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The Ministry of Economy and Commerce...

Move to regulate higher education affairs

The Cabinet has given its nod to a draft law that seeks to regulate...

Windy and dusty today

Strong winds are expected in most places today along with poor...

Father Emir attends daughter’s graduation from Qatar Academy

HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani yesterday...

Salem al Mannai

‘Tips & Tricks’ for Ramadan safe driving

QIC Insured, QIC’s personal insurance division, has shared five vital...

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Bitter Almonds wins IBA 2017 fiction award

Bitter Almonds, written by Lilas Taha, and published by Hamad Bin...


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Hope amid conflict

Female Yemeni university students attend a graduation ceremony in the...

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Iraqi artist secretly chronicled brutality

Mustafa al-Ta’i worked in secret at night, using his brushes and...

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Oman flies 'missing' Australian out of Yemen: ministry

The Omani government said it had evacuated an Australian from Yemen...

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Trump wants Mideast peace ‘compromise’

US President Donald Trump called on Israelis and Palestinians to make...


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Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker

Pope Francis urged US President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their first meeting yesterday after they exchanged sharp words last year, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff’s message.

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Bangladesh cricket supporters

Bangladesh supporters arrive ahead of the Tri-Series One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Bangladesh and New Zealand at Clontarf cricket ground in Dublin, Ireland, yesterday.

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Nepal PM Dahal resigns

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal yesterday announced his resignation, in keeping with his agreement with the Nepali Congress, which had propped up his coalition government since last August.


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ICC Qatar concludes Arbitration Series with seminar on enforcement of arbitral awards

The International Chamber of Commerce Qatar (ICC Qatar) has concluded its Arbitration Series for the first half of 2017 with the sixth and final seminar held on Monday.

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IBQ bags several awards at Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2017

International Bank of Qatar (IBQ) has received several awards during the Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2017 held recently in Dubai.

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Draghi’s lieutenants spar as ECB braces for exit strategy debate

Mario Draghi’s right-hand man and left-hand man may have some differences to sort out. Peter Praet and Benoit Coeure, arguably the two most influential members of the European Central Bank after the president, have struck contrasting tones about how to communicate the institution’s intentions.

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‘BoJ needs to coordinate fiscal plan to lift inflation’

Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said yesterday the Bank of Japan may need to coordinate a new fiscal spending plan with the government, allowing for inflation to accelerate above its 2% target without worsening the debt burden.

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China’s Geely to buy 49.9% of Malaysian firm Proton

Geely, the owner of Sweden’s Volvo Car Group, yesterday said it would buy 49.9% of struggling Malaysian carmaker Proton from conglomerate DRB-HICOM Bhd, marking the Chinese automaker’s first push into Southeast Asia.

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Moody’s downgrades China credit ratings on rising debt

Moody’s cuts rating by one notch to A1, outlook stable; Moody’s says reforms won’t prevent rise in economy-wide debt; China growth to slow to close to 5%; China says Moody’s over-estimates risks, methodology inappropriate; Shanghai stocks down 1%, offshore yuan briefly dips

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