Gulf Times - Portugal
Portugal to move asylum seekers to vacant tourist flats after hostel virus outbreak

Portugal to move asylum seekers to vacant tourist flats after hostel virus outbreak

Portugal will test 500 asylum seekers for the coronavirus and move some into apartments left empty by tourists, after an outbreak at an immigrant hostel last week prompted scrutiny of overcrowded conditions ...

Amir condoles with Portuguese president

Amir condoles with Portuguese president

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held Tuesday a telephonic conversation with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

Portugal's coronavirus cases surpass 10,000 mark

Portugal's coronavirus cases surpass 10,000 mark

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Portugal pushed past the 10,000 mark on Saturday as Health Minister Marta Temido urged citizens to step up their fight against the outbreak as there was still "no light at the end of the tunnel".

Death toll in Europe from storm rises to eight

Death toll in Europe from storm rises to eight

The death toll from a storm that battered Spain, Portugal and France rose to eight on Saturday as the region braced for more violent winds and heavy rain.

Greta Thunberg arrives in Portugal ahead of climate summit

Greta Thunberg arrives in Portugal ahead of climate summit

Swedish teenage eco-warrior Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon on Tuesday after crossing the Atlantic in a catamaran to attend a UN climate change summit in Madrid.

Portuguese police escort fuel tankers as drivers strike

Portuguese police escort fuel tankers as drivers strike

Portuguese police escorted fuel trucks on Monday to supply petrol stations at the start of a tanker drivers' strike, an AFP reporter said.

More than 1,000 firefighters battle Portugal wildfires

More than 1,000 firefighters battle Portugal wildfires

More than a thousand firefighters battled Sunday to control wildfires in central Portugal that have forced village evacuations

Qatar Airways touches down in Lisbon for first time

Qatar Airways touches down in Lisbon for first time

Qatar Airways announced that its first-ever passenger flight to Portugal landed at Lisbon Airport on Monday, as the airline adds to its rapidly expanding European network.

Soaring temperatures spark early wildfires in Portugal

Soaring temperatures spark early wildfires in Portugal

Hundreds of firefighters were battling two major blazes in northern Portugal on Tuesday, forcing authorities to shut schools and close roads.

Police hit smuggling gang on high seas, seize 3.3 tonnes of cocaine

Police hit smuggling gang on high seas, seize 3.3 tonnes of cocaine

Authorities seized more than three tonnes of cocaine and arrested 11 people off Portugal's Atlantic coast, dismantling a drug smuggling gang that operated across international waters from a cargo vessel, police said on Friday.

Arrested Portuguese hacker is Football Leaks 'whistleblower'-lawyers

Arrested Portuguese hacker is Football Leaks 'whistleblower'-lawyers

A Portuguese man arrested in Hungary on suspicion of extortion and secrecy violations hacked football bodies' documents - which later appeared on the Football Leaks website - because he was "outraged" by criminality in the sport, his lawyers said.

Storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain

Storm Leslie smashes into Portugal, Spain

Storms packing nearly 180 kilometre-per-hour winds hit Portugal early Sunday leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power before carrying heavy rain on into Spain, authorities said.