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Govt to spare no effort to free jailed aid worker

Govt to spare no effort to free jailed aid worker

Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said Britain would appeal to Iran on humanitarian grounds to free a jailed aid worker but expressed reservations that granting her diplomatic protection would help secure her release, her husband said yesterday.

Russia to check if Facebook is complying with law

Russia to check if Facebook is complying with law

Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor said on Wednesday it planned to check whether Facebook was in compliance with Russian law.

QFI launches partnership with Columbia University

QFI launches partnership with Columbia University

Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has launched a new partnership with Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health sponsoring a research project to assess the mental health and psychosocial needs of Arabic-speaking immigrant and refugee adolescents aged 13-17 who attend school.

Lukoil plans to keep output steady with new projects outside Russia

Lukoil plans to keep output steady with new projects outside Russia

Lukoil plans to keep pumping 100mn tonnes of oil per year between 2018 and 2027 with projects outside Russia and will keep annual investment at $8 billion-$8.5bn, the chief executive said yesterday.

Film promo

Film promo

Bollywood actors Siddhanth Kapoor (left), Shraddha Kapoor (centre) and Ankur Bhatia pose for a photograph during a promotional event for the forthcoming Hindi film Haseena Parkar in Mumbai yesterday.

HMC gives health tips as children return to school after holidays

HMC gives health tips as children return to school after holidays

As schools across Qatar re-open this week after the long summer break, parents are being advised to help their children establish a good bedtime routine and sleep schedule to ensure they are rested and fully alert for school.

Bankers ditch fat salaries to chase digital currency riches

Bankers ditch fat salaries to chase digital currency riches

Dealmakers and financiers find second wind in cryptocurrency; “There’s so much to imagine,” ex-China Renaissance exec says

Isinbayeva quits as Russian anti-doping chair

Isinbayeva quits as Russian anti-doping chair

Twice Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has resigned as chair of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), the Interfax news agency reported — a move that may help Russian athletes return to international competition.

Oil rises more than 1%; market corrects following Opec pact

Oil rises more than 1%; market corrects following Opec pact

Oil prices rose more than 1% yesterday, a partial rebound from the previous day’s steep slide that came when an Opec-led decision to extend production curbs did not go as far as some investors had hoped.

Russia, Turkey, Iran sign deal to set up safe zones in Syria

Russia, Turkey, Iran sign deal to set up safe zones in Syria

Russia, Turkey and Iran - the three main guarantors of a fragile, nationwide ceasefire in Syria - signed a deal on Thursday to set up so-called safe zones to mitigate the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country.

Opposition vows protests to press PM to resign during probe

Opposition vows protests to press PM to resign during probe

Pakistani opposition party lawmakers tore up the agenda and shouted in a parliament session yesterday` as they demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down during an investigation into his finances, Reuters reports from Islamabad.

Saudi raises $9bn with inaugural Islamic bond

Saudi raises $9bn with inaugural Islamic bond

Saudi Arabia raised $9bn in its first dollar-denominated Islamic bond sale, $1bn more than what the government was said to be planning to issue initially.