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Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after nearly 10 years

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after nearly 10 years

A Swedish prosecutor dropped an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ending the near decade-old case that had sent the anti-secrecy campaigner ...
11/19/2019 5:53:28 PM
Protesters force parliament to postpone session in Lebanon

Protesters force parliament to postpone session in Lebanon

Lebanon's parliament postponed its session on Tuesday after hundreds of anti-government protesters blocked all roads leading to the assembly in central Beirut, preventing lawmakers from reaching the area.
11/19/2019 5:40:46 PM
Afghanistan's president claims victory over Islamic State

Afghanistan's president claims victory over Islamic State

Security forces have ‘obliterated’ Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday, hours after a prisoner swap with Taliban insurgents raised hopes of a lull in violence in the country.
11/19/2019 5:21:23 PM
MoPH, Public Health England ink pact to bolster cooperation

MoPH, Public Health England ink pact to bolster cooperation

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has signed Tuesday a memorandum of understanding with Public Health England
11/19/2019 2:38:04 PM
MoTC launches Doha Metro Gold Line Thursday

MoTC launches Doha Metro Gold Line Thursday

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has announced that the trial operation of the Doha Metro's Gold Line will start for the public this Thursday
11/19/2019 2:20:51 PM
US vows more support for Philippines amid tensions in South China Sea

US vows more support for Philippines amid tensions in South China Sea

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday vowed more support for the Philippines in efforts to modernize the country's military and improve maritime security as tensions build over the disputed South China Sea.
11/19/2019 2:02:08 PM
Iraqi protesters block gate to Khor al-Zubair port

Iraqi protesters block gate to Khor al-Zubair port

Protesters have blocked the entrance to Iraq's Khor al-Zubair commodities port near Basra, preventing trucks from entering, port officials told Reuters on Tuesday
11/19/2019 1:54:05 PM
Amnesty calls on Spain to release two of the jailed Catalan leaders

Amnesty calls on Spain to release two of the jailed Catalan leaders

Amnesty International on Tuesday called for the immediate release of two jailed Catalan leaders, saying that what it described as a "vague" and "overly broad"
11/19/2019 1:42:42 PM
Thundery rain, strong wind likely today

Thundery rain, strong wind likely today

Weather inshore until 6pm on Tuesday will be partly cloudy to cloudy with chance of scattered rain maybe thundery at times with blowing dust at places
11/19/2019 1:22:12 PM
Taiwan president says China interfering in election 'every day'

Taiwan president says China interfering in election 'every day'

China is interfering in Taiwan's elections "every day" as it seeks to damage the island's democracy, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday
11/19/2019 12:37:28 PM
15 killed in north China mine blast

15 killed in north China mine blast

A coal mine explosion killed 15 people in north China's Shanxi province, state media reported Tuesday.
11/19/2019 12:33:41 PM
Student protesters hold out as Hong Kong leader urges peaceful resolution

Student protesters hold out as Hong Kong leader urges peaceful resolution

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a standoff between police and a hold-out group of anti-government protesters at a university
11/19/2019 10:51:30 AM
China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution

China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution

China insisted Tuesday it alone held the authority to rule on constitutional matters in Hong Kong, as it condemned a decision by the city's high court to overturn a ban on face masks worn by pro-democracy protesters.
11/19/2019 10:45:05 AM
Convicted ex-PM Sharif leaves Pakistan for medical treatment in London

Convicted ex-PM Sharif leaves Pakistan for medical treatment in London

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif left Pakistan on Tuesday in an air ambulance to receive medical treatment in London, his party said on Tuesday
11/19/2019 10:40:19 AM
Three Iran security personnel killed by 'rioters'

Three Iran security personnel killed by 'rioters'

Three members of the Iranian security forces have been stabbed to death by "rioters" near Tehran, the ISNA and Fars news agencies reported late Monday.
11/19/2019 10:36:05 AM
Besieged by protesters, Lebanon assembly postpones session

Besieged by protesters, Lebanon assembly postpones session

Lebanon's parliament, besieged by angry protesters, Tuesday for a second time postponed a session that had been due to discuss draft laws which critics charge would let corrupt politicians off the hook.
11/19/2019 10:14:43 AM
Ooredoo Strategic Sponsor for Ajyal Film Festival 2019

Ooredoo Strategic Sponsor for Ajyal Film Festival 2019

Ooredoo has announced that it is the Strategic Sponsor for Ajyal Film Festival 2019 and will also again present the ‘Made in Qatar’ programme at the festival.
11/19/2019 2:01:02 AM
Interactive events,  award-winning movies to delight audiences at Ajyal

