Gulf Times - Spain
2,276 died trying to reach Europe last year but true toll higher

2,276 died trying to reach Europe last year but true toll higher

More than 2,200 people perished at sea trying to reach Europe last year, more than a third on the increasingly busy route to Spain's Canary Islands, the UN migration agency said on Friday.

Spain's wolf-hunting ban sparks bitter debate in rural north

Spain's wolf-hunting ban sparks bitter debate in rural north

A ban on wolf hunting in Spain's rural north is ratcheting up tension between agriculture and conservation, pitting farmers who fear for their livelihood against environmentalists who applaud the move.

Qatari-Spanish Business Council seeks to bolster bilateral trade, investments

Qatari-Spanish Business Council seeks to bolster bilateral trade, investments

A webinar between the Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA) and officials from Qatar and Spain Saturday highlighted the launch of the Qatari-Spanish Joint Business Council.

Spanish king's ex-lover tells court spymaster threatened her

Spanish king's ex-lover tells court spymaster threatened her

A former friend and lover of Spain's ex-monarch Juan Carlos testified under oath on Friday that the head of the intelligence service had threatened her life as he tried to recover financial documents involving the royal family in 2012.

Envoy affirms strength of Spanish-Qatar relations

Envoy affirms strength of Spanish-Qatar relations

Spain's ambassador to Qatar Belen Alfaro has affirmed that the bilateral relations between Qatar and Spain are firm and strong, praising the deep and developed relations between the two countries as many agreements in different fields are due in the future.

Four dead as migrant boat capsizes off Canaries

Four dead as migrant boat capsizes off Canaries

At least four people died when a boat carrying about 30 migrants sank off Spain's Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, emergency services said.

Spain to get first Pfizer vaccines in early 2021, Health Minister says

Spain to get first Pfizer vaccines in early 2021, Health Minister says

Spain would get the first vaccines against Covid-19 developed by US pharmaceuticals Pfizer and its partner BioNTech in early 2021, Health Minister Salvador Illa said on Tuesday.

Clashes in Spain over virus restrictions for second night

Clashes in Spain over virus restrictions for second night

Police in Spain made dozens of arrests during clashes with protesters for a second consecutive night as demonstrators took to the streets to denounce the new coronavirus restrictions.

Qatar, Spain sign agreement to abolish visa requirements for diplomatic, special and service passport holders

Qatar, Spain sign agreement to abolish visa requirements for diplomatic, special and service passport holders

A round of political consultations was held between the ministries of foreign affairs of Qatar and Spain via visual communication technology on Monday.

France extends curfew as Covid second wave surges in Europe

France extends curfew as Covid second wave surges in Europe

France extended curfews to around two thirds of its population on Thursday and Belgium's foreign minister was taken into intensive care with Covid-19, as the second wave of the pandemic surged across Europe.

Spain to receive 31.6 million doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

Spain to receive 31.6 million doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

Spain would receive 31.6 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine currently being developed by Britain's pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca between December and June if it is ready, Health Minister Salvador Illa said on Tuesday.

Amir sends cable to congratulations to King of Spain

Amir sends cable to congratulations to King of Spain

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani sent today cables of congratulations to King of Spain Philip VI on the occasion of his country's National Day.