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UN relief agency thanks Qatar for $50mn donation

UN relief agency thanks Qatar for $50mn donation

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has expressed gratitude to Qatar for donating $50mn to the agency during the extraordinary ministerial meeting to support UNRWA.

Syria fighting eases as safe zones plan begins

Syria fighting eases as safe zones plan begins

Fighting subsided in Syria yesterday after a deal signed by government backers Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey to create four “de-escalation zones” began to take effect.

ADB president calls for investment in infrastructure, innovation

ADB president calls for investment in infrastructure, innovation

The ADB will establish a fund for high-level technology projects, aiming to promote the use of advanced and clean technologies to tackle challenges in developing member countries

Strong winds, low visibility on Saturday

Strong winds, low visibility on Saturday

Strong winds are expected in most parts of the country on Saturday along with low visibility in some places and a cold night, the Qatar Met department has said. The weather office has also issued a warning for strong winds and high seas in offshore areas.

Italy out-think Belgium to claim a shock win

Italy out-think Belgium to claim a shock win

Underdogs Italy produced a tactical masterclass to defeat Belgium 2-0 in Lyon yesterday and inflict a shock defeat on one of the favourites for Euro 2016.

Libyan forces 'retake port' in jihadist bastion Sirte

Libyan forces 'retake port' in jihadist bastion Sirte

Forces allied with Libya's unity government said Saturday they had recaptured the port in the jihadist stronghold of Sirte from Islamic State group fighters who are surrounded inside the city.

Fish eyes life inside a jelly’s belly

Fish eyes life inside a jelly’s belly

A fish has been pictured swimming inside a jellyfish off Australia’s east coast in a remarkable and rare image that has gone viral, with more than 2mn online views.

French rail strike bites amid reform standoff

French rail strike bites amid reform standoff

Striking rail workers yesterday halted about half of French train services in a dispute over working time as a standoff between the militant CGT