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'Super-human' Kipchoge busts mythical two-hour marathon barrier

'Super-human' Kipchoge busts mythical two-hour marathon barrier

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge on Saturday made history, busting the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon on a specially prepared course in a huge Vienna park.
10/12/2019 12:41:43 PM
Petrol bombs thrown in Hong Kong metro, no one injured: govt

Petrol bombs thrown in Hong Kong metro, no one injured: govt

Petrol bombs were thrown inside a Hong Kong metro station on Saturday but no one was injured, the government said, as pro-democracy protesters again took to the streets angry ...
10/12/2019 12:17:11 PM
North Korea demands Japan pay compensation for sinking fishing boat: KCNA

North Korea demands Japan pay compensation for sinking fishing boat: KCNA

North Korea's foreign ministry ‘strongly demanded’ on Saturday that Japan pay compensation for a fishing boat that sank when it collided with a Japanese patrol boat earlier this week ...
10/12/2019 11:28:33 AM
Nepal eyes railway deal with China during Xi visit

Nepal eyes railway deal with China during Xi visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to arrive in Nepal on Saturday for talks with Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and is expected to sign a deal expanding a railway link between the Himalayan nation and Tibet ...
10/12/2019 11:07:29 AM
Nepal bus crash kills 11, injures over a hundred

Nepal bus crash kills 11, injures over a hundred

An overloaded bus plunged down a hill in central Nepal, killing at least 11 and injuring 108 people, an official said Saturday.
10/12/2019 10:25:14 AM
Two dead as Typhoon Hagibis batters Japan with 'unprecedented' rain

Two dead as Typhoon Hagibis batters Japan with 'unprecedented' rain

Powerful Typhoon Hagibis barrelled through Japan Saturday, killing at least two people and lashing large parts of the country with "unprecedented" rain that caused floods
10/12/2019 10:01:28 AM
Iraqi and Vietnamese directors scoop top prize at Busan film festival

Iraqi and Vietnamese directors scoop top prize at Busan film festival

An Iraq-Qatar co-production looking at life in war-torn Baghdad and a Vietnamese tale of a young bookie struggling to support himself and his loved ones have shared the top award ...
10/12/2019 9:38:13 AM
China's Xinhua focuses more on progress, less on a pending US trade deal

China's Xinhua focuses more on progress, less on a pending US trade deal

US officials on Friday promised a ‘Phase 1’ deal with China on a host of conflicts from intellectual property to currency was imminent, but China's official state-owned news organisation Xinhua struck a more cautious tone.
10/12/2019 8:27:19 AM
Court rules ex-leader Zuma must face corruption trial

Court rules ex-leader Zuma must face corruption trial

South Africa’s scandal-plagued former president Jacob Zuma will face trial on corruption charges over a 1990s arms deal, a court ruled yesterday, in one of multiple alleged graft cases over his long political career.
10/12/2019 1:39:37 AM
Troops injure 23 Palestinians

Troops injure 23 Palestinians

At least 23 Palestinians were injured yesterday by live bullets and many others by rubber-coated rounds as Israeli occupation forces attacked dozens of protesters
10/12/2019 1:36:29 AM
HBKU introduces programmes to prospective students at DEC

HBKU introduces programmes to prospective students at DEC

As part of its ongoing student outreach initiative, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) – a member of Qatar Foundation – recently showcased its degrees to students and the community at ‘Discover Education City’ (DEC).
10/12/2019 1:22:06 AM
Modi-Xi bonhomie on show as informal summit begins

Modi-Xi bonhomie on show as informal summit begins

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday took Chinese President Xi Jinping on a tour of a seaside temple and monument complex as part of an informal summit against the backdrop of strained ties over the Kashmir.
10/12/2019 1:13:40 AM
Amir directs allocation of $50mn to Global Fund to mobilide resources to eradicate diseases

Amir directs allocation of $50mn to Global Fund to mobilide resources to eradicate diseases

QFFD announced a multi-year donation of $50mn to the Global Fund, which aims to eliminate diseases such as Aids, malaria, and tuberculosis by 2030.
10/12/2019 12:53:35 AM
FIFA president: Qatar will host unforgettable 2022 World Cup

FIFA president: Qatar will host unforgettable 2022 World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said that Qatar will host an unforgettable edition of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, pointing out that holding the World Cup in November and December will be in favour of the tournament and the players.
10/12/2019 12:49:30 AM
Duterte aide denies traffic crisis despite three-hour commute

