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Ousted Catalan leader unlikely to return to Spain to testify

Ousted Catalan leader unlikely to return to Spain to testify

A lawyer for dismissed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is due to appear in a Spanish court this week to answer charges relating to Catalonia's push for independence, said he was not expected to return to Spain soon.

Zia for diplomatic approach to Rohingya crisis

Zia for diplomatic approach to Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh National Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia has urged the government and the international community to intensify diplomatic efforts to resolve the Rohingya crisis as soon as possible.

QNL joins Digital Library Federation

QNL joins Digital Library Federation

Qatar National Library (QNL) has become an official sustaining member of the Digital Library Federation (DLF), a global organisation comprising 185 institutions committed to building and improving digital librarianship.

ICAO directive a big victory for Qatar

ICAO directive a big victory for Qatar

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has asked all member states to abide by and comply with the Chicago Convention, and continue cooperation regarding aviation’s safety and security and international civil aviation’s efficiency and sustainability.

China can control risks, hit 2017 growth target: Premier

China can control risks, hit 2017 growth target: Premier

China is capable of achieving its full-year growth target and controlling systemic risks despite challenges, Premier Li Keqiang said yesterday, adding that maintaining medium to high-speed long-term growth will not be easy.

Merkel’s challenge to Europe

Merkel’s challenge to Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has never been regarded as an especially inspiring orator. In fact, she has a reputation for gently talking her audiences to sleep.

Trump urges tougher US travel ban

Trump urges tougher US travel ban

US President Donald Trump urged his administration to seek a tougher version of his controversial travel ban proposal yesterday following a weekend attack in London, and pressed for an expedited judicial review by the nation’s top court.

IBQ unveils three new offers

IBQ unveils three new offers

International Bank of Qatar (IBQ) has said it is launching three Ramadan offers tailored to customers’ needs during the holy month. These offers include personal loans and double thanq points, IBQ has said in a statement.

Trump wants a pro-business SEC, should investors worry?

Trump wants a pro-business SEC, should investors worry?

When Donald Trump interviewed Jay Clayton to be his chief securities regulator in December, the then-president elect was fixated on the steep decline in US initial public offerings.

Fillon fake work probe stays open

Fillon fake work probe stays open

Conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon’s woes piled up yesterday when France’s financial prosecutor chose to pursue a probe into the fake-work scandal that has dogged him, and as far-right rival Marine Le Pen gained in the polls.

Year of the Rooster

Year of the Rooster

Members of the Chinese community perform a ‘lion dance’ as they celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Rooster in Kolkata yesterday.

US man charged with attacking Muslim airline worker

US man charged with attacking Muslim airline worker

A US man has been charged with attacking a Muslim airline employee in New York, allegedly unleashing a tirade of abuse, kicking her and threatening that President Donald Trump would "get rid of all of you."