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Emir: Palestinian cause remains at the forefront of our priorities

Emir: Palestinian cause remains at the forefront of our priorities

Arab leaders reaffirmed yesterday their commitment to a two-state solution to the decades-long Arab-Israeli conflict.
3/30/2017 1:45:03 AM
Leaders call for handling Arab issues more effectively

Leaders call for handling Arab issues more effectively

Arab leaders called during their speeches in the first working session of the 28th Arab Summit, which was held yesterday in the Dead Sea area in Jordan, for handling crises that face the Arab world in a more effective manner.
3/30/2017 1:42:17 AM
PM visits Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre in London

PM visits Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre in London

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani yesterday visited the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) in London, as part of his current visit to the UK.
3/30/2017 12:13:41 AM
FM meets US president’s envoy

FM meets US president’s envoy

HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani met US President’s Middle-East envoy Jason Greenblatt in Amman on Tuesday.
3/30/2017 12:12:32 AM
Emir meets Omani Deputy PM

Emir meets Omani Deputy PM

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met the Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations, Affairs and Co-operation, and Special Representative of Sultan Qaboos bin Saieed of Oman, Sayyid Asaad bin Tariq bin Taimur al-Saieed, on the sidelines of the Arab Summit yesterday.
3/30/2017 12:11:50 AM
Qatar to observe World Autism Awareness Month

Qatar to observe World Autism Awareness Month

The World Autism Awareness Month campaign will kick off with a family event organised on Saturday at Al Shaqab, from 10am to 2pm. Activities are open to all families impacted by autism; they will be able to enjoy horseback riding, sports and other recreational activities.
3/30/2017 12:10:33 AM
Govt forces, rebels reach evacuation deal for towns

Govt forces, rebels reach evacuation deal for towns

Four Syrian towns are to be evacuated under an agreement between pro-government forces and rebels, in the latest of a series of deals to end crippling years-long sieges.
3/30/2017 12:07:19 AM
Saudi king invites Egypt’s Sisi to visit

Saudi king invites Egypt’s Sisi to visit

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has invited Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to visit his country, a public show of good relations.
3/30/2017 12:05:12 AM
Camel festival

Camel festival

A man stands next to camels during the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rimah Governorate, north-east of Riyadh yesterday.
3/30/2017 12:03:12 AM
Doha concert for Syrian cause to fete Pavarotti

Doha concert for Syrian cause to fete Pavarotti

‘Brave New World’, a concert to pay tribute to the legendary Italian tenor and classical artiste Luciano Pavarotti and in support of Syrian refugees, especially children, across the world, will be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) on February 1, 2018.
3/29/2017 11:50:12 PM
Festival of Kerala at LuLu Hypermarkets

Festival of Kerala at LuLu Hypermarkets

LuLu outlets will host ‘Festival of Kerala’ from today as a part of the ongoing Qatar International Food Festival and LuLu World Food Expo 2017.
3/29/2017 11:48:20 PM
Unesco upbeat in scaling up floating mangrove project

Unesco upbeat in scaling up floating mangrove project

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) Doha Office will remain upbeat in its efforts to promote and scale up the floating mangrove project in Qatar.
3/29/2017 11:43:59 PM
‘Community key to preserving Al Reem Reserve’

‘Community key to preserving Al Reem Reserve’

Involving and empowering the community will play a significant role in preserving Qatar’s Al Reem Biosphere Reserve, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) Doha Office has said.
3/29/2017 11:43:11 PM
Charter change

Charter change

People hold banners and wave Turkish flags during the campaign for the constitutional referendum in Ankara yesterday.
3/29/2017 11:33:58 PM
Qatar urged to make national resilience a strategic imperative

Qatar urged to make national resilience a strategic imperative

The growing number of natural and man-made disasters around the world highlights the need for GCC countries to adopt a national resilience framework, according to a Booz Allen Hamilton report titled ‘Building National Resilience’.
3/29/2017 11:31:33 PM
May triggers ‘historic’ Brexit

May triggers ‘historic’ Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the European Union yesterday, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc’s cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown.
3/29/2017 11:31:27 PM
HBKU representatives take part in international language conference

