Spanish police seal off 1,300 polling stations

Spanish police seal off 1,300 polling stations

Catalan separatists have halved their expectations for voter turnout to 1mn in today’s referendum on giving the region independence from Madrid amid several moves by the central government to block the vote it has declared illegal.

Europe’s top airlines could merge discount units: IATA chief

Europe’s top airlines could merge discount units: IATA chief

Europe’s major airlines may need to consider merging their low-cost arms in order to fend off the challenge of discount specialists led by Ryanair Holdings, International Air Transport Association chief executive officer Alexandre de Juniac said.

EU warns UK to ‘start negotiating seriously’

EU warns UK to ‘start negotiating seriously’

The EU told Britain bluntly yesterday that it had to get serious about the Brexit negotiations and address key separation issues first before any talks about its future relationship with the bloc.

Complaints at Claims Committee top 5,720

Complaints at Claims Committee top 5,720

The Compensation Claims Committee has received some 5,726 complaints over the past three weeks since its launch, according to local Arabic daily Arrayah.

Sagan powers to stage win despite pedal glitch

Sagan powers to stage win despite pedal glitch

World champion Peter Sagan suffered a pedal problem in the final straight but slotted his shoe back into its clip in time and powered to victory in the third stage of the Tour de France yesterday.

Jazeera, QTV hit by cyber attacks

Jazeera, QTV hit by cyber attacks

Al Jazeera and Qatar Television said Thursday they were hit by cyber-attacks, but were repelled by protection systems.

Pakistan economy grows at fastest rate in a decade

Pakistan economy grows at fastest rate in a decade

Pakistan’s economy is on track to expand 5.3% in the financial year 2016/2017, the fastest rate since 2007, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said yesterday, a day before he announces a budget plan which is likely to focus on boosting growth.

Environment minister ousted over anti-mining campaign

Environment minister ousted over anti-mining campaign

Philippine lawmakers ended a 10-month crusade by Environment Secretary Regina Lopez yesterday, forcing out the eco-warrior whose mining crackdown was backed by the president but led to demands for her removal by miners.

Afghan strongman shelters former Taliban insurgents

Afghan strongman shelters former Taliban insurgents

An Afghan strongman is giving sanctuary to Taliban fighters and their families who had sought haven across the border in Pakistan, building on a radical strategy to reduce Islamabad’s perceived influence on the insurgency.

PM meets US defence secretary

PM meets US defence secretary

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani attended yesterday a luncheon banquet hosted by Adviser to HH the Emir.....

German intelligence spied on Interpol: Spiegel

German intelligence spied on Interpol: Spiegel

Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency spied on the Interpol international police agency for years and on the group's country liaison offices in dozens of countries such as Austria ...

Focus on cyber security at Ministry of Defence meet

Focus on cyber security at Ministry of Defence meet

Experts from the Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s College of Science and Engineering hosted representatives from the Ministry of Defence on a course that highlighted cyber security threats, how to guard against them, and what to do when a cyber attack takes place.