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Mwani Qatar receives 226 vessels in January 2023

QNADohaQatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) received 226 vessels and 111,622 TEUs in January 2023.Mwani Qatar recorded a 59 percent growth in transhipment containers in January 2023 compared to January 2022.Building materials and livestock...

Feb 01, 2023
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QFA President Sheikh Hamad elected to FIFA Council

QNADohaPresident of Qatar Football Association (QFA) Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani was elected as a member of the FIFA Council, the main decision-making authority of world football's governing body, at the 33rd Asian Football...

Feb 01, 2023
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Hamad International Airport launches next-gen Wi-Fi service

QNADohaHamad International Airport (DOH) has announced the launch of the next-generation Wi-Fi service, empowered by Cisco technologies, across its state-of-the-art terminal to further enhance the airport's passenger experience. Through...

Feb 01, 2023
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Cabinet approves draft law amending some provisions of Labour Law

QNADohaPrime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the Cabinet's regular meeting held on Wednesday at its seat at the Amiri Diwan.Following the meeting, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs issued the following statement: The Cabinet considered the topics on its agenda as follows: 1-...

Feb 01, 2023
FILE - In this image taken from a video, Sean Turnell, an economist at Australia's Macquarie University, speaks in Sydney, Australia on Nov. 28, 2013. Australia announced Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, targeted financial sanctions and travel bans against "individuals responsible for egregious human rights abuses" in Myanmar two years after a military junta seized powe rin the country. Two successive Australian governments had resisted calls to impose sanctions on Myanmar since the coup on Feb. 1, 2021, while Turnell, an adviser to Myanmar's elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was detained by the military. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP, File)

Australia targets Myanmar, Iran with economic sanctions

Australia on Wednesday announced targeted financial sanctions and travel bans against “individuals responsible for egregious human rights abuses” in Myanmar two years after a military junta seized power in the Southeast Asian country.Australia also imposed additional sanctions on Iranian individuals and entities over “abhorrent abuses of...

Feb 01, 2023
FILE - Former U.N. Ambassador and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks during the Iowa Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner, on June 24, 2021, in West Des Moines, Iowa. Haley is moving closer to making her presidential campaign official. On Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023, supporters of the former South Carolina governor will get an email invitation to a Feb. 15 launch event in Charleston, at which she plans to announce her campaign, according to a person familiar with the plans but not authorized to speak publicly about them. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Nikki Haley planning Feb 15 launch for 2024 White House bid

Nikki Haley is moving closer to making her presidential campaign official.On Wednesday, supporters of the former South Carolina governor will get an email invitation to a Feb 15 launch event in Charleston, at which she plans to announce her campaign, according to a person familiar with the plans but not authorized to speak publicly about them.News...

Feb 01, 2023
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304 marriages, 106 divorces in Qatar in December: PSA

Tribune News NetworkDohaAccording to a Planning and Statistics Authority report, there was a divorce for practically every third marriage in Qatar in December.While 304 couples got married, 106 pairs finalised their divorces in December.Meanwhile, Qatar's population jumped to 2.91 million in December 2022 from 2.68 million in December 2021. Of the total current population, 2.1 million (72...

Jan 31, 2023
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Messi says World Cup trophy called out to him in beautiful Lusail Stadium

QNADohaWorld Cup triumphant Lionel Messi hailed the Lusail Iconic Stadium where the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 finale was played for the first time in the Middle East and Arab region.Speaking to the Argentine Urbana Play radio station, the 35-year-old said that he saw the cup sparkling in a beautiful stadium and calling out to him to lift it.The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner lifted his...

Jan 31, 2023
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Premium gasoline gets dearer as Qatar fuel prices for February are out

Tribune News NetworkDohaThe price difference between premium-grade and super-grade gasoline has dropped from 15 to 10 dirhams as QatarEnergy announced the fuel prices for February.The premium-grade gasoline will cost QR2 per litre in February, 5 dirhams more than its price in JanuaryMeanwhile, the super-grade gasoline will retail at QR2.10 per litre, and diesel is priced at QR2.05. Both the fuel...

Jan 31, 2023
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UK expected to be only major country to shrink in 2023: IMF

The UK economy will shrink and perform worse than other advanced economies, including Russia, as the cost of living continues to hit households, the International Monetary Fund has said.The IMF said the economy will contract by 0.6% in 2023, rather than grow slightly as previously predicted.However, the IMF also said that after the Autumn Statement plans it thinks the UK is now "on the right...

