19 December 2016
Doha, QNA

General Authority of Customs announced that Custom officials at Hamad International Airport seized 30 kilograms of the drug “Marijuana” from Asian travelers.

An official statement in this regard says that a number of bags were suspected by the authorities on arrival. Upon checking the baggage, … Read More

Trabzon-Turkey, December 18 (QNA)

Emir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and president of Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan co-chaired the Second meeting of Qatari-Turkish Supreme Strategic Committee held in the Turkish city of Trabzon on Sunday.

Turkish President said that the meeting was held on an … Read More

Doha, Qatar
18 December 2016

United Development Company (UDC), one of the leading Qatari public shareholding companies and The Commercial Bank Qatar have signed a financing agreement worth QR 730 million to fund the construction of “Al-Mutahidah Towers”, a flagship project in The Pearl-Qatar.

The agreement was signed on December 15 by Ibrahim … Read More

December 17, 2016

The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) recently celebrated its 40th anniversary under the patronage of Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry, who was present in the 40th anniversary of GOIC inception. Among guests present included renowned Gulf economists, industrialists and journalists at … Read More

By Ilhan Toprak and Tuba Karahan


(AA) At least 13 soldiers were martyred and 48 others wounded in a car bomb attack in central Turkey’s Kayseri province on Saturday, according to the military.

The Turkish General Staff said in a statement the attack targeted a public bus carrying off-duty troops near … Read More

Hurriyet Daily News
17 Dec 2016
Sevil Erkuş – ANKARA

Turkish media reported this morning that US prime intelligence agency CIA has sent a written apology to Turkey on it’s 2014 report on alleged relations between Turkey and the ISIL.

Popular ‘Daily News’ says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the CIA … Read More

04 Dec 2016

Over 1,000 cats took part at the International Cat Show of Grand-Prix Royal Canin, Moscow (Russia) during 3-4 December 2016.

First Place Award in Best Kitten Category won by Short hair Black Pearl KARAMBO, owner – Miss Khalikova

First Place Award in Best Neutered Category award won by Abyssinian, … Read More

Riyadh, December 15 (QNA)

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member-states have expressed concern over dragging the name of the State of Qatar in heinous crime of the attack on the church of St Peter and St Paul, attached to the St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Egypt’s capital Cairo, calling it unacceptable.

In … Read More

MANILA, Dec. 16 (PNA)

The Philippines has condemned the twin bombings that rocked central Istanbul on December 10, killing 44 people and wounding 166. Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said 30 police officers were among the 44 dead.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued this statement released to the media on … Read More

The U.S. Senate has passed 30 days before the expiry of Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) on 1st of December 2016, a 10-year extension of sanctions against Iran on Thursday.

The measure passed by 99-0. It passed the House of Representatives nearly unanimously in November. However, US President Barack Obama, unexpected declined … Read More


One civilian embraced Shahadat and four school children were injured when Indian troops violating ceasefire
sanctity targeted a school van at the Line of Control (LoC) in Nakial sector on Friday morning.

An Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said today.

As per Official News Agency of Pakistan, APP, Pakistan on … Read More

December 15, 2016 3:00 am JST
DAISUKE HARASHIMA, Nikkei staff writer
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