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Japan to put off bid to raise prosecutors' retirement age after backlash

Japan to put off bid to raise prosecutors' retirement age after backlash

Japan's government will postpone a bid to raise the retirement age of public prosecutors, media said on Monday, given an intense public backlash fuelled by fears for judicial independence.

QOC unveils plans to bid for Asian Games 2030

QOC unveils plans to bid for Asian Games 2030

The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) announced its intention to bid for hosting the 21st edition of the Asian Games in 2030, as Qatar is looking to continue organising major world championships and sporting events.

Qatar wins bid to host ‘THE BIZZ AMEA Awards 2020’

Qatar wins bid to host ‘THE BIZZ AMEA Awards 2020’

The World Confederation of Businesses (Worldcob) has chosen Doha as the venue for THE BIZZ AMEA Awards to be held at the Marsa Malaz Kempinski Hotel-The Pearl from November 24 to 27.

Queensland to bid to bring Games back to Australia in 2032

Queensland to bid to bring Games back to Australia in 2032

Queensland will launch a bid to bring the Summer Olympics to Australia for the third time in 2032 if it can get financial support from central and local government, state premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said ...

Qatar wins bid to host World Symposium of Choral Music in 2023

Qatar wins bid to host World Symposium of Choral Music in 2023

Following a successful bid by Qatar National Choral Association, supported by Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), Qatar has won the rights to host the World Symposium of Choral Music in 2023.

Bid to undermine 2022 Qatar World Cup revealed

Bid to undermine 2022 Qatar World Cup revealed

Sir Lynton Crosby, one of the world’s best-known political operatives, offered to work on a campaign to cancel the 2022 Qatar World Cup and get it awarded to another country in return for £5.5mn ...

Macedonia enters final stages of NATO membership bid

Macedonia enters final stages of NATO membership bid

NATO will to open its doors to Macedonia on Wednesday by signing an accession protocol with the south-east European state, after the country settled a years-long dispute with neighbouring Greece ...

Bangladesh rejects jailed ex-PM's bid to run in parliamentary poll

Bangladesh rejects jailed ex-PM's bid to run in parliamentary poll

Election authorities in Bangladesh have rejected former prime minister Khaleda Zia's application to run in this month's parliamentary election over two graft convictions.

Qatar sets aside $2bn in bid to rival Dubai financial hub

Qatar sets aside $2bn in bid to rival Dubai financial hub

Qatar has allocated $2bn to attract multi-national companies to its financial centre in its latest effort to rival Dubai.

After 118 years, Paris to bid ‘au revoir’ to its Metro tickets

After 118 years, Paris to bid ‘au revoir’ to its Metro tickets

They've been in use since 1900, when the Paris Metro opened for business, but soon the city's familiar rectangular tickets will become a thing of the past ...

Customs foil hashish smuggling bid at Ruwais Port

Customs foil hashish smuggling bid at Ruwais Port

The General Authority of Customs (GAC), in co-operation with the security entity concerned has foiled an attempt to smuggle a substantial quantity of the illicit drug hashish at Al Ruwais Port.

US launches bid to save Syria truce

US launches bid to save Syria truce

US Secretary of State John Kerry launched a desperate push yesterday to salvage a ceasefire in Syria