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Red-carpet welcome for Emir in Colombia

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived in Colombia...

HMC raises awareness on preventing viral hepatitis

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is raising awareness about preventing...

Ministry issues advisory for crews of marine vessels

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has issued an advisory for the crew...

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Liberian president meets Qatari envoy

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf receiving the outgoing...

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Message from Bavarian minister

HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed...


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Saudi court sentences 2 to death

A Saudi court sentenced two men it said were Al Qaeda followers to...

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Bahrain to try scores of ‘terror’ suspects

Bahrain prosecutors said yesterday scores of people will stand trial...

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Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip

Solar Impulse 2 on Tuesday completed its historic round-the-world...

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Palestinians slam Israel plans for 770 settlement homes

The Palestinian leadership yesterday slammed an Israeli project to...


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WORLD

World Youth Day kicks off

Massive crowds of young people gathered to kick off World Youth Day (WYD) yesterday, an event hosted by the Catholic Church in the Polish city of Krakow.

TURKEY

Turkey crackdown nets generals at UAE airport

Turkey widened its crackdown yesterday after a failed coup, detaining top generals serving in Afghanistan as well as prominent journalists.

BERLUSCONI

Berlusconi primes potential political heir

Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has anointed Stefano Parisi, a former Internet executive...


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European markets gain on Fed rate hike hopes

European stocks edged up yesterday while Wall Street dipped slightly as investors eyed a two-day US Federal Reserve meeting for hints on possible interest rates hikes.

OOR

Ooredoo Group net profit jumps 46% to QR1.5bn in H1

Driven by its successful digital strategy across various key markets and “positive” forex movements, Ooredoo Group has posted a half yearly (H1) net profit of nearly QR1.5bn, up 46% on the same period in 2015.

HSBC

HSBC appoints new CEO for Mena region

HSBC has appointed Georges Elhedery as chief executive officer for Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region and will join the board of HSBC Bank Middle East Limited (HBME) as deputy chairman.

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S&P reaffirms Doha Insurance rating at A- ; outlook stable

Standard & Poor’s has reaffirmed Doha Insurance’s financial strength rating at ‘A-’ with a stable outlook, the company chairman Sheikh Nawaf Nasser bin Khaled al-Thani said yesterday.

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Turkey’s central bank slams S&P over ‘hasty’ ratings downgrade

Turkey’s central bank governor pledged yesterday to do whatever is needed to ensure financial stability after a failed coup and criticised Standard & Poor’s “hasty” move to cut the country’s credit rating further into junk territory.

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Currency traders wary of shorting yen on risk BoJ to disappoint

Some of the world’s biggest currency traders are betting that the yen can withstand almost anything Haruhiko Kuroda comes up with on Friday.

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