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South Korea proposes high-level talks with North

South Korea proposes high-level talks with North

South Korea Tuesday proposed holding high-level talks with Pyongyang on January 9, after the North's leader Kim Jong-Un called for a breakthrough in relations and said Pyongyang might attend the Winter Olympics.

Travel chaos ensues as Catalans protest

Travel chaos ensues as Catalans protest

Protesters blocked roads and train lines across Catalonia yesterday, provoking commuter anger in a strike called by a pro-independence union after separatist leaders were detained in Madrid over their divisive secession drive.

Modi pumps money into system in bid to boost economy

Modi pumps money into system in bid to boost economy

As the economy continued to stutter and stumble for the fifth consecutive quarter, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said last month that the government would soon announce steps to bolster it. Last week he did it in emphatic terms.

Qatar’s banking system is strong, well-capitalised

Qatar’s banking system is strong, well-capitalised

Qatar’s banking system remains robust despite the regional tension as the country’s lenders remain well capitalised with strong credit quality, well above the regulatory requirements.

Opposition names former speaker as president choice

Opposition names former speaker as president choice

With 17 opposition parties yesterday picking former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar to take on National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) Ram Nath Kovind, the stage is set for a Dalit-versus-Dalit contest for the country’s top constitutional post.

Maid to be jailed, deported for  stealing money

Maid to be jailed, deported for stealing money

The Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling of the Court of First Instance to sentence a Sri Lankan maid to one year in jail and subsequent deportation for stealing the money of her employer.

 Fireworks expected in Alvarez-Chavez brawl

Fireworks expected in Alvarez-Chavez brawl

Mexican pride will be at stake when two-time world champion Canelo Alvarez battles former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas on Cinco de Mayo weekend.

New Lincoln Continental cruises into Qatar market

New Lincoln Continental cruises into Qatar market

Almana Motors Company, the exclusive distributor for Ford and Lincoln in Qatar, has announced the arrival of the all-new Lincoln Continental 2017 in the local market.

ANC stands by Zuma

ANC stands by Zuma

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) said yesterday that its executive committee stood by President Jacob Zuma in a debate about whether he should step down after several officials called for his resignation.

HMC holds seventh career and volunteering programme fair

HMC holds seventh career and volunteering programme fair

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) recently held its Seventh Career Fair and Volunteering Programme for students at Bayt Al Dhiyafah in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City.

Qatar Charity distributes urgent food aid in Aleppo

Qatar Charity distributes urgent food aid in Aleppo

Qatar Charity has carried out relief projects in Aleppo city in the light of the escalating suffering of Syrians there due to the ongoing shelling, severe shortage of food, baby milk and basic services as part of its ongoing campaign, “Save Aleppo”.

Philippines set to roll out tough no-smoking law

Philippines set to roll out tough no-smoking law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign a regulation this month banning smoking in public across Southeast Asia’s second-most populous country, rolling out among the toughest anti-tobacco laws in the region.