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Al-Futtaim to invest $700m in Egypt after dispute settled
November 25, 2014 - 6:12:51 pm
CAIRO: Dubai-based conglomerate Al-Futtaim Group said on Tuesday it would invest $700 million in Egypt over three years and pay the governme...
India, Nepal sign $1bn hydropower deal
November 25, 2014 - 6:08:41 pm
KATHMANDU: Nepal and India signed a deal Tuesday to build a $1-billion hydropower plant as Indian premier Narendra Modi began a visit to the...
Gulf agrees new contract for domestic workers ahead of Asia meet
November 25, 2014 - 6:07:00 pm
KUWAIT CITY: Gulf labour ministers Tuesday agreed on minimum terms in the contracts of domestic staff to improve the widely criticised worki...
Twin bombing kills 45 in Nigeria, Boko Haram seizes another town
November 25, 2014 - 6:04:38 pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: More than 45 people died Tuesday in twin bomb blasts, including one by a female suicide bomber, at a packed market in th...
Oil market firms with OPEC on horizon
November 25, 2014 - 6:03:08 pm
LONDON: Oil prices nudged higher Tuesday as many dealers bet that the OPEC cartel is unlikely to agree on any cuts at a key output meeting t...
Pakistan airstrikes against Haqqani militants kill 20
November 25, 2014 - 5:56:56 pm
PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistanis officials said jet fighters Tuesday killed 20 suspected members of the feared Haqqani network, accused of som...
US to leave more troops than first planned in Afghanistan
November 25, 2014 - 5:54:04 pm
KABUL: The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO missio...
Pakistani man shoots niece for listening to loud music
November 25, 2014 - 5:49:53 pm
ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani man shot dead his teenage niece because she was listening to loud music, police said on Tuesday. Muhammad Gullista...
Qatar stock index drops 266.19 points
November 25, 2014 - 5:47:19 pm
DOHA: Qatar Stock Exchange index dropped 266.19 points (1.94 percent) when the bourse closed trading at 13,423.83 points Tuesday. Indices...
China calls for release of fishermen convicted in Philippines
November 25, 2014 - 5:45:50 pm
BEIJING: China called on the Philippines Tuesday to release nine Chinese fisherman convicted of poaching after they were detained while in d...
Sony to end FIFA sponsorship contract: Reports
November 25, 2014 - 5:42:42 pm
TOKYO: Sony has decided not to renew a multi-million-dollar sponsorship contract with FIFA, reports said Tuesday, as the money-losing firm u...
Safaricom signs security contract with Kenya's government
November 25, 2014 - 12:24:32 pm
NAIROBI: Kenya's largest mobile phone firm Safaricom said on Tuesday it had signed a deal with the government to construct a security sy...
Yemen frees 8 hostages from Qaeda, including foreigner
November 25, 2014 - 11:58:05 am
SANAA: Yemeni troops on Tuesday freed eight hostages, including a foreigner, from a group of Al-Qaeda militants who were killed in a dawn ra...
At least 10 killed in Cairo building collapse
November 25, 2014 - 11:35:54 am
CAIRO: An eight-floor residential building collapsed overnight in Cairo, killing at least 10 people and injuring seven others, security sour...
Sony warns reforms needed before smartphones make money
November 25, 2014 - 10:42:13 am
TOKYO: Struggling Sony warned Thursday it needs to carry out years of root and branch reform before it can turn around its battered smartpho...
Vietnam warships visit Philippines amid South China Sea dispute
November 25, 2014 - 9:44:54 am
MANILA: Vietnam on Tuesday showed off its two most powerful warships in the first-ever port call to the Philippines but an official said it ...
Exchange Rates in Qatar
November 25, 2014 - 8:51:37 am
DOHA: Exchange Rates for foreign currencies as issued on Tuesday by Qatar National Bank (QNB) are as following:  ...
Philippines removes Hong Kong journalists from blacklist
November 25, 2014 - 8:51:07 am
MANILA: The Philippines has lifted an entry ban against nine Hong Kong journalists who shouted questions at President Benigno Aquino last ye...
Morocco flash floods toll climbs to at least 28 dead
November 24, 2014 - 6:36:35 pm
RABAT: The death toll from three days of what residents described as the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades has climbed to a...
Kuwait's KNPC to invest $40bn to 2022
November 24, 2014 - 6:35:39 pm
KUWAIT: Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) plans to spend $40 billion in the period to 2022 on projects including a new refinery and a clea...
Saudi Aramco to nearly double planned Fadhili gas plant capacity
November 24, 2014 - 6:06:08 pm
KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Aramco plans to nearly double the capacity of a planned new gas plant at Fadhili to 2.5 billion standard cubic f...
Qatar stock index down 64.87 points
November 24, 2014 - 6:03:31 pm
DOHA: Qatar Stock Exchange index dropped slightly by 64.87 points (0.47 percent) when the bourse closed at 13,690.02 points Sunday. The t...
At least 100 killed in new massacre in east DR Congo
November 24, 2014 - 6:01:29 pm
KINSHASA: About 100 people were slaughtered last week in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the latest massacre to shake the re...
Three soldiers killed in east Ukraine
November 24, 2014 - 2:21:28 pm
KIEV: Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 24 wounded in fighting between government forces and Kremlin-backed rebels in the war-torn ea...
Russia to lose some $40bn a year due to sanctions
November 24, 2014 - 2:20:47 pm
MOSCOW: Russia is set to lose around $40 billion (32 billiUon euros) per year due to Western sanctions over the Ukraine conflict, Finance Mi...
US Architecture Services Trade Miss...
Tainted food: Eight hospitalised
Bahrain envoy back in Doha
Interviews for family visa through ...
Qatar Investment Authority to set u...
Doha to host 2019 world athletics m...
New SEC rules make parents jittery
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