Syria rebels retaliate after deadly Russia strike

Syria rebels retaliate after deadly Russia strike

Syrian rebels pounded regime forces with rocket and artillery fire in northwest Syria Tuesday, a day after Russian aircraft killed dozens among their ranks, a monitor said.

Regime forces advance in Syria's battered Ghouta

Regime forces advance in Syria's battered Ghouta

Syrian regime forces have advanced inside Eastern Ghouta, a monitor said on Saturday, as fighting intensifies on the ground to retake the battered rebel enclave east of Damascus.

Syria regime takes on two rebel bastions

Syria regime takes on two rebel bastions

Regime forces upped the pressure on two of the last rebel bastions in Syria on Monday, pounding the Eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus and the northern province of Idlib.

New Zealand leaders vie to woo kingmaker Peters

New Zealand leaders vie to woo kingmaker Peters

Both of New Zealand’s major political parties moved to open coalition negotiations with maverick MP Winston Peters yesterday after the country’s general election stalemate left him in the position of kingmaker.

QIB wins ‘Product Innovator of the Year’ award from Global Finance

QIB wins ‘Product Innovator of the Year’ award from Global Finance

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has received the ‘Product Innovation Award’ under the Islamic Finance category from Global Finance for the bank’s efforts in introducing innovative Shariah-compliant products, including long-term deposits with flexible profit payment options.

Peerless Federer rolls on with win over del Potro

Peerless Federer rolls on with win over del Potro

Roger Federer produced another dazzling performance on Monday, easing past Juan Martin del Potro in the third round at the Miami Open.

‘Massive response’ call to avert Somali famine

‘Massive response’ call to avert Somali famine

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged the international community to take action to avert famine in Somalia where a biting drought has left three million people going hungry.

May backs new Heathrow runway

May backs new Heathrow runway

The government backed a $22bn expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport yesterday, ending 25 years of indecision with an ambitious plan to boost global trade links following the vote to leave the European Union.

Air India pilot fails alcohol test after landing

Air India pilot fails alcohol test after landing

An Air India pilot failed an alcohol breath analyser test after landing an international flight and has been suspended while an inquiry is conducted into his case, an airline official said on Thursday.

Defence Minister visits US military facilities

Defence Minister visits US military facilities

HE the Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah has toured the Brooke Army Medical Centre Foundation, the Defence Medical Readiness Training Institute, Military Medical Centre and School,

QFB set to make its debut on QSE today

QFB set to make its debut on QSE today

Qatar First Bank (QFB), which has an attractive pipeline of deals targeted for completion during 2016 and 2017, will make its debut on the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) today, ....

Security plan informed by Paris attacks: US official

Security plan informed by Paris attacks: US official

US law enforcement officials preparing for Super Bowl 50 have worked with their French counterparts to learn from last year’s deadly attacks in Paris.