Japan vows stand-out Games, eyes record haul

Japan vows stand-out Games, eyes record haul

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed yesterday to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympics an exceptional event for the world’s top athletes, as his government eyes a haul of 30 golds.

Qatar has delivered nearly 2,000 LNG cargoes to Japan since 1997

Qatar has delivered nearly 2,000 LNG cargoes to Japan since 1997

HE al-Sada outlines the strong foundations of the relationship between Qatar and Japan

Top Brotherhood official is held by Egyptian police

Top Brotherhood official is held by Egyptian police

Egyptian police yesterday arrested a senior Muslim Brotherhood official and threatened to use live rounds at planned anti-government rallies...

Mexico sees rise in vigilante groups

Mexico sees rise in vigilante groups

Mexican authorities are struggling to control growing numbers of small town vigilante groups which have taken up arms in the name of protecting their...

Birthday treat!

Birthday treat!

Giant panda Wei Wei smells a birthday cake made of fruits and bamboo in its enclosure in Wuhan zoo, central China’s Hubei province...

Obama, marchers mark 50 years since King’s ‘Dream’ speech

Obama, marchers mark 50 years since King’s ‘Dream’ speech

America is struggling to fully realise the vision that civil rights leader Martin Luther King described in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago...

New span of Bay Bridge

New span of Bay Bridge

The new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge rises to the left of the old cantilever span in San Francisco on Tuesday.

Rebels free Canadian hostage in Colombia

Rebels free Canadian hostage in Colombia

Colombia’s leftist ELN rebels have freed a Canadian engineer in what they called a humanitarian gesture after holding him for more than seven months, the Red Cross said.

Emir receives Abbas

Emir receives Abbas

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani receiving Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at Al Bahr Palace yesterday evening.

Berlusconi will appeal to Europe over fraud court case

Berlusconi will appeal to Europe over fraud court case

Italy’s billionaire former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said yesterday he will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg over a tax fraud conviction delivered this month.

UN presses Syria for gas attack inspection

UN presses Syria for gas attack inspection

The UN demanded Syria give its chemical weapons experts immediate access yesterday to rebel-held Damascus suburbs where poison gas appears to have killed hundreds...

Georgetown prepares school students for university life

Georgetown prepares school students for university life

Thirtynine high school students from Qatar and abroad recently completed Georgetown University in Qatar’s (GU-Q) fourth annual Georgetown Pre-College Summer (GPS) programme...