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Qatar
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Qatar University (QU) Sports and...

Young Qataris complete leadership programme

Commercial Bank has said that 30 Qatari nationals aged 16 to 19 have...

Ambulance Service launches new major incident response vehicles

Hamad Medical Corporation’s ( HMC) Ambulance Service (HMCAS)...

Leaders greet British queen, New Zealand governor-general

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, HH the Deputy Emir...

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Bodies of maids repatriated

The bodies of three Indian housemaids who were killed in two...

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QC to implement relief projects for refugees

Qatar Charity (QC) has signed five agreements with the Islamic Dawa...


Region
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Israel mulling twin gas pipelines to Turkey, Greece: energy minister

Israel is looking to exploit its substantial natural gas reserves...

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UAE says it’s ready to send ground troops to Syria

The United Arab Emirates said it was ready to send ground troops to...

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Thousands of Syrians brave cold, rain at Turkish border

Thousands of Syrians were braving cold and rain at the Turkish border...

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Kerry ‘in talks on ceasefire in Syrian civil war’

Talks are now under way about a ceasefire and humanitarian access for...


International
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Bosnians protest against hijab ban in judiciary

Some 2,000 people, mostly women, protested on Sunday in downtown Sarajevo against a recent ban on wearing a hijab headscarf in the majority Muslim country's judicial institutions.

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Fire kills 10 in southern Pakistan: police

A fire started by a falling oil lamp engulfed several huts in a Pakistan fishing village and killed 10 people including women and children early Sunday, police said.

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Australia pledges aid to help Tonga, Pacific with Zika

Australia pledged up to A$500,000 ($354,000) in aid for its Pacific island neighbours to help combat the spread of the Zika virus after an outbreak in Tonga last week raised concern in the region.


Business
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QSE lost 63 points on foreign selling pressure

Qatar Stock Exchange opened the week weak and its key index lost 63 points mainly due to selling pressure from foreign institutions.

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China forex reserves fall almost $100bn in January

China's foreign exchange reserves have fallen to their lowest level in more than three years, the central bank said, as Beijing sells dollars to stop the yuan from depreciating further.

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Weekly Market Report

The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index gained 411.61 points, or 4.44%, during the week to close at 9,683.62.

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‘Toyota still has time to escape Apple trap’

Toyota should be cruising in the fast lane of global automakers right now.

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Qatar’s economy to be ‘sustainable in long-term’, says Doha Bank CEO

Qatar’s economy will be sustainable in the long-term despite “short-term challenges,” Doha Bank CEO Dr R Seetharaman has said.

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Qatar’s outlook remains positive despite falling oil prices

The year 2016 has not started well for global markets, with all major indices recording declines since the end of 2015 including the S&P 500 ...


Sport
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Real Madrid thrashed PSG 4-0 in the Al Kass International Cup...

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Local football fans descended upon the Aspire Zone on Friday for an...

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Red Bull Salzburg emerged triumphant against Celtic in the final...

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