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The Cabinet has approved a draft decree...

Ministry to mark Teachers’ Day

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Beijing expo showcases QM collection

The internationally-acclaimed exhibition Pearls, Treasures from the...

Saudi National Day

A host of dignitaries including HE the Minister of Economy and...

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DFI’s acclaimed films picked for Ajyal youth festival

Doha Film Institute (DFI) has announced its first line-up of six...

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Peace talks with govt will go ahead: Communist leaders

Leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) assured...


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New Jordanian govt sworn in

Jordan’s King Abdullah swore in a new government headed by Hani Mulki...

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$300mn World Bank loan for Syrian refugees

The World Bank has announced that it will release $300mn in loans to...

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US to send 600 more troops to Iraq for Mosul offensive

The United States is sending about 600 extra troops to Iraq to train...

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CIA opposes bill allowing 9/11 suits against Saudi

CIA Director John Brennan said on Wednesday that legislation to allow...


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Protesters march through the street during a rally in El Cajon, a suburb of San Diego

Protests grow tense after police slaying of black man in California

A second night of mostly peaceful protests over the fatal police shooting in Southern California of an unarmed black man said to be mentally ill climaxed on Wednesday ...

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Singapore court sends teen blogger back to jail for criticising religion

A Singapore court sentenced 17-year-old blogger Amos Yee to six weeks in jail on Thursday for ‘wounding religious feelings’, his second prison term in a year ...

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China envoy says sun rises ‘beautifully’ on Philippine ties

Relations between China and the Philippines are improving “beautifully” under President Rodrigo Duterte, Beijing’s envoy has said as Duterte warms to China and Russia following US criticism of his bloody war on crime.


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QNB participates in Sibos conference in Geneva

QNB is a major participant at the ‘The Sibos 2016’ Conference, which concludes in Geneva today.

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Qatar among top countries in global competitiveness list

Qatar has been ranked 18th out of 138 countries as globally competitive by World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2016-17 mainly on account of robust competitiveness in its macroeconomic framework.

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‘US LNG exports to Europe no match for Qatar supplies’

With the delivery on Tuesday of 27, 500m3 of the shale product ethane from the US to Scotland’s Grangemouth crude oil refinery, there has been a lot of comment in the UK media about the role of overseas gas suppliers to the UK.

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Goic concludes its training on GCC industrial regulatory laws

The Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting (Goic) has concluded its training course on “Common Industrial Regulatory Law in the GCC Countries” held at its headquarters in Doha.

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No respite for battered Saudi stocks as IPO pipeline shrinks

Add this to the reasons why 2016 isn’t the year for Saudi stocks: the IPO pipeline is drying up.

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Turkey to draw lessons from Moody’s cuts; reforms underway

Turkey will draw lessons from its credit downgrade to “junk” by Moody’s but is already tackling some of the challenges highlighted by the agency, including structural reform and improving the quality of its institutions, Finance Minister Naci Agbal told Reuters.

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Has the conversion of roundabouts into signalled intersections and other road works helped improve traffic flow after the summer holidays?

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