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 2019-05-21 01:20 

Gulf Times

Doha Festival City hosts spectacular night...

Doha Festival City (DHFC) was abuzz with activity last Thursday as thousands of excited children gathered with their families to celebrate Garangao....

 2019-05-21 01:19 

Gulf Times

Food Tips: What to eat?...

One of the desserts that is hard to miss at any Iftar or Suhoor in the Middle East is the popular pastry dessert Kanafeh, which is typically made with semolina dough, soaked in a sugar-based syrup, and filled with clotted cream or better yet cheese....

 2019-05-21 01:18 

Gulf Times

Ministries, institutions, companies participate in Garangao festivities...

Many institutions and government bodies, departments, companies, centres and ministries, especially institutions concerned with cultural affairs in the country, celebrated the night of Garangao, which coincides with mid-Ramadan....

 2019-05-21 01:18 

Kuwait News Agency

Yemen condemns Houthi ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia...

ADEN, May 20 (KUNA) -- Yemen strongly condemned attacks by Houthi militias who fired two ballistic missiles against Makkah and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia on Monday. "The systematic attempts by the Houthis against the destination of Muslims is a grave viol...

 2019-05-21 01:17 

Gulf Times

International Ramadan Market at DECC attracts a large crowd...

It was like the world coming together at Doha Exhibition & Convention Center (DECC) where the Ramadan Market continues to attract people for shopping in the holy month. Organised by QSports in collaboration with United Expo, Ramadan Market started on May ...

 2019-05-21 01:14 

Gulf Times

Public Prosecution receives top award...

The Information Systems Department of the Public Prosecution was awarded the DigitalTransformation Award to support Qatar E-Government 2020 Strategy by Microsoft....

 2019-05-21 01:13 

Gulf Times

Qatar promotes 2022 FIFA World Cup...

Shirts highlighting the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar were distributed among visiting Chinese children at the International Horticultural Exhibition...

 2019-05-21 01:11 

Gulf Times

Green Tent discusses role of cultural institutions in stimulating tourism...

The 6th session of the Green Tent of the 'A Flower Each Spring' programme discussed the role of cultural and recreational institutions in supporting the tourism sector in Qatar, in the presence of a number of tourism experts in the country....

 2019-05-21 01:11 

Gulf Times

Fanfare with a difference...

This 40,000-seat Al Janoub stadium was packed to the rafters for the Amir Cup played between Xavi led Al Sadd and a resurgent Duhail, which came from a player and goal down, to seal a famous victory over the star-studded recently crowned QSL champions....

 2019-05-21 01:09 

Gulf Times

Al-Maadheed: QRCS succeeded in achieving its humanitarian mission...

QRCS was able to reach those in need in all areas and provide the required support as part of its vision, humanitarian role and noble values emanating from the Qatari culture and the authentic customs of the Qatari people, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS...

 2019-05-21 01:09 

Gulf Times

Momos: defining the authenticity of Nepali cuisine in cultural sense...

Momos, simple but varied dumplings, signifies the authenticity of Nepal in cultural sense. Momos are regular to Nepali restaurants, but its origin is traced back to Tibetan and Chinese list of tastes. Buff momo, meat of water buffalo as an ingredient, is ...

 2019-05-21 01:08 

Gulf Times

75 years later...

He was a skinny teenager who weighed 112 pounds when he landed in Normandy, France on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Over the next 11 months, enduring scorching sun and frigid cold, 18-year-old George Ciampa and his companions from the 607th Graves Registration Com...

 2019-05-21 01:02 

Gulf Times

In charge, Zelenskiy calls snap Ukraine elections...

Television comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy yesterday took the oath of office as Ukraine's new president, promising that as hard as he had worked in the past to make Ukrainians laugh, he would now work to keep them from crying....

 2019-05-21 01:01 

Gulf Times

Education minister meets teachers of Tiba Primary School for Girls...

The minister discussed with a number of Qatari teachers and co-ordinators the issues of education, teaching and job-related matters, the role of the assistant teacher, the schedule of classes, and extracurricular activities and their role in the education...

 2019-05-21 00:55 

Gulf Times

Aspetar study assesses traction between six models of football shoes and surface...

Aspetar, the orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital and the region's sports medicine research hub, has published new research assessing variation in the shoe-surface traction of six different football shoe models....

