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Al Wakrah Stadium: Hadid’s ‘masterpiece’ set for grand opening

Al Wakrah Stadium: Hadid’s ‘masterpiece’ set for grand opening

The countdown has begun for the inauguration of Al Wakrah Stadium, one of the stadiums that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which is in its final phase of completion.

China’s Xi offers $60bn Africa aid, says ‘no strings attached’

China’s Xi offers $60bn Africa aid, says ‘no strings attached’

Chinese President Xi Jinping told African leaders yesterday that China’s investments on the continent have “no political strings attached”, ...

We need a food revolution

We need a food revolution

In 1984, I gathered the most successful musicians of the time to form a “supergroup” called Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.

Qatar Charity to launch ‘Pearl and Corals 9’ for girls from July 15

Qatar Charity to launch ‘Pearl and Corals 9’ for girls from July 15

Qatar Charity (QC) is all set to launch ninth edition of its summer programme ‘Pearls and Coral 9’ for girls.

Sheraton Grand Doha appoints New Manager

Sheraton Grand Doha appoints New Manager

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel announces the appointment of Yazan Latif as the new hotel manager.

Three more held in Bangladesh over attack on writer

Three more held in Bangladesh over attack on writer

Bangladeshi police arrested three men on Sunday as they investigate a knife attack on Zafar Iqbal, a popular author and professor of computer science and engineering.

Top secular writer attacked in Bangladesh: police

Top secular writer attacked in Bangladesh: police

One of Bangladesh's top writers was attacked and injured in the northern city of Sylhet on Saturday, police said, the latest in a series of attacks on authors and bloggers.

Czech presidential vote sets up round two clash

Czech presidential vote sets up round two clash

Russia-friendly Czech President Milos Zeman won the first round of voting to retain his job yesterday, but pro-Western runner-up Jiri Drahos will be a formidable opponent in the second round vote in two weeks, nearly complete results showed.

Cheaper services weigh on US wholesale prices; initial jobless claims up

Cheaper services weigh on US wholesale prices; initial jobless claims up

Producer price index dips 0.1% in December; rises 2.6% on year-on-year basis; core PPI edges up 0.1%; up 2.3% year-on-year; weekly jobless claims increase 11,000

New Zealand expecting tougher examination from Pakistan

New Zealand expecting tougher examination from Pakistan

Having walloped the West Indies without raising a sweat, New Zealand are expecting a more rigorous workout when the one-day series against Pakistan begins in Wellington today.

Opec oil cut adherence up as Venezuela output slides

Opec oil cut adherence up as Venezuela output slides

Opec deepened compliance with an oil supply-cutting deal in December due to a further decline in Venezuelan output and extra cuts by Gulf exporters, a Reuters survey found, showing strong commitment to the deal despite higher prices.

Oil retreats after hitting 2015 highs

Oil retreats after hitting 2015 highs

Oil prices fell on Friday, dropping from highs last seen in 2015, as soaring US production undermined a 10 percent rally from December lows that were driven by tightening supply and political tensions in Opec member Iran.