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Consular Affairs Department calls on Qataris traveling to KSA to abide to Kingdom's customs declaration procedures

The Consular Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on all Qatari citizens traveling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to abide by the customs declaration procedures announced on the Saudi Customs website for all travellers coming to and departing from the Kingdom, whether citizen 01:11:45 PM
Qatar affirms equal access to vaccines is only way to limit and end coronavirus The State of Qatar has reaffirmed its keenness, since the beginning of the spread of the coronavirus "Covid-19", to provide all medical care services without any discrimination, putting human rights at the centre of the measures it has taken. 01:08:05 PM
Qatargas-chartered LNG vessel makes first call at India’s Ennore terminal Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas) has delivered a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo aboard a Q-Flex vessel to India’s Ennore LNG receiving terminal, the first ever call by a Qatargas-chartered vessel at this terminal. 10:58:15 AM


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US FDA approves third Covid-19 vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorised Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine Saturday. It is the first single dose Covid-19 vaccine available in the US. 11:48:19 AM
Myanmar’s UN ambassador sacked for denouncing junta Myanmar’s junta fired its United Nations ambassador yesterday for breaking ranks to denounce the military’s ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as police stepped up a crackdown on protesters across the country. 12:50:45 AM
UK says farewell to Captain Tom Moore Britain bid farewell yesterday to Captain Tom Moore with a televised funeral for the 100-year-old war veteran who became a global hero for his extraordinary fundraising efforts during the pandemic. 12:46:43 AM


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Nigerian schoolboys freed as forces search for 300 abducted girls

Gunmen in Nigeria yesterday released 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from their school last week in the northern state of Niger, while security forces continued to search for more than 300 schoolgirls abducted in a nearby state. 12:53:57 AM
Tunisians hold protest amid political standoff Tunisia’s main parliamentary bloc Ennahdha rallied thousands of people yesterday in a demonstration of support for the government amid a tug-of-war with President Kais Saied. 12:52:15 AM
US air strikes on militias in Syria kill at least one fighter US air strikes against Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria killed at least one fighter and wounded several others in what US officials said was a calibrated response to rocket attacks against American personnel in Iraq. 03:26:43 PM


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Saudi fund commits $3bn for mountain resort plan

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund will invest almost $3bn on a tourism project in a mountainous region near the kingdom’s border with Yemen. 09:58:16 PM
Mukesh Ambani is again richest Asian as China’s Zhong loses $22bn India’s Mukesh Ambani is back to being the wealthiest person in Asia. Despite a brutal week for markets, his Reliance Industries Ltd was relatively unscathed as it said it would spin off its oil-to-chemicals business into an independent unit. 09:53:13 PM
US signals it will implement rule curbing China tech threats The US signalled it currently intends to go ahead with a Trump administration-proposed rule to secure the information-technology supply chain next month, a move that gives the Department of Commerce broad authority to prohibit transactions involving “foreign adversaries.” 09:52:10 PM


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Exciting contests on cards

After more than a month in Australia, the WTA tour turns to the Middle East, which kicks off with Qatar Total Open tomorrow. 01:35:25 AM
Al-Shahrani becomes second Qatari to lift Qatar Open title Ali al-Shahrani became only the second Qatari golfer to win the Qatar Open Amateur Championship in its 35-year history yesterday. 01:30:54 AM
German Ahlmann clinches top honours at CHI Al Shaqab Germany’s Christian Ahlmann produced a stunning ride with his 11-year-old stallion Dominator 2000 Z to clinch a thrilling Grand Prix at the Commercial Bank CHI Al Shaqab Presented by Longines Saturday. 12:56:16 AM


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No time to waste — Part-1 This month Bill Gates published his new book How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need. 12:12:36 AM
Future promising for Qatar’s liquefied natural gas industry Natural gas is expected to be the fastest growing fossil fuel in the global energy mix for several decades. 12:09:46 AM


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Golden Globes to launch pandemic-era Hollywood awards season

Hollywood's award season kicks off Sunday at a very different Golden Globes, with a mainly virtual ceremony set to boost or dash the Oscars hopes of early frontrunners like "Nomadland" and "The Trial of the Chicago 7." 10:11:11 AM
Loyola International School celebrates International Mother Language Day International Mother Language Day was celebrated at the Loyola International School in a blended fashion to help students enhance their awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism 09:27:29 PM
Galfar Toastmasters Club holds annual speech contest on virtual platform The Galfar Toastmasters Club (GTM), the corporate club of leading construction company Galfar Al Misnad, recently held its 12th Annual Speech Contest. 09:25:24 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