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Quake death toll at 73 as Indonesia struggles with string of disasters

Quake death toll at 73 as Indonesia struggles with string of disasters

At least 73 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday, the latest in a string of disasters to hit the Southeast Asian country.
1/17/2021 1:10:11 PM
MoPH reports 188 new cases, 246 recoveries

MoPH reports 188 new cases, 246 recoveries

Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 188 new cases of coronavirus (Coivd-19) and 246 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 143,858.
1/17/2021 1:01:43 PM
US capitals gird for pro-Trump armed protests as FBI flags risk of violence

US capitals gird for pro-Trump armed protests as FBI flags risk of violence

Protesters are expected to descend on statehouses across the United States on Sunday in support of baseless claims that electoral fraud robbed President Donald Trump of a second term, as law enforcement officials girded for possible violence.
1/17/2021 11:01:33 AM
Signal back up after outage

Signal back up after outage

Signal said on Saturday it had restored its services a day after the application faced technical difficulties as it dealt with a flood of new users after rival messaging app WhatsApp announced a controversial change in privacy terms.
1/17/2021 9:21:19 AM
‘Make sure you take the 2nd vaccine dose on time’

‘Make sure you take the 2nd vaccine dose on time’

Dr Soha al-Bayat, head of Vaccination at the Ministry of Public Health, has received the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.
1/17/2021 12:34:28 AM
US capitals on edge for armed protests

US capitals on edge for armed protests

Washington, DC, was locked down and US law enforcement officials geared up for pro-Trump marches in all 50 state capitals this weekend, erecting barriers and deploying thousands of National Guard troops to try to prevent the kind of violent attack that rattled the nation on January 6.
1/17/2021 12:17:29 AM
Tunisian PM appoints ministers in sweeping cabinet reshuffle

Tunisian PM appoints ministers in sweeping cabinet reshuffle

Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi named 12 new ministers yesterday in a cabinet reshuffle he hopes will inject new blood into his government amid rising political tensions and an unprecedented economic crisis.
1/17/2021 12:14:03 AM
UNSC approves new Libya mediator

UNSC approves new Libya mediator

The United Nations Security Council approved on Friday the appointment of veteran diplomat Jan Kubis (pictured) as the UN Libya envoy, diplomats said, nearly a year after the last mediator stepped down.
1/17/2021 12:13:06 AM
Iran test-fires ballistic missiles on targets at sea

Iran test-fires ballistic missiles on targets at sea

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards test-fired ballistic missiles against targets in the Indian Ocean as they wrapped up a two-day exercise, their official website reported yesterday.
1/17/2021 12:11:37 AM
Centara West Bay introduces The Mezze House

Centara West Bay introduces The Mezze House

Centara West Bay Hotel & Residences Doha has soft-opened a new foodie delight, The Mezze House, in the heart of West Bay.
1/17/2021 12:07:15 AM
Museveni extends 35-year rule with poll win in Uganda

Museveni extends 35-year rule with poll win in Uganda

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office, extending his 35-year rule after an election which took place under heavy security and an internet blackout, and which his main rival said was marred by fraud and violence.
1/17/2021 12:06:36 AM
India starts vaccine drive as it battles world’s second-largest Covid caseload

India starts vaccine drive as it battles world’s second-largest Covid caseload

India kicked off one of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccination drives yesterday as the pandemic spread at a record pace and global Covid-19 deaths surged past 2mn.
1/17/2021 12:05:26 AM
Hunt for buried survivors after Indonesia earthquake

Hunt for buried survivors after Indonesia earthquake

Rescuers scrambled to find buried survivors yesterday after a powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island killed dozens, injured hundreds and left more feared trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings, as monsoon rains lashed the disaster-struck region.
1/17/2021 12:04:07 AM
Ezdan rewards tenants with free ‘Ezdan My Book’ subscription

Ezdan rewards tenants with free ‘Ezdan My Book’ subscription

Ezdan Real Estate has launched its rewards and savings programme, ‘Ezdan My Book’, a new branded application that provides tenants with opportunities to obtain special and free offers at more than 500 outlets of diversified brands and categories, including eateries, luncheonettes, cafes, hotels.
1/16/2021 11:47:25 PM
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1/16/2021 11:37:41 PM
Vodafone offers QR1,000 worth of gifts on pre-ordering S21 5G

Vodafone offers QR1,000 worth of gifts on pre-ordering S21 5G

Vodafone Qatar announced yesterday that the all-new Samsung Galaxy S21 Series 5G is now available for pre-order for customers in Qatar until February 4.
1/16/2021 11:32:10 PM
America’s post-Trump reckoning

