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13th Beijing International Film Festival to Open in Late April

The 13th Beijing International Film Festival (BIFF) will run from April 22 to 29, with renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou chairing the international jury for the Tiantan Award, according to the organizers.Fifteen films will contend for this year’s T…

HH the Father Amir Participates in National Sports Day

DOHA, HH the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani participated on Tuesday morning in the activities of the National Sports Day, which is held under the slogan ” The Choice Is Yours”.His Highness practiced walking in Souq Waqif area.HH the Fath…

Qatar Airways’ Paris Premium Lounge Re-opens

Spanning over 1,000 square metres, the lounge is equipped with two dining areas and can accommodate more than 200 passengersParis, France – Qatar Airways re-opened its luxurious Premium Lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), complementing the…

Sorry PSG knocked out of French Cup by Marseille

Marseille, Paris St Germain’s miserable start to the year continued when they were knocked out of the French Cup last 16 by bitter rivals Olympique de Marseille.Marseille, who had only beaten PSG twice since the capital side were taken over by Qatar Sp…

France captain Lloris announces international retirement

Paris, France’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper and captain, Hugo Lloris, announced his retirement from international football aged 36 on Monday, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.Lloris made a record 145 appearances for France from 2008…

Cool Air Blasts Fans on Breezy World Cup Opening Night

AL KHOR, QATAR — Icy air blasted the more than 67,000 fans packing the Al Bayt Stadium on the World Cup’s breezy opening night in the coastal Qatari city of Al Khor.The cool night, made chillier by the air conditioned outdoor stadium, left some fans wi…

Wales or Cymru? Welsh considering name change in soccer

Manama, Wales’ soccer team is considering a name change after the World Cup, reports AP. The Welsh soccer federation wants to call its teams “Cymru” the Welsh name for Wales at international level to reflect what it is called domestically. Talks wi…