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Dragon boat racing to help promote Qatar as sports tourism hotspot

Dragon boat racing to help promote Qatar as sports tourism hotspot

Dragon boat racing could play a vital role in the various initiatives to transform Qatar into a leading sports tourism destination in the region.

Largest Qatar Dragon Boat Festival to take place on Friday

Largest Qatar Dragon Boat Festival to take place on Friday

The fifth edition of Qatar Dragon Boat Festival will witness 26 teams competing in 31 races today (December 7) at the Grand Hyatt Doha beach area in West Bay.

Two Chinese dragon boats capsize in river, 17 killed

Two Chinese dragon boats capsize in river, 17 killed

Two dragon boats practising to race on a river in China have overturned and 17 people drowned, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

The gates of virtue during Ramadan

The gates of virtue during Ramadan

The month of Ramadan is the month of virtue and righteousness. Due to the virtue of its period, the deeds performed during it are also treated differently. People are more eager to be virtuous during this month than any other month of the year.

Norway to kill 2,000 reindeer to eradicate disease

Norway to kill 2,000 reindeer to eradicate disease

The Norwegian government on Monday authorised the slaughter of a herd of around 2,000 reindeer in a bid to eradicate a brain-destroying disease, after several cases were detected in Norway for the first time in Europe.

Always Dreaming clinches 143rd Kentucky Derby

Always Dreaming clinches 143rd Kentucky Derby

Always Dreaming won the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs over a sloppy track in Louisville on Saturday, giving jockey John Velazquez and trainer Todd Pletcher their second career wins in the ‘Run for the Roses’.

'Godfather' cast members reunite at New York film festival

'Godfather' cast members reunite at New York film festival

Cast members of The Godfather movies were reunited in Manhattan on Saturday, nearly half a century after the first of the legendary mafia films hit theatres.

AAB unveils bank finance campaign for Toyota vehicles

AAB unveils bank finance campaign for Toyota vehicles

AAB has announced a “bold and engaging” new campaign to “connect with a more youthful audience” across the region.

Ooredoo offers Nojoom points on purchase of Seib insurance

Ooredoo offers Nojoom points on purchase of Seib insurance

Ooredoo has announced a special promotion for Nojoom members in partnership with Seib Insurance and Reinsurance Company.

Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline, hails ‘great day’ for jobs

Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline, hails ‘great day’ for jobs

True to his pledge, President Donald Trump gave final approval yesterday for TransCanada to build the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, overriding environmental concerns in favour of boosting jobs and energy supply.

Europe stock markets on edge ahead of US healthcare vote

Europe stock markets on edge ahead of US healthcare vote

European stock markets wobbled yesterday as investors looked to a key vote on US healthcare reform whose passage is seen as crucial to the future of Donald Trump’s growth agenda.

Scrapping TPP a mistake as China fills void: Froman

Scrapping TPP a mistake as China fills void: Froman

Former US Trade Representative Michael Froman said the goals of a 12-nation Pacific trade pact he helped negotiate are likely to live on in some fashion and that President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the agreement was a “terrible mistake.”