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Opposition to Qatar’s Unesco candidate ‘sad’

Opposition to Qatar’s Unesco candidate ‘sad’

It was sad to see blockading countries oppose Qatar’s candidate HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari in the final round of elections for the Unesco Director-General’s post, Doha-resident Junaid Ahmed told Qatar Urdu Radio’s live show Haqeeqat yesterday.

Gareth Bale at crossroads after Wales heartbreak

Gareth Bale at crossroads after Wales heartbreak

A powerless spectator as Wales’s World Cup dreams were crushed by the Republic of Ireland, Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has arrived at a crucial tipping point in his career.

Philippines apologises to China for using Taiwan logo at ceremony

Philippines apologises to China for using Taiwan logo at ceremony

The Philippines apologised to China on Monday for a "grievous but purely unintentional" mistake after it displayed the logo of the defence ministry of Taiwan, not China, at an event last week marking Beijing's donation of 3,000 rifles to Manila.

Projects worth QR4bn to be completed in Khor by 2022

Projects worth QR4bn to be completed in Khor by 2022

Al Khor will benefit from more than 18 service projects that are set to be completed by 2022 at a cost of more than QR4bn, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) announced during a meeting with community leaders of the city at Al Khor Sports Club.

IAEA appreciates Qatar’s contribution

IAEA appreciates Qatar’s contribution

Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano expressed his deep appreciation for the contribution of Qatar and other member states to fund the renovation of the IAEA laboratories at a cost of €30mn.

Deputy PM meets Sudanese envoy

Deputy PM meets Sudanese envoy

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud met yesterday with Sudanese presidential envoy for diplomatic contact and negotiation for Darfur Dr Amin Hassan Omar.

Emir’s two UN speeches included in courses at QU

Emir’s two UN speeches included in courses at QU

Qatar University has included two speeches of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in two courses of the Arabic language within the core curriculums.

Doha to host Swimming World Cup for sixth consecutive year

Doha to host Swimming World Cup for sixth consecutive year

Qatar Swimming Association (QSA) is preparing to host the FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup (25m) in Doha from 4th to 5th of October at the Hamad Aquatics Complex, the event’s host venue for the sixth consecutive year.

Qatar’s industrial real estate sector expected to “excel” in the next few years: ValuStrat

Qatar’s industrial real estate sector expected to “excel” in the next few years: ValuStrat

Qatar’s industrial real estate sector is expected to “excel” in the next few years as the majority of world cup related projects will be nearing completion, increasing the urgency to source materials on time ...

Lotte to sell China shops in face of boycott

Lotte to sell China shops in face of boycott

South Korea’s Lotte Group is to sell some of its Chinese stores in the face of crippling measures imposed by Beijing over a US missile defence system, it said yesterday – and could dispose of them all.

‘No question that I’m feared again’, says Sharapova

‘No question that I’m feared again’, says Sharapova

Maria Sharapova made the US Open last 32 Wednesday, insisting she has instilled renewed fear into her rivals and rekindled the love from her fans.

British couple's message in a bottle reaches Gaza

British couple's message in a bottle reaches Gaza

A message in a bottle cast into the sea by a holidaying British couple on the island of Rhodes has washed up on the blockaded Gaza Strip, the fisherman who found it said on Tuesday.