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Ministry marks World Autism Awareness Day

Ministry marks World Autism Awareness Day

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce marked the World Autism Awareness day by illuminating the ministry’s building with blue light in solidarity with the international campaign carried out by ‘Autism Speaks Organisation’.

Israel detains soldier accused of killing wounded Palestinian

Israel detains soldier accused of killing wounded Palestinian

An Israeli soldier was detained Thursday after allegedly shooting a wounded Palestinian assailant in the head and killing him as he lay on the ground, the army said.

What will Egypt’s flexible exchange rate look like?

What will Egypt’s flexible exchange rate look like?

Egypt’s decision to make the exchange rate more flexible will return the central bank to the managed float in use before the 2011 uprising sent foreign investors and tourists packing, economists and bankers said.

National team holds meeting at ACTA on tenders and auctions

National team holds meeting at ACTA on tenders and auctions

The national team concerned with the study of tenders and auctions has held a meeting at the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (ACTA).

UN human rights chief backs Apple in FBI fight

UN human rights chief backs Apple in FBI fight

An FBI demand that Apple unlock an iPhone risks setting a dangerous precedent that could have a chilling effect on human rights, the United Nations rights chief warned yesterday.

GIS sees QR1.9bn in fresh capex over next five years

GIS sees QR1.9bn in fresh capex over next five years

Qatar’s largest services group Gulf International Services expects to further invest QR1.9bn in capital expenditure over the next five years, GIS chairman Sheikh Khaled bin Khalifa al-Thani has said.

Milaha reports 4% increase in profit to QR1.1bn in 2015

Milaha reports 4% increase in profit to QR1.1bn in 2015

Milaha has reported a net profit of QR1.1bn in 2015, a 4% increase compared to the same period in 2014, mainly paced by its maritime and logistics division, as well as trading division.

HBKU scientist’s research on brain tumourspublished in leading journal

HBKU scientist’s research on brain tumourspublished in leading journal

Groundbreaking research led by scientists at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) into identifying the aggressiveness of brain tumours has been published by Cell, a leading scientific journal in the US and one of the top 20 most highly ranked scientific journals globally.

Kelly Holmes is Doha Dash Ambassador

Kelly Holmes is Doha Dash Ambassador

The organisers of the Dolphin Energy Doha Dash 2016 announced yesterday the return of Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes as the event’s ambassador for the second year running.

For Orioles, offseason is turning into a game of Davis roulette

For Orioles, offseason is turning into a game of Davis roulette

The Orioles remain in free agent limbo, apparently waiting for Chris Davis to come to his senses and accept their seven-year contract offer.

China manufacturing activity contracts for a fifth month

China manufacturing activity contracts for a fifth month

Activity in China’s manufacturing sector contracted for a fifth straight month in December, an official survey showed yesterday, reinforcing fears the world’s second-largest economy may be stuck in a protracted slowdown despite a flurry of stimulus measures.

 ECB flags beefed up QE as growth, inflation outlook fades

ECB flags beefed up QE as growth, inflation outlook fades

The European Central Bank cut its growth and inflation forecasts yesterday, warning of possible further trouble from China.