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A number of Qatari watch connoisseurs...

Alfardan Jewellery set to offer more choices for women

Alfardan Jewellery, one of the main participants at the ongoing Doha...

Diamond trader on a mission to change customer perceptions

Up and coming diamond merchant from Antwerp, Siddhant Rakyan is on a...

Visitors embrace the celebrity glamour of Studio Harcourt

Studio Harcourt, the world-famous photographers who have told the...

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Authenticity defines Valentina Callegher DiGo

If it is 100% fine Italian jewellery, it must be Valentina Callegher...

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Portuguese designer makes an impact with Qatar-specific pieces

Portuguese jeweller and designer Maria Joao Bahia, who made her debut...


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Bargain hunt!

Vendors show their goods to tourists in a popular tourist area named...

Yemen rebels Fires rockets at Saudi Military Positions in Najran.

Yemen rebel rocket kills policeman on Saudi border

Rocket fire by Yemeni rebels killed a policeman and wounded a...

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Only 100 militants ‘remain in IS-held battleground’

Turkey said yesterday fewer than 100 militants were still holed up in...

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Civilians start fleeing homes after west Mosul offensive begins

A few hundred civilians have fled their homes in the outskirts of...


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Carnival revellers celebrate the start of the festival yesterday in Duesseldorf, western Germany.

Amid heightened security, Germany kicks off carnival

Revellers in costume and wigs kicked off six days of merriment yesterday with Weiberfastnacht or “women’s carnival”, traditionally the day when women take over town halls and symbolically “castrate” men by cutting off their ties.

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Youths riot at Paris rally against police brutality

French police fired tear gas yesterday at youths who hurled projectiles and vandalised property on the fringes of a student demonstration against the alleged rape of a young black man by police using a baton.

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Hasina backs new sports village in fitness drive

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said yesterday a modern high-standard sports village will be built in the vicinity of the Padma River near Padma Bridge with necessary facilities for all kinds of sports, competitions and trainings.


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QCB to track US rates as BMI sees another 0.25% hike in Qatar this year

The Qatar Central Bank will continue tracking the US Federal Reserve in its tightening cycle over the coming quarters, given the riyal’s dollar peg, BMI Research said and noted it expect another 25 basis points (0.25%) hike in the QCB’s policy rate to 5% this year.

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Exxon caves to oil crash with historic global reserves cut

Exxon Mobil Corp disclosed the deepest reserves cut in its modern history as prolonged routs in oil and natural gas markets erased the value of a $16bn oil-sands investment and other North American assets.

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Ex-IMF chief Rato handed 4.5 years in jail for embezzlement

Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato was handed a jail sentence of four years and six months yesterday for misusing funds when he was the boss of two Spanish banks.

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Brexit will be ‘costly’ for UK: Austrian chancellor

The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will be expensive for Britain, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said, adding further pressure on the UK government as Theresa May gears up for Brexit negotiations.

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Brussels Airport is getting ready for sale

Brussels Airport is being prepared for a potential sale as one of its owners is planning an exit from Belgium’s main hub, according to several people close to the matter.

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German budget surplus soars as economy motors ahead

Germany’s economy is in full swing, the government said yesterday, a state of affairs that also led to a record 2016 budget surplus likely to irritate much of the rest of the European Union and play directly into election politics.

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