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Awqaf ministry issues advisory for Eid prayers MME spots environmental violation Qatari Hotels Association holds 2nd meeting Shura participates in forum of women parliamentarians Local farm produce yards to remain closed during Eid Celebrating Eid al-Fitr at Mandarin Oriental, Doha Amir heads to Jeddah Qatar fully committed to new labour law: envoy Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha rolls out special 40% promotional offer to honour healthcare professionals Xavi delighted after Al Sadd enter Amir Cup final


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Awqaf ministry issues advisory for Eid prayers

With more than 1,000 mosques and prayer grounds set to host Eid prayers, the Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs has announced a set of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. 10:29:11 PM
MME spots environmental violation The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) Protection and Wildlife Department has spotted an environmental violation, where a company was transporting rubble without obtaining the necessary environmental licence. 10:20:30 PM
Shura participates in forum of women parliamentarians The Shura Council participated in the Inter-Parliamentary Union 31st Forum of Women Parliamentarians, which took place via videoconference. 10:08:03 PM

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Leopard on the loose: escaped big cat sparks fear in China

One leopard remained at large in eastern China on Monday after escaping from a safari park with two of its fellow big cats, prompting fierce public criticism of the wildlife attraction over the safety lapse and for brutally hunting down the escapees with packs of dogs. 12:28:26 PM
Australia's New South Wales reports zero Covid-19 cases, fears remain over missing link Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state reported zero Covid-19 cases for a fourth straight day on Monday, but concerns about new infections remained as the missing link in a case that has reinstated restrictions continued to elude officials. 11:57:54 AM
Bring back your empty oxygen tanks to help conquer Covid, Nepal urges Everest climbers Nepal is so short of oxygen canisters that it has asked climbers on Mount Everest to bring back their empties instead of abandoning them on mountain slopes, an official said on Monday, as it struggles with a second wave of the coronavirus. 10:36:56 AM

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UAE adds Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka to travel curbs list

The United Arab Emirates will bar entry to non-UAE resident travellers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka starting on Wednesday to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus, it said on Monday. 01:02:39 PM
Turkey demands end to Israel's 'heinous, cruel' attacks Turkey on Monday called Israel an "apartheid state" that must end "heinous and cruel attacks" against Palestinians, as clashes raged at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound. 12:50:25 PM
Limited fire in Burgan oil field: Kuwait Oil Company A fire described as "limited" broke out in an operation site in Greater Burgan oil field in southeastern Kuwait on Monday morning, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) announced. 12:11:17 PM

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Qatari Hotels Association holds 2nd meeting

The Qatari Hotels Association (QHA), established under the umbrella of the Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA), has held its second meeting this year in the presence of the founding members. 10:10:16 PM
Covid recovery, oil curbs create a split-screen Saudi economy Saudi Arabia’s non-oil economy – the engine of job creation – rebounded in the first quarter to pre-pandemic levels, even as the overall economy was dragged into contraction by oil-production cuts. 09:32:00 PM
Dubai business growth back to pre-Covid path as vaccines pay off Business activity in Dubai rose to the highest level since late 2019 after a rebound in tourism and a fast distribution of coronavirus vaccines. 09:30:29 PM

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Sinner sets up Nadal clash in Rome second round

Jannik Sinner booked a second-round showdown with nine-time champion Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open after a 6-2, 6-4 win over Frenchman Ugo Humbert yesterday. 10:41:23 PM
Japan PM Suga says he has ‘never put Olympics first’ Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said yesterday that he has never “put the Olympics first”, as an opinion poll showed nearly 60% of people in Japan want the Games cancelled with fewer than eleven weeks left before they are due to open. 10:37:03 PM
Returning Serena hints she could miss Olympics Serena Williams raised doubts over her participation at the Tokyo Olympics yesterday, ahead of her return to the limelight this week at the Italian Open. 10:26:19 PM

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Money alone won’t ensure global vaccine equity

If the gaps between haves and have-nots aren’t narrowed soon the entire pandemic response will be compromised 11:42:31 PM
Covid-19 deaths may be more than double the 3.24mn reported If the officially reported global Covid-19 death number is 3.24mn, a new study which claims that the actual figure is more than double, nearing 7mn, has come as a rude jolt. 11:40:56 PM
Pandemic reshapes shopping behaviour, last-mile delivery The Covid-19 shutdowns have completely reshaped how we live and how and what we are buying. 01:07:11 AM

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The blessed times when supplications are accepted

It is well known that the Lord descends in the last third of the night and Says: “‘Is there any seeker of forgiveness so that I would forgive for him? Is there anyone with a demand so that I would give him? Is there any repentant person so that I would accept his repentance?’ Until the rise of dawn. 12:16:28 AM
A gate in Paradise for those who fast In a Hadith on the authority of Sahl ibn Sa‘d, may Allah be pleased with him, he said that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention), said: “Paradise has eight gates, and one of them is called Ar-Rayyaan through which none will enter but those who observe fasting.”[A 12:02:21 AM
Ramadan habits ‘key to balanced lifestyle’ Ramadan is a period of training that helps people become the best versions of themselves, improves their health, soul, character, and cultivate good habits. 11:23:23 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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