Qatar Airways CEO: Coronavirus has changed the airline industry | Talk to Al Jazeera

The global coronavirus pandemic has changed the world as we know it. It has been particularly devastating for the aviation sector. Airports have been shut, thousands of aeroplanes grounded, businesses have seized operations, and the long-term financial cost may not be known for years to come. According to the International Air Transport Association, this year’s … Read more Qatar Airways CEO: Coronavirus has changed the airline industry | Talk to Al Jazeera

Qatar food security: Doha becomes less reliant on imported goods

Friday marks three years since Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed an illegal blockade on Qatar. Prior to the diplomatic standoff, 40 percent of the country’s overall imports came from its neighbours. Since then, Qatar has invested in production and technology, becoming one of the highest-ranked countries in food security in the region. Al Jazeera’s … Read more Qatar food security: Doha becomes less reliant on imported goods

Why did Twitter take years to challenge US President Trump?

Twitter has, for the first time, prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by US President Donald Trump, warning that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers. Marc Owen Jones is an assistant professor of Middle Eastern studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University and an expert … Read more Why did Twitter take years to challenge US President Trump?

900 Taliban prisoners to be freed in biggest release yet

The Afghan government has announced it will free 900 Taliban members of the insurgent group on Wednesday in the biggest such release yet. The release is part of a prisoner swap under a deal made by the Taliban and the United States in Doha in February. It’s a precursor to peace talks between Kabul and … Read more 900 Taliban prisoners to be freed in biggest release yet

Will there ever be direct talks between Afghan government and Taliban? | Inside Story

From the cradle to the grave, it seems no one is safe from Afghanistan’s endless war. Newborn babies, mothers and nurses were among 24 people killed when gunmen opened fire inside a Kabul maternity hospital on Tuesday. While 21 mourners at a funeral in Nangahar province were killed by an ISIL suicide bomber. President Ashraf … Read more Will there ever be direct talks between Afghan government and Taliban? | Inside Story

Coronavirus: Qatar’s new infections slow, testing ramped up

Al Jazeera reports on the novel coronavirus in Qatar. Qatari health officials have said the rate of new infections in the country has been easing off after more than a month of risingnumbers. Scientists are now trying to understand infections in the country and how restrictions of movement can safely be relaxed. With more than … Read more Coronavirus: Qatar’s new infections slow, testing ramped up

Global fund-raising drive to raise $8.2bn for coronavirus vaccine

World leaders will be meeting virtually on Monday to raise an initial $8.2bn for vaccine research to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Scientists in several countries are embarking on human-testing trials but health officials caution that making populations immune to the virus could be years away still. Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports from Doha, Qatar. – … Read more Global fund-raising drive to raise $8.2bn for coronavirus vaccine

Qatar begins manufacturing ventilators amid coronavirus pandemic

Hospitals around the world have found themselves short of ventilators, the machines that can ultimately save the lives of patients who suffer the worst symptoms of COVID-19. Qatar is among the countries that are making their own as it grapples with large increases in new cases. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Doha, Qatar. – … Read more Qatar begins manufacturing ventilators amid coronavirus pandemic

Final Day Broadcast | Amazing Branden Grace makes history in Qatar | Tour Replay

South African Branden Grace made history in Qatar by becoming to first player to successfully defends the Qatar Masters after a final day 69 at Doha Golf Club. Watch the full final day broadcast in today’s #TourReplay. ► SUBSCRIBE: http://et.golf/Subscribe Welcome to the Official YouTube channel of the European Tour. Every week you can find … Read more Final Day Broadcast | Amazing Branden Grace makes history in Qatar | Tour Replay

Crash! US crude futures turn negative for first time in history

For the first time in history, oil prices in the United States crashed below $0 into negative territory on Monday. US crude has rebounded in Asian markets to above $1 a barrel The global coronavirus crisis has slashed demand for crude oil, despite a deal to slash production. The main oil-producing countries are now running … Read more Crash! US crude futures turn negative for first time in history

Qatar Airways launches new measures to tackle COVID-19

Qatar has increased restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. There have been more than 800 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and two deaths in the country. The crisis has taken its toll on many businesses, particularly aviation, and Qatar Airways is one of them. Al Jazeera’s Dorsa Jabbari has more from Doha. – Subscribe … Read more Qatar Airways launches new measures to tackle COVID-19

Tips on protecting yourself after a grocery trip

The World Health Organization says there are not yet any proven treatments for the coronavirus pandemic. Misleading medical advice and fake letters are all over on social media in Iran. Dr Patrick Tang is the division chief of pathology sciences at Sidra Medicine. He joins us on Skype here in Doha to give some advice … Read more Tips on protecting yourself after a grocery trip

Jorge Campillo wins dramatic 5-hole playoff | Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Jorge Campillo defeated David Drysdale in a play-off to win his second European Tour title at the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. ► SUBSCRIBE: http://et.golf/Subscribe Reigning champion Justin Harding will tee off alongside last week’s winner Sami Välimäki at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, but won’t have the defending champion’s advantage of returning to the … Read more Jorge Campillo wins dramatic 5-hole playoff | Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Jorge Campillo shoots 67 to lead in Qatar | Round 3 Commercial

Spain’s Jorge Campillo chipped in on the 10th on the way to a 54-hole lead at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. ► SUBSCRIBE: http://et.golf/Subscribe Reigning champion Justin Harding will tee off alongside last week’s winner Sami Välimäki at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, but won’t have the defending champion’s advantage of returning to the Doha … Read more Jorge Campillo shoots 67 to lead in Qatar | Round 3 Commercial

US-Taliban deal: Can peace finally come to Afghanistan? | Talk to Al Jazeera

After nearly two decades of the longest-running US war – the United States and Afghanistan’s Taliban have signed an historic agreement. With the potential to end the war in Afghanistan, the long-awaited agreement includes: a timeline of 14 months for all US and NATO troops to withdraw a Taliban guarantee that Afghan soil will not … Read more US-Taliban deal: Can peace finally come to Afghanistan? | Talk to Al Jazeera