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Iraq bombings kill at least 22
September 19, 2014 - 3:34:12 pm
BAGHDAD: Bombings in and near the Iraqi capital and a blast in the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 22 people on Friday, security and...
Nepal, India sign deal to build hydropower plant
September 19, 2014 - 3:27:11 pm
KATHMANDU: Kathmandu Friday signed a long-delayed agreement with New Delhi to build Nepal's biggest hydropower plant in a bid to kicksta...
Vivendi exits telecoms with $6bn sale of Brazilian GVT to Telefonica
September 19, 2014 - 11:59:04 am
PARIS: French media group Vivendi completed its exit from the telecoms sector Friday by announcing it had sold its Brazilian operator GVT to...
Egypt awards oil and gas exploration blocks
September 19, 2014 - 11:56:39 am
CAIRO: Egypt has signed oil and gas exploration deals worth $187 million with several Western companies and a Tunisian firm, the petroleum m...
84 S.Africans killed in Nigeria church collapse
September 19, 2014 - 11:10:04 am
JOHANNESBURG: The number of South Africans known to have died in the collapse of a multi-storey megachurch in Lagos last week has risen to 8...
Airlines suspend flights to violence-hit Yemen capital
September 19, 2014 - 10:17:02 am
SANAA: International airlines have suspended flights to Yemen's main airport for 24 hours due to weeks of clashes between rebels and Isl...
Philippines pulls Golan peacekeepers early as security worsens
September 19, 2014 - 9:51:05 am
MANILA: The Philippines has pulled its peacekeepers from the Golan Heights ahead of schedule amid worsening security there, a military spoke...
Alibaba sets IPO share price, to raise $25bn
September 19, 2014 - 9:47:58 am
NEW YORK: Chinese online retail giant Alibaba is poised for a record-braking stock market debut on Friday, with shares priced at $68 in a pu...
Tropical storm flooding shuts down Philippine capital
September 19, 2014 - 9:07:51 am
Filipino residents on a makeshift raft wade on floodwater brought by Typhoon Fung-Wong in Marikina city, east of Manila, the Philippines...
Qatar Exchange index gains 261.68 points this week
September 18, 2014 - 6:34:23 pm
DOHA: Qatar Exchange index gained 261.68 points (1.86 percent), this week when the bourse closed Thursday at 14,350.50 points. Trading va...
Apple's new encryption to lock out government
September 18, 2014 - 6:32:33 pm
WASHINGTON: Apple is rolling out new privacy protections for iPhones and iPads, with a new system that makes it impossible for the company t...
FIFA orders officials to hand back luxury watches
September 18, 2014 - 6:14:43 pm
PARIS: FIFA officials were on Thursday given until October 24 to hand back luxury watches offered as 'gifts' by the Brazilian Footba...
Emir arrives in Munich
September 18, 2014 - 2:02:18 pm
MUNICH: HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani arrived Thursday in Germany's Bavaria State Capital, Munich within the framework...
Libya's elected parliament rejects PM's new cabinet
September 18, 2014 - 1:53:53 pm
BENGHAZI: Libya's elected parliament has rejected the new cabinet of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, a parliamentary spokesman said o...
China official hangs himself after being sacked in graft probe
September 18, 2014 - 1:34:56 pm
BEIJING: An official in eastern China hanged himself on Thursday after being sacked following a corruption probe into his presence at an ext...
Stop blabbing and fight me, Pacquiao tells Mayweather
September 18, 2014 - 1:26:49 pm
Philippine boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao trains for his upcoming bout with Chris Algieri, at a gym in General Santos City on the south...
Ericsson says will stop making modems, sheds hundreds of jobs
September 18, 2014 - 1:26:15 pm
STOCKHOLM: Swedish telecom equipment company Ericsson said on Thursday that it would stop developing modems, a decision affecting almost 1,6...
China's Xi says determined to settle India border issue
September 18, 2014 - 1:06:48 pm
BEIJING: China is determined to bridge differences over its shared border with India, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, adding that bot...
Safi Energy secures $2.6bn financing to build Moroccan power plant
September 18, 2014 - 1:06:07 pm
RABAT: Safi Energy Company has secured $2.6 billion in financing to build a 1,386-megawatt coal-fired power plant in southern Morocco, state...
Russia's biggest social network gets new CEO
September 18, 2014 - 1:04:39 pm
MOSCOW: Russia's biggest social network VKontakte appointed a new chief executive on Thursday after the removal of its maverick founder ...
Abu Dhabi's Mubadala H1 profit up 23pc on higher JV income
September 18, 2014 - 12:16:49 pm
ABU DHABI: Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi state-owned investment fund with a mandate to develop the emirate's economy, posted a 23 percent incr...
Apple tries to assuage privacy fears, puts focus on security
September 18, 2014 - 11:59:19 am
WASHINGTON: Apple Inc is making strong efforts to assuage users' fears after taking the heat in the celebrity photo leak scandal that em...
Air France pilots strike enters fourth day
September 18, 2014 - 11:57:27 am
An Air France Airbus A319 passenger jet passes by the retired Concorde number 5 as it makes its way on the tarmac at the Charles de Gaul...
Tokyo stocks close up 1.13pc, approaches 2013 high
September 18, 2014 - 11:13:15 am
TOKYO: Tokyo's Nikkei stock index rose 1.13 percent Thursday to its highest close since early January as a sharply weaker yen boosted ex...
Emir, PM congratulate Chile president
September 18, 2014 - 11:12:17 am
DOHA: HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani sent Thursday a cable of congratulations to President of the Republic of Chile Michell...
Qatar Airways to receive first A380...
Ooredoo in Indonesia health initiat...
Damascus, opposition must ‘compromi...
Russia sanctions will freeze foreig...
US to welcome Modi with open arms
Qatar Airways opens three-day promo...
Law issued to combat cybercrimes
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