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MES marks World Hindi Day

MES marks World Hindi Day

MES Indian School celebrated the World Hindi Day (Vishwa Hindi Diwas) with great enthusiasm and traditional gaiety in its Boys’, Girls’ and Junior Sections recently.

Aberdeen University Qatar campus to start classes from September

Aberdeen University Qatar campus to start classes from September

The University of Aberdeen in Qatar (UA-Q), the only branch campus of the university outside the UK, will start its undergraduate programmes from this September, an official of the university has told Gulf Times.

Despite challenges, Qatar’s hospitality sector remains robust

Despite challenges, Qatar’s hospitality sector remains robust

Qatar’s hospitality sector still commands “a very solid occupancy” despite some challenges in 2016, Rotana chief operating officer Guy Hutchinson has said.

Corn diet turning French hamsters into deranged cannibals: research

Corn diet turning French hamsters into deranged cannibals: research

A diet of corn is turning wild hamsters in northeastern France into deranged cannibals that devour their offspring, alarmed researchers have reported.

Saudi central banker says crunch on banks is over

Saudi central banker says crunch on banks is over

Saudi Arabia central bank Governor Ahmed Alkholifey said a cash crunch that squeezed commercial lenders last year is over and that he’s open to more foreign banks operating in the biggest Arab economy.

Indonesia may export up to 5.2mn tonnes nickel ore a year: Minister

Indonesia may export up to 5.2mn tonnes nickel ore a year: Minister

Indonesian miners may export up to 5.2mn tonnes of nickel ore a year under the country’s new rules, the mining minister said yesterday, only a fraction of its shipments when it was once a top global supplier of the stainless steel material.

India-Qatar friendship and emerging partnership

India-Qatar friendship and emerging partnership

HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar, is visiting India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

ChemChina plans to sweeten offer to clinch Syngenta deal

ChemChina plans to sweeten offer to clinch Syngenta deal

State-owned Chinese chemicals group ChemChina is ready to offer more concessions to win European Union antitrust approval for its $43bn bid for Swiss pesticide and seed group Syngenta, a source with direct knowledge of the process said.

Thousands flee as typhoon Sarika flogs Philippines

Thousands flee as typhoon Sarika flogs Philippines

Typhoon Sarika lashed the main Philippine island of Luzon on Sunday, ripping off roofs, toppling power pylons and forcing more than 12,000 people to flee to safer ground, officials said.

Gunmen kidnap US aid worker in Niger, take him towards Mali

Gunmen kidnap US aid worker in Niger, take him towards Mali

Gunmen raided the house of a US aid worker in central Niger overnight, killing his two guards before driving him off across the desert towards Mali, the mayor of the town said on Saturday.

Philippines faces 'most damaging typhoon'

Philippines faces 'most damaging typhoon'

The Philippines faces what could be ‘the most damaging’ storm this year as Typhoon Sarika headed for the archipelago's heavily-populated main island, officials said Saturday.

Heavy rain hits Nepal capital

Heavy rain hits Nepal capital

A motorbike rider crosses a flooded street in Kathmandu yesterday. Heavy rainfall has affected capital Kathmandu and many other cities in the country.