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Top court foils attempt to ban far-right party

Top court foils attempt to ban far-right party

Germany’s Constitutional Court has said that the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) resembled Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party, but ruled against banning it because it was too weak to endanger democracy.
1/17/2017 10:21:44 PM
Court fines footballers £100,000 in rape case

Court fines footballers £100,000 in rape case

Former Scotland striker David Goodwillie and an ex team-mate were yesterday ordered to pay £100,000 after a civil court ruled they had raped a woman.
1/17/2017 10:21:17 PM
Norway says Breivik treated humanely

Norway says Breivik treated humanely

Norway told judges yesterday that it was treating mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik in prison “humanely and respectfully” in its appeals case against having violated his human rights.
1/17/2017 10:20:50 PM
NBK Automobiles posts significant growth in ’16

NBK Automobiles posts significant growth in ’16

Nasser Bin Khaled (NBK) Automobiles, authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Qatar, has achieved significant growth in 2016, a top official said yesterday.
1/17/2017 10:20:36 PM
Emissions cheating: carmakers need to make radical changes

Emissions cheating: carmakers need to make radical changes

Widening emissions cheating scandals, denials, probes and some settlements with fines; it does seem like an open season for global automakers.
1/17/2017 10:20:27 PM
May pledges clean break from EU in Brexit speech

May pledges clean break from EU in Brexit speech

Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday said Britain will leave the EU’s single market in order to restrict immigration in a clean break from the bloc, but lawmakers can vote on the final deal.
1/17/2017 10:20:24 PM
Spurs’ Vertonghen facing up to two months out with injury

Spurs’ Vertonghen facing up to two months out with injury

Tottenham Hotspur are braced to be without Jan Vertonghen for up to two months after the Belgium defender underwent scans on the ankle ligament injury sustained in Saturday’s thrashing of West Bromwich Albion.
1/17/2017 10:18:11 PM
QEWC and Nebras in deal with Masdar to develop renewable energy projects

QEWC and Nebras in deal with Masdar to develop renewable energy projects

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar has signed a cooperation agreement with Qatar Electricity & Water Company (QEWC) and Nebras Power at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to develop renewable and sustainable energy projects.
1/17/2017 10:16:25 PM
Aubameyang promises better show by hosts

Aubameyang promises better show by hosts

Libreville, Gabon: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and hosts Gabon vowed to put a poor start to their Africa Cup of Nations behind them and beat Burkina Faso today in the second series of Group A matches.
1/17/2017 10:16:11 PM
Putin mocks claims laid out in ‘Trump dossier’

Putin mocks claims laid out in ‘Trump dossier’

President Vladimir Putin cracked raunchy jokes yesterday as he poked fun at claims that Russian secret services filmed US President-elect Donald Trump with prostitutes.
1/17/2017 10:15:15 PM
More shocks as Morocco lose to Congo, Ivory Coast held

More shocks as Morocco lose to Congo, Ivory Coast held

Morocco, considered potential champions, paid for a goalkeeping blunder as they fell 1-0 to Congo
1/17/2017 10:15:13 PM
Libyan wins right to sue Straw, government

Libyan wins right to sue Straw, government

Former foreign secretary Jack Straw, MI6 and the government will have to defend claims that they participated in the 2004 kidnapping of a Libyan dissident and his wife, the Supreme Court has ruled.
1/17/2017 10:15:11 PM
Ukraine files ‘terrorism’ case against Russia at world court

Ukraine files ‘terrorism’ case against Russia at world court

Ukraine has urged the UN’s top court to order Russia to pay damages for attacks on civilians during its bloody conflict with separatist pro-Russia rebels, accusing Moscow of “sponsoring terrorism”, officials said yesterday.
1/17/2017 10:14:05 PM
QFCRA is now full signatory to Iosco MMoU

QFCRA is now full signatory to Iosco MMoU

The Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) has been approved as a ‘full signatory’ to the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (Iosco) multilateral memorandum of understanding (MMoU) concerning consultation and cooperation and the exchange of information.
1/17/2017 10:12:57 PM
Zaha Hadid’s will reveals £67mn fortune

Zaha Hadid’s will reveals £67mn fortune

Zaha Hadid, the British-Iraqi architect who died suddenly last March, left a fortune worth £67mn, her will reveals.
1/17/2017 10:12:01 PM
Bangladesh PM’s India visit likely to be delayed

Bangladesh PM’s India visit likely to be delayed

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s India visit might be delayed further though officials from Dhaka and New Delhi are making necessary preparations keeping February in mind.
1/17/2017 10:10:29 PM
Exhibition to shed light on ancient empires’ cultural links

