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MME marks World Cleanup Day, reminds public about littering fines

MME marks World Cleanup Day, reminds public about littering fines

Leaving garbage outside the designated container for waste disposal can lead to a fine of QR10, 000, according to the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME).
9/18/2021 4:13:09 PM
MoPH reports 82 new Covid-19 cases

MoPH reports 82 new Covid-19 cases

The Ministry of Public Health announced today the registration of 52 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the community, and 30 cases among travelers.
9/18/2021 3:28:18 PM
Iran won't allow IS presence on Afghan border: president

Iran won't allow IS presence on Afghan border: president

Iran will not allow the Islamic State group to establish a presence on the country's border with Afghanistan, President Ebrahim Raisi warned on Saturday
9/18/2021 3:07:09 PM
Foreign Minister holds phone call with Canada Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister holds phone call with Canada Foreign Minister

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani held Friday a phone call with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada HE Marc Garneau.
9/18/2021 11:57:18 AM
New Zealand Cricket silent on security threat ending Pakistan tour

New Zealand Cricket silent on security threat ending Pakistan tour

New Zealand Cricket officials on Saturday threw a veil of secrecy over the security threat that forced the abrupt cancellation of their Pakistan tour.
9/18/2021 11:52:21 AM
Algeria's ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies aged 84

Algeria's ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies aged 84

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who ruled Algeria for two decades before resigning in 2019 as huge protests engulfed the country, died on Friday aged 84, public television announced.
9/18/2021 11:42:27 AM
France recalls ambassadors to Australia, US in escalating row

France recalls ambassadors to Australia, US in escalating row

France on Friday recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia in a ferocious row over the scrapping of a submarine contract, an unprecedented step that revealed the extent of French anger against its allies.
9/18/2021 11:36:50 AM
KPAQ organises mega floral decoration competition

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.
9/18/2021 1:38:46 AM
S Africa’s top court stands by order to jail Zuma

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.
9/18/2021 1:07:19 AM
West African leaders push Guinea strongman on swift elections

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.
9/18/2021 1:06:13 AM
10,000 migrants packed under Texas bridge

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.
9/18/2021 1:04:28 AM
‘Threats of violence’ at US Capitol pro-Trump rally: police

‘Threats of violence’ at US Capitol pro-Trump rally: police

Washington was on high alert yesterday on the eve of a rally in support of the pro-Trump rioters who ransacked the US Capitol on January 6, with security forces better prepared to avoid a repeat of the mayhem.
9/18/2021 1:02:54 AM
Libya-Tunisia border reopens after 2 months

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.
9/18/2021 12:52:17 AM
Somalia accuses Djibouti of  detaining its security official

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.
9/18/2021 12:50:41 AM
Hanni penalty leads Gharafa to 1-0 victory over Al Ahli

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.
9/18/2021 12:49:31 AM
Fury as New Zealand abandon Pakistan tour after security alert

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.
9/18/2021 12:46:46 AM
International exodus casts shadow as IPL resumes in UAE

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.
9/18/2021 12:45:02 AM
Van Aert primed to shed nearly man championship tag at Worlds

Van Aert primed to shed nearly man championship tag at Worlds

Wout van Aert can round off a superb season by being crowned men’s world road race champion on home turf and shake off his tag of championship nearly man, giving Belgium a record-extending 27th rainbow jersey in male events.
9/18/2021 12:42:38 AM
Vinales buries his troubles to set pace in San Marino practice

Vinales buries his troubles to set pace in San Marino practice

Maverick Vinales put his troubles behind him to clock the best practice time yesterday for the San Marino Grand Prix.
9/18/2021 12:41:17 AM
Still a long way to go before Messi and co shine for PSG

Still a long way to go before Messi and co shine for PSG

After failing to impress in their first outing together, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe clearly have a long way to go before the most lethal attacking trio in the world, on paper, can produce the goods on the pitch for Paris St Germain.
9/18/2021 12:39:30 AM
Raducanu relives US Open glory on first night back home

Raducanu relives US Open glory on first night back home

Emma Raducanu revealed yesterday she spent her first night back in Britain watching a replay of her historic US Open final victory against Leylah Fernandez, admitting her achievement still had not fully sunk in.
9/18/2021 12:38:28 AM
Red Bull blame Verstappen’s slow Monza pitstop on FIA change

Red Bull blame Verstappen’s slow Monza pitstop on FIA change

Red Bull have blamed Max Verstappen’s fatefully slow Italian Grand Prix pitstop on human error resulting from a technical directive issued by Formula One’s governing body.
9/18/2021 12:37:14 AM
Sheikh Mohamed’s Millau triumphs in Chantilly

Sheikh Mohamed’s Millau triumphs in Chantilly

Looking an exciting prospect back down in trip, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalifa al-Thani’s Millau showed a flicker of class when taking the Prix de la Galerie des Cerfs, a Class 2 Conditions for three-year-olds at Chantilly yesterday.
9/18/2021 12:35:19 AM
Qatar go down fighting to China in tie-break

Qatar go down fighting to China in tie-break

Qatar went down fighting to China in a thrilling tie-break 3-2 (28-26, 21-25, 26-28, 25-19, 15-10) in the quarter-final stage of the 21st Asian Volleyball Championship in Chiba, Japan, yesterday.
9/18/2021 12:33:36 AM
Liverpool cannot waste points in tough season, says Klopp

Liverpool cannot waste points in tough season, says Klopp

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp is not surprised by the fine starts of their Premier League rivals and said yesterday that dropping points was not an option in another fiercely competitive season.
9/18/2021 12:26:49 AM
Chess legend sues over 'Queen’s Gambit' portrayal

Chess legend sues over 'Queen’s Gambit' portrayal

The world’s first female chess grandmaster, Nona Gaprindashvili, has filed a $5mn defamation lawsuit against Netflix over a line in its The Queen’s Gambit series, which her lawyers say is false and sexist.
9/18/2021 12:23:45 AM
Second Dutch minister resigns

Second Dutch minister resigns

The Dutch defence minister has become the second cabinet member to resign over the Afghan evacuation debacle as the widening scandal claims a growing number of Western political scalps.
9/18/2021 12:17:51 AM
Shura Council election campaign gathers momentum

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
9/18/2021 12:13:17 AM
Google, Apple ‘censor’ Navalny app as Russian elections open

Google, Apple ‘censor’ Navalny app as Russian elections open

Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny have accused Apple and Google of “censorship” after they removed opposition voting apps at the start of a three-day parliamentary election in Russia.
9/18/2021 12:06:10 AM
UN extends Afghan mission mandate

UN extends Afghan mission mandate

The UN Security Council voted yesterday to extend the UN mission in Afghanistan for six months and called on the Taliban to create an inclusive government.
9/18/2021 12:04:33 AM
UK to recognise Qatar-administered vaccines

UK to recognise Qatar-administered vaccines

England will recognise Qatar-administered vaccines starting from 4 October, British ambassador to Qatar Jon Wilks tweeted Friday.
9/17/2021 11:55:57 PM
Moderna shares rally cools over ‘booster’ doubts

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.
9/17/2021 11:51:28 PM