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Qatar expressed its condemnation and...

QC opens orthopaedic surgery centre in Taiz

Qatar Charity (QC) has launched a project to run an orthopaedic...

India names new ambassador to Qatar

P Kumaran has been appointed as the next Indian ambassador to Qatar,...

Korean artistes’ concert at Katara

The South Korean embassy in Doha will host a joint concert by...

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QBG hosts ‘Fun & Learn’ workshop

The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) recently held an educational...

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Qatar Charity reopens Qatari Bakery in Saraqib

Qatar Charity (QC) has reopened Qatari Bakery in Saraqib (Idlib),...


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Israeli soldiers shoot dead unarmed Palestinian man

Israeli media reports say no weapons found on man’s body; Military...

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Kerry, Lavrov push to finalise Syria deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia’s Sergei Lavrov sought...

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Man charged after three die in Toronto crossbow attack

Toronto police have charged a man with three counts of first-degree...

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Tears as evacuation nears for symbol of Syria's revolt

Thousands of rebels and civilians, many in tears, prepared Friday to...


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UN chief to begin three-day visit to Sri Lanka on Aug 31

UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon will arrive in Sri Lanka on August 31 on a three-day official visit, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday.

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Italy prepares to mourn earthquake dead

Italy on Friday declared a day of mourning for victims of a devastating earthquake as hopes of finding any more survivors dwindled and the confirmed death toll rose to 267.

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Outrage after Indian workers carry woman's body on pole

A video of Indian hospital workers crushing the dead body of an elderly woman and hoisting it from a pole because of a shortage of ambulances has become the second incident in a week to spark outrage in India.


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Yellen says case for interest rate hike has strengthened

The case for a US interest rate hike has strengthened in recent months because of improvements in the labour market and expectations for solid economic growth, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said yesterday.

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Under incoming India’s central bank boss expect less chat, unified message

When Urjit Patel became head of the Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy department three years ago, the to and fro of bankers and traders meeting officials for cosy, broad-ranging discussions abruptly ended.

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Japan housing market rare bright spot amid stalling GDP growth

Japan’s housing market is likely to moderate after investment grew at its fastest in five years in April-June, but the benefits to consumer spending and employment could continue into next year due to the Bank of Japan’s negative interest rates.

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Declining inventories curb Q2 growth in US

US economic growth was a bit more sluggish than initially thought in the second quarter as businesses aggressively ran down stocks of unsold goods, offsetting a spurt in consumer spending.

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Tata Motors first-quarter net profit sinks 57% post-Brexit

Foreign exchange losses after Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and higher expenses offset strong sales growth at India’s Tata Motors, more than halving its net profit in the April-June quarter.

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South Korea’s 50-year bonds show investors want mature debt

South Korea’s first-ever sale of 50-year bonds is drawing investor interest from Edinburgh to Tokyo, driven by tumbling global yields and ageing populations.

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