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Iran non-compliance with N-deal not significant: EU

Iran non-compliance with N-deal not significant: EU

The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal do not see Tehran’s breaches as significant and do not intend for now to trigger the pact’s dispute mechanism, preferring more diplomacy to ease the crisis, the EU foreign policy chief said yesterday.
7/16/2019 1:25:18 AM
Extinction Rebellion holds protests in 5 cities

Extinction Rebellion holds protests in 5 cities

Extinction Rebellion has carried out protests in five UK cities, marking the start of what it describes as a “summer uprising”.
7/16/2019 1:22:53 AM
Alan Turing to feature on new £50 note

Alan Turing to feature on new £50 note

Alan Turing, the scientist known for helping crack the Enigma code during World War II and pioneering the modern computer, has been chosen to appear on the new £50 note.
7/16/2019 1:21:29 AM
Erdogan hails S-400 deal as Turkey remembers 2016 coup bid

Erdogan hails S-400 deal as Turkey remembers 2016 coup bid

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed the delivery of a Russian missile defence system despite the threat of US sanctions, as Turkey marked the third anniversary of a bloody coup attempt.
7/16/2019 1:17:30 AM
Spanish PM accuses far-left of ending talks to form government

Spanish PM accuses far-left of ending talks to form government

Spain’s caretaker prime minister Pedro Sanchez called an end to power-sharing talks with the only major political party offering to govern with him, magnifying the risk that Spaniards will be asked to vote again in the autumn.
7/16/2019 1:16:13 AM
Qatar Free Zones and Media City are separate entities: QFZA

Qatar Free Zones and Media City are separate entities: QFZA

Qatar Free Zone Authority (QFZA) stated yesterday that Qatar Free Zones (QFZ) currently consists of Ras Bufontas Free Zone and Umm Alhoul Free Zone. The Council of Ministers has agreed in principle to the establishment of another Free Zone in Msheireb Downtown Doha.
7/16/2019 1:15:36 AM
German defence minister to resign

German defence minister to resign

Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen, the nominee for European Commission president, announced yesterday that she will resign as defence minister in the coming days, irrespective of her success at clinching the top EU job.
7/16/2019 1:14:54 AM
Missile, guns seized in Italy raids on neo-Nazis

Missile, guns seized in Italy raids on neo-Nazis

Italian police said yesterday that they had seized weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids sparked by an investigation into far-right extremist groups.
7/16/2019 1:13:57 AM
Northern India reels as rains wreak havoc

Northern India reels as rains wreak havoc

Heavy rains affected normal life in various north and northeastern states, cut road and rail links and forced evacuation of thousands of people from their inundated houses to safer areas, particularly in Assam and Bihar, officials said yesterday.
7/16/2019 1:08:31 AM
Qatar participates in International Biology Olympiad in Hungary

Qatar participates in International Biology Olympiad in Hungary

A team from Qatar is participating in the 30th International Biology Olympiad, taking place in the city of Szeged in Hungary until July 21. The team includes four students from different schools in Qatar: Maryam Abdul Aziz al-Kuwari from Al Bayan Secondary School for Girls
7/16/2019 1:06:50 AM
QRCS refurbishes Sudan health centre

QRCS refurbishes Sudan health centre

The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has completed the rehabilitation and furnishing of a health centre in Bir Saliba, a town in Sirba locality, West Darfur State, Sudan, in order to continue serving the region’s population of 29,000.
7/16/2019 1:05:17 AM
Tamuq faculty is elected Fellow of American Chemical Society

Tamuq faculty is elected Fellow of American Chemical Society

Dr Hassan S Bazzi , associate dean for research at Texas A&M University at Qatar (Tamuq), has been elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in recognition of his outstanding achievements in chemistry and contributions to science, the profession and the society.
7/16/2019 1:04:19 AM
Malabar Gold & Diamonds draw winner feted

Malabar Gold & Diamonds draw winner feted

Nuruddin, a raffle draw winner of Malabar Gold & Diamonds’ ‘Sparkling Summer – Win up to 100 grams of Gold & up to 100% Cash Back’ campaign, receiving the prize of 100gm gold from Haneesh P C, branch manager
7/16/2019 1:01:52 AM
Ezdan Real Estate launches 15-month free rental promotion for commercial units

Ezdan Real Estate launches 15-month free rental promotion for commercial units

Ezdan Real Estate has announced the launch of a promotional campaign for commercial units at Ezdan Oasis in Al Wukair, which targets small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including craftsmen, entrepreneurs and companies.
7/16/2019 1:01:07 AM
British PM May hosts victorious England cricket team

British PM May hosts victorious England cricket team

British Prime Minister Theresa May hosted the World Cup-winning England cricket team in the garden of her Downing Street residence on Monday, describing their win as "one of the great sporting spectacles of our time".
7/16/2019 12:59:44 AM
Aftershocks hit Indonesia after earthquake kills two

