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Travel curbs expand as more cases reported

Travel curbs expand as more cases reported

Hong Kong expanded a ban on entry for non-residents from several countries as global health authorities raced to curb a potential outbreak of the Omicron virus, while Australia's cabinet will review containment steps on Tuesday after five tested positive.
11/30/2021 8:59:48 AM
Moderna CEO says vaccines likely less effective against Omicron

Moderna CEO says vaccines likely less effective against Omicron

The head of drugmaker Moderna said Covid-19 vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus as they have been against the Delta variant.
11/30/2021 8:46:43 AM
Vodafone achieves breakthrough in mmWave 5G trial

Vodafone achieves breakthrough in mmWave 5G trial

Vodafone Qatar has announced its latest milestone in the development of its world-class GigaNet 5G network, with the completion of Qatar’s first successful trial on the millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum
11/30/2021 12:38:49 AM
MoPH explains Covid-19 testing policy for travellers

MoPH explains Covid-19 testing policy for travellers

The MoPH has explained the Covid-19 testing policy for different categories of travellers coming to Qatar.
11/30/2021 12:35:41 AM
MoPH updates country lists based on Covid-19 risk

MoPH updates country lists based on Covid-19 risk

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has updated the Green and Red country lists, based on the level of Covid-19 risk, as part of its travel and return policy.
11/30/2021 12:27:23 AM
NZ’s last batting pair denies India as Test ends in a draw

NZ’s last batting pair denies India as Test ends in a draw

Debutant Rachin Ravindra and number 11 batsman Ajaz Patel combined in a stunning rearguard to secure New Zealand’s thrilling draw in the opening Test against India yesterday.
11/30/2021 12:23:53 AM
Messi claims record-extending seventh Ballon d'Or

Messi claims record-extending seventh Ballon d'Or

Argentina's Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or award for the best player in the world for a record-stretching seventh time on Monday, beating Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho to lift soccer's most prestigious trophy yet again.
11/30/2021 12:19:31 AM
Pakistan eye win after pacer Afridi picks up 5 wickets

Pakistan eye win after pacer Afridi picks up 5 wickets

Openers Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique each hit unbeaten fifties to put Pakistan in a commanding position in the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong yesterday.
11/30/2021 12:12:09 AM
England skipper Root plans talks with Rafiq

England skipper Root plans talks with Rafiq

England captain Joe Root said yesterday he stood by his statement that he could not recall witnessing any instances of racism at Yorkshire as English cricket grapples with the fallout from the scandal.
11/30/2021 12:06:00 AM
Qatar Post launches FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 official stamp

Qatar Post launches FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 official stamp

Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post) launched Monday the official stamp for the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021.
11/29/2021 11:58:35 PM
Seventh edition of GPDNet begins at Katara

Seventh edition of GPDNet begins at Katara

The seventh General Assembly of the Global Public Diplomacy Network (GPDNet) started at Katara — The Cultural Village Monday.
11/29/2021 11:54:46 PM
Special teams to secure teams, VIPs during Arab Cup

Special teams to secure teams, VIPs during Arab Cup

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has made special arrangements to ensure the security of VIPs and teams that take part in FIFA Arab Cup 2021.
11/29/2021 11:50:58 PM
Embellishing US-Qatar cultural exchange through culinary diplomacy

Embellishing US-Qatar cultural exchange through culinary diplomacy

Food and culinary skills could be utilised to enhance relations among people and introduce them to each other's culture within a warm atmosphere, pointed out American chef William Dissen, who is visiting Doha as part of the Qatar-USA Festival which concluded Monday
11/29/2021 11:48:50 PM
WHO flags risk as countries tighten curbs

WHO flags risk as countries tighten curbs

The WHO yesterday said the Omicron coronavirus variant carried a very high risk of infection surges as more countries closed their borders and reported cases of the new strain.
11/29/2021 11:46:28 PM
Qatar face Bahrain in opener in quest for maiden Arab Cup title

Qatar face Bahrain in opener in quest for maiden Arab Cup title

With just a year to go for their World Cup debut at home, the Qatar team is starting a crucial journey towards preparation for the football showpiece event.
11/29/2021 11:39:49 PM
Qatar 2022: A golden opportunity to build cultural bridges and change stereotypes

Qatar 2022: A golden opportunity to build cultural bridges and change stereotypes

The power of hosting the FIFA World Cup and Qatar’s preparations for the next edition of the tournament were discussed on day one of the Leaders Meet conference in Doha.
11/29/2021 11:33:22 PM
Europe’s big payday remains elusive even as inflation surges

Europe’s big payday remains elusive even as inflation surges

Visions of spiralling wage inflation in the euro zone have dominated the talking points of conservative central bankers in recent weeks as they called for a moderation in central bank stimulus.
11/29/2021 11:17:15 PM
Dignitaries arrive for FIFA Arab Cup opening

