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Pearl-Qatar to celebrate Eid with family-oriented events

Pearl-Qatar to celebrate Eid with family-oriented events

The Peninsula United Development Company (UDC), the master developer of The Pearl Qatar, has prepared a line-up of family-oriented activities for Eid Al Fitr, building on the recent success of its Ramadan initiatives to offer a unique entertainment experience for the Island’s residents and visitors. Celebrations will take place over the [...]

Qatar Advances Hamad Port Build

Qatar Advances Hamad Port Build

Qatar’s new Hamad container port has moved a step further toward completion with the award of around US$500 million in construction contracts, amid a transport ban by Gulf States, according to Doha News. Qatar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications announced on social media it had selected an unnamed contractor or contractors to [...]

Qatar Punched Above Its Weight. Now It’s Paying the Price.

Qatar Punched Above Its Weight. Now It’s Paying the Price.

Despite shrill rhetoric and a punishing embargo, rising tensions in the Persian Gulf do not threaten to pile another war onto a conflict-ridden Middle East. The dispute between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on one side and Qatar on the other is of long standing and — hyperbolic headlines aside — remains largely unchanged [...]

Rights body highlights human cost of Qatar blockade

Rights body highlights human cost of Qatar blockade

The human cost of the ongoing blockade of Qatar by three of its Arab Gulf neighbours is mounting on a daily basis, according to Qatar's National Human Rights Committee (NHRC). Hundreds of Qatari citizens living in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have had their lives abruptly uprooted after those countries cut ties with [...]

Construction underway on 800K square-foot cannabis facility near Edmonton airport

A ground-breaking ceremony was held on Friday, June 16, 2017 for the 800,000 square-foot Aurora Sky cannabis production facility near the Edmonton International Airport. A ground-breaking ceremony was held on Friday, June 16, 2017 for the 800,000 square-foot Aurora Sky cannabis production facility near the Edmonton International Airport. Wes [...]

Alberta RCMP investigating fatal collision west of Edmonton

WATCH ABOVE: A semi-truck driver died on scene Friday morning after the truck rolled on Highway 43 west of Edmonton. A A Police said the driver of a semi-truck died Friday morning after the truck rolled over west of Edmonton. The single-vehicle crash happened on Highway 43 just north of Highway 16. The truck was carrying a load of [...]

German leader Helmut Kohl, credited with reunifying country, dead at 87

WATCH ABOVE: Helmut Kohl who served as Chancellor of Germany for 16 years has passed away at the age of 87. A A BERLIN – Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, the architect of German reunification, died on Friday, the mass-selling newspaper Bild reported. He was 87. Bild reported in its online edition that Kohl died in the morning in [...]

Ontario inks deal with Ottawa for $435M over three years for child care

Tue, Jun 6: Ontario's Renewed Early Years and Child Care Policy Framework will include more subsidies for parents and remove one of the major barriers standing in the way of unlicensed daycares to become licensed. Minna Rhee reports. A A TORONTO – Ontario will receive $435 million over three years from the federal government to be [...]

No longer a combo: McDonald’s ends Olympic sponsorship deal

210 1 more A A The Olympics and McDonald’s used to go together like a hamburger and fries. They are no longer a combo. In a surprise move, the International Olympic Committee announced Friday it was ending its Olympic sponsorship deal with the fast-food giant three years before it was [...]

Woman who sent texts to boyfriend urging him to commit suicide found guilty of involuntary manslaughter

WATCH ABOVE: A Massachusetts judge finds Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter A A TAUNTON, Mass. – A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter. Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz found that Michelle [...]

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