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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.