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The Ministry of Economy and Commerce...

Move to regulate higher education affairs

The Cabinet has given its nod to a draft law that seeks to regulate...

Windy and dusty today

Strong winds are expected in most places today along with poor...

Father Emir attends daughter’s graduation from Qatar Academy

HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani yesterday...

Salem al Mannai

‘Tips & Tricks’ for Ramadan safe driving

QIC Insured, QIC’s personal insurance division, has shared five vital...

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Bitter Almonds wins IBA 2017 fiction award

Bitter Almonds, written by Lilas Taha, and published by Hamad Bin...


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Heavy sandstorm in Kuwait City

People walk through a heavy sandstorm which hit Kuwait City...

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Hope amid conflict

Female Yemeni university students attend a graduation ceremony in the...

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Egypt rights lawyer to stand trial next week

An Egyptian human rights lawyer and would-be presidential election...

Oman

Oman flies 'missing' Australian out of Yemen: ministry

The Omani government said it had evacuated an Australian from Yemen...


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Melania factor boosts tourism in Slovenia

The number of tourists in Slovenia rose by 8% year-on-year in March, boosted by the fact that new US First Lady Melania Trump was born in the country.

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Four bodies discovered on Everest 'are from last year'

Nepali officials on Thursday said four bodies discovered on Everest were not new fatalities, correcting earlier statements.

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Bangladesh to speed up rice imports in wake of flooding

Bangladesh will speed up plans to import rice that it brought in to build reserves and rein in local prices after flash floods hit domestic output, government officials said on Thursday.


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ICC Qatar concludes Arbitration Series with seminar on enforcement of arbitral awards

The International Chamber of Commerce Qatar (ICC Qatar) has concluded its Arbitration Series for the first half of 2017 with the sixth and final seminar held on Monday.

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IBQ bags several awards at Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2017

International Bank of Qatar (IBQ) has received several awards during the Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2017 held recently in Dubai.

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Draghi’s lieutenants spar as ECB braces for exit strategy debate

Mario Draghi’s right-hand man and left-hand man may have some differences to sort out. Peter Praet and Benoit Coeure, arguably the two most influential members of the European Central Bank after the president, have struck contrasting tones about how to communicate the institution’s intentions.

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‘BoJ needs to coordinate fiscal plan to lift inflation’

Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said yesterday the Bank of Japan may need to coordinate a new fiscal spending plan with the government, allowing for inflation to accelerate above its 2% target without worsening the debt burden.

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China’s Geely to buy 49.9% of Malaysian firm Proton

Geely, the owner of Sweden’s Volvo Car Group, yesterday said it would buy 49.9% of struggling Malaysian carmaker Proton from conglomerate DRB-HICOM Bhd, marking the Chinese automaker’s first push into Southeast Asia.

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Moody’s downgrades China credit ratings on rising debt

Moody’s cuts rating by one notch to A1, outlook stable; Moody’s says reforms won’t prevent rise in economy-wide debt; China growth to slow to close to 5%; China says Moody’s over-estimates risks, methodology inappropriate; Shanghai stocks down 1%, offshore yuan briefly dips

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