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Pakistani community celebrates Urdu poetry in Mesaieed on National Day

Pakistani community celebrates Urdu poetry in Mesaieed on National Day

Pakistani community members recently organised a programme to celebrate Urdu poetry in connection with the Pakistan National Day celebrations at Al Banush Club in Mesaieed. Prominent members of the community, families and children attended the programme in large numbers.
4/2/2019 1:55:50 AM
Evenings well-lit and fully lived

Evenings well-lit and fully lived

Lighting displays have this magnetic quality about them; they can lure all comers, young and old, to hold them in thrall. The Aspire Wonderland Festival over the past few days has been no different as visitors flocked in their thousands to the famed park to enjoy fantasy characters come to life.
4/2/2019 1:52:33 AM
Larger than life artworks capturing time and memories

Larger than life artworks capturing time and memories

Taking on the subject of going down the memory lane and showcasing personal art collection is sometimes daunting but Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed al-Thani, Vice Chairperson of Qatar Museums Authority, Advisor for Cultural Affairs at Qatar Foundation
4/2/2019 1:47:56 AM
Sheikha Moza attends GU-Q knowledge event

Sheikha Moza attends GU-Q knowledge event

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation (QF), attended Georgetown University in Qatar’s ‘GU-Q 100: A Celebration of Knowledge’, a gala event to commemorate more than 100 books published by faculty and staff since the university’s doors opened in 2005.
4/2/2019 1:46:15 AM
Tech not-so-savvy

Tech not-so-savvy

Only three years ago, Silicon Valley was riding so high that Hillary Clinton seemed truly stumped when asked on The Ellen Show whether she’d rather have George Clooney as a running mate or Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
4/2/2019 1:44:59 AM
QM mulls more innovative exhibitions

QM mulls more innovative exhibitions

Qatar Museums (QM) is mulling to host more innovative exhibitions like the X-Ray Fashion virtual reality (VR) film aimed at providing the public with more unique and interactive shows.
4/2/2019 1:42:30 AM
MoTC joins Moushtarayat 2019

MoTC joins Moushtarayat 2019

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) is participating in the 4th Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘Moushtarayat 2019’, which concludes tomorrow.
4/2/2019 1:37:55 AM
MME takes part in Moushtarayat

MME takes part in Moushtarayat

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME)’s Tenders and Auctions Committee is taking part in the 4th Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘Moushtarayat 2019’. The MME is the golden sponsor of the event
4/2/2019 1:36:44 AM
Qatar to showcase economic strengths at Hannover Fair

Qatar to showcase economic strengths at Hannover Fair

Qatar aims to promote its industries and familiarise the global community with investment opportunities across the country, particularly in industries, said HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari.
4/2/2019 1:35:43 AM
Nama, QNL launch second edition of vision 2030 awareness campaign

Nama, QNL launch second edition of vision 2030 awareness campaign

The Social Development Centre ‘Nama’ of the Qatar Foundation for Social Work, in collaboration with the Qatar National Library (QNL), yesterday launched the second edition of the awareness campaign under the title ‘
4/2/2019 1:35:07 AM
QLC signs pact for executive education programme

QLC signs pact for executive education programme

Expanding executive leadership development through local partnerships, Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) signed a contract with Qatar Social Work (QSW) for the executive education programme, Basmati – a nine-month, senior administration training programme delivered in both English and Arabic.
4/2/2019 1:29:51 AM
Hunger stalks Mozambique after cyclone flattens crops

Hunger stalks Mozambique after cyclone flattens crops

Fulai Joaquim has enough food to feed his 10 children for another week, maybe two. Then, he says, it is in the hands of God.
4/2/2019 1:29:34 AM
Aramco lags Big Oil in profits per barrel due to higher taxes

Aramco lags Big Oil in profits per barrel due to higher taxes

The first official glimpse of Saudi Aramco’s financial performance has unveiled net income of $111.1bn last year, outstripping US behemoths including Apple Inc and Exxon Mobil Corp. But accounts published before the firm’s debut in the international bond market also show Aramco
4/2/2019 1:28:52 AM
Nissan showroom hosts training on installing infant car seats

Nissan showroom hosts training on installing infant car seats

Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Company (SHM), authorised Nissan distributor, has hosted the first workshop offered through Ghalai, Qatar’s National Child Passenger Safety Programme.
4/2/2019 1:27:55 AM
Opec output hits four-year low on supply cuts, Venezuela blackouts

Opec output hits four-year low on supply cuts, Venezuela blackouts

Opec oil supply sank to a four-year low in March, a Reuters survey found, as Saudi Arabia over-delivered on the group’s supply-cutting pact while Venezuelan output fell further due to sanctions and power outages.
4/2/2019 1:27:32 AM
Strong winds, thunderstorms forecast

Strong winds, thunderstorms forecast

The Met department has forecast strong winds and thunderstorms in Qatar today, a day after the country experienced severe dusty conditions and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) cautioned the public to take necessary precautions in view of the adverse weather.
4/2/2019 1:26:00 AM
‘Global gold demand will rise to four-year high in 2019’

