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Lankan minister sacked over criticism of Chinese port deal

Lankan minister sacked over criticism of Chinese port deal

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday sacked the justice minister over his criticism of a $1.1 billion deal, signed last month, to lease a port to a Chinese company, the cabinet spokesman said.
8/23/2017 4:45:54 PM
Duterte tells police to kill only if necessary in war on drugs

Duterte tells police to kill only if necessary in war on drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday backed police on the front lines of a war on drugs that he said would not cease, but warned officers their duty was to arrest suspects ...
8/23/2017 2:36:09 PM
Nepal rescues four rhinos swept away by floods to India

Nepal rescues four rhinos swept away by floods to India

At least four endangered rhinos that were swept away by floods into India have been rescued and brought back to their home in south-central Nepal, wildlife officials said Wednesday.
8/23/2017 2:27:46 PM
Torso found in Denmark belongs to submarine journalist

Torso found in Denmark belongs to submarine journalist

Police on Wednesday identified a headless female torso washed ashore in Copenhagen as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who they believe was killed by a Danish inventor on board his home-made submarine.
8/23/2017 1:11:29 PM
30 dead as air strike hits hotel in Yemen: Houthis

30 dead as air strike hits hotel in Yemen: Houthis

At least 30 people were killed in an air strike that hit a small hotel north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, the armed Houthi movement said.
8/23/2017 12:56:44 PM
Taliban suicide bomber kills five civilians in Afghanistan

Taliban suicide bomber kills five civilians in Afghanistan

A Taliban suicide bomber killed five civilians and wounded dozens of others, mainly children, when he detonated a car filled with explosives at a police headquarters in southern Afghanistan Wednesday.
8/23/2017 12:28:13 PM
Qatar food security project gets $440 mn bank financing

Qatar food security project gets $440 mn bank financing

Qatar Islamic Bank signed to provide 1.6 billion riyals ($440 million) of financing to build a food processing and storage facility at the country's Hamad Port, as Doha strengthens its resistance against sanctions ...
8/23/2017 11:40:02 AM
North Korea's Kim 'starting to respect US': Trump

North Korea's Kim 'starting to respect US': Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is ‘starting to respect’ the United States, President Donald Trump declared, even as Pyongyang revealed plans for its missile development Wednesday and Kim ordered a production boost.
8/23/2017 11:22:01 AM
Saudi police detain teenage boy for dancing in the street

Saudi police detain teenage boy for dancing in the street

Saudi police said on Tuesday they had detained a 14-year-old boy who was filmed dancing to the 1990s hit song ‘Macarena’ at a street crossing in the coastal city of Jeddah ...
8/23/2017 10:37:10 AM
Typhoon Hato batters Hong Kong, streets flooded, flights cancelled, trading halted

Typhoon Hato batters Hong Kong, streets flooded, flights cancelled, trading halted

Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with destructive winds and waves which uprooted trees, flooded streets ...
8/23/2017 10:19:09 AM
Former Thai PM Yingluck turns to Buddhism ahead of Friday verdict

Former Thai PM Yingluck turns to Buddhism ahead of Friday verdict

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on sought a blessing by Buddhist monks' blessing at her house in Bangkok on Wednesday ahead of a court verdict due on Friday that could land her in prison.
8/23/2017 10:10:05 AM
Google and Walmart unveil e-commerce partnership

Google and Walmart unveil e-commerce partnership

Google and Walmart on Tuesday announced a partnership that will make the retailer's products available on the internet giant's online shopping mall.
8/23/2017 10:00:58 AM
Journalist killed by gunmen in Mexican state of Veracruz

Journalist killed by gunmen in Mexican state of Veracruz

A Mexican journalist under government protection was shot dead Tuesday in the violent state of Veracruz, officials said, the 10th journalist murdered in Mexico this year.
8/23/2017 9:54:26 AM
Emir discusses Mideast peace with top US officials

Emir discusses Mideast peace with top US officials

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met yesterday at his office at the Emiri Diwan with Senior Adviser to the US President, Jared Kushner; assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt; Deputy National Security Adviser, Dina
8/23/2017 2:40:30 AM
Deputy PM meets Oman’s envoy

Deputy PM meets Oman’s envoy

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Ahmad bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud met Oman’s ambassador to Qatar Najib bin Yahya al- Balushi in Doha yesterday.
8/23/2017 2:38:19 AM
Emir holds phone talks with Paraguay president

