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45,000 Syrian Kurds enter Turkey
September 20, 2014 - 1:51:15 pm
ISTANBUL: Some 45,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing advancing Islamic State jihadists have poured across the border into Turkey since Ankara opened u...
G20 finance chiefs aim to 'change destiny of global economy'
September 20, 2014 - 1:22:39 pm
CAIRNS, Australia: Finance chiefs from G20 nations held talks Saturday, confident they can "change the destiny of the global economy&qu...
Military plane crash injures two in southwest Pakistan
September 20, 2014 - 12:32:59 pm
QUETTA, Pakistan: A Pakistan army aircraft crashed in the southwestern city of Quetta on Saturday injuring two pilots, the military said. ...
Qatar welcomes formation of new Iraqi government
September 20, 2014 - 10:18:21 am
NEW YORK: HE the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah described the formation of a new government in Iraq as a pro...
18 IS jihadists killed fighting Syria Kurds
September 20, 2014 - 10:03:54 am
BEIRUT: At least 18 jihadists from the Islamic State group were killed in overnight clashes with Kurdish fighters in northern Syria near a s...
49 Turks kidnapped by IS militants freed
September 20, 2014 - 10:03:19 am
ISTANBUL: Dozens of Turkish nationals held hostage by Islamic State jihadists in northern Iraq for more than three months have been released...
Philippines picks up pieces after storm leaves five dead
September 20, 2014 - 9:10:32 am
Filipino flood victims clear mud at a flood hit village in Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines, 20 September 2014. EPA/Francis R....
Kerry at the UN builds support for anti-IS coalition
September 20, 2014 - 7:49:33 am
UNITED NATIONS: US Secretary of State John Kerry brought together 35 countries at the UN Security Council on Friday to build support for Ira...
Kiev, rebels sign peace plan memorandum
September 20, 2014 - 7:45:32 am
MINSK: Negotiators representing Kiev and Ukraine's separatists said Saturday they have signed a deal to create a demilitarised zone in e...
Siemens, GE, others line up for Dresser-Rand
September 20, 2014 - 7:45:02 am
NEW YORK: General Electric is lined up with Germany's Siemens and other companies in pursuit of oil equipment maker Dresser-Rand Industr...
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...
Qatar Airways to receive first A380...
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
Nanotechnology offers tangible bene...
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