Aftershocks hit Indonesia after earthquake kills two

Indonesia’s Maluku islands were hit by scores of aftershocks yesterday after an earthquake killed at least two people, prompting hundreds of people to flee their homes. Rescue teams were struggling to reach parts of the area hit by the quake in eastern Indonesia on Sunday due to its remote location
7/16/2019 12:55:20 AM
HK leader slams ‘rioters’ after violent mall clash

HK leader slams ‘rioters’ after violent mall clash

Anti-government protesters who fought police inside a Hong Kong shopping mall were “rioters”, the finance hub’s pro-Beijing leader said yesterday, as she threw her support behind the city’s beleaguered police force following another weekend of clashes.
7/16/2019 12:54:25 AM
Remnants of Barry dump more rain in the US southeast

Remnants of Barry dump more rain in the US southeast

The remnants of the once-mighty storm Barry, the first hurricane of the 2019 season, yesterday dumped dangerous amounts of rain as it crawled north through the United States after coming ashore west of New Orleans at the weekend.
7/16/2019 12:52:28 AM
Deputy Amir meets outgoing Tunisian envoy

Deputy Amir meets outgoing Tunisian envoy

His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani met at his Amiri Diwan office on Monday with the outgoing Tunisian ambassador to Qatar Salah al-Salhi.
7/16/2019 12:41:52 AM
Imran orders inquiry into $5.84bn penalty

Imran orders inquiry into $5.84bn penalty

Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered investigations into the $5.84bn penalty imposed on Pakistan by the international arbitration tribunal of the World Bank following the denial of a mining lease in 2011.
7/16/2019 12:41:40 AM
Hopes fade for 10 trapped miners

Hopes fade for 10 trapped miners

At least 10 miners are trapped more than 1km underground after a fire started by an electrical short circuit in a coal mine in southwestern Pakistan, officials said yesterday.
7/16/2019 12:40:20 AM
At least 24 missing after floods

At least 24 missing after floods

At least 24 people are feared dead due to flash flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rain in Pakistan-administered Kashmir yesterday, officials said.
7/16/2019 12:39:14 AM
International drug gangs behind Lanka Easter bombings: President Sirisena

International drug gangs behind Lanka Easter bombings: President Sirisena

International drug syndicates orchestrated Sri Lanka’s deadly Easter bombings, the country’s leader claimed yesterday, despite earlier blaming the attacks on extremists. The statement comes amid a nationwide narcotics crackdown
7/16/2019 12:38:02 AM
Thailand PM declares end of military rule

Thailand PM declares end of military rule

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha formally resigned as the head of the military government yesterday, saying the country would function as a normal democracy after five years of military rule.
7/16/2019 12:36:34 AM
Metrash2 launches two new traffic services

Metrash2 launches two new traffic services

The General Directorate of Traffic, represented by the Licensing Department, in collaboration with the General Directorate of Information Systems, has launched two new services for the public through the Metrash2 application.
7/16/2019 12:36:20 AM
Zuma reiterates he is the victim of a conspiracy

Zuma reiterates he is the victim of a conspiracy

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma yesterday dismissed multiple graft allegations against him, telling a judicial inquiry he was the victim of conspiracies, years of “character assassination” and plots to kill him.
7/16/2019 12:33:28 AM
DR Congo urges calm as Ebola emerges in Goma

DR Congo urges calm as Ebola emerges in Goma

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed for calm after an evangelical preacher fell ill with Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, the first recorded case of the disease in the key urban hub in a nearly year-old epidemic.
7/16/2019 12:32:28 AM
Boris Johnson and the threat to British soft power

Boris Johnson and the threat to British soft power

Since the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development (DFID) was created 22 years ago, it has lifted millions out of poverty, sent millions of children to school, and saved millions of lives through vaccination programmes and other innovative initiatives.
7/16/2019 12:29:56 AM
Macri prospect brightens as Argentina election nears

Macri prospect brightens as Argentina election nears

Argentine President Mauricio Macri is making an election race comeback, bolstered by a stronger peso and glimmers of economic revival as the South American nation looks to escape from a biting recession.
7/16/2019 12:29:54 AM
Hopes dim for migrants in Mexico seeking US asylum

Hopes dim for migrants in Mexico seeking US asylum

The giggles of children at play are about the only pleasant thing about a dark, crowded and stifling warehouse in Mexico that is home to some 150 migrants waiting for the US to process their asylum claims.
7/16/2019 12:28:45 AM
Duterte okays law creatingsocial welfareattaches for OFWs

Duterte okays law creatingsocial welfareattaches for OFWs

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that would create offices for social welfare attaches for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), especially for victims of illegal recruitment.
7/16/2019 12:26:01 AM
Qatar aims for big strides in environment-friendly transport systems by 2022

Qatar aims for big strides in environment-friendly transport systems by 2022

Up to 25% of the public transport systems in Qatar will be environment-friendly before the start of the FIFA World Cup 2022, HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti has said.
7/16/2019 12:23:28 AM