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Qatar’s Hamad International Airport voted the ‘Best Airport in the World’ at the 2021 World Airport Awards

Qatar’s Hamad International Airport voted the ‘Best Airport in the World’ at the 2021 World Airport Awards

Qatar’s Hamad International Airport has been named the ‘World’s Best Airport’ at the ‘Skytrax 2021 World Airport Awards’.
8/5/2021 9:19:48 PM
269 persons referred to prosecution for Covid violations

269 persons referred to prosecution for Covid violations

In line with the cabinet decision based on Law No. 17 /1990 regarding infectious diseases, the competent authorities referred 269 persons to the Public Prosecution for violating the Covid-19 preventive and precautionary measures in force.
8/5/2021 8:44:22 PM
Pakistan embassy pays tribute to long-serving member

Pakistan embassy pays tribute to long-serving member

The Embassy of Pakistan commemorated the life and services of Abdul Latif Baloch, a long-standing member of the mission, at an event hosted by Ambassador Syed Ahsan Raza Shah yesterday. Baloch served at the embassy in various capacities for almost half a century, a press note said.
8/5/2021 8:41:48 PM
India at 75 short video contest

India at 75 short video contest

As part of India @75 Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), which functions under the aegis of the Indian embassy in Qatar, is hosting a short video contest titled 'Tribute to Our Freedom Fighters.' The contest is open to all Indians in Qatar.
8/5/2021 8:40:59 PM
Shaeqee Ne Fun to celebrate Pakistan Independence Day online

Shaeqee Ne Fun to celebrate Pakistan Independence Day online

Shaeqee Ne Fun Doha, one of the leading literary and cultural organisations of the Pakistani community in Qatar, will hold an online Jashne Azadi programme at 7pm in Doha on August 14, to celebrate Pakistan's 75th Independence Day.
8/5/2021 8:38:48 PM
Tamuq plays host to Future Leaders Academy for Education City students

Tamuq plays host to Future Leaders Academy for Education City students

The Centre for Teaching and Learning at Texas A&M University at Qatar (Tamuq), a Qatar Foundation partner, recently held its first ever industry-led Future Leaders Academy for aspiring leaders from Education City.
8/5/2021 8:25:37 PM
IIEE-SQC conducts blood donation drive

IIEE-SQC conducts blood donation drive

The Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines, Inc (IIEE) Qatar Chapter hosted a blood donation drive in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation in response to the IIEE National Campaign "Give the Gift of Life, Donate Blood”.
8/5/2021 8:09:42 PM
Qatar Airways grounds 13 Airbus A350s over surface issue on regulator’s direction

Qatar Airways grounds 13 Airbus A350s over surface issue on regulator’s direction

Qatar Airways said it has grounded 13 of its Airbus A350 jets at the instruction of the country’s aviation regulator due to the surface below the paint deteriorating faster than expected.
8/5/2021 5:19:11 PM
Greece battles to control fire close to ancient Olympic site

Greece battles to control fire close to ancient Olympic site

Greek firefighters battled Thursday to bring under control two major fires raging near Olympia and on the island of Evia as the country swelters in a record-breaking heatwave.
8/5/2021 12:30:04 PM
Qatar in UK amber list from Sunday

Qatar in UK amber list from Sunday

Qatar will be moved to England's amber list effective from 4am BST on Sunday, August 8, the British embassy announced on Thursday.
8/5/2021 9:24:12 AM
‘We’ll scream our pain’: Gaza’s first rock band, Osprey V, takes wing

‘We’ll scream our pain’: Gaza’s first rock band, Osprey V, takes wing

An accountant, two lawyers, an agronomist, and a Swiss humanitarian worker have formed Gaza’s first rock band, giving voice in English to the pain of war in the Palestinian territory.
8/5/2021 12:44:02 AM
Mind your business, vaccine makers warned

Mind your business, vaccine makers warned

The WHO yesterday urged Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers to keep their prices low and affordable, after reports that two producers will raise the cost they are charging the EU.
8/5/2021 12:25:40 AM
Last protest leader in Belarus dances in court as trial starts

Last protest leader in Belarus dances in court as trial starts

Maria Kolesnikova, the last remaining protest leader still in Belarus, danced and smiled as she went on trial yesterday accused of violating national security when she challenged President Alexander Lukashenko’s rule last year.
8/5/2021 12:20:02 AM
Belgium swoops on counterfeit cigarette gang

Belgium swoops on counterfeit cigarette gang

Belgian customs officers yesterday mounted their biggest-ever operation against counterfeit cigarette production, swooping on 10 illegal sites and making at least 40 arrests.
8/5/2021 12:18:31 AM
WHO wants moratorium on Covid vaccine booster shots

WHO wants moratorium on Covid vaccine booster shots

The WHO yesterday called for a moratorium on Covid-19 vaccine booster shots until at least the end of September to address the drastic inequity in dose distribution between rich and poor nations.
8/5/2021 12:16:03 AM
Tears and anger as crowds mark Beirut monster blast

