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UN to raise issue of torture against Rohingya with ICC

UN to raise issue of torture against Rohingya with ICC

A senior United Nations official said yesterday she would raise the issue of persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, especially sexual violence and torture, with the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Tunisia offers Qatari firms investment opportunities in agri, aquaculture projects

Tunisia offers Qatari firms investment opportunities in agri, aquaculture projects

As part of efforts to build stronger trade and economic ties with Qatar, Tunisia is inviting Qatari investors to participate in its agriculture and aquaculture projects worth $200mn, a Tunisian official has said.

Chiefs win touch rugby tournament

Chiefs win touch rugby tournament

The Chiefs won the Qatar Touch – Hurricane Touch Rugby Rumble Cup with a 1-0 win over the Cockatoos in the final.

Qatar never supported extremist groups: envoy

Qatar never supported extremist groups: envoy

Qatar’s ambassador to Germany Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman al-Thani rejected all the allegations of support for terrorism levelled against Qatar and added that the country never backed extremist groups and will not support such groups in the future.

Fortress, Elliott quit talks for Paschi bad loans

Fortress, Elliott quit talks for Paschi bad loans

Fortress Investment Group and Elliott Capital Management dropped out of talks to buy bad loans from Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, complicating a government-backed rescue plan for the Italian lender,...

Premiere of The Fate Of The Furious

Premiere of The Fate Of The Furious

Actor Dwayne Johnson attends the premiere of Universal Pictures’ The Fate Of The Furious at Radio City Music Hall.

Czech central bank scraps crown cap, letting it firm

Czech central bank scraps crown cap, letting it firm

The Czech central bank ditched its cap on the crown yesterday, sending the currency sharply higher as investors who have bet billions of euros on it strengthening traded it freely for the first time since 2013.

Saudi National Commercial Bank Q4 profit up 7.5%

Saudi National Commercial Bank Q4 profit up 7.5%

Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank (NCB) reported a 7.5% rise in fourth-quarter net profit yesterday as the kingdom’s largest lender was boosted by higher income from commission and investments.

Sensex breaks 7-day losing streak; rupee strengthens

Sensex breaks 7-day losing streak; rupee strengthens

Breaking a seven-day losing pattern, the Sensex yesterday reclaimed the key 26,000-mark by recovering 61 points, helped by gains in pharma, auto and capital goods.

Indian scientists name new spider after Harry Potter hat

Indian scientists name new spider after Harry Potter hat

Indian scientists have discovered a new species of spider that looks "uncannily" like the sorting hat in Harry Potter and have named it after its owner Godric Gryffindor, they said on Thursday.

Qatar and German firms sign LNG supply deals

Qatar and German firms sign LNG supply deals

Two German energy firms have signed LNG supply contracts with Qatar as part of Germany’s efforts to diversify its gas supply sources and to strengthen cooperation ties with the Gulf country, a high ranking official has said.

Qatar condoles victims of Italy earthquake

Qatar condoles victims of Italy earthquake

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, HH the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani have sent cables to Italian President Sergio Mattarella condoling the death of victims of the earthqua