Al Khor hospital gets device to help smokers quit

doha • Qatargas has donated a laser device, used in helping people to quit smoking, to Al Khor hospital.

Qatar University received accreditation

The Health Sciences Department of Qatar University's College of Arts and Sciences yesterday celebrated receiving an official five-year accreditation award for its Biomedical Sciences Program. The accreditation was awarded by the US-based National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), the premier agency for accreditation of education programmes in the clinical laboratory sciences.

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VCUQatar fetes outstanding students

Doha • VCUQatar recently hosted a Leadership Awards Night to recognize all students who participate in student clubs, activities and workshops.

CNA-Qatar opens new engineering lab

Doha • The College of the North Atlantic-Qatar has opened its new Electrical Engineering laboratory this week.

Traffic accidents on the decline

Doha • More than 210,000 road accidents took place in the country last year, claiming 199 lives. Most of these accidents were, however, minor. The death toll in traffic mishaps in 2006 was 270, with more than 156,000 accidents taking place. In 2005, 206 people perished while the number of accidents totalled 93,000.

Qatar's Second Oil Boom

Qatar does not rule out oil at $200

Three Likhwiya (police) died on monday

Please let us pay our respects to the police who have died on duty.

Three members of the State Security Force (Likhwiya) died due to explosion of inflammable substances at the premises of the force here on Monday.

Arab daily reported that the trio was trying to dispose of the expired combustible materials when they suddenly exploded, leading to the death of two of them on the spot. The third person succumbed to his injuries later in the night.

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Prince William is in Qatar

Source ::: The Peninsula

Flying Officer William of Wales at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar after his visit to Kandahar Airfield Unit, in Afghanistan. Prince William’s visit to meet troops in Afghanistan this weekend drew a mixed response yesterday, with some condemning it as a public relations exercise and others praising the future king. The 25-year-old, who is second-in-line to the throne, spent about three hours on the ground at Kandahar airfield on Monday. (AFP)

Qatari Diar to set up five-star hotel in Cuba

Qatari Diar has signed an agreement with the Republic of Cuba for a $70m investment to develop an exclusive five-star resort in Cuba.