Emir holds phone talks with Paraguay president

Subsidised sheep for Qatari nationals
8/23/2017 2:35:44 AM
Emir endorses Cabinet decision

Emir endorses Cabinet decision

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday endorsed Cabinet Decision No 38 of 2017 on establishing the standing committee for the management of marine ports.
8/23/2017 2:14:06 AM
Ministry to launch ‘Back to School’ campaign tomorrow

Ministry to launch ‘Back to School’ campaign tomorrow

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education will launch on Thursday the ‘Back to School’ campaign for academic year 2017/2018, under the theme “By Education We Build Qatar”.
8/23/2017 2:12:39 AM
Speaker meets Ecuador envoy

Speaker meets Ecuador envoy

HE the Speaker of the Advisory Council Mohamed bin Mubarak al-Khulaifi met the outgoing ambassador of Ecuador to Qatar Kabalan Abisaab in Doha yesterday.
8/23/2017 2:11:47 AM
Duties and obligations of domestic workers

Duties and obligations of domestic workers

A domestic worker cannot be deployed for work outside the country without his approval, according to Law No 15 of 2017 on domestic workers, issued yesterday by His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
8/23/2017 2:11:06 AM
End-of-service benefits for domestic hands

End-of-service benefits for domestic hands

Domestic workers are entitled to an end-of-service benefits for each year of work after spending a minimum of full year at work, according to Law No 15 of 2007 on domestic workers, issued yesterday by His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
8/23/2017 2:10:17 AM
Spain suspect admits plan for bigger attack

Spain suspect admits plan for bigger attack

A suspected member of the terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week admitted to a judge yesterday that the religious extremists had planned to hit monuments in an even bigger attack.
8/23/2017 12:52:22 AM
Two die in Italian quake, brothers rescued

Two die in Italian quake, brothers rescued

An earthquake hit the tourist-packed holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, killing two people, injuring dozens and trapping three young brothers who survived for up to 16 hours before being rescued.
8/23/2017 12:48:27 AM
Merkel opens computer games fair

Merkel opens computer games fair

Chancellor Angela Merkel reached out yesterday to young voters ahead of next month’s election when she became the first national German leader to open the biggest computer games trade fair.
8/23/2017 12:45:11 AM
Death sentences for RAB officers upheld

Death sentences for RAB officers upheld

The high court yesterday upheld death sentences of 15 convicts including Noor Hossain, dismissed officials of elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) lieutenant colonel Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, major Arif Hossain and lieutenant commander SM Masud Rana in the Narayanganj seven-murder trial.
8/23/2017 12:42:03 AM
AL lawyers say CJ must quit by next month

AL lawyers say CJ must quit by next month

Bangabandhu Awami Ainjibi Parishad, a platform of the ruling Awami League party, yesterday demanded resignation of Chief Justice SK Sinha by September and scrapping of the Supreme Court verdict on 16th amendment to the Constitution.
8/23/2017 12:39:44 AM
Qatar’s sustainability initiatives presented at Bangkok ACD meeting

Qatar’s sustainability initiatives presented at Bangkok ACD meeting

Qatar’s social, political and economic stability has been affirmed through the unjust siege imposed by the Saudi-led group.
8/23/2017 12:38:14 AM
Actor’s funeral

Actor’s funeral

People wait to pay their respects to Bangladeshi actor Abdur Razzak at Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka.
8/23/2017 12:36:10 AM
‘Gulf crisis separated families in the region’

‘Gulf crisis separated families in the region’

The Saudi-led blockade on Qatar has caused a number of human rights violations, said Qaiser Anwar. A senior member of Pakistan Welfare Forum (PWF), Anwar was a guest on the live radio show Haqeeqat on Qatar Urdu Radio yesterday.
8/23/2017 12:35:08 AM
Propaganda drive by siege nations reaches abysmal levels

Propaganda drive by siege nations reaches abysmal levels

Siege nations spending millions on fabricating fake news
8/23/2017 12:33:35 AM
Online sale of sacrificial animals becomes popular

Online sale of sacrificial animals becomes popular

With Eid al-Adha approaching the social media, including Facebook and Twitter, have become selling points of sacrificial animals – cows, goats and camels – that are available at the prices ranging from Rs25,000 to Rs180,000.
8/23/2017 12:30:52 AM
Floods in Bangladesh

Floods in Bangladesh

A woman collects drinking water from a flooded tube well in Gaibandha, Bangladesh.
8/23/2017 12:30:26 AM