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'Dead, injured' as 9-storey building collapses in Russia

'Dead, injured' as 9-storey building collapses in Russia

Several people were killed and injured after a corner section of a nine-storey, Soviet-era residential building collapsed in the provincial city of Izhevsk, Russian authorities said Thursday.

Mexico musings

Mexico musings

Pineda Covalin’s designs are inspired by elements of Mexican indigenous and contemporary art as the brand works to portray diversity through its culture

Qatar to devise foolproof strategy to achieve info security, repel cyber attacks

Qatar to devise foolproof strategy to achieve info security, repel cyber attacks

Qatar has constituted a high level committee to prepare policies and programmes as part of its strategy to achieve information security and strengthen the firewall against cyber-attacks.

Trump should speak up for the Rohingya people

Trump should speak up for the Rohingya people

The Rohingya people of Myanmar have long been despised and persecuted as a Muslim minority in a majority-Buddhist country. Now, they are being slaughtered. It’s genocide.

Scientists from HBKU awarded research grants

Scientists from HBKU awarded research grants

Six graduate students from Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) College of Science and Engineering (CSE) received awards from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), as part of the Graduate Student Research Award programme.

Bruised dollar bulls look to Trump, Fed to reverse fortunes

Bruised dollar bulls look to Trump, Fed to reverse fortunes

Beleaguered dollar bulls have cause for hope after absorbing the most punishing six months in a decade.

Qatar Airways partnership to help Meridiana fly high

Qatar Airways partnership to help Meridiana fly high

Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar al-Baker has said the “important partnership” with AQA Holding, the new parent company of Meridiana airline, will help increase Meridiana’s competitiveness in the European market.

Why measuring inflation is such a tricky business

Why measuring inflation is such a tricky business

For years after the 2008 financial crisis, politicians and economists parsed every blip in unemployment statistics,...

NU-Q study finds public trust in news media high in region

NU-Q study finds public trust in news media high in region

Trust in the news media is high across the Middle East, but significantly less so on social media, according to the fifth annual survey of media use and public opinion by Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).

Seeing Saturn: A milestone for Cassini spacecraft

Seeing Saturn: A milestone for Cassini spacecraft

Twenty years ago, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft began its 4.9bn-mile odyssey to Saturn with a picture-perfect liftoff.

Global hunger rises for first time in decade: UN

Global hunger rises for first time in decade: UN

Global hunger levels have risen for the first time in more than a decade, now affecting 11% of the world’s population, as conflict, climate change and economic woes bite, UN agencies said yesterday.

VCUarts Qatar to mark 20th anniversary, launch new logo

VCUarts Qatar to mark 20th anniversary, launch new logo

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of the Arts in Qatar, set to celebrate its 20th anniversary in Education City, will henceforth be known as VCUarts Qatar, reflecting a brand alignment based on the main campus’ identity.