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World anti-doping body refuses to lift Russia suspension

World anti-doping body refuses to lift Russia suspension

The World Anti-Doping Agency maintained its suspension of Russia on Thursday, raising the spectre of a possible ban from February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

CMC briefed on urban development planning

CMC briefed on urban development planning

Qatar’s comprehensive urban development plan takes into consideration population growth and development in all fields within the next 20 years, Turki Fahd al-Turki, assistant director of the Urban Planning Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), said yesterday.

Death toll in Vietnam flash floods rises to 89

Death toll in Vietnam flash floods rises to 89

The death toll following flash floods in central Vietnam has risen to 89, authorities said yesterday, with 18 people still missing and 174 others treated for their injuries.

Doha Bank launches new benefits to Al Riyada customers

Doha Bank launches new benefits to Al Riyada customers

Doha Bank has announced new exclusive benefits and wealth management solutions to its priority banking Al Riyada customers.

First arrest in Russia probe said to be near

First arrest in Russia probe said to be near

Official Washington was abuzz this weekend over reports that a grand jury has charged at least one person stemming from the US probe of Russia’s attempts to tilt the 2016 presidential elections in Donald Trump’s favour.

Root must ‘con’ players into Ashes mindset: Vaughan

Root must ‘con’ players into Ashes mindset: Vaughan

England captain Joe Root must convince his team they can win in Australia, even if he has to “lie a bit and con” them, says former Ashes-winning skipper Michael Vaughan.

2022 World Cup official hits back at criticism

2022 World Cup official hits back at criticism

A senior Qatar World Cup official took to social media on Friday to re-assert that the country will host the 2022 tournament after a critic claimed bookmakers had shortened odds on the event being taken away.

PM: Iraq won’t use army to fight Kurdish citizens

PM: Iraq won’t use army to fight Kurdish citizens

Iraq’s prime minister has denied that an attack on the Kurds was imminent, in a bid to defuse tensions that had prompted Kurdish peshmerga fighters to temporarily seal off road links with the rest of the country.

Nadal primed for ‘huge’ Isner test in Beijing quarters

Nadal primed for ‘huge’ Isner test in Beijing quarters

Nadal said he was braced for the “huge” serve of John Isner after Spain’s world number one bulldozed his way into the China Open quarter-finals yesterday.

Women aged 45 and above at greatest risk of breast cancer

Women aged 45 and above at greatest risk of breast cancer

According to the Qatar National Cancer Registry at the Ministry of Public Health, 16.2% of breast cancer cases diagnosed in Qatar are in women aged between 45 and 49 years. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Qatar and the second leading cause of death in women worldwide.

Maria Sharapova back in business on and off court

Maria Sharapova back in business on and off court

‘Like most controversial athletes, Sharapova has staunch defenders, as well as those that revile her actions and what they have meant to the game’

Philippine peso outlook keeps getting grimmer

Philippine peso outlook keeps getting grimmer

The outlook for the Philippine peso – Asia’s worst-performing currency – just keeps getting grimmer. May’s trade shortfall was the biggest in data going back to 1980 as the nation heads for its first annual current-account deficit in 15 years.