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HMC launches new sepsis programme

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

SMS service to track subsidy card transactions

After conducting a poll to assess the opinion of citizens, the...

Food storehouse and eatery closed

A food storage facility located inside a house in Al Sheehaniyah and...

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203 deaths registered at Indian mission so far this year

The deaths of 203 Indians have been registered at the embassy so far...

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Expat get suspended jail term for diesel theft

A Doha Criminal Court has sentenced an expatriate man to six months...


Region
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Syrian army, rebels wage fierce battles in Aleppo

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

Mehmet Ali Yalcindag

Email scam: Turkish media boss quits

The head of one of Turkey's largest media groups, Dogan Media, quit...

Obama

World leaders bid farewell to Shimon Peres

World leaders bid farewell to Israeli elder statesman and Nobel Peace...

Cyprus

Cyprus orders plane hijack suspect extradited to Egypt

A Cypriot court ruled on Friday that an Egyptian man accused of...


International
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Missing Van Goghs turn up in Italian mafia house

Two stolen Vincent Van Gogh paintings worth millions of euros were found in an Italian country house belonging to an alleged mafia drug smuggler, police said yesterday, 14 years after they disappeared in a daring heist in Amsterdam.

Pope Francis releases a dove as a symbol of peace during a meeting with Chaldean community at the Ca

In ex-Soviet Georgia, Pope issues veiled criticism of Russia

Pope Francis called for respect for international law and the sovereign rights of nations as he arrived in Georgia yesterday, an implicit criticism of Russia, which keeps troops in two breakaway areas of the ex-Soviet state.

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Historic comet mission is over

Europe’s pioneering Rosetta spacecraft dramatically concluded its 12-year odyssey yesterday, crash-landing into the comet it orbited and probed for two years in a quest to demystify the Solar System’s origins.


Business
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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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