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His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin...

Al Jazeera deplores call for closure

Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera said yesterday any move to shut it...

Demands ‘neither reasonable nor actionable’

A list of demands issued by Saudi Arabia and its allies to end the...

Emir to receive Eid well-wishers

E-visa platform for tourist applications...

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QC completes two projects in Gaza

Qatar Charity (QC) has completed two projects aimed at providing aid...

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UN offers to help resolve crisis

The United Nations yesterday offered to step in to help resolve a...


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Solar solution brings water to besieged Douma town

Solar panels on wheels make for a strange sight on the streets of...

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Iraqi forces advance on militants’ stronghold

US-backed Iraqi forces yesterday began a push towards the mosque in...

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Germany delays decision on Israeli drones, approves warships

The German parliament's budget committee on Wednesday postponed a...

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Egypt delivers fuel to ease Gaza electricity crisis

Egypt began on Wednesday to deliver a million litres of fuel to Gaza,...


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Colombia's ELN rebels free two kidnapped Dutch reporters

Rebels with Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) group have freed two Dutch journalists snatched days ago in the country's northeast, officials said Saturday.

Sri Lankan patients wait for treatment at an empty government hospital in Colombo

Tens of thousands stranded by Sri Lanka doctors' strike

Tens of thousands of patients have been left in the lurch by a doctor-led strike at Sri Lanka's state-run hospitals, a consumer rights group said Saturday.

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Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive

Germany was bracing for panda mania as furry ambassadors arrive from China on Saturday, destined for a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo.


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Europe markets stumble on poor economic data

Europe’s main stock markets and Wall Street stumbled yesterday on disappointing economic data heading into the weekend while London marked a year since Brexit with another pale session.

EU

EU leaders seek unity on post-Trump trade dangers

EU leaders tackle the thorny topic of globalisation at a summit yesterday with deep divisions between proponents of free markets and others seeking more protections, most notably France

BIG

Big Oil turns to big data to save big money on drilling

In today’s US shale fields, tiny sensors attached to production gear harvest data on everything from pumping pressure to the heat and rotational speed of drill bits boring into the rocky earth.

FOREIGNERS

Foreigners make $27bn blunder in missing Japan equity rally

As the Nikkei 225 Stock Average rises towards its highest level in more than two decades, one group of investors has surprisingly missed out.

EMERGING

Emerging assets remain positive

Chinese mainland shares rose nearly 1% yesterday, enjoying their best week since November after MSCI’s decision to include them in its benchmark index, whilst South Africa’s rand firmed after parliament backed the central bank’s independence.

SENSEX

Sensex falls; rupee strengthens

The Indian markets took to consolidation mode as the benchmark BSE Sensex gave up early gains to end 153 points lower at 31,138.21 yesterday while the broader Nifty cracked below the 9,600-mark on profit booking, particularly in auto and banking sector stocks. ahead of GST rollout.

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