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Japan ministers visit controversial Tokyo war shrine

Two Japanese ministers visited a controversial Tokyo war shrine Saturday, the first Cabinet ministers to join a pilgrimage by 100 lawmakers to the spot condemned by China and Korea as a symbol of Japan’s wartime aggression. Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Sanae Takaichi visited the Yasukuni Shrine in downtown Tokyo, a day after the cross-party group of parliamentarians...


‘Capital Taxis’ hit Doha roads

DOHA: The new charcoal grey-roofed ‘Capital Taxis’ hit the road yesterday with a promise to serve all parts of the country, especially localities outside Doha where there is a shortage of taxis. The new service is operated by Ibin Ajayan Trading Group, a leading Qatari company specialising in transportation and automotive business. Ibin Ajayan, exclusive dealers of Skoda cars in Qatar, is the...

Unified tourist visa system in GCC likely

DOHA: GCC countries plan to start their much-touted joint tourist visa system by first targeting expatriates as beneficiaries. This will be done on an experimental basis for security reasons and later, nationals of some 35 countries, many from the Arab bloc, will be able to enjoy the privilege. The idea behind a joint entry visa scheme for the six member states is to boost tourism in a big way. This...

Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Jean Tirole

Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Jean Tirole

Frenchman Wins for Analysis of Market Power and Regulation Jean Tirole, a French economist whose theories about the behavior of large companies underpin modern antitrust regulation, won this year’s...

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British duo in running for Nobel prize for economics

British duo in running for Nobel prize for economics

University of Chicago professors Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen, who won the Nobel economics prize in 2013. They shared it with Yale University’s Robert Shiller. Photograph: UPI The Nobel prize for economics will be awarded tomorrow and there are plenty of candidates in the running for the 8m Swedish krona (£775,000) award. Last year the Royal...

Qatar is Germany’s most important Arab investor

German Ambassador Angelika Storz Chakarji DOHA: With huge trade and investment relations with Germany, Qatar has been accorded as the “most important Arab investor” by the Europe’s largest economy. And the recently concluded first...

Delta Partners Corporate Finance Advises Telecom Operators in Deals Totalling More Than $1 Billion in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

DUBAI, UAE, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Delta Partners Corporate Finance acted as sole strategic and financial advisor on transactions worth more than $1 billion (~€801 million) during the course of 2014 helping telecom...

Large Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility Opened in Qatar

Qatar Solar Energy has launched an enormous solar panel factory in Qatar, and they even want to expand production further to 2.5 GW. Qatar, a country located halfway down the west coast of the Arabian Gulf, has an arid...

Having a sibling makes you selfless

Having a sibling makes you selfless

Siblings uniquely promote the development of sympathy and a quality relationship with a brother or sister increases levels of altruism in teens, a new study has found. ‘A quality relationship with a...

How to be fitter, happier and more successful: stop dreaming and start getting real

How to be fitter, happier and more successful: stop dreaming and start getting real

In 2011, the New York University psychologist Gabriele Oettingen  published the results of an elegant study, conducted with her colleague Heather Kappes, in which participants were deprived of water....

What’s Your Fitness Age?

You already know your chronological age, but do you know your fitness age? A new study of fitness and lifespan suggests that a person’s so-called fitness age – determined primarily by a measure of...

Qatar Airways wins best Middle East airline award for fifth consecutive year

QA Commercial Manager Hong Kong, Yap Kiang Thiam (left), receiving the award. DOHA: Qatar Airways (QA) has been honoured for the fifth consecutive year as Best Middle East Airline at the 2014 Business...

CMU-Q architecture students fascinated by the amalgamation of knowledge, culture & religion at the upcoming Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies building

CMU-Q students visit QFIS

DOHA, QATAR – Fourteen students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, who completed an architecture course this spring, took a tour of the iconic Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) building,...

Qatar supports education for Palestinian youth

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HE Qatar’s Ambassador to Belgium, Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Al Thani met at the Qatar embassy premises in Brussels on Wednesday Pierre Krähenbühl, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief...

Qatar e-Nature school contest: Winners receive prizes

Doha 31st May 2014: Saoud Hassan Mahdi al Haddad of Al Wafaa Model Independent School received the Qatar e-Nature school contest grand prize at a ceremony held on Thursday. The contest, organized by Friends...

SEC adopts new criteria for school fee hike

Doha 06th May 2014: Qatar’s Supreme Council of Education (SEC) on Monday said that it will adopt scientific and transparent evaluation methods to deal with requests from private schools to increase...