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Texas A&M at Qatar kicks off Al Maerifa virtual lecture series

Texas A&M at Qatar kicks off Al Maerifa virtual lecture series

Faculty from Texas A&M University at Qatar (Tamuq) are sharing their knowledge and expertise with the local community through the new Al Maerifa virtual seminar series of 45-minute seminars to promote knowledge on topics centred around Qatar’s grand challenges and research pursuits.
4/1/2020 2:38:45 AM
Qatari filmmakers on the global film circuit

Qatari filmmakers on the global film circuit

More Qatari filmmakers will make it to the international arena despite the current and future challenges, Doha Film Institute (DFI) CEO Fatma al-Remaihi has expressed confidence.
4/1/2020 2:36:12 AM
Iran reports 141 new virus deaths, raising total to 2,898

Iran reports 141 new virus deaths, raising total to 2,898

Iran said yesterday 141 more people have died from the novel coronavirus, raising the official toll in one of the world’s worst-affected countries to 2,898.
4/1/2020 2:18:56 AM
Coronavirus cases in Palestine rise to 117

Coronavirus cases in Palestine rise to 117

Two new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, bringing total number of infections in Palestine to 117.
4/1/2020 2:16:35 AM
Doctors fight Covid-19 with raincoats, helmets

Doctors fight Covid-19 with raincoats, helmets

Shortages of protective health gear in India are forcing some doctors to use raincoats and motorbike helmets while fighting the coronavirus, exposing the weak state of the public health system ahead of an anticipated surge in Covid-19 cases.
4/1/2020 1:47:56 AM
Maharashtra coronavirus positive cases surge to 302

Maharashtra coronavirus positive cases surge to 302

In the sharpest spurt since the lockdown started, Maharashtra recorded a staggering 302 Covid-19 positive cases with the highest number from Mumbai, officials said yesterday.
4/1/2020 1:45:34 AM
India plans to buy protective health gear from China despite concerns

India plans to buy protective health gear from China despite concerns

India will buy ventilators and masks from China to help it deal with the coronavirus, a government official said yesterday, even though some countries in Europe had complained about the quality of the equipment.
4/1/2020 1:37:25 AM
Covid-19: HIA, Qatar Airways keeping highest safety standards

Covid-19: HIA, Qatar Airways keeping highest safety standards

Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport (HIA) have affirmed their eagerness to take all preventive measures against the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
4/1/2020 1:29:25 AM
Imran calls in Rangers over Sindh supply lines ‘failure’

Imran calls in Rangers over Sindh supply lines ‘failure’

Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed the Sindh Rangers to ensure that supply of goods from Sindh is maintained after it was found that the provincial government had failed to implement a transport agreement “in true spirit”.
4/1/2020 1:28:51 AM
Italy records more deaths, but rate of contagion continues to slow

Italy records more deaths, but rate of contagion continues to slow

Italy reported yesterday 837 more deaths linked to the Covid-19 disease caused by the novel coronavirus, but the spread of the epidemic in the country has continued to slow down.
4/1/2020 1:24:38 AM
Two Labour councillors die from coronavirus

Two Labour councillors die from coronavirus

A Labour councillor in Sheffield has become the first serving politician in the UK known to have died from coronavirus.
4/1/2020 1:18:11 AM
Clear messages about quarantine are key to success

Clear messages about quarantine are key to success

Clear and consistent messaging about lockdown measures, why they are needed, and about the practicalities of social distancing such as food and finances, are crucial to their potential for slowing outbreaks of disease, researchers said yesterday.
4/1/2020 1:15:58 AM
The digital world can support our need for social interaction during Covid-19

The digital world can support our need for social interaction during Covid-19

With the evolving coronavirus (Covid-19) situation forcing most of us to work remotely, the level of social interaction we are used to has inevitably dropped, and that can leave many, particularly those who are single, feeling isolated.
4/1/2020 1:12:00 AM
Saudi-Russia oil price war: Will it script the end of Opec?

Saudi-Russia oil price war: Will it script the end of Opec?

