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Power of Museums to help make positive change in communities

On May 18 the world celebrated the annual International Museums Day, which was approved by the International Council of museums (ICOM) in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) in 1977 with the aim of highlighting the vital and prominent role o 11:02:32 PM
Qatar to take part in World Health Assembly meeting Qatar is participating in the meetings of the 75th session of the World Health Assembly, which will be held from May 22 to 28 in Geneva. 10:59:53 PM
NMoQ first in ME to get Green Key certification The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) has received Green Key certification for its continuous efforts to implement sustainability best practices, becoming the first museum in the Middle East to achieve this certification. 10:45:01 PM


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Former Indian cricketer gets jail in road rage case

India’s top court yesterday ordered a one-year jail term for cricketer-turned-lawmaker Navjot Singh Sidhu for a road-rage assault case that killed a man over 30 years ago. 12:30:33 AM
Lanka fuel shortage set to ease Sri Lanka’s central bank has secured foreign exchange to pay for fuel and cooking gas shipments that will ease crippling shortages, its governor said yesterday, but police fired tear gas and water canon to push back student protesters. 12:27:49 AM
Biden backs Nato expansion as G7 to send billions in aid to Ukraine US President Joe Biden yesterday threw his full support behind Sweden and Finland’s bids to join Nato as he and European leaders said they were confident Turkey’s surprise opposition to the Nordic states’ membership could be addressed. 12:24:49 AM


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Lebanon pro-reform candidates win at least 13 seats: results

Reformist candidates secured at least 13 seats in Lebanon's new parliament, making unprecedented gains, according to results announced by the interior ministry Tuesday. 12:26:45 PM
Thousands hospitalised as latest sandstorm brings Iraq to a halt Another sandstorm that descended yesterday on climate-stressed Iraq sent at least 4,000 people to hospital with breathing problems and led to the closure of airports, schools and public offices across the country. 12:43:14 AM
Jerusalem bishop condemns 'police invasion' at journalist's funeral The Catholic archbishop in Jerusalem on Monday strongly criticised Israel's "police invasion" last week of a Christian hospital ahead of the funeral of slain Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh. 02:31:35 PM


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US labour market in spotlight as jobless claims hit 4-month high

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, reaching a four month-high and potentially hinting at some cooling in demand for workers amid tightening financial conditions. 12:32:00 AM
Indian envoy launches Telugu Business Association-Qatar Qatar-based businessman from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have come together to form Telugu Business Association- Qatar (TBA-Q) an associated organisation of the Indian Business and Professionals Council (IBPC). IBPC is an apex body under the Embassy of India, Qatar. 10:51:57 PM
Global concerns weigh on QSE as index tanks 290 points; insurance buck the trend The insurance sector on Thursday saw brisk buying in an otherwise bearish Qatar Stock Exchange, which on Thursday snapped two days of gains to lose 290 points and QR19bn in capitalisation. 10:50:39 PM


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Chandimal, Dickwella cling on as Sri Lanka draw Bangladesh Test

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka drew the first Test in Chittagong yesterday after Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella hung on for the visitors in a vital seventh-wicket stand of 99. 12:23:11 AM
Oldani sprints to maiden pro win in Giro 12th stage Italy’s Stefano Oldani claimed his first professional win after a sprint finish on stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia yesterday as Spaniard Juan Pedro Lopez held the leader’s pink jersey. 11:56:57 PM
Cavendish wants to continue racing for two more years Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish said yesterday that he wants to continue racing for two more years, with another appearance at the Tour de France on his radar. 11:55:04 PM


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Preparing for climate overshoot

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change revealed what many had feared but were reluctant to admit: the continued failure to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions means that global warming will likely exceed 1.5° Celsius, relative to pre-industrial levels. 11:40:28 PM
Have we reached the limits to growth? Fifty years ago this spring, one of the most influential books of the twentieth century was published. Written for the Club of Rome by Donella Meadows and colleagues at MIT, The Limits to Growth used new computer models to forecast an uncontrollable collapse in the global population and economy if p 11:39:18 PM
Another global recession? At the start of the year, there were concerns about the outlook for financial markets, owing to all the considerable uncertainties that could be identified, and to the many other potential risks that were not yet clear. 12:55:26 AM


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How excellent lawful wealth is in hands of a righteous person!

Some of the Ahaadith of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention), are quite terse yet convey a multitude of meanings, and this is no surprise since they were produced by the one who was given the keys of eloquent speech and wise sayings 12:26:36 AM
Malaysian education event at MES A two-day Malaysian education information event was organised at MES Indian School by TJS Study Steps, Malaysia, in association with MES Off-Campus. 10:11:09 PM
CSQ inauguration, Eid reunion held Chattogram Samity Qatar (CSQ), a Bangladeshi community forum, conducted its reception, new executive committee inauguration, and Eid reunion recently. 10:08:18 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