Tears and anger as crowds mark Beirut monster blast

As thousands of Lebanese stood solemnly facing Beirut port yesterday to honour lost relatives and friends, their minute of silence was soon followed by wailing sirens and revolutionary slogans.
8/5/2021 12:05:50 AM
Yosozumi wins battle of the teens for gold

Yosozumi wins battle of the teens for gold

Japan’s Sakura Yosozumi won the women’s park competition to maintain the hosts’ stranglehold on Olympic skateboarding yesterday and stop Kokona Hiraki and Sky Brown becoming the Games’ youngest-ever gold medallists.
8/5/2021 12:02:56 AM
Cuba win gold again as distraught Briton refuses to wear silver

Cuba win gold again as distraught Briton refuses to wear silver

Cuba’s Arlen Lopez won his second Olympic gold medal yesterday as he taught Ben Whittaker a boxing lesson in Tokyo — the disconsolate Briton refusing to wear his silver medal and putting it instead in his pocket.
8/5/2021 12:01:27 AM
Mario Draghi’s second ‘whatever it takes’

Mario Draghi’s second ‘whatever it takes’

To be the prime minister of Italy is to hold one of the world’s difficult jobs. To paraphrase the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, life in this post is usually nasty, brutish, and short.
8/5/2021 12:00:02 AM
Heat takes toll at women’s golf

Heat takes toll at women’s golf

World number one Nelly Korda carded a 67 to be just a shot off the lead yesterday during a first round played in searing temperatures at the women’s Olympic golf tournament which caused US star Lexi Thompson’s caddie to pull out with heatstroke.
8/4/2021 11:59:46 PM
UK’s science and tech imperative

UK’s science and tech imperative

The challenge that China’s rise poses for liberal democracies puts a premium on pushing the frontiers of science and technology.
8/4/2021 11:58:28 PM
145 referred to prosecution for Covid violations

145 referred to prosecution for Covid violations

In line with the cabinet decision based on Law No.17 /1990 regarding infectious diseases, the competent authorities referred 145 persons to the Public Prosecution for violating the Covid-19 preventive and precautionary measures in force.
8/4/2021 11:49:24 PM
Sport key in the making of a great country

Sport key in the making of a great country

We have witnessed with great joy how a country, small in territory but large within the international community, has achieved in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, two gold medals, first places, in sports disciplines that require a life time of dedication and sacrifices in order to reach that magical mom
8/4/2021 11:49:17 PM
China restricts overseas travel to curb virus outbreak

China restricts overseas travel to curb virus outbreak

China yesterday tightened overseas travel restrictions for its citizens as part of efforts to contain rising coronavirus cases, after reporting its highest number of infections in months.
8/4/2021 11:48:12 PM
Cartoon Corner

Cartoon Corner

Cartoon Corner
8/4/2021 11:47:45 PM
MME examines 5,678 consignments

MME examines 5,678 consignments

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME)'s Agriculture Quarantine offices under the Agriculture Affairs Department examined 5,678 consignments weighing 76,694 tonnes of various imported agriculture products across all the customs ports of the country throughout July.
8/4/2021 11:44:57 PM
NY Governor Cuomo faces multiple probes

NY Governor Cuomo faces multiple probes

Lauded nationwide last year for his no-nonsense coronavirus (Covid-19) briefings, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was clinging to his political life yesterday as prosecutors opened criminal inquiries into sexual harassment allegations against the powerful Democrat.
8/4/2021 11:42:29 PM
Bhavan’s students score 100% pass in class 12 examinations

Bhavan’s students score 100% pass in class 12 examinations

The fifth batch of Class XII students at Bhavan’s Public School have secured 100% pass both in the Science and Commerce streams in the CBSE examinations.
8/4/2021 11:42:03 PM
Ideal students excel in class XII exams

Ideal students excel in class XII exams

Ideal Indian School has produced an outstanding 100% results in CBSE Class XII Board Examination.
8/4/2021 11:41:33 PM
Concacaf chief praises Qatar’s Gold Cup debut

Concacaf chief praises Qatar’s Gold Cup debut

Qatar Football Association (QFA) President HE Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed al-Thani met Concacaf chief Victor Montagliani during the final of Gold Cup, which United States won on Sunday after a 1-0 win over Mexico at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
8/4/2021 11:39:23 PM
Venezuelan couple nurses injured sloths back to health at home

Venezuelan couple nurses injured sloths back to health at home

Juan Carlos Rodriguez and his wife Haydee were taking one of their dogs to the veterinarian in Venezuela last year when they found a sloth on the road that had fallen from a power line after apparently suffering an electric shock.
8/4/2021 11:38:41 PM
Younousse-Tijan juggernaut rolls on

Younousse-Tijan juggernaut rolls on

Qatar’s Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan stunned Italy’s Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo to storm into the beach volleyball semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.
8/4/2021 11:37:55 PM