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Cabinet nod for formation of joint labour committees

The Cabinet has approved a draft decision that envisages the...

Emir enquires after Kuwaiti leader’s health

Emir congratulates Lebanese president...

Ride of Champions main event sold out online

Ride of Champions 2017 organisers Qatar Cyclists and presenting...

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Education sector posts growth of 11.3% over 6 years

The nominal output of education sector’s various components has grown...

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CRA launches public consultation

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has launched a public...


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Emir of Kuwait

Kuwait's emir leaves hospital after successful medical tests

The agency cited Emiri Court Affairs Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah...

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Putin wins backing from Iran and Turkey for new Syria peace push

Russia’s Vladimir Putin won the backing of Turkey and Iran yesterday...

Yemen

Yemen port, airport to reopen to aid: Saudi-led coalition

The coalition said it would reopen Hodeida port to receive "urgent...

Yemen

Three dead as diphtheria spreads in Yemen

The WHO also confirmed diphtheria cases had appeared in Yemen, where...


International
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Dolly the cloned sheep looking out from her enclosure at the Edinburgh

Dolly the cloned sheep was not old before her time: study

When Dolly the sheep was put down before her seventh birthday in 2003, she was said to suffer from age-related osteoarthritis, raising red flags that clones may grow old faster.

Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of a suicide attack

Suicide attack kills at least eight in Afghanistan's east: officials

A suicide bomber struck at a crowd of people in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Thursday killing at least eight, officials said, in an attack that underscored worsening security.

Ishaq Dar

Pakistan finance minister takes sick leave

Ishaq Dar came under the radar of an inquiry sparked by the Panama Papers leak last year which centred on discrepancies between the income of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his lavish lifestyle.


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Euro-area growth on path to decade-best performance

The euro-area economy gathered pace in November to stay on track for its best annual performance since the financial crisis.

QSE

Islamic equities gain despite losses on QSE

The Qatar Stock Exchange saw Islamic equities gain but overall it settled in the negative, failing to cross 7,800 levels.

Singapore

Singapore growth beats forecasts as global trade improves

Singapore's economy beat expectations to grow at its fastest pace in nearly four years during the third quarter, data showed on Thursday, boosted by a surge in global demand that has buoyed Asia.

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British official lauds Qatari investments in UK

Britain’s Undersecretary of State at the Department for International Trade has lauded the value of Qatari investments in the UK, said members of the Qatar Businessmen Association (QBA), which is on a business trip in Europe

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IOC planning to buy Venezuelan crude

Indian Oil Corp is considering buying Venezuelan crude for the first time in at least six years, in a move that could help the crisis-struck South American nation settle unpaid bills with another state-owned Indian energy firm.

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BoJ gives early sign of lift-off with warnings on easing cost

The Bank of Japan is dropping subtle, yet intentional, hints that it could edge away from crisis-mode stimulus earlier than expected, through a future hike in its yield target, according to people familiar with the central bank’s thinking...

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