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Pakistan court orders release of Nawaz Sharif and daughter

Pakistan court orders release of Nawaz Sharif and daughter

The Islamabad High Court suspended the 10-year sentence for Nawaz Sharif and the seven-year term handed down to his daughter, Maryam.
9/19/2018 2:35:02 PM
Turkish lira firms ahead of economic plan announcement

Turkish lira firms ahead of economic plan announcement

Finance Minister Berat Albayrak has promised "realistic macro targets" and "right action plans" in the three-year programme to 2021.
9/19/2018 1:15:13 PM
Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested in 1MDB case

Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested in 1MDB case

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will face charges of abusing his position and graft related to money allegedly siphoned off from state fund 1MDB.
9/19/2018 12:53:50 PM
Two hospitalised after incident at London Muslim centre

Two hospitalised after incident at London Muslim centre

Two people were hospitalised after a car reportedly hit pedestrians near a Muslim community centre in northwest London overnight.
9/19/2018 11:53:18 AM
Trump to visit North Carolina as rivers rise after deadly storm

Trump to visit North Carolina as rivers rise after deadly storm

Trump's trip to the state follows criticism for his handling of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico last year.
9/19/2018 11:43:30 AM
Maldives heads to polls amid criticism over vote fairness

Maldives heads to polls amid criticism over vote fairness

More than a quarter of a million people will vote on Sunday for the next leader of the tropical Maldives in an election criticised internationally for a lack of transparency.
9/19/2018 11:26:55 AM
China's subway expansion could help its steel sector

China's subway expansion could help its steel sector

A push to expand subway networks along with a drive to boost infrastructure investment are helping brighten the outlook for China's steel sector.
9/19/2018 11:18:48 AM
India closer to making 'triple talaq' a punishable offence

India closer to making 'triple talaq' a punishable offence

The Supreme Court outlawed the practice last year, but Modi's government wants to make it a non-bailable offence carrying a jail term of up to three years.
9/19/2018 10:58:04 AM
N. Korea to allow inspections in bid to revive nuclear talks

N. Korea to allow inspections in bid to revive nuclear talks

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in said they agreed to turn the Korean peninsula into a "land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats".
9/19/2018 10:46:31 AM
Eight people in hospital after toxic gas leak at Sydney hotel

Eight people in hospital after toxic gas leak at Sydney hotel

A worker accidentally mixed pool chlorine and hydrochloric acid, used as a cleaning agent, at the Pullman Hotel.
9/19/2018 10:22:59 AM
Philippines typhoon toll hits 81, expected to rise

Philippines typhoon toll hits 81, expected to rise

Mangkhut swamped farm fields in the nation's agricultural north and smashed houses when it tore through at the weekend with violent winds and heavy rains.
9/19/2018 9:55:57 AM
Australia strawberry needle scare: tough penalties proposed

Australia strawberry needle scare: tough penalties proposed

Needles, first found in strawberries produced by one supplier in Queensland, are now turning up around the country.
9/19/2018 9:48:12 AM
Macron injects cash into fix healthcare

Macron injects cash into fix healthcare

President Emmanuel Macron has promised extra money and more doctors in rural areas to ease pressure on France’s hospitals, which are creaking under the weight of budget constraints and closures of clinics outside towns and cities.
9/19/2018 1:57:13 AM
French interior minister reveals plan to resign

French interior minister reveals plan to resign

France’s Interior Minister Gerard Collomb announced yesterday that he would stand down after next year’s European Parliament elections, in yet another blow to President Emmanuel Macron.
9/19/2018 1:54:21 AM
Italy’s M5S vows no favours to Berlusconi

Italy’s M5S vows no favours to Berlusconi

Italy’s ruling coalition of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and far-right League party will pay no regard towards ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s influential media empire, an M5S minister said yesterday.
9/19/2018 1:51:30 AM
Merkel removes spy chief to defuse row

Merkel removes spy chief to defuse row

Angela Merkel’s government has removed domestic spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen from office, transferring him to a different post to defuse an explosive row over immigration and the far-right that once more rocked the German chancellor’s fragile coalition.
9/19/2018 1:41:34 AM
EU’s Tusk calls for end to ‘mutual resentment’ at migration summit

