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Amir, Pakistan Prime Minister discuss promoting bilateral cooperation

Amir, Pakistan Prime Minister discuss promoting bilateral cooperation

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan discussed promoting bilateral relations in various fields ...
1/22/2019 2:48:38 PM
EU fines Mastercard 570 mn euros in anti-trust action

EU fines Mastercard 570 mn euros in anti-trust action

The European Union has fined global credit card giant Mastercard 570 million euros ($647 million) for limiting competition between banks offering cheaper payment fees.
1/22/2019 2:41:28 PM
Tokyo airport tests driverless bus to shuttle visitors

Tokyo airport tests driverless bus to shuttle visitors

Visitors pouring into Japan's Haneda airport for the Tokyo Olympics next year may find themselves ferried to and from planes on driverless buses, currently being tested at the major hub.
1/22/2019 1:36:58 PM
UN appoints Kuwait's Rola Dashti as ESCWA Chief

UN appoints Kuwait's Rola Dashti as ESCWA Chief

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Rola Dashti of Kuwait as the next Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
1/22/2019 1:26:32 PM
Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Madrid on Tuesday for a court date in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud in a deal reached with the Spanish taxman.
1/22/2019 12:26:22 PM
At least 10 dead as fire rages on Black Sea ships

At least 10 dead as fire rages on Black Sea ships

Ten crew died and another 10 were missing presumed dead in a fire that broke out on two ships while they were transferring fuel in the Black Sea, Russia's Transport Ministry said on Tuesday.
1/22/2019 12:12:41 PM
Gatwick drone disruption cost easyJet nearly $20 mn

Gatwick drone disruption cost easyJet nearly $20 mn

EasyJet lost 15 million pounds ($19.3 million) in the 36 hours of travel chaos sparked by drones flying into London's Gatwick Airport in December, the budget airline said on Tuesday.
1/22/2019 11:29:40 AM
UNICEF calls for unified European approach to protect refugee and migrant children

UNICEF calls for unified European approach to protect refugee and migrant children

UNICEF is urging European governments to agree on a region-wide approach to better protect refugee and migrant children who continue to face grave dangers and violations of their basic rights ...
1/22/2019 10:50:06 AM
President vows to probe Zimbabwe forces over crackdown

President vows to probe Zimbabwe forces over crackdown

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed Tuesday to investigate security forces over their brutal crackdown on protesters, as he scrambled to fend off international criticism ...
1/22/2019 10:44:25 AM
India's Kohli sweeps all three top ICC awards

India's Kohli sweeps all three top ICC awards

India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday became the first ever player to clinch all three top honours including cricketer of the year in the International Cricket Council awards.
1/22/2019 9:54:13 AM
Strong 6.4-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia

Strong 6.4-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumba on Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.
1/22/2019 9:49:15 AM
Venezuela arrests troops over anti-Maduro stance

Venezuela arrests troops over anti-Maduro stance

A group of soldiers rose up yesterday against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro at a command post near Caracas, but were quickly arrested after posting an appeal for public support in a video, the government said.
1/22/2019 1:17:27 AM
Winter winds bring extreme cold to US

Winter winds bring extreme cold to US

Winter winds brought extreme cold and ice-slicked roads to the mid-western and eastern United States yesterday, with the Martin Luther King Jr Day holiday and an ongoing government shutdown allowing many to heed official advice to stay indoors.
1/22/2019 1:14:07 AM
Qatar Charity renovates 215 homes for the poor in Gaza

Qatar Charity renovates 215 homes for the poor in Gaza

Qatar Charity (QC) yesterday said its office in the Gaza Strip, with support from benefactors in Qatar, managed to renovate 215 homes for poor families living under harsh economic and social conditions.
1/22/2019 1:07:56 AM
SC workshop focuses on importance of integrity in sport

SC workshop focuses on importance of integrity in sport

A two-day Workshop on Integrity in Sport, organised by the Security Committee of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) in co-operation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Criminal Police Organisation’s (Interpol) Project Stadia, kicked off yesterday
1/22/2019 1:06:52 AM
MoI organises rehabilitation course for staff with special needs

MoI organises rehabilitation course for staff with special needs

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) organised a training course on the skills of the distinguished employee at the Officers’ Club in the General Directorate of Civil Defence.
1/22/2019 1:05:27 AM
Qatar ready for ‘hard’ game of football against Iraq

Qatar ready for ‘hard’ game of football against Iraq

‘It was wonderful to see the team win three matches while playing quality football. But now we forget those results because to ensure we emerge victorious we must start afresh’
1/22/2019 1:00:28 AM
Japan knock out Saudis