As is customary, Opec is supposed to reach its 60th year this year, and perhaps it will not celebrate this event as expected, this year.
4/1/2020 1:01:20 AM
20 arrested for violating quarantine conditions

20 arrested for violating quarantine conditions

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced on Tuesday that the designated authorities arrested 20 Qatari citizens who violated the requirements of the home quarantine, contravening the affidavits they signed.
4/1/2020 1:01:10 AM
Operational readiness is key to business continuity, says business council official

Operational readiness is key to business continuity, says business council official

Operational readiness would play a key factor in helping many companies across all industries cope with the challenges wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic, the chairman of the Philippine Business Council – Qatar (PBCQ) has said.
4/1/2020 12:53:38 AM
QRCS intensifies medical services

QRCS intensifies medical services

The Medical Affairs Division of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has intensified its efforts to respond to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and deal with its impact on the community.
4/1/2020 12:53:24 AM
Advisory panels for govt school heads, teachers to be set up

Advisory panels for govt school heads, teachers to be set up

HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed Ali al-Hammadi issues decisions
4/1/2020 12:51:26 AM
The responsibility to report

The responsibility to report

An unprecedented threat demands an unprecedented response. Rarely, if ever, have governments had to shift into crisis-management mode as quickly as they have in the past few weeks. So far, the focus has been on the most immediate medical, political, and economic issues raised by the Covid-19
4/1/2020 12:49:26 AM
Leaning into my new normal

Leaning into my new normal

Our worlds are colliding. Identities such as ‘mother’, ‘wife’, ‘employer’ and ‘employee’ are forced to coexist in the same headspace, at the same time – and in my case, in the same very small two-bedroom apartment with three other people.
4/1/2020 12:46:55 AM
Qatar Children’s Museum launches family workshops on social media

Qatar Children’s Museum launches family workshops on social media

Families will now have the chance to take part in daily online workshops hosted by the Qatar Children’s Museum (QCM), being developed by Qatar Museums (QM), it was announced.
4/1/2020 12:46:09 AM
Haven assets: The run for safety amid market worries

Haven assets: The run for safety amid market worries

Amid growing concerns that the coronavirus pandemic will lead to a deep world recession, about $9tn was wiped off global stocks in the nine days up to March 6, according to a Bank of America research note.
4/1/2020 12:45:55 AM
Turkey widens emergency response with bond buying

Turkey widens emergency response with bond buying

Turkey’s central bank on Tuesday added to its emergency programme to help contain the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak with new measures to ease lenders’ access to credit and support liquidity in the government bond market.
4/1/2020 12:45:42 AM
Ooredoo sees rise in use of Money service

Ooredoo sees rise in use of Money service

Ooredoo has highlighted the features of its Ooredoo Money service as demand for remotely accessible remittances increases due to the temporary closure of money exchanges in line with current guidelines relating to the ongoing global novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
4/1/2020 12:44:07 AM
Katara launches second bundle of competitions, educational activities

Katara launches second bundle of competitions, educational activities

The second bundle of competitions and activities launched by Katara - the Cultural Village through its various accounts on the social network has witnessed a very large turnout.
4/1/2020 12:40:01 AM
QSE settles above 8,200 levels despite bearish sentiments

QSE settles above 8,200 levels despite bearish sentiments

The Gulf funds’ bearish sentiments and the weakened net buying interests of local retail investors acted as a drag on the Qatar Stock Exchange, which yesterday settled a tad above 8,200 levels.
4/1/2020 12:38:57 AM
Asian bourses enjoy gains after Wall Street rally, but nerves remain

Asian bourses enjoy gains after Wall Street rally, but nerves remain

Stocks in Asia and Europe enjoyed gains yesterday following another rally on Wall Street, while oil bounced and traders welcomed a surprise jump in Chinese factory activity — although analysts cautioned the road ahead remained rocky for the global economy.
4/1/2020 12:28:46 AM
Red Bull’s Marko suggested ‘corona camp’ for drivers

Red Bull’s Marko suggested ‘corona camp’ for drivers

Red Bull’s motorsport head Helmut Marko suggested his Formula One and junior drivers should catch the coronavirus while racing is on hold so they would be protected from sickness later in the year
4/1/2020 12:26:54 AM
It’s important to be positive during crisis: al-Attiyah

It’s important to be positive during crisis: al-Attiyah

nd Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah is usually busy plying his trade in rallying and shooting. But the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic has forced the three-time Dakar champion to self-isolate at home as directed by the government of Qatar.
4/1/2020 12:24:08 AM
Options markets bet Indonesian rupiah will fall to a record

Options markets bet Indonesian rupiah will fall to a record

The Indonesian rupiah tumbled to within a whisker of its 1998 record low recently before a relief rally. Options markets indicate the respite will be brief.
4/1/2020 12:23:37 AM
Tough for game to resume this year, says TA chief

Tough for game to resume this year, says TA chief

Tennis could lose the remainder of the 2020 season to the coronavirus pandemic, Tennis Australia (TA) chief executive Craig Tiley has said. The tennis season screeched to a halt in early March due to the respiratory illness.
4/1/2020 12:20:11 AM
Indonesia rolls out $25bn more spending

Indonesia rolls out $25bn more spending

Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared a public health emergency over the coronavirus epidemic yesterday and said an additional $24.9bn would be spent to cushion its impact on Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.
4/1/2020 12:19:05 AM