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Ex-army chief denies payouts to politicians

Ex-army chief denies payouts to politicians

A report compiled by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) identified several contradictions in the statements of former army chief general Aslam Beg and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief General Asad Durrani about the distribution of huge sums ....
8/17/2018 1:33:10 AM
Lula registers for Brazil race from jail as thousands rally

Lula registers for Brazil race from jail as thousands rally

Brazil’s Workers Party registered jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday as its presidential candidate while he sat in prison serving a 12-year graft sentence expected to block his candidacy.
8/17/2018 1:28:13 AM
Chinese MH370 relatives ask to meet Malaysia PM

Chinese MH370 relatives ask to meet Malaysia PM

Chinese relatives of those who disappeared on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 yesterday asked to meet the country’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad when he visits China this week.
8/17/2018 1:18:56 AM
‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies

Aretha Franklin, the music icon, legendary singer and “Queen of Soul” loved by millions whose history-making career spanned six decades, died yesterday, her longtime publicist announced.
8/17/2018 1:11:13 AM
Newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

Newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

US newspapers big and small hit back yesterday at Donald Trump’s relentless attacks on the news media with a co-ordinated campaign of editorials, triggering a fresh tirade from the president on Twitter.
8/17/2018 1:09:52 AM
Qatari flag raised at Athletes’ Village

Qatari flag raised at Athletes’ Village

The Qatari flag was raised in the Athletes’ Village at the Asian Games yesterday, welcoming Team Qatar and marking the start of the team’s highly-anticipated competitions.
8/17/2018 1:02:58 AM
Qatar athletes primed for Asian Games, says Krug

Qatar athletes primed for Asian Games, says Krug

Very few have watched sport in Qatar as closely as Joachim Krug.
8/17/2018 1:01:41 AM
Special envoy meets UN Afghan official

Special envoy meets UN Afghan official

Dr Mutlaq bin Majid al-Qahtani, the special envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto, who is currently visiting Qatar.
8/17/2018 12:54:55 AM
Qatar head to Jakarta with momentum on their side

Qatar head to Jakarta with momentum on their side

Qatar volleyball team will fly to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta yesterday for the 18th edition of the Asian Games from Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) after winning the AVC Cup for men, which concluded on Wednesday.
8/17/2018 12:51:46 AM
Qatar shooting team ends preparations for Asian Games

Qatar shooting team ends preparations for Asian Games

Qatar shooting and archery team ended their preparations before heading to the Indonesian capital Jakarta to participate in the 18th Asian Games, which will be held from August 18 to September 2.
8/17/2018 12:50:36 AM
Chinese juggernaut ready to roll at Asiad

Chinese juggernaut ready to roll at Asiad

China will be showing off an embarrassment of sporting riches, Indonesia will seek to prove its organisational capability and, equally importantly, the 18th Asian Games will offer a sneak peak into the future of the Olympics.
8/17/2018 12:49:15 AM
Want to give my best, says India’s javelin hope Chopra

Want to give my best, says India’s javelin hope Chopra

One of India’s best bets for an athletics gold at the upcoming Asian Games, Neeraj Chopra is determined to focus on the job at hand and not put extra pressure on himself.
8/17/2018 12:30:10 AM
Five swimmers set to make a splash at the Asian Games

Five swimmers set to make a splash at the Asian Games

The beefy Chinese has won three Olympic freestyle gold medals and is almost unstoppable when he’s in the mood.
8/17/2018 12:29:06 AM
From shack to track, sprinter buoys Asiad hosts

From shack to track, sprinter buoys Asiad hosts

Rags-to-riches teenage sprinter Lalu Zohri has given Indonesia an unexpected confidence boost as the Asian Games hosts look to pull off their first top-10 medals finish in decades.
8/17/2018 12:26:35 AM
Haase stuns Zverev in Cincinnati, Djokovic advances

Haase stuns Zverev in Cincinnati, Djokovic advances

Dutchman Robin Haase upset German fourth seed Alexander Zverev 5-7 6-5 7-5 at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday and Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round before rain interrupted play.
8/17/2018 12:22:00 AM
All Blacks’ Barrett likely to be most scrutinised in Championship opener

All Blacks’ Barrett likely to be most scrutinised in Championship opener

Amid speculation that Beauden Barrett’s place in the All Blacks side could be under threat, the flyhalf will find himself under increased scrutiny tomorrow when they face Australia in the Rugby Championship opener in Sydney.
8/17/2018 12:20:41 AM
Cipriani pleads guilty to common assault, fined

