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Air strikes southeast of Syria's Raqqa kill 23 people

Air strikes southeast of Syria's Raqqa kill 23 people

Air strikes killed 23 civilians, including eight children, on Thursday in countryside around the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the Islamic State's base in Syria, a war monitoring group said.

Swedish experts, MoI tackle road safety

Swedish experts, MoI tackle road safety

Traffic safety experts from Sweden met with senior officials at Qatar’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) yesterday to tackle several topics on road safety, Swedish ambassador Ewa Polano has said.

Alibaba IPO now ranks as world’s biggest at $25bn

Alibaba IPO now ranks as world’s biggest at $25bn

Alibaba’s initial public offering now ranks as the world’s biggest at $25bn...

Factory fire

Factory fire

Locals and fire-fighters try to control a fire at a garment factory in Dhaka yesterday. A fire broke out a garment factory...

Festivities at Souq Waqif

Festivities at Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif, one of the venues of the Eid al-Adha festivities in Qatar for five days from the second day of Eid,...

America debates privacy versus security

America debates privacy versus security

Welcome to the new normal, the US national security state that’s grown like mad since the 9/11 terrorist attacks nearly a dozen years ago.

The Vatican prepares for papal transition

The Vatican prepares for papal transition

The Vatican prepared yesterday for a momentous transition after Pope Benedict XVI announced he will resign on February 28, insisting that a recent heart operation had no bearing on his decision.