America’s post-Trump reckoning

Whether America can restore its global standing over the next four years will depend on the American people’s ability to come together, as a nation, to lead the world in addressing global problems in a manner consistent with the rule of law.
1/16/2021 11:29:25 PM
QP’s climate roadmap eyes greenhouse gas emissions reduction

QP’s climate roadmap eyes greenhouse gas emissions reduction

Qatar’s commitment to ensure a sustainable and more prosperous future for the country and the world has been reflected in QP’s new Sustainability Report, which sets in motion a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
1/16/2021 11:26:47 PM
Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating for New Land Rover Defender 110

Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating for New Land Rover Defender 110

The award-winning New Land Rover Defender 110 has earned another five-star review – this time from the safety experts at Euro NCAP, it has been announced.
1/16/2021 11:18:16 PM
Qatar ready for tough Japan clash at IHF Worlds Sunday

Qatar ready for tough Japan clash at IHF Worlds Sunday

Qatar are braced for a tough challenge from Japan in their second Group C clash in the IHF Men’s World Championship at Borg El Arab near Alexandria Sunday.
1/16/2021 11:15:08 PM
Disarray as 47 players affected after positive tests on Aus Open planes

Disarray as 47 players affected after positive tests on Aus Open planes

Forty-seven players were barred from practising for a fortnight yesterday in a major setback to their Australian Open preparations after passengers on two charter flights that brought them to Melbourne tested positive to Covid-19.
1/16/2021 11:13:40 PM
Mount strikes as Chelsea edge 10-man Fulham

Mount strikes as Chelsea edge 10-man Fulham

Mason Mount put Chelsea back on track with the late strike that sealed a vital 1-0 win at 10-man Fulham, while Sam Allardyce got his first victory as West Bromwich Albion boss in a 3-2 success at Wolves yesterday.
1/16/2021 11:09:10 PM
Fernandes hits back at Klopp over penalty claims

Fernandes hits back at Klopp over penalty claims

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has told Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to stop moaning about the number of penalties given to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
1/16/2021 11:07:46 PM
Leipzig blow chance to knock Bayern off top of Bundesliga

Leipzig blow chance to knock Bayern off top of Bundesliga

RB Leipzig were left rueing their squandered chance to usurp Bayern Munich as Bundesliga leaders yesterday after being held to a 2-2 draw at Wolfsburg. For the second consecutive Saturday, Leipzig, who lost 3-1 last weekend at home to Borussia Dortmund, missed out on first place.
1/16/2021 11:04:08 PM
Al-Ajami steals the show in Big Tour class

Al-Ajami steals the show in Big Tour class

Faleh Suwead al-Ajami led 13-year-old chestnut stallion Demilion to Big Tour class victory during the eighth round of the Longines Hathab Tour supported by The Social & Sport Contribution Fund at the outdoor arena of Qatar Equestrian Federation yesterday.
1/16/2021 11:00:35 PM
Al Rayyan, Al Ahli register easy wins in Basketball League

Al Rayyan, Al Ahli register easy wins in Basketball League

Al Rayyan’s Michael Efevberha drives to the basket during their match against Qatar Sports Club in the Qatar Men’s League match at the Al Gharafa Sports Club yesterday.
1/16/2021 10:58:47 PM
Amir, Belarus leader exchange greetings

Amir, Belarus leader exchange greetings

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani exchanged greetings with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries
1/16/2021 10:54:02 PM
142 referred to prosecution for not wearing masks

142 referred to prosecution for not wearing masks

The designated authorities Saturday referred 142 people to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks in places where they are mandatory.
1/16/2021 10:47:54 PM
Sri Lanka dig in after Root double century

Sri Lanka dig in after Root double century

Joe Root completed his fourth double century for England yesterday but insisted it will mean nothing if his side cannot overcome a defiant Sri Lanka in the first Test.
1/16/2021 10:22:27 PM
Australia frustrated as rain dampens Gabba decider

Australia frustrated as rain dampens Gabba decider

A heavy downpour frustrated Australia on day two of the fourth Test decider in Brisbane yesterday, with play abandoned after tea and India spared from resuming on 62 for two in reply to the home side’s first innings 369.
1/16/2021 10:21:15 PM
South Africa arrive for first Pakistan tour in 14 years

South Africa arrive for first Pakistan tour in 14 years

The South African cricket team arrived in Karachi yesterday to play two Tests and three Twenty20 internationals on their first tour of Pakistan in 14 years.
1/16/2021 10:20:03 PM
Antetokounmpo propels Bucks over Mavs, Lakers win

Antetokounmpo propels Bucks over Mavs, Lakers win

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points and had nine rebounds to power the Milwaukee Bucks to a 112-109 victory over Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks in a battle between the two early frontrunners for NBA Most Valuable Player honours.
1/16/2021 10:17:39 PM