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 2020-11-28 22:36 

Gulf Times

[ Opinion ]

Biden administration may lure international students back, but not overnight...

The United States is home to some of the best higher education institutions in the world, which was attested again by the latest The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021....

 2020-11-28 22:36 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Visitors track down mystery desert monolith...

Some intrepid visitors have been flocking to a remote part of southern Utah in an effort to be among the first to see the mystery metal monolith....

 2020-11-28 22:36 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Thousands take to the streets as France reels from police violence...

Thousands took to the streets across France yesterday to demand that the government abandon a contentious new security law, in a controversy intensified by the beating and racial abuse of a black man by police officers that shocked the country....

 2020-11-28 22:36 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Al Farkiah Beach timings...

Al Khor and Al Thakhira Municipality has made an announcement on the timings of Al Farkiah Beach. On Sunday and Wednesday, the beach is open to women and children only from 7am to 10pm, according to a post on the Ministry of Municipality and Environment&#...

 2020-11-28 22:36 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Preparing for dhow festival...

Preparations for the 10th Katara Traditional Dhow Festival are continuing in full swing....

 2020-11-28 22:36 

Gulf Times

[ Opinion ]

Cuban American to lead Homeland Security...

The rise of Alejandro Mayorkas may be just the feel-good story Miami needs post-election.After his parents fled Fidel Castro's Communist takeover of Cuba in 1960, Mayorkas lived in Miami as a child....

 2020-11-28 22:36 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Sky full of delights...

Light rain was reported from parts of Qatar, including Doha, in the early hours yesterday. This was followed by cloudy conditions at times later in the day....

 2020-11-28 22:36 

Gulf Times

[ Middle East ]

Defiant protesters hit streets in south Iraq for second day...

Anti-government protesters defied lockdowns and the threat of violence to demonstrate yesterday in several Iraqi cities, with new clashes with security forces claiming the life of one protester....

 2020-11-28 22:36 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Pope installs new cardinals...

Pope Francis has installed 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, further expanding the Pontiff's impact on the group that will one day elect his successor....

 2020-11-28 22:36 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

City University College graduates its first cohort...

City University College (CUC) recently graduated its first cohort of Business students, the Class of 2020....

 2020-11-28 22:36 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Top QRCS officials visit Sudan...

A high-profile delegation from Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is visiting Sudan to enhance bilateral relations with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS)....

 2020-11-28 22:36 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Process II exhibition opens tomorrow...

Al Markhiya Gallery, located at Katara the Cultural Village, will host Part 2 of the Process exhibition from tomorrow until January 8, 2021....

 2020-11-28 22:36 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Tree-planting with National Service Academy...

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME)'s Public Parks Department, in co-operation with the National Service Academy, has held a tree-planting event as part of the initiative to plant 1mn trees....

 2020-11-28 21:06 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Own goal gives dominant Atletico sixth straight win...

Atletico Madrid were rewarded for their determination when they snatched a 1-0 win at Valencia thanks to a late own goal to go level on points with La Liga leaders Real Sociedad yesterday....

 2020-11-28 21:06 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Saad shines as Qatar beat Syria in Asian Cup qualifier...

Abdulrahman Mohamed Saad scored 23 points and Babacar Dieng chipped in with 16 as Qatar edged past Syria 79-72 in their Asian Cup qualifier yesterday....

 2020-11-28 21:06 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

PM taps Khalid Khurshid for GB chief minister...

Prime Minister Imran Khan has nominated Khalid Khurshid as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's candidate for the post of chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan....

 2020-11-28 21:06 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Asia inches ahead of N America on climate risk reporting...

From his perch as chief administrative officer at CLP Holdings Ltd, one of Asia's biggest electricity generators, David Simmonds has seen a sea change in how investors engage with the region's companies on climate risk....

 2020-11-28 21:06 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Bargain frenzy gives $1.7tn lift to European equities...

In a record-breaking month that added $1.7tn to European equities, none rallied as hard as unloved bargain stocks....

 2020-11-28 21:06 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Lewandowski hits 15th goal of season as Bayern stay top...

Robert Lewandowski claimed his 15th goal this season in all competitions as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich came from behind to claim a 3-1 win at Stuttgart yesterday....

 2020-11-28 21:06 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Bakhtawar gets engaged in a private ceremony...

It was an emotional day for Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, the elder daughter of slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, as she got engaged evening at Bilawal House in Karachi to a UAE-based Pakistani businessman....

 2020-11-28 21:06 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Tech stocks are slowly gaining prominence in Singapore's market...

Technology stocks, the lack of which has made Singapore one of Asia's worst markets this year, are slowly starting to win more clout in the city-state....

 2020-11-28 21:06 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Liverpool left frustrated as Man City click into gear...

Jurgen Klopp again fumed at a "dangerous" schedule as Liverpool had two goals disallowed and conceded two penalties in a 1-1 draw at Brighton, while Man City clicked back into gear with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley....

 2020-11-28 21:06 

Gulf Times

[ Opinion ]

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 2020-11-28 21:06 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Trump would have won, if not for Covid fallout: PM...

Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday said US President Donald Trump would have easily won this month's presidential election against all odds had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-11-28 21:06 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Guangzhou keep campaign on track with win over Kobe...

Chinese giants Guangzhou Evergrande snapped a seven-game winless streak in the Asian Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Japan's Vissel Kobe yesterday....

 2020-11-28 21:06 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

21st century belongs to SMEs, says Seetharaman...

Doha Bank CEO Dr R Seetharaman recently participated in the Global SME Economic Summit webinar, which was jointly organised by SME Chamber of India and World SME Trade Centre under the theme "Strategies to Transform SMEs to Revive and Survive"....

