Gulf Times - Leila-Slimani
Visitors continue to throng Dhow Festival

Visitors continue to throng Dhow Festival

The sixth edition of the Dhow Festival at the Cultural Village Foundation - Katara completed its second day on Wednesday with a good turnout of visitors.

Writer urges Moroccans to rebel after girls arrested for kissing

Writer urges Moroccans to rebel after girls arrested for kissing

Moroccans must rebel against the "mediaeval laws" which weigh them down, the winner of France's top literary prize declared Friday as she jumped to the defence of two teenage girls who were arrested after being caught kissing.

Hamilton wins but Rosberg has one hand on title

Hamilton wins but Rosberg has one hand on title

Britain’s Lewis Hamilton kept alive his hopes of retaining the Formula One title by winning the Mexican Grand Prix but the simple maths are that Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will take the crown if he wins in Brazil in two weeks.

Big guns aim for spot in next round of Champions League

Big guns aim for spot in next round of Champions League

Here is a look ahead to tonight’s Champions League action as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City host Barcelona with a number of sides, including the Spanish champions, looking to seal a place in the next round (all kick-offs 9:45pm Qatar time unless stated):

India obstacle to peace: Sharif

India obstacle to peace: Sharif

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lashed out at India over escalating tensions in Kashmir, telling the UN General Assembly yesterday that New Delhi was an obstacle to peace.

Gourmet menu, healthy food at café Evergreen

Gourmet menu, healthy food at café Evergreen

Founders Joujou Alfardan and Ghanim al-Sulaiti have the distinction of presenting to Qatar’s people a vegan menu that screams variety, guarantees rejuvenation, and is a stickler for taste.

Hamilton in a spin after poor start

Hamilton in a spin after poor start

Lewis Hamilton’s dreams of winning the Italian Grand Prix for the third year in a row, and chalking up his 50th Formula One race victory, went out with the start lights yesterday.

As G20 seeks to spur global growth, fiscal push is still elusive

As G20 seeks to spur global growth, fiscal push is still elusive

World leaders attending the G20 summit in China are likely to renew their promises to use tax and spending policies to invigorate the sluggish world economy, but the chances of a meaningful new pro-growth push look slim.

Car bomb kills three, wounds 100 in eastern Turkey

Car bomb kills three, wounds 100 in eastern Turkey

At least three police officers were killed and about 100 people wounded by a car bomb at a police station in the eastern Turkish city of Elazig on Thursday, security sources said.

World’s first quantum satellite is launched

World’s first quantum satellite is launched

China has launched the world’s first quantum satellite, state media reported, in an effort to harness the power of particle physics to build an “unhackable” system of encrypted communications.

Indonesia wins air-safety upgrade from US

Indonesia wins air-safety upgrade from US

Indonesia, an aviation market with one of the world’s worst safety records, had its air-safety rating upgraded by the US Federal Aviation Administration, a move that may add momentum to flag carrier PT Garuda Indonesia’s expansion plans.

J K Rowling bids farewell to Harry Potter at Cursed Child gala in London

J K Rowling bids farewell to Harry Potter at Cursed Child gala in London

A new “Harry Potter” play that opened to swooning reviews and delighted gasps from the audience marks the end of the journey for the beloved boy wizard, his creator J K Rowling said at the play’s premiere in London on Saturday.