Gulf Times - Winter
At least 23 dead in Alabama tornadoes, winter not over for northeast

At least 23 dead in Alabama tornadoes, winter not over for northeast

Rescuers sifted through rubble looking for more dead and wounded after two back-to-back tornadoes touched down in Alabama, killing at least 23 people, authorities said.

Where's winter? Western Europe basks in record temperatures

Where's winter? Western Europe basks in record temperatures

As western Europe enjoys record highs for winter temperatures, southern parts of the continent are being hit with snow flurries.

Deep freeze grips eastern United States, 12-year-old dies in Chicago

Deep freeze grips eastern United States, 12-year-old dies in Chicago

Winter winds brought extreme cold and ice-slicked roads to the Midwestern and Eastern United States on Monday, with the US Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday and an ongoing government shutdown allowing many to heed official advice to stay indoors.

Cold conditions to continue

Cold conditions to continue

The mercury level dropped to 8.6C in Baida Al Gaa, located in southern Qatar, Sunday as cold conditions prevailed around the country.

Winter weather killed 15 displaced children in Syria: UN

Winter weather killed 15 displaced children in Syria: UN

Freezing temperatures and the lack of medical care have killed at least 15 displaced Syrian children in recent weeks, the United Nations reported on Tuesday.

Katara Hospitality to launch winter offer

Katara Hospitality to launch winter offer

Katara Hospitality has announced an exclusive offer for nationals and residents on the occasion of Qatar National Day throughout its local and international hotels.

Winter risks 'dire' for 1mn children in MENA region: UNICEF

Winter risks 'dire' for 1mn children in MENA region: UNICEF

The UN children's fund warned Tuesday that a funding gap and the start of winter could leave nearly one million children "out in the cold" in the Middle East and North Africa.

Arnold, Smith, Winter win 2018 Nobel Chemistry Prize

Arnold, Smith, Winter win 2018 Nobel Chemistry Prize

Scientists Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for research using directed evolution to produce enzymes for new chemicals and pharmaceuticals ...

QRCS provides winter aid for 25,000 displaced Syrians

QRCS provides winter aid for 25,000 displaced Syrians

QRCS personnel in Syria have distributed more than 13,500 winterisation clothing kits for adults and children so far.

QRCS distributes winter aid in three Afghan provinces

QRCS distributes winter aid in three Afghan provinces

Pegged at $160,000 (QR584,000), the project is aimed at alleviating the suffering of the needy and displaced people by distributing winterisation aid to 1,500 families (7,500 people) in three provinces.

Ministry issues fire safety tips to residents

Ministry issues fire safety tips to residents

Improper use of heaters, wood or coal or negligence towards safety procedures could sometimes lead to unexpected fires either at home or desert camps, MoI pointed out.

HMC offers safe heating tips to keep warm during winter

HMC offers safe heating tips to keep warm during winter

HMC's Dr Rafael Consunji explained that electrical burns and fires are more likely to happen with the incorrect use of electrical appliances for heating, while scald burns most often happen when bathing or cooking with hot liquids.