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HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad...

Moon sighting panel to meet again today

The Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic...

QCDC opens registration for summer camp 2017

Qatar Career Development Centre (QCDC) has opened registration for...

Ministers review Qatar-Somalia ties

HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani...

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Deputy premier meets Mitsubishi team

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet...

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Foreign Ministry Secretary-General meets ambassadors

HE the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Ahmed...


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Home-raised chicken helps Egyptians cut rising costs

In the yard of her home in a Cairo necropolis, where thousands live...

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Bahrain court sentences 17 men on terrorism charges

A Bahrain court sentenced 17 men to jail terms ranging from several...

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UN wants probe into attack on Yemen envoy's convoy

The United Nations urged authorities in Houthi-controlled Sanaa on...

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Bahrain says five died in raid on Shia leader's hometown

Bahrain is investigating the death of five people during a raid on...


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Salman Abedi: young man thirsting for revenge

Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a British-born university dropout with Libyan links who, according to his sister, may have sought revenge for the deaths of Muslim children.

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May to confront Trump on intel

British police stopped sharing information about the Manchester suicide bombing with the United States yesterday after leaks to US media that police said had risked compromising their investigations.

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PTA ordered to protect ‘sacred’ institutions

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali directed the chairman of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) yesterday to ensure that social media was being used for healthy interactions instead of maligning “sacred” institutions and personalities.


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Saudi confident on oil market despite US shale concerns

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said yesterday he was confident that an expected extension of output cuts by major oil producers will ease a global crude glut, despite fears US rivals will spoil the party.

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QCB governor takes part in Riyadh meeting

The 68th meeting of the Committee of Governors of Monetary Institutions and Central Banks of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries was held in Riyadh yesterday at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the GCC.

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Moody’s cuts HK rating after slashing China’s

Hong Kong yesterday hit back at a decision by Moody’s to cut its credit rating on the city, which the agency said was becoming increasingly close to mainland China.

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Bank of Korea keeps interest rates steady

South Korea’s central bank kept interest rates steady yesterday, taking an unusually bullish view of economic growth prospects as a new administration formulates multi-billion-dollar fiscal stimulus measures.

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Harley-Davidson to build assembly plant in Thailand

Harley-Davidson, the iconic motorcycle brand hailed by US President Donald Trump for keeping jobs in America, is building a plant in Thailand, the company confirmed yesterday, as it seeks new buyers in Asia and lower tariffs.

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US jobless claims edge up; goods trade deficit widens

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week and the four-week moving average of claims hit a 44-year low, suggesting a further tightening of the labour market that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.

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The impact of a potential deal to extend crude output cuts by nine months at this week's Opec meet could be diluted by rising US shale oil production. Do you agree?

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