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Trump's defense team takes spotlight in US Senate impeachment trial

Trump's defense team takes spotlight in US Senate impeachment trial

Lawyers for US President Donald Trump will begin his defense at the Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, offering a rebuttal to Democratic charges that he abused his power and previewing more detailed arguments
1/25/2020 6:22:56 PM
Prime Minister opens Aquaculture Research Centre

Prime Minister opens Aquaculture Research Centre

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al -Thani opened this morning the Aquaculture Research Centre of the Ministry of Municipal and Environment at Ras Matbakh ...
1/25/2020 1:37:09 PM
Trump, Johnson talk telecoms security ahead of Huawei decision

Trump, Johnson talk telecoms security ahead of Huawei decision

Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China's Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.
1/25/2020 1:16:25 PM
Venezuela's Guaido meets Macron on charm offensive

Venezuela's Guaido meets Macron on charm offensive

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, on a charm offensive to back his bid to oust his country's leader, claimed Saturday to have the ‘firm support’ of French President Emmanuel Macron.
1/25/2020 12:45:30 PM
Iraqi security forces raid protest camps, 4 killed after Sadr supporters withdraw

Iraqi security forces raid protest camps, 4 killed after Sadr supporters withdraw

Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets killing four people and wounding dozens more, police and medical sources said.
1/25/2020 12:40:47 PM
Australia confirms four cases of coronavirus, expects more cases

Australia confirms four cases of coronavirus, expects more cases

Australia confirmed its first four cases of the new coronavirus in two different cities on Saturday, with the country's chief health official saying he expected more cases as Australia was a population destination for Chinese tourists.
1/25/2020 12:01:47 PM
Lebanon's new finance minister to meet IMF official

Lebanon's new finance minister to meet IMF official

The new finance minister of debt-saddled Lebanon said he would meet with a senior official from the International Monetary Fund on Saturday for a ‘courtesy visit’ and not bailout talks.
1/25/2020 11:38:05 AM
Bolivia interm leader Anez to run in

Bolivia interm leader Anez to run in

Bolivia's Interim President Jeanine Anez on Friday said she would stand in the May 3 presidential election, which comes after the resignation of Evo Morales in November.
1/25/2020 11:25:51 AM
Mexican children take up arms in fight against drug gangs

Mexican children take up arms in fight against drug gangs

With baseball caps and scarves covering their faces, only their serious eyes are visible as a dozen children stand to attention, rifles by their side.
1/25/2020 11:15:10 AM
Democrats warn at impeachment trial that Trump will abuse his office again if not removed

Democrats warn at impeachment trial that Trump will abuse his office again if not removed

Democratic lawmakers concluded their opening arguments in Republican President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the US Senate on Friday with a warning that he was a threat to democracy ...
1/25/2020 9:46:15 AM
Scientists to search for relatives of extinct Galapagos tortoises

Scientists to search for relatives of extinct Galapagos tortoises

A scientific expedition to the Galapagos Islands will spend ten days searching for relatives of two tortoise species believed to be extinct, including those of the archipelago's Lonesome George ...
1/25/2020 9:24:29 AM
Powerful quake kills 20 people in eastern Turkey

Powerful quake kills 20 people in eastern Turkey

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 20 people and injured more than 1,000 in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams searched through the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors on Saturday.
1/25/2020 9:10:30 AM
Xi says China faces 'grave situation' as virus toll hits 41

Xi says China faces 'grave situation' as virus toll hits 41

President Xi Jinping said China was facing a "grave situation" as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 41, overshadowing celebrations of the Lunar New Year that began on Saturday.
1/25/2020 8:29:56 AM
Museum at Education City hosts talk by photographer

Museum at Education City hosts talk by photographer

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Education City has hosted a talk by Moroccan-French photographer Touhami Ennadre.
1/25/2020 12:35:40 AM
Minister: Environment is collective responsibility

Minister: Environment is collective responsibility

HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie has stressed that protecting Qatar’s environment and keeping it clean and free from all forms of pollutants is a collective responsibility of all members of society, including citizens, residents, students
1/25/2020 12:34:26 AM
Georgetown University in Qatar sets admission deadline

Georgetown University in Qatar sets admission deadline

The final day for high school and transfer students to submit an application for admission to Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) is February 1, admissions director Joseph Hernandez said.
1/25/2020 12:31:46 AM
Generation Amazing partners with charity firm for outreach to Haiti kids

