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Macron fires bodyguard who was filmed beating protester

Macron fires bodyguard who was filmed beating protester

French President Emmanuel Macron has fired the head of his personal security detail but faced criticism for failing to act sooner, after video was released showing the man posing as a police officer and beating a protester while off duty in May.
7/21/2018 12:34:35 AM
Knife attack on German bus leaves nine injured

Knife attack on German bus leaves nine injured

Nine people were injured yesterday in an attack by a man wielding a knife on a bus in northern Germany, officials said, although his motive remained unclear.
7/21/2018 12:32:47 AM
Merkel says govt lost public trust over migration dispute

Merkel says govt lost public trust over migration dispute

German Chancellor Angela Merkel conceded during her annual summer press conference yesterday that the recent government crisis over migration policy cost her coalition public trust that will have to be won back.
7/21/2018 12:31:35 AM
Opposition in Syria issues new ID cards

Opposition in Syria issues new ID cards

Opposition authorities are issuing new ID cards in northern Syria with help from neighbouring Turkey, expanding their administration over territory that remains outside President Bashar al-Assad’s expanding area of control.
7/21/2018 12:23:53 AM
Syrian rebels begin leaving Golan frontier

Syrian rebels begin leaving Golan frontier

Syrian rebels began evacuating the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights yesterday, leaving for the rebel-held north in a surrender deal that restores President Bashar al-Assad’s control of the frontier.
7/21/2018 12:22:45 AM
Zaman hits record double ton as Pakistan crush Zim

Zaman hits record double ton as Pakistan crush Zim

Fakhar Zaman became the first Pakistan player to hit a double century in one-day internationals as Pakistan cruised to a massive 244-run win over Zimbabwe in the fourth ODI at Queens Sports Club yesterday.
7/21/2018 12:20:28 AM
Carnage as big guns Johnson, Thomas miss cut

Carnage as big guns Johnson, Thomas miss cut

It was Carnoustie carnage for Americans Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas as the world’s two top-ranked players missed the cut at the British Open yesterday.
7/21/2018 12:19:03 AM
Bold McIlroy prefers to go down swinging

Bold McIlroy prefers to go down swinging

Rory McIlroy says he would rather go down fighting than playing carefully as he tries to engineer a good finishing position at the British Open.
7/21/2018 12:15:03 AM
Haroun, Samba in 400m action today

Haroun, Samba in 400m action today

Qataris Abdalelah Haroun and Abderrahman Samba will line up for the men’s 400m, even as the world indoor 60m champion Christian Coleman has a chance to establish his credentials as the leader of the sprint pack in the post-Usain Bolt era on the opening day of the London Diamond League meeting today.
7/21/2018 12:10:10 AM
Barshim most likely to break my record, says Sotomayor

Barshim most likely to break my record, says Sotomayor

As the 25th anniversary of his high jump record approaches, Cuban world record holder Javier Sotomayor reiterated that he only sees Qatari world champion Mutaz Essa Barshim beating his 2.45m mark.
7/21/2018 12:07:16 AM
Tendulkar wants to take academy beyond traditional pockets

Tendulkar wants to take academy beyond traditional pockets

Sachin Tendulkar waited five years since retirement before launching his own academy and the India batting great wants to take the venture beyond cricket’s traditional pockets, he told Reuters yesterday.
7/21/2018 12:05:07 AM
Criminal case pertaining to a dishonoured cheque

Criminal case pertaining to a dishonoured cheque

Question: I issued a cheque a few years ago as a guarantee for some payment to a friend. Later the friend left Qatar and I am not sure about the repayment.
7/20/2018 11:55:36 PM
Nationalism, immigration, and economic success

Nationalism, immigration, and economic success

One of the central challenges facing the world’s advanced economies is slowing growth. Over the last decade, growth rates in the advanced economies have averaged 1.2%, down from an average of 3.1% during the previous 25 years.
7/20/2018 11:52:52 PM
South Africa bounce back with Maharaj’s eight-for

South Africa bounce back with Maharaj’s eight-for

Spinner Keshav Maharaj thanked his lucky stars as well as the pitch yesterday after his record eight-wicket haul helped South Africa fight back on the opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka.
7/20/2018 11:52:32 PM
Alisson: The Brazilian with goalkeeping in his genes

Alisson: The Brazilian with goalkeeping in his genes

Alisson may be a little more cautious in his approach to learning a new language this time around. Shortly after signing for Roma in 2016 the goalkeeper appeared on a TV talk show in his native Brazil.
7/20/2018 11:48:14 PM
Guardiola wants Man City stars rested and ready

