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Thai police admit wanted monk ‘may have escaped’

Thai police admit wanted monk ‘may have escaped’

An elderly monk wanted for massive fraud may have escaped a three-week siege of his temple, Thai cops admitted yesterday, thwarting a much-trumpted dragnet ordered by the kingdom’s junta.

Thousands of trees to get a new life at 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar sites

Thousands of trees to get a new life at 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar sites

Thousands of trees from public spaces under construction and private owners will be given a new life at 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar sites in the coming years, according to the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).

JD.com to get $2.1bn in finance arm’s spinoff

JD.com to get $2.1bn in finance arm’s spinoff

JD.com Inc agreed to sell its finance arm for 14.3bn yuan ($2.1bn) in cash while retaining a share of its future profits, part of a deal to spin off the fast-growing division and create a strong rival to billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Financial.

Indonesia gets prepared for Saudi king’s beach holiday

Indonesia gets prepared for Saudi king’s beach holiday

A Bali beach holiday for Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and his considerable entourage has turned into a military exercise for host Indonesia.

Arsenal ‘owe themselves a good performance’, says Wenger

Arsenal ‘owe themselves a good performance’, says Wenger

Arsene Wenger has told his Arsenal side they “owe themselves” a good performance as they look to revive their faltering Premier League campaign away to Liverpool today.

Ooredoo launches new ‘Value’ Offer for Dawli 20

Ooredoo launches new ‘Value’ Offer for Dawli 20

Ooredoo has announced a new ‘Value’ Offer for Dawli 20 International Calling Cards which will enable customers to select the country they want to call, to benefit from a dedicated international offer.

Oil after Opec expected to remain in $55-$60 range: QNB

Oil after Opec expected to remain in $55-$60 range: QNB

As Opec cuts have expedited the clearing of the global oil market, the key determinant of oil prices is shifting to US shale oil breakevens, which are expected to remain in the $55-60 range, QNB has said in an economic commentary.

Lekhwiya regain top spot with 2-1 win over Sailiya

Lekhwiya regain top spot with 2-1 win over Sailiya

Lekhwiya recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win over Al Sailiya to regain the top position in the Qatar Stars League yesterday.

Oman’s Bank Muscat raising $500mn syndicated loan

Oman’s Bank Muscat raising $500mn syndicated loan

Bank Muscat, Oman’s largest bank by assets, is raising $500 million through a syndicated loan, banking sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.

Spanish court acquits king's sister of tax fraud

Spanish court acquits king's sister of tax fraud

The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, was acquitted on Friday of being an accessory to tax fraud at the end of a year-long trial seen as a test of whether Spain's rich and powerful are accountable to the law.

Fifty One East offers Cyber-shot HX350

Fifty One East offers Cyber-shot HX350

Fifty One East, one of Qatar’s favourite department stores and Sony Middle East and Africa have launched the latest Cyber-shot HX350 high-zoom camera, which is ‘great for expansive landscapes to exotic wildlife and family portraits.’

Al Rayan Bank UK, Islamic Relief join hands to support enterprise and empower communities

Al Rayan Bank UK, Islamic Relief join hands to support enterprise and empower communities

Islamic Relief and Al Rayan Bank are teaming up to support Shariah-compliant microfinance through fundraising activities, which will help empower people to establish social enterprise businesses in their home countries and work their way out of poverty.