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Qatar Airways joins Gulf carriers off US laptop ban list

July 6, 2017

Doha, Qatar — Qatar Airways joined two other major long-haul Gulf carriers on Thursday in getting off a U.S. ban on laptops and large electronics in airplane cabins, despite facing logistical challenges amid the country’s diplomatic dispute with several Arab nations. Doha-based Qatar Airways, [...]

Qatar Riyal stable against US dollar, says QCB

June 30, 2017

(QNA- 30th June 2017)-  Qatar Central Bank (QCB) has said that the reports circulating across different media about the trading and exchange rate of the Qatari riyal are baseless. In a statement issued yesterday, QCB said the Qatari riyal’s exchange rate is absolutely stable against the US [...]

US rolls out travel ban, but who will be hit?

June 29, 2017

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from six mostly Muslim countries will come into force late Thursday, as controversy swirls over who qualifies for an exemption based on family ties.Delayed by five months of legal challenges before the Supreme Court [...]

US destroyer, container vessel collide off Japan: Navy

June 16, 2017

Washington (AFP) – A US Navy destroyer and a Philippine-flagged container ship collided off the coast of Japan, causing an undetermined number of injuries, the US Navy reported Friday. The collision between the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and the ACX Crystal took place about 56 [...]