Guardiola wants Man City stars rested and ready

Pep Guardiola fears his preparations for Manchester City’s Premier League title defence have been affected by the World Cup.
7/20/2018 11:44:02 PM
Sagan strikes again as Thomas keeps yellow

Sagan strikes again as Thomas keeps yellow

Slovakian Peter Sagan underlined his sprint credentials for the third time on the Tour de France yesterday after powering to victory in the 13th stage from Bourg d’Oisans to Valence.
7/20/2018 11:40:17 PM
Advisory Council Speaker in Cairo

Advisory Council Speaker in Cairo

HE the Advisory Council Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud and his accompanying delegation arrived yesterday in Cairo to participate in the in the 28th extraordinary session of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union, slated to start today.
7/20/2018 11:38:33 PM
China’s ‘firefighter’ VP avoids flames of US trade war

China’s ‘firefighter’ VP avoids flames of US trade war

As the flames of a trade war between China and the United States lick higher, one top Chinese leader expected to help handle relations with Washington has been conspicuous for not taking a public role in the dispute — Vice-President Wang Qishan.
7/20/2018 11:38:23 PM
Metro station at Ras Bu Fontas

Metro station at Ras Bu Fontas

An image highlighting the exterior of the Doha Metro Red Line’s elevated Ras Bu Fontas station in perspective, as released by Qatar Rail on Twitter.
7/20/2018 11:37:48 PM
Jewish nation-state law blatant violation of Palestinian rights

Jewish nation-state law blatant violation of Palestinian rights

The decision by Israel’s Knesset to adopt the Jewish nation-state bill on Thursday is reprehensible and deserves to be condemned unequivocally.
7/20/2018 11:37:22 PM
Qatar 'capable of overcoming challenges of the blockade'

Qatar 'capable of overcoming challenges of the blockade'

The minister said that Qatar's economy is strong and cohesive and capable of overcoming the challenges of the blockade it is facing.
7/20/2018 11:34:03 PM
I don’t care about backlash over joining Warriors: Cousins

I don’t care about backlash over joining Warriors: Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins isn’t concerned about the public backlash that ensued when news broke of his agreement to join the Golden State Warriors, saying he’s become “numb” to criticism.
7/20/2018 11:32:55 PM
NFL anthem policy on hold as league and union talk

NFL anthem policy on hold as league and union talk

The NFL and the NFL Players Association said Thursday that no new rules regarding the national anthem will be issued or enforced as they discuss how to move forward on the divisive issue.
7/20/2018 11:29:19 PM
Exiles dreaming of home as Ethiopia’s ‘Wall’ comes down

Exiles dreaming of home as Ethiopia’s ‘Wall’ comes down

First came the shock, then the tears of joy, then the dreams of home.
7/20/2018 11:29:18 PM
Australian nun to appeal deportation order

Australian nun to appeal deportation order

Australian nun Patricia Fox yesterday announced that she would appeal against a deportation order issued against her by the Philippines government a day earlier over allegations of involvement in political activities against the country’s president.
7/20/2018 11:27:09 PM
Flood warnings issued as storm intensifies

Flood warnings issued as storm intensifies

Philippines was on alert yesterday as tropical storm Ampil intensified, leading to fears of heavy rainfall, extensive flooding and landslides, according to the country’s meteorological agency.
7/20/2018 11:24:18 PM
Justice Siddiqui donates to SC fund for dams

Justice Siddiqui donates to SC fund for dams

The senior puisne judge of the Islamabad High Court, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, has contributed Rs1mn to the Supreme Court (SC) fund for the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams.
7/20/2018 11:14:43 PM
17 dead after tourist boat sinks in storm

17 dead after tourist boat sinks in storm

Divers have pulled the last four bodies from the wreckage of a “duck boat” that sank in a storm in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people in one of the deadliest US tourist incidents in years.
7/20/2018 11:13:40 PM
Politicians told off over foul language

Politicians told off over foul language

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued notices to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Fazlur (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, former National Assembly speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, and former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Pervez Khattak for using indecent language during their election campaig
7/20/2018 11:11:34 PM
Trump defends efforts to build a rapport with Putin

Trump defends efforts to build a rapport with Putin

US President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Vladimir Putin in an interview broadcast yesterday after he invited the Russian leader for a second meeting in the midst of an uproar over their first.
7/20/2018 11:11:25 PM
Cohen taped Trump discussing payment to Daniels, says NYT

Cohen taped Trump discussing payment to Daniels, says NYT

US President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Trump before the 2016 presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump, the New York Times reported yesterday.
7/20/2018 11:09:38 PM