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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”, ...

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.

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

Fire in southern California threatening another city

Fire in southern California threatening another city

A fierce wildfire raged on north of Los Angeles on Sunday, threatening other towns after already charring vast swaths of land, but other blazes were largely contained after burning for days.

Indian embassy held four consular camps this month

Indian embassy held four consular camps this month

The Indian embassy held four consular camps this month for residents of Salwa, Mesaieed, Al Khor, and Dukhan/Zikreet areas, the monthly community house was informed last week. Twenty-nine consular services were rendered at the sittings held in the four places.

Evening Standard sorry for editing out singer’s braids

Evening Standard sorry for editing out singer’s braids

The London Evening Standard has apologised to Solange Knowles for airbrushing her crown of braids from an image on the cover of its magazine.

Duterte mocks rights agency chief over focus on teen killings

Duterte mocks rights agency chief over focus on teen killings

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday asked the head of the country’s Commission on Human Rights (CHR) if he was a paedophile for focusing on the killing of teenagers in the government’s bloody war on drugs.

Qatar shares gain as trading volume increases

Qatar shares gain as trading volume increases

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index gained 0.16 points when the bourse closed trading at 9,065.34 points on Tuesday.

Ten sailors missing after US destroyer collision off Singapore

Ten sailors missing after US destroyer collision off Singapore

Ten US sailors were missing and five injured early Monday after their destroyer collided with a tanker east of Singapore, the second accident involving an American warship in two months.

Neutrality unacceptable when related to rights: NHRC chief

Neutrality unacceptable when related to rights: NHRC chief

“Neutrality is unacceptable when it comes to human rights and the punishment of peoples,” National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Chairman Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri said during his meetings with officials from the French Foreign Ministryin Paris, the official Qatar News Agency reported.

Tonga’s Rio flag-bearer aims for 2018 Winter Games

Tonga’s Rio flag-bearer aims for 2018 Winter Games

Pita Taufatofua, the sculpted taekwondo fighter who caused a sensation when he carried Tonga’s flag at the Rio Olympics earlier this year, has announced plans to go to the 2018 Winter Games as a cross-country skier.

Sidra conference to address diabetes, obesity in pregnancy

Sidra conference to address diabetes, obesity in pregnancy

Sidra Medical and Research Centre (Sidra) and Qatar Metabolic Institute (QMI) will hold an international scientific conference on November 25 and 26 to help local healthcare professionals improve the quality of care for women with diabetes and obesity in pregnancy.