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The Indian embassy will hold an Open...

PM holds talks with Kuwaiti leaders

The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah met...

Ooredoo app introduces new passport features for roaming customers

Ooredoo has announced that the new passport companion feature is now...

Four streets in Industrial Area to be closed for 24 hours

Streets 658, 656, 654, and 660 of the Doha Industrial Area will be...

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Schools find ways to ease students’ burden of carrying heavy bags

A number of schools in Doha are trying to come up with measures to...

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Footwear brand Dune Men’s 2016 autumn/winter collection unveiled

Footwear brand Dune Men’s has brought together a collection for...


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Iraq asks Saudi Arabia to replace Saudi ambassador

Iraq's foreign ministry has asked Saudi Arabia to replace its...

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Turkish army pounds north Syria, monitor says 35 civilians killed

A group monitoring the Syrian war said Turkish air strikes and...

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In Egypt, ecstatic pilgrims start journey to Makkah

Pilgrims have been saying their farewells at Cairo airport before...

Syrian rescue workers search for victims through the rubble of a building destroyed during a reporte

Barrel bombs kill at least 15 civilians in Syria's Aleppo

At least 15 civilians were killed in a barrel bomb attack on a...


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Pope Francis mulls visit as survivors dig in

Pope Francis said yesterday that he wanted to visit some of the Italian villages devastated by this week’s earthquake, as survivors and rescue workers dug in for the long haul with colder weather approaching.

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Search crew ‘find’ more bodies under the rubble

Rescuers believe they have found more bodies buried deep in the rubble of the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 290 people.

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‘Abduction’ may have been boy being scolded

Police probing the suspected kidnapping of a young boy in Surrey are investigating whether the child was being told off by his own parents.


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Qatargas region’s first to win ISO certificate for its security section

Qatargas’ security section has achieved ‘ISO 28000’ accreditation for its operations in Ras Laffan Industrial City and Doha Head Office, making it the first entity in the region to receive UK certification.

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Qatar, S Africa eye cooperation in transportation projects

South Africa has lauded Qatar’s transportation-related projects, particularly the new Hamad Port, which, according to ambassador Saad Cachalia, is expected to boost bilateral relations between the two countries.

Dr R Seetharaman is Group CEO of Doha Bank. The views expressed are his own.

Fed’s monetary tightening should weigh global growth certainties

We have seen the Fed chair Janet Yellen telling a global monetary policy conference at Jackson Hole that that the case for a rate increase had grown stronger, .....

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KNPC signs MoU with GORD on steps to address environmental issues

Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD) to take significant steps in the areas of environmental issues and green buildings.

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Petronas’ Canada gas plan buoyed by aboriginal vote

Petroliam Nasional’s proposed C$11bn ($8.5bn) liquefied natural gas export plant in Canada is getting a boost as an aboriginal community signals openness to the project amid speculation that the location may be changed.

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SNB’s Maechler currently sees no scope to lift negative rates

The Swiss National Bank remains committed to negative interest rates and currently sees no opportunity to lift the policy, governing board member Andrea Maechler told Swiss newspaper Sonntagsblick.

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