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Emir’s official visit to Germany starts today

Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Doha: The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani today starts an official visit to Germany, arriving in Berlin, followed by Munich. During the three-day visit, the Emir will meet President Joachim Gauck, Chancellor Angela Merkel and senior officials and discuss means of enhancing relations and issues of mutual interest. The Emir will be accompanied by...


World Innovation Summit for Education conducted festival to showcase technology for learning

Alexis Vallegeas, creator of the WISE Learning Festival, addressing the media at the Education City yesterday The WISE Learning Festival, which is held in partnership with Katara, will exhibit a sensible photo diary by renowned Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian and demonstration by leaders from the ‘Maker Movement,’ said Alexis Vallegeas, creator of the festival, addressing a press conference...

Stars of Science Returns to Showcase Young Arab Innovators in its Upcoming Sixth Season on MBC4

Stars of Science launched its sixth season at a press conference featuring (listed from left to right): Ms. Viviane Zaccour, Dr. Mohammed Doumir, Mr. Youssif Saleh, Mr. Fahad Al Kuwari, Mr. Khaled Al Jumaily, Mr. Khaled Abu Jassoum and Dr. Fouad Mrad. Qatar Foundation’s “edutainment reality” TV program Stars of Science is returning for a sixth season on MBC4, with a competitive...

Large Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility Opened in Qatar

Large Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility Opened in Qatar

Qatar Solar Energy has launched an enormous solar panel factory in Qatar, and they even want to expand production further to 2.5 GW. Qatar, a country located halfway down the west coast...

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Qatar Central Bank to issue Treasury bills worth QR4bn

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Qatar Central Bank The T-bills, to be issued on Tuesday, will include QR2bn worth for three month period and QR1bn each of six-month and nine-month maturity period, the Central Bank said on its website. QCB has been selling monthly T-bills for the past couple of years. According to market experts, local treasury bills are used as a liquidity management...

WeAreAllGaza – Companies Unite to Support People in Gaza

Ooredoo companies across its regional footprint have launched initiatives to support humanitarian efforts in Gaza, as the crisis continues into its third week. Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo, said: “Customers across our footprint...

Dubai real estate flourishes in spite of Government caution to avoid another bubble by Amush Malik

Sustained investor interest and market stabilisation hint at brighter future for emirate’s property sector   The real estate sector of Dubai kicked off 2014 with the same flair and boom that we saw in 2013, but the flow was...

Qatar’s economy driven by strong growth in multiple sectors in first quarter of 2014

Qatar’s economy accelerated in the first quarter of 2014, driven by strong growth in construction, financial services and trade, restaurants and hotels, according to figures released last week by the Ministry of Development Planning...

Climate change poses health risk

Climate change poses health risk

GENEVA: Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN warned yesterday, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease. “Climate...

Brain ‘can classify words during sleep’

Brain 'can classify words during sleep'

The brain is still active while we are asleep, say scientists, who found people were able to classify words during their slumber. Researchers from Cambridge and Paris introduced participants to a word...

Air pollution harming brains of urban young

Children living in cities are at an increased risk of developing brain inflammation and neuro-degenerative changes, including Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, owing to air pollution. Researchers...

Is Horse Riding Good Exercise?

It’s very good exercise for the horse and, depending on how you ride, can be moderate or even strenuous exercise for you, too. According to a comprehensive and periodically updated scientific compilation of...

CMU-Q architecture students fascinated by the amalgamation of knowledge, culture & religion at the upcoming Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies building

CMU-Q students visit QFIS

DOHA, QATAR – Fourteen students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, who completed an architecture course this spring, took a tour of the iconic Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) building,...

Qatar supports education for Palestinian youth

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HE Qatar’s Ambassador to Belgium, Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Al Thani met at the Qatar embassy premises in Brussels on Wednesday Pierre Krähenbühl, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief...

Qatar e-Nature school contest: Winners receive prizes

Doha 31st May 2014: Saoud Hassan Mahdi al Haddad of Al Wafaa Model Independent School received the Qatar e-Nature school contest grand prize at a ceremony held on Thursday. The contest, organized by Friends...

SEC adopts new criteria for school fee hike

Doha 06th May 2014: Qatar’s Supreme Council of Education (SEC) on Monday said that it will adopt scientific and transparent evaluation methods to deal with requests from private schools to increase...