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ICC Qatar to organise ‘Incoterms 2020 Training’ in Doha

ICC Qatar to organise ‘Incoterms 2020 Training’ in Doha

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Qatar will organise the ‘ICC Qatar Incoterms 2020 Training’ slated on November 6 at the Ritz-Carlton Doha
10/15/2019 8:35:01 PM
Qatar welcomes 1.35mn visitors in first eight months of 2019

Qatar welcomes 1.35mn visitors in first eight months of 2019

Qatar’s hotel inventory stood at 27,288 keys at the end of September 2019, spread across a total of 132 establishments, consultancy firm ValuStrat said.
10/15/2019 8:22:02 PM
Al Khaliji net profit rises 6% to QR497mn in third quarter

Al Khaliji net profit rises 6% to QR497mn in third quarter

Al Khalij Commercial Bank (Al Khaliji) has posted a net profit of QR497mn at the end of the third quarter, which represents a 6% growth year on year.
10/15/2019 8:13:10 PM
QSE gains more than 26 points on strong buying interests in transport, telecom sectors

QSE gains more than 26 points on strong buying interests in transport, telecom sectors

The Qatar Stock Exchange witnessed strong buying interests in transport and telecom sectors and its key index gained more than 26 points Tuesday.
10/15/2019 8:02:01 PM
Google unveils Pixel 4 phones with radar, more affordable laptop

Google unveils Pixel 4 phones with radar, more affordable laptop

Alphabet Inc's Google unveiled new Pixel smartphones with higher quality cameras, a radar sensor and faster virtual assistant on Tuesday, but failed to provide enough to set the devices apart from rivals and nix concerns about price.
10/15/2019 7:30:11 PM
Dutch family found in cellar 'waiting for end of time'

Dutch family found in cellar 'waiting for end of time'

Dutch police found a family of seven people hidden in the basement of a remote farmhouse where they had reportedly spent years "waiting for the end of time", officials said Tuesday.
10/15/2019 7:02:25 PM
Britain to complete plan next year to reach net zero transport emissions

Britain to complete plan next year to reach net zero transport emissions

Britain said on Tuesday it would complete a plan next year to achieve net zero emissions from all forms of transport
10/15/2019 6:46:56 PM
Career US diplomat testifies at House impeachment inquiry on Trump's Ukraine dealings

Career US diplomat testifies at House impeachment inquiry on Trump's Ukraine dealings

The Democratic-led US House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday questioned George Kent
10/15/2019 6:37:33 PM
France, Netherlands sceptical on starting EU Western Balkan accession

France, Netherlands sceptical on starting EU Western Balkan accession

EU ministers were to decide on Tuesday whether Albania and North Macedonia could start formal talks to join the European Union, as French officials have indicated ...
10/15/2019 2:10:47 PM
Nearly one billion euros raised, pledged for Notre-Dame rebuild

Nearly one billion euros raised, pledged for Notre-Dame rebuild

Six months after a blaze caused devastating damage to Paris' Notre-Dame cathedral, nearly one billion euros have been paid or pledged to rebuild the edifice, France's culture minister said Tuesday.
10/15/2019 1:39:47 PM
South Africa's Zuma to appeal decision he must face graft charges

South Africa's Zuma to appeal decision he must face graft charges

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will appeal a high court decision to deny him a permanent stay of prosecution on charges related to a $2 billion arms deal, his lawyers said on Tuesday.
10/15/2019 1:29:54 PM
Brexit deal ‘more and more difficult’ this week, EU summit to mull delay

Brexit deal ‘more and more difficult’ this week, EU summit to mull delay

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator said on Tuesday that reaching a deal on Britain's departure from the bloc before the scheduled date of Oct. 31 had become ‘more and more difficult’ ...
10/15/2019 12:19:02 PM
India looks into Flipkart, Amazon festive discounts after retailer complaints

India looks into Flipkart, Amazon festive discounts after retailer complaints

The Indian government is looking into whether hefty discounts offered on Walmart-owned Flipkart and Amazon.com during their online festive sales violate foreign investment rules, a commerce ministry official told ...
10/15/2019 12:12:56 PM
Waves Trading & Contracting W.L.L Pioneering Qatar’s global transformation

Waves Trading & Contracting W.L.L Pioneering Qatar’s global transformation

Recently concluded World Athletic Championships won Qatar both glory and praise from around the world for its successful run and impeccable facilities it offered.
10/15/2019 11:44:10 AM
Fans, celebrities mourn death of K-pop star Sulli

Fans, celebrities mourn death of K-pop star Sulli

Fans and fellow performers on Tuesday mourned the death of a K-pop star who had long been the target of online bullying, some calling for greater mental health support for those working in the country ...
10/15/2019 10:47:19 AM
Mozambique votes in tense, high-stakes election

