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Second Flowers Festival at Souq Waqif draws big crowds with floral wonders

The Second Flowers Festival at Souq Waqif is highlighting various innovations and developments taking place in Qatar’s horticulture sector. 02:53:23 AM
Turkish envoy lauds tremendous progress in bilateral relations Turkish ambassador to Qatar Fikret Ozer underlined that the bilateral relations between Turkey and Qatar achieved tremendous progress in recent years in all areas of co-operation, on the basis of the strategic partnership. 02:49:21 AM
An occasion to enhance the national spirit, express loyalty to leadership HE the President of Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) Dr Saleh Mohamed Salem al-Nabit stressed that Qatar National Day represents an important occasion to enhance the national spirit, 02:48:05 AM

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Domestic violence rates fall in parts of Latin America: UN

Domestic violence against women may have declined over the past 20 years in seven countries in the Americas, though the problem remains rife and undermines development in the region, the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) said. 02:33:40 AM
43 killed in Delhi factory fire At least 43 people were killed in a devastating fire that ripped through a bag factory in the congested old quarter of New Delhi yesterday, with survivors describing the screams of scores of trapped workers who were sleeping inside. 02:30:56 AM
New Ukraine leader facing off with Putin Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy faces a major test at a high-stakes summit with Vladimir Putin in Paris as he pursues a campaign promise to negotiate an end to the war in southeast Ukraine despite vocal opposition at home. 02:27:46 AM

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Hariri re-emerges as PM candidate

Lebanon’s leading politician, Saad al-Hariri, re-emerged as a candidate for prime minister yesterday when businessman Samir Khatib withdrew his candidacy to lead a government that must tackle an acute economic crisis. 02:21:52 AM
Two Palestinians injured after air strike in Gaza Two Palestinians were injured by a shrapnel of missiles fired by Israeli warplanes on sites in Gaza City and in the town of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, yesterday. According to the Palestinian news agency, two Palestinians were injured by shrapnel from a missile fired by an Israeli 02:20:30 AM
Top Iraqi security officer sacked after deadly attack An officer in charge of security in the Iraqi capital Baghdad was replaced yesterday, two days after an attack on anti-government protesters that witnesses said killed at least 16 people. 02:19:05 AM

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Tech to help banks ‘survive and prosper,’ says Abraham Application of technology will definitely change the way the banks interact with their clients, Commercial Bank Group CEO says at the ‘Euromoney Qatar 2019 Conference’ 10:38:07 PM
QNB banks on its capital strength to grow balance sheet in ‘controlled’ way The strength of QNB’s capital “allows us to grow our balance sheet in a controlled way and capitalise on opportunities within, across and beyond our network,” said bank’s acting group chief executive officer Abdulla Mubarak al-Khalifa. 10:36:40 PM

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Flying Oryx, Desert Riders open T10 league with victories

The ambitious Qatar T10 Cricket League got under way at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium with Flying Oryx, powered by skipper Hussain Talal’s unbeaten 59, thumping Pearl Gladiators by nine wickets on Saturday. 11:37:33 PM
Red-hot Vardy fires Leicester to club record win at Villa Striker has now scored in eight straight EPL appearances and is the competition’s top scorer with 16 goals this term 11:36:33 PM
W Doha World Cup of Golf comes to a thrilling end The exciting ‘W Doha World Cup of Golf’ event hosted at the remarkable golfing facility in Education City has come to an exciting end recently. 11:34:44 PM

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Bhopal tragedy: the disaster is still claiming lives 35 years on The residents of JP Nagar have no way to escape their ghosts. This ramshackle neighbourhood, on the outskirts of the Indian city of Bhopal, stands just metres away from the chemical factory which exploded just after midnight on 2 December 1984 and seeped poison into their lives forever. 12:02:50 AM
Have Metro’s Red, Gold and Green lines will travel! Travelling across Qatar will never be the same again from tomorrow (December 10) when Qatar Rail is set to start the preview service of the Doha Metro Green Line for the public. 12:01:11 AM

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Orchestra music lovers enjoy compositions of Edward Elgar

Nothing can be more rewarding than attending a mesmerising classical western music concert on a cool winter evening in the elegant auditoriums of Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC). 09:56:22 PM
“Choral world here getting bigger and maturing” — Alena Pyne, renowned choir conductor Culturally, there are, of course differences over a wide geographic span of nationalities, but this is precisely what is wonderful to experience — Alena Pyne 09:53:57 PM
Nusantara bikers ride to show support for 2022 FIFA World Cup Sports bring people of different origins together and create a healthy competition in a friendly atmosphere. However, there are certain sports events that are carried out in a friendly spirit with no sense of competition. 09:32:19 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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