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‘Worst-performing’ tax officials on crosshairs

‘Worst-performing’ tax officials on crosshairs

As the Prime Minister’s Office sits on a report on corrupt taxmen, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has sought a list of the “worst-performing” mid-career officers from field formations to stop their performance allowances.

Doctors, teachers could team up to reduce stress in schools

Doctors, teachers could team up to reduce stress in schools

Partnerships between teachers and doctors could help students and school staffers better deal with “toxic stress,” suggests a former teacher turned doctor.

Cambodian PM leads huge rally on anniversary of Khmer Rouge’s fall

Cambodian PM leads huge rally on anniversary of Khmer Rouge’s fall

Cambodian premier Hun Sen led a huge rally yesterday marking the anniversary of the fall of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, seizing the opportunity to burnish his image as saviour of the nation.

Strong winds, high seas forecast in offshore areas

Strong winds, high seas forecast in offshore areas

Strong winds and high seas are expected in offshore areas today, the Qatar Met department has said.

New urban plan aimed at meeting future challenges

New urban plan aimed at meeting future challenges

HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani on Tuesday launched a comprehensive urban plan within the framework of Qatar National Vision 2030.

Exploring the land of the midnight sun

Exploring the land of the midnight sun

The ponies, shaggy and barrel-bellied, came up right to the car window.

Opec deal doesn’t stop Russia from record oil output in 2017

Opec deal doesn’t stop Russia from record oil output in 2017

Russia’s oil industry continued its long-term expansion last year, with production hitting a record even as President Vladimir Putin joined forces with Opec to clear a global glut and lift prices.

Mercury set to drop in coming days

Mercury set to drop in coming days

It is expected to get cooler in the country as the Qatar Met department has said northerly winds in the coming days will be accompanied by a drop in temperature, which will return to their average levels for this time of the year.

Banged up hand no barrier for Smith

Banged up hand no barrier for Smith

‘It was a little bit sore today playing a few different shots. But I’ll be able to deal with it’

Media, telecom analysts see rally extending to 2018 on taxes and M&A

Media, telecom analysts see rally extending to 2018 on taxes and M&A

The US media and telecom had a mediocre year overall and underperformed the S&P 500, but both industries are finishing strong since November, benefiting from sector rotation to value from growth.

Are China’s cars finally going to make inroads in Western markets?

Are China’s cars finally going to make inroads in Western markets?

After a decade of development, often through buying or benchmarking foreign technology and know-how, Chinese automakers are looking with greater ambition at selling their cars in major Western markets.

Airbus shakes up management as corruption clouds gather

Airbus shakes up management as corruption clouds gather

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced a major shakeup of top management yesterday as it seeks to move on from a corruption probe.