 2019-05-21 00:54 

Gulf Times

Attorney-general meets UN official...

HE the Attorney-General Dr Ali bin Fettais al-Marri met the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations for the Secretariat of Policy-Making Organs of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Dr Semra Turkovic-Hrle, in Doha yesterday....

 2019-05-21 00:50 

Saudi Press Agency

Minister of Interior chairs governors 26th meeting...
 2019-05-21 00:50 

Saudi Press Agency

Delegates of the Islamic Affairs Ministry continue Ramadan preaching abroad...
 2019-05-21 00:47 

FARS News Agency

Iran's Beauties: Spring in North Khorasan...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The nature has painted beautiful scenery with the arrival of Spring in North Khorasan province. [PHOTOS]...

 2019-05-21 00:47 

FARS News Agency

Weapons, Ammo Left Behind by Terrorists Found in Dara'a Countryside...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army while combing the liberated areas in Dara'a countryside, found weapons and various ammunition left behind by terrorists in the towns of Enkhel, Jassem and al-Harra. [PHOTOS]...

 2019-05-21 00:46 

Gulf Times

QRCS begins Iftar project for 22,000 persons in Al-Quds...

Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) representation mission in the West Bank and Al-Quds has started a Ramadan Iftar project in the yards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque....

 2019-05-21 00:45 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Watch: Injured missing kids rescued...

Two children and their father fell down a cliff in Munro Lake, Canada. They were rescued after a particularly hard night....

 2019-05-21 00:41 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Austrian government heads for collapse over video scandal...

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz proposed Monday sacking his interior minister, escalating a battle triggered when a video sting took down the longtime leader of his far-right coalition partners....

 2019-05-21 00:40 

Gulf Times

Microsoft honours Ooredoo with Digital Transformation Award...

Microsoft has honoured Ooredoo with its Digital Transformation Award at its annual digital transformation awards. The awards recognise those organisations and entities that are playing a leading role in driving successful digitisation initiatives that lea...

 2019-05-21 00:38 

Gulf Times

Two start-ups join Ooredoo's 'Digital & Beyond' incubation programme at QBIC 'Demo Day'...

Ooredoo announced the recent Qatar Business Incubation Centre (QBIC) Demo Day was a "great" success, with two new start-ups selected to join the incubation programme devised jointly by QBIC and 'Digital & Beyond', the specialised incubator...

 2019-05-21 00:36 

Gulf Times

Australia election stokes mistrust in opinion polls...

The failure of opinion polls to tip a conservative win in Australia's elections has raised questions about their credibility just years after similar errors in forecasting Brexit and Donald Trump's victory in the US....

 2019-05-21 00:36 

Gulf Times

Saudi sees tepid demand to replace Iran oil as Opec tensions mount...

Saudi Arabia isn't seeing as much demand for oil as expected from Iran's customers, as a lot of crude has been leaving the Gulf nation without being accounted for since the US imposed sanctions on Tehran....

 2019-05-21 00:35 

Gulf Times

Opec signals intention to keep limits on oil supply all year amid Russia doubts...

Key producers in Opec signalled their intention to keep oil supplies constrained for the rest of the year, while pledging to prevent any genuine shortages. It was less clear how far Russia, their main partner in the wider Opec+ producers' coalition...

 2019-05-21 00:32 

Gulf Times

US Huawei ban ripples across industry as supplies halted...

The impact of the Trump administration's threats to choke Huawei Technologies Co reverberated across the global supply chain yesterday, hitting some of the biggest component-makers....

 2019-05-21 00:31 

Gulf Times

Singer on mission to revitalise classical Qatari music...

After leaving his mark on the efforts to revive classical Qatari music, famous singer and composer Nasser Sahim Nasseb is now on a mission which he terms distinctive....

 2019-05-21 00:31 

Gulf Times

Trade row, US actions against Huawei knock stock markets...

Equity markets on both sides of the Atlantic slid yesterday as investors fretted over the latest flare-up in the China-US trade war. Eurozone heavyweights Frankfurt, Paris and London were each down at the close....

 2019-05-21 00:29 

Gulf Times

Why yuan at seven would risk further inflaming trade dispute...

The yuan's recent slide risks re-igniting one of US President Donald Trump's favourite criticisms of China: that Beijing weakens its currency to aid exporters. While analysts say the exchange rate is being driven by souring market sentiment as Chi...

