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  1. RAF extends helping hand to quake affected Pakistan

    After the recent disastrous earthquake in Pakistan in which many homes were destroyed and thousands were left helpless, the Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services has allocated QR 1million to provide relief for those affected in Pakistan.

  2. Michelle Obama delayed in Doha by 'weather call'

    Michelle Obama's trip to the Middle East was disrupted on Wednesday when her flight from Qatar to Jordan was postponed because of bad weather.

    An official travelling with the US first lady told AFP that because of a "weather call", Obama remained in Qatar.

  3. Ashghal urged to be prepared for wet season

    Regular maintenance of the available infrastructure for rain drainage should be conducted to ensure the readiness of the network when heavy rains come, the civic council stressed on Tuesday.

  4. FINA Swimming World Cup declared a huge success

    The FINA World Cup which had its Doha Round from the first of November, concluded yesterday with an edge-of-the seat contest.

    The competition that saw numerous world class players and record holders taking part in it, was actually the qualifier round for the Rio Olympics next year.

  5. New parks to be built for the public next year

    A senior official from the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning stated that the Ministry has come up with plans to build 59 new public parks in various municipalities of the country.

    Estimated to cost around QR1.5bn, work on this brand new project will begin next year.

  6. Man caught trying to sell chimpanzee

    Inspectors from the Ministry of Environment have caught a person red-handed when he was trying to sell a chimpanzee.

    The animal seized from the person's possession, has been sent to Doha Zoo, a statement issued by the ministry said yesterday.