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'Green initiatives key to sustainable society'

'Green initiatives key to sustainable society'

Qatar Sustainability Week (QSW) 2017, organised by Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) with a number of activities, was launched by HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi.

Expats hail new residency plan

Expats hail new residency plan

Residents from different nationalities and walks of life have welcomed Qatar’s plans to allow some expatriates to obtain permanent residency in the country

Ex-Japan policeman breaks records with Hello Kitty collection

Ex-Japan policeman breaks records with Hello Kitty collection

A 67-year-old former policeman with the world's biggest Hello Kitty collection has become the envy of little girls everywhere with a quarter of a million dollars worth of moon-faced memorabilia.

Huge crowd joins Mexican teen's party after invite goes viral

Huge crowd joins Mexican teen's party after invite goes viral

A huge crowd turned out Monday to celebrate the 15th birthday of Rubi Ibarra, a small-town Mexican girl -- though it was fewer than the 1.3 million people who said they were coming after the invitation went viral online.

British 'sharia courts' under scrutiny

British 'sharia courts' under scrutiny

For more than 30 years, sharia courts enforcing Islamic law have been operating quietly across Britain. But two official inquiries have put them in the spotlight amid accusations that they discriminate against women.

Merkel urges Turks not to bring conflicts to Germany

Merkel urges Turks not to bring conflicts to Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged people of Turkish origin living in Germany to take part in German society and not to bring conflicts taking place back in Turkey to Germany.

Thai villagers hail gold mine closure in rare environmental win

Thai villagers hail gold mine closure in rare environmental win

Thai villagers on Wednesday celebrated a junta move to shutter a controversial gold mine, a rare blow to big business in a kingdom where environmental concerns are often secondary to profit-making.

Little Messi flees Afghanistan, appeals to UN after 'threats'

Little Messi flees Afghanistan, appeals to UN after 'threats'

The young Afghan boy who captivated hearts after he was pictured wearing a plastic bag as an improvised Lionel Messi jersey has appealed to the UN refugee agency after fleeing Afghanistan.