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Russia's Euro host imposes new restrictions as cases surge

Russia's Euro host imposes new restrictions as cases surge

Saint Petersburg on Monday imposed fresh restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus with cases rising in the city ahead of matches in the postponed Euro 2020 tournament.
6/21/2021 7:03:17 PM
Sotheby's diamond auction marks another bitcoin milestone

Sotheby's diamond auction marks another bitcoin milestone

A rare pear-shaped diamond that is expected to fetch up to $15 million can be bought at auction next month using cryptocurrencies, Sotheby's announced on Monday.
6/21/2021 6:42:44 PM
UK joins US, EU, Canada in fresh sanctions on Belarus

UK joins US, EU, Canada in fresh sanctions on Belarus

Britain on Monday said it had joined the United States, Canada and the European Union in imposing fresh sanctions on Belarus after the detention of an opposition journalist.
6/21/2021 6:34:49 PM
Amir opens the Qatar Economic Forum powered by Bloomberg

Amir opens the Qatar Economic Forum powered by Bloomberg

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani delivered the opening address at the Qatar Economic Forum Powered by Bloomberg under the patronage of His Highness this evening on June 21, 2021 under the theme "New Perspectives for Tomorrow".
6/21/2021 4:50:57 PM
Qatar participates in 19th GCC meeting of Directors of Public Administration Institutes

Qatar participates in 19th GCC meeting of Directors of Public Administration Institutes

The State of Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Administrative Development, labour and Social Affairs, participated in the 19th meeting of Directors of Institutes of Public Administration in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
6/21/2021 3:35:43 PM
70% of eligible population receives at least one dose of vaccine, 130 new cases

70% of eligible population receives at least one dose of vaccine, 130 new cases

88 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 among community and 42 among travellers were announced today.
6/21/2021 3:25:52 PM
Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs meets Qatar's Ambassador

Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs meets Qatar's Ambassador

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal Raghubir Mahaseth met with HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Nepal Yousef bin Mohammed Al Hail.
6/21/2021 3:19:46 PM
India's vaccinations hit record with free Covid shots

India's vaccinations hit record with free Covid shots

India gave out a record 5 million vaccine doses on Monday under a federal campaign to inoculate all adults for free after weeks of criticism that a chaotic rollout had worsened a second wave that killed hundreds of thousands.
6/21/2021 2:29:52 PM
Omani Ministry of Health records 2529 new cases of coronavirus, 31 deaths

Omani Ministry of Health records 2529 new cases of coronavirus, 31 deaths

The Omani Ministry of Health confirmed on Monday 2529 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) during the past 24 hours, bring the total number of positive Covid-19 cases to 250572.
6/21/2021 2:13:00 PM
Syria regime shelling on Idlib kills 9

Syria regime shelling on Idlib kills 9

Syrian government shelling on the rebel-controlled enclave of Idlib Monday killed at least nine people, including four civilians, a war monitor reported.
6/21/2021 2:06:47 PM
Shura Council welcomes Qatar's hosting of UN Counter-Terrorism Program office

Shura Council welcomes Qatar's hosting of UN Counter-Terrorism Program office

The Shura Council held its regular weekly meeting on Monday, under the chairmanship of HE the Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, via video conference at the Council's headquarters.
6/21/2021 1:39:35 PM
Dy PM and Foreign Minister receives copy of credentials of Saudi Ambassador

Dy PM and Foreign Minister receives copy of credentials of Saudi Ambassador

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani received on Monday a copy of the credentials of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
6/21/2021 1:13:16 PM
Customs foils bid to smuggle 17.5 Kg of  marijuana

Customs foils bid to smuggle 17.5 Kg of marijuana

The General Authority of Customs said Monday that the Air Cargo and Special Airports Department foiled an attempt to smuggle 17.5 Kg of marijuana in to the country
6/21/2021 12:40:04 PM
Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events

Up to 10,000 fans will be allowed at Tokyo Olympic events, organisers said Monday, warning competition could move behind closed doors if infections surge.
6/21/2021 12:23:59 PM
Fifth presidential hopeful arrested in Nicaragua

Fifth presidential hopeful arrested in Nicaragua

A fifth would-be candidate for the Nicaraguan presidency was detained Sunday, police said, part of a mounting crackdown by President Daniel Ortega ahead of elections this year.
6/21/2021 11:54:00 AM
India begins inoculating all adults with free shots

India begins inoculating all adults with free shots

India on Monday began a nationwide campaign of free Covid-19 shots for all adults after weeks of criticism that a chaotic rollout had caused acute shortages and intensified a deadly second wave that killed hundreds of thousands in April and May.
6/21/2021 11:32:25 AM
Bitcoin dives as China widens crackdown on crypto mining

Bitcoin dives as China widens crackdown on crypto mining

Bitcoin tumbled more than 10 per cent Monday after China broadened a crackdown on its massive cryptocurrency mining industry with a ban on mines in a key southwestern province.
6/21/2021 10:21:51 AM
Ethiopians vote in poll overshadowed by Tigray

