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HE the Minister of Finance Ali Sherif...

Doha-based expats’ big-budget film gets ready for worldwide release

A big-budget film, produced by two Doha-based Indian expatriates, is...

Qatar buys stake in Empire State Building

Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has bought an almost 10 percent stake...

Qatar honour for Kuwaiti envoy

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani presenting the Sash of...


Prominent national dies

Noted Qatari citizen Nasser bin Abdullah al-Attiyah died yesterday...

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Palestinians hold posters of Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed, who has been on hunger strike for 71

Israeli court shuns plea to unchain Palestinian hunger striker

A rights group on Wednesday said Israel's Supreme Court was...

Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) walk in the Ghwairan neighborhood of Hasak

Kurdish forces must pull back to get US support after Manbij: Biden

The United States has made it clear to Syrian Kurdish forces that...

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (R) meets with US Vice President Joe Biden in Ankara, Turkey

Turkey will not accept new Kurdish entity in Syria - prime minister

Turkey will not accept the creation of a new Kurdish entity inside...

Saudi Security Forces

Saudi Arabia foils attack on Shia mosque in Qatif

Saudi security forces have foiled a planned suicide attack on a...

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Zimbabwe rally against police brutality broken up

Zimbabwean police used teargas, water cannon and batons yesterday to disperse opposition youths who demonstrated in the capital against alleged brutality by security agents.


Two Hutu women set on fire in Congo

Two Hutu women were dragged out of a minibus, lynched and their bodies set on fire by a crowd in eastern Congo, the local mayor said yesterday, as inter-ethnic tensions in the region surge in the wake of massacres that have killed hundreds of civilians.


Festival lights

The Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple in Mathura was illuminated yesterday on the eve of Krishna Janmashtami.

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US existing home sales drop; prices still strong

US home resales fell more than expected in July after four straight months of strong gains as a lack of inventory limited choice for buyers, but further gains in prices suggested the housing market remained on solid ground.


RBS tells 3,000 clients to speed up search for another bank

Royal Bank of Scotland Group has told about 3,000 of its global transaction-services clients to speed up their search for another bank.


EU, Portugal agree on ailing bank CGD’s recapitalisation

The European Commission and Portugal have agreed in principle on the recapitalisation, on market terms, of ailing state-owned bank Caixa Geral de Depositos (CGD), envisaging an injection of €2.7bn ($3bn) in state funds and a debt issue.


RasGas ships LNG cargo to FSRU Toscana in Italy

RasGas has shipped its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to the Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) Toscana in Italy.


QSE inches near 11,200 mark on across-the-board buying

The Qatar Stock Exchange on Wednesday gained 70 points to inch near the 11,200 mark on an across-the-board buying. The Qatar Index rose 0.63% to 11,186.14 points on increased trading turnover amidst declining volumes.

Oil prices

Oil up as Iran signals support for Opec freeze action

Oil prices rose more than 1% yesterday after reports that Iran was sending positive signals that it may support joint Opec action to prop up the market.


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