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Rare tornado kills one, injures 10 in Netherlands Crisis-hit Sri Lanka just days from running out of fuel US says G7 closing in on Russian oil price caps Finance Minister meets Maltese counterpart Shura Council holds regular weekly meeting Shura Council Dy Speaker granted Medal of Leading Arab Woman for Social Responsibility SC signs deal with Associated Press to manage host country broadcast services during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Eid al-Adha will be on July 9 according to astronomical calculations: QCH


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Finance Minister meets Maltese counterpart

HE the Minister of Finance Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari met today with the Minister for Finance and Employment of the Republic of Malta Clyde Caruana who is currently visiting the state of Qatar. 05:28:43 PM
Shura Council holds regular weekly meeting The Shura Council held Monday its regular weekly meeting, under the chairmanship of HE the Speaker of the Council Hassan bin Abdullah Al Ghanim. 05:22:30 PM
Shura Council Dy Speaker granted Medal of Leading Arab Woman for Social Responsibility The Regional Network for Social Responsibility granted HE the Deputy Speaker of Shura Council Dr. Hamda bint Hassan Al Sulaiti the Medal of the Arab woman for social responsibility for the year 2022. 05:15:40 PM

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Rare tornado kills one, injures 10 in Netherlands

A tornado ripped through a city in the Netherlands Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 10 others in the first fatal twister to hit the country for three decades. 06:09:24 PM
Crisis-hit Sri Lanka just days from running out of fuel Sri Lanka expects to run out of fuel in days, prompting the government to close schools in Colombo and order government employees to work from home, while troops handed tokens to people lining up for petrol to keep their places in the queue. 05:50:39 PM
US says G7 closing in on Russian oil price caps The United States said Monday that the G7 is closing in on a plan to force a lower price for Russian oil in what would be a major escalation of the campaign to punish the Kremlin for its invasion of Ukraine. 05:44:50 PM

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Two-state solution ‘is only way to end conflict in Palestine’

King Abdullah II of Jordan asserted yesterday that the only way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the two-state solution which ensures the establishment of an independent, sovereign and viable Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital. 12:04:28 AM
Iraqi PM visits Saudi Arabia, Iran Iraq’s prime minister met with leaders in rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran yesterday, discussing regional stability as part of Baghdad’s efforts to mediate between the two Middle East heavyweights. 12:03:10 AM
Iran launches satellite carrier Iran’s defence ministry said yesterday it has carried out a second test launch of a satellite carrier, ahead of the expected restart of nuclear talks. 12:02:02 AM

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Central banks must act quickly on inflation, warns BIS

Central banks must not let inflation become entrenched, with the threat of stagflation looming over the global economy, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) warned yesterday in its annual economic report. 12:50:02 AM
Microsoft deepens investment in Qatar with new state-of-the-art office; expands operations to empower economic growth In a bid to expand its operations in Qatar, Microsoft has opened its fourth and largest facility in the country at Lusail City as part of a significant investment here, which includes the soon-to-be-launched Microsoft Cloud Datacentre Region 09:25:58 PM
QRDI Council partners with Ooredoo, Milaha for second batch of innovation calls for QOI programme Qatar Research, Development and Innovation (QRDI) Council, in partnership with Ooredoo and Milaha, has announced the launch of the second batch of innovation calls for its flagship Qatar Open Innovation programme (QOI) in an effort to leverage innovation through partnerships. 09:01:43 PM

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Bagnaia wins Dutch MotoGP, Quartararo crashes out

Italy’s Francesco Bagnaia won the Dutch MotoGP yesterday to reignite his title challenge after championship leader Fabio Quartararo crashed out of an incident-packed race. 11:57:34 PM
Djoko, Nadal lead title chase at all-change Wimbledon Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal headline the title chase at Wimbledon where eight-time champion Roger Federer, the world’s top two players as well as valuable ranking points will all be missing. 11:56:15 PM
Leach bags 10-for as Pope, Root lead England recovery Jack Leach took 10 wickets in a Test for the first time in his career before Ollie Pope and Joe Root set about leading England’s charge to a series whitewash of New Zealand at Headingley yesterday. 11:54:07 PM

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Crunch UN talks face pressure to land global nature pact in 2022 By Nita Bhalla and Michael Taylor A cross the endless savannah dotted with flat-topped acacia trees, Mara Siana Conservancy in western Kenya teems with elephants, giraffes, zebra and impala, alongside the Maasai people who inhabit the area with their vast herds of livestock. 12:40:37 AM
Europe fretting over Russia pipeline repair When Russia turns off the gas through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline for maintenance in July, Europe is starting to worry that it won’t turn it back on again. 12:38:16 AM

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Tamuq mentors Qatari teams for tech contest in Houston

A science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) expert from Texas A&M University at Qatar (Tamuq), a Qatar Foundation partner university, mentored middle and high school students for the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) world championships held recently in Houston, Texas, US 12:02:23 AM
Musical yoga showcased On occasion of 8th International Yoga Day, Barwa City Monday Activity Group (BCMAG) presented Musical Yoga in Indian Cultural Centre. Indian ambassador Dr Deepak Mittal's wife Dr Alpana was the chief guest. 11:57:39 PM
DPS-MIS alumnus turns teacher for a week Lavany Pant, a 2020 batch alumnus of DPS-Modern Indian School, took up a week-long internship, teaching Physics to students of Class VII and VIII 10:08:15 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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