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Bangladesh police break up opposition protest

Bangladesh police break up opposition protest

Bangladesh police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at opposition party supporters in the capital Dhaka yesterday as tension soared weeks before a general election.
11/15/2018 2:28:04 AM
It’s OK not to be OK, says Phelps

It’s OK not to be OK, says Phelps

Overcoming depression was far more challenging than all the other great feats in his life, according to US swimming legend Michael Phelps.
11/15/2018 2:24:53 AM
Lanka parliament sacks new PM, leaving power vacuum

Lanka parliament sacks new PM, leaving power vacuum

Sri Lanka’s parliament yesterday voted out the bitterly disputed government of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, removing one controversial figure but leaving the country in a power vacuum.
11/15/2018 2:24:28 AM
Sheikha Hind, Phelps at Friendship Bench

Sheikha Hind, Phelps at Friendship Bench

HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad al-Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation (QF), yesterday met with record-breaking Olympic swimmer and mental health campaigner Michael Phelps at the ‘Friendship Bench’ at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) 2018.
11/15/2018 2:23:19 AM
Israel minister quits after ceasefire, govt in turmoil

Israel minister quits after ceasefire, govt in turmoil

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation yesterday and called for early elections after a sharp disagreement over a Gaza ceasefire deal, throwing the government into turmoil.
11/15/2018 2:19:35 AM
PM meets Ukraine’s first vice-premier

PM meets Ukraine’s first vice-premier

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani yesterday met the First Vice-Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Stepan Kubiv, and his accompanying delegation, on the occasion of their visit to Qatar.
11/15/2018 2:19:23 AM
IMF praises Qatar’s prudent fiscal policy

IMF praises Qatar’s prudent fiscal policy

Significant fiscal and external buffers have enabled Qatar to successfully absorb the adverse shocks from the 2014-16 decline in oil prices and the diplomatic rift with its neighbours, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
11/15/2018 2:18:10 AM
Six-hour partial closure on G-Ring Road towards airport

Six-hour partial closure on G-Ring Road towards airport

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced a temporary closure of all lanes on a part of G-Ring Road en route from the Industrial Area to Hamad International Airport (HIA) for six hours, from 2am to 8am, tomorrow.
11/15/2018 2:16:59 AM
Kuwait to suspend work at ministries, schools today over unstable weather

Kuwait to suspend work at ministries, schools today over unstable weather

The Kuwaiti Cabinet has decided to suspend work at all ministries, state institutions, colleges and public and private schools today (Thursday) as a precautionary move due to unstable rainy weather.
11/15/2018 2:15:56 AM
Defence minister meets Pompeo

Defence minister meets Pompeo

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah met yesterday with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington, DC.
11/15/2018 2:13:13 AM
Qatar calls for urgent efforts to settle Palestinian issue

Qatar calls for urgent efforts to settle Palestinian issue

Qatar has underlined that the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory and the occupied Arab territories, in light of the ongoing Israeli violations, require urgent efforts to reach a radical settlement for the Palestinian issue.
11/15/2018 2:11:32 AM
Defiant Italy sets stage for budget showdown with EU

Defiant Italy sets stage for budget showdown with EU

Italy yesterday re-submitted its draft 2019 budget to the European Commission with the same growth and deficit assumptions as a draft rejected for breaking European Union rules, stepping up its showdown with the EU over its fiscal policy.
11/15/2018 2:10:56 AM
Qatar-US troops conclude joint exercise

Qatar-US troops conclude joint exercise

The Armed Forces concluded a joint exercise between the Qatar’s Amiri Land Forces and US forces – Eastern Action 19 – under the patronage and presence of HE the Chief of Staff of the Qatar Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen al-Ghanem.
11/15/2018 2:09:10 AM
Wolves at the door, Alpine shepherd can’t imagine any other life

Wolves at the door, Alpine shepherd can’t imagine any other life

He sleeps fully dressed, dreading a midnight wolf attack on the flock of sheep penned in close by his hut, high up in the French Alps.
11/15/2018 2:07:30 AM
Centre-right PM candidate fails to win Sweden House support

Centre-right PM candidate fails to win Sweden House support

Sweden’s parliament yesterday rejected centre-right Moderates party leader Ulf Kristersson as new prime minister in a vote, leaving no end in sight to the political deadlock that has gripped the country since a September election.
11/15/2018 2:03:37 AM
Minister meets Red Crescent official

Minister meets Red Crescent official

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi met the Undersecretary General for Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Dr Jemilah Mahmood, who’s currently visiting Qatar.
11/15/2018 2:00:02 AM
After aborted mission, Nasa astronaut confident about December launch