Japan knock out Saudis

A first-half goal from Takehiro Tomiyasu was enough to send Japan into the Asian Cup quarter-finals for the eighth consecutive tournament after a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia at Sharjah Stadium yesterday.
1/22/2019 12:57:41 AM
Meeza and Vodafone Qatar renew partnership pact

Meeza and Vodafone Qatar renew partnership pact

End-to-end managed IT services and solutions provider, Meeza, has renewed its existing contract with Vodafone Qatar to host the telecommunications operator’s IT infrastructure in Meeza’s state-of-the-art data centres for another 10 years.
1/22/2019 12:56:27 AM
Qatar outplay Saudi Arabia in ACC opener

Qatar outplay Saudi Arabia in ACC opener

Qatar’s Tamoor Sajjad (pictured receiving his man-of-the-match award) snared three wickets for 11 runs as Qatar posted a fine four-wicket victory over Saudi Arabia in their opening match of the ACC Western Region Twenty20 Cricket Tournament here yesterday.
1/22/2019 12:55:38 AM
HMC advises residents to visit travel clinic before foreign trip

HMC advises residents to visit travel clinic before foreign trip

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is advising residents to seek pre-travel counselling from a specialised travel clinic at least four weeks before travelling outside the country.
1/22/2019 12:54:58 AM
Ooredoo launches social media contest to engage customers

Ooredoo launches social media contest to engage customers

Ooredoo has announced a new contest to encourage customers to engage with the company via social media, with two winners standing to win 500,000 Nojoom points each. Befitting the beginning of a New Year, the contests asks participants to think about their goals for 2019 and share them via
1/22/2019 12:49:40 AM
HBKU to hold series of information sessions for prospective students

HBKU to hold series of information sessions for prospective students

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) will be conducting a series of information sessions for prospective students with interest in the graduate programmes offered by its five colleges. The sessions will be held from today (Jan 22) until February 6.
1/22/2019 12:48:31 AM
Indian embassy to hold flag-hoisting ceremony to mark Republic Day

Indian embassy to hold flag-hoisting ceremony to mark Republic Day

A flag-hoisting ceremony will be held at the Embassy of India (Villa Nos. 86 & 90, Street No 941, Al Eithra Street, Zone- 63, Onaiza, Doha) to celebrate the 70th Republic Day of India, at 8am on January 26.
1/22/2019 12:46:28 AM
Palliative care conference opens today at GU-Q campus

Palliative care conference opens today at GU-Q campus

World renowned experts on ethics, Islam, Christianity and medicine are gathering at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) today and tomorrow to discuss the bioethics of caring for those with life-threatening illnesses or those who are facing death.
1/22/2019 12:44:51 AM
Nanny Training Academy obtains ISO certification

Nanny Training Academy obtains ISO certification

Qatar Nanny Training Academy (QNTA), a member of Qatar Foundation, has been recognised by a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification services for the excellence of its training programme. QNTA has received ISO 9001:2015 certification by the Bureau Veritas International Doha
1/22/2019 12:41:51 AM
Qatari artist opens solo exhibition

Qatari artist opens solo exhibition

Qatari artist Ahmed Nooh opened yesterday his first solo exhibition titled Traces of Life at Qatar Museums’ (QM) Fire Station in Doha. The works were completed as part of his Fire Station Paris Residency rotation at the renowned Cite internationale des Arts in Paris.
1/22/2019 12:40:13 AM
Amir holds phone talk with Aoun

Amir holds phone talk with Aoun

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Monday held telephone conversation with Lebanese President Michel Aoun.
1/22/2019 12:39:48 AM
Ryan the hero as Australia beat Uzbekistan

Ryan the hero as Australia beat Uzbekistan

Holders to play hosts UAE in the quarter-finals
1/22/2019 12:32:19 AM
Vijayan misleading people over Sabarimala: Chandy

Vijayan misleading people over Sabarimala: Chandy

Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy has accused his successor Pinarayi Vijayan of misleading the people on the Sabarimala court rulings. The Supreme Court had on September 28 lifted an age-old bar on women of reproductive age from entering the temple.
1/22/2019 12:31:34 AM
Jaitley attacks Congress after EVM hacking claims

Jaitley attacks Congress after EVM hacking claims

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley yesterday rejected claims of EVM (electronic voting machine) hacking in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls at a press conference in London by a self-proclaimed cyber expert as “absolutely rubbish” and a “big lie” and attacked the Congress for demanding a probe into the issue.
1/22/2019 12:30:16 AM
Exercise by older adults tied to lower risk of falls

Exercise by older adults tied to lower risk of falls

Older adults who have exercised regularly for at least a year may be less likely to experience falls or related injuries than their less active peers, a research review suggests. Researchers analysed data from 40 clinical trials with a total of 21,868 adults who were 73 years old on average.
1/22/2019 12:27:10 AM