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Virtues of Qiyaam

Virtues of Qiyaam

Qiyaam (voluntary night prayer) is one of the best acts of worship that brings one closer to Allah The Almighty.
5/22/2019 1:38:29 AM
Iraq plans to send delegations to US, Iran to calm tensions

Iraq plans to send delegations to US, Iran to calm tensions

Iraq is planning to send urgent delegations to the United States and Iran, its prime minister said yesterday, as Baghdad seeks to rein in soaring tensions between its top allies.
5/22/2019 1:36:55 AM
Malawi awaits result after tight three-way election

Malawi awaits result after tight three-way election

Millions of voters in Malawi yesterday cast ballots in a closely-fought election, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two rivals in a race that focused on corruption allegations and economic development.
5/22/2019 1:33:58 AM
Democrats weigh response as McGahn defies subpoena

Democrats weigh response as McGahn defies subpoena

Former White House Counsel Don McGahn ignored a subpoena to testify yesterday to a US House of Representatives committee, fuelling talk among Democratic lawmakers of possible legal action against him and potential impeachment of President Donald Trump.
5/22/2019 1:31:12 AM
Nepal bans Chinese digital wallets

Nepal bans Chinese digital wallets

Nepal said yesterday it has banned popular Chinese digital wallets Alipay and WeChat to prevent the loss of foreign currency earnings from tens of thousands of Chinese tourists.
5/22/2019 1:28:36 AM
Tarantino strikes Cannes gold with ‘best movie in years’

Tarantino strikes Cannes gold with ‘best movie in years’

US director Quentin Tarantino stormed into Cannes yesterday with Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, with critics at the world’s biggest film festival hailing it as his best movie in years.
5/22/2019 1:24:30 AM
Widodo re-elected Indonesia president

Widodo re-elected Indonesia president

Heavily armed Indonesian troops were on high alert yesterday amid fears of civil unrest in the capital Jakarta, as the surprise early announcement of official election results handed Joko Widodo another term as leader of the world’s third-biggest democracy.
5/22/2019 1:20:06 AM
Students from Qatar shine in Intel contest

Students from Qatar shine in Intel contest

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has confirmed its continuous support for scientific research by organising regional competitions and exhibitions.
5/22/2019 1:04:30 AM
HIA celebrates anniversary, hosts appreciation Suhoor

HIA celebrates anniversary, hosts appreciation Suhoor

Hamad International Airport (HIA) highlighted its expansion plans and smart airport vision initiatives at a recently-hosted appreciation Suhoor at St Regis Doha to mark the airport’s 5th anniversary.
5/22/2019 1:02:16 AM
Qatar Rail advisory

Qatar Rail advisory

Qatar Rail has reiterated that children must not be allowed to stand on the seats of Doha Metro trains at any time. “The safety and comfort of passengers is our utmost priority.
5/22/2019 1:00:53 AM
Attorney-general meets US Treasury official

Attorney-general meets US Treasury official

HE the Attorney-General Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri yesterday met United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Marshall Billingslea.
5/22/2019 12:54:23 AM
Boost for defence co-operation

Boost for defence co-operation

The Nato Standard Operating Procedures agreement between the Qatar Armed Forces (QAF) and Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar has been signed at the Combined Air Operations Center, the Ministry of Defence announced yesterday.
5/22/2019 12:53:33 AM
Ambulance service has attended 8,395 distress calls so far this Ramadan

Ambulance service has attended 8,395 distress calls so far this Ramadan

The Ambulances Service at Hamad Medical Corporation ( HMC) has received over 8,000 calls from the start of the holy month of Ramadan until May 19.
5/22/2019 12:51:50 AM
QRCS distributes relief items in northern Syria

QRCS distributes relief items in northern Syria

The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has immediately responded to the recent wave of mass displacement in the northern governorates of Syria.
5/22/2019 12:47:28 AM
Minister meets US Charge d’Affaires

Minister meets US Charge d’Affaires

HE the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, Yousef bin Mohamed al-Othman Fakhro, yesterday met William Grant, Chargé d’Affaires at the US embassy in Qatar.
5/22/2019 12:46:13 AM
MoI institutions review steps to deal with behavioural problems

MoI institutions review steps to deal with behavioural problems

The Ministry of Interior, represented by the Community Police Department, organised the second co-ordinating meeting of the social care and rehabilitation institutions in Qatar on mechanisms to deal with behavioural problems.
5/22/2019 12:45:18 AM
Obstacles facing private sector investment in education discussed

Obstacles facing private sector investment in education discussed

Qatar Chamber (QC) has discussed solutions to a number of obstacles facing private sector investment in education, and ways to facilitate the procedures related to the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs in this regard.
5/22/2019 12:44:34 AM
Former F1 champion Niki Lauda dead at 70

Former F1 champion Niki Lauda dead at 70

Three-times Formula One champion Niki Lauda, regarded as one of the finest racers of all time and who later became a successful airline entrepreneur, has died at 70 after battling declining health.
5/22/2019 12:43:37 AM
Xavi leaving Al Sadd, or is he?