‘Global gold demand will rise to four-year high in 2019’

Global demand for gold in 2019 will rise to the highest in four years as higher consumption by jewellers offsets a fall in purchases by central banks, an industry report said yesterday. The world will consume 4,370 tonnes of gold this year, the most since 2015 and up slightly from 4,364 tonnes
4/2/2019 1:24:43 AM
Al-Hammadi meets APU chief

Al-Hammadi meets APU chief

HE the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary-General Dr Ahmed bin Hassan al-Hammadi met the head of the African Parliamentary Union (APU) and president of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso Alassane Bala Sakande, who is currently visiting Qatar.
4/2/2019 1:24:30 AM
Asia bourses build on gains as China data lifts investors’ optimism

Asia bourses build on gains as China data lifts investors’ optimism

Asian markets rallied yesterday, building on last week’s healthy gains with investors buoyed by optimism over China-US trade talks and forecast-busting Chinese factory data.
4/2/2019 1:23:12 AM
US retail sales decline as economy slows

US retail sales decline as economy slows

US retail sales unexpectedly fell in February, the latest sign economic growth has shifted into low gear as stimulus from $1.5tn in tax cuts and increased government spending fades. There was, however, some encouraging news on the economy.
4/2/2019 1:21:09 AM
Wall Street is getting cut out of bond market it long dominated

Wall Street is getting cut out of bond market it long dominated

The banks that have stood in the middle of the corporate bond market for decades are increasingly getting pushed aside. Electronic marketplaces like MarketAxess Holdings Inc, Tradeweb Markets LLC and Liquidnet Holdings Inc say that more of the company bond trades that happen on their platforms are b
4/2/2019 1:18:11 AM
Census meaningless without citizenship question: Trump

Census meaningless without citizenship question: Trump

President Donald Trump yesterday injected himself into one of the most consequential cases of the current Supreme Court term, saying the nation’s 2020 census would be “meaningless” without adding a citizenship question to the questionnaire.
4/2/2019 1:17:07 AM
Europe stock markets extend gains on China turnaround

Europe stock markets extend gains on China turnaround

Stock markets rallied yesterday, building on strong pre-weekend gains, with investors buoyed by forecast-busting Chinese manufacturing.
4/2/2019 1:16:34 AM
Waqif, Al Wakrah souqs to stage April Festival’

Waqif, Al Wakrah souqs to stage April Festival’

Souq Waqif and Souq Al Wakrah will host the ‘April Festival’ starting from April 5. Director of Souq Waqif Mohamed al-Salem said in a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA),
4/2/2019 1:16:07 AM
New Zealand PM hails ‘important’ China relations

New Zealand PM hails ‘important’ China relations

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday played up her country’s “critically important” ties with China while President Xi Jinping called for “mutual trust” amid tensions stemming from security concerns over Chinese telecom giant Huawei.
4/2/2019 1:13:02 AM
New benefits for building citizens’ residential villas

New benefits for building citizens’ residential villas

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) held a workshop yesterday for accredited engineering consultancies on latest developments in the building permits systems and the new conditions for developing residential villas according to the country’s comprehensive urban plan.
4/2/2019 1:12:42 AM
New QIB branch

New QIB branch

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has announced the official opening of a new branch at the Amiri Guard in Al Rayan.
4/2/2019 1:11:34 AM
27 killed as freak storm batters Nepal district

27 killed as freak storm batters Nepal district

A freak storm tore down houses and overturned cars and trucks as it swept across southern Nepal killing at least 27 people and leaving more than 600 injured, officials said yesterday as a major rescue operation gathered pace.
4/2/2019 12:54:07 AM
Ooredoo in pact to offer Karwa smartcard top-ups

Ooredoo in pact to offer Karwa smartcard top-ups

Ooredoo has announced a new partnership with Mowasalat, the public transportation company, to offer Karwa smartcard top-ups instantly via Ooredoo Mobile Money.
4/2/2019 12:46:15 AM
Comedian takes huge lead in Ukraine vote

Comedian takes huge lead in Ukraine vote

comedian with no political experience has taken a commanding lead in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election, offering a fresh face to voters fed up with corruption in a country on the front line of the West’s standoff with Russia.
4/2/2019 12:38:10 AM
Success shreds JR’s Louvre art illusion

Success shreds JR’s Louvre art illusion

A whimsical collage in the courtyard of France’s Louvre art museum had a short shelf life after a swarm of tourists and art lovers left it in shreds.
4/2/2019 12:34:44 AM
W Bengal is ‘problematic’, so 7 rounds of polling: EC

W Bengal is ‘problematic’, so 7 rounds of polling: EC

The Election Commission yesterday said it was not possible to declare all polling booths in West Bengal as ‘sensitive’ but the seven-phase election was decided as the state was ‘problematic’.
4/2/2019 12:28:42 AM