Qatar Petroleum cuts 800 staff amid coronavirus downturn

Qatar Petroleum (QP), the country’s state oil and gas producer, has fired 800 employees, in a massive restructure of operations, according to a former employee of QP said. The decision to fire 800 employees comes following the coronavirus pandemic and the Saudi/Russia price war. Consequently slashing global demand for petroleum products, rewriting the economic landscape for oil and gas producers. “We had to take the … Continue reading Qatar Petroleum cuts 800 staff amid coronavirus downturn

A message of hope from Palestine

Ramallah-based Zawyeh Gallery is presenting an exhibition in Dubai, titled ‘Palestinian Art: Resilience and Inspiration’. The gallery features creative works by five prominent Palestinian artists — Sliman Mansour, Khaled Hourani, Nabil Anani, Tayseer Barakat and Wafa Hourani whose work has inspired young artists in Palestine and across the region. At a time when protests against racial discrimination are raging across the world, the show draws … Continue reading A message of hope from Palestine

Eid-ul-Adha to be celebrated on July 31, says Fawad Chaudhry

 Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated on July 31 “as per calendar of the Ministry of Science and Technology”, said federal minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday.  Chaudhry said on Twitter that the moon for the month of Zilhajj will be seen in Karachi and its surrounding areas on July 21. He added that the moon could be sighted with the help of binoculars and in some areas, … Continue reading Eid-ul-Adha to be celebrated on July 31, says Fawad Chaudhry

Nigerian doctors to go on strike

One of the main doctors’ unions in Nigeria says its members will go ahead with a strike on Monday over poor pay and a lack of personal protective equipment for health workers. The Association of Resident Doctors says they will stop providing all services including emergency care and coronavirus treatment. The union’s president, Aliyu Sokomba, said the government had failed to respond to the doctors’ … Continue reading Nigerian doctors to go on strike