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HE the Minister of State for Foreign...

Culture minister holds meetings in Istanbul

HE the Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser...

CRA offers tips to avoid roaming bill shocks

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has suggested tips for...

Qatar’s envoy to Croatia presents credentials

The Head of Diplomatic Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign and...

HBKU

HBKU student joins summer course at The Hague Academy

Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s College of Law and Public Policy...

Riyal

Surge in remittance outflow seen after strong dollar

Month-on-month there was an almost 15% to 20% increase in remittance...


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Japan

Japanese emperor expresses World War II 'remorse'

The carefully choreographed annual ceremony is the last Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko will attend before the emperor abdicates in April.

GULF TIMES

Youths in Swedish towns torch scores of vehicles

Youths torched and vandalised scores of cars in the Swedish city of Gothenburg and surrounding towns, with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven saying yesterday that the disturbances looked organised “almost like a military operation”.

GULF TIMES

More than 30 feared dead in Italian bridge collapse

Firefighters searched into the night yesterday for survivors and bodies amid the rubble of a motorway bridge that collapsed in the morning in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing at least 22.


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Palestinian mail blocked by Israel for years finally arrives

Palestinian postal service employees are working overtime to sort...

Old City

War takes a heavy toll on Old City

Yemen’s three-year war has taken a heavy toll on Sanaa’s historic Old...

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No war, no talks with US: Khamenei

Iran’s supreme leader said yesterday there would be neither war nor...

Samir Mubaideen (left), Jordan’s interior minister,

Militants who attacked police are IS supporters: Jordan

Militants behind an attack on Jordanian police supported Islamic...


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Erdogan: Turkey will boycott US electronics; lira steadies

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday Turkey would boycott electronic products from the US, retaliating in a row with Washington that helped drive the lira to record lows.

TURKEY

Turkey banks get respite on liquidity moves, policy calls

Turkish policy makers’ steps to support the financial system helped bolster investor confidence and gave the nation’s financial sector a much-needed breather yesterday.

ISLAMIC

Islamic finance well received in Morocco after last year’s launch

Islamic finance and banking are on a rapid growth pattern in Morocco, only shortly after the country’s central bank, Bank Al-Maghrib, finally and after several delays in July 2017 officially introduced a comprehensive regulatory framework for what it calls “participation banking” in the north Africa

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China revs up spending plan as economy cools

China’s domestic demand slowing further; little impact from US trade war yet but tougher measures loom; China growth-boosting moves will take time to kick in

UK

UK jobless rate falls to new 43-year low, but pay growth weakens

Unemployment rate falls to 4.0%, lowest since 1975; number of EU nationals working in UK falls at record pace; annual productivity growth highest since late 2016; annual pay growth slows to 2.4%; zero-hours contracts fall to lowest since 2015

CANADA

Canada’s biggest builder faces ‘new level of risk’ in govt’s feud with Saudi

Canada’s diplomatic clash with Saudi Arabia is threatening a key pillar of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc’s growth plan.

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