Qatar Airways spreads its wings across Australia

Qatar Airways spreads its wings across Australia

Qatar Airways is continuing its growth and expansion plans and has announced its newest destination – Canberra, which is the national carriers’ fifth in Australia. The launch of Canberra service will be in 2018, Qatar Airways said yesterday.

Fire on the horizon

Fire on the horizon

Wildfires burn near Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, late on Thursday.

Star all-rounder Stokes happy for England to take precedence

Star all-rounder Stokes happy for England to take precedence

There are 5,000 miles between England and India and for Ben Stokes, just back from the IPL, Leeds seems a world away from Pune.

Mada marks Family Day

Mada marks Family Day

As part of its commitment to highlight the role of families in the life of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), Mada Assistive Technology Centre celebrated Qatar Family Day recently.

Marginal fall in Qatar population

Marginal fall in Qatar population

There has been a marginal fall in Qatar's population, according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) compared to those at the end of February.

Iraqi forces advance in Mosul as IS resistance 'weakens'

Iraqi forces advance in Mosul as IS resistance 'weakens'

Iraqi special forces battling the Islamic State group on Friday pushed deeper into west Mosul, where a commander said jihadist resistance is showing signs of weakening under repeated assaults.

‘Refugees make up bulk of crossings from US to Canada’

‘Refugees make up bulk of crossings from US to Canada’

Most of the hundreds of people streaming over the US border into Canada in recent weeks are asylum-seekers, coming from Syria, Yemen, Turkey or Sudan, according to the United Nations’ refugee point man in the country.

Mining bosses head to South Africa but leave their checkbooks at home

Mining bosses head to South Africa but leave their checkbooks at home

With its iconic mountain, beaches and vineyards, it’s easy to attract global mining bosses and fund managers to Cape Town.

Rejuvenated Cameroon, Egypt set for Cup final

Rejuvenated Cameroon, Egypt set for Cup final

Cameroon and Egypt are both aiming to cap remarkable revivals by winning the Africa Cup of Nations when they meet in a final that few thought possible in Libreville tonight.

Austria’s president takes office denouncing populist ‘danger’

Austria’s president takes office denouncing populist ‘danger’

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen took office yesterday, denouncing populist ideas like those of the far-right candidate he defeated, but a spat within the ruling coalition threatened to play into the hands of his rival’s party.

Egypt to extend subsidy cuts, boost revenues under reform package

Egypt to extend subsidy cuts, boost revenues under reform package

Egypt will make further cuts to energy subsidies, raise taxes and seek more international financing as it pursues economic reforms this year, Finance Minister Amr El-Garhy said yesterday.

Livestock dept programme benefit 50 animal farms

Livestock dept programme benefit 50 animal farms

There were as many as 1.2mn heads of registered livestock in the country by the end of 2016, compared to just 1mn during the corresponding period in 2015.