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AstraZeneca says antibody treatment failed in preventing Covid-19 in exposed patients

AstraZeneca says antibody treatment failed in preventing Covid-19 in exposed patients

Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca said on Tuesday a study of its monoclonal antibody treatment, AZD7442, did not meet the main goal of preventing symptomatic Covid-19 in people recently exposed to the novel coronavirus.
6/15/2021 10:58:54 AM
Malaysia grants conditional approval for CanSino, J&J Covid-19 vaccines

Malaysia grants conditional approval for CanSino, J&J Covid-19 vaccines

Malaysia has granted conditional approval for emergency use to the single dose Covid-19 vaccines manufactured by China's CanSino Biologics and US drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, the government said on Tuesday.
6/15/2021 10:31:34 AM
Qatar University ranks 224 globally in QS World University Rankings 2022

Qatar University ranks 224 globally in QS World University Rankings 2022

Qatar University (QU) has ranked 224 globally according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking 2022.
6/15/2021 9:38:57 AM
Covid crisis worsened corruption in EU: watchdog

Covid crisis worsened corruption in EU: watchdog

The pandemic has worsened corruption across the European Union, Transparency International said Tuesday, with citizens at times needing personal connections to get medical care and some governments using the crisis for their own gain.
6/15/2021 9:35:50 AM
IOC vice-president in Japan as Olympic preparations ramp up

IOC vice-president in Japan as Olympic preparations ramp up

International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates arrived in Japan on Tuesday, as organisers ramp up final preparations with just over five weeks until the pandemic-postponed Games open.
6/15/2021 9:23:55 AM
Philippines' Duterte will not cooperate with ICC probe: spokesman

Philippines' Duterte will not cooperate with ICC probe: spokesman

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will ‘never cooperate’ with an International Criminal Court probe into the country's deadly drug war, his spokesman said Tuesday, branding the process ‘legally erroneous’.
6/15/2021 8:59:12 AM
Beijing accuses NATO of exaggerating 'China threat theory'

Beijing accuses NATO of exaggerating 'China threat theory'

Beijing on Tuesday accused NATO of exaggerating the threat from China and ‘creating confrontation’, after a vow from the Western allies to work together to counter the ‘systemic challenges’ posed by its policies.
6/15/2021 8:42:52 AM
Erdogan upbeat after Biden talks

Erdogan upbeat after Biden talks

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sounded upbeat after his first face-to-face talks with Joe Biden, though he announced no major breakthroughs in the awkward relationship between the two allies, at odds over Russian weapons, Syria, Libya and other issues.
6/15/2021 1:36:09 AM
Biden rallies Nato allies against China challenge

Biden rallies Nato allies against China challenge

Nato leaders warned yesterday that China presents “systemic challenges,” taking a forceful stance towards Beijing in a communique at Joe Biden’s first summit with an alliance that Donald Trump openly disparaged.
6/15/2021 1:25:31 AM
For Putin, summit with Biden is all about gaining recognition

For Putin, summit with Biden is all about gaining recognition

When Vladimir Putin meets Joe Biden for their first summit tomorrow the Russian leader will not be looking for progress on arms control, the lifting of sanctions or even an apology for the US president saying he is a “killer”.
6/15/2021 1:24:22 AM
Of peanuts and monkeys

Of peanuts and monkeys

A famous French businessman named James Goldsmith was quoted for the outstanding expression: “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.”
6/15/2021 1:05:54 AM
Djokovic reignites GOAT debate after? French Open win

Djokovic reignites GOAT debate after? French Open win

Novak Djokovic’s French Open triumph, which made him only the third man to win all four majors twice and took him halfway to a rare calendar Grand Slam, has reignited the debate over who is the greatest male player of all time.
6/15/2021 1:03:52 AM
Trauma helpline takes calls from Gaza during conflict and beyond

Trauma helpline takes calls from Gaza during conflict and beyond

The distressed caller was on the line from Gaza when an explosion drowned out his voice and the line suddenly went dead.
6/15/2021 12:49:29 AM
Skriniar goal lifts Slovakia to victory over patchy Poles

Skriniar goal lifts Slovakia to victory over patchy Poles

Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar fired Slovakia to a 2-1 victory over neighbours Poland yesterday in their opening game at Euro 2020 in Saint Petersburg.
6/15/2021 12:49:01 AM
Scotland stunned ?by Czechs’ Schick on Euro return

Scotland stunned ?by Czechs’ Schick on Euro return

Scotland’s long-awaited return to a major international tournament was ruined by Patrik Schick’s slick finishing as the Czech Republic won 2-0 at Hampden yesterday to move top of Euro 2020 Group D.
6/15/2021 12:47:27 AM
Johnson delays easing lockdown citing Delta risk

Johnson delays easing lockdown citing Delta risk

Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed his plans to lift Covid-19 lockdown restrictions by a month yesterday, warning that the more infectious Delta variant meant if he did nothing thousands more people might die.
6/15/2021 12:46:47 AM
Neymar helps Brazil cruise to Copa win over Covid-depleted Venezuela

