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Egypt squatters lose homes as state seizes land

Egypt squatters lose homes as state seizes land

Hala Gamal looks at a pile of rubble on Cairo’s Warraq island — all that’s left of her house after a police operation to evict residents accused of squatting on state land.
7/27/2017 1:43:17 AM
Standoff at Aqsa site after metal detectors removed

Standoff at Aqsa site after metal detectors removed

A tense standoff was underway between Israel and Muslim worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque site in Jerusalem yesterday despite the removal of metal detectors, with concerns of major unrest this week if no resolution is found.
7/27/2017 1:43:59 AM
Booming lead imports surprise in China’s H1 metals trade

Booming lead imports surprise in China’s H1 metals trade

China’s appetite for imports of refined industrial metals was generally subdued in the first half of the year.
7/27/2017 1:35:48 AM
No entry for petrol and diesel cars from 2040

No entry for petrol and diesel cars from 2040

The government will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of popular use of the fossil fuel-guzzling internal combustion engine.
7/27/2017 1:33:17 AM
Philippine real estate stocks seen to extend market-beating rally

Philippine real estate stocks seen to extend market-beating rally

Philippine real-estate stocks will extend a market-beating rally, the country’s biggest money manager is betting, unfazed by the most expensive valuation in four years.
7/27/2017 1:32:21 AM
Sensex surges; rupee remains unchanged

Sensex surges; rupee remains unchanged

India’s benchmark equity index touched another record high as a broad-based rally in commodities including iron ore and copper helped metals companies advance.
7/27/2017 1:21:48 AM
Shelter dog basks in glory as ‘First Dog’

Shelter dog basks in glory as ‘First Dog’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday welcomed a rescue dog to his official Blue House residence, delivering on a campaign promise to boost awareness of the fast-growing numbers of abandoned animals accompanying a surge in pet ownership.
7/27/2017 1:18:23 AM
Upbeat Wall Street lifts Asia bourses

Upbeat Wall Street lifts Asia bourses

Asian markets mostly rose yesterday, led by energy giants on rising commodity prices, while traders were also buoyed by strong earnings and positive economic data that saw Wall Street rack up fresh records.
7/27/2017 1:18:05 AM
Prime Minister inspects National Museum project

Prime Minister inspects National Museum project

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani visited the National Museum of Qatar yesterday to inspect the project’s progress.
7/27/2017 1:17:14 AM
Blockade fails to dent steel business

Blockade fails to dent steel business

The steel business in Qatar has remained robust despite the economic blockade imposed by the Saudi-led bloc, providing bigger opportunities for local steel companies to expand their operations, it is learnt.
7/27/2017 1:16:13 AM
Fire, smoke and metal at North Korea steel plant

Fire, smoke and metal at North Korea steel plant

A crane moves a giant bucket brimming with 40 tonnes of molten steel towards a gangway in North Korea’s Chollima Steel Complex.
7/27/2017 1:15:23 AM
PHCC launches breastfeeding awareness drive

PHCC launches breastfeeding awareness drive

The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has launched a week-long campaign aimed at creating awareness of the health benefits of breastfeeding and providing support for breastfeeding mothers.
7/27/2017 1:14:36 AM
Pell denies abuse charges

Pell denies abuse charges

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell, a top adviser to Pope Francis, yesterday denied all charges of historical sexual abuse at his first appearance in an Australian court over the allegations.
7/27/2017 1:13:49 AM
Qatar delivers funds to combat organised crime

Qatar delivers funds to combat organised crime

Qatar has delivered the second instalment of its contribution to the financing of the Global Programme on the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, which is being carried out over five years (2016-2022) in co-operation between Qatar and the United Nations.
7/27/2017 1:13:27 AM
Japan worried over US plan to curb aluminium import

Japan worried over US plan to curb aluminium import

Japan’s aluminium industry is worried that any US trade action to block imports of the metal may result in surplus supply elsewhere and prompt a chain-reaction of retaliation by other nations, the head of a trade body said yesterday.
7/27/2017 1:12:25 AM
Emir meets outgoing ambassadors

Emir meets outgoing ambassadors

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met the outgoing ambassadors of Tajikistan and Croatia to Qatar –Ardeshir Saeed Qaderi and Tomislav Bosnjak – respectively, at the Al Bahr Palace yesterday.
7/27/2017 1:11:59 AM
Jakarta’s traffic-clogged economy gets a lift from motorbike deliveries

