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Nissan has announced the launch of its...

Etihad Airways launches global sales campaign

Etihad Airways has launched its annual global sales campaign,...

NU-Q welcomes its largest class

Northwestern University in Qatar’s newest class of 82 students is the...

CMU-Q alumni honoured at Bahrain forum

Alumni of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) have been...

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QSTP gets new managing director

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), Qatar’s primary hub for...

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HMC holds course on radiation protection

The Occupational Health and Safety Department at Hamad Medical...


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Libya forces corner IS fighters in Sirte

Pro-government forces in Libya yesterday battled Islamic State group...

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‘IS bomber’ kills 71 army recruits in Aden

An Islamic State group militant rammed his explosives-laden car into...

Car bomb attack in the Shia holy city of Kerbala. June 7, 2016 file picture

Suicide attack kills 18 near near Karbala, Iraq

Five attackers armed with suicide vests, rifles and grenades killed...

Yemen suicide bombing

IS-claimed bombing against Yemen recruits kills 60

A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at...


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Armed police in stand-off with pensioner

Armed police have locked down a village in West Sussex amid a stand-off with a 72-year-old man who is thought to have a gun.

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Pair face jail after knifing disabled person

A man and a woman are facing jail after taking part in a violent assault that left a vulnerable man fighting for his life.

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Carnival colours

A performer poses on the second day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London yesterday. Nearly 1mn people are expected by the organisers in the streets of west London’s Notting Hill to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe.


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Egyptian parliament approves VAT at 13%

Egypt’s parliament approved yesterday a long-awaited law introducing a value-added tax of 13%, rising to 14% in the next fiscal year, a key part of the government’s plan to reform the economy and cut its deficit.

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Iran oil market share grab seen dimming prospect for freeze

Iran’s plan to keep boosting crude production until it regains its Opec market share is dimming prospects of collective action by major producers to freeze output, according to Patrick Allman-Ward, chief executive officer of Dana Gas.

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Singapore’s GIC to buy stake in Vietnam bank

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC will buy a 7.7% stake in Vietnam’s biggest bank, both companies said in a joint statement yesterday.

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Loyal to a fault: Lotte probe exposes flaws of Korea Inc

Loyalty has been a driving force in the success of South Korea’s family-run “chaebol” conglomerates,.....

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Spain’s Union Fenosa said in talks to boost Israel gas imports

The companies operating Israel’s Tamar natural gas field are in talks to boost the quantities they will sell to Union Fenosa Gas, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Iraq planning to sell oil through Iran if talks with Kurdish region fail

Iraq’s government would consider selling crude through Iran should talks with the autonomous Kurdish region on an oil revenue-sharing agreement fail, a senior oil ministry official in Baghdad told Reuters.

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