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Needed: Protection for undersea Internet cables

Needed: Protection for undersea Internet cables

Hundreds of thousands of miles of fibre-optic cable lay on the ocean floors, a crucial part of the global Internet’s backbone, and only rarely do ship anchors, undersea landslides or saboteurs disrupt them.
12/17/2017 10:22:30 PM
Company awards long-serving Nepali employee

Company awards long-serving Nepali employee

Nasser Al Ali Enterprises, an IOS certified company, recently awarded Mahendra Bahadur Roka Sarki, a Nepali employee, with QR15,000 for his ten years of service.
12/17/2017 10:19:26 PM
Tidbits about Anushka-Virat ‘secret marriage’

Tidbits about Anushka-Virat ‘secret marriage’

The news of their marriage was broken by Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma with this tweet last week: ‘Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever.
12/17/2017 10:10:32 PM
Exploring potential for Pakistani products in Qatar

Exploring potential for Pakistani products in Qatar

The Embassy of Pakistan with support from Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry has set up a stall in the second edition of “Made in Qatar” exhibition at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
12/17/2017 10:04:13 PM
Indians warned against travelling to Yemen

Indians warned against travelling to Yemen

India’s ministry of external affairs has warned its nationals against travelling to Yemen, according to a press release issued by the Indian embassy in Doha yesterday.
12/17/2017 10:02:40 PM
Fath Al Kheir lands back amid surging waves of patriotism

Fath Al Kheir lands back amid surging waves of patriotism

The Fath Al Kheir 3 dhow was received at Katara – the Cultural Village Foundation on Sunday in the spirit of patriotism and brotherhood and to mark the occasion of Qatar National Day.
12/17/2017 10:01:41 PM
EC ‘turning a blind eye at BJP, Modi poll code breaches’

EC ‘turning a blind eye at BJP, Modi poll code breaches’

The Gujarat election verdict will be delivered today but the election commission is yet to take any action on the numerous complaints against the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
12/17/2017 10:00:42 PM
US economy to ‘rock’ as GOP races to tax-cut finish, says Trump

US economy to ‘rock’ as GOP races to tax-cut finish, says Trump

President Donald Trump predicted the US economy is “going to start to rock” when the Republican rewrite of the US tax code is complete after a six-week sprint.
12/17/2017 9:58:47 PM
Busiest year for Brazilian IPOs since 2013 ends on flat note

Busiest year for Brazilian IPOs since 2013 ends on flat note

Brazil’s strongest year for initial public offerings since 2013 finished on a flat note last week as one company cancelled its plans and what promised to be 2017’s biggest listing priced at the bottom of the range.
12/17/2017 9:57:46 PM
Strike over Teva firings shuts Israel bourse, banks, airport

Strike over Teva firings shuts Israel bourse, banks, airport

Striking workers idled Israel’s international airport, government offices, banks and stock market for half a day, ..
12/17/2017 9:50:37 PM
US healthcare draws election-year worry, but ’16 repeat not seen

US healthcare draws election-year worry, but ’16 repeat not seen

With another election year looming, investors in the healthcare sector are wary the coming months could reopen wounds suffered during the 2016 US presidential race.
12/17/2017 9:42:33 PM
Oil barely changed; natural gas hurt by lack of cold weather

Oil barely changed; natural gas hurt by lack of cold weather

With year-end fast approaching, the Bloomberg Commodity index traded close to unchanged on the week and just like the year-to-date performance it was the metals sector led by industrial metals which offset losses in energy and agriculture.
12/17/2017 9:41:15 PM
Pound’s prospects to be shaped by ‘bones’ of Brexit trade talks

Pound’s prospects to be shaped by ‘bones’ of Brexit trade talks

Pound traders are about to get their first insight into how the currency may fare in the next phase of the Brexit talks as negotiators move on to the potentially more complicated stage of discussing trade.
12/17/2017 9:38:55 PM
Hong Kong bourse targets next Alibaba in IPO rules revamp

Hong Kong bourse targets next Alibaba in IPO rules revamp

Hong Kong’s stock exchange proposed to let “innovative” companies list in the Chinese enclave with dual-class share structures to avoid losing out on more initial public offerings by technology giants like Alibaba Group Holding.
12/17/2017 9:33:52 PM
US shale explorers signal 2018 growth as hedging surge surfaces

US shale explorers signal 2018 growth as hedging surge surfaces

Shale explorers have signalled they’re gearing up for a drilling surge in 2018.
12/17/2017 9:27:50 PM
Biggest voices in oil disagree on outlook for next year

