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A 33-year-old Indian national was found...

Belgium arrests five suspects after crime lab blast

Belgian police have arrested five suspects after a blast on Monday at...

Qatar Charity campaign to help pilgrims

Qatar Charity (QC) has launched its “Feed the Pilgrims” campaign for...

PM in Kuwait talks

The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah meeting...

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Municipality cracks down on expired food products

The Health Control Section at Umm Salal Municipality has destroyed...

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QDF, QRCS sign pact to support Syrian people

Qatar Development Fund (QDF) and Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS)...


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Suicide attack kills 18 near near Karbala, Iraq

Five attackers armed with suicide vests, rifles and grenades killed...

Yemen suicide bombing

IS-claimed bombing against Yemen recruits kills 60

A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at...

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Dozens killed in Turkish offensive

Dozens of people were killed in Turkish bombardments in Syria...

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Libya forces push into last IS-held districts of Sirte

Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed unity government yesterday pushed...


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Clinton aide Abedin to leave husband Weiner

Huma Abedin, a close aide to presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, announced in the midst of the campaign yesterday that she was separating from husband Anthony Weiner following new revelations that he “sexted” another woman.

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Social media adds to panic over ‘gunfire’ at LA airport

A security panic that crippled Los Angeles International Airport and sent hundreds of passengers fleeing from terminals was triggered by reports of gunfire that proved false but were amplified by word-of-mouth and social media, police said yesterday.

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Afghanistan launches polio drive in former IS areas

Afghanistan launched a polio vaccination campaign yesterday aimed at reaching children in areas previously controlled by Islamic State group militants, officials said.


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Egyptian parliament approves VAT at 13%

Egypt’s parliament approved yesterday a long-awaited law introducing a value-added tax of 13%, rising to 14% in the next fiscal year, a key part of the government’s plan to reform the economy and cut its deficit.

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Iran oil market share grab seen dimming prospect for freeze

Iran’s plan to keep boosting crude production until it regains its Opec market share is dimming prospects of collective action by major producers to freeze output, according to Patrick Allman-Ward, chief executive officer of Dana Gas.

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Singapore’s GIC to buy stake in Vietnam bank

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC will buy a 7.7% stake in Vietnam’s biggest bank, both companies said in a joint statement yesterday.

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Loyal to a fault: Lotte probe exposes flaws of Korea Inc

Loyalty has been a driving force in the success of South Korea’s family-run “chaebol” conglomerates,.....

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Spain’s Union Fenosa said in talks to boost Israel gas imports

The companies operating Israel’s Tamar natural gas field are in talks to boost the quantities they will sell to Union Fenosa Gas, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Iraq planning to sell oil through Iran if talks with Kurdish region fail

Iraq’s government would consider selling crude through Iran should talks with the autonomous Kurdish region on an oil revenue-sharing agreement fail, a senior oil ministry official in Baghdad told Reuters.

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