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Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died on Thursday at the age of 87. According to the Mexican government, Marquez died at 2 p.m yesterday. The cause of death was not immediately known. But his heath had been in failing in recent years and he was recently hospitalised for a lung and urinary tract infection in Mexico City. Marquez started his career as a newspaper...


Afghans start voting in first democratic transfer of power

Kabul 05th April 2014: Afghans have started casting votes in presidential election that could mark the first-ever democratic transfer of power in the nation’s history. The polling opened at 7:00 a.m. (local time) on Saturday Morning. It will close at 4:00 p.m. Eight candidates are vying to succeed President Hamid Karzai, who has ruled Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Election for...

Magnitude 8.2 quake strikes off Chile

Santiago 02nd April 2014: A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 hit off the northern Chilean coast on Tuesday. The quake struck about 8:46 p.m. local time, some 60 miles northwest of Iquique with depth of 12.5 miles. Five people including four men and one woman died — two due to heart attacks and three crushed to death.  The quake also caused landslides that blocked roads, knocked out power for...

Qatar reaches highest close since June 2008

m_Qatar reaches highest close since June 2008

Dubai 17th April 2014:  Qatar led the Gulf market on Wednesday with the highest close since June 2008. The Qatar index rose 1.1 percent to 12,454 points. Vodafone Qatar was among the strong gainers with...

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Hamad International Airport to start passenger operation on April 30

m_Hamad International Airport to start passenger operation on April 30

Doha 11th April 2014: Qatar’s new state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport (HIA) will start passenger operations on April 30. Some 10 airlines including Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Fly Dubai, Air Arabia, Iran Air, Air India Express, Yemenia Yemen Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Nepal Airlines, Syrian Airlines and Pegasus Airlines are expected...

Qatar’s GDP touches QR737 billion last year

Doha 08th April 2014: Qatar’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) touched QR737 billion ($202 billion) last year, according to HE the Minister of Economy and Trade Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani. Qatar’s GDP’s growth...

Marsa Malaz Kempinski opens at The Pearl in Q4

Doha 07th April 2014: Alfardan Hospitality in cooperation with Kempinski Hotels will open Marsa Malaz Kempinski (MMK) – The Pearl Doha in Q4 of 2014. This five star hotel covering more than 500,000 square feet is the second project...

Qatar Airways launches Doha- Philadelphia service

Doha 03rd April 2014: Qatar Airways has launched its first flight between Doha and Philadelphia on Wednesday. With the launch of the new service, Philadelphia becomes airline’s fifth gateway in the US and 137th destination worldwide. “I...

DIFI to host international conference on role of families in development

m_DIFI to host international conference on role of families in development

Doha 16th April 2014: Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) to organize an international conference on families and their role in development at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC). The conference...

The top ten: The highest mountains in the world

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Mount Everest  Location: Border of Nepal and Tibet (China) Metres: 8848 Feet: 29029 Mount K2 Location: Border of Pakistan and China Metres: 8611 Feet: 28251  Kangchenjunga   Location: Border of Nepal...

Where to go in April

April might be one of the best months of the year to visit many of the countries around the world. Here are some choices for the best places and it’s nice to arrive there in April. The Caribbean Mexico...

Lulu Hypermarket launches Melon Festival

Doha 13rd April 2014: Lulu Hypermarket launched a ‘Melon Festival’ on Thursday. Keith Smith, Retail Operations Manager and Mohamed Basheer, General Manager at Lulu Hypermarket, Al Gharrafa jointly...

Hamad Bin Khalifa University hosts lecture session with Shell expert

m_Hamad Bin Khalifa University hosts lecture session with Shell expert

Doha 13th April 2014: Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) hosted an interactive lecture session with Shell’s chief energy advisor Wim Thomas for its Executive Master in Energy and Resources students. It...

Most beautiful book stalls around the world

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Here are some of the most interesting book stalls in the world. Polare, Maastricht El Ateneo, Buenos Aires Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice Librairie Avant-Garde, Nanjing El Péndulo, Mexico City Livraria...

Survey on social influence of Qatari women

Doha 08th April 2014: Fifteen female student researchers from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) have started a survey on role of Qatari women in society. The survey is expected to offer clear insight...

Supreme Education Council launches English version of online education survey

Doha 04th April 2014: The Supreme Education Council (SEC) of Qatar has announced the launch of an English version of its ongoing online survey, which offers an opportunity for the public to express their...