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US embassy opens as Trump stays away

US embassy opens as Trump stays away

The new US embassy in London opened with little fanfare yesterday after US President Donald Trump refused to attend the inauguration because of its price tag and less-than-central location.

MEC seminar focuses on impact of revised IFRS

MEC seminar focuses on impact of revised IFRS

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) recently hosted a seminar entitled ‘Revised International Accounting Standards and Financial Reporting’ (IFRS), which was attended by accounting community in Qatar.

Sneijder in Doha to join Gharafa

Sneijder in Doha to join Gharafa

Doha: Dutch star Wesley Sneijder reached Doha late on Saturday night to sign for QNB Stars League side Al Gharafa.

QC hands over keys for 50 Gaza residential units

QC hands over keys for 50 Gaza residential units

Qatar Charity rebuilt the Al Dafer Tower in Gaza Strip, which was destroyed during the war in Gaza in 2014.

Winter ‘bomb cyclone’ threatens East Coast

Winter ‘bomb cyclone’ threatens East Coast

A rare winter storm hit the US Southeast yesterday, bringing Florida’s capital its first snow in three decades and snarling travel,

Mahaseel Souq opens today at Katara

Mahaseel Souq opens today at Katara

The Mahaseel Souq will open today in the southern area of Katara – the Cultural Village, offering residents and visitors fresh local foodstuff.

PM meets Somali ambassador

PM meets Somali ambassador

HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani yesterday met the outgoing ambassador of Somalia to Qatar Omar Sheikh Ali Idris.

New system allows kin to block gamblers

New system allows kin to block gamblers

Families of gambling addicts will be able to block their kin from online horse betting under a new system the Japan Racing Association plans to introduce this week.

Captain Du Plessis doubtful for Zimbabwe Test

Captain Du Plessis doubtful for Zimbabwe Test

Captain Faf du Plessis is a doubt to start South Africa’s one-off day-night Test against Zimbabwe, starting at St George’s Park today.

Messi deals with Madrid again as Barca look impregnable

Messi deals with Madrid again as Barca look impregnable

Leo Messi ended the Clasico in a state of undress again but it was Real Madrid who had been stripped bare.

World's largest amphibious aircraft takes off in China

World's largest amphibious aircraft takes off in China

China's home-grown AG600, the world's largest amphibious aircraft in production, took to the skies on Sunday for its maiden flight.

No holiday cheer for Belgrade’s €83,000 Christmas tree

No holiday cheer for Belgrade’s €83,000 Christmas tree

An artificial Christmas tree in the centre of Belgrade has been getting more jeers than cheers this holiday season – given that its reported price tag of €83,000 would make it one of the most expensive in the world.