Biggest voices in oil disagree on outlook for next year

The two most critical forecasts of global oil markets offer contrasting visions for 2018: one in which Opec finally succeeds in clearing a supply glut, and another where that goal remains elusive.
12/17/2017 9:25:32 PM
Qatar manufacturing sector sees robust expansion in October

Qatar manufacturing sector sees robust expansion in October

Qatar's manufacturing sector witnessed robust expansion both on monthly and yearly basis this October mainly on the back of increased production of cement, beverages and chemicals, according to official estimates.
12/17/2017 9:18:53 PM
Gas demand to get boost as supply surge sends prices lower

Gas demand to get boost as supply surge sends prices lower

Demand for natural gas will continue to rise over the next two decades, stimulated by lower prices resulting from an expected surge in supplies of shale gas and other unconventional resources, according to the Gas Exporting Countries Forum.
12/17/2017 9:18:02 PM
Qatar insurance industry to grow to $4.6bn in four years

Qatar insurance industry to grow to $4.6bn in four years

Qatar's insurance industry is expected to grow more than 9% to reach $4.6bn by 2021 as rising population continues to drive the demand for health, motor, property and other retail cover; while strategic economic diversification plans help enhance the base of assets available for underwriting
12/17/2017 9:06:12 PM
Al Luqta area service road closes for 18 months

Al Luqta area service road closes for 18 months

A 1km stretch of the service road leading from Al Luqta Street to Al Markhiya Street will be closed from Monday for the next 18 months, Ashghal has said.
12/17/2017 8:45:48 PM
Al Rayyan Interchange flyover opens

Al Rayyan Interchange flyover opens

Al Rayyan Interchange flyover, which is part of Al Rayyan Road Upgrade project (Phase II) was formally opened on Sunday in the presence of a number of senior officials.
12/17/2017 8:34:13 PM
Emir, Palestine president discuss Jerusalem

Emir, Palestine president discuss Jerusalem

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and the President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas discussed the latest developments of the Palestinian issue, particularly those related to the city of Jerusalem.
12/17/2017 7:55:46 PM
Emir officially opens HMC’s new Medical City hospitals

Emir officially opens HMC’s new Medical City hospitals

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, officially inaugurated on Sunday Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) new Medical City complex, comprising of three hospitals.
12/17/2017 7:43:12 PM
Erdogan says Turkey aims to open embassy in East Jerusalem

Erdogan says Turkey aims to open embassy in East Jerusalem

Turkey intends to open an embassy in East Jerusalem, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, days after leading calls at a summit of Muslim leaders for the world to recognise it as the capital of Palestine.
12/17/2017 7:10:45 PM
Saudi-led strike 'kills at least three Yemen civilians'

Saudi-led strike 'kills at least three Yemen civilians'

A Saudi-led air strike has killed at least three civilians in Yemen's Marib province, a local official said on Sunday, but a rebel news agency gave a higher death toll.
12/17/2017 6:39:49 PM
Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan's Quetta, killing nine

Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan's Quetta, killing nine

Two suicide bombers stormed a packed Christian church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding up to 56, officials said, in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State in the country.
12/17/2017 6:25:14 PM
Landslides kill 26 in storm-hit Philippine province

Landslides kill 26 in storm-hit Philippine province

At least 26 people were killed while several residents were missing in an island province in central Philippines after tropical storm Kai-tak brought heavy rains that triggered landslides, local authorities and media said on Sunday.
12/17/2017 6:12:43 PM
11 policemen killed in Taliban attack in south Afghanistan

11 policemen killed in Taliban attack in south Afghanistan

At least 11 policemen were killed when Taliban militants attacked two outposts in Afghanistan's embattled southern Helmand province, an official said on Sunday.
12/17/2017 2:45:19 PM
Migrant arrivals in Germany fall for second year in a row

Migrant arrivals in Germany fall for second year in a row

The number of new asylum seekers in Germany has fallen for a second year in a row following the mass influx that peaked in 2015, the government said Sunday.
12/17/2017 1:59:02 PM
Heavy air pollution shuts schools in Iran

Heavy air pollution shuts schools in Iran

Iran shut primary schools in the capital and other parts of the country on Sunday due to choking levels of air pollution.
12/17/2017 1:07:09 PM
Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails

Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails

An organization established for US President Donald Trump's transition to the White House said on Saturday the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election ...
12/17/2017 12:20:45 PM
Taiwan steel firm behind toxic dump in Vietnam fined again

Taiwan steel firm behind toxic dump in Vietnam fined again

A Taiwanese steel firm behind a toxic spill that killed tonnes of fish in central Vietnam last year was fined for a second time for illegally burying ‘harmful’ waste, official sources said Sunday.
12/17/2017 11:32:12 AM