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Premium gasoline gets dearer

The price difference betweenpremium-grade and super-grade gasoline has dropped from 15 to 10 dirhams as QatarEnergy announced the fuel prices forFebruary.The premium-grade gasoline will cost QR2 per litre in February, 5 dirhams more than its price in...

Feb 01, 2023
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Qatar-Japan talks touch upon Ukraine war, Israeli aggression, visa waiver for Qataris

QNATokyoThe Russia-Ukraine war, Israeli aggression in Palestinian territories and hassle-free entry for Qataris to Japan dominated talks at the second Qatar-Japan Strategic Dialogue held in Tokyo on Tuesday.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of...

Feb 01, 2023
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304 marriages, 106 divorces in Dec

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,...

Feb 01, 2023
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Japanese PM meets with Qatari foreign minister

QNATokyoPrime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida met with Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani during his current visit to Japan, on the sidelines of the second strategic dialogue between the two countries.Both sides discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations in all fields and...

Feb 01, 2023
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FM meets with head of Japanese entity for Qatar ties

QNADohaDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani met with Member of the Japanese House of Representatives and President of the Japanese Parliamentary Association for Friendship with Qatar, Toshihiro Nikai, in Japan on Monday.They discussed bilateral relations and ways of supporting and...

Jan 31, 2023
Abdulilah Sulaiman Al Eidi, Vice President of International Sales; Abdulla M Al Mousa, Senior Manager of Planning and Bilateral Relations, and Ahmed Al Rayes, Chairman of Al Rayes Group, jointly open Flynas office in Doha

Saudi carrier Flynas opens office in Doha

Tribune News NetworkDohaFlynas, the only budget airline that operates daily flights from Doha to Jeddah and Riyadh, has opened an office in Doha. It 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...

Jan 31, 2023
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Qatar condemns mosque bombing in Pakistan

Qatar condemned and denounced the suicide bombing of a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, which killed several dozen people and injured more than 150 worshippers on Monday.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated Qatar’s firm stance that rejects violence and terrorism, regardless of the motives and reasons. The ministry expressed Qatar’s condolences to the families of the...

Jan 31, 2023
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Amir chairs 2023’s first meeting of Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment

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 the Council’s first meeting of 2023 at Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim Majlis at the Amiri Diwan on Monday morning.The Deputy Amir HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani, the Deputy Chairman of the Council, attended the meeting along with...

Jan 31, 2023
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World Cup likely to inspire 40 mn people to visit Qatar

Satyendra PathakDohaAn estimated 5 billion people from all over the world watched FIFA World Cup 2022 matches remotely, catching on their screens the tantalizing glimpses of the host country. And the sights are likely to inspire at least 40 million people to visit Qatar, according to ValuStrat.FIFA estimated a cumulative attendance of 3.4 million spectators, including 1.2 million international...

Jan 31, 2023
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Costa Toscana brings 3,426 tourists to Qatar

The Doha Port on Sunday received 3,426 tourists aboard the Italian cruise ship ‘Costa Toscana’, which is on its third trip to the country during the cruise season 2022-2023. Costa Toscana arrived in Qatar in January 2023. The Italian-flagged vessel is one of the most innovative and eco-friendly ships with water games, swimming pools, hot tubs, restaurants and entertainment halls. The current...

Jan 30, 2023
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Sheikh Hamad Award winners honoured

QNADohaOn behalf of His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, HE Sheikh Thani bin Hamad Al Thani honoured the winners of the Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Doha on Sunday.The ceremony was attended by several dignitaries, ministers and envoys as well as writers, translators and researchers. — PG 16

Jan 30, 2023
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GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup to be held at Fuwairit Kite Beach

Tribune News NetworkDohaThe Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup 2023 will launch this year’s Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour at Fuwairit Kite Beach, from January 31 to February 4, 2023.The event is free to watch for visitors, who will be treated to an exhilarating display of freestyle kiting, which focusses on big air tricks, loops and jumps. The competition’s prize pool ensures that...

Jan 30, 2023
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Kuwait envoy appointed as new GCC chief

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Sunday announced the appointment of Jassim Muhammad Al Budaiwi, Kuwait’s ambassador to Washington, as its new Secretary-General as of February 1.Jassim Muhammad Al Budaiwi received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah in 1991. In 1992, he was appointed as a diplomatic attache at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the office of the Deputy...

Jan 30, 2023
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Amir meets with French minister of economy and finance

QNADohaHis Highness the Amir of the State ofQatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met with Minister of Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty of France Bruno Le Maire and an accompanyingdelegation, at Sheikh Abdullah Bin JassimMajlis in Amiri Diwan on Sunday.The two sides discussed aspects ofcooperation between the two countries and prospects for strengthening and developing them,...

Jan 30, 2023
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QatarEnergy acquires 30% interest in two offshore exploration blocks in Lebanon

Tribune News NetworkDohaQatarEnergy has entered into agreements with the Lebanese government, TotalEnergies and Eni to become a partner in two exploration blocks offshore Lebanon.Pursuant to the terms of the agreements signed in Beirut on Sunday, QatarEnergy will hold a 30 percent working interest in the exploration and production agreements pertaining to Blocks 4 and 9, marking QatarEnergy’s...

Jan 30, 2023
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Mein Schiff 6 arrives at Doha Port

Cruise ship Mein Schiff 6 arrived at Doha Port on Saturday on its second call in the 2022-’23 cruise season, with 3,319 passengers and crew members on board. Operated by German-based cruise line TUI Cruises, Mein Schiff 6 sails under the flag of Malta and is one of the largest in company’s fleet, measuring 295 m long, 35.8 m wide, and 8 m draft. It offers space for up to 2,534 passengers and...

Jan 29, 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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