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Qatar residents Rachid Oubraim and Ely...

MIA Park attracts crowds for World Tourism Day celebration

The pleasant weekend weather has attracted throngs of visitors to the...

‘Strange Wonders’ exhibition to spotlight innovation over the years

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar), in conjunction...

HMC launches new sepsis programme

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has launched a new sepsis programme...

Coffee shops and restaurants at Souq Waqif start receiving an increasing number of visitors

Souq Waqif anticipates surge in tourist numbers, business

Restaurants and retailers at Souq Waqif expect a further boost to...

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Sweden seeks strategic partnerships with Qatar

A renowned Swedish professor has met with officials from Qatar’s...


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Indian migrant labourers recall Saudi nightmare

They left India for Saudi Arabia with big dreams, but have returned...

SAUDI

US September 11 law is called ‘a source of great worry’

Saudi Arabia has warned of “disastrous consequences” from a United...

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Syrian army, rebels wage fierce battles in Aleppo

Syrian government forces and rebels fought battles in the centre of...

US Drone

Drone strike kills 2 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

A drone strike has killed two suspected members of Al-Qaeda in...


International
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Afghan helicopters "mistakenly" bombed their own forces after calling in air support as they battled

Afghan 'friendly fire' kills five soldiers

An Afghan air force strike killed five soldiers and a police officer in western Afghanistan, an official said Saturday, the latest in a series of so-called "friendly fire" incidents.

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Passport-forger 'admits' to dismembering dead man: Thai police

An American accused of running a passport-forgery ring in Bangkok confessed to dismembering -- but not murdering -- a man found in his freezer, Thai police said ...

Scottish boxer Mike Towell

Scottish boxer Towell dies of head injuries sustained in bout

Scottish boxer Mike Towell has died in hospital after being seriously hurt in a fight, his management company confirmed on Saturday.


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SAUDI

Saudi economic growth hits three-year low in Q2

Austerity steps weakening growth since early 2015; analysts think Q2 data may ultimately be revised lower; imports, other indicator show non-oil sector struggling; cuts to public sector allowances announced this week

PETRONAS

Petronas weighs sale to exit $27bn Canada LNG project

Malaysian state oil firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd is considering selling its majority stake in a $27bn Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, three people familiar with the matter said this week.

AXA

AXA, Allianz eye Standard Chartered’s general insurance distribution deal

France’s AXA and Germany’s Allianz SE have advanced to the second stage of bidding for a Standard Chartered deal that would enable the sale of general insurance products through the bank’s Asian branches, people familiar with the matter said.

DEATH

Death, probes and family feud: A look back at Lotte Group’s crisis

A South Korean court said on Thursday it rejected prosecutors’ request to arrest Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin on corruption charges, bringing some rare relief to a conglomerate that’s been in turmoil since last year.

GLOBAL

Global M&A drops in Q3; firms wary of overpaying

The value of announced mergers and acquisitions (M&A) worldwide fell 27% year-on-year to $753bn in the third quarter of 2016, as apprehension among corporate executives about overpaying prevented a repeat of last year’s deal-making frenzy.

JAPAN

Japan CPI, household spending drop in Aug

Japan’s core consumer prices fell in the year to August, a sixth straight month of declines and a daunting challenge for the Bank of Japan’s relaunched stimulus campaign.

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