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World Cup adds to pressure on players: Hassan

World Cup adds to pressure on players: Hassan

Star defender Abdelkarim Hassan has admitted Qatari teams are under additional pressure to win competitions because the country is hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

Emir’s Twitter account launched

Emir’s Twitter account launched

The official Twitter account of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani @TamimBinHamad has been launched, Qatar’s Government Communication Office tweeted yesterday.

Asia Pacific prime market for Qatar Airways Cargo

Asia Pacific prime market for Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo offers significant belly capacity to some 29 cities in the Asia Pacific, providing a combined weekly capacity of more than 8,000 tonnes out of the region.

Merkel says she believes three-way coalition can work

Merkel says she believes three-way coalition can work

Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed confidence yesterday that three party groups trying to form a new German government can reach a coalition deal, despite scepticism from her would-be allies.

Doha Festival City promoting new stores with ‘Mystery Tour’

Doha Festival City promoting new stores with ‘Mystery Tour’

Doha Festival City, the largest entertainment, retail and hospitality destination in Qatar, organised a “Mystery Tour” to promote the new outlets.

QIC reports 14% y-o-y growth in gross written premiums to QR6.24bn

QIC reports 14% y-o-y growth in gross written premiums to QR6.24bn

Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading risk cover provider in Qatar and the Middle East and North Africa region, has registered a 14% year-on-year growth in gross written premiums to QR6.24bn in the first half (H1) of this year.

Unesco puts Hebron on endangered heritage list

Unesco puts Hebron on endangered heritage list

Unesco yesterday declared the Old City of Hebron an endangered world heritage site, sparking outrage from Israel in a new spat with the Palestinians at the international body.

Halep roars back against Svitolina to reach semis

Halep roars back against Svitolina to reach semis

Former French Open runner-up Simona Halep staged a remarkable fightback and saved a match point to reach the semi-finals with a 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-0 win over Elina Svitolina yesterday.

Bedaya Centre organises workshop on workout sessions during Ramadan

Bedaya Centre organises workshop on workout sessions during Ramadan

The Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Centre), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and Silatech, recently hosted a workshop on planning and creating exercise sessions for the holy month of Ramadan.

Absolute right to share facts, says president

Absolute right to share facts, says president

US President Donald Trump yesterday defended having disclosed information to senior Russian officials last week, saying he had an “absolute right” to do so and had shared facts to get Moscow to step up its fight against the Islamic State militant group.

Latin American, Caribbean cultural exhibition concludes Saturday

Latin American, Caribbean cultural exhibition concludes Saturday

The ‘Roots’ festival at Katara – the Cultural Village Foundation, which showcases Latin American and Caribbean cultures through a series of exhibitions, will conclude Saturday.

Harden outshines Westbrook to power Rockets

Harden outshines Westbrook to power Rockets

James Harden scored 37 points as the Houston Rockets routed Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-87 in the opening game of their NBA playoff series on Sunday.