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Beckham praises Qatar Foundation's accessibility services to people with disabilities

QNADohaEnglish football star David Beckham called on young talents to enjoy playing sports, especially football, which requires dedication to work hard and sometimes make sacrifices.This came during Beckham's visit to a number of facilities of...

Dec 07, 2022
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Qatar 2022 sees no major security incidents so far: MoI 

The security authorities, represented by the Ministry of Interior and the Safety and Security Operation Committee of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, organized a press conference on Wednesday at the Officers Club of the General Directorate of Civil...

Dec 07, 2022
Yasonna Laoly, Indonesian Minister of Law and Human Rights, receives the new criminal code report from Bambang Wuryanto, head of the parliamentary commission overseeing the revision, during a parliamentary plenary meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 6, 2022. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
Indonesia bans sex outside marriage in new criminal code

Indonesia's parliament on Tuesday banned sex outside marriage with a punishment of up to one year in jail, despite worries the laws may scare away tourists from its shores and harm investment.Lawmakers approved a new criminal code which will...

Dec 07, 2022
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Selfies, music, sports, books and military parades reflect Qatar 2022 buzz at Katara

The Katara Cultural Village continues to present a diverse panorama of events and activities within its festive program for the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, with a remarkable presence of visitors, both foreign tourists of various nationalities and fans of participating World Cup teams.The Katara Cultural Village, with its various aesthetics...

Dec 06, 2022
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GCC residents can enter Qatar without Hayya Card or World Cup ticket from Tuesday

Tribune News NetworkDohaCitizens and residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries can enter Qatar without Hayya Card for non-ticket holders as of Tuesday (December 6, 2022), the Ministry of Interior has announced.GCC residents coming through Qatar's Bu Samra border crossing will have to park their vehicles at the border and use a...

Dec 06, 2022
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Ronaldo reaches $212 million deal with Saudi club Al-Nassr

Tribune News NetworkDohaSaudi Arabian football club Al-Nassr has reached an agreement with Cristiano Ronaldo, beIN SPORTS has confirmed.According to Spanish media outlet Marca, Ronaldo is set to put pen to paper on a $212 million per season deal (€200 million). He will be joining the club in January after the talks of a deal being...

Dec 05, 2022
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Visitors to Qatar exceed pre-pandemic levels in October

Tribune News NetworkDohaThere were plenty of reasons to visit Qatar in October. Qatar Tourism (QT) data reveals that a suite of events, new launches and impending football fever drove visitor numbers during the month to nearly 180,000 – a six year high.Throughout 2022, visitors have steadily increased month on month, and the latest October figures exceeded pre-pandemic numbers by nearly a third...

Dec 05, 2022
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Amir leads well-wishers to welcome UAE president

QNADohaHH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani led well-wishers to welcome his brother HH President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan upon his arrival and the accompanying delegation at the Amiri Terminal of Hamad International Airport on Monday morning on an official visit to the country.Also present to welcome HH President of the United Arab Emirates were HH...

Dec 05, 2022
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Sheikha Mayassa inaugurates TotalEnergies playground at NMoQ

QNADohaChairperson of the Board of Trustees of Qatar Museums (QM) H E Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani inaugurated yesterday the TotalEnergies stadium in Qatar located in National Museum of Qatar which offers a distinguished experience for families to explore the history of energy in Qatar through the purposeful play.The inauguration ceremony was attended by Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies...

Dec 05, 2022
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Hats off to Qatar for hosting an incredible World Cup: British PM

Tribune News NetworkDohaBritish Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has praised Qatar for hosting an incredible World Cup so far.“Hats off to Qatar for hosting an incredible World Cup so far. The group stages will be remembered as one of the all-time greats,” Sunak said in a tweet.The British PM’s tweet came just hours before the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group 16 match between England and Senegal.

