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Doha Film Institute launches Ajyal Film Club to drive youth dialogue on vital issues through film


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MME streamlines clearance services of hazardous goods

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment's (MME) Radiation and Chemicals Protection Department accomplished 420 related transactions during the recent Eid al-Adha holidays, as part of its keenness to facilitate these services regarding the imports and exports of the hazardous chemicals and radio 11:18:12 PM
Alkhater holds discussions with Canadian minister in virtual meet HE the Assistant Foreign Minister and Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lolwah bint Rashid AlKhater met with Canadian Assistant Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Sandra McCardell via videoconference in the presence of ambassador of Canada to Qatar Stefanie McC 11:17:25 PM
Qatar to hold national dialogues to develop food systems The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) will hold national dialogues on August 8-9 to discuss ways to develop food systems in Qatar. 10:42:14 PM

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Leftist Castillo sworn in as Peru’s president on nation’s independence anniversary

Leftist Pedro Castillo was sworn in yesterday as Peru’s fifth president in three years on the 200th anniversary of the country’s independence, vowing an end to corruption and a new constitution. 11:45:08 PM
US firefighters burnt out by endless blazes After battling increasingly large and deadly wildfires non-stop for weeks, and with no respite in sight, firefighters in California are admitting they are burnt out. 11:41:21 PM
Sydney extends lockdown by four weeks as Covid cases rise The Australian city of Sydney extended a lockdown by four weeks yesterday after an already protracted stay-at-home order failed to douse a Covid-19 outbreak, with the authorities warning of tougher policing to stamp out non-compliance. 11:37:24 PM

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Palestinian boy shot dead in West Bank

Israeli troops shot and killed a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in the occupied West Bank yesterday, the Palestinian health ministry said. 11:31:16 PM
IS attack kills seven Syrian troops Islamic State group militants killed at least seven soldiers and militiamen in eastern Syria on Wednesday, the latest in a series of deadly attacks, a Britain-based war monitor said. 02:08:38 PM
Lebanon’s PM-designate bids to form much-delayed cabinet Lebanon’s new prime minister-designate Najib Mikati yesterday held consultations with political parties that he said “unanimously” agreed on the need to put together a government quickly to rescue the crisis-hit country. 12:27:12 AM

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Boeing charts path to sustainable aerospace

Boeing shared its vision for the future of sustainable aerospace, established broad sustainability goals and highlighted environment, social and governance (ESG) progress in alignment with global sustainability standards in its first Sustainability Report. 10:08:32 PM
The need for Single European Skies The Single European Sky initiative will one-day increase the efficiency of air traffic management and air navigation services by reducing the immense fragmentation of European airspace. By its nature, this ongoing initiative is pan-European and open to neighbouring countries. But the question is…whe 10:07:04 PM
Pandemic’s longer-term effects on aviation emerge; Covid-19 protocols are here to stay The coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we know it since early last year, although few things have been as affected as travel. 10:02:49 PM

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Djokovic rolls as Medvedev suffers in extreme heat

Novak Djokovic set up a quarter-final with Japan’s Kei Nishikori at the Tokyo Olympics yesterday as gold medal rival Daniil Medvedev struggled with the heat, even asking the chair umpire who would be responsible if he died. 11:19:24 PM
Lanka level Covid-hit series with two balls to spare Disciplined bowling and Dhanajaya de Silva’s unbeaten 40 helped Sri Lanka to a series-levelling four-wicket win over India in the Covid-19 delayed second Twenty20 international yesterday. 11:15:30 PM
Richarlison fires Brazil into quarters, Germany out Richarlison continued his fine form at the Olympics with a double as Brazil eased into the quarter-finals after a 3-1 win over Saudi Arabia yesterday, as Germany exited the men’s tournament and hosts Japan progressed with a thrashing of France. 11:10:00 PM

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Of the gender imbalance in economics and beyond

Although economics uses mathematical models and machine-learning techniques, it is still a social science. But compared to most other disciplines, the profession does not even come close to representing the societies we live in. 09:52:42 PM
Game on for green growth Research into economic growth has a long and distinguished history, but the recent introduction of sustainability into the debate has given the field a necessary and overdue shake-up. 09:48:32 PM
Peru: 200 years strong! The diversity-rich republic celebrates the bicentenary of its independence today as an emerging market leader 12:03:23 AM

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Wellness Meal Plan

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If I were them, I would do the same All eyes on Tokyo this week for the overdue 2020 Olympics. As you know, I am not the biggest sports fan, but what did catch my eye was the headlines on two Olympians withdrawing from the games, due to the toll it was taking on their mental health. 09:42:34 PM
Qatar resident's short film wins nomination for Cannes Festival A short film produced by Qatar resident Gopakumar G Nair (Gopan) has been nominated in the Cannes World Film Festival 2021. 09:52:19 PM

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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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