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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...
24 militants killed during Afghan army operations
September 18, 2014 - 11:11:07 am
KABUL: At least 24 Taliban militants were killed following military operations by Afghan national army (ANA) forces in the past 24 hours. ...
easyJet raises dividend ratio, buys more planes
September 18, 2014 - 11:09:15 am
An easyJet aircraft takes-off past Air France plane tails at the Charles-de-Gaulle airport, near Paris, September 16, 2014. LONDON: B...
Exchange Rates in Qatar
September 18, 2014 - 11:01:29 am
Exchange Rates in Qatar DOHA: Exchange Rates for foreign currencies as issued on Thursday by Qatar National Bank (QNB) are as following: ...
India ships in 50pc more Iranian oil in Jan-Aug
September 18, 2014 - 10:01:57 am
NEW DELHI: Indian imports of Iranian oil rose by nearly half to 271,000 barrels per day (bpd) in January-August from a year ago, when refine...
Abu Dhabi's Waha Capital to buy back up to 10pc of stock
September 18, 2014 - 10:01:19 am
DUBAI: Abu Dhabi-listed investment firm Waha Capital plans to buy back up to 10 percent of its outstanding shares, pending regulatory approv...
Middle East banks buy vast majority of landmark Goldman Sachs sukuk
September 18, 2014 - 10:00:25 am
DUBAI: Middle Eastern banks bought the vast majority of a debut $500 million sukuk issue by Goldman Sachs, a positive sign for other convent...
Sony shares plunge 12pc on ballooning loss forecast
September 18, 2014 - 9:52:59 am
A general view shows Sony's headquarters in Tokyo. TOKYO: Sony shares plunged 12 percent in Tokyo on Thursday after the electroni...
Hyundai turns on Gangnam style to win $10bn land bid
September 18, 2014 - 9:37:27 am
SEOUL: In a battle between South Korea's richest industrial giants, Hyundai outbid Samsung to grab Thursday a $10 billion plot of land i...
Alibaba set to price IPO shares amid investor frenzy
September 18, 2014 - 9:29:10 am
HONGKONG: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is set to sell some $22 billion of shares on Thursday, capping a two-week road ...
Ooredoo in Indonesia health initiat...
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
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