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‘Alternative line of defence’ proves robust: former envoy

‘Alternative line of defence’ proves robust: former envoy

The present Gulf crisis has so far proven Qatar’s robust ‘alternative line of defence’ in a bid to ensure sustained economic growth, according to a former diplomat from an Asian country.

Outgoing Twitter worker takes down Trump account

Outgoing Twitter worker takes down Trump account

Twitter initially said the account had been "inadvertently deactivated due to human error", but later indicated it was done intentionally by a departing worker.

Big cash infusions for startups hit tech IPOs

Big cash infusions for startups hit tech IPOs

Big cash infusions for startups from an ever-expanding group of financiers, led by SoftBank Group Corp and Middle East sovereign wealth funds, have extinguished hopes that the technology IPO market would bounce back this year.

On-arrival visas: Hotel reservations not compulsory

On-arrival visas: Hotel reservations not compulsory

Hotel reservations or other conditions are not compulsory for obtaining different types of on-arrival tourist visas in Qatar, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said.

Queen’s baton

Queen’s baton

A Sri Lankan railway guard holds the Queen’s baton of the XXI 2018 Commonwealth Games that will be held on Australia’s Gold Coast next year, in Colombo yesterday.

Wales forward Bale ruled out of World Cup qualifiers

Wales forward Bale ruled out of World Cup qualifiers

Wales forward Gareth Bale has been ruled out of their crucial last two World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Ireland due to a calf injury, The Football Association of Wales (FAW) said yesterday.

PHCC unveils breast cancer awareness campaign

PHCC unveils breast cancer awareness campaign

‘Screen For Life’, Qatar’s national breast and bowel cancer screening programme, led by the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), has launched a nationwide awareness campaign across the country to mark the global, annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiative.

Graduate Open Day at QU-CENG

Graduate Open Day at QU-CENG

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies at Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) recently organised the Graduate Open Day 2017 to provide graduate students with information on the masters and PhD programmes at CENG and to familiarise them on the admission requirements and registratio

Nelson shines as Brewers down Dodgers

Nelson shines as Brewers down Dodgers

Milwaukee pitcher Jimmy Nelson’s two-hit gem saw the Brewers down the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Sunday, the Dodgers’ first back-to-back defeats in five weeks.

Liverpool reject third Barca bid worth £114mn for Coutinho

Liverpool reject third Barca bid worth £114mn for Coutinho

Liverpool have rejected a third bid from Barcelona for star playmaker Philippe Coutinho, a source from the Premier League club confirmed yesterday.

Korea tensions ease slightly as US officials play down war risks

Korea tensions ease slightly as US officials play down war risks

Tension on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea's president said resolving North Korea's nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and US officials played down the risk of an imminent war.

Al-Marri highlights rights violations  of siege nations

Al-Marri highlights rights violations of siege nations

Chairman of National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri highlighted the humanitarian catastrophe resulting from the siege on Qatar.