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Fewer traffic accidents, violations  in September

Fewer traffic accidents, violations in September

Traffic accident cases in Qatar were generally on the decline this September against the previous month's level; but Madinat Khalifa and Al Rayyan saw increasing trends, according to official statistics.

Ministry calls for Istisqa prayer on Thursday

Ministry calls for Istisqa prayer on Thursday

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs called for the performance of Istisqa prayer at the state's mosques on Thursday the 20th of Safar 1439, AH corresponding to November 9, 2017 at 06.01 am.

Qatar remains stronger than ever: envoy

Qatar remains stronger than ever: envoy

Ambassador of Qatar to Italy Abdulaziz bin Ahmed al-Malki has said Qatar remains stronger than ever before. Despite the siege by Saudi-led bloc, the country has been able to develop its international relations on the world stage to protect its interests.

Qatar to devise foolproof strategy to achieve info security, repel cyber attacks

Qatar to devise foolproof strategy to achieve info security, repel cyber attacks

Qatar has constituted a high level committee to prepare policies and programmes as part of its strategy to achieve information security and strengthen the firewall against cyber-attacks.

Qatar to use foreign police officers during 2022: official

Qatar to use foreign police officers during 2022: official

Major Ali Mohammed al-Ali, deputy executive director for security with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the body overseeing the tournament, also predicted that Qatar would deliver "the safest World Cup in the world".

Despite siege, Qatar makes great strides in security

Despite siege, Qatar makes great strides in security

Qatar has made important achievements this year in the areas of security, world peace, competitiveness, combating the financing of terrorism and money laundering, to earn the confidence of international institutions and bodies.

Blockade fails to dampen Qatar contract award activity: Meed

Blockade fails to dampen Qatar contract award activity: Meed

The blockade does not seem to have much of an impact on contract awards in Qatar, Meed Business Review said and noted that since June, the value of contracts let in the country has totalled nearly $3.1bn.

Self-examination is key to early diagnoses of skin cancer

Self-examination is key to early diagnoses of skin cancer

With around 400 cases of skin cancer diagnosed in Qatar between 2010 and 2015, cancer experts at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) are advising the public that simple precautions can lower their risk of contracting skin cancer.

Barshim soars to the top

Barshim soars to the top

Qatar’s world champion high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim poses with his Best Male Athlete from Asia trophy at the annual ANOC (Association of National Olympic Committees) gala awards in Prague yesterday.

Indian Coast Guard ship to dock at Hamad Port

Indian Coast Guard ship to dock at Hamad Port

This is the second time this year that an Indian ship is visiting Qatar, the Indian embassy said. In January, the ICGS Samudra Prahari had visited Doha in conjunction with India’s 68th Republic Day celebrations.

Effects of siege on Qatar 'fading', says BMI

Effects of siege on Qatar 'fading', says BMI

The effects of the quartet’s boycott against Qatar on the country’s import levels are “fading”, facilitating “continued growth” in the construction and manufacturing segments, BMI Research has said in its latest report.

Qatar aims to add Arabic to British curriculum

Qatar aims to add Arabic to British curriculum

Qatar is rebranding Arabic in the hope that it will "capture the imagination" of British schools and parents as one of the foreign language options, according to The Times.