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Burns’ ‘surfari’ wiped out by Hobart Test recall

Burns’ ‘surfari’ wiped out by Hobart Test recall

Joe Burns had planned to catch a few waves to fill the extra time in his schedule after being omitted from Australia’s Test squad against South Africa but the opening batsman has had to put the surfboard away due to a surprise recall for Hobart.

Oman to raise electricity tariffs for big corporate users

Oman to raise electricity tariffs for big corporate users

Oman, seeking to bolster state finances as low oil prices slash its revenues, will raise electricity prices for large government, commercial and industrial users at the start of next year, an official said on Wednesday.

Italian Olympic Committee officially abandons Rome bid

Italian Olympic Committee officially abandons Rome bid

‘I’m forced to interrupt this process eleven months from its conclusion and after three years of work. It’s a pity because our project was a winning project. It’s irresponsible to have to give up the IOC money and the 177,000 jobs which would have been created’

Islamic finance enters the digital service era

Islamic finance enters the digital service era

The recent announcement of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) to enter the fintech era through a partnership with a digital-only bank is a good example how the times in the banking industry are changing also for Shariah-compliant lenders.

QBIC kicks off 7th wave of LeanStartup Programme with speaker series

QBIC kicks off 7th wave of LeanStartup Programme with speaker series

Qatar Business Incubation Centre (QBIC), founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and Social Development Centre (SDC)...

Japanese truck driver playing Pokemon Go kills pedestrian

Japanese truck driver playing Pokemon Go kills pedestrian

A Japanese truck driver playing Pokemon Go while driving hit two pedestrians, killing one and injuring the other, in Japan's first death related to the Nintendo Co craze.

Turkey will not accept new Kurdish entity in Syria - prime minister

Turkey will not accept new Kurdish entity in Syria - prime minister

Turkey will not accept the creation of a new Kurdish entity inside Syria and the territorial integrity of the country must be maintained, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday.

‘What do we have if not our words?’

‘What do we have if not our words?’

As a spoken word poet, Afra Atiq doesn’t like to see her contemplations and curiosities forged in the visual boundaries of the written word.

Test for the best

Test for the best

The Gulf will widen — with laughs — as 18 comedians of the region pitch their talent at the Doha Comedy Festival this weekend. Qatar’s standup comedians Hamad al-Ammari and Mohammed al-Tamimi tell Anand Holla what it takes for them to tick

4 hospitals hit by air raids in Syria's Aleppo

4 hospitals hit by air raids in Syria's Aleppo

Four makeshift hospitals and a local blood bank in Syria's battered Aleppo city have been hit by air raids in the past 24 hours, a group of doctors said Sunday.

Developer of Pokemon GO eyeing more markets

Developer of Pokemon GO eyeing more markets

The head of the developer behind Nintendo Co Ltd’s Pokemon GO said he wanted to launch the smash-hit mobile game in roughly 200 countries and regions...

Punjab bans employment of children

Punjab bans employment of children

The Punjab province government in Pakistan has through a landmark ordinance banned employment of children and restricted the recruitment of adolescents, 15 to 18 years of age, for hazardous occupations and processes.