Jakarta’s traffic-clogged economy gets a lift from motorbike deliveries

Three years ago, Ferly Aninditya’s stall at a Jakarta food court was losing money. Deterred by the Indonesian capital’s paralysing traffic, few customers were prepared to come to him.
7/27/2017 1:05:56 AM
Britain’s opposition Labour alarms bankers with Robin Hood tax plan

Britain’s opposition Labour alarms bankers with Robin Hood tax plan

Labour sets out transaction tax plan; banking industry seeks to rebuild ties with Labour; fears that plan could add to Brexit exodus
7/27/2017 12:59:52 AM
Obamacare repeal fight returns to Senate floor

Obamacare repeal fight returns to Senate floor

After a months-long struggle, Republicans have succeeded in bringing Obamacare repeal legislation, a centrepiece of their 2016 election campaigns, to a debate on the US Senate floor. Now the hard part begins.
7/27/2017 12:54:43 AM
Fuwairit beach to reopen on August 1

Fuwairit beach to reopen on August 1

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment has announced the reopening of Fuwairit beach for the public starting August 1, after the end of the 2017 nesting season of the endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle.
7/27/2017 12:41:14 AM
Public security chief meets envoys

Public security chief meets envoys

HE the Director General of Public Security Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi held separate meetings yesterday with the ambassadors of India and Iran to Qatar – Kumaran Periasamy and Mohamed Ali Sobhani, respectively. The meetings reviewed topics of common interest.
7/27/2017 12:40:32 AM
QOA, Qatar Foundation for Social Work sign partnership agreement

QOA, Qatar Foundation for Social Work sign partnership agreement

The Qatar Olympic Academy (QOA) signed a partnership agreement with Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW) yesterday.
7/27/2017 12:37:54 AM
ABA Group shows solidarity

ABA Group shows solidarity

Ali Bin Ali (ABA) Group, in a show of solidarity with Qatar and its people, has unveiled a signature canvas bearing the iconic ‘Tamim Al Majd’ mural at its head office.
7/27/2017 12:34:30 AM
‘Tamim Al Majd’ mural installed at Commercial Bank Plaza building

‘Tamim Al Majd’ mural installed at Commercial Bank Plaza building

Commercial Bank has installed a large mural of the iconic ‘Tamim Al Majd’ portrait on the façade of the Commercial Bank Plaza building in West Bay as a show of support for His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
7/27/2017 12:33:28 AM
8 killed in Nigeria building collapse

8 killed in Nigeria building collapse

Eight people were killed when a four-storey building collapsed after heavy rains in Nigeria’s commercial hub of Lagos, the emergency services and witnesses said yesterday.
7/27/2017 12:30:03 AM
Siege ‘flagrant violation of rights’

Siege ‘flagrant violation of rights’

A member in the International Human Rights Monitoring Mission, Dr Francois Deroche, has said that the siege on Qatar is a flagrant violation of human rights, stressing that Qatar won against the siege by steadfastness of its people.
7/27/2017 12:27:24 AM
Justice Minister meets HRW official

Justice Minister meets HRW official

HE the Minister of Justice Dr Hassan Lahdan Saqr al-Mohannadi met with Human Rights Watch (HRW) executive director Kenneth Roth and the accompanying delegation in Doha yesterday.
7/27/2017 12:26:00 AM
Claims Committee receives over 2,940 cases from NHRC

Claims Committee receives over 2,940 cases from NHRC

Secretary-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr Ahmed bin Hassan al-Hammadi, who is also a member of the Compensation Claims Committee, has said the panel has received 2,945 individual cases from the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC).
7/27/2017 12:25:18 AM
Tehran will respond to any new US sanctions: Rouhani

Tehran will respond to any new US sanctions: Rouhani

Iran will reciprocate if the United States imposes new sanctions on it, President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday according to state media, casting further doubt over the outlook for the 2015 Iran nuclear accord.
7/27/2017 12:24:33 AM
BJP chief Amit Shah to contest Rajya Sabha poll

BJP chief Amit Shah to contest Rajya Sabha poll

BJP chief Amit Shah will contest the biennial election to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, the party announced yesterday.
7/27/2017 12:21:21 AM
Stroke survivors without complications still face risks

Stroke survivors without complications still face risks

Even stroke survivors who don’t experience any immediate complications are still more likely to die or have a heart attack than people who never had a stroke, a recent Canadian study suggests.
7/27/2017 12:11:04 AM
Trump should leave Sessions alone

Trump should leave Sessions alone

The way many of his political enemies go after President Donald Trump is a national disgrace, an antidemocratic, snarling, hateful dismissal of protocol, sometimes of law.
7/27/2017 12:08:47 AM