Message from Iranian president
July 03 2014 12:53 AM

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani received yesterday a message from Iranian President  Hassan Rohani. The Chief Adviser of the President of Iran and Secretary of Free Zones Co-ordination Council, Akbar Torkan, conveyed the message during a meeting with HE the Foreign Minister Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah yesterday.


Emir greets new leader of Panama

Qatar’s Ambassador to Panama Nasser bin Rashid al-Nuaimi has participated in the inauguration of newly-elected Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela.

The ambassador conveyed the greetings of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to President Varela.


Envoy attends US convention

Qatar’s Ambassador to the US Mohamed Jaham al-Kuwari has addressed the 43rd Annual International Convention (Rainbow PUSH) for humanitarian action in Washington on July 1. The convention seeks to promote education and support issues of empowerment and equality, headed by Jesse Jackson, former member of the US House of Representatives.


HMC hospitals see patients with upset stomach

Patients with upset stomachs are mostly arriving at the emergency sections of Hamad Medical Corporation hospitals during Ramadan,  local Arabic newpaper
Arrayah reported.

Many patients came to the hospital in the last two days, following the Iftar.

Doctors said that most such cases were normal. However, some complaints about headache, intestinal or dryness problems were because of the high temperatures in the first two days of Ramadan.

They said that most of such patients were discharged the same day.

Dr Sa’ad Abdufattah al-Nuaimi also recommended reorganising dining habits during the holy month, especially for persons who have chronic diseases such as diabetes and blood


Call to monitor trucks during rush hour

Residents and citizens have urged for stricter monitoring of trucks on the roads during Ramadan rush hours, local Arabic daily Al Sharq has reported.

Recently, the Traffic Department issued new restrictions for trucks during the month of Ramadan, according to which trucks are barred during the morning rush hour between 8am and 10am, the afternoon peak time of 1pm to 3pm and the evening hours from 5.30pm to  12 midnight.

Citizens complained that a number of truckers were not following the new rules. They called for monitoring of the trucks by radars and  traffic patrols, in addition to make punishments harsher.

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