Neymar helps Brazil cruise to Copa win over Covid-depleted Venezuela

Star forward Neymar netted a penalty and created a second as hosts Brazil eased to a 3-0 victory over a coronavirus-depleted Venezuela in the opening match of the 2021 Copa America. Centre-back Marquinhos opened the scored midway through the first half and Gabriel Barbosa sealed the Group B win a mi
6/15/2021 12:45:35 AM
Germany relishing facing France in blockbuster opener

Germany relishing facing France in blockbuster opener

Joachim Loew said yesterday that his under-fire Germany team are keen to prove themselves in their opening Euro 2020 fixture against world champions France.
6/15/2021 12:43:21 AM
Ronaldo says ready for ‘perfect’ Euro 2020 bow in front of full house

Ronaldo says ready for ‘perfect’ Euro 2020 bow in front of full house

Cristiano Ronaldo said yesterday he was looking forward to beginning Euro 2020 in front of a packed Puskas Arena against Hungary as he prepares to lead defending champions Portugal in their search for a repeat triumph.
6/15/2021 12:21:39 AM
Suns close out Nuggets with sweep, Bucks roll over Nets

Suns close out Nuggets with sweep, Bucks roll over Nets

Chris Paul and Devin Booker combined for 71 points as the Phoenix Suns completed a four-game sweep of the Denver Nuggets on Sunday to reach the NBA semi-finals for the first time in 11 years.
6/15/2021 12:17:38 AM
Blue Jays belt eight HRs in rout of Red Sox

Blue Jays belt eight HRs in rout of Red Sox

Teoscar Hernandez slugged two of the Blue Jays’ eight home runs and had a career-high six RBIs, Robbie Ray struck out 10 over six innings of three-run ball and the visiting Toronto Blue Jays routed the Boston Red Sox 18-4 on Sunday afternoon.
6/15/2021 12:14:52 AM
Advantage New Zealand but India not worried: Pujara

Advantage New Zealand but India not worried: Pujara

India’s players are positive ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against a New Zealand side primed for the encounter after a successful series in England, said batsman Cheteshwar Pujara.
6/14/2021 11:58:41 PM
Titmus misses 200m free world record as McKeown flies

Titmus misses 200m free world record as McKeown flies

A sizzling Ariarne Titmus clocked the second fastest 200m freestyle in history on Monday, narrowly missing the 12-year-old world record, while Kaylee McKeown swam the year’s quickest 200m medley as they ramped up Olympic preparations.
6/14/2021 11:56:42 PM
South Africa’s Higgo earns first PGA win at Palmetto

South Africa’s Higgo earns first PGA win at Palmetto

South Africa’s Garrick Higgo earned his first victory on the PGA Tour in just his second start on Sunday, edging late leader Chesson Hadley to capture the Palmetto Championship at Congaree.
6/14/2021 11:55:33 PM
Golden Grand Slam not beyond reach: Djokovic

Golden Grand Slam not beyond reach: Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has set his sights on the Golden Grand Slam of all four majors and the Olympic title, insisting: “Everything is possible”.
6/14/2021 11:53:05 PM
Ministry of Culture and Sports issues guidelines for licenses and permits to conduct youth activities

Ministry of Culture and Sports issues guidelines for licenses and permits to conduct youth activities

The Ministry of Culture and Sports, represented by the Youth Affairs Department, is preparing to launch a package of youth services to be added to the sports and cultural services currently provided by the ministry.
6/14/2021 11:45:05 PM
QIB launches all-new version of its mobile app

QIB launches all-new version of its mobile app

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Qatar’s leading digital lender, has launched an all-new version of its mobile app, paving the way for introducing new and innovative features in the near future.
6/14/2021 11:43:20 PM
Qatar National Committee for Education, Culture and Science organises seminar on ICT

Qatar National Committee for Education, Culture and Science organises seminar on ICT

The Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, in co-operation with the Unesco office in Doha, organised a virtual seminar on Information and Communication Technology for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on the occasion of World Telecommunication and Information Society
6/14/2021 11:42:07 PM
367 referred to prosecution for Covid violations

367 referred to prosecution for Covid violations

The designated authorities referred 367 people to the prosecution for violating the preventive and precautionary measures enforced by the country to contain the spread of Covid-19, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Monday.
6/14/2021 11:37:45 PM
'Ancestral Meadows: A Matter of Trust' is slogan for QND 2021

'Ancestral Meadows: A Matter of Trust' is slogan for QND 2021

Ancestral Meadows: A Matter of Trust, is the slogan for the 2021 Qatar National Day (QND). The announcement by the State National Day Celebrations Organising Committee Monday comes as part of the QND mission to promote loyalty, solidarity, unity and national pride, it was explained in a statement.
6/14/2021 11:36:06 PM
Amir sends message to Pakistan PM

Amir sends message to Pakistan PM

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has sent a written message to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, pertaining to bilateral relations and ways to support and develop them.
6/14/2021 11:33:37 PM
QRCS strengthens bonds with Al Quds Fund and Endowment

QRCS strengthens bonds with Al Quds Fund and Endowment

HE Secretary-General of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) Ambassador Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi met with a delegation from Al Quds Fund and Endowment, headed by Munib Rashid al-Masry, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
6/14/2021 11:31:34 PM