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Oryx in franchise deal with Ocean Basket

Doha: Oryx Group for Food Services has announced a new franchise agreement with Ocean Basket, the largest seafood chain in South Africa. The announcement was made in a press conference at Intercontinental Hotel The City, Doha. [Read story...]

Mining declines 40.3pc year-on-year in May

DOHA: The Monthly Producer Price Index of Qatar’s industrial sector showed the country’s “Mining group” witnessing the highest 40.3 percent fall in May 2015 compared to the counterpart index of the corresponding month last year. However, when compare [Read story...]

500 jobs for Qataris soon

DOHA: Some 500 jobs are on offer in the private and other sectors for Qataris with different educational backgrounds but they must attend a rigorous six-month training programme and pass English language skill test to be able to grab those positions. [Read story...]

Qatar backs Turkey over bombing

Doha: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday expressed Qatar’s reservation over Arab League Secretary General Dr Nabil El Araby’s statement condemning Turkey for bombing areas in northern Iraq. In a statement released yesterday, Qatar’s Ministry o [Read story...]

Qatar stock index gains 61.27 points

DOHA: Qatar Stock Exchange index gained 61.27 points, or 0.52 percent, when the bourse closed trading at 11,811.56 points Tuesday. The daily turnover decreased to QR196.58m with a volume of 3,604,728 shares from 3,052 deals compared to QR239.55m with [Read story...]

Kerry travels to Egypt, Qatar

It is unclear whether Secretary of State John Kerry specifically discussed LGBT rights while in Egypt and Qatar earlier this week. A State Department spokesperson on Tuesday declined to say whether Secretary of State John Kerry specifically raised LG [Read story...]

Qatar Rail officials join workers for Iftar

Doha: Qatar Railways Company praised its workers’ role in supporting its projects, during visits led by top management to workers accommodations. The visits headed by Managing Director Engineer Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie, CEO Engineer Saad Ahmed Al [Read story...]

NBK announces Ramadan promotion winner

Doha: Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles, the exclusive dealer of Mercedes Benz in Qatar, announced the name of the winner of their ongoing Ramadan promotion. The raffle draw held at NBK Automobiles showroom saw Mohammed Rashed Al Athba drive home in Merc [Read story...]

Meeting to help warzone academics

Almost 500 academics have been killed in post-war violence Iraq alone, according to prominent figures from Higher Education around the world – who are gathering in the UK to declare their support for universities shattered in recent conflicts. Resear [Read story...]

Tony Blair Working for Israeli Captives’ Release?

Former British prime minister Tony Blair may be serving as the intermediary between Israel and Hamas in talks over two Israeli citizens being held captive in Gaza, Russian media reported Saturday. It was cleared for publication Thursday morning that [Read story...]