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‘Very hot’, windy, dusty conditions likely today: Met

Qatar will again experience a “very hot” day today, with the maximum temperature in Doha expected to be 46C, the Met department has said. 02:02:31 AM
Upgrading works completed on Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) announced the completion of main upgrading works on 1.2km of Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street along with the construction of service roads. 01:42:32 AM
Ehteraz made mandatory by more outlets Another retail chain has made it mandatory for customers to download and activate the Ehteraz application to be allowed entry into its outlets. 01:38:55 AM

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Mumbai escapes brunt of Cyclone Nisarga

Coronavirus-hit Mumbai appeared to escape the worst of Cyclone Nisarga yesterday as the first severe storm to threaten India’s financial capital in more than 70 years left it largely unscathed after ripping roofs off buildings in nearby coastal towns. 01:45:58 AM
France urges calm after tense protest over black man’s death The French government yesterday vowed to punish any police racism and urged calm after thousands took to the streets in a tense rally remembering the death of a black man in police custody that echoed anger over the killing of George Floyd in the United States. 01:37:24 AM
Italy leads Europe reopening international borders Italy yesterday led European nations reopening borders as the continent slowly emerged from quarantines to restart battered economies after the coronavirus pandemic. 01:35:17 AM

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Joy in Gaza as mosques reopen after virus closure

Mosques in the Gaza Strip reopened yesterday after a 70-day closure due to the novel coronavirus, with one worshipper saying he was “overjoyed” despite fears over the pandemic. 01:50:22 AM
Virus on rise again in Iran with over 3,000 cases for third day The spread of novel coronavirus has accelerated again this month in Iran which on Wednesday officially confirmed over 3,000 new cases for a third consecutive day. 05:09:46 PM
Iran bemoans indiscipline as virus cases crest again Iran yesterday lamented that people were ignoring social distancing rules as it reported more than 3,000 new coronavirus infections in a second cresting wave. 01:29:38 AM

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Business
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Covid-19 hampers key flight data that enhances weather forecasts

The global aviation industry has been facing the worst peacetime crisis following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic early this year. 01:09:03 AM
Here’s why most airlines will not social-distance passengers Since the outbreak of Covid-19, many governments implemented strict social distancing requirements to help limit the spread of the virus. 01:07:12 AM
Air cargo demand plummets, but capacity disappears even faster The demand for global air freight dropped 27.7% in April compared to the same period in 2019 — the sharpest fall ever recorded, International Air Transport Association said yesterday. 01:05:46 AM

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Al Shaqab Racing’s Snan races to second straight win in France

A winner on his first and only start as a four-year-old on the all-weather at Pau in January, the Al Shaqab Racing-owned and bred Snan kept his 100 percent strike rate on the turf track in the Prix Ba Toustem at La Teste, France, yesterday. 02:19:45 AM
Plan in motion for football action to return in Qatar Ahmed Khellil Abbassi, Executive Director of Competition and Football Development at the Qatar Stars League (QSL), speaks about the general plan for players to return to training after the end of their annual vacation in preparation for the resumption of 2019-20 QNB Stars League. 02:18:33 AM
Hammer thrower demands apology from USOC chiefs Hammer thrower Gwen Berry demanded an apology from the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Tuesday as the organisation addressed the protests against police brutality roiling the country. 02:16:16 AM

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Examining the World Health Organisation The World Health Organisation, under pressure from member countries, has agreed to an independent probe of how it handled its international response to the coronavirus, but such an investigation must be thorough and transparent if the organisation hopes to repair its damaged reputation. 01:32:15 AM
Shariah law and dispute resolution in the post-Covid-19 legal order Modern societies have for many years evolved efficient methods for resolving legal disputes in a peaceful manner. Litigation in courts, as well as out-of-court alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods – such as negotiation 01:31:21 AM

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Turn Pain into Power

Last week, I spent a couple of days in the hospital, I had to undergo surgery. It was my first time to go into an operating room, the whole thing was unwelcome, frightening and painful, but it also had revelatory power. It got me thinking about pain and suffering. 01:42:43 AM
Sleep much? Since the 20th century, scientists have been trying vigorously to study, comprehend, and discover the effects of sleep on the human body and mind. By the first decade of the current century, scientists ascertained a large number of sleep disorders and their high prevalence in humans. 01:39:23 AM
Who’s your family? So who have you been quarantining with? With family? or Alone? I have been quarantining with my husband and my newborn during this pandemic at our home but I do visit my parents at our family home and my in-laws in their family home. 01:38:21 AM

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The second Aspire Lake Festival

The second Aspire Lake Festival took spectators through half-hour ‘magical journey,’ featuring more than 40 artists and experts with a showcase of theatrical performances and fireworks displays at Aspire Park. 07:42:17 PM
Newly opened Orbital Highway Phase-I, Qatar Almost two-third of the ambitious Orbital Highway and Truck Route linking the newly constructed Hamad Port in Mesaieed with the Ras Laffan Industrial City on the northern side is ready now. 04:28:14 PM
The Khalifa International Stadium The Khalifa International Stadium, which is hosting the Emir Cup final on Friday, will give spectators a new experience ... 12:08:25 PM

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