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Katara opens Qatar International Arts Festival

Prof Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti, general manager of Katara - the Cultural Village Foundation, has inaugurated the third edition of the Qatar International Arts Festival (QIAF). 12:12:00 AM
Qatar Travel Mart set for launch at DECC in November Qatar will receive an additional $0.9bn in visitor expenditure and 290,000 visitor arrivals on average per year from 2022 to 2025 as a direct result of marketing investment, according to organisers of Qatar Travel Mart (QTM) 2021 slated next month. 12:06:05 AM
Endowments minister meets Qatari preachers HE the Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) Ghanem bin Shaheen bin Ghanem al-Ghanem has met with a number of Qatari preachers 12:03:24 AM


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China will uphold world peace, says President Xi

Xi urged all countries to promote the values of peace, development, justice, democracy, freedom 10:29:35 PM
Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Rajinikanth Actor Rajinikanth (right) receives the Dadasaheb Phalke Award from the Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu (centre), during the 67th National film awards and Dadasaheb Phalke Awards held in New Delhi yesterday. 10:26:15 PM
Philippine group turns plastic waste into planks A group of recyclers in the Philippines is trying to ease the country’s worsening plastic waste crisis by turning bottles, single-use sachets and snack food wrappers that clog rivers and spoil beaches into building materials. 10:24:19 PM


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Saudi pledges more than $1bn in 'green era' initiatives

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince pledged more than $1bn for new global environmental initiatives Monday, taking further steps to bolster the green credentials of the world's top oil exporter. 12:26:38 AM
Sudan military seizes power, dissolves Sovereign Council Sudan’s military seized power from a transitional government yesterday and soldiers killed at least three people and wounded 80 as street protests broke out against the coup. 11:08:22 PM
UN appeals for fresh injection of funds for famine-threatened Yemen Funds needed to feed millions of people in war-ravaged Yemen could run out in a matter of weeks, a senior United Nations official warned, calling on donors to inject more cash to avert a large-scale famine. 11:06:50 PM


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Bedaya offers 10 free websites to startups

Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development, a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, in collaboration with Fatora, an e-commerce and online payment gateway, announced the opening of registration for startups 08:42:02 PM
IQ 9-month net profit surge 360% to QR5.6bn on robust global demand Market heavyweight Industries Qatar (IQ) saw its net profit more than quadruple year-on-year to QR5.6bn in the first nine months (9M) of 2021, owing to greater consumer confidence and a robust global demand for downstream products. 08:37:53 PM
Hamdy Elshantoury appointed Maserati GM for MEA Maserati has announced the appointment of Hamdy Elshantoury as the new general manager for the Middle East and Africa region succeeding Domenico La Marte. 08:35:09 PM


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Afghanistan crush Scotland by 130 runs

Spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman took five wickets in Afghanistan’s record 130-run rout of Scotland in their opening Super 12s match of the Twenty20 World Cup yesterday. 11:40:43 PM
Star at night: Afridi, Pakistan’s first-strike destroyer Standing at an imposing 6ft 6ins (1.98m), Shaheen Shah Afridi, the first-strike destroyer of India at the T20 World Cup, is the latest high-end product of Pakistan’s fast bowling factory – left-arm division. 11:37:58 PM
Verstappen holds off Hamilton to double his F1 lead Red Bull’s Max Verstappen doubled his lead in the Formula One world championship to 12 points after holding off charging title rival Lewis Hamilton to win the US Grand Prix in Austin on Sunday. 11:17:07 PM


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The costs to reach net zero by 2050 Setting the global average price of carbon per tonne significantly higher at $100 or more is necessary right away to incentivise net zero emissions by 2050, according to a Reuters poll of climate economists. 09:52:43 PM
Russia’s Communist comeback A little over a year ago, while on sabbatical from the American university where I teach, I returned to my hometown, Moscow. I didn’t exactly arrive in a bastion of free speech. But it was a place where some freedom still remained. 09:51:14 PM


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Doha-based author wins Kerala award

Doha-based author Sheela Tomy has won the 2021 Cherukad Award for Malayalam Literature for her debut novel, Valli. 01:46:05 AM
Tributes paid to Kerala's Mappila art legend At a condolence meeting organised by the Diaspora of Malappuram (DoM Qatar), prominent personalities in Kerala and abroad noted that Kairali has lost a unique talent in the field of Mappila art, V M Kutty. 01:44:26 AM
Birla Public School hosts Qatar's first blended MUN conference Birla Public School hosted the first-ever blended Model United Nations (MUN) conference in Qatar, BPSMUN 2021, over two days recently with select students of grades VI to XII from schools across the country. 11:42:05 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