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Minister, envoy review Syrian situation

Minister, envoy review Syrian situation

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi met Belgian ambassador to Syria Marc Ott, who is currently visiting Qatar.

Xi’s economic aide poised for key role in China debt cleanup

Xi’s economic aide poised for key role in China debt cleanup

Liu He, a key adviser to Chinese President Xi Jinping known for guiding economic policy behind the scenes, appears destined to occupy more of the spotlight.

Protesters stage sit-in on highway

Protesters stage sit-in on highway

Authorities in Pakistan yesterday blocked off roads into Islamabad, the capital, as an Islamist party that backs strict blasphemy laws staged a sit-in on a key highway, demanding the resignation of a minister it blames for changes to an electoral oath.

PM congratulates Kuwait premier

PM congratulates Kuwait premier

HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani sent yesterday a cable of congratulations to Sheikh Jaber Mubarak al-Hamad al-Sabah on his reappointment as prime minister of Kuwait, wishing him success.

Sri Lanka to offer tax incentives for projects involving Port City

Sri Lanka to offer tax incentives for projects involving Port City

Sri Lanka is preparing legislation with tax incentives to attract investment into a big property development near Colombo port that includes a $1.4bn Chinese-backed real estate project, a government minister said yesterday.

Trump punches back at Republican critics

Trump punches back at Republican critics

President Donald Trump hit back at high profile critics within his own party yesterday, painting them as outliers in what is otherwise a “love fest” between him and Republican lawmakers.

Emir honours Poland’s envoy

Emir honours Poland’s envoy

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met the outgoing ambassador of Poland to Qatar Krzysztof Suprowicz at the Emiri Diwan yesterday.

Kalou penalty saves Hertha

Kalou penalty saves Hertha

Ivory Coast veteran Salomon Kalou rescued Hertha Berlin with a penalty at the second attempt in yesterday’s 1-1 draw at Freiburg in the Bundesliga.

Qatar’s non-oil exports in first 9 months of 2017 stand at QR13.3bn

Qatar’s non-oil exports in first 9 months of 2017 stand at QR13.3bn

Qatar’s total non-oil exports for the first nine months of 2017 stood at QR13.3bn, according to figures from a Qatar Chamber monthly report.

Forum to bolster Qatar-Malaysia trade, investment ties, says Economy Minister

Forum to bolster Qatar-Malaysia trade, investment ties, says Economy Minister

The ‘Qatar-Malaysia Economic Forum’ held yesterday in Kuala Lumpur provided a platform for bolstering trade, economic, and investment relations between Qatar and Malaysia and created partnership opportunities in various fields for the private sector of both the countries, according to HE the Ministe

Fugitive Battisti says extradition from Brazil ‘illegal’

Fugitive Battisti says extradition from Brazil ‘illegal’

Convicted killer-turned author Cesare Battisti believes his extradition to Italy from Brazil would be illegal and would endanger his life, he told AFP in an interview.

International consultants to visit HMC

International consultants to visit HMC

A number of international consultants from various medical specialties will visit Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) this month, it has been announced.