 2020-11-28 21:06 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Ooredoo empowers QBC to save time and money with smart fleet management...

Ooredoo on Saturday announced that Qatar Building Company (QBC) had seen...

 2020-11-28 21:06 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Vaccine adoption rates are 'wildcard' for US stock market rally...

News this month of three promising coronavirus vaccines has helped push the Dow Jones Industrial Average over 30,000, but some investors worry that slow vaccination rates may weaken next year's expected economic recovery....

 2020-11-28 21:05 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Maradona's death may trigger family inheritance battle...

Diego Maradona's tormented private life, with its tangled relationships and paternity suits, suggests distributing his inheritance will be a complex task for lawyers bracing for claims from a slew of children — those he recognised and those he d...

 2020-11-28 19:35 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Steelers shoot for 11-0 as Ravens confront Covid-19...

An NFL Thanksgiving tripleheader lost its main event on Wednesday when the AFC North clash between the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens was shifted to today....

 2020-11-28 19:35 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Aussie McKeown smashes short course 200m backstroke record...

Tokyo Olympic hopeful Kaylee McKeown has confirmed her rich vein of form by claiming a 200 metres backstroke short course world record at the virtual Australian national championships in Brisbane....

 2020-11-28 19:35 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Smith channels Barry Bonds in quickfire century...

Steve Smith's 63-ball century in Australia's victory over India in the first one day international against India on Friday ranked among the very best in 50-overs cricket, according to Australia skipper Aaron Finch....

 2020-11-28 19:35 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

QIIB's lending portfolio 'very well diversified', says CEO...

QIIB's lending portfolio is very well diversified, focusing on all key segments such as retail, small businesses and large corporates, said chief executive officer Dr Abdulbasit Ahmed al-Shaibei....

 2020-11-28 19:35 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Qatar set to benefit from expected global economic recovery, post-pandemic in 2021: Al-Shaibei...

Qatar is set to benefit from the expected global economic recovery, post-pandemic in 2021, which will drive demand for energy commodities, says Dr Abdulbasit Ahmed al-Shaibei, chief executive officer of leading Islamic bank QIIB....

 2020-11-28 19:35 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Online tests encouraging increased participation in Hathab: al-Rumaihi...

The increasing number of participating riders especially female riders who are excelling both in showjumping and dressage in the Longines Hathab Qatar Equestrian Tour Season 2020-21 supported by The Social & Sport Contribution Fund is highly encouraging, ...

 2020-11-28 19:35 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

17th Edition of Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition opens with focus on homegrown talent...

Held under the patronage of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the 17th edition of Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition opened on Friday at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) ......

 2020-11-28 19:35 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Indian embassy to hold more special consular camps...

The Indian embassy and the Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF) on Friday organised a special consular camp at the Amphitheatre, Grand Mall, Asian Town, facilitating passport and attestation services ......

 2020-11-28 19:35 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Qeeri awarded ISO certification for its integrated management system...

Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (Qeeri), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, has been awarded the certification for its Integrated Management System ......

 2020-11-28 18:05 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Exchange old iPhone for new iPhone 12 with Vodafone Trade-in Programme...

Following Vodafone Qatar's...

 2020-11-28 18:05 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Brexit talks resume in London as clock ticks down...

European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier resumed make-or-break Brexit talks with British counterpart David Frost in London on Saturday with the clock ticking for a deal on future trading arrangements....

 2020-11-28 18:05 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition 17th edition kicks off...

Held under the patronage of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani, the 17th edition of Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition kicked off at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), marking the first event of the season hosted by Qatar National Touri...

 2020-11-28 18:05 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

MoPH announces Saturday 227 new Covid-19 cases, 281 recoveries...

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Saturday announced 227 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), of which 167 are from community cases and 60 from travellers...

 2020-11-28 18:05 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

HMC launches mental health awareness building, screening training programme...

Two of the Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) divisions have collaborated to deliver a tailored education and training programme on mental health awareness and screening for healthcare professionals in Qatar....

 2020-11-28 18:05 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Weekly property sales cap QR1bn, says Ezdan report...

A remarkable rise was monitored in the weekly property sale activity as reflected in the bulletin released by the Real Estate Registration Department, which recorded total gains of QR1.02bn from property sale activity ......

 2020-11-28 18:05 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

State-of-the-art after-sales facility supports newly opened Aston Martin showroom...

Alfardan Luxury Motors Co announced its partnership with Aston Martin in Qatar in October, and with it, opened the prestigious British marque's...

 2020-11-28 16:34 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

34 referred to Public Prosecution for not wearing masks...

The crackdown on violations of Covid-19 measures in Qatar continued as the designated authorities referred 34 people to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks in places where they are mandatory, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported ......

 2020-11-28 16:34 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Ethiopian forces begin offensive on Tigray capital...

Ethiopian government forces began an offensive to capture the regional capital Mekelle in the rebellious northern Tigray region on Saturday, said a diplomat in direct contact with residents, and the leader of Tigrayan forces....

 2020-11-28 15:04 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

UK's sole hydrogen car maker bets on green revolution...

Hydrogen-powered car manufacturer Riversimple is hoping to steal a march on competitors ahead of Britain's promised...

 2020-11-28 15:04 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

HMC launches Mental Health Awareness building, screening training program...

Two of the Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) divisions have collaborated to deliver a tailored education and training program on mental health awareness and screening for healthcare professionals in Qatar....

 2020-11-28 12:04 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Department of Meteorology warns of thundershowers, strong winds Saturday...

Until 6pm Saturday, the temperature will be moderate inshore, with the sky being partly cloudy to cloudy with a chance of scattered rain which can become thundery at places at times with blowing dust...

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