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Pakistani Taliban sack spokesman over support for IS jihadists
October 22, 2014 - 12:20:32 pm
BANNU: The influential spokesman of the Pakistani Taliban has been sacked for pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and for feuding...
J&J aims for 1 million Ebola vaccine doses in 2015
October 22, 2014 - 12:20:08 pm
LONDON: Johnson & Johnson is accelerating work on its experimental Ebola vaccine and said on Wednesday that it aims to have 1 million do...
National Commercial Bank Q3 net income rises 7.8pc
October 22, 2014 - 11:56:49 am
RIYADH: National Commercial Bank (NCB), Saudi Arabia's largest lender by assets, posted a 7.8 percent increase in third-quarter net inco...
Malaysia's defence minister hopeful MH370 will be found
October 22, 2014 - 11:32:53 am
The Malaysian defense minister Hishammuddin Hussein stands near the underwater probe on board the Malaysian contracted vehicle, GO Phoen...
Lufthansa outsources IT infrastructure ops to IBM
October 22, 2014 - 11:13:40 am
The logo of German airline Lufthansa is pictured at the airport in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on October 21, 2014. FRANKFURT: German...
Tokyo shares jump 2.64pc by the close
October 22, 2014 - 10:45:53 am
TOKYO: Tokyo stocks jumped 2.64 percent on Wednesday, reversing a sharp drop the previous day, as investors took their lead from another Wal...
Japan trade deficit expands 1.6pc on-year in September
October 22, 2014 - 9:39:43 am
Cranes unload containers from a freighter at a container wharf in Tokyo port on October 22, 2014. TOKYO: Japan's trade deficit ex...
Apple co-founder to mentor at Australian university
October 22, 2014 - 9:34:46 am
SYDNEY: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (pictured) has accepted an adjunct professorship at a Sydney university and will play a...
Yahoo profit surges on Alibaba divestment, mobile
October 22, 2014 - 9:22:18 am
SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo said Tuesday its quarterly profit surged with its sale of shares in Chinese Internet powerhouse Alibaba, ...
Exchange Rates in Qatar
October 22, 2014 - 9:20:24 am
Exchange Rates in Qatar DOHA: Exchange Rates for foreign currencies as issued on Wednesday by Qatar National Bank (QNB) are as following:...
Pakistan's Malala receives US Liberty Medal
October 22, 2014 - 9:11:28 am
Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, 17-years-old, waves after accepting the 2014 Liberty Medal October 21, 2014 at the National Constit...
US Marine accused of murder moved to Philippine military HQ
October 22, 2014 - 9:10:30 am
Filipino soldiers stand guard in front of the facility inside the Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo where P...
APEC finance chiefs meet amid global worries
October 22, 2014 - 8:36:16 am
Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli (L) speaks during the opening ceremony of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Minister...
Dubai bank ENBD Q3 profit doubles on higher income, lower provisions
October 22, 2014 - 8:34:48 am
DUBAI: Emirates NBD reported a doubling of third-quarter net profit on Wednesday, beating estimates as lower provisions and higher incom...
China installs buoys in Pacific Ocean
October 22, 2014 - 8:33:19 am
BEIJING: China has installed 17 sets of submerged buoys in "key marine areas" of the western Pacific ocean, state media said, a mo...
Euro flat in Asia after drop on ECB easing plan reports
October 22, 2014 - 8:30:04 am
TOKYO: The euro held steady in Asia on Wednesday after it dropped in New York on reports that the European Central Bank could expand its bon...
Anger as US Marine in Philippine murder case snubs summons
October 21, 2014 - 6:51:01 pm
OLONGAPO, Philippines: A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender person in the Philippines snubbed a summons by prosecutors Tuesday, sp...
Car bombs kill at least 12 in Baghdad Shiite area
October 21, 2014 - 6:49:39 pm
BAGHDAD: Two car bombs exploded in a Shiite area of northeast Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people, Iraqi security and medical off...
Qatar Insurance to list subsidiary focused on foreign markets
October 21, 2014 - 6:49:10 pm
DUBAI: Qatar Insurance Company (QIC) said on Tuesday its board had approved a move to list the firm's international subsidiary on Qatar&...
Tokyo stocks close down 2.03pc after weak China growth
October 21, 2014 - 5:38:50 pm
TOKYO: Tokyo stocks dropped 2.03 percent Tuesday as investors locked in profits after the previous day's rise of almost four percent, wh...
Indonesian president ponders some cabinet picks on anti-graft concern
October 21, 2014 - 5:35:41 pm
JAKARTA: New Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday he was re-evaluating some of his choices for cabinet jobs after an anti-graft ...
India's Modi moves to reform problem-plagued coal industry
October 21, 2014 - 5:27:53 pm
NEW DELHI: India's government has pledged to open up the coal mining industry to private players in the energy-starved country as Prime ...
Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow plane collision
October 21, 2014 - 5:23:37 pm
Christophe de Margerie, CEO of French oil and gas company Total SA, arrives to attend a dinner at the Elysee Palace in Paris, in this Ma...
Microsoft chief Nadella earned $84m in 2014
October 21, 2014 - 5:23:01 pm
NEW YORK: Microsoft chief Satya Nadella, whose gaffe advising women to trust "karma" for pay raises sparked a firestorm, earned $8...
Facebook sues lawyers over bogus founder claim
October 21, 2014 - 8:46:05 am
NEW YORK: Facebook Monday sued lawyers who represented a man claiming he was entitled to a stake in the huge social network, saying they sho...
Alberta economy’s dominance under t...
New sponsorship law this year: Cham...
20 in hospital after eating bad ba...
Ministers slam campaign against Qat...
Call for fair competition
Outrage over insult to sports star...
Rail trip from Budapest to Tehran f...
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