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Erdogan, Putin meet for Syria talks amid disagreements on 'safe zone'

Erdogan, Putin meet for Syria talks amid disagreements on 'safe zone'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday for talks expected to focus on the conflict in Syria, including their differences on a proposed "safe zone" near the Turkish border.
1/23/2019 7:25:13 PM
French watchdog sounds alert over chemicals in diapers

French watchdog sounds alert over chemicals in diapers

A French public health watchdog warned Wednesday about the risks of several chemicals found in disposable nappies, leading the government to demand that manufacturers withdraw them from their products.
1/23/2019 7:12:01 PM
Arrested Portuguese hacker is Football Leaks 'whistleblower'-lawyers

Arrested Portuguese hacker is Football Leaks 'whistleblower'-lawyers

A Portuguese man arrested in Hungary on suspicion of extortion and secrecy violations hacked football bodies' documents - which later appeared on the Football Leaks website - because he was "outraged" by criminality in the sport, his lawyers said.
1/23/2019 7:05:26 PM
Momentum gathers behind British lawmakers' bid to stop no-deal Brexit

Momentum gathers behind British lawmakers' bid to stop no-deal Brexit

An attempt by British lawmakers to prevent a no-deal Brexit was gaining momentum on Wednesday after the opposition Labour Party said it was highly likely to throw its parliamentary weight behind the bid.
1/23/2019 6:47:59 PM
Huawei executive can make good case against extradition -Canada envoy

Huawei executive can make good case against extradition -Canada envoy

A top executive from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd can make a good case against being extradited to the United States, in part due to remarks made by US President Donald Trump, Canada's ambassador to China said in comments broadcast on Wednesday.
1/23/2019 6:18:29 PM
Slovakia denies involvement in ex-agent's Mali abduction

Slovakia denies involvement in ex-agent's Mali abduction

Slovak officials on Wednesday said they had no role in the Mali abduction of a former Slovak secret service agent who the government had sought to extradite two years ago.
1/23/2019 6:12:01 PM
Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition to begin February 20 with brand relaunch

Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition to begin February 20 with brand relaunch

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) announced on Wednesday the 16th edition of the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition, which will be held between February 20 and 25 ...
1/23/2019 3:23:18 PM
Police resume search for plane of missing footballer Sala

Police resume search for plane of missing footballer Sala

The search for a light aircraft carrying Argentinian footballer Emiliano Sala and at least one other person that went missing over the English Channel resumed Wednesday.
1/23/2019 2:20:04 PM
Turkey to end flight ban on Sulaymaniyah airport in Iraq

Turkey to end flight ban on Sulaymaniyah airport in Iraq

A ban on flights to Sulaymaniyah Airport in Iraq will be lifted on Friday, Turkey's Transport and Infrastructure Minister said on Wednesday.
1/23/2019 1:26:58 PM
Floods, landslides kill at least eight in Indonesia

Floods, landslides kill at least eight in Indonesia

At least eight people have been killed and thousands forced to evacuate their homes after heavy rain triggered devastating flash floods and landslides in Indonesia, authorities said Wednesday.
1/23/2019 1:24:18 PM
Spin twins set up crushing victory for India over New Zealand

Spin twins set up crushing victory for India over New Zealand

A match billed as a runfest was turned upside-down by India's spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal on Wednesday, as New Zealand were crushed by eight wickets in the first one-day international in Napier.
1/23/2019 1:21:42 PM
Volvo recalls over 200,000 cars to fix fuel leak issue

Volvo recalls over 200,000 cars to fix fuel leak issue

Volvo Cars, which is owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, is voluntarily recalling about 200,000 cars after it found an engineering issue that could potentially cause fuel leakage ...
1/23/2019 12:41:00 PM
EU pushes for crackdown on 'golden visas'

EU pushes for crackdown on 'golden visas'

The European Union will urge member states Wednesday to crack down on schemes to grant ‘golden visas’ to foreign investors, warning they bring corruption and money laundering in their wake.
1/23/2019 11:39:14 AM
South Korean prosecutor jailed in #MeToo case

South Korean prosecutor jailed in #MeToo case

A former senior South Korean prosecutor was convicted of abuse of power and jailed for two years Wednesday in connection with a high-profile case that triggered the country's #MeToo movement.
1/23/2019 11:21:36 AM
Thai king signs decree approving first election since coup

Thai king signs decree approving first election since coup

Thailand's king has issued a royal decree endorsing the first general election since a 2014 coup, with a date for the long-delayed poll expected later Wednesday.
1/23/2019 11:11:17 AM
China detains students, labour activists in deepening crackdown