Ethiopians vote in poll overshadowed by Tigray

Ethiopians began voting Monday in a closely-watched election taking place as famine grips the war-torn Tigray region and doubts linger about the credibility of the twice-delayed vote.
6/21/2021 9:55:11 AM
Australia deputy PM loses job in government climate split

Australia deputy PM loses job in government climate split

A climate change revolt in Australia's governing coalition on Monday brought in a new deputy prime minister likely to challenge the country's already hesitant moves to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
6/21/2021 9:44:55 AM
New US envoy for North Korea looks forward to 'positive response' on dialogue

New US envoy for North Korea looks forward to 'positive response' on dialogue

The United States' new top envoy for North Korea said on Monday in Seoul that he looks forward to a "positive response soon" on dialogue from North Korea.
6/21/2021 9:06:48 AM
Armenia PM party wins majority in snap polls

Armenia PM party wins majority in snap polls

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's party won 53.9 percent of the vote in snap parliamentary polls called in an effort to defuse a political crisis after a war with Azerbaijan, official results showed Monday.
6/21/2021 9:00:39 AM
Post-war Armenia votes in snap parliamentary polls

Post-war Armenia votes in snap parliamentary polls

Armenians voted yesterday in snap parliamentary elections called by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in an attempt to heal divisions after a disastrous war with Azerbaijan and reaffirm his mandate.
6/21/2021 2:00:31 AM
Navalny poisoning: US preparing new Russia sanctions

Navalny poisoning: US preparing new Russia sanctions

The United States is preparing fresh sanctions against Russia over the near-fatal poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, a top White House adviser warned yesterday.
6/21/2021 1:58:46 AM
French far-right eyes gains in regional polls

French far-right eyes gains in regional polls

The vote will pick new assemblies for mainland France’s 13 regions and 96 departments, with Le Pen’s National Rally (RN) tipped to win at least one region for the first time in what would be a major coup.
6/21/2021 1:57:26 AM
Key road reopened ahead of peace talks: Libya PM

Key road reopened ahead of peace talks: Libya PM

The head of Libya’s unity government yesterday said he had reopened the main coast road across the frozen front line, a gesture of progress in the fragile peace process, but eastern forces said the road remained closed.
6/21/2021 1:53:58 AM
Race to save African-American cemeteries from being ‘erased’

Race to save African-American cemeteries from being ‘erased’

Frank Washington was making preparations to bury his aunt in a small family cemetery in the historic Virginia community of Thoroughfare when he found a gate barring access to the graveyard.
6/21/2021 1:13:06 AM
Doubling of Earth energy imbalance is quite alarming

Doubling of Earth energy imbalance is quite alarming

It is alarming indeed that Earth’s energy imbalance approximately doubled during the 14-year period from 2005 to 2019.
6/21/2021 12:56:13 AM
Sheikha Reem’s Hoggar de l’Ardus dominates Qatar Derby in Chantilly

Sheikha Reem’s Hoggar de l’Ardus dominates Qatar Derby in Chantilly

The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC)-sponsored Qatar Derby des Pur-Sang Arabes de 4 Ans (Group 1 PA) was run at Chantilly yesterday and was landed by Hoggar de l’Ardus in the colours of HE Sheikha Reem bint Mohamed bin Khalifa al-Thani.
6/21/2021 12:38:46 AM
Indian embassy Open House on Thursday

Indian embassy Open House on Thursday

The Indian ambassador will hold an Open House on Thursday (June 24), from 3pm to listen to/redress any urgent labour and consular issues faced by Indian nationals in Qatar.
6/21/2021 12:20:46 AM
Verstappen denies Hamilton in French thriller

Verstappen denies Hamilton in French thriller

Max Verstappen won the French Grand Prix yesterday to extend his lead over Lewis Hamilton in the drivers’ title race and leave the world champion’s Mercedes team “with a big fight” to retain control of their Formula One fiefdom.
6/21/2021 12:18:58 AM
Sheikha Reem’s Hoggar de l’Ardus dominates Qatar Derby in Chantilly

Sheikha Reem’s Hoggar de l’Ardus dominates Qatar Derby in Chantilly

The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC)-sponsored Qatar Derby des Pur-Sang Arabes de 4 Ans (Group 1 PA) was run at Chantilly Sunday and was landed by Hoggar de l’Ardus in the colours of HE Sheikha Reem bint Mohamed bin Khalifa al-Thani.
6/21/2021 12:17:56 AM
World Cup facilities are 90 percent ready: Qatar’s ambassador to Mexico

World Cup facilities are 90 percent ready: Qatar’s ambassador to Mexico

Ambassador of Qatar to Mexico Mohamed bin Jassim al-Kuwari stated that about 90 percent of the facilities for the World Cup Qatar 2022 are ready.
6/21/2021 12:15:46 AM