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Local banking industry benefits from Qatar's economic growth: Al-Shaibei

Local banking industry benefits from Qatar's economic growth: Al-Shaibei

Qatar’s banking sector continues to benefit from the country’s economic expansion, solid fundamentals and relatively stable oil price, said QIIB chief executive officer Dr Abdulbasit Ahmad al-Shaibei.
7/20/2019 8:21:30 PM
World-class infrastructure key to transforming Qatar into trade hub

World-class infrastructure key to transforming Qatar into trade hub

Topnotch infrastructure in Qatar’s maritime sector has played a significant role in positioning the country among the world’s leading hubs for local and foreign trade flows ...
7/20/2019 8:14:41 PM
Thompson wins 200m in London as Muir storms to victory in 1500m

Thompson wins 200m in London as Muir storms to victory in 1500m

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson cruised to victory in the 200 metres at the Anniversary Games in London on Saturday as home favourite Laura Muir destroyed the field in the 1500m.
7/20/2019 7:44:39 PM
UK calls seizure of ship a ‘hostile act’; Iran releases video of capture

UK calls seizure of ship a ‘hostile act’; Iran releases video of capture

Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a ‘hostile act’ on Saturday, rejecting Tehran's explanation that it had seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident.
7/20/2019 7:04:33 PM
Over 20,000 rally in Moscow as election anger boils over

Over 20,000 rally in Moscow as election anger boils over

More than 22,000 people packed a Moscow square Saturday to demand free and fair local polls, incensed by the authorities' refusal to put popular opposition candidates on the ballot.
7/20/2019 6:54:31 PM
Flooding and landslides take more lives in South Asia

Flooding and landslides take more lives in South Asia

More than 350 people have now died as a result of flooding and landslides in South Asia brought on by heavy monsoon rains over the past few weeks, officials said Saturday.
7/20/2019 6:37:54 PM
17 people killed in Ethiopia during unrest over Sidama autonomy

17 people killed in Ethiopia during unrest over Sidama autonomy

At least 17 people have been killed in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists seeking a new autonomous region for their Sidama ethnic group ...
7/20/2019 6:22:17 PM
Trump offers to guarantee bail for rapper ASAP Rocky

Trump offers to guarantee bail for rapper ASAP Rocky

US President Donald Trump offered Saturday to guarantee the bail of rapper ASAP Rocky, detained in Sweden on suspicion of assault following a street brawl.
7/20/2019 6:06:17 PM
Two soldiers, civilian killed in east Ukraine ahead of polls

Two soldiers, civilian killed in east Ukraine ahead of polls

Two Ukrainian soldiers and one civilian were killed in incidents involving Kremlin-backed separatists, Kiev said Saturday, a day before the country votes in a parliamentary election.
7/20/2019 3:37:54 PM
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen

Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen

The Vatican on Saturday opened two burial chambers discovered under a trapdoor as it attempts to get to the bottom of a riddle involving two 19th century princesses and a teenager who went missing 36 years ago.
7/20/2019 3:22:09 PM
Thousands gather in German city to protest against far-right rally

Thousands gather in German city to protest against far-right rally

Around 8,000 people gathered on Saturday in the German city Kassel to protest against far-right extremism seven weeks after the killing of local politician Walter Luebcke.
7/20/2019 2:04:35 PM
European powers urge Iran to release British-flagged tanker

European powers urge Iran to release British-flagged tanker

European powers urged Iran on Saturday to release a British-flagged tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz in what Britain called a "dangerous" move, warning its ships to avoid the strategic waterway.
7/20/2019 1:47:44 PM
Government supporters rally in Hong Kong to seek end to violence

Government supporters rally in Hong Kong to seek end to violence

Thousands gathered in Hong Kong on Sunday for a pro-government rally to call for an end to violence, after a wave of protests against an extradition bill
7/20/2019 1:32:14 PM
Tourists discover 50 dead pilot whales in Iceland

Tourists discover 50 dead pilot whales in Iceland

US tourists on a helicopter ride over western Iceland spotted about 50 dead pilot whales on a beach, radio station RUV reported.
7/20/2019 12:32:05 PM
India, Philippines ask Iran to free crew of seized British-flagged tanker

India, Philippines ask Iran to free crew of seized British-flagged tanker

India said Saturday it was in touch with Tehran to secure the release of 18 of its nationals serving on a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz.
7/20/2019 12:14:42 PM
India grounds pilot for sending hijack alert by mistake

India grounds pilot for sending hijack alert by mistake

India has suspended a pilot for accidentally sending a hijack alert to air traffic control during a domestic flight last month, the aviation authority said.
7/20/2019 11:50:41 AM
Libya’s El Sharara oilfield shut down since Friday

