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Smog disrupts travel, sickens thousands

Smog disrupts travel, sickens thousands

Two weeks of thick toxic smog has disrupted normal life in parts of Pakistan, with flights cancelled, road accidents surging and nearly 15,000 people being hospitalised in and around Lahore, officials said yesterday.

Singapore PM Lee says ready to step down in few years

Singapore PM Lee says ready to step down in few years

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he was ready to step down in a couple of years time and his successor is likely already in the cabinet but a clear choice has yet to emerge.

Red Cross to "drastically" cut Afghan presence after attacks

Red Cross to "drastically" cut Afghan presence after attacks

The International Committee of the Red Cross will "drastically" cut back its operations in Afghanistan following attacks that have killed seven of its staff this year, the aid group said on Monday.

Final tally in NZ poll strengthens Labour

Final tally in NZ poll strengthens Labour

A possible Labour-Green coalition narrowed the gap with the ruling National Party in New Zealand’s final election tally, strengthening their position ahead of talks today with the small nationalist party which holds the balance of power.

Bangladesh’s mega refugee camp plan ‘dangerous’

Bangladesh’s mega refugee camp plan ‘dangerous’

A top UN official said yesterday Bangladesh’s plan to build the world’s biggest refugee camp for 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims was dangerous because overcrowding could heighten the risks of deadly diseases spreading quickly.

QU holds student orientation day

QU holds student orientation day

The Office of Graduate Studies at Qatar University (QU) recently held the 2017 Graduate Student Orientation Day for new students to familiarise them on the academic policies and procedures as well as the office’s services.

Talks underway on weekly import of bananas from Philippines

Talks underway on weekly import of bananas from Philippines

Philippine Economic Zone Authority consultant and special adviser to the director general for the Middle East and Northern Europe, Joseph Timothy Rivera, said more food commodities are expected to be imported to the country.

QBF, HBKU sign MoU for basketball development

QBF, HBKU sign MoU for basketball development

Qatar Basketball Federation’s (QBF) secretary general Ali al-Malki and Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) vice-president of student affairs Ms. Maryam al-Mannai signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday to enable both parties to collaborate more closely on student basketball developmen

Emir greets leader of Trinidad and  Tobago

Emir greets leader of Trinidad and Tobago

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, His Highness the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani have sent cables of congratulations to the President of Trinidad and Tobago Anthon

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.

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.

Residents in southern areas to benefit from opening of new highway

Residents in southern areas to benefit from opening of new highway

Residents of Al Wakrah, Al Wukair and Al Mashaf stand to benefit from the opening of the 11km Southern part of Doha Express Highway ...