Gulf Times - Asian-elephant
Mammoth move: loneliest elephant heads to Cambodia after Cher campaign

Mammoth move: loneliest elephant heads to Cambodia after Cher campaign

Following years of public outcry and campaigning by American pop star Cher, the "world's loneliest elephant" embarked Sunday on a mammoth move from Pakistan to retirement in a Cambodian sanctuary.

Elephant electrocuted in Bangladesh

Elephant electrocuted in Bangladesh

An endangered Asian elephant died on Friday after being electrocuted by a low-hanging high-voltage wire in southeastern Bangladesh, officials said.

Belgian zoo delighted at Asian elephant's birth

Belgian zoo delighted at Asian elephant's birth

A healthy male Asian elephant was born at a Belgian zoo on Tuesday in what keepers say is welcome news for their breeding programme after the death of a calf last year.

Qatar ready to discuss "legitimate issues": Foreign Minister

Qatar ready to discuss "legitimate issues": Foreign Minister

Qatar is ready to discuss "legitimate issues" with Arab states to end a regional crisis, but it said a list presented by them last week contained some demands that were impossible to be met because they were not true.

HMC opens two new services

HMC opens two new services

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has inaugurated a new satellite office for the Home Healthcare Services (HHCS) and bespoke Seating and Mobility Service, located in a building adjacent to the Al Wakra Health Centre.

Fed to hike but avoid signalling faster pace: Decision-day guide

Fed to hike but avoid signalling faster pace: Decision-day guide

Federal Reserve officials are widely expected to announce an interest-rate increase this week amid buoyancy in the stock market and indications the US economy continues to grow steadily, without signalling they anticipate accelerating their pace of policy tightening.

CRA holds workshops to highlight importance of ‘effective competition’

CRA holds workshops to highlight importance of ‘effective competition’

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has conducted a series of intensive workshops highlighting the importance of effective competition in the country’s telecommunications sector.

Grace closes in on repeat feat

Grace closes in on repeat feat

Branden Grace is hoping to take inspiration from his 2015 triumph as he looks to become the first player to successfully defend the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters title.

Tutankhamun mask repair ‘by year-end’

Tutankhamun mask repair ‘by year-end’

Restoration experts aim to have removed a crust of dried glue from the beard of boy pharaoh Tutankhamun’s priceless golden mask...

 Japan elite stock gauge to get surprise new addition

Japan elite stock gauge to get surprise new addition

A stock index showcasing Japan’s best companies is about to include one of its most controversial: the utility behind the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.