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‘Italian model can contribute to Qatari food security plan’
July 15, 2018

The expected visit of a Qatari delegation to Italy “in the coming months” confirms the “key importance” of the agro-food industry and food security, Italian ambassador Pascuale Salzano has said.
The ambassador’s statement came in the wake of the recent two-day visit to Qatar of a high-level delegation led by Italian National Coldiretti Union national president Roberto Moncalvo"...

Emirati Prince Flees to Qatar, Exposing Tensions in U.A.E.
July 15, 2018
The defection of an Emirati prince to Qatar has provided a rare glimpse into tensions among the rulers of the United Arab Emirates and added an awkward complication to its feud with Qatar, its regional rival. The prince, Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad al-Sharqi, 31, is the second son of the emir of Fujairah, one of the smaller and less wealthy of the seven monarchies that form the United Arab Emirates. Until recently, he ran Fujairah’s pro-government media operation. Early on the morning of May 16, Sheikh Rashid unexpectedly turned up at the airport in Doha, the capital of Qatar, asking for asylum. He told Qatari officials that he feared for his life because of a dispute with the rulers of Abu Dhabi, the oil-rich......
Over 1,900 children diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease at HMC this year
July 15, 2018

Coxsackievirus, and the related hand, foot, and mouth disease, is a major cause of illness in infants and young children, with incidents of the condition spiking during the summer months. Between January and June of this year, over 1,900 children were diagnosed with hand, foot, and mouth disease at Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Pediatric Emergency Centers.


July 15, 2018

Qatar Traffic Department has been taking various steps and initiatives to ensure speeding and related accidents do not occur. Mobile radars placed at locations with high risk of speeding has helped reduce the number of accidents say officials.

Here are the locations for the radars today (Saturday, July 14) - Al Shamal (120km/hr), Dukhan Shahaniya (120km/hr), Salwa (120km/hr), Orbital Road (120km/hr) and Air Force Street (100km/hr).


July 15, 2018

There is good news for Karwa taxi customers as Mowasalat has waived its taxi booking charges from tomorrow.

Mowasalat has also waived the technology service charge of QR1 from July 15, 2018. This charge was introduced in February.

Telephone booking charge within Doha city per trip was QR5, while booking charge to Hamad International Airport was QR8. From Monday onwards passengers"...