Jan 31, 2023
A woman carries her child as they evacuate from a residential building which was hit by a Russian rocket at the city center of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. Russian shelling killed at least five people and wounded 13 others during the previous 24 hours, Ukrainian authorities said Monday as the Kremlin’s and Kyiv’s forces remained locked in combat in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Andrii Marienko)

5 Ukrainian civilians killed as warring sides mull next move

Fighting remained largely deadlocked Monday in eastern Ukraine where Russian shelling killed five civilians over the past day, according to Ukrainian officials, as the warring sides sized up their needs for renewed military pushes expected in coming weeks.The casualties included a woman who was killed and three others who were wounded by the Russian shelling of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest...

Jan 31, 2023
A member of the Incident Management Team coordinates the search for a radioactive capsule that was lost in transit by a contractor hired by Rio Tinto, at the Emergency Services Complex in Cockburn, Australia, in this undated handout photo. Department of Fire and Emergency Services/Handout via REUTERS

Australia’s nuclear safety agency joins search for missing radioactive capsule

Australia’s nuclear safety agency said on Tuesday it had joined a week-long search for a tiny radioactive capsule missing in the west of the country that sparked a radiation alert.The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is working with the Western Australian government to locate the capsule, it said in a statement.The capsule, believed to have fallen from a truck,...

Jan 31, 2023
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Flynas opens office in Doha

Tribune News NetworkDohaFlynas, the only budget airline which operates daily flights from Doha to Jeddah and Riyadh, has opened its office in Doha. The office is located at Farrej Abdul Azeez on B Ring Road, adjacent to Avens Travel and Tours. Abdulilah Sulaiman Al Eidi, Vice President of International Sales; Abdulla M Al Mousa, senior manager of planning and bilateral relations, and Ahmed Al...

Jan 30, 2023
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FM meets with president of Japanese Parliamentary Association for Friendship with Qatar

QNADohaHE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met on Monday during his current visit to Japan with HE Member of the Japanese House of Representatives and President of the Japanese Parliamentary Association for Friendship with the State of Qatar Toshihiro Nikai.During the meeting, they discussed bilateral cooperation relations and ways of...

Jan 30, 2023
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Amir chairs first meeting of Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment of 2023

QNADohaHis Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment, chaired on Monday morning the Council's first meeting of 2023 at Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Majlis at the Amiri Diwan.HH the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani, the Deputy Chairman of the Council, attended the meeting along with...

Jan 30, 2023
Army soldiers and police officers clear the way for ambulances rushing toward a bomb explosion site, at the main entry gate of police offices, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. A powerful bomb went off Monday near a mosque and police offices in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least a few people and wounding some 70 worshippers, police and government officials said. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

Suicide bomber kills 20, injures 96 at mosque in Pakistan

A suicide bomber struck Monday inside a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least 20 people and wounding as many as 96 worshippers, officials said.No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, said Saddique Khan, a senior police official in Peshawar who gave the latest casualty tolls, but the Pakistani Taliban have been blamed in similar suicide attacks...

Jan 30, 2023
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HIA passenger traffic more than doubles to nearly 36 mn in 2022

Tribune News NetworkDohaPassenger traffic at Hamad International Airport (HIA) more than doubled in 2022 as it welcomed 35.7 million passengers throughout the year, an increase of 101.9 percent year-on-year.The airport also saw an increase in overall aircraft movements, which jumped 28.2 percent...

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ALGERIAn NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATed

(From left) Minister of Municipality HE Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaei, Algeria’s Ambassador to Qatar HE Dr Mestafa Boutora, Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, Minister of Justice HE Masoud bin Mohammed Al Ameri, HE Ibrahim Abdullah Fakhro and HE Ali Ibrahim Ahmed at an event to...

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Lionel Messi reacts during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Stade de Reims at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on January 29, 2023. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)
Messi wishes Maradona had witnessed Argentina’s World Cup 2022 triumph

STATS Perform/dpaLionel Messi wishes Diego Maradona had been able to hand him the World Cup trophy last month, but he has no regrets over the time it took him to lead Argentina to football’s greatest prize.Messi inspired Argentina to their fourth World Cup in Qatar last year, winning the Golden...

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Commercial Bank named ‘Best Trade Finance Provider’ in Qatar by Global Finance

Tribune News NetworkDohaFor the fourth consecutive year, Commercial Bank, the most innovative digital bank in Qatar, has been named the Best Trade Finance Provider in Qatar by Global Finance, the world’s leading publication that recognises excellence in the financial industry. This award...

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