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Four-day traffic diversion on Salwa Road from Thursday

Four-day traffic diversion on Salwa Road from Thursday

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced a four-day diversion on Salwa Road eastbound carriageway between Rawdat Rashed Interchange (Exit 29) and Mesaieed Interchange (Exit 24) for a distance of 2.2 kilometers to allow the installation of gantries at Mesaieed Interchange.
11/20/2018 3:39:15 PM
Qatar Chamber set to issue Certificate of Origin online next year

Qatar Chamber set to issue Certificate of Origin online next year

The Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry has joined the International Certificate of Origin (CO) Accreditation Chain, according to a press statement issued by the Chamber Tuesday.
11/20/2018 3:26:12 PM
Clashes resume in Yemen's Hodeidah after Houthis say open to truce

Clashes resume in Yemen's Hodeidah after Houthis say open to truce

Intense fighting broke out in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah late on Monday, shattering a lull in violence that had raised hopes of a ceasefire between a Saudi-led coalition and Houthi insurgents as the United Nations tried to resume peace talks.
11/20/2018 2:48:20 PM
Temporary closure on Olympic Intersection Thursday

Temporary closure on Olympic Intersection Thursday

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced a temporary closure of the Olympic Intersection (Sports Intersection), on the main lanes of the four sides of the intersection, for a period of 7 hours on November 22.
11/20/2018 2:26:11 PM
Singapore lawmaker blasts Facebook over refusal to take down "false" post

Singapore lawmaker blasts Facebook over refusal to take down "false" post

A Singapore lawmaker hit out at Facebook on Tuesday, saying it had reneged on a promise to help rein in fake news and calling for tougher regulations, which the social media firm has cautioned against.
11/20/2018 1:01:21 PM
Malaysia's Najib questioned over French submarine deal

Malaysia's Najib questioned over French submarine deal

Fallen Malaysian leader Najib Razak is being questioned over the purchase of two French-made submarines, an official told AFP Tuesday, the latest probe to engulf the former prime minister since his government's ousting.
11/20/2018 12:52:11 PM
Police recommend fraud indictment for Israeli minister

Police recommend fraud indictment for Israeli minister

Israeli police on Tuesday recommended the indictment of Interior Minister Arye Deri for fraud and breach of trust in an investigation related to real estate sales.
11/20/2018 12:27:38 PM
Investigation opened after Avianca and Lufthansa planes almost crash

Investigation opened after Avianca and Lufthansa planes almost crash

The Colombian Unit of Civil Aeronautics has opened an investigation into an incident between an Avianca and a Lufthansa plane which on Saturday reportedly went close to colliding before landing in the country's south-west.
11/20/2018 11:13:11 AM
US judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions

US judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions

A US judge on Monday temporarily blocked an order by President Donald Trump that barred asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico, the latest courtroom defeat for Trump on immigration policy.
11/20/2018 10:39:18 AM
Bangladesh opposition says internet cut to HQ

Bangladesh opposition says internet cut to HQ

Bangladesh's main opposition party said Tuesday that authorities have cut internet access at its headquarters after its exiled acting chief conducted interviews with potential election candidates via Skype.
11/20/2018 10:27:37 AM
Train derails in north Spain, killing one, injuring 44

Train derails in north Spain, killing one, injuring 44

One person died and at least five people are slightly injured on Tuesday after a passenger train derailed outside of Barcelona, Spain, the police said.
11/20/2018 10:18:26 AM
Three charged over alleged Melbourne terror plot

Three charged over alleged Melbourne terror plot

Three men who allegedly plotted "chilling" terror attacks in Melbourne were charged early Tuesday, less than two weeks after a stabbing rampage inspired by the Islamic State group left two dead in Australia's second city, police said.
11/20/2018 10:05:12 AM
Chicago hospital shooting leaves 4 dead, including police officer and gunman

Chicago hospital shooting leaves 4 dead, including police officer and gunman

A gunman shot a doctor to death outside a Chicago hospital on Monday before storming the facility and killing a pharmaceutical assistant and a police officer during an exchange of gunfire and dying in the rampage, officials said.
11/20/2018 9:59:28 AM
RBI to set up expert panel to examine its economic capital framework

RBI to set up expert panel to examine its economic capital framework

The Reserve Bank of India said yesterday it has decided to set up an expert panel to examine the economic capital framework of the central bank, in a move that could prompt a rethink of what constitutes adequate capital reserves for the central bank.
11/20/2018 2:26:47 AM
India fintech firm eyes Mideast expansion with office in QFC

India fintech firm eyes Mideast expansion with office in QFC

Goals101 Data Solutions, India’s leading fintech and Big Data technology platform, has opened its full-fledged office in the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) and the company is in talks with leading domestic lenders for its machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.
11/20/2018 2:22:11 AM
Qatar enjoys oil price cushion of $23.8 to balance 2018 budget, says Kamco