Libya’s El Sharara oilfield shut down since Friday

Libya’s El Sharara oilfield, its largest, has been shut down since Friday due to a suspected valve closure and an investigation has been launched
7/20/2019 11:42:47 AM
UK warns British ships to avoid Hormuz Strait

UK warns British ships to avoid Hormuz Strait

London Saturday advised British ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz for "an interim period" following Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker.
7/20/2019 11:12:25 AM
Suspected Japanese arsonist is ex-convict who believed studio stole his novel

Suspected Japanese arsonist is ex-convict who believed studio stole his novel

A man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan's worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted of robbery and carried out the attack
7/20/2019 10:40:57 AM
50 years ago, humanity's first steps on another world

50 years ago, humanity's first steps on another world

Fifty years ago on Saturday, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans in history to set foot on the Moon, an event watched on television by half a billion people.
7/20/2019 9:47:15 AM
Vietnam criticises China over vessels in disputed waters

Vietnam criticises China over vessels in disputed waters

Vietnam has accused China of trespassing and demanded a Chinese survey ship in the South China Sea withdraw in the latest flashpoint over the disputed territory.
7/20/2019 9:38:02 AM
Iran says tanker "ignored distress call", taken to Bandar Abbas port

Iran says tanker "ignored distress call", taken to Bandar Abbas port

The detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was in an accident with an Iranian fishing boat and ignored its distress call, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Saturday, quoting an official.
7/20/2019 9:14:04 AM
Iran seizes British tanker, denies US downed drone

Iran seizes British tanker, denies US downed drone

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said yesterday they had confiscated a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz for breaking “international maritime rules” as tensions mount in the highly sensitive waterway.
7/20/2019 2:03:20 AM
Celebrations in Qatar

Celebrations in Qatar

HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, President of the Qatar Olympic Committee, congratulated Algeria on its Africa Cup of Nations win through a tweet last night even as celebrations in Doha followed the North African team’s victory over Senegal in Cairo.
7/20/2019 2:00:39 AM
Algeria win Africa Cup as Al Sadd star Bounedjah scores

Algeria win Africa Cup as Al Sadd star Bounedjah scores

An early goal by Baghdad Bounedjah, a prolific striker for Qatari club Al Sadd, propelled Algeria to their second Africa Cup of Nations title - and first in 29 years - after a 1-0 victory over Sadio Mane’s Senegal in yesterday’s final in Cairo.
7/20/2019 1:59:17 AM
Environment law violation detected

Environment law violation detected

The Environmental Protection and Wildlife Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment recently detected a violation wherein refuse materials was being disposed of in an undesignated area.
7/20/2019 1:56:11 AM
Sheep market braces for Eid demand

Sheep market braces for Eid demand

Salesmen in the livestock section of Doha Central Market are getting ready to cater to the high demand for sheep anticipated for the upcoming Eid al-Adha. Speaking to local Arabic daily Arrayah, the salesmen stressed that they have stocked considerable quantities of both local and imported sheep.
7/20/2019 1:55:12 AM
Richard Holbrooke: our kind of diplomat

Richard Holbrooke: our kind of diplomat

Our Man, the American journalist George Packer’s new 600-page biography of Richard Holbrooke, is a masterful book, not just for what it says about the late US diplomat himself, but also for how it portrays the evolution of US diplomacy more broadly.
7/20/2019 1:52:31 AM
Climate fears lift Greens’ chances of running Germany

Climate fears lift Greens’ chances of running Germany

A former trampolinist and a children’s author have led the Greens to a spectacular comeback in Germany, raising the once-unthinkable prospect of a Green chancellor succeeding Angela Merkel.
7/20/2019 1:51:27 AM
Benefits of a bland diet

Benefits of a bland diet

A reader asks, “Can you tell me what is a bland diet for a senior citizen? Thank you.” Senior citizen or not, some people think a bland diet is one that is tasteless and boring. Not necessarily so. In the field of clinical nutrition, a bland diet - also referred to as soft or low residue
7/20/2019 1:50:01 AM
A reform opportunity for the IMF

A reform opportunity for the IMF

This month marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Bretton Woods agreement, which established the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. For the IMF, it also marks the start of the process of selecting a new managing director to succeed Christine Lagarde
7/20/2019 1:49:10 AM
PM Khan to meet Trump seeking to mend fences

PM Khan to meet Trump seeking to mend fences

Prime Minister Imran Khan travels to the United States tomorrow hoping the arrest of a militant leader with a $10mn US bounty on his head and progress in Afghan peace talks will help secure a favourable reception.
7/20/2019 12:48:57 AM