Students Hone Art and Design Skills at VCU Qatar

Doha, July 23 (QNA) - Qatari and expatriate students learned the finer aspects of traditional art media, digital media and photography and exhibited their projects on various creative subjects at the Summer Art and Design Community Classes hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCU-Q). Noted local and international instructors conducted the classes over the course, the VCU-Q said Monday. The three-week Design Intensive course for students 16 and above had students…

HH the Emir Congratulates Sultan Qaboos and Morsi

Doha, July 23 (QNA) - HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has sent a cable of congratulations to HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said of the Sultanate of Oman on the anniversary of his accession to the throne. HH the Emir has also sent a cable of congratulations to President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Dr. Mohammad Morsi on the occasion of his country's National Day. (QNA)

HH the Emir Meets Egyptian FM

Doha, July 22 (QNA) - HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani met at al Wajba Palace this evening with the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Mohamed Kamel Amr, who called on HH the Emir to greet him on the occasion of his visit to Qatar to take part in the meeting of Arab foreign ministers.  (QNA)

HH the Emir, Abbas Discuss Latest Developments

Doha, July 22 (QNA) - HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani met at al Wajba Palace this evening with visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who takes part in the Arab Peace Initiative Committee meeting. Talks during the meeting dealt with bilateral ties and means of enhancing them besides the latest developments in the Palestinian arena.  (QNA)

AP Initiative Committee Approves Probe into Arafat’s Death

Doha, July 22 (QNA) - The Arab Peace Initiative Committee approved during its meeting in Doha tonight the Palestinian proposal to form an international commission to investigate into the death of President Yasser Arafat, Dr. Saeb Erekat, the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO)'s chief negotiator told reporters here. Palestinian Authority (PA)President Mahmoud Abbas suggested to form an international commission to investigate into the death of former President Arafat following the new evidence revealed…

Olympic Committee SG Leaves for London

Doha, July 22 (QNA) - Secretary-General of Qatar Olympic Committee HE Sheikh Saoud bin Abdurrahman al-Thani and his accompanying delegation headed to London Sunday noon to attend the London 2012 Olympic Games. The event will officially be inaugurated Friday and will run till August 12th. HE Sheikh Saud bin Abdurrahman Al-Thani  expressed  thanks and appreciation to HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, HH the Heir Apparent and Qatar Olympic…

PM Opens Meeting of Arab Ministerial Committee on Syria

Doha, July 22 (QNA) -HE Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim BinJabor Al Thani, chairman of the Arab Ministerial Committee on Syria, has regretted the failure of all Arab and international initiatives geared toward ensuring a peaceful transfer of authority in Syria and staunching bloodshed ,because of the Syrian regime's clinging to a security solution.    Opening the meeting of the Ministerial Committee at Sheraton Doha, he…