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PM meets Chubu Electric Power chairman
September 17, 2014 - 2:20:59 pm
DOHA: HE Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani on Wednesday met with Toshio Mita, chairma...
Assistant FM receives copy of Vietnamese ambassador's credentials
September 17, 2014 - 2:20:34 pm
DOHA: HE Assistant Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi on Wednesday received a copy of the credentials of ...
80 missing in Central Africa riverboat sinking
September 17, 2014 - 1:47:14 pm
BANGUI: Around 80 people are missing in Central African Republic after their boat sank last week on the M'poko River south of the capita...
Pakistan says air strikes kill 40 militants in northwest
September 17, 2014 - 12:55:04 pm
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's military said Wednesday it killed 40 insurgents and destroyed five of their hideouts in fresh air attacks as part ...
Qatar seeks to diversify national economy by attracting foreign investments
September 17, 2014 - 12:14:54 pm
WASHINGTON: HE Qatar's Ambassador to the United States Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari has stressed that the State of Qatar is seeking to diver...
Saudi Arabia to allow OTC trade of shares in suspended or delisted firms
September 17, 2014 - 12:01:58 pm
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's securities market regulator said on Wednesday that it would permit off-market trading of shares in companies whic...
Jihadists claim bomb that killed six Egypt police
September 17, 2014 - 12:01:36 pm
CAIRO: Egypt's deadliest militant group has claimed the killing of six policemen in a roadside bomb in the Sinai Peninsula, where securi...
Kyrgyz minister meets Qatari envoy
September 17, 2014 - 11:42:50 am
BISHKEK: Minister of Energy and Industry of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan Osmonbek Artykbaev met Wednesday with HE Qatar's Ambassador in Bi...
Air France strike into third day, as PM urges pilots back to work
September 17, 2014 - 11:29:06 am
PARIS: Air France scrapped more than half its flights Wednesday as pilots extended a strike into a third day, defying Prime Minister Manuel ...
Petroceltic, Hess to resume oil drilling in Iraqi Kurdistan in October
September 17, 2014 - 11:28:42 am
LONDON: Oil and gas explorer Petroceltic said it would resume drilling in Iraqi Kurdistan together with partner Hess in early October, after...
49 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan
September 17, 2014 - 11:27:49 am
KABUL: At least 49 Taliban militants were killed and 15 others were arrested during military operations by Afghan national security forces i...
Nearly 50 dead in Syria air strikes on central province
September 17, 2014 - 10:33:27 am
BEIRUT: At least 48 people including rebel fighters have been killed in Syrian government air bombardments around a town in the central prov...
Kuwait's Americana says major shareholder evaluating options on stake
September 17, 2014 - 10:32:53 am
KUWAIT: Kuwait Food Co (Americana) asked for its shares to be suspended on the Kuwaiti bourse on Wednesday after receiving a letter from its...
Bangladesh court commutes top Islamist's death sentence
September 17, 2014 - 10:02:44 am
DHAKA: Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a top Islamist preacher whose sent...
Sony warns of $2.14bn annual loss, over four times forecast
September 17, 2014 - 10:02:16 am
TOKYO: Sony on Wednesday raised its forecast annual loss more than fourfold to $2.14 billion, blaming its struggling mobile phone business. ...
Japan to donate over $10m to Iraqi, Syrian refugees
September 17, 2014 - 9:46:11 am
TOKYO: Japan plans to donate more than $10 million through international organizations to Iraqi and Syrian refugees displaced by the Islamic...
Female journalist murdered in Afghanistan
September 17, 2014 - 9:39:14 am
KABUL: A female journalist was murdered by unidentified men in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan. The female journalistm – Pal...
Oil prices down in Asian trade
September 17, 2014 - 9:21:06 am
SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell in Asia Wednesday as dealers squared positions following sharp gains in the previous session that were stoked by ...
Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava
September 17, 2014 - 9:20:10 am
LEGAZPI: Lava cascaded down the Philippines' most active volcano on Wednesday as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a pos...
Exchange Rates in Qatar
September 17, 2014 - 8:58:50 am
Exchange Rates in Qatar DOHA: Exchange Rates for foreign currencies as issued on Wednesday by Qatar National Bank (QNB) are as following:...
Markets cheer $81bn China stimulus report
September 17, 2014 - 8:46:44 am
SHANGHAI: A reported $81 billion injection into China's major banks is the first of a series of expected stimulus measures by Beijing to...
China's Xi kicks off $1.4bn Sri Lanka port city development
September 17, 2014 - 8:41:11 am
COLOMBO: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday launched the construction of a $1.4 billion port city in Sri Lanka's capital that wil...
Qatar University to host workshop for young scientists
September 16, 2014 - 2:56:57 pm
DOHA: Qatar University's Al Bairaq programme will engage aspiring young scientists from high schools in workshops on nanotechnology and ...
100 million people saved from hunger over last decade
September 16, 2014 - 2:34:33 pm
ROME: The number of hungry people in the world has dropped by 100 million over the last 10 years, though one in nine are still undernourishe...
Qatar expresses concern over expansion of nuclear power reactors establishment
September 16, 2014 - 2:33:31 pm
VIENNA: The State of Qatar has stressed that the obsession with safety and security of potential nuclear accidents preoccupies the internati...
Ooredoo in Indonesia health initiat...
Qatar Airways to receive first A380...
Russia sanctions will freeze foreig...
Ooredoo to offer iPhone 6 from Sept...
Qatar Airways opens three-day promo...
Law issued to combat cybercrimes
Nanotechnology offers tangible bene...
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