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Fath al-Kheir sailors get a warm send off

Fath al-Kheir sailors get a warm send off

A group of cultural performers cheered the sailors with traditional songs and dances while being transported to the dhow.

Maritime heritage on show as Katara dhow festival opens

Maritime heritage on show as Katara dhow festival opens

The festival, held at the Katara beach until Saturday, has the participation of Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq, Turkey, India, Greece, and Zanzibar in this “one-of-a-kind edition.”

Justice Ministry service centres record increase in transactions

Justice Ministry service centres record increase in transactions

The Ministry of Justice has recorded 2,373 transactions in one week from June 23 to 27 at its service centres and branches across the country - an increase of 5% when compared to the previous week.

Ali strikes as Windies crawl

Ali strikes as Windies crawl

Pakistan’s Azhar Ali sent Shai Hope packing for 29 on the final delivery of the afternoon session to reduce the West Indies to 152 for four at tea on the third day of the first Test at Windsor Park in Dominica yesterday, still 224 runs shy of their visitors’ first innings total of 376. Roston Chase

Thousands of Hungarians rally to mock PM Orban

Thousands of Hungarians rally to mock PM Orban

Thousands of Hungarians joined a rally mocking Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday, in the latest protest against what they call his attacks on democracy and human rights.

Spotlight on currency volatility, cyber crime and climate change

Spotlight on currency volatility, cyber crime and climate change

Threats posed by excess currency volatility have been emphasised by the finance ministers and central bankers of the top 20 global economies or G20 at their ongoing meeting in Germany.

China says industrial policy not aimed at foreign firms

China says industrial policy not aimed at foreign firms

China yesterday tried to downplay concerns it is reducing market access for foreign enterprises, days after a report by an EU group accused Beijing of trying to skew its business playing field towards domestic firms.

Unilever rejects $143bn Kraft Heinz takeover bid as without merit

Unilever rejects $143bn Kraft Heinz takeover bid as without merit

Kraft Heinz Co made a $143bn offer for Unilever in what would be the largest-ever takeover in the food or beverage industry, opening a campaign to create a consumer-goods giant with household names from Dove soap to Heinz ketchup.

More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raid

More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raid

Suspected Muslim rebels staged the Philippines' biggest jailbreak on Wednesday when they stormed a dilapidated jail in the violence-plagued south of the country, freeing 158 inmates and killing a guard, authorities said.

Russia, Turkey seek to craft Syria ceasefire

Russia, Turkey seek to craft Syria ceasefire

Russia and Turkey are seeking a nationwide truce plan for Syria, but there was no confirmation of a deal Thursday, as the incoming UN chief warned the conflict had become a global ‘cancer’.

QFB division wins award for customer service excellence, product innovation

QFB division wins award for customer service excellence, product innovation

Qatar First Bank’s corporate and institutional banking division was recognised for customer service excellence and product innovation by Business and Finance magazine.

Katara Traditional Dhow Festival concludes

Katara Traditional Dhow Festival concludes

The sixth Katara Traditional Dhow Festival concluded at the Katara Beach, with the winners of various contests being awarded on the occasion.