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British PM names Gavin Williamson new defence minister

British PM names Gavin Williamson new defence minister

Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday named Gavin Williamson as Britain's new defence minister after his predecessor Michael Fallon was forced to step down over a sexual harassment scandal sweeping parliament.

Mada to launch new programmes for the elderly

Mada to launch new programmes for the elderly

The elderly in Qatar stand to gain from Mada’s (Qatar Assistive Technology Centre) ‘guides to ageing and technology’, scheduled to be launched on November 12 and 28 with the aim of improving their quality of life, it has been announced.

Qatar’s cancer survival rates comparable to West

Qatar’s cancer survival rates comparable to West

Qatar, which has most of the latest technologies for treating cancer, can claim treatment results comparable to the outcomes in western countries regarding survival rate, a top official of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has told Gulf Times.

Afghan airstrikes 'kill 13 civilians', officials say

Afghan airstrikes 'kill 13 civilians', officials say

Afghan authorities said on Tuesday the country's air force had killed up to 13 civilians including women and children in airstrikes targeting a Taliban base in the western province of Herat.

More than 100 treated after ‘chemical incident’ at Birling Gap in East Sussex

More than 100 treated after ‘chemical incident’ at Birling Gap in East Sussex

More than 100 people have been treated in hospital after a chemical “haze” descended on beach goers on the East Sussex coastline.

I have a mountain to climb against Federer in final: Cilic

I have a mountain to climb against Federer in final: Cilic

Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic said he had a “big mountain to climb” to defeat seven-times champion Roger Federer, but that winning the title would mean the world to him.

Boom time for cinemas as stars light up the screen

Boom time for cinemas as stars light up the screen

It's year-end cheer for cinemas in Qatar as people throng multiplexes in large numbers. A combination of holidays and blockbuster releases has led to an increase in ticket sales, especially on weekends.

Brazil military joins in fight against dreaded mosquitoes

Brazil military joins in fight against dreaded mosquitoes

The Brazilian military men surrounded the white bucket and moved in - the Zika-transmitting mosquito larvae didn’t stand a chance.

Sudan clinic offers hope for breast cancer patients

Sudan clinic offers hope for breast cancer patients

Local doctors told Aida Abdulla her chest pain was an infection, arthritis or muscle strain. But when she travelled to a hospital in Khartoum ...

The living legacy of Helsinki

The living legacy of Helsinki

Forty years ago, the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe concluded with the signing of the Helsinki Final Act...

 Revamped employability portal for Tunisian youth

Revamped employability portal for Tunisian youth

The revamped Tounes Ta3mal youth employability platform, an initiative of Doha-based Silatech and Microsoft aimed at benefiting Tunisian youth, was officially launched recently.

Anwar’s wife replaces him in parliament

Anwar’s wife replaces him in parliament

The wife of jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim won her husband’s parliamentary seat yesterday in a by-election seen as a test of support for the three-party alliance....