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The urgency of refugee education

The urgency of refugee education

The world’s refugee crisis is most often measured in numbers. But for young refugees missing out on an education, the crisis can also be tracked by an irreversible metric: the passage of time.

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.

Carnegie Mellon grads explore emerging fields at Sidra

Carnegie Mellon grads explore emerging fields at Sidra

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) graduates are exploring emerging fields at Sidra Medical and Research Centre (Sidra), the new paediatric and maternal healthcare facility in Doha.

Canada curbs ship speeds to prevent right whale deaths

Canada curbs ship speeds to prevent right whale deaths

Canadian officials yesterday ordered boats including cargo and cruise ships to reduce their speed in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in a bid to protect endangered whales.

Apple taps Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow to front video hopes

Apple taps Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow to front video hopes

A day after Apple announced updates to its computers, watches and phones, the company packed a couple thousand software developers into a theatre for an early look at its next big thing: an online TV show featuring Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Battle for IS Syria bastion Raqa to begin 'in days'

Battle for IS Syria bastion Raqa to begin 'in days'

The battle to capture the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Raqa will begin ‘in days’, a militia spokeswoman said Saturday after fresh advances by a Kurdish-Arab alliance battling the jihadists.

Heat spell to continue in Qatar on Saturday

Heat spell to continue in Qatar on Saturday

Another hot day with a maximum temperature of 44C in Abu Samra has been forecast for Saturday by the Met department.

Sandstorm lashes Chinese capital

Sandstorm lashes Chinese capital

A putrid, nicotine-shaded mist loomed over Beijing yesterday after a massive sandstorm slammed into the Chinese capital bringing the latest “airpocalypse” to this smog-choked city.

Awqaf ministry opens largest mosque in Scandinavia

Awqaf ministry opens largest mosque in Scandinavia

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs opened the Umm Al-Mu’minin Khadijah Mosque in Malmo, Sweden. The mosque, built by Qatar at a cost of more than 3mn euros, is the largest one in the Scandinavian region.

Afghans call for action after Taliban attack

Afghans call for action after Taliban attack

Afghan families buried their dead and the country observed a national day of mourning yesterday after at least 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base, prompting angry calls for ministers and army chiefs to resign.

Moon coming close to three planets in April

Moon coming close to three planets in April

Residents of Qatar and other countries in the region can observe three planets of the solar system close to the moon this month, Qatar Calendar House has said.

Majestic Bayern floor Dortmund in Real warm-up

Majestic Bayern floor Dortmund in Real warm-up

Robert Lewandowski overtook Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the race to be the Bundesliga’s top-scorer this season after netting twice in Bayern Munich’s 4-1 thrashing of Borussia Dortmund yesterday.