Dec 04, 2022
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Qatar shares its experience in securing World Cup with host countries of next edition

QNADohaIn the Security Operations Center for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the work of the security "monitoring" program began, which is organized over a period of five days by the Security and Safety Operations Committee (SSOC) of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, in cooperation with the organizers of the tournament and the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) project (Stadia).The...

Dec 04, 2022
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Fans’ Cup unites football lovers at Qatar 2022

Tribune News NetworkDohaFootball fans representing all 32 qualified nations for Qatar 2022 took part in the Fans’ Cup – held on the sidelines of the FIFA World Cup.The four-day tournament, held at the FIFA Fan Festival in Al Bidda Park, was organised by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) as part of its fan engagement activities. The five-a-side tournament reflected the same...

Dec 04, 2022
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Do not travel to World Cup stadiums without tickets: Supreme Committee

Tribune News NetworkDohaAll attendees at FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 matches are required to hold the appropriate ticket, the Supreme Committee has said."Please do not travel to stadiums without holding a valid match ticket.Instances of fans attempting to gain access to stadiums without holding the correct ticket are taken seriously by our security teams and will be dealt with accordingly.We would...

Dec 03, 2022
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Groundbreaking facts and figures as Qatar 2022 group stage wraps up

After 13 days and 48 matches, the first edition of the FIFA World Cup to be hosted in the Middle East and Arab world has presented an array of facts and figures, starting with a cumulative stadium attendance of 2.45 million spectators. That equals an average of 96% occupancy and is higher than the corresponding 2.17 million figure for the 2018 edition. The highest attendance in the history of the...

Dec 03, 2022
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World Cup in Qatar united the world and brought peoples closer: Indonesian minister

Khalid TawalbehDohaThose who travel to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will have the full opportunity to get acquainted with a model of an Islamic country with all its culture, values and customs, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia HE Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno has said.In an exclusive interview with the Qatar Tribune, the Indonesian minister stressed that Qatar was able to...

Dec 03, 2022
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FIFA Fan Festival  at Al Bidda Park welcomes 1,000,000 fans

Tribune News NetworkDohaTHE FIFA Fan Festival at Al Bidda Park has welcomed more than 1 million fans since opening on the eve of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.To celebrate the milestone, the lucky 1 millionth fan received a pair of tickets to the FIFA World Cup final at Lusail Stadium on December 18.Local resident Haytham Mokhtar, originally from Egypt, and his best friend Sara, won the tickets,...

Dec 03, 2022
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Qatar 2022 group Stage best ever, says FIFA chief

QNADohaFIFA President Gianni Infantino has described the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 as the ‘best ever,’ following dramatic matches across all eight groups, record-breaking attendances and television audience figures across the world, and the FIFA Fan Festival in Doha proving hugely popular with...

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Empower 2022 Youth Conference kicks off on sidelines of WC 2022

Tribune News NetworkDohaEducation Above All (EAA) Foundation’s Empower Youth Conference kicked off on Wednesday in the heart of the World Cup celebrations at the FIFA Fan Festival with inspiring stories about the role of football off the pitch from top athletes.The theme for this year’s renowned...

TOPSHOT - Portugal's forward #07 Cristiano Ronaldo and teammates celebrate after Portugal's forward #26 Goncalo Ramos scores his team's first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between Portugal and Switzerland at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on December 6, 2022. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)
CR7 hails Portugal’s ‘historic’ win

Vinay NayuduDohaSoon after a tumultuous night, Cristiano Ronaldo hailed Portugal's win over a hapless Switzerland at the Lusail Stadium as "historic" – in a match in which he was dropped by head coach Fernando Santos.Ronaldo did come off the bench and had a goal rightly ruled offside, before...

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QCB’s foreign currency reserves surge 6.82% to QR224 billion in Nov

QNADoha The foreign currency reserves and liquidity of the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) increased by 6.82 percent to reach QR223.985 billion in November compared to QR209.675 billion in November 2021.The figures issued by the QCB on Wednesday showed that QCB’s official reserves increased by the end of...

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