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Nine of world's top-ten confirmed for Qatar Total Open 2021

Nine of world's top-ten confirmed for Qatar Total Open 2021

Tennis lovers are in for a splendid time as nine of the world's top-ten players have confirmed their participation at this year's Qatar Total Open to be held from March 1 to 6 at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex in Doha.

Borders tighten around world as coronavirus curfew fury spills over

Borders tighten around world as coronavirus curfew fury spills over

Border restrictions were being tightened around the world Monday in the face of an unrelenting coronavirus threat, after a weekend in which anger at social distancing rules bubbled over into fiery clashes in the Netherlands.

AstraZeneca's 'vaccine for the world' can be 90% effective

AstraZeneca's 'vaccine for the world' can be 90% effective

AstraZeneca said on Monday its Covid-19 vaccine could be as much as 90% effective, giving the world's fight against the global pandemic a new weapon, cheaper to make, easier to distribute and faster to scale-up than rivals.

Fears world's biggest trade deal could spark conflicts, hurt farmers

Fears world's biggest trade deal could spark conflicts, hurt farmers

An Asia-Pacific trade deal backed by China could hurt small scale farmers, cause more land conflicts, and leave workers in poorer nations without protection as they struggle to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, human rights groups said on Friday.

QU improves THE rankings by subjects

QU improves THE rankings by subjects

Qatar University (QU) has improved in all subject areas according to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subjects 2021.

QF’S Global Goals week virtual events invite the world to join the search for vital solutions

QF’S Global Goals week virtual events invite the world to join the search for vital solutions

As the world comes together with the aim of accelerating progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Qatar Foundation (QF) is contributing to this vital global conversation ...

Kahramaa enters Guinness World Records for largest drinking water storage tank in the world

Kahramaa enters Guinness World Records for largest drinking water storage tank in the world

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) achieved a new world record for the State of Qatar by entering the Guinness World Records for Largest Drinking Water Storage Tank.

World pledges 250 million euros for Lebanon's people: France

World pledges 250 million euros for Lebanon's people: France

World leaders on Sunday pledged more than 250 million euros for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to be delivered ‘directly’ to a population reeling from the deadly port blast in Beirut.

Gold hits record high on haven demand as markets rally sputters

Gold hits record high on haven demand as markets rally sputters

Gold hit a record high Monday as investors rushed into the safe-haven on concerns about China-US tensions, a spike in virus infections around the world and a lack of progress on a new stimulus bill in Washington.

Asian stock markets end mixed as virus spikes around world

Asian stock markets end mixed as virus spikes around world

Asian equities were mixed on Monday as a spike in new coronavirus infections across the planet forced governments to impose fresh containment measures, fuelling fears about the stuttering economic recovery.

‘World went mad’ with lockdowns, says Sweden’s Covid expert

‘World went mad’ with lockdowns, says Sweden’s Covid expert

The man behind Sweden’s controversial Covid-19 strategy has characterised lockdowns imposed across much of the globe as a form of “madness” that flies in the face of what is known about handling viral outbreaks.

A giant leap to the wider world--the Qatari example

A giant leap to the wider world--the Qatari example

Dr Mohan Thomas, a longtime resident of the country and a prominent Indian community member who has been in the forefront of several humanitarian and charitable initiatives ...