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Prime Minister of Pakistan Mohammed...

Ministers join thousands for Aspire Zone events

Several thousands of people including five ministers, participated...

Employees, their families join MTC’s Sport Day celebrations

A number of government and semi-government entities yesterday marked...

Zumba, aerobics crown QP’s Sport Day activities

Qatar Petroleum (QP) highlighted the importance of an active and...

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Maersk Oil Qatar employees take part in walkathon

In support of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani’s...

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QU conducts a slew of sporting, fitness events

Qatar University (QU) president Dr Hassan Rashid al-Derham, staff,...


Region
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Iraq says risk to Mosul dam affecting anti-IS drive

The risk of Iraq's largest dam collapsing and unleashing a huge wave...

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Explosives, suicide belts found on suspects at Syria border

Turkish security forces seized explosives and four suicide vests in...

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Contentious Israeli NGO bill crosses first hurdle

A controversial bill that would compel NGOs receiving most of their...

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Call to free prisoner

Israeli Arabs take part in a protest calling for the release of...


International
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Thousands attend Koirala’s cremation

Thousands of mourners attended the state funeral of former Nepal prime minister Sushil Koirala yesterday who was cremated with Hindu rites by the side of a sacred river in the capital, Kathmandu.

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Lanka to review deal with Airbus

Sri Lanka will review a controversial deal reached by the previous administration to buy new Airbus aircraft despite huge losses at the national carrier, the prime minister said yesterday.

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Bangladesh ‘Gold Girl’ sells medals for father’s treatment

Mahfuza Aktar Shila, ‘Gold Girl of Bangladesh’, who won four gold medals in swimming, including two in South Asian Games 2016 in India, has been forced to sell two medals to bear her father’s treatment cost.


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Japan camera makers battle smartphone onslaught

Highschooler Nao Noguchi is a perfect illustration of why Japanese camera sales have plunged the past few years ...

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Wealth managers bank on tax amnesty for take-off

Competition is so tough among Indonesia’s wealth managers that one offers clients helicopter rides to soar above Jakarta’s notorious traffic jams, others provide golf clinics, airport limousines and exclusive money-managing seminars.

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Indonesia for ‘big bang’ opening of economy to foreign investment

Indonesian President Joko Widodo yesterday unveiled plans for a “big bang” loosening of restrictions on foreign investment in nearly 50 sectors to encourage competition in an economy long dominated by powerful vested interests.

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Amazon is building global delivery business to take on Alibaba

In recent weeks, speculation has mounted that Amazon.com plans to launch a global shipping and logistics operation that will compete with United Parcel Service and Federal Express Corp.

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Rates markets, at odds with Fed, seek clarity from Yellen

While Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is the one tasked with delivering a message over the next two days when she speaks to Congress, financial markets are keen to know if she has absorbed their message to her: stifle your rate hike plans.

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S Korea to pull firms from North after rocket launch

South Korea will pull out of an industrial complex jointly run with North Korea, taking aim at their last remaining symbol of economic co-operation to punish the Kim Jong Un regime for its recent nuclear test and rocket launch.

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