Mozambique votes in tense, high-stakes election

Mozambicans voted on Tuesday in an election widely expected to result in the ruling Frelimo party extending its decades-long rule over a country that is set to become one of the world's main gas exporters.
10/15/2019 10:42:32 AM
Three hurt as asylum-seekers clash on Greek island

Three hurt as asylum-seekers clash on Greek island

At least three people were hurt in a clash between asylum-seekers in a town on the Greek island of Samos, police sources said Tuesday.
10/15/2019 10:01:37 AM
Rescuers slog through mud as Japan typhoon death toll rises to 66

Rescuers slog through mud as Japan typhoon death toll rises to 66

The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing ...
10/15/2019 9:51:01 AM
Hong Kong makes police housing areas off limits to protesters

Hong Kong makes police housing areas off limits to protesters

A Hong Kong court has granted an injunction to ban anyone from blocking or damaging areas used to house married police officers and other disciplined services that have been targeted ...
10/15/2019 9:00:44 AM
Police chief quits amid narcotics scandal

Police chief quits amid narcotics scandal

The Philippines’ top policeman, who leads the nation’s deadly drugs crackdown, quit yesterday as he faces allegations of protecting officers accused of selling a huge haul of seized narcotics.
10/15/2019 1:47:08 AM
Unrest ends as Moreno to repeal fuel subsidy cuts

Unrest ends as Moreno to repeal fuel subsidy cuts

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno yesterday said he would repeal a decree that slashed IMF-backed fuel subsidies “in coming hours,” confirming that he had given into a key demand of protesters who had spent nearly two weeks agitating against it.
10/15/2019 1:44:28 AM
FM meets Antigua counterpart

FM meets Antigua counterpart

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani met the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade of Antigua and Barbuda Paul Greene, who is currently visiting Qatar.
10/15/2019 1:43:42 AM
QBRI in research partnership with global biotech company

QBRI in research partnership with global biotech company

Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), is partnering with global biotech company, Sengenics, to establish a platform for advancing research related to cancer, diabetes, and neurological disorders.
10/15/2019 1:42:14 AM
Nobel prize winner comes from family of economists

Nobel prize winner comes from family of economists

Indian politicians and academics cheered the Nobel economics prize awarded yesterday to Indian-born American Abhijit Banerjee, whose proud mother told visitors crowding into her apartment that he came from “a family of economists”.
10/15/2019 1:40:49 AM
Protests after Spain imprisons Catalan leaders

Protests after Spain imprisons Catalan leaders

Spain’s Supreme Court has sentenced nine separatist leaders from Catalonia to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in a failed independence bid, triggering protests across the region.
10/15/2019 1:38:15 AM
Doha hosts global conference on mental health

Doha hosts global conference on mental health

The international conference on confidentiality and information sharing in mental health was held yesterday at Qatar National Convention Centre.
10/15/2019 1:36:21 AM
US diplomat’s wife must face UK justice, say Dunn’s parents

US diplomat’s wife must face UK justice, say Dunn’s parents

The parents of Harry Dunn have given their first US TV interview, recounting the death of their son in a road accident as part of a campaign to pressure a US diplomat’s wife involved in the collision to return to the UK and face police questioning.
10/15/2019 1:35:05 AM
Al-Hammadi inaugurates foreign ministry’s diplomatic portal

Al-Hammadi inaugurates foreign ministry’s diplomatic portal

HE the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr Ahmed bin Hassan al-Hammadi yesterday inaugurated the Diplomatic Portal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (dp.mofa.gov.qa).
10/15/2019 1:34:03 AM
Japan searches for typhoon survivors as toll rises to 56

Japan searches for typhoon survivors as toll rises to 56

Tens of thousands of rescuers worked into the night yesterday to find survivors of a powerful typhoon in Japan that killed at least 56 people, as fresh rain threatened to hamper their efforts.
10/15/2019 1:31:15 AM
Ooredoo-sponsored play on elders ‘a huge success’

Ooredoo-sponsored play on elders ‘a huge success’

Ooredoo yesterday said a play it sponsored to celebrate International Day of Older Persons was “a huge success”, as shown by the many photographs and social media shares of the event.
10/15/2019 1:28:52 AM
Johnson repeats Brexit vow as EU talks at critical point

Johnson repeats Brexit vow as EU talks at critical point

Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday repeated that Britain must leave the EU on October 31, as divorce talks resumed in Brussels in a pivotal week that could define how and when Brexit finally happens.
10/15/2019 1:28:26 AM
National security will be top priority: Lanka candidate

National security will be top priority: Lanka candidate

Sri Lankan presidential candidate and former defence minister, Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that he was committed to make his country a secure, prosperous nation where all communities could co-exist in harmony.
10/15/2019 1:25:19 AM