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Spotlight on sustainable destination tourism

The Hospitality Qatar Conference provided a comprehensive view of global trends in tourism and hospitality yesterday, the second day of the conference, the organisers said. 01:25:10 AM
Qatar Airways’ direct service to boost Botswana tourism Qatar Airways’ plan to start direct service to Gaborone will bring a boost to Botswana tourism, it was highlighted at a Botswana Tourism Destination Presentation Session at the Hospitality Qatar 2019 yesterday at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC). 01:24:01 AM
NHRC official meets German delegation National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Vice-Chairman Mohamed bin Saif al-Kuwari yesterday met the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office Barbel Kofler and her accompanying delegation. 01:21:07 AM

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JUI-F protesters leave capital to block roads countrywide

Anti-government protesters in Pakistan called off a two-week sit-in on the capital’s main highway yesterday, but began what they called a “Plan B” aimed at crippling the country’s roads and ousting Prime Minister Imran Khan. 01:27:06 AM
PM: Govt to focus on job creation Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday said the economy has stabilised and the government will now work on creating jobs for the youth. 01:24:34 AM
SC to deliver verdict on Sabarimala dispute today The Supreme Court will deliver its judgment today on the issue of entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple. 01:20:37 AM

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Region
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Death toll surges on second day of violence in Gaza

Exchanges of fire triggered by Israel’s targeted killing of a top fighter in Gaza raged for a second day yesterday and showed little sign of easing as the Palestinian death toll surged to 23. 12:55:59 AM
Lebanon slides deeper into turmoil, no sign of new government A new wave of protests paralysed Lebanon yesterday after President Michel Aoun enraged demonstrators by urging them to end their revolt against corruption and cronyism in the political establishment. 12:54:05 AM
10 dead as military hit on Palestinian group chief sparks rocket barrage Israel’s military killed a commander from Palestinian group Islamic Jihad in a strike on his home in the Gaza Strip yesterday, triggering exchanges of fire in a violent escalation that left another nine Gazans dead. 01:45:12 AM

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Business
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QIIB successfully issues ‘Additional Tier 1 Perpetual Sukuk’ of $300mn

Order book exceeds $2.6bn; oversubscribed nine times; sukuk to be listed on LSE 12:14:51 AM
Qatar Airways, CFM International sign $4bn deal for LEAP-1A engine and service agreements Qatar Airways and CFM International have signed a deal for a total value of $4bn at list price for ‘LEAP-1A Engine and Service Agreements’. 12:13:11 AM
QSE showcases 13 blue-chip corporates before global fund managers in London The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE), which seeks to position itself as competitive destination for portfolio investment, showcased as many as 13 listed corporates, representing blue-chip, before global fund managers in London. 12:06:55 AM

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Sport
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Sorry, bro — Marwan stuns Mohamed to enter semis

‘Any win against my brother is always special. He is one of the best players to have ever played the game...’ 01:05:54 AM
Indian wrestler Ritu Phogat ready for tilt at Mixed Martial Arts world title Competing at the Olympic Games is the dream of most athletes but Indian wrestler Ritu Phogat has always wanted to script a different destiny. 01:03:36 AM
Casamento, Receding Waves shine in Umm Al Houl Cup Ibrahim al-Malki-trained Fuwairat was ridden to his first career victory by Eduardo Pedroza in the Arabian maiden race 12:58:55 AM

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Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions, yet many don’t know they suffer from it

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when there is an inability to produce adequate amounts of insulin (a hormone produced by beta cells in the pancreas) to maintain blood glucose levels within normal limits, and it represents a major medical, social, and economic burden worldwide. 01:15:19 AM
Kartarpur: Winning hearts and minds Bliss it was in that dawn to be alive! 01:09:02 AM
Cartoon corner Cartoon 12:35:44 AM

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Community
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But first, Sleep

I heard someone say recently that a lot of people struggle with sleep, because sleep requires peace. I really felt that on a deep level. 01:40:52 AM
Time has better things to do, than wait for us I’m someone who has always romanticised the idea of wailing in despair; often sitting in my bedroom thinking for hours, listening to music to give me answers or expecting the universe to give a sign of opportunity. 01:38:57 AM
Self-education is a part of your health Do you research your health and wellness queries and concerns? Do you ask the best worded questions when you are looking for answers? 01:37:20 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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