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e-Scooters a rage now in Doha

The demand for electric motorised scooters (e-scooters) in Doha continues to surge as many residents – including office employees – find these battery-powered vehicles practical, easy-to-use and environment-friendly. 11:31:35 PM
Ooredoo to sponsor Fintech lab connectivity at QU’s College of Business and Economics Ooredoo will be providing an independent 5G connection to the lab, so faculty can test heavyweight blockchain financial transactions as they conduct research into blockchain technology and prepare students for the next generation of 5G and Fintech. 11:26:39 PM
New WISH report highlights lessons for managing health risks during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 With two years to go before the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar, a WISH 2020 research report will highlight the multitude of public health and healthcare challenges that such mass gatherings present, and the opportunities to design a lasting health legacy. 11:23:50 PM

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US government files antitrust lawsuit against Google

The US Justice Department and 11 states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday for allegedly breaking the law in using its market power to fend off rivals. 04:47:42 PM
India's Modi says government committed to provide Covid-19 vaccine to all citizens Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the government was preparing to supply Covid-19 vaccines to all citizens once they are available. 04:22:04 PM
Washington to host talks on Nagorno-Karabakh, warring sides say Armenia and Azerbaijan said on Tuesday their foreign ministers would meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Friday in efforts to end the heaviest fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh since the 1990s. 03:31:27 PM

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Omani Ministry of Health: Total covid-19 cases reach 111033

The Omani Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that the total number of registered cases of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country has reached 111033. 03:04:08 PM
Kuwait calls for pressuring Israel stop settlement activities The State of Kuwait has called for ending the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, urging the international community to pressure Israel to cease all settlement activities. 01:08:51 PM
Top Palestinian official Erekat critical from virus Long-time chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat was in “critical” condition and in a medically induced coma yesterday, said the Israeli hospital in Jerusalem treating him for coronavirus complications. 01:20:16 AM

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GWC achieves 9-month profit of QR171mn

Qatar’s leading logistics provider registered gross revenue of QR926mn for the same period; GWC chairman Sheikh Abdulla bin Fahad bin Jassem bin Jabor al-Thani stated, “Q3 financial results reflect the resilience and agility that have forged the basis for GWC over the years” 11:04:36 PM
Cathay Pacific may cut 6,000 jobs and close its Dragon brand Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd will cut 6,000 jobs and close its Cathay Dragon brand, the South China Morning Post reported, as part of a strategic review to combat the deep damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 10:59:46 PM
SK Hynix in record $9bn deal for Intel’s flash memory chip business The world’s second-largest chipmaker, South Korea’s SK Hynix, announced a record $9bn deal yesterday to buy Intel’s flash memory chip operation as it seeks to bolster its position against rival behemoth Samsung Electronics. 10:58:14 PM

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Duhail, Sadd square off in intriguing QSL clash today

‘I will take on a new challenge with one of the biggest Qatari teams. I have started on a good note’ 11:19:08 PM
Morata double gives Juve win over Kiev Juventus made a winning start in the Champions League as they defeated Dynamo Kiev 2-0 thanks to a pair of classic poacher’s goals from Alvaro Morata in their Group G opener yesterday. 11:16:56 PM
Zimbabwe squad arrives in Pakistan, without Indian coach Rajput Zimbabwe’s cricket squad arrived in Pakistan yesterday – minus their Indian coach, who had been advised to stay away from the rival South Asian nation. 11:12:47 PM

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Akin to a boxing match

It will take more than one US presidential election to make it a foot race again 12:01:53 AM
Second term could prove tough for popular Ardern Jacinda Ardern’s landslide election win gives her a mandate for the transformational change she has been promising New Zealand for three years, but the Covid-19 pandemic may limit what she can actually do. 12:00:02 AM
Hype over Covid-19 recovery Increase in long-term unemployment portends a difficult path to a more robust and sustained recovery 12:34:04 AM

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Pandemic helps people to take part in community initiatives

Socialisation and community networking is a very common practice in Qatar where expatriates from different countries live and work. 10:30:19 PM
Indian ambassador inaugurates ISC Year of Sports campaign Dr Deepak Mittal, Ambassador of India to Qatar, recently inaugurated Indian Sports Centre's Year of Sports campaign at a ceremony held at the Integrated Indian Cultural Center premises in Thumama. 10:05:29 PM
119 VCUarts Qatar students earn place in Dean’s List The start of the new academic year at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar), a Qatar Foundation partner university, saw 119 high achieving students earn places on the Dean’s List. 10:01:15 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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