China detains students, labour activists in deepening crackdown

About a dozen Chinese labour activists and university students have either gone missing or been detained by police this week, sources told Reuters, amid a deepening crackdown on activists ...
1/23/2019 10:44:12 AM
Venezuela's opposition takes to streets to seize momentum against Maduro

Venezuela's opposition takes to streets to seize momentum against Maduro

Venezuelans will take to the streets on Wednesday as the opposition hopes to capitalize on several weeks of momentum and force a change in the government of President Nicolas Maduro ...
1/23/2019 9:18:57 AM
Drone disrupts air traffic into Newark

Drone disrupts air traffic into Newark

A drone briefly disrupted air traffic Tuesday at Newark airport, one of New York's three major hubs for air traffic, US officials said.
1/23/2019 9:00:28 AM
Civil Defence carries out mock evacuation of IKEA

Civil Defence carries out mock evacuation of IKEA

The General Directorate of Civil Defence yesterday held a mock evacuation of the IKEA building, which began with an imaginary report of smoke emission in the building.
1/23/2019 1:36:39 AM
Dreama workshop highlights rights of orphaned children

Dreama workshop highlights rights of orphaned children

The Orphan Care Centre ‘Dreama’, in co-operation with the Geneva Institute for Human Rights (GIHR), organised a training workshop to provide technical support and develop capacities of the orphanage centre in the field of the rights of orphaned children and foster families.
1/23/2019 1:35:33 AM
Skydive Qatar continues success on home turf as well as abroad

Skydive Qatar continues success on home turf as well as abroad

Skydive Qatar has continued its successes in Qatar and abroad since its launch as the first and only parachute jumping centre in Qatar, where the centre has received a remarkable popularity during the last period of the season, especially by tourists coming to visit Qatar.
1/23/2019 1:32:30 AM
ICSS signs agreement with Clue to combat organised crime in sports

ICSS signs agreement with Clue to combat organised crime in sports

The International Centre for Sports Security (ICSS), a Doha-based, independent and non-profit international organisation, has signed an agreement with state-of-the-art Clue intelligence and case management technology to provide the Sport Integrity Unit
1/23/2019 1:31:13 AM
Qatar supports fund to assist people hit by war on graft

Qatar supports fund to assist people hit by war on graft

HE the Attorney-General Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri, the chairman of International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA), announced that Qatar will support a fund to assist those affected by the war on corruption with QR1mn.
1/23/2019 1:29:40 AM
Commerce Minister attends opening session of WEF

Commerce Minister attends opening session of WEF

HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari attended the opening session of the 49th edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF), yesterday in Davos, Switzerland.
1/23/2019 1:28:37 AM
France launches Arabic website

France launches Arabic website

Atout France, the national French tourism development agency, under the patronage of the French embassy in Doha, has announced the launch of France.fr – the official dedicated Arabic website for France as a destination.
1/23/2019 1:25:12 AM
Court asks Diokno to explain salary hike delay

Court asks Diokno to explain salary hike delay

The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday ordered Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to explain why the fourth tranche of the salary increase for state workers had not been implemented.
1/23/2019 1:23:21 AM
Govt may appeal US ban on entry of Filipino workers

Govt may appeal US ban on entry of Filipino workers

The Philippine government may ask the United States government to reconsider its imposition of a one-year ban on Filipino workers if it finds no basis for such restriction, Malacanang said yesterday.
1/23/2019 1:21:29 AM
LG showcases line-up of its innovative products at CES

LG showcases line-up of its innovative products at CES

At the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in the US, LG Electronics showcased a host of innovative products which will be available to customers this year.
1/23/2019 1:21:14 AM
Profiteers blamed for surge in fish prices

Profiteers blamed for surge in fish prices

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has blamed profiteers and middlemen for the high prices of fish in the market.
1/23/2019 1:20:15 AM
Ooredoo confirms first successful international 5G call in Arab world

Ooredoo confirms first successful international 5G call in Arab world

Ooredoo Group confirmed yesterday that it has successfully trialled the first International 5G call in the Arab world.
1/23/2019 1:19:04 AM
Over 13mn vehicles entered The Pearl-Qatar last year

Over 13mn vehicles entered The Pearl-Qatar last year

United Development Company (UDC), one of the leading Qatari public shareholding companies and the master developer of The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Islands, is attracting an increasing number of visitors
1/23/2019 1:17:37 AM
Afghan refugees pin their hopes and future on PM

Afghan refugees pin their hopes and future on PM

Shahzad Alam has proposed marriage to several women and been rejected each time for the same reason, he says: their discovery that he is not the Pakistani shoe shop owner they thought he was, but an Afghan refugee.
1/23/2019 1:15:45 AM