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Sandstorm lashes Chinese capital

Sandstorm lashes Chinese capital

A putrid, nicotine-shaded mist loomed over Beijing yesterday after a massive sandstorm slammed into the Chinese capital bringing the latest “airpocalypse” to this smog-choked city.

Awqaf ministry opens largest mosque in Scandinavia

Awqaf ministry opens largest mosque in Scandinavia

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs opened the Umm Al-Mu’minin Khadijah Mosque in Malmo, Sweden. The mosque, built by Qatar at a cost of more than 3mn euros, is the largest one in the Scandinavian region.

Afghans call for action after Taliban attack

Afghans call for action after Taliban attack

Afghan families buried their dead and the country observed a national day of mourning yesterday after at least 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base, prompting angry calls for ministers and army chiefs to resign.

Moon coming close to three planets in April

Moon coming close to three planets in April

Residents of Qatar and other countries in the region can observe three planets of the solar system close to the moon this month, Qatar Calendar House has said.

Majestic Bayern floor Dortmund in Real warm-up

Majestic Bayern floor Dortmund in Real warm-up

Robert Lewandowski overtook Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the race to be the Bundesliga’s top-scorer this season after netting twice in Bayern Munich’s 4-1 thrashing of Borussia Dortmund yesterday.

100 militants killed in Pakistan crackdown

100 militants killed in Pakistan crackdown

Pakistani forces said yesterday they had killed more than 100 “terrorists” after 88 people died in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a Sufi shrine which stoked fears of a fresh surge in militancy.

Unauthorised tent removed

Unauthorised tent removed

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has removed an unauthorised traditional tent from a nature reserve near the Umm Qareba area.

Le Pen kicks off campaign, promises French ‘freedom’

Le Pen kicks off campaign, promises French ‘freedom’

France's far-right party leader Marine Le Pen kicked off her presidential campaign on Saturday, hoping promises to shield voters from globalisation boost her chances at a time of French political turmoil.

Gambia's Jammeh leaves power after 22 years

Gambia's Jammeh leaves power after 22 years

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh flew out on Saturday from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow and end a political crisis.

‘Central-bank bashing has gold only asset safe from meddling’

‘Central-bank bashing has gold only asset safe from meddling’

Baring Asset Management’s Christopher Mahon has one major conviction about 2017: it will be the year in which central-bank bashing by politicians becomes the new normal, so he’s seeking shelter in gold.

Portal offers services for Sidra patients

Portal offers services for Sidra patients

Sidra Medical and Research Center (Sidra) has launched an online tool ‘Patient Portal’ providing a large number of services for Sidra patients.

‘Broken’ NHS faces humanitarian crisis

‘Broken’ NHS faces humanitarian crisis

The NHS is facing a “humanitarian crisis” as hospitals and ambulance services struggle to keep up with rising demand, the British Red Cross has said, following the deaths of two patients after long waits on trolleys in hospital corridors.