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Palestinian gunman kills three Israelis at settlement: police

Palestinian gunman kills three Israelis at settlement: police

The attack, which came as US envoy Jason Greenblatt was in Jerusalem for talks on relaunching the moribund Middle East peace process, drew condemnation from Israeli officials.
9/26/2017 10:07:26 AM
Trump keen to solve Gulf crisis through talks, says FM

Trump keen to solve Gulf crisis through talks, says FM

Qatar’s foreign minister said yesterday that US President Donald Trump was stepping up efforts for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in the Gulf.
9/26/2017 2:54:51 AM
Qatar to take part in Frankfurt Book Fair

Qatar to take part in Frankfurt Book Fair

Emir congratulates German chancellor
9/26/2017 2:52:37 AM
Show me your teeth

Show me your teeth

Guidelines calling for earlier dental visits stem from a growing awareness that cavity- causing bacteria can be passed from parents to babies, writes Laurie Udesky
9/26/2017 2:27:40 AM
Thousands throng Asian Town for Nepal Idol 2017

Thousands throng Asian Town for Nepal Idol 2017

About 93,100,000 electronic votes were cast during the finale, which saw 20-year-old Buddha Lama becoming the new Nepal Idol.
9/26/2017 2:24:13 AM
Nothing But Thieves steal a new march

Nothing But Thieves steal a new march

You may be unfamiliar with English alternative rock quintet Nothing But Thieves. But if you are a fan of computer sports games and have played “Madden NFL 16,” “FIFA 16” or “NHL 17” and “NHL 18,” it is probable that you’ve heard some of their music.
9/26/2017 2:21:03 AM
Focusing on Urdu

Focusing on Urdu

Bazm-e-Urdu Qatar chairman on how the organisation is striving to preserve the traditions of the language and prepare a new generation of literati for the challenges ahead
9/26/2017 2:12:54 AM
Commercial Bank looks to Asia funding in next few months

Commercial Bank looks to Asia funding in next few months

Qatar’s third-largest lender, Commercial Bank, is considering borrowing money on the Taiwanese bond market, its group chief executive told Reuters.
9/26/2017 1:43:03 AM
Chamber, Qatari-Russian Business Council look to boost ties

Chamber, Qatari-Russian Business Council look to boost ties

Qatar Chamber vice chairman Mohamed bin Towar al-Kuwari and officials from the Qatari-Russian Business Council review cooperation ties between Qatar and Russia during a meeting held yesterday.
9/26/2017 1:32:12 AM
Turkey warns Iraq Kurds it can cut off oil exports

Turkey warns Iraq Kurds it can cut off oil exports

Turkey can choose to “close the valves” on oil exports from Iraq’s Kurdish region through the Turkish port of Ceyhan, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned as Kurds voted yesterday in a referendum on independence from Iraq.
9/26/2017 1:27:51 AM
Qatar Airways boosts cargo capacity

Qatar Airways boosts cargo capacity

Qatar Airways will triple capacity at its world-class cargo terminal at Hamad International Airport, Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker has said.
9/26/2017 1:26:40 AM
Saudi shares plunge on fear of FTSE upgrade delay

Saudi shares plunge on fear of FTSE upgrade delay

Saudi Arabia’s stock index fell yesterday on rumours that index compiler FTSE might not upgrade Riyadh to emerging-market status as quickly as hoped, while Qatar notched up its fifth straight session of gains.
9/26/2017 1:23:07 AM
Qatar Airways takes delivery of first 747-8 freighter

Qatar Airways takes delivery of first 747-8 freighter

Qatar Airways yesterday announced an order for two Boeing 747-8 freighters and four 777-300ERs, valued at $2.16bn at list prices.
9/26/2017 1:22:29 AM
Macron, Gentiloni said to be near deal giving Italy control of STX

Macron, Gentiloni said to be near deal giving Italy control of STX

French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni are close to an accord that would give Fincantieri majority control of the French shipyard STX, ending a diplomatic dispute between the two countries.
9/26/2017 1:19:56 AM
Air Berlin races to clinch deal with Lufthansa, easyJet

Air Berlin races to clinch deal with Lufthansa, easyJet

Insolvent German airline Air Berlin hopes to conclude talks with Lufthansa and easyJet on a carve-up of its assets by the middle of next month as it races to secure jobs and keep flying.
9/26/2017 1:10:17 AM
Australia set for tougher rules for bank executives

Australia set for tougher rules for bank executives

Australia’s prudential regulator should be given powers as soon as October to cap bank executives’ salaries, delay their bonuses and drive them out of the industry if they were guilty of wrongdoing, Treasurer Scott Morrison said yesterday.
9/26/2017 1:03:04 AM
‘Philippines can be partner in Qatar’s food security needs’

