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Japan households open their wallets; BoJ to keep stimulus

Japan households open their wallets; BoJ to keep stimulus

Japan’s households spent more than expected in November while consumer inflation ticked up and the jobless rate hit a fresh 24-year low, ....

New fulcrum of the Middle East

New fulcrum of the Middle East

We live in a time of geopolitical transition. China’s effort to replace the United States as the world’s leading power, or at least to become a co-partner in global leadership, deservedly receives much attention.

Vodafone Qatar receives global information security re-certification

Vodafone Qatar receives global information security re-certification

Following an extensive evaluation process, Vodafone Qatar announced that it has been re-certified the ISO 27001:2013, demonstrating the strength of the company’s information security management systems ...

US says hacker to plead guilty for role in 2016 cyber attacks

US says hacker to plead guilty for role in 2016 cyber attacks

The US Department of Justice has caught one of the people involved in creating the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks.

Pope for ‘decisive’ steps to end Rohingya crisis

Pope for ‘decisive’ steps to end Rohingya crisis

Pope Francis said that the international community must take “decisive measures” to address the Rohingya crisis taking into account the “gravity of the situation” as he joined a civic reception hosted by President Abdul Hamid at the President’s Secretariat in Dhaka yesterday.

UK cyber security chief blames Russia for hacker attacks

UK cyber security chief blames Russia for hacker attacks

"Russia is seeking to undermine the international system. That much is clear," Ciaran Martin, head of Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said at a London tech conference.

Qatar takes part in Arab meeting on terrorism

Qatar takes part in Arab meeting on terrorism

The second meeting of senior officials to implement the resolutions of the Arab Summit on Terrorism and Social Development kicked off in Cairo yesterday.

Irish citizen held in Egypt for 4 years returns home

Irish citizen held in Egypt for 4 years returns home

An Irish citizen of Egyptian background who was detained in Egypt for four years on accusations of taking part in clashes with police flew home to an emotional family reunion at Dublin airport on Tuesday.

US warns public about cyber attacks on energy, industrial firms

US warns public about cyber attacks on energy, industrial firms

The US government issued a rare public warning about hacking campaigns targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest evidence that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.

Cyber attacks should be dealt with seriously, says minister

Cyber attacks should be dealt with seriously, says minister

Cyber attack is a real threat and should be dealt with seriously, remarked HE the Minister of State for Defence Affairs and Member of the Council of Ministers, Dr Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah.

Dementia dramatically increases family expenses

Dementia dramatically increases family expenses

The average lifetime cost of care after a diagnosis of dementia in the US is about $322,000, and families pay about 70% of that, new research suggests.

UK parliament's 'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four years

UK parliament's 'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four years

The 'Big Ben' bell in the British parliament's famous clock tower will cease its regular bongs at noon on August 21.