Cipriani pleads guilty to common assault, fined

London: England rugby player Danny Cipriani pleaded guilty yesterday to common assault and resisting arrest after an incident at a nightclub on Jersey which left a female police officer bruised.
8/17/2018 12:19:19 AM
Radical Davis Cup shake-up approved

Radical Davis Cup shake-up approved

World tennis chiefs yesterday approved a radical Davis Cup overhaul that will condense the 118-year-old worldwide showpiece into an 18-team, week-long event but critics blasted the changes as a “black day” for the sport.
8/17/2018 12:18:01 AM
Woods mania takes us back to simpler and more innocent times

Woods mania takes us back to simpler and more innocent times

There will not be a more fantastical sport plotline in our lives than Tiger Woods’s Thanksgiving in 2009, when the incandescent career and immaculate public image of the world’s most dominant and influential athlete came spectacularly undone in the dead of a Florida night.
8/17/2018 12:11:25 AM
Acuna hurt in testy affair as Braves sweep Marlins

Acuna hurt in testy affair as Braves sweep Marlins

Red-hot rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. departed early due to injury, but the Atlanta Braves still finished a four-game sweep over the visiting Miami Marlins with a 5-2 win Wednesday at SunTrust Park.
8/17/2018 12:10:03 AM
‘Russia experience inspired me on the  road to Qatar 2022’

‘Russia experience inspired me on the road to Qatar 2022’

I work for the Qatar Football Association as executive director for National Teams and was nominated to take part in the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC)’s Russia 2018 secondment programme.
8/17/2018 12:05:35 AM
Vodafone taking pre-orders for Galaxy Note9

Vodafone taking pre-orders for Galaxy Note9

Vodafone Qatar is offering customers “the chance to be the first to own” the latest Samsung Galaxy Note9 from Samsung by pre-ordering the device from their website ..
8/17/2018 12:03:57 AM
Minister meets French ambassador

Minister meets French ambassador

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi met the French ambassador to Qatar Franck Gellet in Doha yesterday.
8/16/2018 11:59:05 PM
Qatar-South Korea ties reviewed

Qatar-South Korea ties reviewed

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani and South Korean Prime Minister ..
8/16/2018 11:57:51 PM
Qatar Airways halts Kochi flights until August 26

Qatar Airways halts Kochi flights until August 26

Qatar Airways yesterday said it has suspended all flights to Kochi airport in the flood-hit southern Indian state of Kerala until August 26.
8/16/2018 11:56:48 PM
Stokes should apologise publicly, says Bayliss

Stokes should apologise publicly, says Bayliss

England coach Trevor Bayliss has suggested Ben Stokes make a public apology over the events that led to his eventual acquittal for affray as the all-rounder waits to see if he will be recalled for this week’s third Test against India at Trent Bridge.
8/16/2018 11:55:50 PM
India the latest to pay for lack of tour preparation

India the latest to pay for lack of tour preparation

When India won their first series in England in 1971 they had eight first-class matches in the run-up to the first Test; this year India had one and are 2-0 down with three to play.
8/16/2018 11:54:36 PM
Shastri calls on India’s batsmen to play ‘ugly and dirty’

Shastri calls on India’s batsmen to play ‘ugly and dirty’

India coach Ravi Shastri has called on the tourists’ batsmen to show “resolve” even if it means they look “ugly and dirty” at the crease, as they try to fight back against England.
8/16/2018 11:53:23 PM
Getting too little sleep may ‘age’ the heart

Getting too little sleep may ‘age’ the heart

Adults who sleep too little or too much may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, say researchers who argue that the best way to think of the harmful effect is in terms of “excess heart age.”
8/16/2018 11:48:45 PM
Beatles’ Indian hideaway comes together, 50 years on

Beatles’ Indian hideaway comes together, 50 years on

Fifty years after the Beatles came to India, the bungalows where the Fab Four lived, the post office where John Lennon sent Yoko Ono postcards and the giggling guru’s house are all ruins.
8/16/2018 11:47:41 PM
Amir’s visit reflects Qatar’s all-weather friendship with Turkey

Amir’s visit reflects Qatar’s all-weather friendship with Turkey

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani’s working visit to Turkey on Wednesday is significant as it comes in the wake of US sanctions imposed on Ankara ..
8/16/2018 11:43:31 PM
Cartoon corner

Cartoon corner

A new ball game
8/16/2018 11:42:42 PM