The emerging BA.2 form of the Omicron coronavirus variant does not seem to be any more severe than the original BA.1 form, an official of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Vaccines also continue to provide similar protection against t..
The Philippines will grant entry to visitors vaccinated against COVID-19 from Feb. 10, its government said on Friday, in an effort to boost a tourism sector decimated by the pandemic. The archipelago nation of more than 7,000 islands had planned t..
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour, has set a maximum price for the recruitment of domestic workers from different countries. The price ranges from QR9,000 for domestic workers from Kenya and E..
An indicator of the great power of last Saturday's volcanic eruption in Tonga is the height reached by its plume. UK scientists examining weather satellite data calculate it to be around 55km (35 miles) above the Earth's surface. This i..
The Philippines is buying 32 S-70i Black Hawk helicopters from Poland-based Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary PZL Mielec to beef up its existing fleet of 12, the country's defence chief said on Sunday, as it seeks to boost its disaster response capabi..
The Philippines has finalised a deal to acquire a shore-based anti-ship missile system from India for nearly $375 million to beef up its navy, the Southeast Asian nation's defence minister said. The Philippines is in the late stages of a five-..
The Philippines' energy secretary Alfonso Cusi has appealed to Indonesia to lift its coal export ban, saying the policy will be detrimental to economies heavily reliant on the fuel for power generation, Manila's Department of Energy said on M..
His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani sent on Monday a cable of condolences to President of the Republic of the Philippines HE Rodrigo Duterte on the victims of Typhoon Rai that hit the Philippines, wishing a speedy recovery..
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines thanked Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Tani for providing assistance to the state struck by the typhoon Odette. In a statement from Cheong Wa Dae, Duterte said, “During a telephone c..