Qatar enjoys oil price cushion of $23.8 to balance 2018 budget, says Kamco

Qatar has a cushion of around $23.8 per barrel to balance its 2018 fiscal budget currently, according to Kamco, a Kuwait-based regional economic think-tank.
11/20/2018 2:19:34 AM
ConocoPhillips shares insights into crude oil and natural gas market outlook at HBKU lecture

ConocoPhillips shares insights into crude oil and natural gas market outlook at HBKU lecture

ConocoPhillips shared insights into “the crude oil and natural gas market outlook in the context of global production and current demands” at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) recently.
11/20/2018 2:16:22 AM
QIC recognised as ‘Top Investment House’ in survey

QIC recognised as ‘Top Investment House’ in survey

Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in the Middle East and North Africa region, has been recognised as the “Top Investment House” during a survey conducted by The Asset magazine, in collaboration with Benchmark Research.
11/20/2018 2:13:24 AM
Growing oversupply concerns still pressure oil price

Growing oversupply concerns still pressure oil price

Oil Benchmark crude oil futures completed a sixth weekly decline last week losing 5% and 6% for Brent and WTI respectively. The end of last week saw prices paring losses modestly, which means some kind of stabilisation even if only temporary.
11/20/2018 2:10:51 AM
Modi inaugurates new Haryana expressway

Modi inaugurates new Haryana expressway

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway in Haryana, and said it would help in reducing traffic pollution in the national capital.
11/20/2018 1:57:23 AM
Opposition to meet before parliament session: Naidu

Opposition to meet before parliament session: Naidu

The much talked about meeting of parties opposed to the Bharatiya Janata Party to strategise against the ruling party in the next Lok Sabha elections has been postponed, senior leaders said yesterday.
11/20/2018 1:54:05 AM
CAG report on note ban to be ready before budget session

CAG report on note ban to be ready before budget session

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is auditing the impact of the controversial demonetisation on India’s economy and may complete its report on it before the budget session of parliament early next year.
11/20/2018 1:52:21 AM
Yemen peace push gathers pace ahead of UN envoy’s visit

Yemen peace push gathers pace ahead of UN envoy’s visit

Efforts to end Yemen’s devastating war picked up pace yesterday as the government and rebels edged closer to peace talks and Britain led a push at the UN Security Council for an immediate truce.
11/20/2018 1:49:39 AM
New machine aims to end sewer death shame

New machine aims to end sewer death shame

Hundreds of “manual scavengers” die each year cleaning out sewers in cities across India but a machine unveiled for yesterday’s World Toilet Day could help to end that tragic record. Thousands of mostly low-caste people are employed in one of the world’s dirtiest jobs unclogging human waste
11/20/2018 1:49:31 AM
70 protesters arrested as Sabarimala row deepens

70 protesters arrested as Sabarimala row deepens

Police arrested at least 70 people taking part in protests around the flashpoint Sabarimala temple, as a plea was made to the Supreme Court yesterday seeking more time to follow an order to let women enter.
11/20/2018 1:47:56 AM
Doha Bank forum highlights bilateral trade opportunities for Qatar, S Africa

Doha Bank forum highlights bilateral trade opportunities for Qatar, S Africa

South Africa is looking to double its bilateral trade with Qatar in the next few years, according to Doha Bank Group CEO Dr R Seetharaman, who spoke during a knowledge-sharing forum hosted by the bank in Doha recently.
11/20/2018 1:43:10 AM
Rain looms as search for California wildfire missing continues

Rain looms as search for California wildfire missing continues

Emergency services yesterday renewed their search through the charred wreckage of California’s deadliest ever wildfire for the nearly 1,000 people still unaccounted for, with rain expected to help fire crews fighting the blaze but complicate efforts to find its victims.
11/20/2018 1:40:20 AM
Europe markets end lower as US techs fall sharply

Europe markets end lower as US techs fall sharply

European stock markets closed lower yesterday as continued sharp losses in US techs such as Apple offset Asia’s solid overnight finish.
11/20/2018 1:40:07 AM
Democrats challenge Trump on Whitaker

Democrats challenge Trump on Whitaker

Three Democratic senators yesterday launched a new legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s naming of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, accusing Trump of depriving the US Senate of its constitutional power to act on such appointments.
11/20/2018 1:36:04 AM
Nigeria’s pro-business opposition leader begins presidential campaign

Nigeria’s pro-business opposition leader begins presidential campaign

Nigeria’s opposition leader Atiku Abubakar launched his presidential campaign yesterday vowing to create millions of jobs to tackle rising inequality and insecurity in Africa’s top oil producer.
11/20/2018 1:35:33 AM
HOT AIR RISING

HOT AIR RISING

Hot-air balloons take to the air during the XVIII International Balloon Festival in Leon, Guanajuato State, Mexico.
11/20/2018 1:34:38 AM
TB, NCDs, and the lessons of HIV

TB, NCDs, and the lessons of HIV

Global health is once again in the spotlight. In September, the United Nations General Assembly convened two high-level meetings – one on ending tuberculosis (TB), and the other on fighting noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
11/20/2018 1:32:12 AM