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A group of civil society organisations...

Emir meets chief of Italian power firm

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met the...

Prime Minister meets Airbus CEO

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin...

Complaints pour in from students, livestock owners

The Compensation Claims Committee received around 1,800 complaint...

Bedaya

Bedaya Centre hosts meeting with national firms

The Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya...

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Emir sends greetings to Sultan Qaboos

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, His Highness...


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Militants seize control of major Syrian city

Militants yesterday took Idlib in Syria after rival rebels withdrew,...

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Israeli border police stand guard as a Palestinian man takes part in...

Israeli police officers stand guard next to recently installed metal detectors at an entrance to the

Israel says Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay, may be reduced

Israel said on Sunday it would not remove metal detectors whose...

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Al Aqsa: Arab League says Israel 'playing with fire'

The Arab League on Sunday accused Israel of "playing with fire" with...


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Philippines' President Duterte vows unrelenting drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday to press on with his controversial drug war that has claimed thousands of lives, as he outlined his vision of an "eye-for-an-eye" justice system.

Mugabe: was presiding over a university graduation ceremony.

Mugabe lavishes sister-in-law with $60,000 birthday gift

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe lavished his sister-in-law with $60,000 on her birthday, state-owned media reported on Monday, at a time when the country is running critically short of cash.

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Indian space scientist UR Rao dies at 85

Udipi Ramachandra Rao, the former head of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) who played a key role in launching its satellite programme, died at the age of 85 in Bengaluru on Monday.


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CI affirms Qatar foreign, local currency ratings

Capital Intelligence (CI), a global credit rating agency, has affirmed Qatar’s long-term foreign currency and local currency ratings of ‘AA-’ and its short-term foreign and local currency ratings of ‘A1+’.

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QIIB profit tops QR465mn in H1

QIIB has posted a first-half net profit of QR465.3mn, up 5% on the same period last year.

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QNB Group commences operations in India with Mumbai branch

QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, recently commenced operations in Mumbai, India’s financial capital.

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Broad measure of US manufacturing efficiency confirms downtrend

It’s getting harder to blame America’s persistently weak rate of productivity growth on faulty measurement, at least in the nation’s manufacturing sector.

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Wells Fargo gets regulatory questions after data breach

Wells Fargo & Co, already in the regulatory spotlight because of last year’s fake-account scandal, is drawing renewed scrutiny after a lawyer’s unauthorised release of sensitive client details for tens of thousands of accounts belonging to wealthy customers of its brokerage unit.

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English shoppers shun plastic bag after 5 pence levy imposed

The number of plastic carrier bags handed out by large stores in England fell by 83% since they started charging a levy for their use, government data shows.

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