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Preventing Qataris from performing Umrah a new chapter in politicisation of religious rites: Al Raya

Preventing Qataris from performing Umrah a new chapter in politicisation of religious rites: Al Raya

Qatari newspaper, Al-Raya, said that using religious rites in the existing political differences by the Saudi authorities is not new, in light of the ongoing siege, air embargo and the closure of the land border ...

PM meets UK transport secretary

PM meets UK transport secretary

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani holding talks with UK’s Secretary of State for Transport and Member of Parliament Chris Grayling in Doha yesterday.

Decade in making: post-crisis banking rules finally signed

Decade in making: post-crisis banking rules finally signed

Financial regulators reached a long-sought deal yesterday to harmonise global banking rules, capping a decade of effort to make banks more resilient even if they fell short of their own initial hopes.

More than 2,000 drugs now in cancer immunotherapy race

More than 2,000 drugs now in cancer immunotherapy race

The race to develop new immunotherapy treatments against cancer has sparked an unprecedented explosion in the oncology drug pipeline, with more than 2,000 immune system-boosting agents now in development.

Black cab turns green as all-new electric London taxi launches

Black cab turns green as all-new electric London taxi launches

London’s first electric-powered black cabs hit the streets yesterday, the capital’s iconic taxis getting a facelift for the modern age that should help cut pollution in the city.

Permanent Residency draft  law to be presented to Advisory Council in Dec.

Permanent Residency draft law to be presented to Advisory Council in Dec.

A draft law on the Permanent Residency Law, which would allow beneficiaries to undertake commercial activities and own residential and investment properties, will be presented to the Advisory Council (Shura) next month in preparation for its issuance, HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Shei

Russia’s dividend quest said on track to miss target in 2018

Russia’s dividend quest said on track to miss target in 2018

Russia will fall far short of its goal to wrest billions of dollars in dividends from its biggest companies as the government runs up against their lobbying power, according to officials with knowledge of the matter.

Civilians pour out of Raqa

Civilians pour out of Raqa

Dozens of desperate civilians streamed out of battlefront districts of Syria’s Raqa yesterday after a ferocious resumption in bombardment against Islamic State (IS) group holdouts in the city.

Sri Lanka arrests two men over Taiwan bank hacking

Sri Lanka arrests two men over Taiwan bank hacking

The pair were arrested after they tried to withdraw large sums of money that had been wired to their accounts with a Sri Lankan bank branch in the capital Colombo, the official said.

Senegal sends its envoy back to Doha

Senegal sends its envoy back to Doha

Senegal has decided to send its ambassador back to Doha, after being previously summoned for consultation, it was announced yesterday.

Libya coastguard rescues nearly 300 migrants off the coast

Libya coastguard rescues nearly 300 migrants off the coast

Libya's coastguard rescued an estimated 278 migrants including women and children on Monday off the shores of two different towns west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman said.

In a game about violence, players win through empathy, not guns

In a game about violence, players win through empathy, not guns

Chicago’s bloodshed has been well chronicled by journalists, musicians and filmmakers aiming to understand its perpetrators and victims. Now this mission has shifted to a new medium.