Duterte aide denies traffic crisis despite three-hour commute

President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman suffered through a three-hour commute in Manila’s clogged street after drawing public anger by insisting there was no traffic problem in the Philippines capital.
10/12/2019 12:27:37 AM
Fish found dead in protected zone

Fish found dead in protected zone

At least 30 tubs of dead fish were found floating in the Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) yesterday morning.
10/12/2019 12:26:13 AM
Water service provider criticised over rate hike plan

Water service provider criticised over rate hike plan

Lawmakers yesterday blasted Manila Water Co. Inc. for warning that water rates could increase “exponentially” if the Supreme Court decision upholding the massive penalty imposed on water concessionaires is implemented.
10/12/2019 12:24:32 AM
Even in death, Uighurs feel long reach of Chinese state

Even in death, Uighurs feel long reach of Chinese state

China is destroying burial grounds where generations of Uighur families have been laid to rest, leaving behind human bones and broken tombs in what activists call an effort to eradicate the ethnic group’s identity in Xinjiang.
10/12/2019 12:20:05 AM
LA needs concrete action to combat climate change

LA needs concrete action to combat climate change

As Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti takes on his latest challenge, he should remember this simple mantra: Think globally, act locally.
10/12/2019 12:18:16 AM
UN chief urges end to ‘coal addiction’

UN chief urges end to ‘coal addiction’

Too much of the world is still addicted to coal power even as climate change “threatens the viability of human societies”, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said yesterday, singling out Asian nations over their ongoing use of the fossil fuel.
10/12/2019 12:08:34 AM
World champs Brazil, Greece aim to excel

World champs Brazil, Greece aim to excel

When Beach Handball throws off at the ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019, two World Champions will chase glory. And the gold medal.
10/12/2019 12:08:07 AM
First man to perform a spacewalk dies at 85

First man to perform a spacewalk dies at 85

Alexei Leonov, a legendary Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to perform a spacewalk in 1965, died in Moscow yesterday, aged 85, after a long illness.
10/12/2019 12:06:22 AM
Qatar on course with wins over Croatia and Hungary

Qatar on course with wins over Croatia and Hungary

‘It was a good day for us. I am very happy with the boys’ performance against strong rivals’
10/12/2019 12:06:01 AM
Global Security Forum to explore disinformation challenges

Global Security Forum to explore disinformation challenges

HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Global Security Forum, the organisers announced in a tweet Friday.
10/12/2019 12:03:39 AM
Qatar’s 3x3  players ‘trust the process’ as they  aim for glory

Qatar’s 3x3 players ‘trust the process’ as they aim for glory

A potential success in the upcoming ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019 will be just another great frame for the 3x3 Basketball national team of the host country.
10/12/2019 12:03:35 AM
EU and Britain agree to intensify Brexit talks

EU and Britain agree to intensify Brexit talks

British and EU negotiators yesterday agreed to intensify efforts to find a new Brexit withdrawal agreement, just days before a key European summit.
10/12/2019 12:03:08 AM
Imran blasts media bias over HK unrest, Kashmir

Imran blasts media bias over HK unrest, Kashmir

Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused international media of a “double standard”, saying that news outlets give more prominence to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong than to the situation in disputed Kashmir.
10/12/2019 12:00:30 AM
British women edge out Paraguay in beach soccer

British women edge out Paraguay in beach soccer

‘We want to put our best performance out and we really want to get a result out of that’
10/12/2019 12:00:07 AM
Powerful Typhoon Hagibis barrelling towards Tokyo

Powerful Typhoon Hagibis barrelling towards Tokyo

Japan braced yesterday for a powerful typhoon barrelling towards Tokyo that has already forced the cancellation of two Rugby World Cup matches, disrupted the Suzuka Grand Prix and grounded flights.
10/11/2019 11:59:31 PM
Malala seeks tips for final year at Oxford

Malala seeks tips for final year at Oxford

Nobel laureate and girls education campaigner Malala Yousafzai has entered her final year at Oxford University.
10/11/2019 11:58:33 PM
Europe needs a serious N-energy debate

Europe needs a serious N-energy debate

Last month, the Akademik Lomonosov, Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant, arrived in the remote town of Pevek in the country’s Siberian Arctic region.
10/11/2019 11:49:10 PM
Widodo tightens security after attack on minister

Widodo tightens security after attack on minister

Indonesian leader Joko Widodo ordered beefed-up security measures yesterday after two militants from an IS-linked terror group stabbed his chief security minister, with the politician in hospital recovering from emergency surgery.
10/11/2019 11:46:54 PM