 2019-05-21 00:27 

Gulf Times

HBKU delegation visits Kuwait University...

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) officials recently travelled to Kuwait City to meet representatives from Kuwait University and explore its facilities, graduate programmes, and future collaborations....

 2019-05-21 00:27 

Gulf Times

Taiwan export orders fall on shrinking tech demand...

Taiwan's export orders fell at a slower price than expected in April, but the government says May will bring a seventh straight month of contraction as slowing global tech demand continued to hurt the island's trade-reliant economy....

 2019-05-21 00:26 

Gulf Times

Double celebration for WCM-Q researcher...

Professor of Medicine Dr Rayaz Malik, a Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar (WCM-Q) researcher has been listed among the UK's most influential diabetes researchers and also has won Camillo Golgi Prize....

 2019-05-21 00:25 

Saudi Press Agency

South Korean Muslim Community Leaders Value Kingdom Pioneering Role in the Islamic World...
 2019-05-21 00:24 

Gulf Times

Cartoon corner...

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 2019-05-21 00:24 

Gulf Times

Fasting can help manage depression, anger...

Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan can be an effective way to manage depression and anger and to strengthen self-restraint and patience, a clinical psychologist at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has said....

 2019-05-21 00:24 

Gulf Times

China's CNPC breaks into Myanmar fuel retailing with Singapore brand...

China National Petroleum Corp is planning to open dozens of petrol stations in Myanmar, the first major foreign investor to enter the fast-growing Southeast Asian fuel market, as the state giant expands its retail oil business, company officials said....

 2019-05-21 00:22 

Gulf Times

US-Japan trade talks on May 24: Sources...

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will visit Japan on May 24 to meet Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi to accelerate trade talks ahead of a leaders' summit a few days later, two sources with direct knowledge of the plan said yesterday....

 2019-05-21 00:22 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran seeking to return all Achaemenid tablets from US...

Tehran, May 20, IRNA - The deputy head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization announced that the permission to return 1,780 tablets from the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute to Iran has been issued....

 2019-05-21 00:20 

Gulf Times

Japan GDP posts surprise growth on robust exports...

Japan's economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in January-March, driven by net contributions from exports and defying forecasts for a contraction in the world's third-largest economy....

 2019-05-21 00:18 

Gulf Times

Indian stocks hit record; rupee, bonds climb...

Indian stocks zoomed to a record and the rupee and sovereign bonds climbed after exit polls signalled Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling coalition is poised to retain power. The S&P BSE Sensex rallied 3.8% to a new high, its second in over a month...

 2019-05-21 00:18 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

UN team unearths 12 mass graves in Iraq probe of Daesh crimes...

A U.N. team investigating the massacre of Iraq's Yazidi minority and other atrocities has excavated 12 mass graves and is collecting witness accounts that could be used in Iraqi and other national courts, according to a U.N. report seen by AFP on Mond...

 2019-05-21 00:16 

Gulf Times

Thomas Cook euro bonds plunge to record low...

Thomas Cook Plc's bonds tumbled to record lows yesterday following a string of reports raising questions over the company's ability to return to profit and avoid being crushed under a pile of debt....

 2019-05-21 00:16 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

25 million people visit museums last year...

Tehran, May 20, IRNA - Director General of Museums Department announced that 25 million people visited the museums of the country last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2019)....

 2019-05-21 00:10 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

US seeking excuse for insecurity in region: Iraqi figure...

Baghdad, May 20, IRNA - The head of the executive council of the Islamic resistance group Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba said that the United States is looking for excuses to create insecurity in Iraq and the rest of region....

 2019-05-21 00:00 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran boosting border cooperation with Pakistan, Turkey: Cmdr...

Ilam, May 20, IRNA - The Iranian Border Guards commander said that the ties and coordination between border guards of Iran and Pakistan and Turkish border guards have been improved and promoted due to the expansion of bilateral relations....

 2019-05-20 23:53 

Gulf Times

NBK Automobiles' special offer on Mercedes-Benz cars for Ramadan...

Nasser Bin Khaled (NBK) Automobiles has launched a special offer on a wide range of Mercedes-Benz cars of the classes A, C and GLS, in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan....

 2019-05-20 23:53 

Gulf Times

Overdrive Racing's al-Attiyah eyes Kazakhstan title...

'It is important that we take the win here, or at least finish high up on the podium'...

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