Xavi leaving Al Sadd, or is he?

Chances are he will be given a new role with the club, possibly as coach
5/22/2019 12:41:54 AM
Fasts and protein shakes: How Muslim athletes compete during Ramadan

Fasts and protein shakes: How Muslim athletes compete during Ramadan

The holy month began at the start of May this year. While some athletes find blending exercise and fasting tough, others say it helps them focus more. For the better part of eight seasons, Hamza Abdullah played defensive back in the NFL.
5/22/2019 12:39:59 AM
France’s Demare wins crash-marred 10th stage of Giro

France’s Demare wins crash-marred 10th stage of Giro

‘I really wanted a stage win and I got it in the end’
5/22/2019 12:38:48 AM
Former govt official who sued Chinese president held in HK

Former govt official who sued Chinese president held in HK

Former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and her family were barred from entering Hong Kong yesterday.
5/22/2019 12:37:35 AM
Musing about the museum

Musing about the museum

Being new to the city, my wife and I made a list of places to visit in this amazing capital of Qatar. What caught our fancy especially was the Museum of Islamic Art, a spectacular place scenically located near the traditional dhow harbour.
5/22/2019 12:37:31 AM
Phillips donates spikes to IAAF Heritage Collection

Phillips donates spikes to IAAF Heritage Collection

USA’s Dwight Phillips has donated a pair of spikes to the IAAF Heritage Collection which is currently on public display in Qatar ahead of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.
5/22/2019 12:35:43 AM
Accreditation programme launched for cybersecurity audit service providers

Accreditation programme launched for cybersecurity audit service providers

The Ministry of Transport and Communications launched on Tuesday an accreditation programme for cybersecurity audit service providers.
5/22/2019 12:35:38 AM
Robredo rejects Pangilinan’s resignation

Robredo rejects Pangilinan’s resignation

Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has resigned as president of the Liberal Party (LP) for his apparent failure to help the Otso Diretso opposition Senate slate win in the May 13 midterm elections.
5/22/2019 12:35:17 AM
Rayyan blow 2-goal lead in Tashkent

Rayyan blow 2-goal lead in Tashkent

Fans at Lokomotiv Stadium were treated to a fine display of attacking football as PFC Lokomotiv came from two goals down to defeat Al Rayyan 3-2 on Matchday Six of the 2019 AFC Champions League Group B yesterday.
5/22/2019 12:33:52 AM
South Africans all praise for Doha Metro and Amir Cup Final

South Africans all praise for Doha Metro and Amir Cup Final

Since its inauguration, Doha Metro has been an exquisite travel experience, both for the residents and visitors of Qatar. The Doha Metro service witnessed an increased number of passengers recently when people from Doha headed towards the newly built Al Janoub Stadium to watch the Amir Cup final.
5/22/2019 12:30:08 AM
Treat fleeing Venezuelans as refugees, UN urges world

Treat fleeing Venezuelans as refugees, UN urges world

Venezuelans fleeing political and economic crisis at home deserve protection as refugees, the United Nations said yesterday, urging other states not to deport them.
5/22/2019 12:28:34 AM
Comfort Town

Comfort Town

There’s that moment near the beginning of The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy’s house is swept away from the black-and-white world of Kansas and lands with a thud in Oz, a wonderland of blinding Technicolor.
5/22/2019 12:27:36 AM
Cristina Fernandez hits out at graft trial

Cristina Fernandez hits out at graft trial

Argentina’s populist ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner slammed the corruption trial against her as a political “smokescreen” aimed at hurting her campaign for vice president in national elections this year.
5/22/2019 12:27:12 AM
CBI clears Mulayam, Akhilesh in assets case

CBI clears Mulayam, Akhilesh in assets case

The Central Bureau of Investigation has told the Supreme Court that it has cleared Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and his sons - party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Prateek Yadav - in a corruption case filed in 2013 as the allegations could not be established.
5/22/2019 12:24:11 AM