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Fireworks light up Doha sky

A spectacular fireworks display at Katara - the Cultural Village in celebration of Eid al-Fitr 2017. Katara is among the various venues hosting Eid activities, with a large number of people turning up to enjoy the festivities through the day. PICTURE: Jayan Orma 01:24:43 AM
Demands on Qatar very provocative, says Germany Demands challenge Qatar’s sovereignty, says German FM It will be difficult for Doha to support demands: Gabriel Iran urges Europe to use its influence to defuse tensions Zarif calls for a new regional dialogue forum for the Gulf countries 01:19:04 AM
Emir and Bouteflika exchange Eid greetings His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani exchanged greetings with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, during a telephone conversation the Emir held yesterday evening. 01:15:32 AM


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Mosul neighborhood captured from IS- Iraqi military

Iraqi troops have captured Mosul's al-Faruq neighborhood, in the northwestern side of the Old City, from Islamic State militants, the military said. 12:53:40 PM
Erdogan dismisses pledges over weapons for Kurds in Syria Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan dismissed on Sunday as a trick a reported US promise that weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria would be returned after the defeat of Islamic State. 06:01:19 PM
Turkey's Erdogan says Saudi demands on Qatar unlawful Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday welcomed Qatar's dismissal of a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating crisis ... 12:05:33 PM


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No US arms to GCC states until dispute is resolved

GCC chose Trump’s visit to Riyadh to devolve into conflict, says influential Republican Senator 01:07:23 AM
Supreme Court revives Trump’s travel ban The US Supreme Court yesterday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no strong ties to the United States while agreeing to decide this fall the legality of the order 12:08:48 AM
Firefighters in Utah have ‘good day’ Firefighters battling a wildfire in south-west Utah said they had had a “good day” Sunday in their fight to contain a 42,800-acre fire. 12:07:26 AM


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Opec gets another supply headache from surging Brazilian crude exports

Brazil’s most crippling recession on record is complicating life for Opec. 11:01:57 PM
Italy commits $19bn for Veneto banks in biggest rescue Italy orchestrated its biggest bank rescue on record, committing as much as €17bn ($19bn) to clean up two failed banks in one of its wealthiest regions, a deal that raises questions about the consistency of Europe’s bank regulations. 10:58:25 PM
Dark-pool clampdown seen ensnaring Europe equities If fund managers want to keep trading in European dark pools, they will need a big overhaul of their practices before new rules kick in next year. 10:53:46 PM


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Hamilton may hit Vettel: Merc boss

A crazy Sebastian Vettel ‘freaked out’ under pressure in his ‘road rage’ eruption during Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix — and is likely to be hit back with Lewis Hamilton’s fist, according to Mercedes boss Niki Lauda. 11:26:28 PM
Aussie challenger ready for war with Pacquiao Australian boxer Jeff Horn, who is set to battle Manny Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight title, is preparing for a brutal grinding fight of close combat in the biggest bout of his career this weekend. 11:24:39 PM
Timing key for Eastbourne wildcard, says Djokovic Novak Djokovic yesterday credited perfect timing on his decision to seek a wild card at Eastbourne for the struggling Serb’s first Wimbledon warm-up event in seven years. 11:20:53 PM


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The Push to outer limits

Imagine: Every morning begins with an unobscured, brilliantly multicoloured sunrise and overwhelming gusts of wind racing through Yosemite Valley. 11:18:53 PM
Luke Combs, the ‘ordinary person’ pop star You would never believe Luke Combs was a pop star. 11:15:27 PM
The long, uneven road as refugees pursue their dreams in Germany Dawed Suleiman is smoking and relaxing with the others during his lunch break at the LEB language school in Hanover. 11:11:50 PM


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Burundi crisis continues to bite

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intention to seek a disputed third term more than two years ago, spawning a period of unrest marked by extrajudicial killings, a failed coup, and ethnic division. 10:27:14 PM
Senegal’s corner shops go digital to track trade Corner shops, markets and street traders are still the traditional way most Senegalese do their shopping, but micro-businesses are turning to digital means of tracking clients in the west African nation’s informal economy. 10:26:35 PM
Relatives of people with cirrhosis also at risk If a parent or sibling has cirrhosis due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a person’s odds of having liver scarring are more than 12 times higher than for people without close relatives who have this condition, a small study finds. 10:25:46 PM


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The Khalifa International Stadium

The Khalifa International Stadium, which is hosting the Emir Cup final on Friday, will give spectators a new experience ... 12:08:25 PM
1st International Kite Festival at Aspire Park Qatar residents and visitors have the opportunity to witness some of the most beautiful and unique kites soaring through Doha’s skies for five days from Tuesday at the 1st International Kite Festival. 02:25:38 PM
Fireworks at QIFF 2017 Fireworks light up the evening sky yesterday above the Hotel Park, the venue of the 8th edition of the Qatar International Food Festival, which runs until April 8. 12:33:49 PM