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Hariri suspends resignation as PM, easing crisis

Hariri suspends resignation as PM, easing crisis

Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday suspended his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun to allow for dialogue, easing a major political crisis.
11/22/2017 1:17:17 PM
Kuwait's Emir in hospital for medical checks after cold

Kuwait's Emir in hospital for medical checks after cold

Kuwait's Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah, was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for medical checks after suffering from a cold, the state news agency KUNA reported.
11/22/2017 1:12:27 PM
Judgement day begins for 'Butcher of Bosnia'

Judgement day begins for 'Butcher of Bosnia'

UN judges Wednesday began handing down their verdict in the trial of former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic, accused of genocide and war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two decades ago.
11/22/2017 1:04:47 PM
Arrested Indonesian parliament speaker pleads to keep his job

Arrested Indonesian parliament speaker pleads to keep his job

Indonesia's speaker of parliament, who was arrested last week over his alleged role in a $170 million graft case, has sent a letter from his cell to house leaders pleading to be allowed to keep his job while he fights the charges.
11/22/2017 12:09:37 PM
Turkey says 'serious danger' in Syria's Afrin must be removed

Turkey says 'serious danger' in Syria's Afrin must be removed

There is a "serious danger" in the Syrian region of Afrin and this must be removed, Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Wednesday.
11/22/2017 12:02:40 PM
US sanctions 13 Chinese and N.Korean organizations

US sanctions 13 Chinese and N.Korean organizations

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations Washington accused of helping evade nuclear restrictions against Pyongyang and supporting the country through trade of commodities like coal.
11/22/2017 11:53:24 AM
China says it respects Mugabe's decision to resign

China says it respects Mugabe's decision to resign

China said on Wednesday that it respects Robert Mugabe's decision to resign as Zimbabwe's president, a week after the African country's army and Mugabe's former political allies moved to end his four decades of rule.
11/22/2017 11:11:07 AM
Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday

Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power, state broadcaster ZBC reported on Wednesday.
11/22/2017 11:05:17 AM
N. Korea defector regains consciousness, video shows dramatic escape

N. Korea defector regains consciousness, video shows dramatic escape

North Korean border guards were only steps behind a fellow North Korean soldier when they opened fire and one briefly crossed the border pursuing the wounded defector as he dashed to the South Korean side, a video released on Wednesday by the UN Command (UNC) in Seoul showed.
11/22/2017 10:36:02 AM
Hariri, back in Beirut, attends national day parade

Hariri, back in Beirut, attends national day parade

Saad al-Hariri attended independence day celebrations in Beirut on Wednesday after returning to Lebanon for the first time since resigning as prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia.
11/22/2017 10:17:58 AM
Uber paid hackers to cover up massive data breach

Uber paid hackers to cover up massive data breach

Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday.
11/22/2017 10:13:31 AM
Emir sends message to Kuwaiti leader

Emir sends message to Kuwaiti leader

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani sent yesterday a verbal message to the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah pertaining to the deep ties between the two countries and prospects of developing them.
11/22/2017 2:02:01 AM
Deputy Emir meets Chubu chief

Deputy Emir meets Chubu chief

His Highness the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani met at his Emiri Diwan office yesterday with the president of Japan’s Chubu Electric Power Company, Satoru Katsuno, and honorary adviser of Chubu Electric Power Company, Toshio Mita. During the meeting, they reviewed co-operation ties b
11/22/2017 1:57:00 AM
Gulf crisis is all about power, dominance: FM

Gulf crisis is all about power, dominance: FM

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has said the siege countries have a systematic behaviour that prevents the achievements of the joint efforts of the United States, Qatar and all the global partners to combat terrorism.
11/22/2017 1:56:59 AM
‘Qatar 2022 to be the most comprehensive World Cup’

‘Qatar 2022 to be the most comprehensive World Cup’

Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) Hassan al-Thawadi said Qatar seeks to make the 2022 World Cup the most comprehensive tournament in the history of sporting events, in order to leave a sustainable legacy by reaching out to all segments of society, especially peop
11/22/2017 1:55:00 AM
Kirkuk marketblast condemned

Kirkuk marketblast condemned

Qatar takes part in Milipol Paris 2017
11/22/2017 1:53:04 AM
FM opens Arab Cultural Centre in Berlin