Exhibition to shed light on ancient empires’ cultural links

Qatar Museums (QM) will highlight the cultural and artistic interactions between the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires in one of its major exhibitions at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA).
1/17/2017 10:10:04 PM
Mahat raises currency issue with India

Mahat raises currency issue with India

Nepalese Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat yesterday held talks with Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh during which key bilateral issues including impact of demonetisation on India’s aid to the Himalayan nation were discussed.
1/17/2017 10:09:33 PM
‘Iron Tulip’ Van Gaal announces retirement

‘Iron Tulip’ Van Gaal announces retirement

Firebrand manager Louis van Gaal has announced his retirement from professional football after more than three decades, citing “family reasons,” a Dutch newspaper reported yesterday.
1/17/2017 10:05:57 PM
AC Milan stay in chase for Europe

AC Milan stay in chase for Europe

AC Milan battled back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Torino on Monday night keeping their bid for Europe alive by moving fifth in the Serie A table.
1/17/2017 10:04:57 PM
Sheikh Ahmed meets top officials in Davos

Sheikh Ahmed meets top officials in Davos

HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani yesterday met Argentina’s Minister of State for Economic Affairs Horacio Reifr and International Trade Centre director general Arancha Gonzalez separately on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
1/17/2017 10:04:17 PM
Maradona set for Napoli role, if tax millions settled: President

Maradona set for Napoli role, if tax millions settled: President

Milan: Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says a global ambassador’s role will be offered to Diego Maradona — if the former club legend settles his score with the Italian tax man.
1/17/2017 10:02:46 PM
Real’s Zidane leans on squad to bounce back from rare defeat

Real’s Zidane leans on squad to bounce back from rare defeat

Madrid conceded twice in the final five minutes in losing 2-1 to Sevilla on Sunday
1/17/2017 10:01:58 PM
E-solutions to help SMEs integrate with global value chains, says Seetharaman

E-solutions to help SMEs integrate with global value chains, says Seetharaman

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) should leverage on e-solutions to integrate with global value chains, Doha Bank CEO Dr R Seetharaman said.
1/17/2017 9:59:43 PM
QP concludes ‘high performance boards programme’ for senior Qatari directors

QP concludes ‘high performance boards programme’ for senior Qatari directors

Qatar Petroleum (QP) held the “Qatar Petroleum High Performance Boards Award” ceremony on Monday, marking the conclusion of a specialised nine-month programme for Qatari board directors.
1/17/2017 9:59:06 PM
Morning to be hazy, misty

Morning to be hazy, misty

Hazy to misty conditions are forecast in the morning hours on Wednesday but chances of strong winds remain only in the offshore areas, according to the Met office.
1/17/2017 9:53:11 PM
IMF praises Saudi budget plans, says eliminating deficit feasible

IMF praises Saudi budget plans, says eliminating deficit feasible

The International Monetary Fund praised Saudi Arabia’s budget plans yesterday and said Riyadh’s goal of eliminating a huge fiscal deficit left by low oil prices by 2020 looked feasible.
1/17/2017 9:44:01 PM
Sidra launches child advocacy programme

Sidra launches child advocacy programme

Sidra Medical and Research Centre (Sidra) has launched a child advocacy programme, dedicated to protecting children from abuse or neglect at home and in the community.
1/17/2017 9:38:53 PM
Qatar aims self-sufficiency in vegetables in 5 years

Qatar aims self-sufficiency in vegetables in 5 years

Qatar is aiming to reach self-sufficiency in the production of vegetables in the next five years, HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi has said, Qatar News Agency reported.
1/17/2017 9:27:21 PM
Egypt seen issuing sukuk later this year

Egypt seen issuing sukuk later this year

Egypt could issue a US dollar sukuk later this year after its planned conventional bond, government representatives said yesterday at the first stop of the country’s bond roadshow in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, according to investors attending the presentation.
1/17/2017 9:22:53 PM
Malaysia highlights potential for Islamic wealth management

Malaysia highlights potential for Islamic wealth management

Malaysia’s recently announced target of becoming a global hub for Shariah-compliant investment and asset management has shed light on the huge potential of a still underdeveloped segment of Islamic finance: Sustainable and ethical wealth management.
1/17/2017 9:21:44 PM
Systems to manage radio spectrum launched

Systems to manage radio spectrum launched

HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Bin Saif al-Sulaiti launched two milestone systems initiated by the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) to ensure effective and seamless management and monitoring of the radio spectrum usage in Qatar.
1/17/2017 9:18:55 PM