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US Navy halts search for sailors lost in Philippine Sea air crash

US Navy halts search for sailors lost in Philippine Sea air crash

Eight other people on a C-2 Greyhound were rescued shortly after the aircraft crashed and transferred to USS Ronald Reagan.

Fourth straight victory for Lexus in 2017 SUPER GT 500 series

Fourth straight victory for Lexus in 2017 SUPER GT 500 series

Lexus stormed to its fourth consecutive victory in the 2017 AUTOBACS SUPER GT 500 series as the reigning champions Heikki Kovalainen and Kohei Hirate, in their No. 1 DENSO ...

Emir, Deputy Emir congratulate Rwanda president

Emir, Deputy Emir congratulate Rwanda president

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and His Highness the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday sent cables of congratulations to Paul Kagame, on his re-election as president of Rwanda.

Suspected US drone strike targets Pakistani Taliban militants

Suspected US drone strike targets Pakistani Taliban militants

A suspected US drone strike killed several Pakistani Taliban militants in North Waziristan close to the Afghanistan border, one militant commander and multiple intelligence sources said on Thursday.

Radwanska to play Konta in Sydney final

Radwanska to play Konta in Sydney final

Johanna Konta blasted Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to set up a Sydney International final with Agnieszka Radwanska yesterday.

Exit permit rules eased for migrant workers

Exit permit rules eased for migrant workers

When enacted on December 13, Law No 21 of 2015, the new law that will govern the entry, exit, and residency of expats will guarantee the freedom of movement for over 2.1mn salaried workforce in Qatar, an official statement yesterday said.

Kuwait votes as opposition ends boycott

Kuwait votes as opposition ends boycott

Kuwaitis went to the polls on Saturday for the first election contested by the opposition in nearly four years amid fresh disputes over cuts in subsidies due to falling oil revenues.

Sailiyah warehouses area witnesses another fire

Sailiyah warehouses area witnesses another fire

A number of warehouses were gutted in a fire that raged for several hours at Sailiyah, a Doha suburb. However there is no report of any loss of lives or injuries.

Iraqi forces claim key town from IS

Iraqi forces claim key town from IS

Iraqi forces said yesterday they had captured a key town some 15km south of Mosul, while an aid agency reported a sharp rise in the numbers of civilians fleeing since fighting reached the outskirts of the Islamic State-held city.

Djokovic says no talks on retaining Becker as coach

Djokovic says no talks on retaining Becker as coach

World number one Novak Djokovic said yesterday he hadn’t made any plans to keep Boris Becker as a coach next year as they appeared headed for a split.

Cityscape

Cityscape

A man spins children on a merry-go-round in a vacant lot in Peshawar yesterday.

6 dead as DR Congo opposition protests

6 dead as DR Congo opposition protests

At least six people were feared dead yesterday in clashes ahead of a huge opposition rally in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa demanding that President Joseph Kabila step down.