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Shura Council election campaign gathers momentum UK to recognise Qatar-administered vaccines QCB aims to set up state of the art e-payment system before World Cup Qatar landmarks adorn colours of Mexican flag to mark Mexican National Day Qatar-Malaysia trade up 33.5% to reach $345mn in January-July 2021 Foreign funds’ buying interests lift QSE, index settles 0.73% higher Amir arrives in New York


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Shura Council election campaign gathers momentum

The candidates for the upcoming Shura Council elections have been very active over the past few days to promote their media campaigns, introducing introducing themselves and their programmes and ideas to the potential voters 12:13:17 AM
UK to recognise Qatar-administered vaccines England will recognise Qatar-administered vaccines starting from 4 October, British ambassador to Qatar Jon Wilks tweeted Friday. 11:55:57 PM
QCB aims to set up state of the art e-payment system before World Cup The demand for electronic payments is expected to increase "substantially" during FIFA World Cup 2022, necessitating Doha to transform the retail payment infrastructure, according to the Qatar Central Bank (QCB). 09:40:37 PM

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S Africa’s top court stands by order to jail Zuma

South Africa’s highest court yesterday stood by its order to imprison Jacob Zuma, accusing the former president of “litigious skullduggery” in a scathing ruling that accused him of undermining the courts. 01:07:19 AM
West African leaders push Guinea strongman on swift elections West African leaders met Guinean coup leader Colonel Mamady Doumbouya in the capital Conakry yesterday, where they pushed for elections within six months, but apparently failed to receive firm commitments. 01:06:13 AM
10,000 migrants packed under Texas bridge More than 10,000 undocumented migrants, many of them Haitians, are being held under a bridge in Texas yesterday, US officials said, piling new pressure on President Joe Biden’s immigration policy. 01:04:28 AM

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Libya-Tunisia border reopens after 2 months

Tunisia and Libya opened their shared border yesterday, two months after it was closed as Tunisia’s coronavirus caseload soared. 12:52:17 AM
Somalia accuses Djibouti of detaining its security official Somalia’s president accused Djibouti yesterday of unlawfully detaining his national security adviser, a key player in the spiralling feud in Mogadishu’s top leadership that threatens to hurl the country into fresh crisis. 12:50:41 AM
Guinea junta hosts talks on post-coup transition Guinea’s military strongman opened a four-day series of talks yesterday, intended to pave a return to civilian rule after a coup that one attendee said he blamed on “the failure of the entire political and military class”. 01:31:38 AM

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IMF chief risks weakened authority after the China-linked investigation

Kristalina Georgieva risks seeing her authority as head of the International Monetary Fund undermined just weeks before an annual meeting of global finance chiefs, after being accused of influencing a report in China’s favour when she worked at the World Bank. 09:32:57 PM
China adds $14bn cash as Evergrande pain roils markets China injected more cash into its banking system in a sign authorities are seeking to avert a funding squeeze amid a seasonal rise in financing demand and the intensifying debt crisis at China Evergrande. 09:06:44 PM
Iran petrochemical, fuel sales boom as sanctions hit crude Iranian fuel and petrochemical exports have boomed in recent years despite stringent US sanctions, leaving Iran well placed to expand sales swiftly in Asia and Europe if Washington lifts its curbs, trading sources and officials said. 09:04:59 PM

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Hanni penalty leads Gharafa to 1-0 victory over Al Ahli

Sofiane Hanni’s 85th-minute penalty earned Al Gharafa a 1-0 win over Al Ahli in the QNB Stars League yesterday. The closely-fought match seemed destined to end in a goalless draw before Gharafa won a penalty which was duly converted by Algerian midfielder Hanni. 12:49:31 AM
Fury as New Zealand abandon Pakistan tour after security alert Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja expressed his dismay yesterday at New Zealand’s decision to abandon a limited-overs series over security concerns just as the first one-day international was due to start in Rawalpindi. 12:46:46 AM
International exodus casts shadow as IPL resumes in UAE Indian Premier League hostilities will resume tomorrow in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in front of spectators, but without a host of top international stars after four months of pandemic suspension. 12:45:02 AM

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Moderna shares rally cools over ‘booster’ doubts

Debate over the need for Covid-19 booster shots is clouding the outlook for Moderna Inc’s high-flying shares after the US biotechnology company’s stock price soared as much as 360% this year, making it the best performer in the S&P 500. 11:51:28 PM
Saving the future for Ethiopia’s schoolchildren The civil war in northern Ethiopia has entered its 11th month. The conflict, which started in the Tigray region, has expanded to the neighbouring regions of Amhara and Afar. 11:50:17 PM
Countering Chinese industrial policy is counterproductive US political leaders have long tried to counter Chinese industrial policy. And now they seem to have decided that the best way to do that is to emulate it. 11:48:29 PM

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KPAQ organises mega floral decoration competition

The Kozhikode Jilla Pravasi Association Qatar (KPAQ) - Media One Onapoothalam Mega Pookkalam Contest was conducted recently as part of the Onam celebrations in Qatar. 01:38:46 AM
Examples of good ends Fear of an evil end had broken the hearts of our righteous Salaf (predecessors). Sufyaan Ath-Thawri cried one night until the morning, and when he was asked whether he cried due to his fear of his sins, he replied: “No, I am more scared of having an evil end.” 09:40:04 PM
Zero-click hack: all you need to know about Israeli firm’s Pegasus spyware targeting Apple devices Apple users were urged Tuesday to update their devices after the tech giant announced a fix for a major software flaw that allows the Pegasus spyware to be installed on phones without so much as a click. 09:36:15 AM

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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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