Generation Amazing partners with charity firm for outreach to Haiti kids

Generation Amazing has announced a partnership with the charity, CORE, to bring its football for development programme to children in Haiti, extending its reach beyond Asia and the Middle East to the Americas.
1/25/2020 12:30:06 AM
QRCS secretary-general meets Mali’s ambassador

QRCS secretary-general meets Mali’s ambassador

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) Secretary-General Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi has received a delegation from the embassy of Mali, headed by Cheick Ahmed Tidiany Diakite, Mali’s ambassador to Qatar.
1/25/2020 12:28:41 AM
Refugees to teach GU-Q students

Refugees to teach GU-Q students

Students at Georgetown University in Qatar ( GU-Q) will take part in a language learning programme this year, taught by refugees from around the world.
1/25/2020 12:27:28 AM
Prince Charles urges peace in Middle East

Prince Charles urges peace in Middle East

The heir to the British throne expressed sadness yesterday over the suffering and hardship faced by Palestinians and called for “a just and lasting peace” in the Middle East on the third day of his visit to the Holy Land.
1/25/2020 12:14:40 AM
What you may not know about carrots

What you may not know about carrots

How do you know when a carrot is dehydrated? Why should we care? I found the answer plus other interesting facts about my favourite vegetable in a recent article by registered dietitian Bethany Oxender in Food & Nutrition magazine
1/25/2020 12:12:08 AM
Tree-planting drive to fight climate change

Tree-planting drive to fight climate change

The world’s business and government leaders may have found a way to fight climate change without having to call global warming by its name or agree on what is causing it.
1/25/2020 12:10:44 AM
Wildfire losses: insurance industry rethinks risks

Wildfire losses: insurance industry rethinks risks

When forest fires swept into the Canadian city of Fort McMurray four years ago, a hurried evacuation of more than 80,000 people and the loss of thousands of homes and other buildings made the $10bn disaster the costliest in Canada’s history.
1/25/2020 12:05:11 AM
S Korea’s push for tourism in North poses balancing act

S Korea’s push for tourism in North poses balancing act

South Korea’s push to resume tourism with the North is aimed at resetting border ties, but must overcome Pyongyang’s scepticism and chart a careful course around US efforts to pressure leader Kim Jong-un into eliminating his nuclear arsenal.
1/25/2020 12:03:12 AM
14 people tested for coronavirus cleared

14 people tested for coronavirus cleared

Everyone tested in Britain for a deadly virus that has infected hundreds in China have been given the all-clear, a top doctor said yesterday after an emergency government meeting.
1/25/2020 12:01:01 AM
Inspired artist paints images of volcanic devastation using ash

Inspired artist paints images of volcanic devastation using ash

Ash from a rumbling Philippine volcano has inspired an artist and instructor to paint watercolours using the grey powder that had covered the plants in her backyard.
1/24/2020 11:56:12 PM
Duterte threatens to end US military pact

Duterte threatens to end US military pact

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to end a pact key to annual war games with American troops if the US does not restore the travel visa of an official who oversaw his drug war.
1/24/2020 11:52:16 PM
Trump pledges full support at mass anti-abortion rally

Trump pledges full support at mass anti-abortion rally

US President Donald Trump addressed the country’s biggest annual anti-abortion rally yesterday as members of the Senate sat in judgment just blocks away at his impeachment trial.
1/24/2020 11:47:23 PM
PM rejects US criticism of CPEC as ‘nonsense’

PM rejects US criticism of CPEC as ‘nonsense’

Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected criticism of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as “nonsense”, insisting that the project “is really helping” the country.
1/24/2020 11:43:09 PM
Protesters rally again in France against pensions reform

Protesters rally again in France against pensions reform

Protesters again poured into streets across France yesterday hoping to derail a hotly-contested pension overhaul, whose fate will soon be in the hands of lawmakers after weeks of crippling transport strikes.
1/24/2020 11:39:31 PM
Mexico faces flak over migration clampdown

Mexico faces flak over migration clampdown

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is facing a barrage of criticism at home that he is doing US President Donald Trump’s bidding after erecting a “wall” of security forces near the Guatemala border to keep out Central Americans.
1/24/2020 11:36:14 PM
QF opens 'Seeroo fi al Ardh' art installation to public

QF opens 'Seeroo fi al Ardh' art installation to public

The unique art experience offered by the Seeroo fi al Ardh – the final work of the late acclaimed artist M F Husain, will be opened by Qatar Foundation (QF) to the public from Sunday with four daily shows.
1/24/2020 11:36:11 PM