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Oman suspends flights to seven African countries Qatar Airways announces flight restrictions from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe MoPH Saturday reports 155 new Covid-19 cases, 121 recoveries


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Qatar Airways announces flight restrictions from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Due to the recent emergence of the new Covid-19 B.1.1529 variant, and with immediate effect, Qatar Airways will no longer be accepting passengers travelling from South Africa, Zimbabwe or Mozambique 05:10:57 PM
MoPH Saturday reports 155 new Covid-19 cases, 121 recoveries The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Saturday reported 140 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 among community and 15 among travelers 04:39:07 PM
New Covid-19 variant: Qatar Airways stops accepting passengers from South Africa, Zimbabwe Qatar Airways tweeted that with immediate effect, passengers will no longer be accepted for travel from South Africa and Zimbabwe on its flights. 12:47:03 AM

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Black Friday ‘early birds’ find US stores less crowded, fewer bargains

Bargain hunters ventured out in chilly weather to buy Christmas gifts on Black Friday, finding stores less crowded than in years past as major US retailers opened their doors early. 12:46:14 AM
Thousands join global outcry over violence against women Thousands of protesters hit the streets of Europe and Latin America on Thursday to demand an end to violence against women. 12:42:27 AM
New Covid-19 strain hits Europe A new coronavirus (Covid-19) strain first detected in southern Africa emerged in Europe and Israel yesterday as nations rushed to ban flights to slow the spread of the variant, feared able to overwhelm current pandemic measures. 12:35:29 AM

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Oman suspends flights to seven African countries

The Sultanate of Oman decided today to suspend entry for arrivals from seven African countries in light of reports received about the spread of a new variant of Coronavirus (Covid 19). 05:30:16 PM
Kuwait reappoints Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid as Prime Minister Kuwait's crown prince Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issued an Amiri decree on Tuesday reinstating Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al- Hamad Al-Sabah as prime minister. 02:38:28 PM
Iran's Mahan Air says its has foiled a cyber attack A cyber attack against Iranian private airline Mahan Air has been foiled, Iranian state media reported on Sunday, adding that the airliner's flight schedule was not affected by the attack. 02:06:34 PM

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Bridgestone CEO visits GWC regional logistics hub

Bridgestone CEO Michael Codron was in Qatar recently to meet the GWC leadership and visit their Ras Bufontas Free Zone Regional Logistics Hub. 06:14:21 PM
Qatar’s macroeconomic indicators improving, returning to positive economic growth: EIU Qatar’s macroeconomic indicators have improved following the pandemic-induced slump in 2020, returning to positive economic growth, researcher EIU has said in a recent assessment 06:09:42 PM
QNB receives ‘Best Transaction Bank in Middle East & Africa’ Award by The Asian Banker QNB Group has received the ‘Best Transaction Bank in Middle East & Africa’ award by The Asian Banker, as part of its MEA Transaction Finance Awards program. 05:55:49 PM

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‘Al Bayt’s design honours Qatar’s history, culture and heritage’

The magnificent Al Bayt Stadium will welcome fans for the first time on Tuesday, November 30 when it hosts the FIFA Arab Cup match between Qatar and Bahrain. 11:41:33 PM
Qatar’s Younousse and Ahmed stunned in semis Qatar’s Olympic bronze medallists Cherif Younousse and Tijan Ahmed were stunned by Australia’s Christopher McHugh and Paul Burnett in the semi-finals of the Asian Beach Volleyball Championships in Phuket, Thailand, on Friday. 11:38:34 PM
Haidan and al-Naimi impress in fourth round of Hathab Mohamed Saeed Haidan and Mohamed Jabor al-Naimi won the Medium and Small Tour competitions respectively at the fourth round of the Longines Hathab Qatar Equestrian Tour at Longines Arena Al Shaqab on Friday. 11:37:15 PM

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Risks of new Covid scare spark rate rethink in markets

Risks of a new Covid-hit to economic activity are clobbering expectations for rate hikes next year from the world’s major central banks, a potential setback for the dollar and other currencies where wagers had been most aggressive. 11:48:40 PM
Qatar drive for environment protection I admire how the first families were able to settle in different places where they had to adapt to the changes, within a surrounding that was full of challenges. This is the example of a country like Qatar. 11:47:35 PM
Reeling in a deal to save the ocean The ocean covers more than 70% of our planet’s surface, produces half of the oxygen we breathe, feeds billions of people, and provides hundreds of millions of jobs. It also plays a major role in mitigating climate change: over 80% of the global carbon cycle passes through the ocean. 11:38:58 PM

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Is your toddler eating enough?

Most parents are often worried about their children’s diets and have most likely asked themselves if force feeding their toddlers is an option or not. 03:35:47 PM
NIA celebrates reunion North Indians' Association (NIA) organised a get-together, Punarmilan, or reunion with friends in the first in-person event after a long gap due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 10:02:10 PM
Tree-planting initiative at French school The Public Parks Department held an event as part of the campaign to plant one million trees, with the participation of 24 students from the French International School in Doha (Lycée Bonaparte) and a number of teachers, the Ministry of Municipality said. 09:55:20 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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