environment unrealistic: Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid expressed his concerns with respect to the bio-bubble safety plan put forward by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) recently. England are trying to host a three-match Test series against West Indies in July
5/27/2020 12:41:39 AM
Centre, states get court notice on migrant crisis

Centre, states get court notice on migrant crisis

The Supreme Court yesterday took suo motu cognizance of problems of migrant labourers who were stranded in different parts of the country during the nationwide lockdown to contain Covid-19 outbreak.
5/27/2020 12:40:14 AM
McIlroy hopes Ryder Cup will be moved to 2021

McIlroy hopes Ryder Cup will be moved to 2021

Rory McIlroy believes the Ryder Cup will be moved back to 2021 under pressure from players to not lose the unique atmosphere of the biennial event behind closed doors.
5/27/2020 12:39:33 AM
How to protect house staff

How to protect house staff

The country’s health authorities have listed five ways to support house staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.
5/27/2020 12:38:33 AM
Sun to align directly over Ka’aba today: Qatar Calandar House

Sun to align directly over Ka’aba today: Qatar Calandar House

An astronomer at Qatar Calendar House said yesterday the sun will pass directly over the top of the Ka’aba at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah at 12.18pm local time (9.18 UTC) today - coinciding with the Dhuhr prayer at the mosque - and when it does, the Ka’aba will cast no shadow for a f
5/27/2020 12:36:46 AM
10 days of mourning for virus victims in Spain

10 days of mourning for virus victims in Spain

Spain is to hold 10 days of official mourning for victims of the coronavirus epidemic that has so far claimed more than 27,000 lives, the government said yesterday.
5/27/2020 12:36:11 AM
Smartphone data shows America’s cautious comeback

Smartphone data shows America’s cautious comeback

Data from millions of mobile phones shows varying behaviour across the United States in May as people responded to the loosening of stay-at-home orders, a Reuters analysis shows. Americans returned to parks, restaurants and gas stations first.
5/27/2020 12:35:35 AM
Smartphone data shows America’s cautious comeback

Smartphone data shows America’s cautious comeback

Data from millions of mobile phones shows varying behaviour across the United States in May as people responded to the loosening of stay-at-home orders, a Reuters analysis shows. Americans returned to parks, restaurants and gas stations first.
5/27/2020 12:35:14 AM
Putin orders WWII parade in June as Russia passes virus peak

Putin orders WWII parade in June as Russia passes virus peak

Russia has passed its peak of coronavirus infections, President Vladimir Putin said yesterday, ordering a World War II victory parade postponed by the pandemic to be held next month.
5/27/2020 12:34:29 AM
America’s delisting threat could pay off

America’s delisting threat could pay off

After passing unanimously in the US Senate on May 20, 2020, the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act is heading for the House of Representatives, and US President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law.
5/27/2020 12:32:32 AM
Minister quits in protest at Cummings’ lockdown trip

Minister quits in protest at Cummings’ lockdown trip

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government was hit by its first resignation yesterday over the controversy surrounding his top aide Dominic Cummings’ cross-country trip during the coronavirus lockdown.
5/27/2020 12:30:50 AM
Dawn of Asian century puts pressure on Europe to choose sides: diplomat

Dawn of Asian century puts pressure on Europe to choose sides: diplomat

The Asian century may have arrived marking the end of a US-led global system, the EU’s foreign affairs chief has said amid a growing discussion in Europe on how to weave a path between China and the US.
5/27/2020 12:30:25 AM
Signs of oil demand picking up; IEA says peak yet to come

Signs of oil demand picking up; IEA says peak yet to come

The world consumed last year nearly 100mn barrels a day of oil, according to Bloomberg estimates. And some in the energy industry believe that could mark the peak for global demand.
5/27/2020 12:28:55 AM
Minister assures transparent probe into PIA plane crash

Minister assures transparent probe into PIA plane crash

Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmad Shah has assured that a transparent investigation will be conducted into Karachi plane crash as per the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
5/27/2020 12:26:00 AM
SpaceX readies for blast-off with Nasa astronauts aboard

SpaceX readies for blast-off with Nasa astronauts aboard

Gray skies loomed yesterday over Florida’s Atlantic coast, just one day before two astronauts were set to blast off aboard a SpaceX capsule on the most dangerous and prestigious mission Nasa has ever entrusted to a private company.
5/27/2020 12:22:19 AM
Qatar achieves self-sufficiency in essential products; supply chain well diversified: KPMG

Qatar achieves self-sufficiency in essential products; supply chain well diversified: KPMG

Qatar has achieved self-sufficiency in most of the essential products of daily use including milk and several other perishables, KPMG said and noted the country’s supply chain is extremely well diversified, leaving a remote possibility for disruption.
5/27/2020 12:15:38 AM
Galaxy of African stars hold virtual coronavirus concert

Galaxy of African stars hold virtual coronavirus concert

Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour and Grammy-winner Angelique Kidjo were among a galaxy of African talent brought together for a virtual concert to raise awareness of the coronavirus pandemic.
5/27/2020 12:15:05 AM