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Emergency committee kicks off preparations for rainy season

Emergency committee kicks off preparations for rainy season

The joint rain emergency committee has started making early preparations to deal with the upcoming rainy season by holding preparatory meetings

Edmund battles past Shapovalov in opener

Edmund battles past Shapovalov in opener

Kyle Edmund was taken the distance before he outlasted talented Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov in the opening round of the Brisbane International yesterday.

Aster offers free TSH tests tomorrow

Aster offers free TSH tests tomorrow

Aster DM Healthcare has announced that it is conducting free TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) tests for residents of Qatar as part of its ‘Super Friday’ awareness activities. The free TSH testing facility will be available from 8am to 11am tomorrow.

Ashghal launches campaign to prepare citizens, residents for rainy season

Ashghal launches campaign to prepare citizens, residents for rainy season

The Public Works Authority, Ashghal, has launched an awareness campaign for the precautions to be followed in the rainy season. The objective is to educate citizens and residents through a bilingual short video and posters.

Tillerson praises Kuwaiti mediation to resolve Gulf crisis

Tillerson praises Kuwaiti mediation to resolve Gulf crisis

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised the role which Kuwait played ‘to diplomatically seek a resolution’ for the ongoing Gulf crisis ...

Commercial Bank looks to Asia funding in next few months

Commercial Bank looks to Asia funding in next few months

Qatar’s third-largest lender, Commercial Bank, is considering borrowing money on the Taiwanese bond market, its group chief executive told Reuters.

QRC supplies medical equipment to Yemen

QRC supplies medical equipment to Yemen

Qatar Red Crescent (QRC), through its representative mission in Yemen, has launched a project to distribute medical equipment and supplies within a multi-sector humanitarian programme including four Yemeni cities – Taiz, Sanaa, Ibb and Hodeidah, at a cost of QR340,000.

Al-Majles Diyafa Restaurant opens at The Pearl-Qatar

Al-Majles Diyafa Restaurant opens at The Pearl-Qatar

Al-Majles Diyafa Restaurant is now open in Medina Centrale, The Pearl-Qatar, it has been announced.

Humanitarian crisis looms in Sierra Leone

Humanitarian crisis looms in Sierra Leone

Aid workers in Sierra Leone warned of a humanitarian crisis yesterday as the official death toll passed 400, with more than a hundred children among the victims – and a similar number orphaned.

Police fire off teargas at Darjeeling protesters

Police fire off teargas at Darjeeling protesters

Fresh violence erupted in Darjeeling yesterday after a separatist group accused police of killing a supporter, prompting forces to fire tear gas as the hill resort reels from weeks-long unrest.

Nine children die as homes collapse in Niger

Nine children die as homes collapse in Niger

At least nine children have been killed in Niger as heavy rains over the past few days caused the collapse of houses in the capital Niamey, the authorities said on Wednesday.

5th Karwa taxi franchisee may start operations soon

5th Karwa taxi franchisee may start operations soon

Qatar may get another taxi operator as transport company Mowasalat has invited bids for another franchisee from interested parties under the Karwa Franchise Programme. This will be the fifth taxi franchisee of Karwa to enter the local market.