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PM inaugurates major drive for tree plantation

PM inaugurates major drive for tree plantation

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated the importance of planting trees, adding that climate change is a threat to our future.
2/24/2020 1:32:45 AM
Emergency is declared in areas at border with Iran

Emergency is declared in areas at border with Iran

Pakistan has declared emergency in the areas bordering Iran amid fears of transfer of coronavirus into the country.
2/24/2020 1:31:08 AM
Afghan treaty to be signed in Pakistan’s presence: Qureshi

Afghan treaty to be signed in Pakistan’s presence: Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the Afghan peace treaty would be signed in Pakistan’s presence.
2/24/2020 1:29:11 AM
10,000 police deployed ahead of Trump’s visit

10,000 police deployed ahead of Trump’s visit

India deployed more than 10,000 police and gave a facelift to the former home of Mahatma Gandhi yesterday on the eve of a visit by US President Donald Trump, whose two-day trip aims to repair bilateral relations after a trade spat.
2/24/2020 1:23:53 AM
Ministry of education launches unified portal for public services

Ministry of education launches unified portal for public services

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education launched yesterday the unified online portal for public services.
2/24/2020 1:23:01 AM
Billboards and cutouts of leaders dot Agra streets

Billboards and cutouts of leaders dot Agra streets

A day ahead of Donald Trump’s brief visit to the city of the Taj, huge billboards and cutouts of the US president and Prime Minister Narendra Modi dotted the historic city yesterday, including the airport and other public places.
2/24/2020 1:21:58 AM
Grand Mufti of Kosovo visits general directorate of endowments

Grand Mufti of Kosovo visits general directorate of endowments

Head of the Islamic Community and Grand Mufti of Kosovo Shaikh Naim Ternava and his accompanying delegation visited the General Directorate of Endowments, as part of his current visit to Qatar.
2/24/2020 1:21:22 AM
Commercial Bank raises golf awareness among students

Commercial Bank raises golf awareness among students

With the annually awaited golf tournament Commercial Bank Qatar Masters just around the corner, the title sponsor of the event, Commercial Bank, and Education City Golf Club have organised and scheduled school and university visits in Doha to raise awareness of the sport among students.
2/24/2020 1:18:39 AM
Jaidah Automotive delivers Chevrolets for Ocean Rent a Car fleet expansion

Jaidah Automotive delivers Chevrolets for Ocean Rent a Car fleet expansion

Jaidah Automotive, the exclusive dealer of Chevrolet in Qatar, recently delivered 50 units of the 2020 Chevrolet Spark to Ocean Rent a Car as part of the rental company’s fleet expansion project.
2/24/2020 1:16:36 AM
Police step in as clashes over citizenship law erupt in Delhi

Police step in as clashes over citizenship law erupt in Delhi

Police used tear gas to disperse large crowds in New Delhi yesterday in the latest eruption of violence at protests over a new citizenship law, police officials said.
2/24/2020 1:16:19 AM
CHSS holds public talk to mark World Day for Social Justice

CHSS holds public talk to mark World Day for Social Justice

In keeping with its vision to enrich society through transformative educational experiences, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) commemorated the World Day for Social Justice with a public talk.
2/24/2020 1:14:36 AM
Top experts explore power of public art at QF forum

Top experts explore power of public art at QF forum

The role of public art in “creating destinations”, connecting people and opening minds was explored by experts from Qatar and around the world on the final day of a forum at Qatar Foundation (QF).
2/24/2020 1:13:14 AM
Venice Carnival cut short over coronavirus crisis

Venice Carnival cut short over coronavirus crisis

Italian authorities, grappling with Europe’s worst outbreak of the novel coronavirus, were taking drastic action yesterday to contain the spread of the potentially deadly disease.
2/24/2020 1:11:50 AM
Quake in southeast Turkey kills nine

Quake in southeast Turkey kills nine

Nine people were killed and buildings collapsed across southeastern Turkey yesterday when a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck near the border with Iran, injuring more than a hundred in villages and towns in both countries, government officials said.
2/24/2020 1:10:11 AM
HBKU signs MoU with Brookings Doha Centre

HBKU signs MoU with Brookings Doha Centre

The Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) has solidified its academic and research efforts with a memorandum of understanding (MoU) it has signed with the Brookings Doha Centre (BDC).
2/24/2020 1:09:33 AM
HEC Paris plans activities to mark 10th anniversary

HEC Paris plans activities to mark 10th anniversary

HEC Paris in Qatar is marking the 10th anniversary of its presence in Qatar with its newly appointed dean, Dr Pablo Martin de Holan.
2/24/2020 1:07:22 AM
Citizens of nowhere: Trump ban raises fear for US Rohingya