Interactive events, award-winning movies to delight audiences at Ajyal

An array of award-winning films and events for the whole family will take centre stage today, the second day of Ajyal Film Festival 2019, the annual cinema event hosted by the Doha Film Institute (DFI) at Katara
11/19/2019 1:59:57 AM
German envoy thanks Qatar for continued support

German envoy thanks Qatar for continued support

On the occasion of the ‘Day of Unity’ (German National Day) in Doha on November 20 (tomorrow), ambassador Hans-Udo Muzel has expressed gratitude for Qatar’s support and shared vision for a unified Germany.
11/19/2019 1:32:26 AM
Mega draw for LuLu-Ali Bin Ali (PCP) Promotion conducted at hypermarket

Mega draw for LuLu-Ali Bin Ali (PCP) Promotion conducted at hypermarket

The mega draw for the LuLu-Ali Bin Ali (Prime Consumer Products Division) Promotion was conducted at LuLu Hypermarket, D-Ring Road branch, yesterday.
11/19/2019 1:30:27 AM
Barwa Bank announces November draw winners of Thara’a account

Barwa Bank announces November draw winners of Thara’a account

Barwa Bank has announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah-compliant savings account, at the bank’s headquarters. Tamim al-Shaiba and Ayad Aldulaimi each won a cash prize of QR10,000.
11/19/2019 1:29:07 AM
Doctors achieve robotic procedure milestone

Doctors achieve robotic procedure milestone

A team of surgeons at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has performed the first kidney stone treatment procedure using the Roboflex surgical robot at Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital (HMGH).
11/19/2019 1:28:23 AM
Doha Institute forum discusses pre-colonial Arab-Islamic history

Doha Institute forum discusses pre-colonial Arab-Islamic history

The Leadership Forum in pre-Colonial Arab Islamic social and political history, organised by the Sociology and Anthropology Programme at the Doha Institute of Graduate Studies, kicked off yesterday.
11/19/2019 1:25:47 AM
WISE Summit 2019 to discuss pressing issues

WISE Summit 2019 to discuss pressing issues

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), will reflect this year Qatar’s commitment to addressing a number of pressing issues
11/19/2019 1:24:09 AM
Probe into suspected cases of food poisoning

Probe into suspected cases of food poisoning

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) yesterday issued a statement saying it launched an investigation after receiving a report about three suspected cases of food poisoning from the same family.
11/19/2019 1:21:53 AM
Planned cut in corporation tax to be shelved: PM

Planned cut in corporation tax to be shelved: PM

Boris Johnson has told business leaders he will shelve a planned cut in corporation tax, claiming he would put £6bn into public services instead.
11/19/2019 1:21:00 AM
Doha Learning Days presents ‘exciting activities’

Doha Learning Days presents ‘exciting activities’

Education City has been a hive of activity during Doha Learning Days (DLD), the country’s first experiential learning festival.
11/19/2019 1:20:15 AM
How the Library of Wonders is inspiring learning through discovery

How the Library of Wonders is inspiring learning through discovery

Qatar Reads’ Library of Wonders is a multi-sensory educational experience that “excites and captivates” children of all ages by inspiring learning through curiosity and discovery. The mobile activation is currently stationed on Education City’s Green Spine as part of WISE’s Doha Learning Days
11/19/2019 1:17:48 AM
More trouble for PM as Arcuri probe ‘to widen’

More trouble for PM as Arcuri probe ‘to widen’

An investigation into the prime minister’s relationship with the US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri will also review an affair that Boris Johnson failed to declare when he was mayor of London, the Guardian revealed.
11/19/2019 1:16:28 AM
QNL, WIPO sign pact on cross-border exchange of books

QNL, WIPO sign pact on cross-border exchange of books

Qatar National Library (QNL) has signed an agreement with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), paving the way for the library to be part of the cross-border exchange of accessible books among the entities of the Accessible Books Consortium Global
11/19/2019 1:16:08 AM
Minister opens first Qatar Public Health Conference

Minister opens first Qatar Public Health Conference

HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari inaugurated the first Qatar Public Health Conference yesterday.
11/19/2019 1:14:42 AM
Russia returns seized Ukrainian naval ships

Russia returns seized Ukrainian naval ships

Russian authorities returned several seized Ukrainian naval ships yesterday in the run-up to peace talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy next month.
11/19/2019 1:10:44 AM