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The first plenary session at the 13th...

Al-Marri briefs UN rights chief on siege

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHRC) Prince...

Advisory Council Speaker meets US Congress team

HE the Speaker of the Advisory Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid...

Turkish delegation visits Rayyan

Officials from Al Rayyan Municipality have held discussions with a...

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Ministerial Group reviews private sector role for educational projects

The technical group of the Ministerial Group for the Encouragement...

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Mathaf launches 2018 school visit programme

Following the success of the 2017 edition, which saw more than 2,000...


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Oxfam boss apologises to MPs over abuse scandal

Oxfam has lost 7,000 regular donors since it was revealed staff sexually exploited victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, its chief executive has told a committee of MPs, which accused the charity of treating vulnerable women “like trinkets”.

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Venezuela leader calls for early congress election

The vice president of Venezuela’s ruling Socialist Party yesterday proposed holding an early congressional election alongside the April 22 presidential vote, a move that could shorten the tenure of the currently opposition-run legislature.

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Pakistan has highest newborn mortality rate

In the neonatal intensive care department of an Islamabad hospital, scrawny infants struggle for survival – victims of a vacuum in resources and education in the country with the highest newborn mortality rate in the world.


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Lebanese president makes landmark visit to Iraq

President Michel Aoun led a delegation yesterday to Iraq on the first...

EGYPT

Egypt puts prominent politician critical of Sisi on terror list

An Egyptian court put former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abol...

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the United Nations (UN) Security Coun

Abbas, in rare UN speech, calls for Mideast peace conference

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday called for an...

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Syrian state TV shows pro-government fighters enter Afrin

Syrian state television showed a convoy of pro-government fighters...


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Ahlibank effectively manages in 2017 its net interest margins

Asset re-pricing and loan growth more than offset the increased funding cost, thus helping Ahlibank effectively manage its net interest margins in 2017, according to its top official.

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Moroccan exporters review ties with Qatari businessmen

Qatar-Morocco relations have witnessed “substantial progress” in the past years, particularly after mutual high-level visits by both the countries’ leaderships, according to a senior Qatar Chamber official.

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Qatar-Bosnia and Herzegovina pact to open ‘new horizons’, says minister

The agreements signed between Qatar and Bosnia and Herzegovina “would open new horizons” for co-operation in a wide range of sectors, a high-ranking government official has said.

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Goic to host ‘Qatari-Omani Joint Entrepreneurs Meeting’ in April 2018

The Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting (Goic) will host the ‘Qatari-Omani Joint Business Entrepreneurs Meeting’ on April 11 and 12 in Doha,..

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After breakthrough Islamic issuance, Al Rayan Bank eyes more RMBS in UK

Al Rayan Bank is planning more securitisations backed by Shariah-compliant loans, after recently selling the UK’s first deal tied to Islamic-style home purchase plans.

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Retakaful sector remains embattled playground for Islamic finance

Islamic reinsurance, or retakaful, is faced with a challenging environment in a highly competitive reinsurance market, ...

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