Citizens of nowhere: Trump ban raises fear for US Rohingya

A refugee from Myanmar’s tyrannised Rohingya minority, Lila Mubarak embodies perfectly the “poor, huddled masses” welcomed to the United States for more than a century by a bronze plaque at the foot of the Statue of Liberty.
2/24/2020 1:00:24 AM
Brexit’s stealthy rationality

Brexit’s stealthy rationality

At pivotal historical moments, rational political ruptures often are brought about for all the wrong reasons. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit may prove to be a case in point.
2/24/2020 12:58:16 AM
Pressure on PM to scrap Heathrow runway plan

Pressure on PM to scrap Heathrow runway plan

Having backed Britain’s proposed high-speed railway HS2, Boris Johnson is under pressure to keep his pledge to scrap plans for a third runway at London Heathrow airport as climate fears intensify.
2/24/2020 12:57:25 AM
I am the best person to lead SNP: Sturgeon

I am the best person to lead SNP: Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon has said she believes “emphatically” that she remains the best person to lead the SNP, as two party heavyweights both tipped as future first ministers commence their battle to return to the Scottish parliament in the 2021 elections.
2/24/2020 12:54:33 AM
CCQ event discusses role of radio in a changing world

CCQ event discusses role of radio in a changing world

The Community College of Qatar’s (CCQ) Library Department marked World Radio Day with a series of lectures and presentations by distinguished members of Qatar’s broadcasting community at the College’s Lusail Female Campus.
2/24/2020 12:51:14 AM
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2/24/2020 12:48:17 AM
General Directorate of Passports ‘completes more than 3mn transactions’

General Directorate of Passports ‘completes more than 3mn transactions’

Statistics issued by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) showed that more than 3mn transactions were completed at the General Directorate of Passports and its departments and electronic platforms, QNA reported yesterday.
2/24/2020 12:47:58 AM
JRE appointed broker for new Paradise Compound

JRE appointed broker for new Paradise Compound

Just Real Estate (JRE) has been appointed rent broker for the large new residential The Paradise Compound in Umm Salal Mohamed where extensive amenities offer community and social living opportunities.
2/24/2020 12:47:07 AM
MoCI organises workshop on reforms for facilitating business in Qatar

MoCI organises workshop on reforms for facilitating business in Qatar

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) held a workshop yesterday to highlight the reforms undertaken by Qatar to facilitate business environment procedures at the various legislative, organisational, and administrative levels that would enhance the competitiveness of the country’s economy.
2/24/2020 12:46:16 AM
Kuwait National Day celebrated

Kuwait National Day celebrated

The Kuwaiti embassy in Doha yesterday marked the 59th anniversary of Kuwait’s National Day and the 29th anniversary of its liberation with a grand reception that reflected the heritage and traditions of Kuwait and its people.
2/24/2020 12:45:34 AM
CHLS plans biopsychology, neuroscience programmes

CHLS plans biopsychology, neuroscience programmes

The College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is planning to introduce new programmes in Biopsychology, Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience, a senior official has said.
2/24/2020 12:44:03 AM
No need to panic over locust sightings: HBKU expert

No need to panic over locust sightings: HBKU expert

In recent days, there have been increasing numbers of anecdotal reports relating to locust swarms being spotted in Qatar.
2/24/2020 12:40:08 AM
Al Khaliji stays ‘well positioned’ to ‘achieve excellence’: Sheikh Hamad

Al Khaliji stays ‘well positioned’ to ‘achieve excellence’: Sheikh Hamad

Al Khalij Commercial Bank (Al Khaliji) is “well positioned to achieve excellence in the market with its strong financial position, sustainable profitability and market share,” said its chairman HE Sheikh Hamad bin Faisal bin Thani al-Thani.
2/24/2020 12:38:40 AM
Made our own way: Pliskova

Made our own way: Pliskova

World No 3 feels Czech players have made it big despite lacking a system back home
2/24/2020 12:36:42 AM
LNG cargoes cancelled as virus compounds export glut in US

LNG cargoes cancelled as virus compounds export glut in US

A buyer of liquefied natural gas has cancelled two cargoes from Cheniere Energy Inc, the biggest US exporter, as a glut pummels prices for the fuel and threatens to shut a key outlet for shale production.
2/24/2020 12:34:27 AM
India pavilion at DJWE to showcase new designs

India pavilion at DJWE to showcase new designs

For the second consecutive year, an India Pavilion organised by the Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) — in collaboration with the Indian embassy in Doha — will be part of the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition (DJWE) 2020.
2/24/2020 12:33:30 AM