FM opens Arab Cultural Centre in Berlin

HE Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani opened the Arab Cultural Centre “Al Diwan” in the German capital of Berlin yesterday, aiming at spreading the Arab culture in the framework of the Qatar-Germany Year of Culture.
11/22/2017 1:52:15 AM
Hariri returns home for first time since quitting as PM

Hariri returns home for first time since quitting as PM

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri landed in Beirut yesterday, his media office said, returning home for the first time since he resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia and plunged his country into political crisis.
11/22/2017 1:50:29 AM
Katara awarded Medal of Excellence

Katara awarded Medal of Excellence

Katara – the Cultural Village was awarded the ‘Medal of Excellence’ for its unceasing efforts and fruitful co-operation in hosting a ‘Documentary Exhibition for Scientific Excellence Day,’ last February.
11/22/2017 1:46:04 AM
Ajyal to pay tribute to Kuwaiti acting legend

Ajyal to pay tribute to Kuwaiti acting legend

Following the presentation of a posthumous honorary award to the late acting legend Abdulhussain Abdulredha, Doha Film Institute’s (DFI) Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017 will launch the “Made in Kuwait” programme.
11/22/2017 1:44:12 AM
Putin hosts Assad in fresh drive for Syria peace deal

Putin hosts Assad in fresh drive for Syria peace deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad for three hours of talks to lay the groundwork for a new push by Moscow to end Syria’s conflict now that Islamic State’s territorial caliphate is overrun.
11/22/2017 1:43:19 AM
‘Siege countries envious of Qatar’s development’

‘Siege countries envious of Qatar’s development’

Qatar’s progress and development over the years did not go well with the neighbouring Gulf states and the resulting envy triggered the blockade, the Overseas Nepali Forum chairman Chanak Pokhrel told Qatar Urdu Radio’s live show Haqeeqat yesterday.
11/22/2017 1:41:59 AM
Rouhani urges France to remain ‘realistic and impartial’ in Mideast

Rouhani urges France to remain ‘realistic and impartial’ in Mideast

France can play a productive role in the Middle East by taking a “realistic and impartial approach”, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, in a phone call yesterday, according to Iranian state media.
11/22/2017 1:40:43 AM
Impact of blockade at economic level has been marginal: envoy

Impact of blockade at economic level has been marginal: envoy

Ambassador of Qatar to Italy Abdulaziz bin Ahmed al-Malki has reiterated that terrorism and extremism are among the most serious challenges facing the international community.
11/22/2017 1:36:44 AM
QIC crowned champion

QIC crowned champion

The Qatar Financial Center successfully concluded its third annual QFC Football Tournament. After an eventful 28 matches and 271 goals, Qatar Insurance Company was crowned as the champion.
11/22/2017 1:30:41 AM
‘Turkish Souq’ launched

‘Turkish Souq’ launched

HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti, the Turkish Minister of Transport,
11/22/2017 1:29:13 AM
Qatar-France ties reviewed

Qatar-France ties reviewed

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi with the ambassador of France to Qatar Eric Chevallier in Doha yesterday.
11/22/2017 1:22:46 AM
Transport minister in Turkey talks

Transport minister in Turkey talks

Turkish Minister of Transport and Communications Ahmet Arslan has met Qatar’s Minister of Transport and Communications HE Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti in Antalya.
11/22/2017 1:21:24 AM
Qatar Chamber signs MoU with Saint Vincent counterpart

Qatar Chamber signs MoU with Saint Vincent counterpart

Qatar Chamber and Saint Vincent and The Grenadines Chamber of Industry and Commerce have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance co-operation and exchange of information and meetings between the two sides.
11/22/2017 1:19:21 AM
Qatari businessmen hold talks with South African delegation

Qatari businessmen hold talks with South African delegation

Qatar Chamber has held a meeting with a delegation of businessmen from South Africa to discuss the prospects of enhancing joint co-operation in sectors including industry and agriculture, in the presence of ambassador of South Africa to Qatar Shirish Soni.
11/22/2017 1:17:45 AM
Ministry of Justice and QFC sign MoU

Ministry of Justice and QFC sign MoU

The Ministry of Justice, represented by the Legal and Judicial Studies Centre, and Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for co-operation in the fields of training,
11/22/2017 1:14:01 AM
Qatar stresses peaceful use of nuclear power

Qatar stresses peaceful use of nuclear power

Qatar reaffirmed that the peaceful uses of nuclear energy are the key to achieving development, promoting rapprochement among peoples and building a safer world for everyone.
11/22/2017 1:12:55 AM