‘Philippines can be partner in Qatar’s food security needs’

The Qatar-Philippines Food Security Summit held yesterday in Doha is part of initiatives by the Philippine government that support the State of Qatar’s goal to be self-sufficient in the food sector, an official said.
9/26/2017 12:45:43 AM
‘Emir’s welcome shows unity of Qatar’s people’

‘Emir’s welcome shows unity of Qatar’s people’

The grand welcome of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Sunday showed the world that the people of Qatar are united, Doha-resident Riaz Ahmad Bakali told Qatar Urdu Radio’s show Haqeeqat yesterday.
9/26/2017 12:44:45 AM
Qatar Foundation kicks off new season of ‘art trail’ guided tours

Qatar Foundation kicks off new season of ‘art trail’ guided tours

Qatar Foundation (QF) recently held a guided art tour at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar), kicking off a new season of ‘Art Trail’,..
9/26/2017 12:42:47 AM
Unilever steps up beauty push with Carver Korea deal

Unilever steps up beauty push with Carver Korea deal

Unilever has agreed to pay €2.27bn ($2.71bn) to buy fast-growing cosmetics company Carver Korea in its latest move to build a global beauty business.
9/26/2017 12:41:56 AM
New Qatar stamps launched

New Qatar stamps launched

Qatar Post has launched a new set of stamps to celebrate the unveiling of its new brand identity, cementing the official start of the next chapter of postal services in the country.
9/26/2017 12:41:09 AM
Euro slides after Merkel’s ‘poor showing’ in election

Euro slides after Merkel’s ‘poor showing’ in election

The euro lost ground yesterday as investors worried about looming political infighting in Germany after an election that won Angela Merkel a fourth term as chancellor, but also gave a hard-right opposition party parliamentary seats for the first time.
9/26/2017 12:37:05 AM
Trump issues new travel ban

Trump issues new travel ban

President Donald Trump has issued a new open-ended travel ban that saw North Korea, Venezuela and Chad among a list of eight countries cited for poor security and lack of co-operation with US authorities.
9/26/2017 12:32:24 AM
Hundreds living near ‘falling’ Puerto Rico dam evacuated

Hundreds living near ‘falling’ Puerto Rico dam evacuated

Most people living near a crumbling dam in storm-battered Puerto Rico have been moved to safety, Governor Ricardo Rossello said yesterday as he urged the US Congress to fund an aid package to avert a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria.
9/26/2017 12:30:52 AM
Oil market looking ‘heck of a lot better’ lures hedge funds

Oil market looking ‘heck of a lot better’ lures hedge funds

Things are looking up for oil and it’s bringing hedge funds back.
9/26/2017 12:27:42 AM
Mexico City schools still closed

Mexico City schools still closed

Most schools in Mexico City remained closed yesterday after last week’s deadly earthquake, but children outside the capital were set to return to their classrooms even though aftershocks are still jolting the country.
9/26/2017 12:25:49 AM
Judge gives Weiner hard time in teen ‘sexting’ case

Judge gives Weiner hard time in teen ‘sexting’ case

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison yesterday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting off a scandal that played a role in the 2016 US presidential election.
9/26/2017 12:23:00 AM
Qatar declared ‘ready’ to host Gulf Cup

Qatar declared ‘ready’ to host Gulf Cup

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the tournament, the draw for the Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Doha yesterday.
9/26/2017 12:14:54 AM
PM receives message from UK’s May

PM receives message from UK’s May

HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani received a written message from UK Prime Minister Theresa May pertaining to bilateral relations and topics of common concern.
9/26/2017 12:13:22 AM
Vodafone Qatar launches Smart V8 and E8 devices

Vodafone Qatar launches Smart V8 and E8 devices

Vodafone Qatar has launched the Smart V8 and Smart E8 4G smartphones in its award-winning Vodafone devices range. Both smartphones use the latest Android Nougat operating system.
9/26/2017 12:12:40 AM
Corniche clean-up after gathering

Corniche clean-up after gathering

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment’s (MME) General Cleanliness Department has expeditiously carried out a clean-up of the Doha Corniche following the huge gathering there on Sunday evening
9/26/2017 12:11:19 AM
Qatar Chamber meets Indian trade delegates

Qatar Chamber meets Indian trade delegates

Qatar Chamber held yesterday a meeting with trade delegation from India to explore means of strengthening co-operation between both sides.
9/26/2017 12:10:36 AM