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Kahramaa, QEWC and MHPS sign MoU on internship programme

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa), Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the implementation of an internship-based education and training programme in Japan 02:27:01 AM
Ministry hosts seminar on role of awards in promoting creativity As part of the Qatari Forum for Authors’ initiatives in activating the cultural factor in society, the forum organised a seminar entitled “The Awards’ Role in Promoting Creativity”, at the Ministry of Culture and Sports in the presence of intellectuals and interested parties. 02:25:40 AM
Testimonies of sufferings of Qatari citizens in Saudi will be presented soon: NHRC chief HE the Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Dr Ali bin Samikh al-Marri has revealed that representatives of families of arbitrarily detained Qatari nationals and victims of enforced disappearance in Saudi Arabia will present live testimonies of the victims’ 02:23:56 AM

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Tories knew probation service was ‘a mess’

The former justice secretary Chris Grayling was warned repeatedly by members of the Tory party not to part-privatise the probation service, according to an ex-minister. 01:39:08 AM
Woman first to swim Channel four times non-stop An American breast cancer survivor yesterday became the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop in a 54-hour feat of endurance. 01:37:28 AM
Police chief slams PM’s political speech to recruits The UK’s most senior police officer has criticised Boris Johnson for making a political speech in front of a backdrop of police recruits and expressed puzzlement at how it was allowed to take place. 01:35:13 AM

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Iran leader rules out talks with US ‘at any level’

Iran’s supreme leader yesterday ruled out negotiations with the US “at any level”, as tensions mounted between the arch-foes after Washington blamed Tehran for weekend attacks on Saudi oil installations. 12:29:03 AM
Saudi oil output to be restored to normal by September-end Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday its oil output would be back to normal by the end of the month, with half the production lost in weekend attacks on two key facilities already restored. 11:24:04 PM
France to press to drop Sudan from blacklist French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said yesterday that France will press to drop Sudan from the US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism and to support efforts to reintegrate the country into the international community. 01:12:22 AM

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US manufacturing output rebounds, but outlook remains weak

US manufacturing output increased solidly in August, boosted by a surge in the production of machinery and other goods, but the outlook for factories remains weak amid rising headwinds from trade tensions and slowing global economies. 10:12:07 PM
Connectivity, a key focus at Sibos 2019 amidst trade divergence After a year of uncertainty about the impact of global trade wars, we are seeing the real impact in 2019 with forecasts for lower growth of trade. According to WTO, mounting trade tensions, an increase in trade-restrictive measures and continuing economic uncertainty created real challenges for worl 10:07:19 PM
Swiss National Bank to hold rock-bottom rate until 2021 at least The Swiss National Bank will shrug off the European Central Bank’s latest interest rate cut and not trim its own negative rate when it gives its latest monetary policy update tomorrow, according to analysts polled by Reuters. 10:01:53 PM

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Samba: Barshim my role model

Qatari 400m hurdler Abderrahman Samba has spoken about his excitement ahead of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019. 12:38:54 AM
Eight defending champions in powerful US team for Doha Eight world champions and 13 Olympic champions feature on USA’s team for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, which will be held from 27 September until 6 October. Tori Bowie, Kori Carter, Emma Coburn, Phyllis Francis, Justin Gatlin, Sam Kendricks, Brittney Reese and Christian Taylor wi 12:32:54 AM
‘Unbelievable’ performance by Al Sadd, says Xavi Xavi Hernandez couldn’t contain his excitement on Monday night after Al Sadd knocked out Saudi giants Al Nassr to advance to the semi-finals of the prestigious AFC Champions League. 12:28:34 AM

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It really is hard to sleep in the ER

Patients who spend the night in the emergency room may get much less rest than patients who sleep in beds in hospital rooms, a small study suggests. For the study, researchers surveyed 49 emergency room patients waiting to be admitted to the hospital and 44 people already admitted to inpatient wards 01:45:03 AM
Israel polls make no difference to Palestinians When British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his plan to suspend parliament, I was visiting Orkney with my wife, Penny. It was the last week of a month-long stay in Scotland, and it took a day for the news to reach us. 01:44:16 AM
South Korea’s military spending has North worried South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernising their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018, data shows, creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled. 01:42:52 AM

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Noted Indian film actor Shatrughan to attend 60th anniversary of Bazm-e-Urdu

There are numerous literary groups in Qatar promoting Urdu literature, particularly poetry. Bazm-e-Urdu Qatar (BUQ) is, however, the oldest organisation that started working in 1959 when they held their first poetic symposium in Qatar. 11:42:56 PM
Hajra Yamin: Relatable, grounded and above all, real From a relatively moderate theatre actor profile to making it big on television dramas, Hajra Yamin has traversed some distance. 11:39:55 PM
“Savour the experiences of a lifetime” — Yogesh Bhattarai, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Yogesh Bhattarai is a prominent politician of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), and sitting Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Bhattarai replaced Rabindra Adhikari, who died, along with six other people, in a helicopter crash in March. 11:36:14 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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