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Qatar’s prominent role in strengthening...

Emir to meet Bahrain’s prime minister today

Qatar-funded film wins Oscar...

Ashghal opens road linking Hamad Port and Truck Route

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) yesterday opened a key road...

Qatar, Azerbaijan sign pacts to boost bilateral relations

Qatar and Azerbaijan signed several agreements and memorandums of...

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Emir condoles with Saudi king

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, HH the Deputy Emir...

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104 murals adorn Katara’s walls

The second edition of the ‘Katara Murals with the Brushes of Artists’...


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‘White Helmets’ rescuers say Oscar win shows people care

The Oscar awarded to a documentary about the daily lives of...

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Opposition seeks Russian support at Syria peace talks

Syria’s opposition yesterday urged Russia, a key ally of President...

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Gulf cyber attacks on rise, conference told

Gulf countries must tighten co-ordination to fight an increasing...

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Malaysian university honours Saudi king

University Malaya Vice Chancellor Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah...


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Pentagon prepares new plan to defeat IS

The Pentagon yesterday presented the White House with possible new battle plans to defeat the Islamic State group, after President Donald Trump demanded top brass find additional ways to destroy the militants.

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Moonlight takes Oscar after stunning mix-up

Coming-of-age drama Moonlight won the best picture Oscar, but not before the film industry’s biggest night was marred by one of the worst fiascos in its history, as La La Land was mistakenly handed the award first.

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First Muslim to win an Oscar for acting

Heavily-backed favourite Mahershala Ali has won the best supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of a drug dealer in coming-of-age drama Moonlight – becoming the first Muslim film star to pick up a golden statuette.


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QFCA, USQBC look to boost Qatar-US business ties

The Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the US-Qatar Business Council (USQBC) to expand collaboration between the two organisations and promote business between the two countries.

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Reliable partnership key to resolving claims, says Doha Insurance CEO

With Qatar giving equal opportunity for underwriters to bid and compete in the energy sector, reliable partnership is central to resolving insurance claims in the industry, said Doha Insurance Group CEO Bassam Hussein.

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QNB wins ‘Best Bank in Qatar’ award from Asiamoney magazine

QNB Group has received the “Best Bank in Qatar” award from Asiamoney magazine at its Finance in the Middle East Awards ceremony held recently in Hong Kong to recognise the best banks and deals across the region’s financial markets.

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GIS outlines QR1.1bn investment in 5 years

Gulf International Services (GIS), a holding company of Gulf Drilling International, Gulf Helicopters, Al Koot and Amwaj – is planning to invest more than QR1bn in the next five years, according to its top official.

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QBA officials meet Azerbaijan trade delegation

Officials of the Qatar Businessmen Association (QBA) held a meeting yesterday with members of a trade delegation from Azerbaijan to discuss bilateral and economic relations between the two countries.

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SIIL to distribute 8% cash dividends to shareholders

Salam International Investment’s (SIIL) general assembly approved the board’s recommendation to distribute a cash dividend equal to 8% (for 2016) of the company’s paid-up capital to shareholders amounting to QR0.80 per share. During the meeting,

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