UK university students will be able to go home for Christmas

UK university students will be able to go home for Christmas

British university students will be able to return home for Christmas despite the impact of local Covid-19 lockdowns that are already impacting students in large parts of the country, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said today.

100m extra Covid-19 vaccine doses for underprivileged countries: Vaccine Alliance

100m extra Covid-19 vaccine doses for underprivileged countries: Vaccine Alliance

Up to 100 million additional doses of any eventual Covid-19 vaccines will be secured for delivery to underprivileged countries in 2021, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, announced today.

Kahramaa signs agreement to set up electric vehicles charging stations

Kahramaa signs agreement to set up electric vehicles charging stations

The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa), through its National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed), today signed an agreement with Qatari Diar to set up 10 electric vehicles charging stations in Lusail City with a capacity of 50 KW. The function was at

Vodafone achieves another health and safety excellence record

Vodafone achieves another health and safety excellence record

Vodafone Qatar's quarterly Health & Safety (H&S) Forum brought together over a video conference, staff and key telecom vendors to present their H&S results for the second quarter of the year.

Qatar records 10.7% increase in surplus of monthly trade balance

Qatar records 10.7% increase in surplus of monthly trade balance

Qatar recorded a 10.7% month-on-month (m-o-m) increase in its foreign merchandise balance for August 2020 to reach nearly QR0.7bn, according to preliminary figures released by the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA).

Qatar's Abbas impresses in 400m race

Qatar's Abbas impresses in 400m race

Qatar's Mohamed Nasir Abbas ran a season's best 45.96 in the men's 400m for an impressive third place behind winner American Kahmari Montgomery and Kuwait's Yousef Karam, who was the fastest man this year in the event in Doha with a 45.25 in Rome.

4 arrested for violating home quarantine rules

4 arrested for violating home quarantine rules

Competent authorities in Doha yesterday arrested four people who violated the home quarantine legal requirements.

Working hours to be extended at some Fahes stations

Working hours to be extended at some Fahes stations

The working hours at some of the Fahes vehicle inspection stations will be extended from next month in co-ordination with the Traffic Department (Ministry of Interior), it has been announced.

Qatar describes use of different terms for measures to exert unilateral pressure on states as illegal, unlawful

Qatar describes use of different terms for measures to exert unilateral pressure on states as illegal, unlawful

"We also share the Special Rapporteur's opinion that the current system does not provide for a comprehensive mechanism to protect human right"

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Siberia

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Siberia

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted Russia's Siberian region of Irkutsk late yesterday.

Three dead after rare Mediterranean storm batters Greece

Three dead after rare Mediterranean storm batters Greece

Cyclone Ianos uprooted trees and caused power cuts on the Ionian islands and the western Peloponnese.

MOPH reports 230 new cases, one death

MOPH reports 230 new cases, one death

Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today recorded 230 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and 214 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 120,303.