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Petition against Uber's London ban hits 500,000

Petition against Uber's London ban hits 500,000

A petition organised by Uber against London's decision not to renew its operating licence has gathered 500,000 signatures, little more than 24 hours ...

China raises bullet train speed six years after crash

China raises bullet train speed six years after crash

China on Thursday increased the maximum speed of bullet trains on the Beijing-Shanghai line to 350 kilometres (217 miles) per hour, six years after a fatal accident led to a speed cap.

India's first bullet train project fast-tracks Japanese ties

India's first bullet train project fast-tracks Japanese ties

India's first bullet train project, a $19-billion initiative linking Ahmedabad to Mumbai, was launched Thursday as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe ...

 Qatar Rail receives first batch of Metro trains

Qatar Rail receives first batch of Metro trains

Qatar Railways Company has received the first batch of the Doha Metro trains on Saturday, two months ahead of schedule, at Hamad Port after 21 days at sea since their departure from Japan’s Kobe Port.

Cost of living in Qatar up by 0.2% month-on-month in July

Cost of living in Qatar up by 0.2% month-on-month in July

Qatar’s cost of living, based on consumer price index (CPI), increased slightly by 0.2% month-on-month in July due to higher expenses on food and beverages, recreation and culture, transport, and health, according to official figures.

QSE rebounds to surpass 9,400 points on buying support

QSE rebounds to surpass 9,400 points on buying support

An across-the-board buying — particularly in real estate, transport, insurance and banking sectors — on Monday helped the Qatar Stock Exchange rebound and its key index comfortably surpassed 9,400 levels.

Anti-Qatar 'sanctions will only serve to bolster national unity'

Anti-Qatar 'sanctions will only serve to bolster national unity'

Salem bin Mubarak al-Shafi, Qatar's ambassador to Turkey, has said the anti-Qatar sanctions have "nothing to do with law, religion or morality", aljazeera.com reports.

Hamad Port to launch new service lines with Europe and SE Asia

Hamad Port to launch new service lines with Europe and SE Asia

Hamad Port will launch and add new service lines with Europe and Southeast Asia in the coming days, its director Captain Abdul Aziz al-Yafei has said.

Sri Lanka train deaths prompt selfie crackdown

Sri Lanka train deaths prompt selfie crackdown

Sri Lankan railway authorities announced a crackdown on selfies on Tuesday after a 12-year-old boy was decapitated and two other men also died while snapping themselves on a coastal track.

Czech 'GyroDrive' beats flying cars for hybrid licence

Czech 'GyroDrive' beats flying cars for hybrid licence

As global automakers compete to bring the first flying car to market, Czech pilot Pavel Brezina is trying a different tack: instead of creating a car that flies, he has made a ‘GyroDrive’ -- a mini helicopter you can drive.

Kenya unveils first new railway in a century

Kenya unveils first new railway in a century

More than a century after a colonial railway gave birth to modern Kenya, the country is betting on a new Chinese-built route to cement its position as the gateway to East Africa.

Key stocks help Qatar index cross 10,100 level

Key stocks help Qatar index cross 10,100 level

The Qatar Stock Exchange on Sunday witnessed decliners outnumber gainers, yet its main barometer surged to cross the 10,100 level.