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Death sentences for RAB officers upheld

Death sentences for RAB officers upheld

The high court yesterday upheld death sentences of 15 convicts including Noor Hossain, dismissed officials of elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) lieutenant colonel Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, major Arif Hossain and lieutenant commander SM Masud Rana in the Narayanganj seven-murder trial.

Tamim al-Majd team clinch women’s basketball tourney

Tamim al-Majd team clinch women’s basketball tourney

Tamim al-Majd team won the women’s basketball championship, organised by the Qatar Women’s Sports Committee at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.

Porte punishes Froome, Kennaugh takes stage

Porte punishes Froome, Kennaugh takes stage

Australian Richie Porte of the BMC team turned the screws on Chris Froome in yesterday’s seventh stage of the Criterium du Dauphine won by the latter’s Team Sky teammate Peter Kennaugh.

Chinese warships in Davao City on goodwill visit

Chinese warships in Davao City on goodwill visit

Three Chinese warships arrived in Davao City yesterday for a goodwill visit.

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.

Johnson cruises, McIlroy eliminated

Johnson cruises, McIlroy eliminated

World number one Dustin Johnson continued his perfect record at the WGC-Dell Match Play on Thursday while number two Rory McIlroy was eliminated without even setting foot on the course.

Genome Programme launches consortium

Genome Programme launches consortium

More than 90 genomics researchers attended the recent launch of Qatar Genome Programme’s (QGP) Research Consortium at Qatar Foundation headquarters in Education City.

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.

Footprintinthesand wins Al Jassasiya Cup duel

Footprintinthesand wins Al Jassasiya Cup duel

Ahmed Kobeissi-trained Footprintinthesand edged out Alban de Mieulle’s Marjan in a thrilling duel to win the Al Jassasiya Cup, a Local Thoroughbreds Open Handicap event, at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club yesterday.

Message from Poland

Message from Poland

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has received a written message from Polish President Andrzej Duda dealing with bilateral relations.

Over rights row, Maldives quits Commonwealth

Over rights row, Maldives quits Commonwealth

The Maldives angrily quit the Commonwealth on Thursday after years of wrangling over its human rights record since the toppling of its first democratically-elected leader four years ago.

Saudi Aramco cuts November Arab Light crude OSP to Asia

Saudi Aramco cuts November Arab Light crude OSP to Asia

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia has cut the price of flagship crude grade Arab Light to its Asian customers for November, state oil giant Saudi Aramco said yesterday, tracking weakness in the Dubai benchmark.