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Ooredoo companies have received a...

Amana-Al Zaman tie-up

Sri Lanka’s Amana Bank recently launched an instant money remittance...

Katara chief meets Bangladeshi envoy

Director General of Katara Cultural Village Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim...

Minister meets US special envoy to Syria

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad...

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Philippine envoy plans measures to decongest mission

The Philippine embassy in Doha wants to “institute” an appointment...

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Sky Jewellery mega draw winners

Sky Jewellery has announced the Doha region winners of the Summer...


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Saudi executes four convicted of murder

Saudi authorities executed four citizens on Sunday convicted of...

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Suicide bomber kills at least 12 in north Baghdad

A suicide bomber struck near a checkpoint in a Shia area of northern...

The Solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft prepares to take off from the Cairo International Airport

Solar Impulse 2 leaves Egypt for final leg of world tour

The first solar-powered plane to circle the world took off from Cairo...

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Clashes rock Syria's Manbij as IS ignores ultimatum

Islamic State group militants clashed on Saturday with US-backed...


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4 officials suspended over China flooding

Four Chinese officials have been suspended following devastating floods that left more than 200 dead and missing and provoked widespread outrage over an alleged cover-up by the authorities, state media reported yesterday.

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China unveils massive seaplane: state media

China has completed production of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country’s program to wean itself off dependence on foreign aviation firms.

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Thousands join funeral march for slain Cambodia activist

Tens of thousands of Cambodians joined the funeral procession of a prominent government critic whose murder in broad daylight has raised suspicions of a hit job in country with a long history of political violence.


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Qatar 2nd in Mideast in outbound M&A deals

Qatar was second in the Middle East region in terms of the volume of outbound mergers and acquisitions deals in the second quarter of this year, a new report has shown.

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Gulf bourses retreat as oil’s fall outweighs 2nd quarter earnings

Gulf stock markets declined yesterday as sharp falls in oil prices late last week outweighed a few positive corporate earnings in Saudi Arabia.

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China growth sucks in more debt bucks for less bang

As China’s economy notches up another quarter of steady growth, the pace of credit creation grows ever more frantic for every extra unit of production, as inefficient state firms swallow an increasing share of lending.

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Nickel bulls reap rewards as metal trims second weekly rise

Nickel pared a second weekly advance last week as bulls booked profit after earlier bets on reduced supply of the metal paid off.

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Yen remains strongest major developed currency in 2016

Strategists forecasting the yen will post its first annual gain since 2011 are standing their ground in the face of a rout driven by speculation the Bank of Japan (BoJ) will expand record stimulus.

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Refiners in US, stuck with lots of gasoline, switch to winter brew

Winter has come early for US refiners and blenders. In a summer of discontent with high inventories and an unseasonably weak demand, ....

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