After aborted mission, Nasa astronaut confident about December launch

The American astronaut who will hitch the first ride on a Russian rocket since last month’s aborted launch and dramatic emergency landing is confident that her scheduled trip in December on a rocket that she calls a “workhorse” will go smoothly.
11/15/2018 1:58:08 AM
Resilience of residents in facing siege praised

Resilience of residents in facing siege praised

The Chairman of Doha International Centre for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID), Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh al-Nuaimi,
11/15/2018 1:57:03 AM
Health minister meets officials, dignitaries at WISH

Health minister meets officials, dignitaries at WISH

HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari, met yesterday with a number of delegates to World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) 2018 held at Qatar National Convention Center.
11/15/2018 1:46:03 AM
Call for responsible use of antibiotics in treatment plan

Call for responsible use of antibiotics in treatment plan

As part of a series of activities to mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week, held from November 12 to 19, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is advising the public that incorrect use, especially overuse, of antibiotics is making a growing number of infections harder to treat.
11/15/2018 1:40:39 AM
PHCC highlights key role of accountable care

PHCC highlights key role of accountable care

Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), in line with World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), has highlighted how primary healthcare is overcoming the challenges of treating elders with complex conditions.
11/15/2018 1:38:03 AM
$3mn Qatari grant for WHO to eradicate tropical diseases in Africa

$3mn Qatari grant for WHO to eradicate tropical diseases in Africa

The State of Qatar, represented by the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) signed yesterday a $3mn grant agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO), on the sidelines of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH).
11/15/2018 1:36:57 AM
Al-Attiyah poised to end record season in style

Al-Attiyah poised to end record season in style

The Qatari will also be bidding to break his own record of 13 wins in the Qatar round of the regional series
11/15/2018 1:32:32 AM
Casa Italia to showcase traditions and culture at Katara dhow festival

Casa Italia to showcase traditions and culture at Katara dhow festival

Casa Italia is set to showcase Qatar and Italy’s “authentic marine traditions” during the eighth edition of the Katara Traditional Dhow Festival, Italian ambassador Pasquale Salzano has said.
11/15/2018 1:29:22 AM
Afif strike helps Qatar shock Switzerland

Afif strike helps Qatar shock Switzerland

Akram Afif struck late in the match to help Qatar shock Switzerland 1-0 in an international friendly at the Stadio di Cornaredo in Luzano, Switzerland, yesterday.
11/15/2018 1:29:10 AM
QPO musicians surprise Qatar Airways passengers with mid-air concert

QPO musicians surprise Qatar Airways passengers with mid-air concert

Qatar Airways (QA) passengers on board flight QR279 from Doha to St Petersburg were treated to an exclusive surprise performance by members of Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO), who were travelling to Russia for a concert in St Petersburg, in celebration of the Qatar Russia 2018 Year of Culture.
11/15/2018 1:27:51 AM
Traffic safety meeting held for Asian school principals

Traffic safety meeting held for Asian school principals

The National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), in co-operation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, yesterday organised a meeting of the principals of Asian schools in the State of Qatar.
11/15/2018 1:25:00 AM
Chelsea to let Cahill leave on loan as a reward for his service

Chelsea to let Cahill leave on loan as a reward for his service

Chelsea are to reward their captain, Gary Cahill, for six years of fine service with a loan in January to secure more regular first-team football in a move which will effectively bring the curtain down on his career at Stamford Bridge.
11/15/2018 1:23:54 AM
8th Katara Traditional Dhow Festival ready to set sail

8th Katara Traditional Dhow Festival ready to set sail

The 8th Katara Traditional Dhow Festival will feature local, regional and international participants, including Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Turkey, India, Greece, Italy, and Zanzibar, among others, it was announced yesterday.
11/15/2018 1:23:14 AM
Ranieri to the rescue as Fulham sack Jokanovic

Ranieri to the rescue as Fulham sack Jokanovic

After 12 games, Fulham sit bottom of the pile with just five points and one win
11/15/2018 1:21:33 AM
HIA receives ‘Best Customer Experience’ initiative award

HIA receives ‘Best Customer Experience’ initiative award

Hamad International Airport (HIA) won the ‘Best Customer Experience’ Initiative Award at the Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia Awards 2018, which took place in Singapore, awarding the leading hub for transforming its terminal and bringing the FIFA World Cup experience to its travellers.
11/15/2018 12:54:25 AM
Concert draw winners named

Concert draw winners named

The exclusive draw for Gulf Times readers for tickets to the Neha Kakkar Live Concert has been held at the office of the event’s official media partners, Gulf Times.
11/15/2018 12:52:31 AM