HBKU representatives take part in international language conference

Two officials from Hamad Bin Khalifa University gave presentations at the Globalisation and Localisation Association conference in Amsterdam, an event organised by the world’s leading trade association for the language industry.
3/29/2017 11:29:40 PM
‘Human hen’ takes a crack at hatching eggs

‘Human hen’ takes a crack at hatching eggs

The French artist who spent a week entombed inside a rock began an even more bizarre feat yesterday - sitting on a dozen eggs until they hatch.
3/29/2017 11:28:53 PM
Centre opened

Centre opened

Prince William talks with Staffordshire Police chief constable Jane Sawyers at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas after opening the new visitors centre.
3/29/2017 11:28:40 PM
Terror attack vigil

Terror attack vigil

A police officer wipes his face during an event in London yesterday to mark one week since a man drove his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then stabbed a police officer.
3/29/2017 11:28:01 PM
Philippine president coming next month

Philippine president coming next month

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is slated to witness the signing of memoranda of understanding (MoUs) worth $133mn in investment pledges from several Qatari companies during his first state visit to Qatar on April 15-16.
3/29/2017 11:26:42 PM
FM holds phone talk with French counterpart

FM holds phone talk with French counterpart

HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani held a telephone conversation yesterday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
3/29/2017 11:25:25 PM
Afghans plan to double special forces from 17,000

Afghans plan to double special forces from 17,000

Afghanistan plans to double the number of elite special forces from 17,000 troops, officials said, part of a long-term strategy to bolster units stretched and exhausted by persistent attacks from Taliban insurgents and other Islamist militants.
3/29/2017 11:24:58 PM
Hard labour

Hard labour

A Pakistani labourer carries bricks on his back at a construction site at a residential area in Islamabad yesterday.
3/29/2017 11:24:20 PM
GHQ backs Raheel Sharif as anti-terror coalition head

GHQ backs Raheel Sharif as anti-terror coalition head

General Headquarters (GHQ) of Pakistan unanimously supported General (retd) Raheel Sharif’s joining the military alliance of 39 Muslim countries as its chief after incumbent Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had direct interaction with Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iran on the issue, Lt Gen (retd) Amjad
3/29/2017 11:23:54 PM
Hybrids lead the charge of new Lexus models

Hybrids lead the charge of new Lexus models

Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros Company, the sole distributor for Lexus in Qatar, recently organised a test drive event for the media with the latest Lexus models such as hybrid vehicles RX 450h and GS 450h, sports vehicles RCF and GSF and the IS 350 sedan.
3/29/2017 11:23:16 PM
QA Cargo transports horses for FEI World Cup Finals

QA Cargo transports horses for FEI World Cup Finals

Fifty of the finest European horses were treated with exceptional care and attention by Qatar Airways Cargo as they were transported to Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska, for the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping and FEI World Cup Dressage Finals, which began yesterday.
3/29/2017 11:21:11 PM
Tamuq hosts chemistry expert for lecture series

Tamuq hosts chemistry expert for lecture series

The fourth talk in Texas A&M University at Qatar’s Distinguished Lecture Series featured Dr Alan W Weimer from the University of Colorado Boulder.
3/29/2017 11:19:50 PM
Trump’s fund request for wall hits GoP snag

Trump’s fund request for wall hits GoP snag

Republicans may be inclined to delay a funding move
3/29/2017 11:19:09 PM
12-yr-old wins rotten sneaker contest in NY

12-yr-old wins rotten sneaker contest in NY

Seven young contestants put their best and smelliest shoe forward at the 42nd National Rotten Sneaker Contest in New York City on Tuesday.
3/29/2017 11:18:04 PM
Bangladesh police raid two extremist hideouts

Bangladesh police raid two extremist hideouts

Bangladesh police came under grenade attack when they raided two suspected Islamist extremist hideouts yesterday, days after a major anti-militant drive in which 10 people were killed.
3/29/2017 11:17:55 PM
Commercial Bank names final batch of credit card campaign winners

Commercial Bank names final batch of credit card campaign winners

Commercial Bank has announced the final batch of winners from its “Win with Commercial Bank Visa credit card” campaign.
3/29/2017 11:16:52 PM