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Indonesia in rescue bid for 500 hikers stranded after quake

Indonesia in rescue bid for 500 hikers stranded after quake

Indonesia mounted a rescue operation Monday to reach more than 500 hikers and guides stranded by landslides on an active volcano on Lombok, a day after a powerful earthquake struck the holiday island.

Amiri Diwan announces holiday for Eid al-Fitr

Amiri Diwan announces holiday for Eid al-Fitr

On the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, the Amiri Diwan announces the Eid holiday.

Australian man wins lottery twice in a week

Australian man wins lottery twice in a week

The man plans to invest the money in some Sydney real estate, buy a new car and "a holiday to Honolulu goes without saying".

Australia boy, 12, runs away to Bali using family credit card

Australia boy, 12, runs away to Bali using family credit card

The boy ran away from his Sydney home after a row with his mother, flying first to the Western Australian city of Perth on budget airline Jetstar and then on to Bali, according to commercial broadcaster Channel Nine.

'Ready Player One' powers to $53 million over holiday weekend

'Ready Player One' powers to $53 million over holiday weekend

Steven Spielberg's latest blockbuster topped the domestic box office over the four-day holiday weekend.

Bali to shut down mobile internet for Day of Silence

Bali to shut down mobile internet for Day of Silence

Nyepi brings daily activities to a complete halt as people, including thousands of international tourists, stay indoors.

Qatar Airways to launch service to exotic Malaysian holiday destination Penang

Qatar Airways to launch service to exotic Malaysian holiday destination Penang

Award-winning airline continues robust expansion of its global route network with launch of second Malaysian destination

Thousands evacuated as volcano on holiday island Bali grows more active

Thousands evacuated as volcano on holiday island Bali grows more active

Nearly 35,000 people have been evacuated from near a volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali that officials say is becoming more active and could erupt soon.

Weather forecast for Eid al-Fitr holiday

Weather forecast for Eid al-Fitr holiday

The Qatar Met department has issued a weather forecast summary for the Eid al-Fitr holiday period.

Emiri Diwan declares Sunday official holiday

Emiri Diwan declares Sunday official holiday

The Emiri Diwan has declared Sunday, December 18, an official holiday on the occasion of the National Day.

Remittances from Qatar up 20% this Eid

Remittances from Qatar up 20% this Eid

Aside from the Eid al-Adha holiday, growth in the country’s population would help sustain the upward trend of remittance outflow from Qatar this September, according to an industry executive.

Free upgrades for stranded Chinese travellers

Free upgrades for stranded Chinese travellers

Chinese rail authorities offered 10,000 stranded Lunar New Year travellers free upgrades to high-speed trains Wednesday as they tackled a huge backlog of passengers stuck in Guangzhou by snow and ice.