Dignitaries arrive for FIFA Arab Cup opening

A number of leaders arrived in Doha Monday to attend the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 inauguration.
11/29/2021 11:05:47 PM
Amir meets Lebanese president

Amir meets Lebanese president

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met at the Amiri Diwan office on Monday with Lebanese President General Michel Aoun and the accompanying delegation. During the meeting, developments of the situation in Lebanon were discussed.
11/29/2021 10:55:43 PM
MoI urges violators to make use of grace period to correct the resident status

MoI urges violators to make use of grace period to correct the resident status

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has urged expatriates to make use of the grace period to correct the legal status of those violating Law No 21 of 2015 that regulates the entry and exit of expatriates and their residence.
11/29/2021 10:47:15 PM
Katara Football Art exhibition begins

Katara Football Art exhibition begins

Displaying the legacy of the FIFA World Cup, the ‘Katara Football Art’ (KFA) exhibition was launched at Building 18 of Katara - The Cultural Village Monday. Katara general manager Prof Dr Khalid Ibrahim al-Sulaiti inaugurated the event in the presence of a number of dignitaries including diplomats.
11/29/2021 10:26:48 PM
Qatari-Saudi Follow-up Committee holds meet

Qatari-Saudi Follow-up Committee holds meet

The Qatari-Saudi Follow-up Committee held Monday its eighth meeting in Doha
11/29/2021 10:18:21 PM
Sheraton Grand Doha holds second Women’s Circle event

Sheraton Grand Doha holds second Women’s Circle event

As part of its continuous efforts to support and empower women, Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel held its second Women’s Circle event with a creative concept in collaboration with self-worth coach Anahi Ortiz-Prieto.
11/29/2021 10:06:06 PM
ECB tries to soothe on 3-decade high prices as Omicron lurks

ECB tries to soothe on 3-decade high prices as Omicron lurks

European Central Bank officials took to the airwaves to reassure citizens facing a once-in-generation spike in inflation that the squeeze on living costs won’t last, while also expressing confidence that the Omicron variant isn’t too much of a worry.
11/29/2021 9:59:50 PM
Russia and Saudi signal no rush on Omicron ahead of Opec+ meeting

Russia and Saudi signal no rush on Omicron ahead of Opec+ meeting

Russia and Saudi Arabia signalled on Monday there was no need for Opec+ to race to adjust oil output policy this week, as crude prices rebounded from last week’s slide with the worst fears about the impact of the Omicron variant on demand easing.
11/29/2021 9:57:24 PM
Doha Metro announces updates

Doha Metro announces updates

Qatar Rail has said the Ras Bu Abboud Metro station will not be accessible by car from 1pm Tuesday as well as on Dec 3, 4, 7 and 15
11/29/2021 9:52:53 PM
Exclusive Doha edition of Monopoly launched

Exclusive Doha edition of Monopoly launched

Monopoly Doha edition was launched Monday during a special event at The Pearl-Qatar Amphitheatre in the presence of the partners of the game and a good number of enthusiasts.
11/29/2021 9:50:37 PM
Amir to inaugurate Arab Cup tournament Tuesday

Amir to inaugurate Arab Cup tournament Tuesday

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will inaugurate Tuesday evening at Al Bayt Stadium, the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021, with the participation of a number of Their Excellencies, Their Highnesses, Heads of State and Heads of Delegation of Arab countries.
11/29/2021 9:32:30 PM
Nissan touts ‘pioneer’ status with new EV targets

Nissan touts ‘pioneer’ status with new EV targets

Nissan on Monday unveiled plans for electric and hybrid vehicles to make up half its global sales by 2030, with a top executive insisting the firm’s “pioneer” status would help it capture market share.
11/29/2021 9:29:04 PM
Asian markets fall again as investors assess virus threat to global recovery

Asian markets fall again as investors assess virus threat to global recovery

Asian markets fell again on Monday after last week’s painful rout fuelled by news of the Omicron virus strain but European stocks and oil rebounded strongly as investors try to assess its threat to the global economic recovery.
11/29/2021 9:27:55 PM
Qatar Museums announces extended timings during FIFA Arab Cup 2021

Qatar Museums announces extended timings during FIFA Arab Cup 2021

In the lead-up to Qatar hosting the FIFA Arab Cup 2021, Qatar Museums has announced extended timings for all museums, galleries, shops, cafés and restaurants within its network for the duration of the tournament.
11/29/2021 9:03:23 PM
Sheikh Mohamed elected chairman of board of directors of Masraf Al Rayan

Sheikh Mohamed elected chairman of board of directors of Masraf Al Rayan

In accordance with Chapter 4, Article (19) of the amended Articles of Association of Masraf Al Rayan, HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad bin Qassim al-Abdullah al-Thani has been appointed a member of the board representing the Qatar Investment Authority in place of HE Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari.
11/29/2021 8:57:27 PM