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US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria.

Oil falls towards $49 on high output, strong dollar

Oil falls towards $49 on high output, strong dollar

Oil fell towards $49 a barrel on Monday, pressured by high output from Middle East OPEC members and as a stronger US dollar weighed on commodities.

Tamuq welcomes largest freshman class in four years

Tamuq welcomes largest freshman class in four years

Texas A&M University at Qatar (Tamuq) welcomed its largest freshman class since 2012 when 110 freshman students started classes on August 23, bringing the total enrolment of the branch campus to 545.

Singapore is shrouded in smog as haze returns

Singapore is shrouded in smog as haze returns

Acrid smog blanketed Singapore yesterday as the city-state was hit by the year’s first major outbreak of haze, an annual crisis sparked by forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia.

Nepal deputy PM says visit to India ‘successful’

Nepal deputy PM says visit to India ‘successful’

Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi, who was on a visit to India as a Special Envoy of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”, yesterday described his trip as “successful”.

Manateq to offer 100% ownership to boost FDI inflows

Manateq to offer 100% ownership to boost FDI inflows

State-run special economic zone developer and operator, Manateq, is offering 100% ownership in one of its SEZs to attract more foreign direct investments ...

UK diplomat to oversee EU terrorism response

UK diplomat to oversee EU terrorism response

Britain’s nominee for the European Commission will be put in charge of crafting a response to terrorism and promoting intelligence-sharing, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said, a tough role amid a spate of attacks in western Europe.

Kalam memorial opens

Kalam memorial opens

In a tribute to former President A P J Abdul Kalam on his first death anniversary, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal yesterday inaugurated a memorial in his name in the national capital.

Pakistan parliament to vote on honour killing, rape laws

Pakistan parliament to vote on honour killing, rape laws

Pakistan's law minister on Thursday announced that bills aimed at tackling "honour killings" and boosting rape convictions would soon be voted on by parliament, days after the murder of a social media star by her brother.

Cabinet approves draft decision on tax exemption committee

Cabinet approves draft decision on tax exemption committee

The weekly Cabinet meeting, chaired by HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thnai, yesterday approved a draft decision amending some provisions of decision No 18 of 2011 on nominating the president and members of the tax exemption committee,

Modi hosts British royals for musical lunch

Modi hosts British royals for musical lunch

Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sat down to a musical lunch with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as they continued a first tour of India.