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China commits $45.6bn for economic corridor with Pakistan
November 21, 2014 - 6:28:52 pm
ISLAMABAD: The Chinese government and banks will finance Chinese companies to build $45.6 billion worth of energy and infrastructure project...
Pakistan court orders former PM charged in Musharraf case
November 21, 2014 - 6:28:03 pm
ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani court trying former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason on Friday ordered the government to add a former prim...
Pakistan detains 60 Indian fishermen
November 21, 2014 - 5:42:20 pm
KARACHI: Pakistani marine forces have arrested more than 60 Indian fishermen for violating territorial waters in Arabian Sea, police said on...
Libya journalist sentenced to 5 years jail for defamation
November 21, 2014 - 5:37:03 pm
TRIPOLI: A Tripoli court has sentenced a Libyan journalist to five years in jail and slapped him with a hefty fine for defamation and insult...
Woman with handgun arrested at White House
November 21, 2014 - 5:35:15 pm
WASHINGTON: A 23-year-old woman armed with a handgun was arrested outside the White House late Thursday, US Secret Service officials said. ...
Motorbike bombing kills two Pakistani soldiers
November 21, 2014 - 2:03:14 pm
ISLAMABAD: At least two soldiers were killed and two injured Friday in a bomb attack on their vehicle in north-western Pakistan, police said...
Bahrain says open to dialogue with Shiite opposition
November 21, 2014 - 1:59:42 pm
MANAMA: Bahrain's Sunni rulers are open to dialogue with the Shiite-led opposition despite its boycott of elections this weekend, a cabi...
Top Pakistan rights activist hopeful on blasphemy change
November 21, 2014 - 1:55:18 pm
LAHORE, Pakistan: Condemnations by Pakistan's top clerics and Islamist parties against the misuse of blasphemy laws could help reverse a...
Oil nears $80 on possible OPEC cut, strong US data
November 21, 2014 - 1:49:23 pm
LONDON: Brent crude oil rose towards $80 a barrel on Friday on speculation OPEC could agree output cuts at a meeting next week, with strong ...
Venice declares war on noisy suitcases
November 21, 2014 - 1:45:41 pm
ROME: Famed for the serene silence of its timeless nooks and crannies, Venice is about to get even quieter ... by banning noisy suitcases on...
Eight people die in helicopter crash in Romania
November 21, 2014 - 1:37:10 pm
BUCHAREST: A helicopter carrying 10 people crashed in the central Romanian county of Sibiu on Friday, killing eight, the country's emerg...
Magnitude 6.9 quake strikes off Indonesia
November 21, 2014 - 1:34:15 pm
SINGAPORE: A shallow 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck at sea 96 miles northwest of Ternate in the Indonesian Moluccas on Friday, the U.S. Geo...
Tokyo stocks close up 0.33pc
November 21, 2014 - 11:18:28 am
TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed up 0.33 percent on bargain-hunting Friday, while investors focus on political developments in Japan ahead o...
Qatar participates in discussion panel on Syria
November 21, 2014 - 8:43:58 am
NEW YORK: The Permanent Delegation of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in conjunction with the Permanent Mission of the ...
Qatari bourse index drops 55.07 points
November 20, 2014 - 5:25:05 pm
DOHA: Qatar Stock Exchange index declined 55.07 points (0.4 percent) when the bourse closed at 13,846.01 points Thursday. The trading val...
India's top court orders chief investigator off graft case
November 20, 2014 - 5:22:56 pm
NEW DELHI: India's top court ordered the head of the country's federal policing agency to excuse himself from a corruption case on T...
Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols dies aged 83
November 20, 2014 - 5:20:47 pm
LOS ANGELES: Mike Nichols, the legendary film and theater director who won an Oscar for the classic American movie "The Graduate,"...
5 police wounded in Cairo blast
November 20, 2014 - 5:19:17 pm
CAIRO: A bomb wounded five policemen near a Cairo university Thursday, and four people were hurt in a panicked crush after an explosion at a...
Three students shot in Florida university library, gunman killed
November 20, 2014 - 5:14:16 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida: Three students were shot and wounded when a gunman opened fire inside a Florida State University library early on Thur...
At least 24 feared dead as bus plunges into Nepal river
November 20, 2014 - 5:11:57 pm
KATHMANDU: A bus plunged into a deep, fast-flowing river in western Nepal on Thursday, with at least 24 passengers feared dead, officials sa...
Egypt's Sisi says pardon for Al Jazeera journalists "being discussed"
November 20, 2014 - 5:07:41 pm
CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday a presidential pardon for two of the three Al Jazeera journalists serving se...
Qatar opens embassy in Myanmar
November 20, 2014 - 2:28:42 pm
YANGON: The Embassy of the State of Qatar in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar held a ceremony Thursday at Sedona Hotel in Yangon on the ...
International monitors shot at in east Ukraine: OSCE
November 20, 2014 - 2:25:31 pm
KIEV: A convoy of international monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was shot at by "uniformed ...
WikiLeaks Assange awaits Swedish appeal verdict
November 20, 2014 - 2:22:49 pm
STOCKHOLM: A Swedish appeals court will rule Thursday on whether to uphold an arrest order for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who is wante...
Taiwan export orders hit record high on iPhone 6 demand
November 20, 2014 - 2:20:42 pm
TAIPEI: Booming shipments of smartphones including Apple's iPhone 6 pushed Taiwan's export orders to a new record high in October, t...
Hong Kong student leaders stopped f...
Sheraton to open for sneak peek tod...
More GCC expats getting visa on arr...
Qatari Diar opens $1.5bn City Cente...
Gambian President arrives
First Qatari woman conquers Kiliman...
GCC envoys to return to Doha
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