EU’s Tusk calls for end to ‘mutual resentment’ at migration summit

European Council President Donald Tusk has called on EU leaders to end their “mutual resentment” ahead of talks in the Austrian city of Salzburg aimed at making progress on the migration deadlock.
9/19/2018 1:37:48 AM
3-2-1 Museum shares progress at General Assembly of Olympic Museums Network

3-2-1 Museum shares progress at General Assembly of Olympic Museums Network

Representatives from the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum (3-2-1 QOSM) participated in the 13th General Assembly of The Olympic Museums Network, it was announced yesterday.
9/19/2018 1:33:33 AM
QNL and Russian library sign MoU

QNL and Russian library sign MoU

Qatar National Library (QNL) and the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the recent 84th World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
9/19/2018 1:30:44 AM
Kuwaiti Amir receives papers of envoy

Kuwaiti Amir receives papers of envoy

Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah received the credentials of Bandar bin Mohammed al-Attiyah as extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Qatar to Kuwait.
9/19/2018 1:29:25 AM
Envoy presents papers

Envoy presents papers

Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif has received a copy of the credentials of Mohammed bin Hamad al-Hajri
9/19/2018 1:28:21 AM
Relations with Nato strategic and deep, says ambassador

Relations with Nato strategic and deep, says ambassador

The third meeting of the Individual Partnership and Co-operation Programme between Qatar and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) started in Brussels on Monday.
9/19/2018 1:27:09 AM
Putin begins efforts to defuse Israel crisis after Russian plane downed

Putin begins efforts to defuse Israel crisis after Russian plane downed

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to defuse a crisis yesterday after Syrian defences mistakenly downed a Russian warplane after Israeli air strikes.
9/19/2018 1:26:54 AM
Cote d’Ivoire president leaves Doha

Cote d’Ivoire president leaves Doha

Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara left Doha yesterday after an official visit to Qatar.
9/19/2018 1:25:34 AM
WEF chief praises Qatari efforts in education field

WEF chief praises Qatari efforts in education field

HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed Ali al-Hammadi met yesterday with World Economic Forum (WEF) president Borge Brende, on the sidelines of WEF’s annual meeting of the New Champions, which started in Tianjin, China and will run for three days.
9/19/2018 1:24:12 AM
Renewed battle for Hodeidah sparks humanitarian crisis fears

Renewed battle for Hodeidah sparks humanitarian crisis fears

Saudi-backed government forces in Yemen launched a series of attacks on rebel-held Hodeidah, military officials said yesterday, raising fears of a humanitarian crisis as an 11-week pause in the battle for the port city ended.
9/19/2018 1:23:36 AM
Zimbabwe president rules out early return to local currency

Zimbabwe president rules out early return to local currency

Zimbabwe’s new president yesterday ruled out an early return of the Zimbabwean dollar, toning down remarks by his finance minister that backed reintroducing the bloated currency.
9/19/2018 1:17:10 AM
MoPH launches baseline survey on health and safety of employees

MoPH launches baseline survey on health and safety of employees

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has launched a national baseline survey on the health and safety of employees in Qatar.
9/19/2018 1:10:14 AM
Barwa Real Estate joins ‘Year of Culture Qatar-Russia 2018’

Barwa Real Estate joins ‘Year of Culture Qatar-Russia 2018’

Barwa Real Estate Group has joined the Year of Culture Qatar-Russia 2018 with Group CEO Salman bin Mohamed al-Mohannadi participating in a seminar titled ‘Qatar: No Limits of Architecture’.
9/19/2018 1:07:53 AM
RoSPA honour for Ashghal’s Sewage programme

RoSPA honour for Ashghal’s Sewage programme

Ashghal has received a gold achievement award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for Doha South Sewage Infrastructure Programme.
9/19/2018 1:06:18 AM
QBRI launches grants for collaborative research

QBRI launches grants for collaborative research

Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI), a research institute under Hamad Bin Khalifa University, has launched an Interdisciplinary Research Grant Programme (IDGP).
9/19/2018 1:01:35 AM
Amir congratulates president of Chile

Amir congratulates president of Chile

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani sent yesterday cables of congratulations to Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera on
9/19/2018 1:00:07 AM