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MoPH reports 127,093 total Covid recoveries

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported yesterday 266 new...

Smoking a risk factor for osteoporosis, bone fractures

In recognition of World Osteoporosis Day, marked annually on October...

Closure of the main carriageway on part of Al Wukair Road

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced the closure of the...

Alia Abd El Hadi and Dr Mohamed Ghaly

WISH report to delve into moral challenges to fertility care

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) is collaborating with...

The Amir viewed the exhibits including falcons, hunting and sniping supplies and the various types o

Amir visits S'hail 2020 exhibition

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Wednesday...

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Protesters chant and sing solidarity songs as they protest against police brutality and the killing

12 killed as Nigerian army opens fire on protesters

The Nigerian army and police killed at least 12 peaceful protesters in two locations of Lagos in a deadly crackdown on demonstrations, Amnesty International said yesterday.

Women wearing protective face masks travel in a suburban train in Mumbai yesterday. Authorities resu

Paper-based Covid-19 test to be rolled out soon

A fast and cheap paper-based coronavirus test will soon be available across India, with scientists hopeful it will help turn the tide on the pandemic in one of the world’s worst-hit nations.

CLASH: Uxi Mufti, former executive director Lok Virsa (left), and Dr Fouzia Saeed, head of Pakistan

Allegations of heritage video, audio recordings theft unfounded

Audio and video recordings belonging to Lok Virsa that were alleged to have been stolen and moved to the United States are still in place, it emerged yesterday.

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Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah gestures in greeting upon arrival to attend t

Kuwait’s Amir appeals for national unity ahead of elections

Kuwait’s Amir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah called yesterday for...

Oman Ministry of Health

Omani Ministry of Health: Total covid-19 cases reach 111033

The Omani Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that the total...

Saeb Erekat

Top Palestinian official Erekat critical from virus

Long-time chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat was in “critical”...

Iranians visiting a weaponry and military equipment exhibition in the capital Tehran, organised on t

Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran has been lifted

Iran said a longstanding UN embargo on arms sales to and from the...

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Jihad Azour

FIFA World Cup expected to lead to improvements in Qatar, says IMF official

“We expect Qatar economy to recover next year with positive growth,” says Jihad Azour, director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, at IMF

In 2021, demand in the Middle East is expected to strengthen to 45% of 2019 levels to reach 90mn tra

IATA downgrades Middle East 2020 traffic forecast; sees only 60mn travellers this year

IATA downgraded its traffic forecast for the Middle East for 2020 and said it expected to see only 60mn travellers in the region this year compared to 203mn in 2019.

By Alex Macheras

The rise of travel bubbles

For countries still battling with high levels of Covid-19 spreading inside the country (such as the UK and the US) recovery is not yet on the horizon for their respective aviation industries.

Workers in protective suits spray inside an aircraft during a disinfection process in Thailand. No t

Risk-free travel a myth; but research shows air travel less-risky

Risk-free travel is just a myth. No travel is completely risk-free. But reliable studies have pointed to low incidence of inflight Covid-19 transmission, dispelling theories that flight cabins are highly unsafe for travel during the pandemic.

The central banks across various jurisdictions are increasingly looking at digital currencies (CBDCs

'Central banks increasingly looking at digital currencies as an option'

The central banks across various jurisdictions are increasingly looking at digital currencies (CBDCs) as an option; even as they are carefully considering the potential challenges and implication on the financial and monetary systems, according to panellists at the World Alliance of International Fi

Dr R Seetharaman

Covid-19 has given a boost to 'social bonds' in global space

In 2020, global bond issuances were at $4.8tn. The Federal Republic of Germany and the European Investment Bank were the key issuers in 2020.


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