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Haj tour operators in Qatar decry Saudi restrictions

Haj tour operators in Qatar decry Saudi restrictions

For the second consecutive year, Qataris and residents of Qatar are unable to perform the Ramadan Umrah (minor pilgrimage) due to the restrictions imposed by the Saudi authorities.

England’s bowlers also need to bat better: Hazlewood

England’s bowlers also need to bat better: Hazlewood

Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has piled more pressure on England’s beleaguered bowling attack ahead of the Boxing Day Ashes Test

Dana loses UK appeal to bar BlackRock from $700mn case

Dana loses UK appeal to bar BlackRock from $700mn case

Dana Gas received another set-back in the six-month old legal battle to invalidate its $700mn Islamic bonds.

CRA cautions public against use of unapproved wireless devices

CRA cautions public against use of unapproved wireless devices

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has advised the public to be wary of certain wireless or cordless devices not purchased in the State of Qatar that may cause the disruption in mobile networks and degradation in mobile coverage and quality of service.

Taiwan convict walks free after decade on death row

Taiwan convict walks free after decade on death row

A Taiwanese man who spent more than a decade on death row walked free Thursday after being acquitted of murder in a retrial, boosting calls for the abolition of capital punishment.

PM opens controversial Narmada dam project

PM opens controversial Narmada dam project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s biggest dam yesterday, ignoring warnings from environment groups that hundreds of thousands of people will lose their livelihoods.

Strong euro leads major bond buyers into govt debt rethink

Strong euro leads major bond buyers into govt debt rethink

The euro’s double-digit gains this year are prompting some of the world’s biggest money managers to view European government debt more favourably just as the central bank is planning to withdraw its support from the bond market.

Challenges ahead as protests erupt over Polish judicial bill

Challenges ahead as protests erupt over Polish judicial bill

Protests have erupted in Poland over judicial reforms with many expressing concern over the future of democracy in the East European country.

Thousands ordered to evacuate as heavy rains hit northeast Japan

Thousands ordered to evacuate as heavy rains hit northeast Japan

Tens of thousands of people in northeast Japan were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday as heavy rain caused major flooding and cut some rail links, authorities said.

Corbyn critics win poll to key Labour panel

Corbyn critics win poll to key Labour panel

Critics of Jeremy Corbyn have won election to the party’s parliamentary committee, as the struggle between allies and opponents of the leader continues despite a new eight-point poll lead for Labour.

WCM-Q study finds language barrier impact on healthcare

WCM-Q study finds language barrier impact on healthcare

A Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) study has discovered that most patients at Hamad General Hospital outpatient clinics had experienced some difficulty accessing care because of language barriers.

iCARE charity project for Myanmar women launched

iCARE charity project for Myanmar women launched

Clothing company Q Label Designers Collection has announced the launch of a charitable project, iCARE, in co-operation with Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS).